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  1. SYNC 1.1 APIM module configuration

    At this time I do not have the SYNC 1.1 APIM configuration of the 10 speaker Sony audio system. To retrieve the correct configuration I need a license plate number or VIN number of a Focus MK3 with a SYNC 1.1 based 10 speaker Sony audio system. Unfortunately these are very hard to find.
  2. Front parking sensor on focus mk3

    No, that is not possible. Without the wiring and front sensors connected a PAM module that supports both front and rear parking sensors generates DTC codes and disables the complete parking sensor system.
  3. Latest Sync 1.1 update / version

    The SYNC 1.0 system can only be updated by a Ford dealer. Ford stopped the support for this system about 4 Years ago. There are very few people who want to update the SYNC 1.0 system. Most Ford dealers charge rediculous money for updating the SYNC 1.0 system. A 2013 Focus with SYNC 1.0 should have one of the latest available software versions anyway. Upgrading to the SYNC 1.1 system by changing (and reprogramming) the APIM module will be much easier (and probably also be cheaper).
  4. Latest Sync 1.1 update / version

    Sync 1.1 was introduced in 2014. A 2013 Focus MK3 should have the SYNC 1.0 system. The type of APIM (SYNC) module can be determined by the part number. SYNC 1.0 APIM modules have a part number that starts with AM5T- or BM5T-. SYNC 1.1 APIM modules have a part number that starts with D1BT-, E1BT or F1BT. The latest available update for the SYNC 1.1 system is version V5.9 which was released over 2 Years ago. Later versions are also available but only from an official Ford dealer and a limited number of different APIM versions. Your car has the SYNC 1.0 system.
  5. USB/Bluetooth

    USB is a data connection and no audio connection. When connecting a phone to the radio by using the USB conection the phone must be configured as a mass storage device. Now the audio files that are stored on the phones internal and external memory can be played from the Ford audio system (as long as the audio file format is suported).
  6. Ford Focus LX (54 Plate) Alarm System?

    Double locking can only be activated if the car actually has the "double locking" locks. It is not possible to activate the double locking function on a car with "standard" locks.
  7. Auto locking doors

    This warning is completely normal and will be displayed for every parameter you change.
  8. Fuel filter change guide/help

    The reason why you did not find any guide is because there simply is no changeable fuel filter on your car. The Focus MK2/MK2.5 and MK3/MK3.5 Petrol versions do not have a changeable fuel filter. There is only a strainer mounted at the intake of the fuel pump assembly inside the fuel tank. This strainer is not a serviceable part.
  9. US HID Adaptive Headlight Housing

    Be aware that autoleveling is not mandatory for HID headlights in the USA. In the USA most vehicles with factory fitted HID lights do have a manual headlight leveling system. USA Focus MK3 HID headlights for example have exactly the same manual headlight leveling system as the European Focus MK3 halogen headlights. This may also be the same for the USA Focus MK3.5 HID headlights.
  10. TPMS - Disable

    Ford installed the TPMS tyre deflation detection system as standard on Focus MK3 versions produced after approximately 03-2014. Earlier vehicles did have the optional DDS tyre defation detection system. TPMS based Focus MK3/MK3.5 versions do no longer support the DDS system. DDS is simply no longer supported by the electronics. TPMS can be disabled but as already said before this is illegal.
  11. Focus headlights

    The square cutouts are for the original HID ballasts. There are no blanking plates available for these cutouts. If you want to blank them you have to make the blanking plates yourself. These lights are not suitible for halogen light bulbs. There are no halogen bulbs that are a direct fit into the D1S projectors of these headlights. Also be aware that the Focus MK2.5 HID lights have different height adjustment motors. The height adjustment motors of the HID headlights are not suitible for the manual (electric) height control system of the halogen headlights. The height adjustment motors are fully integrated into the headlight housing and can not be replaced (halogen height adjustment motors do not even fit inside these headlights). When installing these headlights you will loose the manual (electric) height control. These headlights are basically just aftermarket replacement shells for the OEM HID headlights. If you want to use these headlights you should install the original HID ballasts, HID lights and autolevelling system. Every other setup will require major modifications to make them even work.
  12. New 2018 focus

    Leaked information from Ford and info on Ford Etis suggests that the available Petrol engines at the introduction of the Focus MK4 will all be 3-cilinder Petrol engines. Next to the well known 100 HP and 125 HP 1.0 ECOboost there will be an all new 120 HP 1.5 Duratec 3-cilinder engine and an all new 150 HP 1.5 ECOboost 3-cilinder engine. I expect the new 1.5 ECOboost to also be available in a more powerful version at a later date. I suspect that the naturally aspirated 120 HP 1.5 Duratec engine will only be available for markets where the 1.0 ECOboost is not available. Until now I did not found any information about the MK4 Diesel engines yet.
  13. Help with full lock noise

    This is completely normal for a conventional hydraulic power steering system. This system has an engine driven power steering pump that continuously circulates the power steering fluid through the system. At full lock position at either side a spring loaded pressure release valve inside the steering rack opens to avoid excessive pressure inside the high pressure part of the power steering system. when the spring loaded pressure release valve opens the power steering fluid is forced through the valve which can cause noises. Opening of the spring loaded pressure release valves inside the steering rack at full lock takes a much higher pressure from the power steering pump than during normal driving conditions. The extra stress on the power steering pump can also cause the pump to make a bit more noise. Holding the steering wheel at full lock for more than a few seconds should be avoided. It puts more stress on the power steering system and also generates heat inside the system.
  14. Replacement key cost??

    The Focus MK3 has the latest generation of the Ford CODED PATS immobilizer system. To program a new transponder key for this system access to the web based Ford FRDS diagnostic system is required. Access to the key programming features of this system is limited to Ford employees and a selected number of professional independent users. The known INCODE/OUTCODE generators are not suitible for the latest generation of the Ford CODED PATS system. These INCODE/OUTCODE generators only work for the older generations of the Ford CODED PATS system. Programming additional keys yourself by using the 2 original key method was only possible on the older Ford TIMED PATS system that was used on the focus MK1/MK1.5. From the Focus MK2 onwards Ford used the more advanced CODED PATS system. Keys of this system can only be programmed using a suitible diagnostic system.
  15. LED Replacement Bulbs

    The standard halogen headlights of most Ford models are controlled by using a PWM (Pulse Widt Modulation) signal. The PWM signal basically switches the lights on and off continuously at a very high frequency (which is not visible for the human eye). By adjusting the width of the pulses the light output of the lights can have different intensities. PWM is used on modern Ford models to improve the life expectancy of the halogen light bulbs and to use the same light bulb for 2 (or more) different functions. Unfortunately the PWM signal can seriously affect the life expectancy of HID bulbs and LED bulbs with integrated voltage regulators..