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Now that was ANNOYING, 2011 Ford Azure Transit Connect

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Last Tuesday I had a couple of appointments in town. Then some light slushy snow on the ground, but the roads mostly clear.

I drove the Azure Transit Connect about 10 miles to the first stop. Parked for an hour. Then when I came out, it was DEAD.

Wrench and Turtle flashed alternatively. Red Triangle on dash. And the Traction Control symbol lit up. Over 75% charge on the battery gauge, but the distance gauge would not come on.

So, I unplugged the 12V battery and walked to my next appointment. When I got back, still dead. So I picked up a Goodwill bike and headed home.

Wednesday I got my trailer and went to pick up the minivan. Still dead, lights as above. So winched it up onto the trailer and headed home. Thursday I was ready to recharge so I turned the trailer around and backed into my parking spot.

Reconnecting the 12V as necessary, but mostly disconnected.

Then for good measure put the key in, and everything looked just fine as if nothing happened.

I went ahead and charged it up.

I still need to get the diagnostics software working. That will be the next project. From now on, I may have to keep the bicycle in the back of the minivan.

I'm thinking that it may be best to keep to warm/dry weather for now.
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What's the voltage look like on the 12V? Could be moisture getting where it shouldn't but also could be a dying 12V.

Bicycle in the back was my go-to for test driving my '51 Fargo truck around. Makes the walk of shame much faster!
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Could well be something else, but I've seen some weird behavior in a Nissan Leaf with a low 12V, and Chevy Volt owners have had all kinds of codes pop up from a bad 12V.

It's a nice, easy place to start and eliminate as an option.

Good luck!
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