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Dols

Budding Enthusiast
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About Dols

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  • Ford Model
    Fiesta MK5 1.4 16V
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Dorset
  1. Excellent thanks for that mate! My car has 55,000 on it, the clusters I've seen would be above that Understand about pairing the clusters up so diesel to diesel etc but if I found a cluster that was from same year car but automatic then do you know if it would work or not? Will search for info on F Super andELM Config software, cheers!
  2. Hello, I have an intermittent ABS warning lamp fault on my Ford Focus 1.6 Edge 2004. The ABS module has been taken out and tested and it works. I've tested the ABS when driving and it works too. The PCB on the back of the instrument cluster has some corrosion and I've followed a very helpful thread I found on cleaning with electrical contact cleaner but to no avail, the warning lamp fault still occurs. I know its a a dashboard fault that needs the cluster replacing. My local ford dealership has quoted me £500 for a cluster and £150 to reprogram it. Its money I don't have at this point in time. Can I use a second-hand cluster and connect it up without any problems or causing damage? If I were to retrieve a cluster form a scrap merchant for example and plug it in would I run the risk of causing any damage to the car etc or would it be pot luck if it worked? When replacing clusters do you need to have one from the same year of car, does it matter if its from a diesel or an automatic etc or a newer model of focus? I do not need the mileage to stay the same so am not bothered about a change in readings. I just want the fault cleared so it will pass its MOT later in the year. Any help is greatly appreciated, I'm quite new to car mechanics and am teaching my self as a i go which can be slow at times!
  3. Hello there, just after a bit of general advice on this one. I have noticed that one of my headlights stays in the same top position whilst the left one moves up and down when using the little adjuster control under the steering wheel. I am guessing the motor for the right hand side light has gone or something. I am just wondering how much I would roughly be looking at to have this put right as I've just forked out £700 on a new battery, washer jets, ht leads, spark plugs and then finally (on the second visit to my local Ford dealership), a new cat being fitted and I'm now totally skint! It's not a huge problem but I'm going to replace the bulbs with Ford 55w Xenon headlamp bulbs soon and wondered if i could put this right whilst changing them? Any help or advice for a newbie would be greatly appreciated!
  4. Welcome to the Ford forums Dols :)