Battery fault..?

Faults and Technical chat for the Ford Puma
Wdf76
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Re: Battery fault..?

Post by Wdf76 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:06 pm

You can only try them. Car showing a battery warning. Could lead to a breakdown. You've paid for this service for the first year as part of your purchase.

Other than that. Pull the fuse and isolate the camera. Take the car for a good run lto recharge the battery.

There's no way you should need to charge your battery.


Battery isolation is a safety feature designed to protect your battery from deep discharge. Mine slept through lockdown when there was period of about 2 weeks when I did not start the car.

My best guess is that your dash cam is not isolating and is draining your battery, perhaps wired to a permanent live.

alanp
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Re: Battery fault..?

Post by alanp » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:30 pm

Traced the fault to the parking mode adapter on the dash cam, ( blackvue power magic pro) looks like it wasn’t switching off, even turning off the unit wouldn’t turn off the indicator light on the unit, now it’s failed completely and won’t turn on, checked the wiring and it’s all installed correctly so have emailed blackvue for a replacement, so have no parking mode on the dash cam for the moment..

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