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  1. Updates can be found on manufacturers websites with instructions on how to do it. some require either a USB or SD card. But being a 2012 you shouldn't have issues with Bluetooth, as the new Android update didn't really mess with that side of things.
  2. Your options are getting the battery tested. From Halfords or any other store. Next you need to find out if when you replaced the battery you used the correct type. You need it to be a silver calcium battery. What make battery is it you are using? Lastly get codes read, it would narrow down if this is gem module issue, ic etc.
  3. Does the car have steering options? Comfort, sport. Standard? With elmconfig you should be able to see how much assistance is given at set rpms which could be corrupt or completely different. You could try connecting your old module up saving the settings using elmconfig and write them to new module. However the modules don't need programming as long as they are from the same model car and trim. If it's from a different trim level you do have alloy sizes etc that can make a difference.
  4. Simple answer No. New keys cost around £100+ You need the complete key, which from eBay is around £50 then you need it programmed to the car which depending on you skill level can be £15 if you buy the cable or £50 if you get a guy to do it for you. But a spare key is a must.
  5. The famous bonnet issue again. If it has unlocked when turned left and then you turn key to right and you cannot open the bonnet that would mean the actual arm may still be catching. Try lightly pushing the bonnet don't not enough weight that it closes again. Has the car been in any sort of front end bump? Bonnet misaligned?
  6. Front or rear of engine? What engine is it?
  7. Get block MOD done at the same time as the clutch swap. This issue is once the block is cracked it's useless, even if repaired the issue tends to come back. it's safer to do it. and since engine is apart anyway the couch can be put in also. Also the block mods renews most parts so the engine will be all set up to take the increased performance.
  8. I looks like the 2.5 engine in the smax will go up to 270ish with stage 1 remap. But I'm not 100% sure if you would need the famous block MOD or not. Being kind of the same engine I think you may need that first before pushing more power.
  9. Everything you stated above still comes down to what engine you are using. If you are using the normal 2.5 that is found is some Smax then 300 Bhp may be a issue But to 400 you would need load more work. One guy had already done this, it's a green smax. Uses a Focus RS engine. But the flames are a flamethrower kit. You may see it on YouTube etc.
  10. It looks like a skinny pipe at front of car. Just in front of radiator.
  11. Technically you said your cluster was the issue. Put all the original parts back in and leave the cluster. That just have the cluster programmed. There are companies who actually repair the old cluster so none of this is required. Also you can be 100% sure it all come out from the same car. Unless you took it out. JW is also correct it is a Immobilisers issue, however the engine malfunction also indicates ecu issue. You have to issues there. Maybe the cluster is not finding the ecu or the other way round. You could try double checking you installed everything correctly, or just put everything back to normal and have cluster repaired.
  12. I have completed this conversion. But the cars was a mk2 and I got parts from a mk2.5. I had to replace floor wiring and all door motors including wiring. As it's a canbus system the gem needed some modifications with elmconfig. The central locking itself will still keep working. So you can do it depending on what system you use, so prefacelift is Lin network and facelift is canbus. Just match it to the car year. The fault with the windows going wrong way is down to the gem taking control of the windows, you need the gem to give control to the driver door module. If your doing a retrofit with aftermarket stuff then it won't work. Just a reminder the floor loom is a headache to swap. I'm taking complete interior out and carpet. It also goes to fuel pump so tank needs dropping. But we'll worth the 4 electric windows, global closing and the folding wing mirrors. With key also but that I needed a £65 module.
  13. Commonly on a Focus. The pipe is normally what has the issue of splitting. Ford made a revised part which the easiest way to tell if you have the newer model is if you focus has a front power steering cooler, then you have old pipe. Fords revised part just goes from the power steering rack to the pump. There is another pipe which goes to the bottle with oil to the pump. This normally only has issues if it been rubbing up against the engine. But if you have the electric pump this does not apply.
  14. Very rare option but is possible. does the door handle have a button on it to lock the doors.
  15. ST timing belts are normally around £100+ that's including the water pump. Check prices with both Volvo and Ford. Only issue with eBay is warranty claims say the pump goes back and needs to be return it's better to have a store then having to deal with postage etc. Saying that the garage who supplies the parts will have to deal with all issues. Depends on what you want to do but £86 is good price I paid £140 for mine.