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    Focus 1.6 Climate
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    10,001 to 15,000
  1. Yep they where Osram nightbreakers, i dont think they are very good as they only last a few weeks.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Welcome to the Ford forums gibbsy :)