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  1. No the bonnet and fuel cap should only open with the correct cut key. For the cost of just a new horse shoe blade it's worth a try. Inside the remote sits the transponder chip which allows the car to start so that part doesn't need replacing. The problem with your drivers door not opening on the remote is a separate issue I believe.
  2. The key blade on your car is known as a "Tibbe" They often wear, any decent locksmith should be able to cut and supply you with a new horse shoe key which will clip into your remote. Not sure if many people know this but ANY Tibbe key will lock a Tibbe lock, only the correct cut key will open it. I've seen some Tibbe keys which are so worn that they are almost round but amazingly still work, but eventually will stop working in the lock and need replacing. If the key can't be read then the lock can be decoded with special pick and decoder. I have cut loads of Tibbe keys and the locks normally last well, it's the key that's normally the issue. It's a cheaper option to replace the key first and try that rather than go to replace the lock.
  3. The job went well, taking out the left hand headlight certainly helped, still tight to get to the bottom jubilee clip which attaches to the intercooler but got there in the end. I'm now back on full boost power again, thanks James for your help.
  4. My 1.8 TDCi 2006 spools up at 1500 revs. Sounds like there is something definitely wrong. I have blanked off my EGR which helps massively with low down boost.
  5. Thanks James, I'll be taking out the headlight as you advised. Will let you know how I get on when new hose arrives, ordered it earlier today.
  6. I have a small leak and whooshing sound from the lower intercooler pipe on my mk2 Focus 1.8tdci. The top one I replaced last year with a silicone one, took about 10 minutes. How much of a job is it to replace the lower one please ? If anyone has a guide or tips that would be great. This is what I'm going to order: Cheers Ian
  7. Ford radio codes are 99p on eBay. Looks like you need the serial number from the radio, so you need to pop it out.
  8. The blade on your key is a Ford Tibbe. You don't need to go to Ford, any half decent Autolocksmith will be able to decode and cut a new key for you, either remote or new plain key and then programme into your car a lot cheaper than Ford. No need for chassis reg number etc. I have cut and programmed loads of Tibbe keys in the past.
  9. This the one I purchased for my 06 Focus 1.8 TDCi
  10. On the Focus 2005 onwards, ALL new keys need to be programmed in by diagnostics. The facility to add your own keys is not available like it was on the earlier (mk1) Focus. (I'm a working Autolocksmith and run my own Focus 2006 as my private car)
  11. Hi Chris 1. When you connect to the car the software gives you options to "tick" box's to activate cruise control and save. 2. My original steering wheel was a 3 spoke design, luckily the 4 spoke wheel with CC fitted also came with the 4 spoke airbag. I followed the instructions from Haynes manual, taking the fuse out first as a precaution. I fiddled about a bit then suddenly got the Technique to release the spring catches holding the airbag in place. 3. Depending on which dash board you have !? Mine doesn't have a CC light, but the CC works perfectly. Most Focus do have the Light, my hand book shows the 2 different instrument clusters. Entering the "instrument cluster diagnostic mode" will confirm if you have the light there or not. TBH the hardest thing will be getting hold of the wheel.
  12. I did mine, got the software and correct 2 speed cable and activated on the car (06 1.8TDCi) You will need to source a correct steering wheel with cruise controls for a Focus 05>11 (Not a C-Max) Got mine from eBay for £100 I'm in N.Yorks, if you need any help with activating the cruise control on the car I may be able to help. I just followed the instructions on the thread and it works perfectly. One of the best things I've done.
  13. Be very quick, an absolute bargain.......
  14. Be very quick !!
  15. Well fitted EGR blanking plate for my 1.8 tdci Focus 2 days ago and all's good. No EML and car drives so much better and smoother lower down the rev range, highly recommended. This is the one I purchased, solid stainless no hole !