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Nick_T

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    Fiesta Zetec S
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    2008
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  1. Fiesta Zetec S duratec

    Hello mate, what year is your Fiesta? There is a known problem with clunking on the steering column at low speeds and full lock with Mk7 onwards Fiestas
  2. Fiesta St Line X

    It's good of them to offer a loan car until the one you've ordered is delivered, fair play to them. I suppose they can only go off what they've been told from the factory about delivery dates, if the factory can't give a date they can only relay the message. They are completely in hands of the factory now not a lot they can do about it. I understand how frustrating it can be but I would wait it out personally, at least the dealer is trying to give a helping hand.
  3. Mk7 Fezza Zetec S

    SYNC does act as a Bluetooth module but also provides a host of other functions as well. If you could send me the registration number of your cars I will get the part number of the wire that links the aerial to the head unit as there are a number of options depending on what is fitted to your vehicle. If you are just wanting DAB then the items you require are as follow bar the wire I've just mentioned (All FINIS numbers):- 1559265 Aerial Mast 1738453 Aerial base 1748717 Aerial wire, runs to rear of car clips into aerial amplifier 1744786 Aerial amplifier 1767007 Wire, links aerial amplifier to ground plate 1780026 Aerial ground plate If your car is fitted with the earlier style two piece plug for the head unit you will have to make an adapter of which details can be found here:- http://www.fiestamk7.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1479 There are a number of headunits that can be used depending on what exactly you want. If you could let me know exactly what you are wanting to put into your car I'll provide a tailored list to your requirements. I cannot advise on bluetooth because I haven't got that far with my car yet.
  4. Mk7 Fezza Zetec S

    I believe provides bluetooth capabilities to the car for hands free phone calls and such like
  5. Mk7 Fezza Zetec S

    Wish I had a taken a photo before I swapped it all out. Came with a pretty basic setup, nabbed a picture of the internet to show what it had to start with. It's not a cheap upgrade I'll be honest! Headunit, satnav and SYNC I got off eBay for £200 the wiring and all other little necessary bits and pieces came up at another £200 roughly but I bought all my stuff brand new from my local Ford dealer. I'm sure stuff that you need will come up on eBay from time to time. I need to wire up the SYNC to the car, I've got a wiring harness from a later Fiesta with the plugs for SYNC already on. I have a wiring diagram for the SYNC itself so it's matter of figuring out where it all goes and getting it up and running in the car.
  6. fiesta rear axle swap

    eBay is your best bet. You will also need an ST handbrake cable and the brake hoses that go between the caliper and brake line on the body as these are different. I've done this modification myself, if you need any info feel free to get in touch.
  7. Mk7 Fezza Zetec S

    I haven't updated this in a while due to spending quite a bit of time away from home recently. So last weekend I decided to get stuck into the biggest task I've had so far, swapping out the old audio system for my new navigation system and DAB headunit. Ford said it couldn't be done, it's impossible. Well what do Ford know? Clearly not enough... After acquiring all the necessary components for the job, all bought from my local Ford dealers bar the head and nav unit, I set about putting it all together. Not that big of a job hardest part of it was removing all the fiddly clips from interior trim and routing necessary cables. The end result looks good! Fully functioning Sat nav and DAB radio! Next step is to wire up the SYNC unit... I know there are various guides on the net and this forum about installing DAB into a MK7 Fiesta but if anyone wants to know how to install DAB or NAV into their Fiesta I'll be more than happy to share to create a little guide to how it's done.
  8. DV6 engine query

    It has the DV6TED4 version of the engine fitted to that vehicle 110ps is a dead giveaway, these are the 16v engines. Hope that helps!
  9. Don't know where to post this but please move if it's in the wrong section. I bought a lovely stainless steel sports cat off eBay in January last year more specifically this one:- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FIESTA-08-1-2-1-4-1-6-200CPI-STAINLESS-STEEL-SPORTS-CAT-EXHAUST-MANIFOLD/121123095280?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D45730%26meid%3Dc0465048ac3b42638846f86a664b049c%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D390607245626&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 ...At the sum of £200, however I didn't fit it until August 2016. Coming back from Ford Fair this year I noticed a strange noise coming from the front exhaust area. Getting under the car I find a nice crack in my lovely new manifold which is causing a blow. The crack has developed along the middle of the weld between the cat and the downpipe. I've emailed the seller asking for advice and they have basically told me to do one and are not remotely interested. Considering it is stainless steel, the car has done roughly 4,000 miles i wouldn't expect such a failure to occur. Has anyone actually got one of these manifolds fitted to their cars? And any advice on what I can do if anything?
  10. To facelift a Mk7 you need a:- Bonnet, bumper, headlights, radiator support panel, crossmember and lower skirt. It can be done but it's an expensive task depending on where you find your parts and if you can carry out the work yourself. I'm not 100% on the DRL's functioning with the correct plug as I don't know the wiring layout between the two models but I would say it is possible to get them functioning as they should.
  11. What brake pads?

    At least you are sorted mate
  12. Help with bolt thread size

    You are correct, they do resemble wood screws and are self tapping. They have a coarse thread and screw directly into the plastic on the armrest components.
  13. Is this possible? Upgrade my car BLUETOOTH

    DAB is definitely new head unit and all other associated wiring Luke is correct. Would be cheaper to install a Parrot if you are simply wanting phone hands free, for playing music via bluetooth there is a separate bluetooth module you can actually buy. Read this thread for a little more information:-
  14. Breakers yard and cut a pair off. That's what I did, alternatively find some breaking a Fiesta on eBay and send them a message. There are a few different combo's of headlight fitted to the face lift e.g. with DRL and without make sure you are getting the correct plug for your light.
  15. Calipers

    I had the luxury of having the car off the road for a few days. Mine were originally coated red from the factory as they are ST calipers. I keyed them with a coarse scotch pad and then gave them four coats of caliper paint. I'm actually looking at re painting them with polyurethane 2k paint.