> Revealing of secret consumers of the electric power. Ford Mondeo (since 2000 of release)
Ford Mondeo since 2000
1. Introduction
2. Equipment
3. Care of the car
4. Engines
5. Greasing system
6. Cooling system
7. System of injection of fuel
8. Ignition system
9. Fuel system
10. Transmission
11. A running gear
12. Brake system
13. The electrotechnical equipment
13.1. The storage battery and a starter
13.2. The generator
13.3. Check of level of electrolit in the accumulator
13.4. Care of contacts
13.5. Check of the storage battery
13.6. Engine start "from outside" – with a wire connecting a starter and the auxiliary storage battery, without problems
13.7. Car pushing
13.8. Car towage
13.9. Gymnastics of the storage battery
13.10. Replacement of the storage battery
13.11. Revealing of secret consumers of the electric power
13.12. Check of a regulator of pressure
13.13. Replacement приводных belts
13.14. Replacement of a belt clamping roller
13.15. Dismantle and generator installation
13.16. Starter replacement
13.17. External illumination
13.18. Any big problems – replacement of lamps накаливания
13.19. A provisional measure – adjustment of headlights before a wall
13.20. Signalling devices
13.21. Check of the switch of a signal of braking
13.22. Check of a sound signal
13.23. Tools and actuation devices
13.24. Check of functioning of the switch
13.25. Dismantle and installation of the combined device
13.26. Not always simply to follow – "twisting" roads of wires
13.27. Protection against overloads – safety locks in salon and a motor compartment
13.28. It is carried out quickly – replacement of safety locks
13.29. Distributes strong working currents – the switching relay
13.30. An apportion of safety locks and the relay
14. Electroschemes
15. Car salon
16. A body
17. Technical characteristics
18. The help at malfunctions



13.11. Revealing of secret consumers of the electric power

If absolutely serviceable accumulator has suddenly become "languid" more often any "silent" consumer sucks away "juice" from an onboard network. Inspect pressure. If necessary surround then this anonymous consumer.


  1. Disconnect minus an accumulator wire, connect a multimeter wire between a minus pole and a storage wire. If the device shows current presence, it goes from the defective consumer.
  2. Connect a wire on weight, open a box with safety locks and pull out one safety lock. If the current is not present, the corresponding chain is perfectly in order. The small current too is not an alarm signal, such devices as the onboard computer, hours, a radio receiver and emergency systems constantly are under accumulator "eye". Their expense of a current, certainly, is much less, than at the defective consumer.
  3. Repeat measurements with use of the block of safety locks until the multimeter will not note a strong current. Under the table of safety locks (the Apportion of safety locks and the relay see) look, what consumers "sit" on this electric chain.
  4. Consistently disconnect corresponding consumers and measure pressure. When the multimeter will not show pressure, it becomes clear, what consumer is engaged in "theft".

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