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Ford 6000CD Radio fault may be draining 1000s of batteries


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I have tested 3 Ford 6000CD radios at random. They are each taking 0.5A when the radio is in the OFF condition. These radios should only take a few milliamps when switched off. I am a Chartered Electronic Radio Engineer and have discovered that the internal radio micro should be sending a voltage condition to the audio/power control chip to switch the set into Standby but instead, a faulty component between the micro and power control chip is setting the radio to Mute mode. When the radio is turned on it operates normally so users would never know the problem and may think their failing battery is simply old. Replacing the car battery obviously disguises the problem. This problem was discovered on 2004 Focus but these radios are fitted across the range. How many of these radios are doing this. It could be tens of 1000s. I would be interested to get responses.



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A car service in Ukraine seems to have diagnosed this problem on my 2008 Ford Fiesta - of course, after replacing the battery, then the starter and still encountering problems when trying to start the car after staying idle for a few days. I wonder what is the faulty micro chip and can it be replaced.?

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I have this problem, intermittently, on my 58 plate Focus.

Removing fuse 112 kills power to the audio section and the battery is fine for days, but with the fuse in place the battery flattens, even with the radio turned off. Problem is buying a replacement head (8M5T-18C815-AB) from eBay or similar doesn’t guarantee it won’t have the same issue.

I don’t want to spend upwards of £120 for an upgraded Android head as I don’t use the cd and only have the radio on occasionally.

Pity there isn’t a bog standard radio that could replace the thing!

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