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Old 11-18-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
jenntek
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Battery Drain - Sony System

Hi All - Quite new here to the forum.

I've owned my '05 ST for quite a few years now. Pretty reliable I must say.
There once was an issue with my battery draining. I'd say it was quite annoying.
(Good thing I have my ole reliable '91 Ranger as a back up)

I did some searching a few years ago, and discovered that the Sony Sub Woofer in the trunk was the culprit of the draining battery issue.

I disconnected the plug from the sub woofer amp.
That... solved my problem. I never tried to investigate it further.
I can live without it. Maybe there is a bad diode in the unit?
Seems like I'm not the only one that has/had this problem.

Disconnecting this did not effect my cars performance... The radio, CD player etc all still works just fine through the 4 Sony speakers.

Boy - That WAS annoying when I think about it...

I have over 180k miles on my car. Not bad for an '05

Simple maintenance and listening to the car is what keeps it going.
I purchased an OBD-II code reader (little orange one) for troubleshooting.
Its handy - cheap - and a wonderful tool to have - Not just for Fords, but, for any vehicle. I also have the ODB-I for older vehicles.

Things I've replaced:

Brakes
Rotors
Oil / Oil Filter - often
Air Cleaner (Replaced with CAI Cleanable Filter- SWEET!)
Bushings
Head Light Lamp (Drivers side one time)
Tires
Um, that's about it...


Oh, and I was racing once up a mountain and the connecting rod bearing went... I just replaced the whole engine...

Oh, and then, there was that time last year when I was a bit angry and had the music up too loud? and forgot to shift from 3rd to 4th... and did the same thing... so... I've replaced the engine twice...
Yes... Road Rage Red is the color I call it road rage red anyway. LoL
I'm happy as long as no one is in front of me... LoL!



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