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    Focus Mk3 Titanium Navigator
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  1. Spider Arachnid. you fit it yourself. its a dynamic remap, maps itself and learns, rather than a fixed map
  2. focus mk3 tdci non start

    Cars with stop start are going to start eating starter motors as they get older Check connections on starter. if you can hear a click on start then the voltage is getting to the starter solenoid which may be sticking. check its getting 12 v when someone pushes the button with the clutch down. if that's ok, try thumping starter with a hammer,
  3. DONT pull the battery on the Mk3 or above, expressly says NOT to in the user manual as it resets all the voltage and battery condition history and monitoring and causes a few issues. Should only ever be done when replacing a battery and there is a proceedure that needs to be done to reset the monitors then Pulling a fuse will work just as well
  4. The aftermarket Noldens are standalone normally, they are not connected to the Can bus and take the dim/bright feed by piggybacking into the light circuit. Ford say piggy back them into the side lights so they dim with them, I wired mine into the dip beam so they don't dim on sidelights. This maybe a fundamental change in the light wiring with the Mk3.5 as the Mk3 doesn't have DRL's from the factory (just dim dip if required). The Mk3.5's have DRL's as standard I believe
  5. I run LEDS in the sidelights as well as my Nolden DRL's, looks good Just use Focus to turn the sidelights back on I also added Rear DRL's and lights in the reflectors
  6. Most cig sockets are de-powered by the car anyway when the engine is off (after a time or when certain battery conditions are met)
  7. Make sure you turn the auto wipers off first or you will get your hands wiped when you test (Ask me how I know!!!), mines a 2013
  8. Just use canbus safe leds, you'll have no problems as they have resisters internally
  9. Suspect the level sensor was disturbed by the work and need recalibrating
  10. Love mine, but pretty certain it uses the light sensor on the dashboard, not the windscreen sensor. Covering the windscreen centre only switches the wipers on, not the lights, and I think the sensor is there on all cars as its used by the air con Agreed, that daylight fog confuses the auto lights, but you do get a big green light on the dash and a picture of your car with lights on to remind you (Plus i have added front and rear DLR, on mine so its always lit)
  11. debadged mine the day I bought it! can't stand anything chrome
  12. Check the map SD card is pressed fully in!
  13. Regulation 54 of the Construction and Use Regs 1986. That a car can not exceed the noise output of the vehicle from standard when it left the factory.
  14. Yes, that is true Will it cause you a problem? no, unless its stupidly loud and you drive like a *****
  15. I would imagine that nothing you can do will cover the fact its a small engine thrashed to within an inch of its life by a large turbo, rather than a larger engine. Larger bore may actually make it sound strange. I've always used powerflow in the past, if you describe the sound you want they can probably get close