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    Fiesta Zetec S Red Edition
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  1. I did this a few years ago. You have to be over the half way point. One day before it and you'll have a full settlement figure to pay. You said your nearly at the half way point then you'd need to wait till then to be able to hand it back. They put a (VT) next on your credit file. This shouldn't, and possible won't affect your credit rating though if you went for a new car anytime soon it could affect the decision.
  2. Unfortunately not. Looked on Ebay etc and only seen one that is £107 which is nearly double what it would cost new. When I got it the end was already broken but long enough to just fit, now that its broken more its too short to fit through unfortunately.
  3. well a few weeks ago I one of my headlight bulbs blew and so replaced them both. have a screwdriver set in a plastic box. I actually left the box sitting on top of the engine then closed the bonnet . Can't believe I was driving around for a few weeks with a tool kit jammed between the top of the engine and the bonnet. Dread to think what could have happened.
  4. there is a small LED attachment that the end of the plastic strip plugs into. this lights up and transfers the light along the whole strip. Unfortunately the end bit that broke off was stuck in the LED attachment and broke into a hundred pieces trying to get it out. I did find the source of the rattle but I am way to embarrassed to tell on here
  5. it won't do any harm to your engine.
  6. Yes your car will take it ok. What will it do? Probably not that much. The claims are it will give you a few more MPG and perhaps slightly better performance. It might also, over prolonged use, help clean your engine. Its all very difficult to substantiate and personally I just use the normal stuff and have never had any issues. Perhaps someone who has used it would be able to tell you if it really does make a difference for your 7p or 8p per litre extra.
  7. I have the Non LED DRL lights on my Precious Zetec S and bought a set of Cheap LED side light bulbs on EBay, had to get ones that are Canbus so it doesn't trigger the car to think there are no bulbs in place. A few pounds and never had any problems with them at all. The problem with the DRL's is they are the same bulb as the Full beam. Not sure now but at the time there was NO bulbs that you could upgrade to to give you either better DRL or Full beam performance.
  8. So I was investigating a rattle and managed to break the end off the Glovebox Ambient Light strip, where the strip connects to the LED adapter behind the Glovebox (photo attached.). Can anyone suggest a way that I could fix this rather than spending lots of money buying a new one? Thanks
  9. I have mine 1 PSI above the recommended and I find it doesn't smash over potholes the same. Also feels more secure as well when driving.
  10. Thanks
  11. My headlight bulb has blown so need to buy some new ones. The manual says headlight/DRL H15 but I have the LED DRL so which headlight bulb do I need? Also whats the current favourite bulb to get? I had the Nightbreaker Unlimited but would like something a bit whiter but want them to be super bright, Thanks
  12. Yeah you'll need to get a proper Ford one thought a main dealer that's matched to your car. The fob contains the immobiliser electronics so without this it won't start. Bad news is there are very, and I mean very, expensive
  13. Ditto, I have these and they are very bright and pretty white. I believe that Philips ones are a bit whiter but not quite so bright.
  14. when you say you re-downloaded them? where did you download them from? If its a legit site then they may be DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected in which case they won't play other than the authorised device. If thats not the case are they MP3 format? can you try the stick on another car or another PC?
  15. If you change the head unit, which I am not sure if its the same connections, you would also need to change the Arial as, I believe, DAB uses a different type of Ariel to FM.