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Car did not have marker lights so I put on some aftermarket types. Battery drains to nothing in a matter of minutes with them. Has anyone used aftermarket marker lights that have worked on their 67/68?

Or do I need to go back to the original larger ones?

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Gotta be a bad battery. no way marker lights can drain it that fast.
 

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Or there's a straight short somewhere,

unwire the lights, and see if it does it still, then rewire it one at a time.

Gotta be a bad battery. no way marker lights can drain it that fast.
 

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Load test the battery after you give it a full charge (free service at local parts houses). You cannot trickle charge a gel-cel if you have one. Dumb question... do the lights stay on? If above two are eliminated as a problem set a meter to amps DC, pull positive batt terminal and put a lead on the batt post and the other to the cable and see if you have more than 0.07A draw. The most common and trickiest source of current draw in our cats is the trunk light. Make sure all courtesy lights are off while testing. Pull fuses one at a time and re-test to find drawing circuit.
 

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Fixed it - sort of

I originally had the lights wired into the old marker plug. I have now gone directly to the battery and a toggle switch. Works for now.
 
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