dashboard lights stay on and continuous beeping when key is out and doors shut


Asked by Nov 20, 2018 at 10:50 AM about the 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2005 Ford Focus.. I've had to
replace battery every three to four
months.. alternator is good..
dashboard lights won't go off and
there's a continuous beeping when car
is off, key out of ignition and doors
closed.. I just got new battery about I
month ago and I'm already having
problems with car starting.. had to be
jumped off this morning.. it seems to
act up more when weather is cold or
rainy.. I'm at a loss.. please help.. need
some advice or any suggestions

2 Answers


You have a battery drain, the dash lites you're talking about are part of it, is it the warning lites or illumination lites. If it's the warning lites start with the ignition switch, if it's the dash lites themselves start with the light switch. Batteries are not made to be discharged then recharged on a regular basis. They actually make a battery for that it's called a deep cycle battery.

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thank you.. it's the warning lights.. like the battery, oil, fan fuel cap, etc.. there's also a continuous beeping.. I'll get my ignition switch checked.. greatly appreciate the quick response and help

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