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  1. I retrofitted the DDS tyre deflation detection system on my previous 2005 Focus MK2 and my current 2013 Focus MK3 also has the DDS system. On both card the system works very accurate without any problems. Even a relative small loss of tyre pressure is detected by the system.
  2. Yes indeed but Ford in the Netherlands (and also in most other European countries) charged about €250,- for the DDS system. Many options that can easily be activated are expensive if ordered from Ford on a new car.
  3. The Focus MK2 did not have a tyre deflation detection system. The DDS tyre deflation detection system was introduced on the Focus MK2.5 as an additional option which at that time was pretty expensive. because of this very few people ordered the DDS system on there new car. This is the reason why very few Focus MK2.5 (and also very few MK3) cars do not have the DDS system. On the late Focus MK3 produced after about the 2nd half of 2014 the newer TPMS tyre deflation system became standard on the Focus MK3 because of new European regulations.
  4. Changing the Bluetooth/Voicecontrol module for the Sound & Connect type module and reconfiguring the car should be enough to make it work.
  5. Compared to the European vehicle type plates the information listed on the vehicle type plates of your car is very limited. As far as i can see these plates do not contain the paint code. Based on your VIN number the color of the car should be Black Mica. As far as I know this paint color was never available in Europe. Black Mica is basically a Mazda paint color and should have mazda paint code 16W.
  6. The Ford dealer is correct. The Ford T6 EFB 60A 590CCA battery is the correct type of battery for the 1.0 and 1.6 ECOboost (and probably also some other engine types). This is the type of battery that is factory fitted to these vehicles. Both my 1.0 ECOboost (125 HP) and my parents 1.6 ECOboost (182 HP) have the Ford T6 EFB 60A 590CCA battery. This type of battery is also specified in the Ford Ecat parts program for these vehicles. On the Focus MK3 the battery capacity is configured in the Central car Configuration. You can fill in your VIN number at the following website (made by the author of the FoCCCus program). Configuration parameter #210 shows the type of battery that is specified in the configuration during the production of the car.
  7. Basically the standard electric windows do not have the quick up functionality and the global/opening/closing functionality because of safety regulations. Because of the lack of a pinch protection on this sytem the windows must be operated by a switch. If the switch is released the window must stop immediately. Without a pinch protection system the windows will simply not stop if something gets stuck between the glass and the door frame. The window will simply proceed closing until the glass breaks or worse. There are aftermarket modules that can be installed to add the quick up functionality and the global/opening/closing functionality to every electric window system. However because of the lack of a pinch protection system these aftermarket systems can be very dangerous.
  8. Only the SYNC 1.1 (SYC with APPlink) can be updated from USB. The correct files can be obtained from the Ford India website. You need an account for this so you have to be creative and enter an adress in India. After being logged in you can download the update files based on VIN number. It is very important to use the correct VIN number. The SYNC 1.0 system can not be updated from USB. This system can only be updated by a Ford dealer. The navigation maps are stored on a SD-card which is inserted into the display. This system is very well protected. This protection is used by Bosch/Blaupunkt for many years and until now has never been cracked. It is not possible to copy the SD-cards in any way. If you want new maps you have to buy a new SD-card. Ford uses maps from TeleAtlas which is currently owned by TomTom. The SD-cards can be bought from a Ford dealer or from a TomTom dealer.
  9. A 2009 Fiesta does not have the SYNC system. It has the old Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system. In 2009 there were basically 2 different Bluetooth systems. * Standard Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system. This system only supports bluetooth phone functionality. * Ford Sound & Connect system. This system supports Bluetooth phone functionality, Bluetooth Audio, USB and Ipod control. If your car does not have a USB port it will have the standard Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system. This system does not support Bluetooth Audio. The Bluetooth/Audio function must be selected by pressing the AUX button multiple times. This way you can switch between AUX, Bluetooth Audio and USB. If the car has the standard Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system the Bluetooth Audio and USB input screens are not present.
  10. The standard electric windows (front electric, rear manual) only have the quick down function for the driver door. The window motors of this system are conventionally controlled by relays and switches. The driver door switch panel contains a circuitry that is responsible for the quick down function. The windows of this system do not have a pinch protection. The optional comfort windows (front and rear electric) have the quick down and quick up function for all doors. Next to this the system also supports global opening/global closing by the remote central locking system. The window motors of this system are digitally controlled by the CANbus system. All windows of this system do have a pinch protection. The MK2.5 Focus ST/RS was available with the optional comfort windows for the 3-door version. This makes it possible to upgrade the standard front electric windows on a 5-door version to comfort windows and leave the rear windows manually. However the 3-door comfort windows parts are pretty rare. To upgrade the standard electric window system to the comfort window system a lot of parts must be replaced. * 2x front window motors including the door modules. * Driver door window control panel * Passenger door control switch. * 2x door wiring loom. * Interior (floor) wiring loom. If you want to also upgrade the rear windows to comfort windows you need the following parts also. * 2x rear window mechanisms including the electric motors and door modules. * 2x door control switch. * 2x door wiring loom. Next to installing the parts it will also be necessary to change the configuration to activate CANbus communication between the GEM module/fuse box and the door modules.
  11. When the control light of the Start/Stop button is not lighting up or flashing combined with a warning message the Start/Stop system will be fully functional. In most cases a non functional Start/Stop system is caused by a bad battery which does no longer have its full capacity Even a small loss of capacity can be the reason of the non functional Start/Stop system. When I bought my car it was only 1 Year old. My car is originally a 1 owner German car that was only used for 6 Months. After these 6 months the car was stored for another 6 Months (because of tax reasons) before it was imported to the Netherlands. When I test drove the car the battery cover was lying in the boot which suggests that the battery has been flat and the battery has been charged or the car has been jump started. As a result of this the battery did not have its full capacity and the Start/Stop system was not functional. After I charged the battery the system worked for 1 or 2 times and then it stopped working. There were no stored DTC codes that related to the Start/Stop system so the system should have been fully functional. After a few Months I replaced the battery and since then the Start/Stop system is fully functioning.
  12. The parking brake cables can only be adjusted inside the car. The mechanism has an adjustment nut to remove slack from the cables. To adjust the cables there is no need to get under the car unless the cables are broken/seized.
  13. There is nothing wrong with a wetbelt as long as the maintenance scheme is followed correctly and the car does not have a DPF. On the 1.8 TDCI Ford changed the timing chain for a wetbelt because of fuel economy and engine noise. This had nothing to do with costs (a wetbelt is even more expensive than a chain). A wetbelt is much quieter than a timing chain and has a lot less rolling resistance than both a timing chain and a (dry) timing belt. This resulted in a slightly lower emmision output which was necessary to (barely) meet emission regulations. Most wetbelt failures are a result of using engine oil which does not have the correct specification or excessive DPF regeneration. During DPF regeneration a lot of extra diesel fuel is injected to raise the DPF temperature. A part of this extra fuel passes the piston rings and contaminates the engine oil. When the car is regenerating excessively the amount of fuel that enters the engine oil can be quite a large amount. Both an incorrect specification engine oil and engine oil contaminated with diesel fuel can affect the material of the wetbelt. A broken wetbelt is pretty rare on a 1.8 TDCI in a Focus MK2.5 because it does not have a DPF. Other Ford models like for example the Transit Connect did have a DPF. On these vehicles a broken wetbelt is a lot more common. The biggest reason is that many Transit Connects are used as delivery vehicles and do not reach the conditions that are needed for succesfull DPF regeneration. Whether the car has a timing chain or a wetbelt also depends on the market the car is made for.. The wetbelt on the 1.8 TDCI was introduced on the focus MK1. Because of different regulations some countries did have the wetbelt while other countries still had a timing chain. The 1.0 ECOboost does even have 2 wetbelts. the first wetbelt drives the camshafts while the second wetbelt drives the variable oil pump. Mainly because of the wetbelts the 1.0 ECOboost engines require a different type of engine oil than all other Ford engines. The changing interval of both the wetbelts of the 1.0 ECOboost is 10 Years or 240.000 KM/150.000 Miles. In some articles Ford says that the wetbelt should last for the life of the engine. This suggests that the expected life of the engine should be about 240.000 KM/150.000 Miles.
  14. SYNC 3 is already available in the USA on several Ford models and is expected to be released this summer in Europe also. It will be introduced on the Mondeo MK5 and S-max/Galaxy first and later also on other Ford models. SYNC 2 can be upgraded to SYNC 3 but this will cost a lot of money. Some USA companies already offer a retrofit kit that is also suitable for the Focus MK3/MK3.5 with the My Ford Touch or SYNC 2 system. Prices for these kits are arround $2000,-.
  15. Keyless entry and and Keyless start are 2 seperate things. Many Fords have Keyless start combined with normal remote central locking. On these vehicles the lock/unlock buttons of the Keyfob (passive key) must be used to lock/unlock the car and there is a START button to start/stop the car. Both the Keyless entry and Keyless start system use a passive key that incorporates 3 different systems. 1. Remote control circuitry for the central locking system. 2. PATS (immobilizer) transmitter This transmitter sends a signal which is (or is not) recognised by the vehicle. This signal is used for both the Keyless entry and the Keyless start system. 3. Conventional PATS chip. This chip is basically a backup system. If the PATS stransmitter system is no longer working the car can still be started by holding the passive key next to the PATS reader inside the steering collumn(this PATS reader is located behind the cover). Both the remote control circuitry and the PATS transmitter circuitry use the battery of the Keyfob. If 1 of these systems is working fine the battery should not be the problem. Next to this a flat Keyfob battery should display a warning message onto the instrument cluster display. In my opinion there will not be a problem with the keyfobs because the central locking functions are not working on both keyfobs and the Keyless start function is still working fine. Personally I expect the problem to be caused by a defective remote receiver or by a defective GEM module/fuse box. Depending on the production date the remote receiver can be installed on top of the roofliner or integrated into the GEM module/fuse box.