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irl-06lx

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model LX
  • Ford Year 2006
  • UK/Ireland Location Dublin
  • Annual Mileage 5001 to 10,000
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  1. Since I got my 2006 Lx in december, the lack of drivers side roof grab handle has been annoying me. I like having it there when stopped and occasionally when cruising at certain speeds on certain roads. I didn't have a sunglasses holder, all that was there was a cover over each mounting point. I posted about these not so long ago and didn't get much info so I decided to see what was involved in swapping the cover mounts for the handle mounts. Firstly, You need to pull the A pillar covers off. They're the supports running up either side of the windscreen. SImply put a few fingers in behind the top and pull firmly but evenly. It will sound like its snapping but just keep pulling. They are stepped clips, meaning that they have different distances they can clip in to, so the first few clicks when removing or replacing doesn't mean its all the way there. There are three of these clips along the cover, as well as three simple pegs that fit into holes in the metal support. The clips on the cover are white, and the receivers are black, just so you know what lines up where. Then I prised off the covers to reveal the mounts for them you can see the difference in the mounts from the handle and the covers. A flat head screw driver under the flap on the handle will lift it to reveal a screw on each handle mount. Remove the two screws holding the visor on pull the rubber seal off all four doors frames (on the car not the door) (not sure how a 3 door model works with this) you can simply pull the headliner away from the plastic cover where the seatbelt recoiler is, no need to take it off once this is all free you need to work your hand in above the headliner to release the mounting points for the handle. They are simple metal clips that are pushed up through these metal holes. If you have the covers, the receivers for these are simply sitting on top op the headliner and come off with absolute ease. Just push them up a bit once the headliner is free. You need to squeeze the clip so that it fits back through the hole. Its not to hard, but you need a fair amount of force. I only pushed the side of the clip furthest from the door and it started to come back through, once it starts it pulls out easily enough. Then you simply push these clips into the two holes on the side you want the handle, replace the headliner by the seatbelt, screw in the visor and replace the A pillar cover (make sure you have the headliner behind the cover) then replace the rubber seal and finally screw in the handle. If you have the covers, you need to place the receiver in above the headliner on the side where you removed the handle and put the visible cover on. Remember, the side with 1 clip goes to the inside of the car. I took the passenger side off as had only gone out for 5 min to look at doing this and had it finished in 15. WHat I'm going to do soon is look at taking a back seat handle and putting it on the passenger side. There a few differences. 1. The handle has a hook on it and I need to double check that all handles are the same size, width wise. I will take the handle from behind the drivers seat. I can then have a passenger handle and hang something there. I will also have a handle with a hook behind the drivers seat which is the most convenient as I will generally approach from the drivers side. 2. I need to look at loosening the headliner to allow the same access to the mounting points. I'll post back when I look at it
  2. Since I got my 2006 Lx in december, the lack of drivers side roof grab handle has been annoying me. I like having it there when stopped and occasionally when cruising at certain speeds on certain roads. I didn't have a sunglasses holder, all that was there was a cover over each mounting point. I posted about these not so long ago and didn't get much info so I decided to see what was involved in swapping the cover mounts for the handle mounts. Firstly, You need to pull the A pillar covers off. They're the supports running up either side of the windscreen. SImply put a few fingers in behind the top and pull firmly but evenly. It will sound like its snapping but just keep pulling. They are stepped clips, meaning that they have different distances they can clip in to, so the first few clicks when removing or replacing doesn't mean its all the way there. There are three of these clips along the cover, as well as three simple pegs that fit into holes in the metal support. The clips on the cover are white, and the receivers are black, just so you know what lines up where. Then I prised off the covers to reveal the mounts for them you can see the difference in the mounts from the handle and the covers. A flat head screw driver under the flap on the handle will lift it to reveal a screw on each handle mount. Remove the two screws holding the visor on pull the rubber seal off all four doors frames (on the car not the door) (not sure how a 3 door model works with this) you can simply pull the headliner away from the plastic cover where the seatbelt recoiler is, no need to take it off once this is all free you need to work your hand in above the headliner to release the mounting points for the handle. They are simple metal clips that are pushed up through these metal holes. If you have the covers, the receivers for these are simply sitting on top op the headliner and come off with absolute ease. Just push them up a bit once the headliner is free. You need to squeeze the clip so that it fits back through the hole. Its not to hard, but you need a fair amount of force. I only pushed the side of the clip furthest from the door and it started to come back through, once it starts it pulls out easily enough. Then you simply push these clips into the two holes on the side you want the handle, replace the headliner by the seatbelt, screw in the visor and replace the A pillar cover (make sure you have the headliner behind the cover) then replace the rubber seal and finally screw in the handle. If you have the covers, you need to place the receiver in above the headliner on the side where you removed the handle and put the visible cover on. Remember, the side with 1 clip goes to the inside of the car. I took the passenger side off as had only gone out for 5 min to look at doing this and had it finished in 15. WHat I'm going to do soon is look at taking a back seat handle and putting it on the passenger side. There a few differences. 1. The handle has a hook on it and I need to double check that all handles are the same size, width wise. I will take the handle from behind the drivers seat. I can then have a passenger handle and hang something there. I will also have a handle with a hook behind the drivers seat which is the most convenient as I will generally approach from the drivers side. 2. I need to look at loosening the headliner to allow the same access to the mounting points. I'll post back when I look at it
  3. ye i might ask them to give it a clean and retake the pic. the bottom section of the wheel, the left most white mark looks like a nick out of it at the very least.
  4. thanks for the links, dont see an option to buy any of the ones I've found on the second site, and the first site is not in english and haven't had a chance to translate yet. the ebay one is brilliant except it looks a bit damaged at the bottom.
  5. ye but finding the wheel is like finding a needle in a haystack..
  6. would love a button as mentioned before for just cruise on/off. Dontr really need the increase speed etc just a simple on off would be amazing. Any info on doing this anyone?
  7. Petrol Display Question

    nowadays a tenner doesn't get that much fuel, i've seen it a good few times that it barely registers when you put it in. Sometimes it readjusts after a while, others it doesn't. Its been 8 months since i did anything less than fill it though and petrol has only gone up, so you'd get even less than i would have.
  8. Mk2.5 Gear Stick Gaiter Clips

    ok cool thanks didnt see you stated it my bad. However, the ring around the mk2.5 is slightly bigger as my mk2 gaiter and chrome ring don't fit. Once they clip in the same then happy days
  9. Mk2.5 Gear Stick Gaiter Clips

    I'm getting one from fordpartsuk.com, not cheap about £60 including delivery but cant find one on ebay at all. Stoney the picture you showed is for the mk 2 i believe. Looking at the attached picture in the OP of what mine is like now, does it look like I'm missing anything?
  10. Hi all, Looking for info as to how the gearstick gaiter on the mk2.5 clips in. I have put one of the arm rests into my mk2 and it works well however I need the below pictured gearstick gaiter (including chrome base surround) Can anyone enlighten me ideally with images as to hwo it clips in and will my console take it? Basically, is there anything car specific about how it clips in or does it clip straight to the console? If it goes straight to the console it should be able to clip in when the console is out, so if it cant then im in trouble. Picture kindly by lenny. The attached picture is what mine looks like.
  11. As the title says, cd is stuck in my 6000CD. It will play but won't eject. any ideas?
  12. just finished wiring the switch into my cable, hope it still works on both modules as it did!. cant wait for the new software
  13. Focus Centre Console Media Player Advice.

    I'm looking for something similar, mainly with a reverse camera input (bluetooth and sat nav not vital) but for an early 2006 model with 6000cd that takes radio keys. Any idea?
  14. still pretty confused about where the switch goes. Followed the guide perfectly and all is working. Can someone post up something like "place switch on wire coming from pin 6 to the plug on the board" I have the two loose wires taped up and labeled as the guide says.
  15. See my post above. Don't put files in system32. Put them straight into the windows folder an run as admin. make sure user account control is off. You need to restart after you turn it off then run the RegDll as admin (right click to do this) All should be grand then