January 19, 2013, 6:41 pm
Hi mate, as an ex-Mondeo owner I'll try answer a couple of your queries...
Boot release - common fault on the Mondeo. When mine played up I was able to replace the latch mechanism and the tailgate switch under warranty. It sounds like it's some sort of electrical short, and is normally related to the switch. Best thing I could suggest to confirm it is the switch is to remove the interior boot trim plastic and disconnect the boot switch. If the key and centre console button both work spot on after that, then you need to replace the switch. You might get away with taking it apart and cleaning it out and putting back together again. Or you may prefer to leave it disconnected if the interior and key switch both work fine.
The diesel leak - I'm not sure exactly which pipe you're referring to. Is it around the injectors?
Front wheel bearing - I've never done this myself, but I believe on the Mondeo the whole hub has to be replaced, so should be relatively straightforward for a competent home mechanic. Have you googled it or even maybe checked youtube for a tutorial video? If you're planning on doing your own DIY work I'd recommend a Haynes manual for these kind of things.
The airbag light - check the plugs under the front seats. It's possible that one of these is loose, perhaps the plug from one of the seatbelt pre-tensioners.
Ford 6000CD - Unfortunately it wouldn't be a straight swap to put in a facelift headunit. The current one you have in your pre-face Mk3 is a 1.5 DIN unit, whereas the facelift one is a full double DIN. The wiring plug/connector at the back are different also between the two units. You could install an aftermarket double DIN unit with the required ISO adapter, but the centre console fascia would still need trimmed for the unit to fit. I have seen quite a few people do this on the TalkFord forum, so again you might have more joy using Google.
Sorry I can't be of more help mate, but hopefully that'll give you a bit of food for thought.
Welcome to the forum by the way, hopefully you get plenty enjoyment both from the site and the car!