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#1 OFFLINE   empennage

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:35 PM

I have a 2010 Ford Edge.

 

This is the second time its had a dead battery. The first battery was just 2 years old and I replaced it when it died in the garage. This new battery only lasted 6 months. It appears that everything is "clean bright and tight". When I jump the car it runs fine and then starts fine. The car runs every day, it does not sit. What else could it be?









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#2 OFFLINE   thirdgenlxi

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:51 PM

Well there could be a current draw on the system, causing it to drain the battery..... only way to test that is to do a parasitic draw test and make sure the draw is less than 50mA. I've had all kinds of weird stuff cause draws.... radios, instrument clusters, modules, etc. If there is no draw you may just have a bad battery again.... I know it sounds weird but we've run into that multiple times where you just get a couple dud batteries. Same thing happened in my dads old Accord too

 

Is it going dead consistently every time?? Any accessories or add on's plugged into the car... chargers, GPS, stereo stuff, lights, etc??  I'm guessing it's just a battery.... they can do some weeeiiiird stuff, believe me, lol. Do you do a lot of short trips?



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:07 PM

I was thinking it must be something either putting a draw on the battery or a loose connection somewhere.

 

The car ran great yesterday, parked it in the garage overnight and today it has a low battery. I just tighted up and cleaned the battery connections and have the battery on charge, it initially took a 4 amp draw and then quickly went to 2 amps.

 

I've had several problems with the car including: Front wheel bearing went bad at 17,000 miles, back up sensor failed, drivers seat became loose, battery died.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:08 PM

Sorry also forgot, this battery was fine for the past 6 months..no problems at all.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:39 PM

I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I just woke up the other morning and tried to start my Edge and it was flat dead.  Jumped it and it started just fine.  I came home last night and started my parasitic draw test.  I was hovering around 750 mA current draw with the vehicle off and keys out of ignition.  Started pulling fuses and when I finally got to Fuse #5, it dropped to 30 mA.  Fuse #5 is listed as:

 

Keypad illumination, 2nd row seat, brake shift interlock

 

I looked at the following wiring diagram: http://www.revbase.c...adPdf?id=177393, but still can't figure out what could be drawing that much current.  

 

The only thing I can think of is an after market security system I had installed.  When the car is remote started, if I don't put the key in the ignition and press the brake the car shuts off, so somehow the system must be tied into the brake shit interlock system?  Anybody got any better suggestions of things to check?  Thanks.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:34 PM

More likely they tapped into that circuit for the alarm controller and the controller is drawing the current.  See if you can disconnect the controller without removing the fuse.  The brake sensor would just be a monitor anyway - it wouldn't be drawing current.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:44 PM

You guys are letting it sit undisturbed for a good 45 minutes to allow all the modules to "go to sleep" before condemning anything as causing a draw, right?? 



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 09:27 PM

I've have 2010 Ford Edge ,same problem since new ,about every 6 months ..sometimes 8 months ..just dead ...clicking ...nothing left on ..I've read a lot on this topic , 3rd battery ..this battery is almost a year old ,it's a 36 month ford battery ...jump it and its fine ...test fine ,Alt test fine..thinking it's the CD player stuck trying to eject once in awhile ,or we had a phone charger plugged in , I'm thinking maybe computer can not go into to sleep mode ....sometimes ...charger has been plugged in for months ,left plugged in ,not charging anything but charger does have small Led built in ..I know the led won't drain it ,but might cause the computer not to sleep..I have no remote start or par roof ...no after market anything ...

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 09:35 AM

Did you check the lights in the vanity mirrors in the sunvisors?  I've seen those stay on- my F150 will do it if the visor is flipped all the way forward towards the glass and the door for the mirror hangs open just enough for the light to come on.  Oddly enough, our 2010 Edge drained it's battery about a week ago.  Not sure what caused it either.  Charged it back up and all is good so far.  Will keep an eye on it though.


Edited by IWRBB, 21 October 2016 - 09:35 AM.


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 11:01 AM

Did you check the lights in the vanity mirrors in the sunvisors?  I've seen those stay on- my F150 will do it if the visor is flipped all the way forward towards the glass and the door for the mirror hangs open just enough for the light to come on.  Oddly enough, our 2010 Edge drained it's battery about a week ago.  Not sure what caused it either.  Charged it back up and all is good so far.  Will keep an eye on it though.




No I will check ..did you have anything plugged into the cigarette lighter ? Even if nothing was on it? Or has CD player been acting weird ,or not ejecting? Think we ruled out outside temperatures ,or bad battery as this is and has happened in warm climates and happened again yesterday to me 75 degrees outside ...I did have the phone charger plugged in ,but nothing on it ..I will check mirror ! Tks

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:35 PM

Nothing is plugged in, stereo is fine.  We were planning to drive it and just about fired it up the day before, but then took another vehicle- so maybe we left a door open or something?  I thought the lights automatically cutoff after a certain period of time though.



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 04:34 PM

pull the fuse on the radio/cd/head unit and see.



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Posted 23 October 2016 - 08:36 PM

Only happens once ..every 6-8 months ...dead battery ,jump it it's fine.....interior lights fine ...just drops enough not to start ..wonder if the alt can't keep up with all the gadgets.no problems for a week now ...or the vanity mirror ,or the cd ....sigh...

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 09:14 AM

Ok 1 week later battery dead again 36 month Ford battery under 2 years old ...cd changer shuffling ,running no key in ignition radio not even on

Edited by MrFord, 26 October 2016 - 09:19 AM.


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 09:26 AM

If the CD changer keeps shuffling/skipping on its' own, you will need to fix that issue before the battery issue goes away.  Usually means installation of a new/different head unit.



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Posted 26 October 2016 - 12:33 PM

I did a parasitic draw test , showed I was pulling 2.34 amps nothing on ! Went right to the Radio fuse ,Thankyou for suggestion! Tested Parisitic draw again dropped to 0.94 !
Didn't sound like it was stuck shuffling this time ..put radio fuse back in ,radio off,no shuffling sounds ,parasitic back up back to 2.34amps disconnected,again back to 0.78 is 0.78-0.94 normal or should I keep looking thanks for the radio tip!

I let meter stand 1 minute dropped from .078 to 0.20 !

Edited by MrFord, 26 October 2016 - 01:09 PM.


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 06:54 PM

Well ... A faulty BCM module comes to mind as a possibility also. 1 amp draw is still too high. Did you wait at least 1/2 hr or more after turning everything off to test? It takes modules some time to go to sleep.

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:24 PM

Waited 1 min after test and meter dropped to 0.20amp I will take your suggestion on the faulty BCM module and I'll leave parisitic draw on for 1/2 hour ...I have disconnected the raido and all is working ! wouldn't the BCM affect a lot of other stuff? Not just a radio,draw?
Thankyou for your help!

Edited by MrFord, 27 October 2016 - 12:35 PM.


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 04:30 PM

Test 1/2 hr after everything is turned off and all plugin electronics are disconnected.  If the parasitic draw is still 1 AMP and you don't see any obvious issues like the CD clicking or weird things with the electronics (no aftermarket stuff, right?), the BCM would be a prime culprit.  0.2 AMP is not an issue.  And yes, the BCM affects a lot of different parts.



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Posted 27 October 2016 - 08:09 PM

Ok will check ,thanks again! Any suggestions on a good new plug and play radio head unit for the 2010 Ford Edge ? Just have the stock radio and 6 disc changer now




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