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  • First Name Paul

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus
  • Ford Year 2006
  • UK/Ireland Location Kent
  • Annual Mileage 10,001 to 15,000
  1. Remote Key Fob Disarm

    Any ideas.... My remote key fob works great from a distance, like 5-20 metres, but close up it's a right pain to get the central locking/alarm to disarm. Standing next to the car, I can walk all the way around it and keep pressing the button and it won't open, but walk away from the car again and once I get a few metres away it will open. It's very annoying! Battery has been replace. Is there like and aerial or something on the control box that receives the signal? Ta
  2. Fitted the EGR blanking plate and I it appears to have done the trick. Thanks for the advice!
  3. Thanks for the EGR idea. I gather it's a popular mod with benefits anyway, so definitely worth doing. I've brought one from eBay, will fit this weekend.
  4. Thanks for the reply. Yes that was my concern that it could be any number of things rather than something definitive. Didn't want to go down the route of trying this, that and the other to see "is it any better?". In answer to your questions: No more smoke than usual. Annual service is due in July (approx 7K since last service). I believe that the fuel filter was changed at the last service, but I would need to check the job sheet to confirm this. I do tend to stay below 3500rpm, so will give it some beans when the opportunity arise on the way home.
  5. Hi I have what is really just an annoyance at the moment, but wondering if anyone knows what might be causing it as it would be nice to resolve! I have an early 2006 1.8 TDCi, and the problem is that when I pull up at a junction (for example) and then go to pull away after being stationery for a few seconds, the engine does not react to the accelerator peddle being pressed and I nearly stall. Prime example would be when I pull up, stop and then someone immediately flashes to let me out, I press the accelerator and start letting the clutch out and there's no more revs than tickover, so I have to wait a couple of seconds and then the revs kick in. If I have been stationery for say 10 seconds it will be fine, so it's only when I have just stopped and literally go to pull away again. Not seeing any other issues except for a flattish spot around 1500-1700 rpm where it feels a bit hesitant and jerky at times, but I suspect this is roughly where the turbo kicks in. Mileage is around 75,000. Any thoughts?
  6. Speakers Dead Down Right Hand Side

    Thanks Artscot will give that a try.
  7. Speakers Dead Down Right Hand Side

    Thanks for the prompt reply Stoney. I am pretty sure that all is OK at the plug end - I suppose I could do a continuity test from the pin to the speaker terminal... The other thing I have not yet tried is taking the door cards of and checking that the speakers are actually plugged in still. Might be a schoolboy error, but the chances of both front woofer and tweeter and the rear speaker being unplugged are pretty remote. I suppose I am asking whether anyone knows if the speaker part of the loom has any connectors in it or does the wire run straight from plug to speaker with no interruptions? For example, I assume that the front right splits in two to supply signal to the woofer and tweeter.
  8. Hi Bought a 56 Focus last year and since the outset the speakers have been dead down the right side of the car - both front and rear, woofers and tweeters. I assumed that the right channel had blown in the standard head unit. Today I replaced the head unit with my old Pioneer one which I know works fine. However, the right side speakers are still silent. All the wires are plugged in at the connector and there are no signs that the wiring is damaged or been interfered with. I know that in the history of the car, the entire dashboard was removed by Ford due to a problem with the aircon or something, and the previous owner (who had it from new) said that the speakers on the right had been dead for years. I wonder if there is a connector of something in the loom that never got reconnected when the dashboard was removed. So if there is anyone out there who has experience of the speaker part of the loom and can shed some light on this, it'd be greatly appreciated - I'd rather not have to run new speaker wiring if at all possible. Cheers Paul
  9. Welcome to the Ford forums H22A :)