I'm in need of a bit of assistance. I'll try to make a long story as short as possible. I bought a used car in NY and the owner was protective of it in installing security features. There was an aftermarket alarm system drawing power from one of the cylinders to misfire. Went to the dealership to get it cut. Misfire stops. Fast forward 2 months. My battery died and got jump started. Worked fine for two weeks. Died again. Jump started. Anyone would think it's a dead battery, right? Got it tested; it performs better than perfect @ something like 659 cold cranking amps. I got left with another surprise. When my mechanic was checking the battery, he saw the fuse box as well, which is a huge concern to me right now. It seems as though everything is electrical taped. I don't know if it's for organization or if they were messing around too much. Mechanic said it looked like a backyard job. The catcher: there's a resistor connected somewhere, which I nor he could explain. Attached a picture, just below the center is the resistor. My car has been acting fine for the last couple weeks but I'm wondering if these are any tell tale signs of unnecessary power draw or if massive electrical work will need to be (or should be) done? TIA. Fixed but of course, now there's another issue. Check most recent post here.