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Hi guys new to the forum and I’m not sure if this topic has come up before but I’m just gonna shoot anyway,I have recently purchased a focus st line 2017 and when I originally plugged my dash cam and phone charger in when I got out the car it all went off but since having a brake light bulb put in yesterday I have noticed it staying on even after I have locked the car and come back an hour later,checked the bulb it’s the right one and working correctly so please anyone got any ideas thank you
 

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Hi guys new to the forum and I’m not sure if this topic has come up before but I’m just gonna shoot anyway,I have recently purchased a focus st line 2017 and when I originally plugged my dash cam and phone charger in when I got out the car it all went off but since having a brake light bulb put in yesterday I have noticed it staying on even after I have locked the car and come back an hour later,checked the bulb it’s the right one and working correctly so please anyone got any ideas thank you
The dash cam or the brake light is staying on?
12V outlets in every Ford I've ever owned are always on. From my 85 Cougar XR-7, my two 97 Thunderbirds, and my 2013 Focus, even my wife's 21 Bronco Sport.

So dash cam should stay on by design. Unplug if you're not using parking mode or it will drain battery.

If the brake bulb is staying on, that's interesting. Did you use a LED or Incandescent? Could try flipping the bulb in case polarity is off.
 

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The dash cam or the brake light is staying on?
12V outlets in every Ford I've ever owned are always on. From my 85 Cougar XR-7, my two 97 Thunderbirds, and my 2013 Focus, even my wife's 21 Bronco Sport.

So dash cam should stay on by design. Unplug if you're not using parking mode or it will drain battery.

If the brake bulb is staying on, that's interesting. Did you use a LED or Incandescent? Could try flipping the bulb in case polarity is off.
Not the brake light staying on it’s the auxiliary but I’m sure it wasn’t doing that before it always used to go off lol thanks anyway
 

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Not the brake light staying on it’s the auxiliary but I’m sure it wasn’t doing that before it always used to go off lol thanks anyway
Again, every single Ford I have ever owned has retained 12V power at all times. The only one I'm not sure about is the 1985 1/2 Ford Escort I had, but I don't recall ever plugging anything into the 12v at the time as it was 1993 and I never needed it then.
 

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My experience is similar to the OP.

I have my dash cam plugged into the console 12V outlet of my 15Ti. It powers down about three minutes after I lock the car up and comes back on as soon as I open the door to get back into it.

It has made it very convenient to not have to unplug or turn off my dash cam every time I drive.
 

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FYI Ford has been largely using brake and taillight bulbs that have no polarity for many years now. They pretty much plug in either way.
 

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My experience is similar to the OP.

I have my dash cam plugged into the console 12V outlet of my 15Ti. It powers down about three minutes after I lock the car up and comes back on as soon as I open the door to get back into it.

It has made it very convenient to not have to unplug or turn off my dash cam every time I drive.
This - The 12v outlets in the newer Fords are not constant 12v. They are delayed/switched 12v.

OP - Try a reset, unplug battery negative for 30min and see if that solves it.
 
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