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Ford Focus Dashboard Light Staying On All Night!!!


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I own a 2009 Ford Focus 1.6tdci and have just installed an aftermarket stereo so that I can play music via bluetooth from my phone. 

I have just now noticed that the dashboard light stays on all night and I am worried this will drain the battery. I am not sure if the dashboard light use to stay on all night before I fitted the new stereo but after researching online, it seems like the light is meant to turn off by itself within 1 hour maximum. 

I am wondering if it's the stereo that is causing this issue and if so, how can I check this and hopefully sort out? Also, will the dashboard light drain the battery if it stays on throughout the night as the last thing I need is a flat battery(?) as I use my car to commute to work every day. 

Any help would be much appreciated!



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You need to unplug the original Bluetooth module (behind the glovebox) when fitting an aftermarket head unit. It's a little fiddly to get to the plug but doable. Like you say it will drain the battery if you leave it sat long enough.

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