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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:16 pm 
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Hi folks, I have a ford fiesta titanium automatic, it's an 11 plate and came out of the factory with an electrical fault, up till now it is on its 5th battery, the original owner had it in the garage 3 times to check why the battery life was very short, he was fobbed off and when I bought it from I knew the car had a problem and had a hunch it hadn't been fixed. I read on the net that bluetooth is a known problem, so I disconnected it, but soon after the last battery went dead. So thought it wasn't the problem but now on its 5th battery it has been in for 20 months now and has outlasted all the other batteries so far and the bluetooth is still disconected so I'm thinking it was a problem after all, touch wood!!


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You need to perform a load test and pull fuses until load drops to reasonable level then diagnose circuit with fault also make sure there are no intermittent shorts

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the radio is another issue on fords, ford its well known for under sizing batteries on there cars especially the top of the range with all the toys on them, personally I would put a Bosch S3/S4 075 on the car rather than a 065

iirc the alternators are ecu controlled and can be commanded to a certain output percentage if its not commanded correctly the battery will not get charged fully


Lots of short journeys ? it may not be enough, it needs a good long run this also gets the engine right up to temp and clears the cat

petrol or diesel (at a guess 1.6 petrol ?)


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the radio is another issue on fords, ford its well known for under sizing batteries on there cars especially the top of the range with all the toys on them, personally I would put a Bosch S3/S4 075 on the car rather than a 065

iirc the alternators are ecu controlled and can be commanded to a certain output percentage if its not commanded correctly the battery will not get charged fully


Lots of short journeys ? it may not be enough, it needs a good long run this also gets the engine right up to temp and clears the cat

petrol or diesel (at a guess 1.6 petrol ?)


Hi, thanks for the replies, it's petrol 1.4, the auto gearbox is electric powered, no battery has lasted this long in this car, but maybe I'm not out of the woods yet!


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:dunno: 1.4 litres with an auto box ??? The acceleration must be awesome.. :help:

(Sorry I can't help other than yes, it was prolly the bluetooth)

When my Mrs. had her battery replaced by the RAC it failed again after only 2 years and 361 days... and the RAC had given it a 3 year warranty.

RAC man had to replace FOC after checking the alternator and rectifier.

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ah the old dura-sniff durashift automated manual iirc did ford drop that in 2012

Tbh without a full diagnostic to see if there is a parasitic draw there's no telling what the issue is

the 075 battery will be worth doing as it will give you more overhead


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