Small red lamp by digital clock is on constantly.

Asked by bch Jan 11, 2012 at 05:46 AM about the 1999 Ford Mondeo

Question type: Maintenance & repair

Instead of blinking when the doors are locked, the red lamp is on all the time. I recently had a new battery installed but it seems to drain as the motor does not start immediately after standing for a night or so. Does the fault lie in the start relay? Can anyone explain what a patch is?  Thanks

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light is aintitheft needs to be reset,as for battery drain that would not cause it that quick,sounds like the vehicle has a live short causeing battery to go down,start by haveing alt,starter checked.

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the mondeo charging system is controlled by the ecu it sounds as if that the ecu has a major fault and is causing a live shot

The red index light flashes when i lock my car and runs the battery down if I leave it open then the computer keeps running ???

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