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gibbsy

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About gibbsy

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    Graham

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  • Ford Model
    Focus 1.6 Climate
  • Ford Year
    2005
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Surrey
  • Annual Mileage
    10,001 to 15,000
  1. k-seal didn't work, i know have copper smelling water all in my drivers footwell. does anybody know the part number for a genuine 2005 ford focus rhd heater matrix? its the 1.6 zetec climate model.
  2. the free workshop manual, please help where can i find this? i have removed the kick plates from driver and passenger side and also the steal brackets that hold it in place. i was going to dremel some of lower dash off to give me access on drivers side then snap, break, crack the black plastic housing to hopefully slide the matrix out. It is the clip version and undo the two clips closer to the bulkheard. get an OEM matrix and fit it back in and fashion some sort of mount to hold the matrix in place better and to re-join the lower dash.
  3. Thanks for the replies. Its not the clips that are leaking they are bone dry the leak is actually coming from the matrix itself within the black plastic housing. It starts with a hiss then some steam and then a steady jet of water. Its currently bypassed in the engine bay and that was fine while its been summer but i drove it the other evening and my god was it cold and the front screen wouldn't clear, i thought the heated screen would help me here but nope. So as a temporary measure i could go and get k-seal this weekend and hopefully fix the problem and if it doesn't i then know i either need to get a copy heater matrix and hack the old one out of its current housing on the drivers side or get a ford one and still hack it out or pay a garage to do it for me. Anybody know how easy that black plastic housing is to get into? If the k-seal fixes the problem i buy myself a few months into the new year that i can then think of a solution or afford to pay a garage to do it. The car isn't used that often but it is needed. Or i could sell it as is i guess and tell the buyer they need to spend a few hundred on a garage fixing the heater matrix.
  4. Hi So i have the dreaded heater matrix fail. I have a 2005 ford focus 1.6. This car has the heater matrix that has the joining pipes, 2 black clips a common area for the seals to go, guess what mine isn't the seals!!! its down in the core itself. I have stripped away the kick plate son the passenger and driver side and i have removed the two big steal plates on either side. Now there are a lot more screws and bolts to remove and i can see im going to need to get my dremmel out and cut away some of the dash to give me some better access but has anybody actually removed the heater matrix this way? I can see that the heater matrix looks to be enclosed in a big black plastic box, im guessing it has clips on it BUT that to remove all the clips would mean removing that big black plastic box and that is a dash out job, im guessing the plastic box needs to be broken on the drivers side to slide out the heater matrix which is help within, am i right? So next question then, i can get a heater matrix from ECP for just over £100 or i have seen on ebay that genuine ford focus heater matrix's go for anything from £60 to £150 or i can get one that has been taken out of a Ford focus by a breakers yard, whats the best option? Also other potential fix is k-seal? the car is only used for trips to the local shops, taking dog for a walk or when my wife has my company car and im not with her, all other times im on my motorbike. K-seal may not be the best long term solution but it would surely get me through winter, Christmas and into the new year when i can then decide to tackle this in spring when its slightly warmer? Currently i have by-passed the heater matrix in the engine bay. Any advice muchly appreciated.
  5. evening all So i have the dreaded heater matrix fail. I have a 2005 ford focus 1.6. This car has the heater matrix that has the joining pipes, 2 black clips a common area for the seals to go, guess what mine isn't the seals!!! its down in the core itself. I have stripped away the kick plate son the passenger and driver side and i have removed the two big steal plates on either side. Now there are a lot more screws and bolts to remove and i can see im going to need to get my dremmel out and cut away some of the dash to give me some better access but has anybody actually removed the heater matrix this way? I can see that the heater matrix looks to be enclosed in a big black plastic box, im guessing it has clips on it BUT that to remove all the clips would mean removing that big black plastic box and that is a dash out job, im guessing the plastic box needs to be broken on the drivers side to slide out the heater matrix which is help within, am i right? So next question then, i can get a heater matrix from ECP for just over £100 or i have seen on ebay that genuine ford focus heater matrix's go for anything from £60 to £150 or i can get one that has been taken out of a Ford focus by a breakers yard, whats the best option? Also other potential fix is k-seal? the car is only used for trips to the local shops, taking dog for a walk or when my wife has my company car and im not with her, all other times im on my motorbike. K-seal may not be the best long term solution but it would surely get me through winter, Christmas and into the new year when i can then decide to tackle this in spring when its slightly warmer? Currently i have by-passed the heater matrix in the engine bay. Any advice muchly appreciated.
  6. Yep they where Osram nightbreakers, i dont think they are very good as they only last a few weeks.
  7. Not sure of the model of the bulbs. Could be the altenator but I will wait before replacing that. I'm going to teat the voltage when I turn the ignition as the bulb blows when I start the car. I know when its happened as the headlamps come on occasionally when I turn the ignition and basically I then know one of the bulbs has blown.
  8. Hi I have a ford focus zetec registered march 2005. Over the past 3 months i have replaced the front headlamps every 3 weeks, or there abouts. They don't blow together one goes, i replace it 3 weeks later the other side goes. Its not the full beam that fine its the normal dipped lights. The fuses haven't been touched, i have had the car for 2 years and this has only started happening in the past 3 months. Now changing them etc. isn't an issue but i simply cant afford to keep having to replace bulbs like this. Has anybody had a similar issue? Does anybody know of a similar issue? Can anybody suggest anything to start looking at? At the moment im running some version of Osram bulbs, i think its one of the brighter bulbs cant remember the name. I know some people think Osram are rubbish so what would you suggest? Phillips, Halfrauds own brand? Other brand?
  9. thanks jeebowhite i have done a search on this forum and seen somebody had something similar a while back so I have taken a hair dryer to it. Im going to leave the battery disconnected again overnight and all day tomorrow and then connect everything back up Saturday and see what happens. I did hit one quite big puddle the other night, hard to miss at the moment, and this might have ingress into the auxiliary fuse box in the engine bay and as you say might be causing a short. Would be good if that's it.
  10. Hi all I have an 05 plate ford focus and over the past few days i have had an issue where the windscreen wipers operate, which in turn sets off the alarm, once i have locked the car up. It was very annoying so i decided to leave the car unlocked however it continued to happen and didn't set off the alarm but did discharge the battery. I have since recharged the battery and now leave the car disconnected until i need it, pretty annoying. The windscreen wipers start up within 60 seconds of turning off the ignition and while im disconnecting the battery the R10 relay, in the auxiliary fuse box in the engine bay, keeps on firing, you can feel it. However the R10 relay appears to be for the 'Heater/Blower'. I know this cannot be correct because when i remove that relay the heater/blower still works but so do the windscreen wipers. My first item to change will be the battery, its been on the car for about 5 years so its the first thing to try. Also an R10 relay doesn't appear to be much more than £5 so i will also change that. Has anybody experienced this? Has anybody found a fix? Does anybody have any other ideas? I will run a 'self diagnostic check' as i'd expect a few errors to come up.
  11. Welcome to the Ford forums gibbsy :)