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Bought a new Mustang GT in August. Twice the car has been laid up for two - three weeks in my garage while I was away working and the Battery Died both times. The first time she was locked up and the anti theft system was enabled. Thought maybe that may have been the problem. Second time she was in the garage but the anti theft system was disabled. Didn't really make a difference. Anybody else have this problem or know what may be causing this? Would like to hear from you if so.
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DON'T leave anyting plugged into the cigarette lighter sockets (12V power sockets) cause they're hot all the time
It bit me first when I left the navigation system turned on (oops)
I've installed a relay now to turn off the power sockets when exiting the car
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Hum, My GT has been in parked in my garage since I deployed to the Arabian Gulf(Persian) and my wife has driven it twice in six months. With no battery problems.
Was something left on? Refering to previous posts.
In my case,nothing was left on or plugged into the cigarette lighter. If I find a significant amperage draw on the battery after I shut it off, I'm going to jump across each fuse socket until I find the active circuit. The battery Ford puts in this car is ridiculously low in CCA capacity, but should not drain in a week from the security system.
If your battery dies, can you open the door? The window has to go down to clear the molding at the top of the door. If the battery is dead, I would think that wouldn't go down. Maybe it's a capacitor that can hold charge for a long time?
Yes, the door will open but if you try to close it, the glass will ride on the out side of the moulding. You have to leave the door ajar until you have enough juice to allow the normal window action, which in my case occured immediately after I hooked up my charger.
Mine did this once. I left it in the garage set the alarm came back 3 weeks later it had rolled one of its windows down and was so dead the dash lites wouldnt come on. Two weeks at the ford dealer and they found nothing . The tech thought it might be the shaker stereo but wasnt sure. Now I shut the stereo off before parking the car and have had no more problems
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