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|10-09-2014 02:23 AM|
beyond_theft just bumped this 8/24/14 with "I've got the same problem" post.
Always messes up the reading when that happens...
|10-07-2014 11:56 PM|
|kanarrjl||You do realize that the guy that you were replying to posted that in 2013 right?|
|10-07-2014 07:33 PM|
|10-07-2014 06:28 PM|
|kanarrjl||Here is a good video of the draw test. What is the reason that you are suggesting the test though? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF1gijj03_0|
|10-06-2014 10:55 PM|
|firebirdude||Use a multimeter and google how to do a parasitic draw test. Pull fuses one by one until your drain stops. Then you've isolated the problem to one small circuit. Should be pretty obvious from there.|
|10-06-2014 08:47 PM|
|Focus Fixer Too||I have a 2001 Focus wagon, and frequently the radio just goes dead! Then sometime later it come back on again. How do I get the radio out of the instrument panel? I think the post above about a new ground wire might be the answer, but I don't know how to get at the radio....|
|08-25-2014 02:10 PM|
Run a new grounding wire 12-14ga from the deck straight to the drivers side kick panel behind the plastic trim. Drill a hole in the flat metal, use some sandpaper to sand the spot to bare metal, then use a star washer, a ring terminal and a metal screw to attach it with. Cover with dielectric grease and you will have a solid ground.
|08-24-2014 06:00 PM|
|beyond_theft||I have this problem now too i jsut intalled a HU and amp but when i accelerate over 3 km the radio turns off but when istop itll turn back on (2002 ford focus ztw)|
|02-02-2013 05:14 PM|
after getting a test at advanced auto, there was an alternator problem. I replaced the alternator and got it retested. The new alternator is perfect but appearently there is a power drain.
I do not know much about drain tests, but it read 20.67A. I figured I would start with checking grounds.
Does anyone know where the ground for the radio actually goes to on the car?
|02-01-2013 09:59 PM|
Replaced the alternator after getting it tested at Advanced. When I reconnected the battery I noticed it was corroded, so much that the car was actually having electrical problems (wouldn't start and lights were dim). I have cleaned the terminals. I also but a new tensioner on the serpentine belt but still having problems with the radio. I have been getting shocked a lot by the door jam getting out of the car. Given it is winter and you tend to get shocked more in the dry air, but could it possibly be a ground?
Any help is appreciated!
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