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About Haylo714

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus 1.8 TDCI '08
  • Ford Year 2008
  • UK/Ireland Location Hertfordshire
  • Annual Mileage 10,001 to 15,000
  1. Apologies if this has already been discussed: Ford has released a new update in April of this year (previous update was october 2011) for Ford stereo's to fix the following issues: - Playback of music files via the USB stick - Connection stability of iPod/iPhone devices - Connection stability for Bluetooth, telephony and music streaming via Bluetooth - Compatibility of mobile phones Personally I hope this will solve the common problem with Bluetooth not pairing when you start the engine. Normally have to turn the stereo on without the car and wait for it to pair - then turn on the engine. THIS UPDATE WILL NOT WORK IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A USB PORT. Please ask your local ford dealer to update your stereo instead. Instructions: 1). Download files:- 2). Extract all files into ROOT directory of USB stick. Root directory meaning it is directly placed onto the USB stick - not in a folder! 3). Go to car, turn on stereo using the on/off button. Do not turn ignition on at all. 4). Once stereo is on plug in the USB stick. 5). Turn the ignition on but not the engine. 6). Stereo will now start updating. 7). Wait 15-20 mins.... You should now see "update finished" and the stereo will resume normal operations. 8). You may need to turn stereo on/off and/or debond and pair bluetooth devices. Update applies to: Fiesta: July 2008 - December 2011 Focus: February 2008 - January 2012 C-MAX: February 2008 - January 2012 Kuga: February 2008 - January 2012 Mondeo: September 2008 - January 2012 S-MAX: September 2008 - January 2012 Galaxy: September 2008 - January 2012 Transit: from June 2009 Ranger: from April 2009 Haven't had a chance to test the update properly as I am at work, however I will let you know if the BT bonds with my phone first time when I start the engine. Fingers crossed!
  2. Mk 2.5 Pollen Filter

    It's in the passenger side foot-well area. On the right hand side of the footwell area you'll see a grey panel with two caps that pull off. Take them off and you'll find 2 plastic screws, remove them and the cover should come off. It's handy to take the glovebox out and unclip the fusebox from it's bracket and take the bracket off aswell but I've heard of people doing it without all that before.. The filters actually located in a black rectangle shaple box, with about 4 screws holding the cover on.
  3. My Discreet New Footwell Lights....

    Definteley need to write up a guide of how to fit these bad boys! :D
  4. Attention Iphone 4 + Bluetooth Stereo Owners.

    Hi Reesmew, the bluetooth on my phone is always on - so I will try turning on the headunit and then starting the car. Hopefully if that works I can then just turn on the stereo everytime I enter the car before actually starting it. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the help, I'll update you to let you know how it went.
  5. Obd Plug?

    drivers side, right hand side of the steering wheel below the cubby hole? That's where it is in the MK 2.5, don't imagine it would change position.
  6. I've created another topic in this forum as the previous topic in the audio forum didn't get any replies from Iphone + ford bluetooth owners. Does anyone have issues with the iphone on ios 5 and the ford bluetooth not automatically connecting eachtime you turn the car on? I had major issues to begin with, the bluetooth not pairing, read errors etc but this was cured with the ford mobile connect update via the USB port - that solved most of the issues but the phone and stereo still wont automatically connect everytime I get in the car, it maybe connects 1 out of 10 times getting in the car. The stereo just sits at the searching screen looking for the phone but the phone doesn't respond. If i tell the phone to connect - it connects fine. It should work seemlessley though. Just want to clarify if it is a known issue and somebody else has got the same problem or is it just my phone or car? Thanks in advance. For anybody that hasn't updated yet:
  7. Iphone 4 Bluetooth + Sony Dab/cd Stereo

    update to fix the issues you're having:
  8. Iphone 4 Bluetooth + Sony Dab/cd Stereo

    I've tried re-bonding, and also factory reset phone to see if that makes a difference. It doesn't. :( The phone is new aswell, so I know theres not a hardware issue with the phone. Somebody else has to be using an iphone 4 on ios 5 with the same unit- would love to hear from them about whether or not it works.
  9. Iphone 4 Bluetooth + Sony Dab/cd Stereo

    No there is no option but it does auto connect to other BT devices when it comes near them - so don't see why it doesnt with my car.
  10. Hi, So I got a new titanium model focus the other day - px'd my old zetec model. Got a 1.6 petrol 2011 focus titanium. This new one has the sony DAB/CD bluetooth usb etc headunit. Had issues to start with the car not reading the songs etc when streaming but quickly resolved with the USB update (did this 2 days ago). However, when I get in the car I still have to tell my phone to connect to the bluetooth again! Everytime. I can turn the stereo on/off and it will then connect but it should really be seemless. What I want to know is wether or not it is a known issue or is it just my particular car or phone? They bond fine, everything works - it is just that it will not automitcally pair when the car is turned on. The stereo sits at "Searching...." for the phone, but unless I turn it off and on or tell the phone to connect now it will not do anything. Thanks.
  11. Black Box Insurance, Teenager?

    I think the co-op one is pretty unique. It's called the smartbox-i got a quote with them and it was very cheap, I was going to purchase.. until they asked for a date of install! Haha.
  12. Black Box Insurance, Teenager?

    I think co-op do a similar one that also monitors how hard your accelerate/brake and go round corners... No thank you! Haha.
  13. Hertfordshire Meet

    I'll meet, stevenage aswell.
  14. Stiff Front Suspension?

    Sorry if it's in the wrong forum, I was in my work mates focus the other day, coming out of work car-park and noticed his car doesn't thud when going over a particular bump out of the carpark but yet mine does. He has exactly the same model and engine as mine including the same tyres running at the reccomended PSI.. His car has slighlty more miles than mine, his is around 60k mines around 50k. I've always thought my suspension was a bit stiff but thought that it was just how the car was. It's actually quite annoying when you hear the car creaking and thuding when going over relativley small inperfections on the road. I've adjusted the tyre pressures now so that they're running on 31 front and 33 rear that seems to have helped a little but I shouldnt have to run the front tyres at a lower PSI to remedy it. It's also hard to get the suspension to depress by pushing on the car. Anyone else think there cars a bit stiff or is it just mine? It's a 1.8 TDCI 2008 zetec climate. Standard allows, factory tyres..
  15. Changing A 1.8 Tdci Fuel Filter

    The correct way to do it would be to use a pump, however, me and many others on this forum have done it without the pump and not had any issues. I believe Lenny has a good writeup on how to do it. Basically it's a case of taking the metal shield off, pulling the pipes off and the electric plug (remember to plug the pipes, unslot the fuel filter housing, unscrew it, dispose of old diesel, renew filter ensuring to replace O Ring aswell, fill housing to brim with new fuel, ensure filter and o ring are correctly seated on the lid, pop the lid on and screw onto the filter housing. Loads of diesel will spill. Slot the filter housing back in, pop pipes and cable back on, turn ignition to on, then off for about 5 times.. turn the car over. If car doesn't start, turn off the ignition and back on again, this will prime the fuel system drawing any air out. Keep repeating this proccess until the car starts and idles fine. It's vital you leave as little air as possible in the pipes and housing otherwise if you have too much the system will need to be bled with a pump. Also make sure the O ring and lid are properly seated in the lid so no air can be drawn in under the pressure.