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I have a 1992 Escort LX 1.9L. I resently installed a stereo system in my car. All I'm waiting on is my amplifyer. I went ahead and put the wiring for the amp to hook up to my subs in my car... Come to find out my cars battery keeps losing power when I turn off my car and let it sit. What's wrong with this and what can I do. I believe it may be a bad connection at the head unit?? Well, just let me know and thanks for all your advise!! Ryan
 

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Well make sure all the wires are where they are supposed to be and the red and yellow dont touch. thats about all i could think of, and if your thinking about the amp wires, disconnect the fuse by the battery, and it HAS TO BE BY the battery or weird things happen.
 

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Could be some frayed wire or something. Where did you run the wires? some people take shortcuts when the do it and there can be problems. Check and make sure that all of the wires are ok. Also, get your amp installed with the remote wire to it and see if that fixes the problem. It could also be a conincidence that this happens. Your alternator may have a problem.
 

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Sounds like a short off the "always hot" wire. Can't remember the colour of that one.

The insulation may be worn away and it's shorting to the bracket behind the head unit.

Alternatively, there may be an internal short in the head unit. I had a marine VHF radio with an internal short once - only drew 4 mA but it would kill the battery over time. Took forever to find. Had to junk the radio.
 

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Well nothing is hooked up!! The power wire isn't connected to the battery, the rc cables are hooked to the radio, but not to the amp, and the remote wire is hooked up to the head unit and not to the amp!! I ran the power and remote wire together because they are power wires. I ran the rc cables on the opposite side to stop distortion and motor sounds!! A little better discription!! Thanks!! Ryan
 
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