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About DJ_Andy_M

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    Ford Focus MK3.5 Facelift Titanium
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  1. Please see my comment above. There is no AppLink on Sync 2. It was never completed or released sadly.
  2. Side lights on Eurospec cars suck anyway imo. The soul purpose is to mark the outline of the car/make the car distinguishable from a motorbike is what I believe. The americans got that right with their amber side markers and sidelights in the indicators. I've noticed a lot of motor cycles with ambers now and it makes a difference in being able to tell a car with a knackered headlight and a motorbike!
  3. The APIM side of the car has to be done by the dealer as it involves removing the rear USB port and plugging that into a computer. However the Sync 2 side can be done by you without issues. If you go to either the Ford India or Ford Australia site in Internet Explorer you can get the latest updates, and they will not void your warranty. I was very honest with my dealer about what I had done and actually he knew about it already and was somewhat encouraging of doing it I guess!
  4. I found out from XDA forums I think it was that actually all of the "AppLink" documentation and video demonstrations are of unreleased and uncompleted software. It could happen one day, but I really don't think it will. So even the US lot don't have it on their Sync 2 either :( When I say it could happen, you have that "install apps/updates" button which is some indication of a feature that never happened. Plus you can connect the car as wifi client to a network rather than just as a hotspot....
  5. However, how many MOT stations have you known to fail an MOT due to a non-e marked component be it an LED or a lens?
  6. Gotta say the sedan looks awesome. Although I don't understand why ford chose to leave the silver bit in where us EU people would normally have an amber indicator. I think it would have looked better with a more full brake light!
  7. My 2008 1.6 TDCi certainly was not ceramic. I think 2009 was actually the year they changed them.
  8. Further update for those also having DAB issues. I had a call earlier this week from my local Ford service branch... "Hi, we've booked you in for Thursday as we want your car back to do some more things to it". Got it back today, after them having it over night and the result is a very positive one. After 7+ hours of trying to reflash the APIM and another module (which I've found out is running Java at the core) they've finally fixed my DAB problem it appears. Apparently there was new software released about a month ago, and Ford wanted the technician to give it a try on my car. Also the Microsoft side of the software seems to be a whole lot more responsive now this update has been applied too. So, if you find your DAB doesn't tune to stations properly i.e switch from one multiplex to another, or you browse for stations and it just sits there for half an hour go and hassle Ford and tell them about this APIM update. I'll feed back further after I've driven it for a few days.
  9. Pretty sure the Focus already has an amplifier built in to be honest. You've got a MK2.5 right? Why not retrofit DAB instead?
  10. For those of you struggling with the fuse/relay setup, I purchased a very clever device that I fitted to my old MK2 Mondeo. Check this out: It works on the high beams like what all new fords come with, vw etc. But they also do a dipped beam version too.
  11. This guide is excellent, thanks. However didn't fix my two problems with my DAB or my iPod! And it didn't give me AppLink which the americans have had since Sync 2 came out over there! Any ideas on when the next one is likely to be released?
  12. Do you have any links at all for said poly bushes? Also is this for the 1.5?
  13. I can say my 2015 Focus 1.5 TDCi 120ps was noticeably clunky through 1-3 yesterday, and I do often have a bit of a shudder going into third like I've pulled the clutch up too quick (probably my driving tbh). I've got 15,500 on the clock. It is still however smooth most of the time in all gears despite that noise (again I put it down to me and not the car).
  14. I've just been trying to figure Applink out myself. The Ford UK website states that Sync 2 does not support applink what so ever. Yet again, Ford Europe has shafted us. Found various documentation for US variants, and their Sync 2 certainly has it.
  15. Ford Focus MK3.5 Titanium X. Um so I found a new feature of my car... The central dash screen between the dials decided to crash when I went to the info section to view the "Driver alert" feature. When I say crashed, even the milage stopped going up. Managed to reset it though once I had stopped by locking the car completely! Anyone else experienced this or have I found another unique bug?