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  1. this is the sensor that I am going to use. This sensor also gives a supply voltage output when the water is normal . This will not be a problem as I will design a inverter circuit with transistors and a reed relay to give 12 volt out when no water detected. The relay will then switch and put a resistor in parallel with the low brake warning sensor. This circuit will keep the wiring simple and all local to the coolant tank and just need to find 12 volt supply the same side of the engine bay if possible. When I get the relay I will make a circuit to do the switching.
  2. I have done some more work on this and now after testing a ebay contactless sensor they seam just the job. I have now fixed a sensor to the outside of the coolant tank with jb weld and now ordered a reed relay. I have tested the car sensors and I am now going to use the brake fluid level sensor as this is almost just what is required. When I trip the system with ignition on the brake warning symbol lights , front display monitor dispays LOW BRAKE FLUID SERVICE NOW and also the dast emits the warning CHIMES. This will give a perfect indication that the coolant is low so will stop the car much sooner than a high temp warning light in AIR due to low coolant. I am now working on a electronic interface to drive the relay from the output of the new coolant level sensor and switch in a resistor to trip the warning system. The low brake warning will still function as normal.
  3. just to let you know I have now made the parking and start stop disable switch from two switches. I had to solder 3 resistors and 2 leds from one board to the other . This can only be done if you are very good at soldering as they are very small parts. I also had to add 2 extra contact pins from the other board but these just push in. The switch now operates when the car is in reverse but when I reprogram the car config and add the front sensors it will all work as factory fit. any one have a front parking sensor loom with or without sensors for sale for 2013 or later fiesta ?
  4. ok thanks . I am making ford switches but from two so the finished switches will work and look like factory fit so I wanted to keep the correct colours. thanks
  5. Hi, just doing the next stage of my front parking sensor upgrade after the reverse camera install . I have got hold of a fiesta parking switch and also a Start Stop deactivate switch. My car had start stop engine disable from new and has a YELLOW led to indicate when selected. Please can any members tell me the colour of the parking sensor switch led colour when this switch is selected ? I was thinking as the start stop is yellow the parking may be green or could it be yellow ? I am making the switch out of two switches so will need to solder a led and resistor to the switch board to make this switch function. Please can you just confirm the parking switch colour when selected
  6. I am still looking into this problem as I think it may be to do with the phone power saving mode as it does not always do this. Also if you wake the phone up first then turn ignition on I think it works but need to experiment. I did upgrade to 5.9 and all works great apart from this problem . I have a galaxy S7 edge see what you get by just waking your phone first and let me know
  7. well done a bigger challenge is to retrofit a genuine ford reverse camera but well worth it as it will do a lot more that just a camera as it has zoom and turning lines . This can be done as I have done sat nav and camera retrofit with no problem just need to take your time. Now you have forscan you can soon enable the camera input.
  8. just testing and found that if you load the apps Spotify and miroamer you can then use the AUX button to switch between the apps
  9. Just used this link to update my sync 1.1 version 5.8 to version 5.9 . It took about 20min and then a while to sort its self out but now all works fine . I used a usb stick with a led so I could confirm it was loading etc.
  10. yes and you can also control from the head unit buttons
  11. Hi , I retrofitted the interior light with intrusion sensors and main functions work perfect but may have one problem. I reprogrammed with forscan to say with sensor and works great but have a question for owners of cars that were factory fitted with this alarm with intrusion. Before I fitted the sensor I could lock the car (keyless entry /push button start) and with the remote in my pocket press the tailgate button and open the tailgate with the perimeter alarm still set. With the new sensor fitted I can still do this but the alarm triggered soon after shutting the tailgate and indicators flashed. A unlock /lock cured the problem so looks like after shutting the tailgate , air moving inside the car tripped the alarm. I can only think this must be a program config error or the tailgate should not open with alarm set (with key in pocket) Can any owners of cars with internal sensors on the light confirm if you are able to open and close the tailgate without triggering the alarm (keyless cars only) Thanks . If I do not open the tailgate the alarm set alarm works perfect with the new sensors.
  12. I looked into other sensors and all I found was a ebay contactless sensor for under £5 inc postage from china . I can not see this being a reliable sensor . I am sure that when I cut a smooth hole for this sensor it will seal fine and strengthen around by the nuts on the sensor. My new sensor did not come today so hope it comes tomorrow.
  13. I have had many years working with electronics and always like to fit upgrades to the best possible standard and most of all work well and always must look factory fit. My sensor will come today so will do some tests to confirm it will work ok in the space available and then fit this to the tank. I am just looking at the circuits so I can see all options available first but don't think this will be long before its done.
  14. looking into a warning indication for low level. Thinking of getting a second hand cluster to dismantle and see what options I have. I may look at adding a yellow led for the high temp light so I can add a extra input to the red temp symbol . option 2 it would be easy to trip the low brake warning light by making it flash. Option 3 would be to trigger the chimes ? Does any one know if the dash has a unused coolant level light ? I expect we will not be that lucky