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MY FXT is the first car that I've owned where the headlights switch off when the ignition is turned off. As a consequence I am forgetting to switch them off with the switch on the stalk. I assumed this wouldn't be a problem but I have noticed the starter labours a bit when starting after the times I'd forgotten to switch off the lights myself.

The battery hasn't been tested but as the car is only 13 months old, I would hope this is still sound.

Any thoughts? Sorry about the multiple use of switch in the post

Stuart
 

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As your battery gets older, it will become more susceptible to the effects of deep cycling.
It will labor a bit, especially in the cold, but should handle the cycling through the lifespan of the battery.
If the battery fails prematurely, use the battery's warranty as recourse.
When it's time to replace the battery, always get one with a 5 year warranty.
 

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Is it generally bad for the bulbs to start the car with the lights on? I have a habit of just leaving them in the on position the whole time during the winter months, but I've started to wonder if I'm maybe shortening the life of the bulbs by doing that...
 

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At least on the MY05 they cut during crank, so it shouldn't be a large issue.
 
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