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  1. I have a 2003 focus. The remote locking is intermittent, and the key itself when inside the driver side door wont open it. I either have to persevere with remote locking or use the passenger door to unlock the car. I have replaced the battery in the key fob, yet remote locking is still intermittent. Unfortunately I dont have the spare Does it sound like I need a new key?
  2. Turns out you were right, out the battery was loose and the earthing wires had broke. £155 to repair it. Daylight robbery. How the first garage never spotted it I will never know. Thanks everyone.
  3. The greenflag guy said that aswell, said the starter motor earthing wires might need replacing, or something along them lines. Will mention that to the garage tomorrow if they draw a blank.
  4. So ive just heard from the garage who have no idea whats wrong with it. They say its some weird electrical issue because some of the electrics work while others dont. Apparently headlights and electric windows dont work but the side lights and dashboard does. They have tested all the fuses but they seem fine. Any other ideas what this could be?
  5. Thanks for the suggestions so far everyone. All the electrics work ins the car, lights, radio, power windows etc. Haven't got a way of testing the battery but sure thats the first thing the Greenflag guy tested, and he said battery was fine. Would the internal electrics as described work if the battery was faulty? Regarding the fan belt, didnt check that but would the engine at least turn over if the fan belt had broke? Engine dooes nothing currently.
  6. The Greenflag guy had some contraption which he attached to the battery, guessing he was trying to jump start. Didnt work.
  7. I have a 2000 ford focus 1.8 zetec with 89000 miles. As I was driving home earlier, my car died on me. It was as though I had turn the car off without having done so. When I try and start it up, the dashboard lights work and the engine symbol is illuminated and the mileometer shows -- -- -- instead of the mileage. The engine itslef does nothing. I have been advised by the recovery service who towed me home that it is an issue with my starter motor, possibly not being earthed correctly. He deduced this by activating the starter motor but noticing it didnt start the car. Does this sound accurate? A freind of mine said it sounds more like an alternator issue. Anyone have any advice? Thanks in advance.
  8. Welcome to the Ford forums hungledink :)