JW1982

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    Focus MK3 Champions Edition
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    2013
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  1. The exact type of radio can only be determined correctly by the part number. Note that the date listed on the radio is usually the production date. Next to this ford also lists a expiration date on the radio. The expiration date is 5 Years after the production date. If the radio has a label with 2013 it can either mean that the radio was produced in 2013 or that the expiration date is 2013 and the radio is actually produced in 2008.
  2. Did you install the correct type of Sony radio? The phone not connecting suggests that you installed an incorrect radio. Both the GEN 2 and GEN 3 Sony radio look identical from the outside. However there are technical differences. Next there are technical differences between the Sony radio's of the different Ford models. The GEN 2 radio is based on the 1st generation Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system. The GEN 3 radio is based on the 2nd generation Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system. Radio's, wiring and modules of the 1st and 2nd generation Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system are not compatible.
  3. The 2.0 TDCI has a cartridge type oil filter. The oil filter itself is basically just a paper filter element which is installed into the housing on top of the oil cooler. The housing has a cap which can be removed using a 27 mm socket.
  4. Ford supplies and installs the X-vision parking sensors as an approved accessoire. However these are aftermarket parking sensors and just like any other aftermarket parking sensors the X-vision system is a standalone system which does not integrate into the existing vehicle electronics. It is completely normal that there is no visual information is shown on the FCDIM (display of the car). X-vision used to have an additional CANbus module to display the parking sensor information onto the FCDIM. This optional module acts as a gateway between the X-vision parking sensor system and the FCDIM. However this module is no longer listed on the X-vision website.
  5. The test menu of the instrument cluster also shows a calculated temperature.
  6. When changing the thermostat it is recommended to also change the coolant. On the 1.0 ECOboost the coolant can form crystals as a result of the higher coolant temperature. These crystals can attach to the internal cooling system parts and cause problems on the long term. When changing the thermostat the coolant system needs to be partly drained anyway so it is little effort to change the coolant completely. On this type of engine it is highly recommended to vacuum fill the coolant system. This way there will be absolutely no air in the coolant system.
  7. A decent diagnostic system/software should indeed be able to display the realtime temperature.
  8. Be aware that the temperature shown on the temperature gauge is a calculated value. This is not a realtime value. The temperature shown on the temperature gauge is calculated by the PCM. The PCM uses data of several sensors to calculate the temperature. Every single one of these sensors can affect the temperature that is shown on the gauge. I have seen before that a defective sensor that is not directly related to the engine temperature caused incorrect temperature gauge readings.
  9. This is the correct new type of degas hose. This type of hose was not yet available in 2013 so for some reason it has already been replaced before you bought the car.
  10. Based on the specifications listed by the seller this interface should be fine.
  11. Currently Forscan is the most advanced free diagnostic software for most Ford models. This problem is capable to perform diagnostics and has the ability to configure the different modules of the car. ELMconfig was specifically designed for the Focus MK2/MK2.5 and the C-max/Kuga. At a later time the developer of this program also added support for the Mondeo MK4 and S-max/Galaxy. However the ELMconfig is basically designed for configuration of the different modules and not for diagnostics. FTDI is the brand of the chipset that is used to convert USB to serial. A few Years ago FTDI was the only chipset that supported a Baudrate of 500.000 Kbps. Other chipsets like the Silicon Labs or Profilic chipsets did only support lower Baudrates. Back in the days the FTDI chipset was the best by far. Currently the other brands do also support 500.000 Kbps so the brand of the chipset became less important. However when buying an ELM327 interface it is very important to buy an interface that supports a baudrate of 500.000 Kbps.
  12. Personally I would go for a decent quality USB ELM327 with high quality chipset. the USB version is by far the most dependeable version and has higher speed capabilities than the Bluetooth or WiFi versions. The problem these days is that about 90% of all interfaces advertised as being ELM327 are actually clones that are not compatible to the original specifications. A few years ago practically all ELM327 clones did fully comply to the original ELM327 specifications. in order to produce cheaper interfaces many Chinese clone manufacturers developed cheaper alternative components. 90% percent of the clone produced today do have components that are no longer fully compatible with the original ELM327 specifications. This is generally no problem for generic OBD software but more advanced manufacturer specific software like for example the ELMconfig, Forscan or FoCCCus software have different requirements. The interface from your link seems OK to me (at least based on the sellers information). I have a high quality USB ELM327 interface with FTDI chipset that I bought over 6 Years ago. This interface support a maximum baudrate of 500.000 Kbps and is very dependeable. I use it for example for updating the software of instrument clusters. Even applying large software updates that take about 12 hours to complete can be performed without any problems. The downside is that many android devices do not support a USB ELM327 interface. Because of this I also have a Bluetooth version.
  13. Pin 1 and Pin 2 of the Rosenberger HSD connector are used for the video signal from the rear view camera. Pin 3 and Pin 4 are not used. The type of connector you need is a Rosenberger HSD type E connector. You can also use a Rosenberger HSD type Z connector. Just like the fakra connectors the Rosenberger type Z connector is compatible with all versions of this connector.
  14. 1. Open the Forscan program and connect to the vehicle. 2. If connected succesfully go to the "configuration and programming" tab. 3. Select BCM or (BdyCM) Central Configuration (MAIN). 4. Press the start button at the bottom of the screen. 5. In case of a SBL (Secondary Boot Loader) warning message the correct SBL file needs to be downloaded manually into the prescribed folder. SBL files can be downloaded from: https://www.fordtechservice.dealerconnection.com/vdirs/wds/PCMReprogram/DSFM_PCMReprogram.asp?swproduct=IDS 6. Read all warning pop up messages and click OK if you know the risks and want to proceed. 7. Next the configuration of the car will be read and shown on the screen. 8. Now you can change all configuration settings you like. 9. Press "write" to write the changed configuration file to the BCM. 10. Press "write to backup" to write the changed configuration file to the IPC (this is optional). Note that the configuration and programming functions are only available in extended mode.
  15. In that case I would just find a rosenberger HSD connector from a electronic component supplier and make the adapter cable myself.