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macs

Budding Enthusiast
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About macs

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  • First Name
    Richard

Profile Information

  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Mk4 Mondeo Zetec TDCi (10 plate)
  • Ford Year
    2010
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Nottinghamshire
  • Annual Mileage
    10,001 to 15,000
  1. Yep. The interior light comes on when the back door is open. So the car is recognising that the door is open but it's still locking again.
  2. Just over a month ago I bought a secondhand 10 plate mk4 Mondeo and I really like it but over the weekend I have noticed a small issue with the Automatic Relocking mechanism on it. It is supposed to relock after 45 seconds if you do not open a door or the boot, however, if the only door I open is the rear passenger side door then it will relock itself after those 45 seconds. If I open any other door then it will stay open and if i open any other door in conjunction with the rear passenger one it stays open. I've tried re-programming the remote key to open only the driver door with one click on the remote and two clicks open all doors but it still relocks when only the rear passenger door is opened in the 45 seconds. My issue with this is that the rear passenger side is where our little boy sits so when i'm strapping him into his car seat this is the door i'm going to go to first, and i'd rather not have to open another door before opening that one. I'm pretty certain i got 3 months 'warranty' from the place I bought it and I'm happy to take it back there but I just thought it would be worth asking on here if anyone knew of a quick and easy fix for this? Many thanks in advance
  3. Just over a month ago I bought a secondhand 10 plate mk4 Mondeo and I really like it but over the weekend I have noticed a small issue with the Automatic Relocking mechanism on it. It is supposed to relock after 45 seconds if you do not open a door or the boot, however, if the only door I open is the rear passenger side door then it will relock itself after those 45 seconds. If I open any other door then it will stay open and if i open any other door in conjunction with the rear passenger one it stays open. I've tried re-programming the remote key to open only the driver door with one click on the remote and two clicks open all doors but it still relocks when only the rear passenger door is opened in the 45 seconds. My issue with this is that the rear passenger side is where our little boy sits so when i'm strapping him into his car seat this is the door i'm going to go to first, and i'd rather not have to open another door before opening that one. I'm pretty certain i got 3 months 'warranty' from the place I bought it and I'm happy to take it back there but I just thought it would be worth asking on here if anyone knew of a quick and easy fix for this? Many thanks in advance
  4. I'm looking at replacing my 07 plate Focus 1.8TDCi with a Mondeo as our family has expanded and I could do with a bigger boot for all the stuff a kid comes with. We were initially looking at a Mondeo and an Octavia but decided against the Octavia as the Mondeo felt a lot plusher inside and more refined and therefore a nicer place to be for longer journeys. So we started to investigate the engines and spec etc of the Mondeo and I think it's between one of the new 1.6 TDCi or the 2.0 TDCi (140bhp). The only 1.6 that we can afford is the Edge spec which has cruise control and air con and ISO-fix and all that but steel wheels and black door handles (neither of which are a problem to us) but is a lot newer, the 2.0 would probably be a Zetec as there seem to be plenty available. The 2.0 we could get a slightly older one and it wouldn't cost so much to buy but the 1.6 would be cheaper to run, so we're a bit undecided about which to go for. I've not driven either of them but before i do I thought i'd see what other people think of them? Is the 1.6 a bit under powered for such a big car? I'm not much of a petrol head, i just want a good reliable car that will serve me for between 5 and 10 without too much bother. There is another option which i keep thinking about and that is that the 2.0 Mondeo is cheaper to buy a Vauxhall Insignia but the Insignia is cheaper to run and would probably be a little bit newer. Which would you choose and why?
  5. Hi guys, I'm looking to get a larger car that will be able to accommodate the increase in luggage that comes with a new baby. I currently have an 07 plate focus hatch so I'm thinking about either a Mondeo hatchback or a Focus estate. Both have similar size boot space in terms of litre capacity but I think the flat back window on the focus estate would mean loading the boot high will be more of an option on that one. My concern is that if we have another kid in a couple of years I might be changing my car again which is an expense and faff I'd rather do without. I feel I don't need a bigger car, I just need more space in the boot for luggage (if that makes any sense!) Can anyone pass any comments on either of these cars that will help me to make a decision? Cheers Macs
  6. I am wanting to change from my full size spare wheel to a space saver spare wheel and I need several parts and have had a quote from my local Ford dealer who have quoted £270 for the lot. The parts i need are: Wheel Tyre Carpet Wheel hold down bolt Stowage box £270 for these parts seems a bit steep to me which got me thinking would I be able to get these parts from somewhere else cheaper. Does anyone know if there is anywhere to get these items cheaper?
  7. I currently have a full size spare wheel in the boot of my Ford Focus Mk2 (07 plate) but I am going to need as much space in the boot as I can get for when my first child comes along so thought i'd get a space saver wheel so that the floor of the boot is lower. Current set up is the full size wheel sitting proud of the base of the boot so has some polystyrene mouldings around the wheel and the carpet sits on those. The wheel is held in place by a long threaded rod. Last night I thought i'd just see how much space there would be if I had a space saver so took the full size spare out and the polystyrene surrounds and put the carpet back in - it didn't fit properly. It didn't fit properly against the different shape of the wheel well at the front, which is no big issue, but at the rear of the boot (i.e. against the back of the back seats) the hinge of the back seats protruded into the boot space and the carpet was way too small. I looked in my wife's Fiesta to see how her's is and it looks like her carpet has a padded flap at the back to stop the hinge showing - am i going to need a new carpet? What parts do I need to get a space saver to fit properly? (at the moment I think i need a space saver wheel, a new carpet with board backing, shorter threaded rod, and possibly a new jack) Will I need a new jack or can I just get rid of the polystyrene thats around it at the moment to drop it lower?
  8. I have a 07 plate Focus TDCi Zetec Climate and according to ETIS it should have auto headlamps problem is i don't know where the switch would be for it, if indeed my car is fitted with them. Anyone know how to switch the auto headlamps on? thanks