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  1. I know why people do it, but most of the time it is done badly. Before now i've recalled seeing a car with no lights on, turn out to be a car with lights on, but rear lights, indicators and reflectors all obscured by their ridiculously tinted lights. That's not something I want to come across on a country bend at night. I have seen the fly eye stuff too mentioned before, but never seen it in action - I guess it would transmit more light than actually painting or tinting. Make sure your lights are visible (indicators and brake lights in the day) and reflectors are not obscured to be legal.
  2. The bottom one is a CCTV camera IIRC, and the top is just a person monitoring sensor (for crossings).
  3. 70PG is quite thin, would probably be giving you quite a throat hit, especially at 80W, with that. Did you mean 70/30 VG/PG? Flavours are not good just as a singular thing - you normlaly need to mix a few to get a good liquid - have you tried the one shot flavour mixes?
  4. It is free - the extended licence is also free but you need an account, and to activate it via their website. It is a very good application, and quite intuitive.
  5. Yes, there are two canbus networks on the Focus. You can modify your unit yourself or just return it and use your new one!
  6. I think the local Ford garage do mine without removing the glove box - dash cam is all wired into the glovebox and it was not unplugged when they did it.
  7. Have you got a modified elm unit - with a hs/ms canbus switch? If so, make sure you click Yes on the popup that asks if one is fitted from Forscan,
  8. Have you tried asking any local garages their prices? If you have no gas in the system it will need to be competely vacuumed out and that vacuum checked before refilling - so may cost a bit more than just a hose.
  9. The fuseboard layout changed for the mk 2/2.5s - you can check your owners manual if you have it
  10. maybe some luck here
  11. F130 appears to be for the AWD module according to the wiring diagram, although I know the fuse boxes are slightly different between the Facelift and non-facelift Mk 2 - but that would explain the live only whilst engine running scenario. The speaker wires (2 of for each speaker run) run back to the radio - the tweeters seemingly run off the main speaker cable for each speaker. Have you tried measuring the resistance for each speaker run? (Left Front, Right Front, Right Rear, Left Rear) - you should get a reading probably from 2 ohm to 16 ohm - a short or a high resistance would indicate a problem with the speakers or wiring. Is it possible that the speakers have been overloaded at any point?
  12. I have attached a relay to the bottom of the socket next to the handbrake, and run a wire to an ignition switched fuse-tap. Unfortunately the advice about finding other fuse locations does not seem to be accurate for the Mk 2.5 at least.
  13. There is a can signal for reverse, it is used by the can interface box for my android radio. I also found it when I was doing some CAN interfacing with an Arduino.
  14. Do you mean as you're moving forward it feels as if the wheel moves itself back to a certain position/direction?
  15. If it's just following the heater matrix being replaced, check the steering column inside the drivers footwell, make sure everything is clear (thinking cable tie touching the steering column) - is the noise inside or outside the vehicle?