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Hi all. My first post in the forum. My battery on my 06 GT is having a common problem of being drained. It does sit under wraps most of the time. My first try will be to charge the battery then make sure I turn the radio off before I turn the key off. What would be the next step in your opinion? Appreciate the help.
 

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are you leaving anything plugged into a power port? Any mods (stereo/radar/lights?) I do like the suggestion of checking battery.

Under wraps most of the time? How often do you run it? 1x month it should either be run or hooked up to some type of charger.
 

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The CD player is known to drain the battery;
my 2006s battery kept draining because the CD player would keep trying to load cd's...
(but, it could be anything really)


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I'll def have battery checked. I drive it or start it at least 3x a month. Thinking of installing kill switch on battery after I check the CD problem. I've heard the CD player moving after I've shut down the engine and turned key off. No electrical mods except for turnlights. Thanks for the help so far, heading out to the garage tonight! Happy New Year!
 

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It sounds like Dog called it right.

(of course!! don't ever doubt me!! i'm not just a cute face haha)
the CD players are well-known to be really cheap;
pull the little baby cd/radio fuse #56
under the hood, on the pass. side close to the body...
(it will kill the radio tho)
(I'm guessing this is your problem, since its a common issue, & happened to me;
yeah, if the car is off, & you just open the door, the cd player tries to load. cheap junk.)
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I'm having the same problem with my 2008 GT. After installing an automatic battery disconnect (which works great, it shuts the battery off if it falls below 12v so you have enough juice to start it) I recently pulled the fuse for the radio and the battery has remained charged ever since.
I am now removing the disconnect and replacing the stereo and the alternator(going to a 225 amp powermaster)
Check this out, may help since you don't drive it often: WirthCo 20395 Battery Life Preserver Black Automatic Battery Disconnect
 
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I'll def have battery checked. I drive it or start it at least 3x a month. Thinking of installing kill switch on battery after I check the CD problem. I've heard the CD player moving after I've shut down the engine and turned key off. No electrical mods except for turnlights. Thanks for the help so far, heading out to the garage tonight! Happy New Year!
Any update?
 

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This problem happened to me last year;
my battery kept dying, & when it was shut off, you could hear the CD player making the loading sound just from opening the door.
my battery was almost 10 years old anyways, so i got a new cheap one, & the whole case split apart after 2 days of cold weather, so the garage gave another new one.
I pull the radio fuse when I don't use the radio, & no issues yet.
I don't know if its the CD player, or the radio draining the battery, but probably the player; they are pretty poor quality, & it just says "CD Error" now, & tries to load cd's constantly.
FYI, the Raxiom replacement radios are also very cheap, so DO NOT get one. You will have nothing but problems with it. There are many posts on here about how poor they are!!
 

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Battery tender

Grab yourself a battery tender with a quick disconnect. I have a garage queen that will drain the battery in about 2 weeks. Hook it up no problem 7 yrs and counting.
 

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The CD player is known to drain the battery;
my 2006s battery kept draining because the CD player would keep trying to load cd's...
(but, it could be anything really)


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Wait why exactly does the CD player drain the battery. Omg, I have never heard this. Maybe that's why on these cold winter mornings I have a hard time starting my 07 Mustang GT sometimes
 

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Wait why exactly does the CD player drain the battery. Omg, I have never heard this. Maybe that's why on these cold winter mornings I have a hard time starting my 07 Mustang GT sometimes

The cd players are VERY cheap junk. The radios work fine; but the players aren't good.
In my 2006, even if the engine is off, & you just open the door, i can hear the player making the sound of a disc loading;
it kept draining my battery, so i pulled fuse #56 (the radio fuse),
& no more battery drain.
THEN I read a TON of posts from people with the same issue.
...Another battery drainer would be from the car alarm (for some people)

...this has happened to a lot of people with these players
 

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The cd players are VERY cheap junk. The radios work fine; but the players aren't good.
In my 2006, even if the engine is off, & you just open the door, i can hear the player making the sound of a disc loading;
it kept draining my battery, so i pulled fuse #56 (the radio fuse),
& no more battery drain.
THEN I read a TON of posts from people with the same issue.
...Another battery drainer would be from the car alarm (for some people)

...this has happened to a lot of people with these players

Why exactly did ford allow this to happen and not fix it?
 

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The cd players are VERY cheap junk. The radios work fine; but the players aren't good.
In my 2006, even if the engine is off, & you just open the door, i can hear the player making the sound of a disc loading;
it kept draining my battery, so i pulled fuse #56 (the radio fuse),
& no more battery drain.
THEN I read a TON of posts from people with the same issue.
...Another battery drainer would be from the car alarm (for some people)

...this has happened to a lot of people with these players
I am having this problem with my 2006. I will pull the fuse to confirm that is the cause of my draining battery. Is a radio/cd replacement the only ultimate solution as I do want to have a radio in my car? Thanks much.
 
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