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About stratoc

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  • First Name Adam

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus
  • Ford Year 2009
  • UK/Ireland Location West Midlands
  • Annual Mileage 0 to 5000
  1. Fog Light Switch

    Thanks. It's a doddle once you know where they are! Just thought it was odd you can't see it in the dark, it's also odd that the light switch also only lights up once they are turned on I suppose. Thanks for saving my dismantling the dashboard looking for a blown LED that isn't there. Adam Maybe me, just been reminded I had a game finding full beam too..
  2. Fog Light Switch

    Hi Just a quick one, just drove into a foggy area and eventually worked out where my fog light switch is (pull once for front twice for rear) It's the only part of my dashboard that isn't back lit. The warning lights on the cluster come on but around the actual light switch the fog lights are shown below the switch but doesn't light up, the area above the switch and the height adjustment light up. But not the fog switch below the light switch, Is it meant to? Hope that makes sense. It's a 2009 1.6 Zetec mark 2.5 BTW
  3. Flashing Lights On Start Up?

    yeah, and the relayclicks and other strangeness! It only did it when it had been standing a day or so. He put the tester on and it said replace straight away, he said it's not meant to do that!, took the battery off the car and it said replace straight away again. it was ten volts and he said it should be 14? When I took the car for a test drive (18 months ago) the showroom had left the battery connected and the doors open! It was completely discharged I'm lucky I got 18 months out of it. Fitted a 550 watt Yuasa calcium/calcium with 4 year warranty.
  4. Flashing Lights On Start Up?

    cheers guys, new battery fitted, starter motor is much quicker. I think I replaced it just before it let me down!
  5. Flashing Lights On Start Up?

    will do, cheers.
  6. Hi I have a 2009 V2.5 1.6 (100) Zetec Focus, It doesn't have automatic lights. It's on original battery and sometimes the starter seems a little slow when car has been standing for a few days, but it has never let me down. Last week it stood for 9 days started, there did seem to be some clicking noises fro the dash area, but car started, did a 16 mile trip with no lights or wipers on, came home and adjusted my tailgate striker (need to do this ever now and then to stop it rattling!) So boot light was on for a while. Car then stood for 5 days and when I came to start it this morning, it again started fine, again there were clicks and my neighbour had parked facing me, never happened before, but when I started my lights flashed his? They were turned off? I checked everything else, clock is showing correct time ETC. Obviously it won't do it again now as I am guessing there is enough charge? Anyone seem this before? Is it a sign my battery is on the way out? Cheers.
  7. Pressure In Coolant System

    I have a 1.6 petrol and mine does the same, well not so much but it will drop to below the minimum until the cap is removed. If you Google it, as I did many seem to do it. There is a really mixed input, but the most common reply seems to be, start engine and if it goes to the max don't worry! a little hard to check. If you put more in it will just push it out when it gets up to temp.
  8. 2010 1.6 Focus Zetec Questions

    The thud is the ABS self test,it should only do it once. The temperature gauge isn't a gauge. It's a glorified red light, it only has three positions. cold, not cold. and stop! it won't go anywhere else.
  9. Cheap Nasty Plastic Bits

    That's what I'm trying to work out. I have pulled the rubber seal over it and it looks a bit better now, just need to work out how to get sealant off my hands! At least I won't have to keep picking insects off it! Thanks for the reply.
  10. Cheap Nasty Plastic Bits

    Hi all, 2009 1.6 (100) Zetec, terrible wind noise on the motorway. When I bought it the nearside rear plastic window trim was standing proud from the door, it looks like someone had tried to reduce the wind noise by putting that horrible black sealer that never dries around the top of the trim (see photos, after i cleaned it up) At first I thought it was broken and had been glued on so I left it alone, however, after a year of pulling dead insects, fluff and anything else that stuck to it I cleared it up. Wind noise is exactly the same no worse but the top is sticking out, I think the sealer may have warped it slightly. How are these stuck on? how do they come off? why can't I live with it? ( the other side isn't a lot better)
  11. Paint Work Scratch! Help.

    You can make it look better, You can buy a scratch repair kit, prep tool, primer, colour, top coat and a blending polisher. If you're like me you will always see it! Then end up getting it done properly, £200/ £300 quid if you shop around.
  12. Noisy Engine When Cold

    mine always knocked a little! Just been serviced by main dealer, still the same, mines only done 41000 and it's done it since 37000. If it's the 100 brake 1.6 it's a old engine I believe.
  13. Adjustable Armrest Focus Mk2.5

    Had no idea! Thanks for that.
  14. Some Advice On Tyre Wear

    Definitely have the full set up (hawk?) mine was showing as fine after having 2 new front tyres fitted, at the tyre fitters and my old garage but the steering wheel was not quite straight, took it to a place with (hawk?) it was only slightly out on one adjustment but wheel was straight on return, last service showed inner 6 mid 6 outer 6 after a year on the tyres, which started at 7 mm.
  15. I bought a 2.5 because it looks like a Focus, love the rear lights, wheels and exterior styling, I actually like the clocks, the rest of the interior, glove box and the little flip door where the ashtray goes are a bit naff. Plenty of trim creaks and groans on mine, no rattles just creaks and noises from the roof lining and parcel shelf joins in if the boot hasn't been opened for a week or so.