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DJ_Andy_M

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    Ford Focus MK3.5 Facelift Titanium X
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  1. Connectors off inside of headlight

    Wrong. The legislation was changed. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aftermarket-hid-headlamps/aftermarket-hid-headlamps 3. HID headlamp unit requirements Therefore a HID headlamp unit sold in the aftermarket should: be type approved to ECE Regulation 98 as a component when fitted to the vehicle should enable ECE Regulation 48 to be complied with (although no government inspection will take place) comply with RVLR as far as “use” is concerned In practice this means: the headlamp unit (outer lens, reflector, bulb) shall be type approved to ECE 98 and be “e-marked” to demonstrate this. That can only be done by the headlamp supplier - Hella, Valeo etc. - who must test the headlamp in an independent laboratory once fitted to the vehicle it must have headlamp cleaning and self-levelling (which can be for the headlamp or can be in the vehicle suspension - some expensive estate cars have “self-levelling suspension” and that is adequate). Also the dipped beam must stay on with the main beam the headlamp must be maintained in good working order, kept clean, and aligned/adjusted correctly in the same way as any other headlamp Under the Road Traffic Act 1988 it is an offence to supply, fit or use vehicle parts which are not legal. In summary: it is not permitted to convert an existing halogen headlamp unit for use with HID bulbs. The entire headlamp unit must be replaced with one designed and approved for use with HID bulbs and it must be installed in accordance with the rules stated above.
  2. Ford Focus Sync 2 Update

    Without the DAB head unit in the dash, you're not going to be able to enable DAB. Where in the world are you? Greece? If so, you only have DAB+ on test at the moment which is why your car doesn't have DAB! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countries_using_DAB/DMB#Greece
  3. Ford Focus Sync 2 Update

    I'm pretty sure the Sync 2 comes with DAB as standard...... Can you send us a screenshot of the media page without the DAB button?
  4. Ford Focus Sync 2 Update

    When someone sends you a long text message, this message is actually split up as the limit per message is 153 characters. I'm guessing the car is only reading the first part of that message for that reason.
  5. New Tyres Wanted - and you're help

    I'm baffled that your tires are down that low at 8500 miles. My Conti SportContact 3's supplied from factory did a total of 25k per the car's milage and that's after I picked her up on 13.5k miles. My sportcontact 5's that replaced them also did 25k. I'm now on 51k and just recently fitted premiumcontact 6s.
  6. Focus mk2.5 H7 led Headlamp bulbs

    And also very illegal.
  7. 2015 ford focus stereo lights not working

    If they are telling you software is up to date they could be fobbing you off. I've had a many number of updates applied to my system in the last 12 months trying to fix a sound issue with my car, and another one is due soon. This issue is fixed with a software update.
  8. Focus mk2.5 H7 led Headlamp bulbs

    These bulbs are NOT approved for road use and will cause dazzle. They must be installed in a projector housing to ensure that they don't dazzle and will also require automatic levelling like HID bulbs.
  9. TPMS - Disable

    Good luck, its not just Ford. If you want to avoid TPMS, you'll need to buy an older car before the legislation was passed.
  10. Hi Guys, I'd like to import some to give mine a unique look but I don't know if the internals are the same as the EU/UK ones and would have the ability to respond to the command from the car so that the cut off is for UK use. My gut feeling would be yes they should be as they would adjust the cut off there as they would here when doing their adaptive thing. I.e mine go flat on certain roads, and when I stop behind cars. Anyone know much about the US housing for the adaptive headlights? Are they identical to the EU/UK version other than the reflectors on the corners?
  11. TPMS - Disable

    Same goes for the people who don't replace blown car bulbs.
  12. Just a word of advice when doing this. If you get any issues with the car Ford can and will void your warranty if they notice you've been messing around with values. Whether its entirely true or not but my dealer said that data from your car that they need to take to diagnose an issue goes back to Ford in Chicago USA and they will be able to see values have been changed.
  13. Service cost of 1.5 tdci 65 plate focus

    Servicing must be completed by a VAT registered garage or Ford dealer using Ford parts otherwise the warranty will become void. I'm assuming when you say two years old you have a 2016 Focus? Already had this conversation with them myself, and while yes it is an expensive outlay during the warranty period. If something was to go wrong with the engine or associated parts, they can't then blame you for using a "dodgy backstreet" garage or yourself for causing a problem as apparently VAT assumes that they are a professional outfit.
  14. TPMS - Disable

    TPMS is a compulsory requirement for your car to pass MOT and is for all cars from 2012 and onward. You cannot disable them. https://www.tyresafe.org/media-centre/latest-news/731-new-legislation-causing-uninformed-motorists-to-fail-mot/
  15. New 2018 focus

    To be fair, I think we'll see the new Mondeo before we see the Focus. If you check out https://www.ford.com/cars/fusion/?gnav=header-all-vehicles the new Fusion which is our Mondeo is already in production..