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Micro

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus Zetec 1.6
  • Ford Year 2010
  • UK/Ireland Location West Midlands
  • Annual Mileage 15,001 to 20,000

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  1. Igniton Live

    I'd buy a proper fuse tap, they're only a few bob and it'll be an easier fit.
  2. Hi guys! Had a look at the jacking picture in the owners manual and online - unfortunately matching that to the underside of the car was a bit difficult! I have been using the sills to raise the vehicle, but for the front I'm a bit stuck as to where to put the stand. I was either thinking here, or the bolt next to it (in the picture) as it seems to attach to the frame. Can you guys advise if that's a good place?
  3. radio and bluetooth audio

    I think you're misreading what i've written. The Sygic app will do what you want, unfortunately it is not TomTom (believe it uses the TomTom maps), at least on my cars setup. If you are on anything other than Bluetooth, it imitates a phone call to tell you the instructions. So it is possible, but entirely app dependent.
  4. Jump starting a Fiesta

    I imagine that the battery is likely to have had a brutal time. If you measure the battery, what does it read? Will the headlights light brightly?
  5. paint match

    Have they applied the top clear laquer? It doesn't look as shiny as the rest of the bodywork...
  6. radio and bluetooth audio

    The Sygicnavigation app I use on my Android phone will either speak them over Bluetooth media (if i'm playing music from my phone), or speak them over a "phone call" - putting my radio (Pioneer FH-X700BT) into a phone call receiving mode briefly.
  7. Cracked bumper

    Are the Focus bumpers ABS? I originally got a quote to have the components replaced with new. I am a bit hesitant though as thinking colours may not match a new part on an old car (Plus I haven't really got time to be without it for more than a day). So I am thinking of replacing the lower air deflector with a new part, welding/epoxying the crack as it is almost invisible from the front, welding/epoxying the lower grill, and epoxying/welding the bracket back onto the bumper. Itwill also give me opportunity to install my front parking sensors.
  8. 2008 Focus 2.0 TDCI randomly cuts out

    The pats chip only appears to be checked once when the engine is started. I'd go with faulty barrel or wiring - if you wiggle the key does it cut out also?
  9. Wheel spin and loud bang

    Any focuses over 2009 have ESP. Mine sounds clunky/grindy when it's doing its thing.
  10. I used to have a Nexus 5 (and Nexus 4) - modified my Brodit Proclip + Mount so it would fit the N5. Charged the phones lovely. Have had to go to a universal phone holder (which will attach to the proclip) as the holder for my new phone is not available from Brodit at present in the normal charging type (Fitted type is prohibitively expensive).
  11. Really want a DashCam.

    3 hours I think is the time it'll stay on without recording. With recording it's shorter - however - it is a GoPro style battery. A car turning into the road, shining it's headlights up and lighting a leaf sensitive... I'm going to turn it off because I don't really want to have to keep deleting the parked videos. And it has the normal power socket, which it will automatically start/stop recording from, and a PC socket (to download videos without removing the microsd card). Apparently (but not tried) it can be powered from this socket which will allow parking mode to remain on indefinitely.
  12. My Focus generally "clunks" sometimes if I take a corner and hit a pot hole / uneven road surface as i'm turning. It'll then continue to click every time I release the brake pedal for approx 30 seconds.
  13. Really want a DashCam.

    I've got a K1S fitted, so front and rear, with a hidden DVR unit. It has a motion detection parking mode - it will run for 3 hours off battery (once ignition supply removed), but apparently it'll run permanently if you supply 5v to the PC socket (with automatic switching still working also). The only issue is it's quite sensitive with no option to the sensitivity - you will get a 30 second file for both front and rear cams, so can fill the card up quite quickly. I have only really had an issue with the quality - the bitrate seems very variable, and images are sometimes less clear than my previous mobius/0805 cameras. I have added a CPL filter which has improved things somewhat.
  14. Removing the fuse may only disable power to the socket. If the external device is powered by batteries, then they probably still have access to the appropriate pins they need. I would completely move the port away from it's original location.
  15. Anything that darkens the reflectors on the rear of your car is likely to cause issues... The factory darkened lights you can see on some cars are done in such a way as to be road legal and not affect light output - any foreign paint on the inside of your light clusters is likely to reduce light output. Next time you see a car with darkened lights at night - notice how their reflectors likely don't function well either - and if you don't darken the reflectors too it'll look odd.