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  1. Has anybody else come across the poor trim quality in the mk3 Focus. As i hope you can see from the attached pics the silver ? is beginning to chip away leaving a very sharp edge which i have cut myself on. The only way to stop this happening again would be to stick some tape or similar over this. It begs the question what these silver trim will look like in a number of years when normal ware and tare happens. It will become very shabby. Anybody have any suggestions how to stop this happening?
  2. Diamondbrite

    I previously bought a FF that had had this done and i must say the shine lasted and when cleaned and spruced up looked almost new. I then changed it for anew car and stupidly had the dealers version applied, I am not impressed and to be honest they could have got away with not applying and i would not have known. If i was to change the car i would go get it home and have the Diamondbrite applied at home. or as others say DIY with Autoglym.
  3. Rossbclarke123, this cover has no holes for the 2 controls on the steering wheel. Chances are that in making the holes yourself you would cause more damage than i currently have. Thanks anyway
  4. I was wondering if anybody has any idea how to wire one of these things up permanently, so that the cables can be hidden. The problem is the thing can either be be powered by the battery or as i want by the supplied mini USB to aux power socket(Cigarette lighter). I don't want to see this permanently plugged in but hidden away and possibly add a switch to isolate it. Anybody got any suggestions on anything that is on the market that could do this? This is the sort of thing i'm talking about. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1280P-HD-2-5-LCD-NIGHT-VISION-CCTV-IN-CAR-DVR-ACCIDENT-CAMERA-Video-Recorder-UK-/301052683310?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item461823642e
  5. I am thinking about changing my fog lights to Angle Eye Led DRL lights, available off ebay. They would look so cool but i'm not that mechanically minded. Has anybody tried this sort of upgrade on the new shape focus and is it straight forward? (i doubt it). Thanks for any advice. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150911736433?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649
  6. Side Lights When Unlocking Car??

    Wow, just been and checked. It works. I read the manual, well obviously thought i read the manual. Thanks and sorry for hijacking your thread
  7. Side Lights When Unlocking Car??

    I have a mk3 with this fitted and yes it puts the sidelights on when unlocking the car. But it serves no purpose at all, unless you parked in a dark field and it shows where the car is!
  8. New Side Lights Bulbs

    I too have added these and they catainly are brighter and better than normal bulbs
  9. I have never noticed the symbol previously, Small white circle with white line though it. In the Multifunction display. I was playing with the traction control in driver assist. I’m sure it was not there before. Anybody got any idea because I can’t find it in the manuals. I have reverted to traction control on (as it was) and its still there. Probably something simple but anybody got any ideas? Davefc
  10. What Is This Symbol Please?

    Thanks James, all sorted now
  11. What Is This Symbol Please?

    Thanks gents but It can't be cruise control as mine does not have it..Thanks Lenny, I don't drive on average I normally have it set on actual mpg, probably why I hadn't noticed this particular symbol.
  12. Wind Deflectors Are They Worth It ?

    I would recomend putting them on. Open the window a little and they allow air into the car with little noise and draft that you would get without these being fitted and the do look cool.
  13. Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 Footwell Lights

    Anybody know if the same applies for the Mk 3 Focus?
  14. Ford Focus Cosworth

    I'll have one without doubt, don't think the wife would be too impressed though! Seriously i don't think it would cope with the 11 speed bumps i HAVE to go ove to get home.
  15. Mk 3 Focus Engine Cover?

    I thought the same when i picked my 2011 zetec up. Looks really strange without a cover, i would fit one if there was one available but artscot79 has the reason they are not fitted as standard or as an extra.
  16. Headlight Bulbs

    I've added the nightbreaker plus H7 and high beam 100w (illegal) (going to change to nightbreaker plus H1). I still think the main on the Focus 2011+ model is poor though.
  17. Guide To Fit A Focus Rear Badge Light

    Looks good Preee, may be tempted to do this one myself as well.
  18. Lighting Recommendations

    Hi I changed my bulbs to H7 Osram night breaker plus and I'm very happy with them. I also put 100w H1 in the main beam (i know but you used to rally co-drive you like to see where your going)
  19. Mk 3 2012 Angel Eye Led Drl Fog Spot

    Decided against the mod now, thanks for all the advice.
  20. I have had no issues at all, I am running iOS 6 and never had any running in iOS 5 either.
  21. Surprise Motorway Fees

    Its called Rip off Britain. You have always had to pay for damage to the highways and signs etc, I remember a mate, taking a road sign out in the early 80's and he had to pay for it. These do seem to be a rip off though
  22. Help With Mk3

    As tomo2001 says its flimsy and i would imagine it will break off if too much pressure applied. On drivers seat it on the left when sat in the car about halfway up.
  23. I have fitted the privacy film to the rear windows and it looks good, however the wind down windows are beginning to mark and you can clearly tell its a DIY job. I am now thinking of changing the glass, has anybody any knowledge of doing this? Is it easy? In the long run this would be the best option. Any thoughts
  24. Hi, new to this site and blogging or whatever its called, i recently bought a Focus Zetec in Frozen White on an 11 plate, this has been treated with Pureguard. My question is what is the best way to clean it and can i polish/wax the car? It all seems very confusing reading what others have put.