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shwam

Budding Enthusiast
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About shwam

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  • First Name Sam

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  • Ford Model Fiesta
  • Ford Year 2006
  • UK/Ireland Location Buckinghamshire
  • Annual Mileage 0 to 5000
  1. Power Steering Problem

    Nightmare. Took to garage and they reckon the steering rack needs replacing, they've quoted me £500ish for the part, labour and VAT but wondering whether I'm being ripped off or not? May take it somewhere else to confirm this is the actual problem.... any ideas? Cheers
  2. Fiesta Clunk/knock Noise

    Steven, you said you had a new steering rack and hose fitted? My steering has been leaking fluid recently too, finally took it to a garage and they said the steering rack needs replacing. I have a 2006 fiesta with about 55k miles, they quoted about £500 for part VAT and labour; wondered if I am being ripped off or not? Cheers
  3. Power Steering Problem

    It appears to be a problem with the pump - not a leak as such in the main system :-( Taking it to garage soon but any ideas on cost for a new pump (and installation)? Thanks.
  4. Power Steering Problem

    I have a 2006 (used) fiesta style. About 2 weeks ago my power steering suddenly started making a loud noise at low speeds and vibrating the wheel a bit. Was told to check level of fluid and was way below min, however after topping up realised the problem was back a few days later. Seems I have some sort of leak as drops after I top up, and fluid spill found in puddle on drive. Anyone know if this is a bigger problem, or what could be wrong? Also roughly how much to fix, as I'm currently just running it off constantly topping up fluid levels.... Also is this unsafe to be driving in any way? Thanks
  5. 2006 Fiesta Aux Troubles

    Great, Thanks. Yes I do have that type of radio, and have ordered that cable from eBay I posted above. I'm a little confused with the quadlock idea, do all the wires go into this block and then it slots into the back of the head unit? This photo is from a focus of similar age and is how I imagine the quadlock, and makes me think I will need to unplug something of that main bundle from this block shown. Very confused, also can you confirm I do not need to disconnect the battery for this whole process? ? Also the end of the lead I have bought appears to be a female part, this photo is some sort of extender but will the male parts be sticking out of the stereo back? I am wondering whether I need to replace one of the blocks (e.g. white one above) from the main block and plug in my cable like that.
  6. 2006 Fiesta Aux Troubles

    Great, Thanks. Yes I do have that type of radio, and have ordered that cable from eBay I posted above. I'm a little confused with the quadlock idea, do all the wires go into this block and then it slots into the back of the head unit? This photo is from a focus of similar age and is how I imagine the quadlock, and makes me think I will need to unplug something of that main bundle from this block shown. Very confused, also can you confirm I do not need to disconnect the battery for this whole process? ? Also the end of the lead I have bought appears to be a female part, this photo is some sort of extender but will the male parts be sticking out of the stereo back? I am wondering whether I need to replace one of the blocks (e.g. white one above) from the main block and plug in my cable like that.
  7. 2006 Fiesta Aux Troubles

    Right, just to make this super super clear.... I buy that cable off eBay, and open up my glove box (lowered so I can access electronics) and proceed to remove the head unit using the keys supplied. I then somehow connect this cable I have bought to the back of the head unit, and feed the 3.5mm jack end through to the glove box. Close all up, turn on radio, press AUX button with mp3/ipod plugged in - all works? I'm generally worried about tampering with electronics, do I need to disconnect the battery or anything? Also is it certain that there will be a socket on the head unit to fit the plug of this lead I intend to buy, and it will be empty already? Thanks again
  8. 2006 Fiesta Aux Troubles

    Thanks Clive, Is this the right sort of thing? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-6000-CD-Aux-IN-Gold-Plated-Input-Adapter-for-IPOD-MP3-Radio-Pins-Keys-/400530047251 I'm wondering if I could somehow trail an AUX cable out of the glove box after connecting to the back of the head unit?
  9. Hi There! I have recently bought a 2006 Ford Fiesta 'Style' with the 'Climate' Pack. It has a 6000CD Head unit with an AUX button, yet no sign of a 3.5mm (or any other sort of) jack anywhere; including glove box and near gear stick. I have seen several posts online of how to add this in but it requires some technical ability/knowledge, neither of which I possess. I wondered if anyone knows roughly how much a Ford dealer or anyone else (Halfords?) would charge to do this for me, and otherwise if there's a simplified way with a tutorial that I can fit this jack/cable to my car. Ideally I don't want to be drilling holes for it... Thanks