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    Factory radio turns up volume unassisted

    My voltage drops to about 11V on starter mode. My digital volt gauge has a red light that comes on at 11.5V and on start it will come on for a second or two. Key on but not started or running 12.6V to 13.1V. I ran a second ground to frame from under hood batttery
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    Factory radio turns up volume unassisted

    nickb2....ok enough jokes now I'm mad (not really..... that was my joke...LOL) The reason I put in the dual batteries is because I burn 6 added LED cargo lights plus the factory rear cargo light, now LED and the cabin incandescent light (to be LED). With one battery if I didn't charge it once a...
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    Factory radio turns up volume unassisted

    I tried what EricC suggested above. All my RADIO display reads is AM/FM, Time/CH, ST
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    Factory radio turns up volume unassisted

    I checked the owners manual and it does not list the speed sensitive volume control on any of that year factory radios. billr, This problem started before the second battery system was added.
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    Factory radio turns up volume unassisted

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Ford MODEL: E350 Super Duty YEAR: 2006 MILES: 172,000 ENGINE: 5.4 liter DESCRIBE ISSUE....Factory radio, no CD player, will increase volume by itself. Normally just a tick or so (volume 8 to 9 for example). But the other day I am driving...
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    Changing thermostat and housing

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Ford MODEL:Escape YEAR:2005 MILES:109,.500 ENGINE:2.3 liter in line 4 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... I am trying to change the thermostat and housing (as a unit). By doing research it looks like the power steering pump has to be moved out of the way...
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    Dual batteries in e350

    Thanks jd for the input. I was wondering about a possible power surge. I did a couple things. First I went over all my connections especially splice connectors. I replaced some of the splice connectors and put shrink tubing over them. I also bought a red indicator light for the dash. The last...
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    Dual batteries in e350

    I am going over the entire two battery system I installed, just to be sure everything is ok. It is working great except I may have been experiencing a power surge on the LED dash indicator light that shows that the Isolator is activated. Two new lights burned out about three weeks apart. I must...
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    Dual batteries in e350

    Thank you JackC. A compliment from a BAT wrench means a lot to me. I try to do a job I can take pride in. Thanks again!
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    Dual batteries in e350

    I cleaned up the look. Put in a relay wiring socket, some blue wiring conduit on all the wiring for this project and the fog light project I did on this site.
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    Dual batteries in e350

    I made a modification to make it easier to test and charge the frame battery from under the hood by adding a metal strip at the isolator connection. Then I added a removable cover to the end of project box
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    Dual batteries in e350

    Having this two battery system is great. Starting voltage has not been below 12.3 volts, normally 12.6 - 12.8 starting volts now, and I have been doing short trips last couple of weeks. Before I would drop to as low as 11.5 volts (no start) with short trips.
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    Dual batteries in e350

    Well, system up and running. I went over to Radio Shack and picked up a project box (remember them?). I did some major surgery on the box to cover the isolator terminals and most of the relay. I installed a dash indicator light when isolator is activated. I also have a pillar installed volt...
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    Dual batteries in e350

    jd, The LED lights are on a automatic timed shut off after about 10 minutes. This is a good thing,
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    Power Converter warning

    Perhaps someone at BAT could be of service about warning that an inexpensive Power Converter (ie 140 watt) may kill a portable drill battery charger, or other item because the Modified sine waveform produced vs Pure sine waveform. I understand the concept, but not the best one to go into a...