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Old 01-18-2018, 04:12 PM   #41
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So. Stupid question, how can I tell if my focus has the BMS and smart charging system that needs to be reset? Is there something I should be looking for like a sensor somewhere or is a different type of battery than a standard led acid battery? I've got 2 Foci (13' & 14') both will need batteries before the heat of the summer. Thanks for any assistance!
Both your 2013 and 2014 MK3 have the smart charging system. The US models have conventional lead acid batteries.
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:36 PM   #42
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OK folks thanks for the update.
QC Goose....can you post the link as to which ScanTool you purchased?

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https://www.scantool.net/obdlink-sx/...Pl4hoCJR7w_wcB
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Anyone know of a Android version of something similar to reset the BMS with a bluetooth ODB2 and Android phone.

I don't have a laptop. :(
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Old 09-23-2018, 07:34 AM   #44
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Both your 2013 and 2014 MK3 have the smart charging system. The US models have conventional lead acid batteries.

the 2012 model has it too.
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So. Stupid question, how can I tell if my focus has the BMS and smart charging system that needs to be reset? Is there something I should be looking for like a sensor somewhere or is a different type of battery than a standard led acid battery? I've got 2 Foci (13' & 14') both will need batteries before the heat of the summer. Thanks for any assistance!

the first clue will be when you get that msg saying you battery is low to see manual. manual just tells you to replace it i thank. but then you replace it and it still tells you the same thing and one week later still says it and then you start to get annoyed by it because it wont let you use the radio or power ports for no more then 2 minutes. with out the key on.
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the 2012 model has it too.
Correct but I was addressing the forum member who asked and he owns a 2013 and 2014 MK3.
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Correct but I was addressing the forum member who asked and he owns a 2013 and 2014 MK3.
yeah i seen it had that after i said that ? i just woke up at the time lol
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Hello,

Just wanted to mention that the bbfly-bf32302 found here works with FORScan. I was able to reset my battery monitoring system with it.
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For a reset of the BMS:
1. Switch on ignition (do not start engine)
2. Switch on dipped beam
3. Press 5x the rear fog light button (do not switch 5x on and off the rear fog light)
4. Press 3x hazard lights button (do not switch 3x on and off hazard lights)
5. Then the battery symbol in the speedometer should flash 3x quickly.
If it does not flash immediately, wait 20 seconds.
Can someone confirm that this method posted by Bud Bundy is working?
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Can someone confirm that this method posted by Bud Bundy is working?
How would someone even confirm? There's no way to really tell when the BMS was reset.
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