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    Default Ranger Aux power sockets

    According to the handbook, the aux power (lighter plugs) should stay on for 30 minutes after the ignition is switched off. Mine, however stays live permanently, which is a nuisance if you have to unplug everything every time you stop. Is this a setting which can be changed on a computer by the agents?
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    Default Re: Ranger Aux power sockets

    The Ranger has a CANBUS control system.

    Normally, the CANBUS enters sleep mode after about 15 minutes of the vehicle being locked with the remote.

    When the CANBUS goes to "sleep", the accessory functions like the auxiliary sockets should turn off.
    However, when you unlock the car via the remote, or open a door, the CANBUS "wakes up" and turns on all the accessory functions.

    To test if your socket does switch off, plug something like a USB outlet with an indication light into the socket, lock the car and check after about half an hour if the indication light is still on, without unlocking it or opening a door.

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    Default Re: Ranger Aux power sockets

    I think on the pre-facelift models (2016) they stayed on permanently. With the facelift models, they will stay on until a door is opened.

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    Default Re: Ranger Aux power sockets

    I actually know that it stays on, if, for instance, I forget to unplug it, the dashcam would keep on recording until you unplug it, no matter when.
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    Default Re: Ranger Aux power sockets

    Quote Originally Posted by DanieG View Post
    I actually know that it stays on, if, for instance, I forget to unplug it, the dashcam would keep on recording until you unplug it, no matter when.
    Prefacelift it stays on permanently, Facelift you can adjust the duration it stays on by having BCM setting changed.
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