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05-24-2013 10:39 PM
quasireversible
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Originally Posted by Vanquished View Post
Well I brought it to the dealer to have them test the battery. They said it was fine so I guess I just have to live with it. Gotta say I'm pretty disappointed that battery drains after such a short time of listening to music...
If I remember correctly, the mk3 Focus uses a 96R. It's a pretty small battery, relatively. It really doesn't surprise me that it is drained fast.
05-24-2013 05:55 PM
sekazi I also run on battery when I arrive to work but usually for no more than 10 minutes. Today was about 5 minutes with the radio on a iPod via USB and volume set to 8.
Before = 11.8v
Ran from 12:10 pm to 12:28 pm in ACC mode with blowers at 4 and radio at 6. If it makes any difference it was FM HD.
Ran from 12:28 pm to 12:56 pm with everything off except the radio and it was set at 4. FM HD still
After = 11.4v

So I was on battery for 46 minutes and dropped 0.4v.
05-23-2013 08:55 PM
sekazi What I can do is tomorrow I will get the battery volts of mine. I use my car usually about 50 minutes a day in battery but tomorrow will be about 30 minutes since it is Friday. I will get the battery volts before and after. Then Monday I will do the same except with the car in ACC mode.
05-23-2013 09:19 AM
lewisra
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Originally Posted by Vanquished View Post
How do I get it back on then?
Tap the screen.
05-23-2013 09:12 AM
Vanquished
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Originally Posted by lewisra View Post
Try turning off the MFT display when you do this. Settings-Display off I think.
How do I get it back on then?
05-23-2013 08:32 AM
lewisra Try turning off the MFT display when you do this. Settings-Display off I think.
05-22-2013 05:04 PM
PratoN My car did this a few days ago as well. 15 minutes in the car (no HVAC or lights - just MFT and bluetooth on) and I got the low battery message.
05-22-2013 04:23 PM
Vanquished
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That seems strange to me. I listen to my stereo for a couple hours at a time fairly frequently and my battery is still strong. Granted, I don't have the Sony system and I don't have the key on with other accessories...
They say the My Ford Touch system uses "that much" power... I'm stunned too because I could have my previous car on battery for hours listening music as well. And though it didn't have the big touch screen it still had a premium sound system with a better/bigger sub woofer and I can only assume it was far less efficient than the Focus. 30 minutes of radio is just unacceptable, I use the radio while detailing my car a good detail is not completed in 30 minutes...

When I get my oil changed from the dealer I bought it from in 4k miles I'll tell them about the issue and see if they can replace the battery. Think the place I went to isn't the best dealership, they act like I'm annoying them when I have concerns about my car, as if they weren't getting paid by ford to perform the work...
05-22-2013 04:17 PM
TboneZX3 That seems strange to me. I listen to my stereo for a couple hours at a time fairly frequently and my battery is still strong. Granted, I don't have the Sony system and I don't have the key on with other accessories...
05-22-2013 04:00 PM
Vanquished Well I brought it to the dealer to have them test the battery. They said it was fine so I guess I just have to live with it. Gotta say I'm pretty disappointed that battery drains after such a short time of listening to music...
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