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Old 06-27-2017, 06:05 PM   #11
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Very odd, I will check identifix tomorrow.

Can't change the battery without resetting the computer, wtf Ford?
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The car must sit for a long time to introduce the new battery to the PCM but there may be software there that sets when the Ford new battery procedure is not followed, Wouldn't be surprised at that at all. The effort to force users to go to them alone and growing. Gonna see a LOT more of that crap.

A normal plain jane low dog radio pulls 1000th the power of like HVAC and the cars run radio forever with engine off but the ones they use now with super amps and big power hogs use much more power than a plain jane one ever did. You can't power up a small town without the engine running.
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:24 PM   #13
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No TSB or anyone reporting this problem, just running all that while the engine is off will lower a battery significantly
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My personal experience with my 2013 is that when the battery gets close to being marginal, the car will shut down. My battery (OEM) tested ok by normal standards, with charging system output within the normal range, however, though it would start the vehicle okay, the car would over time slowly decrease the time the radio would be on without the car running.

Replacing the battery with a new one ( less than a month old from its manufacturing date) corrected the issue. Now the radio will play the full one hour before shutting down.

Don't forget that you need to reset the charging system/computer with a scan program, otherwise the battery may never get back to a full charge. A half way decent consumer scan tool will reset the battery/charging system monitor without any problem. Just don't expect those sub $100 USD scanners to this. Just letting you know, a car nut.
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I hate newer cars, I can run my radio(loudly) with a subwoofer for an hour on my lunch break, put windows down then back up, leave my phone plugged in for a couple hours and itll still be over 12 volts at the ens of the day and starts perfectly normal. I'm going to keep this SVT till I literally can't fix it anymore
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X2. The need for a dealer now just to change a battery because of all the designed things that fault due to engineers doing that stuff on purpose should have people looking hard at what brand of car they buy...................

I don't think people are going to do that much though, the state of things in the country now pretty much indicates people don't really look out ahead much for themselves at all.
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As my lab instructor said, some people know how to put gas in their car, very few know how to drive, and almost none know anything about their car. People don't think like we do about buying cars, they just care about driving it then get very annoyed when they are smacked with a huge bill from a dealership
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I have met the enemy..................and he is me.

No one says all people have to be like us, BUT you'd think they would at least light up a synapse or two in their own best interest.

Not much danger of that happening at all............
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Values are all normal, charging system is good and battery is good. I hope you understand heat/ac will do nothing but blow outside air into your car, engine has to be running for both of these to work. If you really are using them with your engine off, I would assume this means they key has to be in the on position, which would also make your automatic headlights come on. In other words what is happening is normal, the car is idiot proofed to shut anything off that it doesn't need to run once voltage gets low enough. Running blower motor/headlights/radio/PCM will drain a battery very quickly.
My Focus shuts the radio off after 90 seconds in the AUX position, even when EVERYTHING else is shut off. This is NOT normal.
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