Fuse #12? Are you sure that's the number? My 2002 wiring diagram shows only 9 smaller, blade-type fuses in the engine compartment fuse box. Is it one of the small fuses, or one of the larger, slow blow fuses?if I remove fuse #12 from the engine compartment, the light goes out.
While I can't verify it on the wiring diagrams, that fuse probably provides the "always on" power to those devices. Both the clock and the interior lights (for example the ceiling light) continue to work when the key is out. The clock display might go off, but it's still keeping time.The thing that has me stumped is why the radio is off when that fuse is labeled only for interior lights and clock?
Ouch! At that rate, a fully charged battery would be run down overnight. How have you kept using the car for the past few years?About 3.5 amps