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2001 996 Dead Battery

Electrical and Electronic

Vehicle Information: Year: 2001; Body Type: Convertible; Total Mileage: 10K;

In hindsight, I know my car has had an elecrical problem from the beginning as, when the saleman handed me the keys, he cautioned to drive it a while as the battery was low. My battery goes dead if the car isn't used for 4-5 days. There is a steady draw of 375-400 ma on the battery (with the trunk lamb bulb removed)which, to me appears excessive even with all the new fangled electronics like radio memory, alarm system, etc. My other 911 (71 911T) draws about 20ma which is basically the analog clock. As the backlight for the digital instruments remain on always, I was suspicious and removed the fuse (first on second row) which powers the instrument panel. The battery draw drops to a more standard 25 ma. I have taken the car to my dealer who insists nothing is wrong and offered to sell me a trickle charger for $150. Although I use a charger my older 911 now that it's retired as a daily driver, I'd rather not have to hook and unhook the charger everytime I use the car. I have been removing the fuse which is tiresome as I have to reset the clock every time I drive the car. Can you point me to any schematics which show the module or relay which is probably bad?

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