DJ_Andy_M

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    Andy

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  • Ford Model
    Ford Focus MK3.5 Facelift Titanium X
  • Ford Year
    2015
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Hampshire
  • Annual Mileage
    15,001 to 20,000

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  1. There is a control module in the light, which talks to another module in the car. They are probably not compatible with each other.
  2. I'm guessing our engines don't like the additive package they add to their fuel. I'm glad that I am not the only one to have noticed this too! There are some quite obvious give aways. Under normal idle you'll notice your needle is less than 1000rpm, in a regeneration it's around 1000 or above. The engine note changes to quite a growl when idling, and for me I can feel it through the body of the car.
  3. You're going to need a complete loom change, which involves removing the dashboard I should think!
  4. How does an Audi headlight apply to a focus? It doesn't Thanks for trying though... I have finally figured it out, and I have made my own how to video which I will be uploading seeing as there isn't one.
  5. Lets get a couple of things straight here as you seem to be confusing bulbs, and housings: The titanium X comes with HID Xenon bulbs and projector housings as standard I believe. These are a D3S bulb. There are NO LEGAL HID/XENON KITS that can be installed in HALOGEN lenses. If you have got H7 fittings with Xenon HID's, they are illegal, will cause dazzle, and will void your insurance. This is a D3S genuine, HID bulb. This is an illegal H7 HID conversion bulb And this is a normal, legal H7 bulb
  6. Have you checked to see if the wiring between the windscreen and where the switch should be even exists in the car? No point buying a switch without the loom being there.
  7. Ordered a set of new bulbs for the Focus as they're pretty much coming to their end (been on the car since day one, I do a lot of night driving), and I've taken one out to be presented with a bulb with a collar around the fitting and two screws which looks like it needs to be transferred to the new bulb. However, because Google/Youtube is a POS and it now likes to show me the most completely irrelevant results, I'm going to ask here and see if anyone has changed a bulb on this model of Focus yet? I'm confused as the bulbs are identical, D3S, but as I said above there is this extra bit of plastic to allow it to clip onto the headlamp housing.
  8. The above post will sort you out! It's dead easy. Regarding the Nav card, does your car have nav enabled in the first place? Regarding getting it via Ford's own website. It seems they've changed their websites abroad, and because there is a dealer only release of Sync 2 V3.10 I expect they have taken the old V3.8 offline until they release this 3.10 version that has been talked about in other forums.
  9. Those skirts are a completely different white to your car! Other than that, your car looks absolutely stunning! Looking forward to seeing what the current non-body coloured bits come out like. I almost went for the ST-3 estate, instead went for the Titanium X as I couldn't justify it over a 1.5TDCi for about 5K less, and the same features other than a sporty look, higher fuel consumption and higher tax.
  10. You need to carefully prise off the mirror, and you can then pull the bulb holder out.
  11. You might have some warranty left. Get it to Ford asap to get it looked at.
  12. Are we talking corner markers like what Volvo's have got, or the american style side lights in the indicators? Until my l got my 2015, I've run my indicators on 27watt/7watt dual filament bulbs with a modified bulb holder. You can have them as long as you leave the original sidelights in as well according to my MOT tester. My MOT tester also has said "they are additional lights and therefore not tested, and because they don't interfere with the operation of the indicator they can't be considered an MOT failure". I've also not had any issues with the plod, but I always carried my original bulb holders and their bulbs just in case. The things you have to worry about are stupid people not registering they aren't flashing, and the excuse you give to your insurance company if you do get involved in an accident.
  13. I have an estate so I don't know if that has any bearing on the bass at all. I also find that having the parcel shelf open makes a massive difference. Also the carpet over the top of the sub seems to do something to the bass as well. Lifting it up with the sub in action has an adverse effect on the sound coming out of it. On my EQ the bass is set to +3.
  14. It's a real interesting noise when its in the process of doing one, and a weird feeling in the steering wheel as well. Thankfully tonight it started to do it again as I came off the A303 so I thrashed the revs down the A roads for a bit. If in doubt of how far along it is i'll sit with the revs at 2000 for a couple of minutes in the car park and release. If it goes back to sounding normal/auto stop start kicks in we're all good. I do two good motorway runs on a friday and saturday night, so most of the time it stays clean as a bell. Its only when I do extra bits of town driving on top of my daily commute/weekend run that I find it wants to do an active regeneration. Also it seems to be fuel dependant as well for me. BP ultimate in the tank, I don't get an active regeneration for weeks. As soon as I start putting Shell in there, different story.
  15. I'm going to chime in about the DAB in my 2015 model. It's the best DAB i've had in a car. From Southampton to New Castle, I rarely had a moment where the signal wasn't constant from the National DAB platform. The problem isn't the car, its the transmitters. The local ones are absolutely shoddy, but the national DAB seems to be doing alright.