Giffer2

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  1. Couldn't sort mine until I read the above, filed down the 2 wedges on the tags and reassembled, works like a treat!
  2. My Ford Keeps Cutting Out

    The simple fixes are always the best and normally the cheapest!
  3. 03/53 Plate Fusion Owners??

    Small flat bladed screwdriver and gently prise them off.
  4. Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Econetic Chimes

    Mine oddly started working after I replaced my sidelight bulb, flicked on the switch to test and it started to chime!
  5. My Ford Keeps Cutting Out

    The speed sensor is a common fault, either the sensor has gone or the ecu needs a firmware update. It's unlikely to be connected and isn't the cause of the fault but is stored as a code. Isn't the pre-cat O2 sensor a 4 wire heated type on that engine? Either 1 or both sensors are faulty or the engine thinks its at temp before it is which is then kicking the O2 sensor into life which is then making it run lean and cutting out?
  6. My Ford Keeps Cutting Out

    The cat code is probably the cause - not the cat itself, but one of the sensors is probably gone and its probably the post cat sensor, the values whilst the engine is cold are out, I'd hazard a guess that even when warm it's probably not pulling as well as it could do.
  7. Tail Light Out. Advice Please?

    It could be the filament was weak and moving the light unit was enough to disconnect but the break may be so fine you can't see it - Change the bulb and try it. Wiper - Probably just coincidence
  8. They look good, I went for a different style to the foglight versions as I know many people around here are stupid and think that any lights in that area are fog lights so like to flash you to tell you.
  9. Have you done a manual calculation? Eg fill the car and note the the exact mileage, then when it needs filling note the exact mileage and now much fuel went in, that way you can work out exactly how much fuel the car used regardless of the roads etc, then compare to what the onboard computer reckons.
  10. Great guide which is really helpful, 2 suggestions/hints which may help people. I didn't piggy back of that fuse but instead plugged the piggyback connector into the empty fuse socket to the left in the picture, that's also 12v ignition live but doesn't have anything else running of it in my car. I had two blue/orange wires in my headlight harness (though one may be Orange/blue but hard to tell) but my sidelight was in the b/o wire in pin 4 (numbered on the actual connector).
  11. The steering wheels seem pretty hard to come by at the moment, but as I have a 4 spoke wheel anyway would the following fit? http://www.gasgoo.com/auto-products/electronics-parts-822/1348164.html
  12. Long Term Effects Of Egr Blanking.....

    Thanks, think I just found something to do with my week off! :-)
  13. Long Term Effects Of Egr Blanking.....

    Is there a handy guide for blanking the egr?
  14. Indicator Noise

    Just a quick one, at 30 mph if you flick on the indicators you can clearly hear the soft tone to let you know they are on, but at higher speeds (eg motorway) you can't hear anything (which isn't a problem for me as I pay attention to the flashing light on the dash!) - are they that quiet?
  15. Indicator Noise

    Yep that makes the same soft tone.
  16. You won't get massive gains without throwing a lot of money at your car at which point you have to ask is it worth it? I spent a lot of time modifying cars a few years ago and once you have done the basics as you have then you only get gains once you start major work. But, to echo the advice above - I've got 17 years and over 600,000 miles driving experience, I've been taught how to drive by an advanced police response driver, been taught how to ride a motorbike by an police motorbike rider/instructor and I still get unstuck sometimes, power isn't everything but having the skill to use what power you have in the safest and most effective way will benefit you more. And yes, brakes are one of those things that many people forget to look at along with the rubber on their tyres - 2 vital parts of a car.
  17. Long Term Effects Of Egr Blanking.....

    For it to detect the flow has stopped it must be reading a sensor somewhere, I might have to do a little investigation and see how the egr works on the focus.
  18. Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Econetic Chimes

    Thinking about it, I installed some DRLs yesterday and during testing I didn't get any chimes that I had left the lights on - 2008 Econetic, mind you the car could be clever and realised that I'd opened the door and turned the lights on so it could just be a kinda 'hey dumbass you turned them on so I'm not gonna remind you to turn them off!' But seriously, all my chimes are turned on and they all work except this one.
  19. Long Term Effects Of Egr Blanking.....

    If you disconnect the sensor to install the plate couldn't a resistor of the right value be connected to the sensor so to trick the ecu into thinking all is well?
  20. New Dvd Satnav Unit Fitted (Pics)

    I bought a unit at Xmas that looks pretty much the same with the same level of functionality from www.erisin.com - they have a UK warehouse and my unit arrived the next day (ES789F). Bought the rear camera unit seperately, has guidelines to help park and doesn't have the fisheye view that some do.
  21. Unusual Screen Wash Problem

    Had the same issue, the switch on the stalk wasn't making contact - a little bit of tlc (force) and it started working again. I even bought a whole stalk from ebay but manage to fix it before it arrived.
  22. We had the same except from the back on our Fusion, annoying ticking noise that increased with speed - everyone had a look, everything was checked but it still happened so we lived with it - then the rear tyres needed changing and since then the noise disappeared and hasn't returned (about 4 months now) - the tyres had even checked and nothing was stuck/lodged in them, so eitherthere was something stuck that no-one could see and the process of removing the wheel for the tyre change sorted it or there could have been something odd with that tyre!
  23. I found out the slightly more expensive way and went through 2 sets of pads and discs before I traced it to the caliper. Basically it's either replace the caliper or strip it down and rebuild it, costs will vary depending if you do the work yourself.
  24. 03/53 Plate Fusion Owners??

    I gave up with the glue route and now screw them in! Not come off since!
  25. I actually had the same symptoms on a Meriva, turns out the left caliper was sticking which caused it to pull to the left slightly but was also warping the disc at the same time which making it shake, shudder and make noises.