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bladeage

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About bladeage

  • Rank
    Feet Under The Table
  • Birthday 04/23/1969

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    paultredgett123@btinternet.com
  • First Name
    PAUL

Profile Information

  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Mondeo 2007 titx mk4/ BMW X5 2005
  • Ford Year
    2007
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Yorkshire
  • Annual Mileage
    15,001 to 20,000

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    United Kingdom

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  1. Hi, You can buy spare keys off ebay very cheap and then get your local auto electrician wizard to reprogram to your car for an average £30-£50. Or you can get the FORscan software (free to download) and an elm OBD lead (£13) from ebay and do it yourself for free, just done it myself .
  2. Problem solved !! I ordered forscan with extended access key in the hope it would let me access the module I needed to reconnect the ABS system (lost communication) but it wouldnt let me, so after much head scratching I rang a recommended auto electrician up and he came out to me, half an hour later he had diagnosed the "ABS lost communication" as a corroded wire in wiring loom, he cut the piece out and soldered another in........fired up straight away :-) best £75 spent ever !
  3. Hi all, I had a message pop up on the car a few times " alarm service required", this usually came on after the car immobilised itself however, it immobilised itself last week and the immobiliser would not turn off this time, I tried the usual disconnect of the battery for an hour or so etc but no joy. I deduced the "alarm service" message was probably the alarm battery back up under the wheel arch so I ordered one and fitted it today......the alarm now sounds off brilliantly and the "alarm service" message has disappeared so the new battery back up sounder has worked a treat! The problem I am having now is that the immobiliser will not turn off and I am unable to start the car, everything including the alarm is working fine except for the immobiliser????? I have read that sometimes the car needs plugging into a scanner to reset the alarm system? can these scanners be brought off flee bay etc? any ideas would be very gratefully accepted as I am going to be stuck for work on monday morning if I cant get it started :-/
  4. Hi all, I had a message pop up on the car a few times " alarm service required", this usually came on after the car immobilised itself however, it immobilised itself last week and the immobiliser would not turn off this time, I tried the usual disconnect of the battery for an hour or so etc but no joy. I deduced the "alarm service" message was probably the alarm battery back up under the wheel arch so I ordered one and fitted it today......the alarm now sounds off brilliantly and the "alarm service" message has disappeared so the new battery back up sounder has worked a treat! The problem I am having now is that the immobiliser will not turn off and I am unable to start the car, everything including the alarm is working fine except for the immobiliser????? I have read that sometimes the car needs plugging into a scanner to reset the alarm system? can these scanners be brought off flee bay etc? any ideas would be very gratefully accepted as I am going to be stuck for work on monday morning if I cant get it started :-/
  5. Hi all, A few of the bulbs in my center brake light strip have gone, been out to change them and I am not sure how to remove the bulb unit??? I tried to take the plastics off on the inside of the boot lid but they seem impossible to remove....any ideas? cheers
  6. Hi, Has anyone here actually removed the aircon pump from a mk4 monde', asking as I am going to swap ours over in the morning and wondering what kind of a job it is?
  7. Hi, yeah the system is full, we took it for a recharge thinking it needed it but the guy said it was full and probably the compressor gone awol as he said they go normally at around 80 to 90k ish
  8. Hi all, My aircon compressor seems to have packed up, I have ordered a new one, can anyone give me a brief walk thru and time frame on how to change it? thanks
  9. Hi all, My aircon compressor seems to have packed up, I have ordered a new one, can anyone give me a brief walk thru and time frame on how to change it? thanks
  10. many thanks for that :-)
  11. Hi all, I have ordered a new n/s fog light off ebay, it has arrived and is clearly not the right one as it is too small, they have asked me what bulb mine takes (2007 mk 4 mondeo tit x 2.0 TDCI), added a pic if anyone knows? Wont be able to remove it until the weekend ...is why Im asking ;-)
  12. well, serviced the new to me monde today, the sump plug took me over an hour of messing around to get it un-seized, I actually thought I was going to round the torx fitting out,so stuck with the 8mm hex key and ended up shocking it a few times both ways and it eventually cracked undone, defo not a job to be rushed if yours is seized come next service! The car had the eml light on when I brought it and the code was for the DPF. After changing the oil etc, I shimmied back a bit to take a look at the DPF and as expected,it was one of the two vacuum pipes that was not only perished but hanging free of the DPF altogether, another length of pipe later and all is good with the atmosphere once more :-) Whilst I am at this, is it at all worth cleaning the EGR valve, or blanking it even? I blanked my old tdci 1.8 mk3 at low-ish miles and it still runs perfectly at 150 so question is , is it something to do or leave it be? cheers.....
  13. yes, that's the stuff, it's a bit pricier than normal pipe (£7 per meter), it should have "fuel system" etc printed on it too.
  14. I used injector/fuel feed pipe....high temperature stuff, will check it in a week or so and see how it's holding up?