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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. Aftermarket electro-magnetic sensors? These just have a taped antenna on the inside of the bumper. They don't particularly like my Focus as I mounted the antenna quite close to the crash bar so it picks that up (and squeals at me too).
  2. Brakes difference between Zetec S and Tit X

    AIUI there's probably a few reasons for drums on the back, reduction in cost for handbrake mechanism being one of them. You have to remember that only a small proportion of your braking force will apply to the rear wheels as they lock up much more easily than the fronts. I've had my car since 39k and now on 66k, and driving styles from like Ms Daisy to driving like I stole it, and never suffered any brake fade so far. Brakes have never had to be changed and i've always been confident in stopping my Focus (unlike my Corsa!).
  3. Boot light

    I just stuck 5050 led tape down each side under the plastic edges, wired up to the light cable with (gasp) scotchlocks (gasp). Obviously the tape is visible if you look, however you won't see it in normal use. Exceptional light to find what I want, day or night.
  4. Ford Focus won't crank

    What do you mean across the starter? Ignition barrel fault? Relay?
  5. On my Focus it is located attached to the front bumper ? crash bar at the front. Removing the lower wind deflector gives great access from underneath, no idea if it'll be the same for the Fiesta.
  6. Why does air recirc turn off by default?

    Mine doesn't do it either. Is it an option in the ECU (like the auto-aircon)? I wonder if they changed it at some point, or for a certain batch of ECU's (/BCM's whichever module sorts the climate out)
  7. Radio question

    The mk2.5 should also have a battery saver relay. I've never tripped mine even after running radio and fans for a good while.
  8. Igniton Live

    I'd buy a proper fuse tap, they're only a few bob and it'll be an easier fit.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. paint match

    Have they applied the top clear laquer? It doesn't look as shiny as the rest of the bodywork...
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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?