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About Akela

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  • First Name Mike

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus 1.6TDCi Titanium
  • Ford Year 2008
  • UK/Ireland Location Berkshire
  • Annual Mileage 5001 to 10,000
  • Interests General Automotive
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  1. Focus Electrical Problem

    Thanks again for that suggestion. I thought these things would cost a fortune, but I just looked on Amazon and you can get one for 17.99. Might be a bit of a toy for that price I suppose, but if it reads codes and turns off the light, then that's probably all I need. I think I'll give it a punt. Cheers, Mike.
  2. Focus Electrical Problem

    Thanks Mate. I think I will try to find someone with a code reader as you suggest. Ford charge £85 for this, so I think I need to find someone who will do it for a beer. :) The other cables in the connector in my pic are the 12V power outlet feed. The one I shorted doesn't actually go anywhere, but is obviously "live". I guess it feeds some option that I don't have. Thanks again. Mike.
  3. Focus Electrical Problem

    Hi Everyone, Update on this problem in case it helps anyone else. After re-checking all the fuses, I found that the one right at the back was blown. This is F100. Replacing that fixed all the odd electrical behaviour, but left on the engine warning light. That fixed itself after about 10 engine restarts. The only thing left now is that when I put the instrument cluster in test mode, I see "NVM EEPROM lvl 0001 FAIL". Everything else looks OK and there are no DTC codes showing. Anyone know what this error (if it is an error) means, and whether it is worth fixing. Thanks. Mike.
  4. Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and am hoping someone can help me. I have (I think) blown something up while fiddling with my Focus electrical system. I think I shorted out a thin green and white wire which goes to a connector inside the central console to the left of the gear lever. Everything still works, except that the auto lights are now permanently on manual, and the engine warning light is permanently on. I have checked all the fuses (I think) and they all seem OK. Does anyone know where this wire goes and what may have got damaged by shorting it? I am thinking maybe the GEM is involved somewhere, but I don't really know. I have a Haynes manual, but the wiring diagrams don't show that wire. If anyone has a proper wiring diagram, that would be a great help. The model is a 2008 Focus 1.6 TDCi Titanium estate. Attached is a picture which shows the connector, the green/white wire is just visible at the top. Thanks for any help - it's got me scratching my head! Mike.
  5. Welcome to the Ford forums Akela :)