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Old 12-26-2015, 12:27 PM   #911
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Starter motor relay?
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Its actually been blown for a while, just got around to replacing it today lol.

The cigarette lighter fuse. I always wondered why nothing would ever charge in the adapters behind the shifter and in the center console, so i finally went to check the fuse and just as i assumed, it was blown.
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So the 12 volt connectors (cigarette lighters) in the car still aren't working, even after i changed the fuse. Checked it again to make sure it didn't blow and its fine.... No idea why it isn't working.
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Could they possibly be disconnected?
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Could they possibly be disconnected?

I pulled the shifter bezel section to check and it was plugged in. Pretty sure center console is connected as well. Unless it's a connection near the beginning.


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Old 12-31-2015, 03:14 PM   #916
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Decided to look into my battery drain issue again. As the car sat, it was at a 300mA draw (-0.30A)... After pulling every single fuse under the dash, which takes foreeevvverrrr since i have to pull one, go to the front, check it, go back under, and put it back in....... I pulled the 25 amp fuse to the radio and the draw went down to 130mA. Still higher than it should be, but from what i've seen most say above 200mA is when it starts to suck, so i was able to cut it in a little more than half.

Now i have to figure out why the radio is drawing that much, and why there is still a 130mA draw. But hopefully the battery will last more than just one day down. It was to the point that i could let it sit for one full day, but then have to drive it the next day to charge it. I have pics on my phone i'll post under this.

I just don't have time to do all this. At least i don't if i want to do it in light in non 30 degree weather.
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Old 12-31-2015, 03:47 PM   #918
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Radio delete because of racecar?

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That is the only thing that keeps me sane DD'ing this car because its so frickin loud everywhere else. The TOB screams, the exhaust drones, suspension rattles a little bit, i also removed most of that foam padding behind the interior body panels (still have the normal sound deadening). I blast music everywhere.

I'm tempted to just pull the fuse whenever i get out. Its right there under the dash, don't have to open the hood or anything. I just lose my radio stations every time. I don't use them anyway, i just use bluetooth.
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Might as well do that at this point honestly.

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And this still isn't even part of figuring out why my 12v cigarette lighters aren't working.

Can't wait until i turn this thing into a gutted race car. Will be easier to rip everything out than to fix it all.
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Try testing the amount of draw with the alternator disconnected.
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Old 12-31-2015, 08:04 PM   #923
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This is a common problem it's either a speaker, sub amp, or head unit or the GEM module. I've heard of this gremlin before. You might research this was a few years ago but I believe the GEM module has a black and white wire that is tied into the cigarette lighter circuit that you can remove and it solves this problem with no adverse effects. Your blown fuse kind of tells me I would start there


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I'd be down to help if you want. I also got a bottle for my welder so I could fix my bird **** of a weld I put on your sfc.
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I'd be down to help if you want. I also got a bottle for my welder so I could fix my bird **** of a weld I put on your sfc.
Sure, that would be great... I'll just have to find some time, haven't had a lot of that lately with work and school (which starts again in a few days for me)
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Yeah I don't go back till the 25th
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Old 01-01-2016, 05:36 PM   #927
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Ok, thats plenty of time.
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:16 PM   #928
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Ok, tested a few other things for the power drain today. Disconnected the alternator, didn't change the draw. Then disconnected and tested for each of the grounds... Still no change.

What do you guys think about possibly the starter? Is that a viable candidate?
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:56 PM   #929
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Are you taking these readings after the car has sat for 15 - 20 mins with no actions being performed(Opening/closing doors)? Once the car is inactive for 15-20 mins it is supposed to go into a "sleep mode" the amp draws you are showing are normal for your car when it is in "ready" mode. I feel something is not allowing to go into its "sleep" mode.


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Man... its really starting to sound like Soccer's Bullitt might be done in its current iteration. From jackasses hitting it to now all these problems...


Hey soccer I say just buy a Coyote motor and then sell me your intake setup.


In all seriousness, I hope you get it figured out and get it back to a nice working/driving vehicle.
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Are you taking these readings after the car has sat for 15 - 20 mins with no actions being performed(Opening/closing doors)? Once the car is inactive for 15-20 mins it is supposed to go into a "sleep mode" the amp draws you are showing are normal for your car when it is in "ready" mode. I feel something is not allowing to go into its "sleep" mode.


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Yeah from everything I've seen the draw isn't too bad. But why is it draining the battery (which is brand new) in about 2-3 days? I opened the door prior to doing the tests so it would have been in ready mode.


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Yeah from everything I've seen the draw isn't too bad. But why is it draining the battery (which is brand new) in about 2-3 days? I opened the door prior to doing the tests so it would have been in ready mode.


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I'm thinking it may not be going into sleep mode which is what is draining the battery.


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I'm thinking it may not be going into sleep mode which is what is draining the battery.


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Any idea how to diagnose that and/or fix it?
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:52 PM   #934
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http://forums.mustangandfords.com/mu...ining-battery/ Check this out it may help shed some light. My friends car was a Cobra and he was having the same issue as you are having. There are some nice diagrams in that link that may be useful.


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GEM Module draining battery? Page1 - Ford & Mustang Forums at Modified Mustangs & Fords Magazine Check this out it may help shed some light. My friends car was a Cobra and he was having the same issue as you are having. There are some nice diagrams in that link that may be useful.


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I'll read through it after class. Thanks!
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Finally got around to reading this thread. Spent a couple hours yesterday and today. Sweet build, awesome car, terrible people.

Wish I could help you out with your battery issue, but I'm a novice with electrical systems. I knew that was the 12v fuse though, changed many of those when I had my new edge.


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Ok, i found another thing about the GEM and a possible fix. I may try this since this guy was able to fix his issue just by unplugging a wire that apparently didn't affect anything else. It seems to be even worse lately with how cold it is. The car sat for about 10 hours and was noticeably down on juice when i started it. I literally have to drive the car every day so it doesn't die.

http://www.modularfords.com/threads/...M-module/page2
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Glad you found some light at the end of the electrical "gremlin", parasitic issue youve been experiencing. I have yet to figure mine out so as every winter it sits in the garage on a battery tender. In the summer months it can sit for 2 months and start right up, in the winter it takes 2 days and its dead.

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Yeah i think its killing my battery though. The car sat for exactly 24 hours and it BARELY started. So i'm resorting to unhooking the battery again.
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I'd just start pulling fuses while monitoring the voltage draw to narrow down the circuit
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I'd just start pulling fuses while monitoring the voltage draw to narrow down the circuit

I did that. I pulled every single fuse in the car, the only one that dropped the draw is the radio. But I think it's the GEM that went bad, which is causing the car to not go into sleep mode, the GEM controls things like the radio, wipers, defrost etc...


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Then I'd pull the radio and monitor the power wires going into the unit
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It seems like the GEM is a very very common issue after looking into it. I saw a few people who were able to fix the entire issue just by pulling one wire out of it, i'm going to try that and see what happens. Just need to find some space so i can open my door all the way and reach up into the bottom part of the dash where it is.
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Ok i think i have FINALLY found a solution to the battery drain issue. Turns out to be a lot more common than i thought if you look in the right places. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. I am going to try this once i'm home on Friday. Tomorrow is my last day of my class and i don't really want to try anything like this before having to do a 2 hour drive the next day. Better safe than sorry.
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Wow really!? That's strange


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