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About DJ_Andy_M

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    Ford Focus MK3.5 Facelift Titanium X
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    15,001 to 20,000

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  1. Ford's design was type approved before 2012 so no requirement. The next generation of Focus will have them as standard using the main beams if not LED.
  2. Good practice to have and considering it myself (though I get a full service every 6 with the number of miles I do!) but not as essential to have on the 1.5TDCi unlike the old 16v 1.6TDCi pieces of poo from the MK2 years!
  3. That's a different message. That's "Oil change required". Service now means something has potentially fundamentally gone wrong with the engine. Without codes you won't have any idea. Mine did it and it was related to the fuel pump circuit staying open for some reason.
  4. Holding it near the ignition barrel isn't going to work as the receiver is in the central arm rest. Sounds like the battery has failed in the fob.
  5. You'd probably need a new loom to accommodate the DRLs as the car's central computer will need to be configured to tell it you have LED running lights. Normally when running lights are installed, you have the LED rear lights to go with them.
  6. Bit of an update... Customer relations seem to be taking this somewhat seriously. They want to talk with the dealer I'm using to get all the facts.
  7. This is good news. I'd love to know where my white noise issue was being caused now. I'm in high suspicion the DSP is the root cause of everything sound related.
  8. My MK3.5 titanium X doesn't tell me which tyre is deflated. It just warns me I need to go air up!
  9. They've opened a case for me, whether it will be of any use I don't know yet. Might have also put the dealer's back up a bit by doing this as well though. I've had the AHU bit replaced which I believe is the bit with the CD drive in it. They also tried a rollback to the previous software but this didn't cure it, although it does make me wonder if they rolled back the DSP unit if that is also upgradeable? The dealer now wants the car back for 3 days as they want to try and recreate the problem of which I've already shown them in action by video of the AHU tests with it working and not working. Plus it happened the moment I started the car on the forecourt one after one of the previous attempts to fix it failed. Thank you. The dealer's electrical technician seems to think that with the Sony unit they've now built it into the AHU/CD unit like with the standard system but I'm reading otherwise! Might have to have a ganders without disturbing too much.
  10. I have the premium Sony sound system with the 10 speakers in my car. I keep losing the centre and sub woofer randomly when driving and it won't return until the car is powered down for a while. The head unit has been replaced, and this still hasn't fixed it. Curiously this started happen after a software to try and fix other issues with the previous head unit. Does anyone know if there is still a separate dsp/amp in the MK3.5 or is it now contained in the head unit its self? I am going to call Ford directly and see what they have to say about the matter as my dealer is running out of things to try and things to replace!
  11. Slight issue though. The port is moulded into the plastic so that it marries with the trim that sits on top.
  12. This was for the 1.5 diesel yes.
  13. The hub is the little black box that contains the usb port, sd card port and if you're lucky the rca inputs. Connected to the back of that is another usb type lead which is also used for software updates. Its a little bit like an OTG cable I guess.
  14. Ah, the joys of owning a MK3 Mondeo. I loved mine, and did that a few times in the year I owned it!
  15. He's got the dreaded DV6 16v PSA engine.