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Our '05 Town And County appears to have a drain on the battery. We have had the battery, charging system, and starting system check, all passed. If we do not start the vehicle for a full day, there is just enough of a drain to cause it to not start. Battery will still ready ~11.90 volts. Testing across the leads in the fuse box, it appears the power seats are drawing ~26mA while the vehicle is off, and the seat switch is not activated. Is this normal, or could this be my culprit? Thanks for any help.

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Hi Jason,
35 milliamps is within the high side 'typical' or normal ignition off draw. I doubt that 26mA  power seat alone is what is running down your battery. What is the total off-draw as measured by putting the ammeter between the - post and the - post clamp of the battery?
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