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  1. Parasitic Drain?

    Hi any one got any advice for what to replace radio with? Been quoted 70 quid for a replacement 6000CD Darren
  2. Parasitic Drain?

    Thanks JW1982 The radio in the car is the Ford 6000CD model Thanks Darren
  3. Parasitic Drain?

    Hi all Sorry I've not replied sooner but have been away with work, anyhow thanks to the above and some good fortune I have narrowed the problem down to the radio. Basically after disconnecting the battery if I do not enter the radio code and use car as usual with no radio then the battery drain is not there. So I have been using the car with no radio for the past couple of weeks and all good. However I quite like been able to listen to the radio so want to fix the issue, what do you guys think Is it a case of just replacing the radio Or is the root problem with the computer not shutting down the radio so a new one would be the same Any one got any advice, also if a new radio can anyone recommend one. Darren
  4. Parasitic Drain?

    Hi peter Should the car be "awake" when the multimeter is connected, ie should the interior light come on when I open the door, or should the odo unit light when the multimeter is connected as if the battery is connected as usual or should it be acting as if the battery is disconnected? In my case it appears to be working in the latter The multi meter does have 4 connections I am using the COM and the 10A sockets and setting to 20ma/10a on the DC Darren
  5. Parasitic Drain?

    Thanks both, Car does not have Bluetooth or voice control, Is the CANbus the square unit in the centre console with the odo etc on it? Is there an easy was of disconnecting it? I was trying this method http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-electrical-problems?start=3#ParasiticDrawTesting But I am not getting any reading on the multimeter? I disconnect the battery to put the multimeter in the circuit but that turns everything off and when I put the multimeter in no amps are measuring? Am I missing something
  6. Parasitic Drain?

    Hi I have a 2010 ford focus, when left overnight the battery is draining to a point that the car will not start. Tested the battery and that is fine in its self and is charging fine when the car is running. Therefore something is drawing power when car is shutdown. The car is original with no mods. Have tried testing for a current by connecting a multimeter in line with the negative batt post and lead, but got no readings, expected some? As the intention was to then pull out fuses, Can anyone advise if I am doing this correctly? Steps I took were Disconnect negative lead Connect black multimeter lead to battery post Connect red multimeter lead to battery lead Setting on multimeter was 10a DC Anyone with any directions or advice appreciated Darren