New to these forums, but hopefully a start of something new!
I became the proud owner of my first proper car last week, a 2003 Ford Focus 1.6 Ink 3 Door
Mechanically it is perfect, and general condition is great for three former keepers, so first impressions of owning a Ford motor is great!
One small gripe though, the locking wheel nut adaptor is missing from my car, so I'm now in a position where I pay £20 for removal and then the cost of getting new nuts put on, or try and find my key. I've searched the car in and out, I've been to two local Ford garages who both fobbed me off saying they don't have master keys for my age of car.
Upon looking on eBay, my memory was struck - when I was cleaning out the rear of my car where the spare tyre is located, I came across a polyethene bag which was all black and torn, but I did remember reading the word "Black" on there with a black circle next to it. Then I came across this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220799728445 (apologies to any mods if we are not allowed to link).
I noticed that all these wheel nut adaptors that have a colour coding of a circle on the bag (e.g. brown circle, yellow, green etc.) all begin with 830919 with only the last 2 digits varying (green is 15 IIRC). Am I reading too much into this or is that the correct code for my locking wheel nut? Though the listing says "Capri 2-3 + Sierra 1-2) will this be compatible with my Focus?
If that is the case, I could stick in a bid for this and save myself about 30-40 quid on removal and replacement if this key should work, plus I get four spare if I ever need them.
Sorry for the long-winded post, but hey, it makes for some good reading ;D