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  1. Hi all, new to this site as I have just bought my first Ford!  OK so its a really old 2000 Focus but that's what I could afford. I have had to do some small bit of work to get it past the NCT but I am now looking at fixing an annoying central locking issue.  There is no remote locking on this model it is just the standard torch key type key.  When you lock/unlock from drivers door, the central locking does not work at all it only unlocks the drivers door.  However on passenger door it is very intermittent.  In the 1 month I have owned the car, it must have worked about 3 times unlocking all  doors from passenger side. Its so annoying because I now have to take the key out of the ignition every time to open the boot as the release button does not work when the central locking is not operational and I have to manually unlock all doors from inside for passengers. I suspected the fuse at first as it was not working at all, but then when it worked intermittently from passenger door I discounted that.  Is there anywhere I can start to fault test on this?  It must be a sensor or switch somewhere that is not working.  I am not even sure if the alarm works because the "double locking" does not seem to work as per the manual and there are no flashing lights when I lock the door, although the tiny internal red light flashes after locking up. Any advise is greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
  2. Fiesta 2015 Keyfob

    Hi all. I'm new here so still figuring my way around the Club! I am the proud owner of a 2015 Ford Fiesta 1.25 Trend. Unluckily for me the car did not come fitted with a Built-in Key fob (locking/unlocking doors/boot). This means that all I have is a normal set of keys, and in order to lock/unlock the car I have to slide the key in the old fashion way. This gets rather tiresome especially when I'm lugging stuff around and remember I have to drop everything and open the damned thing manually. Considering it's 2015 I think it's a damned joke, but that's for another time! Now, I've been to the Dealer and asked if I could buy an official Ford Key Fob, and he swiftly redirected me to an aftermarket supplier, stating that the shop is the official place the Dealer uses when the need arises (I live in Malta by the way, forgot to mention!). Now I went to this Aftermarket guy and asked for a simple Key fob - he quoted me a price of 350euro (around £270), stating that he would have to change the central lock and install an alarm system - sounds a bit iffy to me, considering the car is brand new and has central lock and (supposedly) an alarm - it's got that little dome alarm-style button at the front of the dashboard under the windscreen but never saw it flash red, hence, supposedly. Now I checked online and an aftermarket Ford Key fob lookalike costs a little under £10. My question is, could I buy one of these aftermarket keys online and go to an off-the-highstreet guy to try and programme it? And if so, is it usually expensive? Thanks a million! Appreciate any help
  3. Info On A Couple Of Mods

    hey guys, just wondering if any one has any information, price range and level of difficulty to install global locking and cruise control in my 57 plate focus. cheers
  4. Hi all, I've got a Mk3 Focus, and a new born baby... we have a baby seat that the rear seat belt of the Focus wraps around in various ways to hold it tight into the car, however this relies on the rear seat belt of the Focus engaging an automatic locking mode. This mode is supposedly engaged by pulling the seat belt down and all the way out, then letting it retract back in (apparently coinciding with a clicking noise as the belt retracts) , and while in this mode the seat belt should only retract, and not allow any release of the tension, allowing you to pull the belt tight, and the seat belt keeping the tension. Great, or so I thought until I tried to engage the locking mode, no dice, the seat belt just retracts or releases as under normal driving conditions. I tried both left and right rear seat belts but can't get either to engage the locking mode, if one side worked and the other didn't i'd put it down to having one duff rear belt, but with both sides not working, I can only put it down to having a duff understanding of what I need to do to engage the locking mode. Can anyone shed light on what trick is required to get the rear seat belt to go into the locking mode? I'm grateful of any help. Thanks all. Phil
  5. Ok so I bought this car earlier in the year. Has been fantastic for my family especially getting to hospital appointments with my daughter (she has a rare condition) My car, a 53 plate fiesta finesse was due mot 22nd Dec so I took it early. Arnold Clark found it needed a middle section of exhaust and three brake pipes. Got these all replaced at small garage and car was taken back for retest and passed! Got car home and since driver has brought it back it's had nothing but problems. This morning it was starting but unless reved it would cut out while idle. As the day went on it has stalled at every junction, roundabout and when lowering speed. The steering lock (yes the steering completely locks!) has completely locked after stalling a number of times (I ended up on pavement at one point as I was turning into the road!) AC want nothing to do with it as he only looked at car for mot and didn't touch anything. Another garage replaced fuel pump and I'm now stalling at a couple junctions but steering wheel still locking. Have spent 400 so far and at my wits end!! Garage noted rev counter shoots up and down too. All before Xmas too! Terrified to drive it and can't put kids in it. The car has v clean engine, and only 67000 miles so shouldn't be doing all this surely?!!
  6. Hi guys, I have a 2001 Mk3 mondeo estate 1.8 Petrol. The drivers door got smashed and the barrel was destroyed and the car was stuck with all the doors locked. A locksmith charged me £120 to get the door open and make a new standard key, but still only the drivers door would open, the rest of the doors remain locked. I found a cheap door on ebay, so I'm hoping after putting that on, the other doors will unlock when I unlock that. The locksmith said that my remote key is ok and communicating with the car, as you can hear the clicking noise from the dash, when I push the buttons and if I hold down the unlock button, all the windows will open. I'm told the central locking module is in the drivers door, so that is obviously damaged aswell. So after putting the new door on, will i need to have the key re-programmed, or should it just work? Thanks
  7. Remote Central Locking - Mk2.5

    Hi, The other day the fob in my car became quite intermittent. Then stopped all together. Assumed (Rightly or Wrongly) that it is a new battery required. Changed the battery, and got nothing. So assumed I will need to re-learn the key via the learning mode (0-II 4 times in 3 seconds). I must have tried to get the car into learning mode, 30 or 40 times to no avail. Has anyone ever experienced this? Not sure if it helps...but I was in FF2 & elmConfig a couple of months back changing a few bits....i wonder if I have accidentally unticked/ticked something that I shouldnt have. Cheers Gary
  8. Hi, I'm after fitting an aftermarket RCL to my girlfriends Fiesta. It has central locking at the moment but the drivers door doesn't work with it (suspect it's the solenoid on that side). Would fitting an aftermarket remote system fix the drivers door issue? Am I best getting this type or this one Thanks.
  9. Door Issue

    Hi can anyone help, I've got a ford focus 2005 reg and I can't get the passenger doors to open with the fob or key in lock , I've found that the only way I can open the other doors is by having the drivers door open and pressing the lock button on fob , and only then will the other doors open . Also the passenger door wont open from inside has to be as described from above before can open Fob locks fine though and does open the boot , recently changed battery as thought it might be that and checked the fusses no problems there either Help anyone please
  10. hi guys i am really really hoping someone can help, i have a tdci zetec 2004 without remote central locking. I have done alot of digging on the net for this and have seen the guide someone on here created. I have know (from what i have read) that any gem starting 6st is a no go as its for the face lift and as mine is a 5 door pre facelift i need one starting 4st which is all fine and I have read the post about the A,B,C,D starting of the two letters at the end of the GEM code relating to what it has. Now i have searched ebay and scrap yards for ANY (2st or 4st) gem ending with a CL or any ending in C - they do not seem to exist! I have found ones ending in DF and DA but have read that you need to have deadlocking on your car for them to function correctly so have not bothered with them. Can someone please put me out of my misery do any remote central locking GEMS without deadlocking and alarms even exist!? Or did all pre facelift if with remote locking meant they had deadlocks two? I have even found DA ending models in early LX cars. Please if you know the answer to this please let me know.
  11. Recently I have began to suffer from a random failure of the central locking on the driver side door only (when operated by remote key fob). If I single press to unlock, the SOUND of all doors unlocking is heard but in reality the driver door stays locked. Sometimes it takes two or three 'unlock' presses to successfully to get it to unlock. Yesterday however it became more urgent because I discovered that not only is it failing to unlock correctly, it is also failing to lock correctly. ie, I single press 'lock', I hear the mechanism fire on all doors, yet I can then still open the drivers door (and consequently of course the alarm goes off). So now it is more urgent as I didnt realise I was leaving my car exposed/open in this way (believing that when I pressed 'lock' the car was LOCKED!) I THINK that doing the double-press (for dead lock) does lock the door, but this is not guaranteed to happen just in case I forget to do it (nor am I 100% sure anyway as I havent properly checked it is successful every time without fail). So, the question: does anyone have any advice? Is it a common problem that is fixable with a spray of WD40? Is it DIY fixable at all (If so how? How does one get to the solenoid or whatever its called)? Or is it 'take to a Ford garage with a large bank account and blank cheque book' fixable only? TIA Jim
  12. Hi Re Fiesta Style, 1.25, 2008, The issues are: - unlocking boot doesn't always work by double-pressing remote key - interior light doesn't always switch off - central locking locks then automatically unlocks (with remote key and spare key) If I lock the passenger door from within the central locking appears to work. I've removed the passenger door panels, cleaned contacts on door switch and checked multi pin plug is a tight fit on both doors. I couldn't see any broken wires but don't have a circuit diagram to test connections. Any advice most welcome. The clock spring also needs replacing to cure the airbag always on light but I expect this is a separate issue to the central locking. Many thanks
  13. Hot Electric Window Buttons..?

    Hey Ford Owners Club, I bought a 1996 Fiesta Saphire last week or so for a very decent price considering the engine was replaced at 48,000 miles and has only done 30,000 since. However the locks were dodgy which I was told but have been working ok up until today when my luck ran out and I had to try and break into my car and then when that didn't work, call the AA to come and break into my car... During all of this the immobiliser got activated but we managed to get the windows down by connecting his power supply up to mine to get the ignition on and shoving a stick through the wedged open door. The locks went super spazzy and so we had to take the Central locking fuse out. Anyway, it doesn't seem that much has been affected thankfully other than I have just done a 45 minute journey and I noticed that the electric window buttons were incredibly hot. It was night so I wasn't using them so not like they had any reason whatsoever to get so hot and distressed. I checked under the hood and the engine also seemed very hot however my air conditioning still came out cool and didn't idicate any unusual behaviour to me. I have taken it on several journeys of around this length or longer since I've had it and not noticed any problems at all. It could be that this was happening before and I didn't notice but I can't help but feel that it's only happening because of the problems earlier on in the day... I'm a bit concerned so hoping someone might know what to do or suggest to help. Guessing this is the right place to ask! Thanks, Zak
  14. I have a problem with my central locking on my MK1 Focus 2000 CL model (no remote locking on CL models) which is driving me crazy. I cannot lock the car from drivers side unless the passengers side is already locked ( the locks just 'bounce' back) . When unlocking the car the passenger side stays locked. The central locking works fine when locking from the passenger side though. To try and fix the problem I've replaced the locking motors in passenger and drivers doors but he problem still persists. Any suggestions as to what the problem may be are welcome thanks.
  15. Focus 2004 1.8 Diesel

    Hi I have a bizarre issue with my central locking on my focus. When I walk towards the car it unlocks it self without out me pressing any buttons , it will keep on making the open sound constantly till I put the key in and start it . When I stop the car again and get out the clicking starts again . It will only stop and locks itself when I move out of range of the car. Any ideas please how to stop this, is it the fob stuck on open or something .
  16. Issue With Central Locking

    Hi, i was wondering if anyone could help me with a problem i have been having. Since i got my focus the unlocking of the car worked as normal, 1 click unlocked all doors and the boot. The last couple of days have been different and i dont know why it would have changed. Now it works like this, 1 click unlocks driver door, 2 clicks unlocks all doors then a 3rd unlocks the boot. 1 click still locks the car normally and the double click for the boot works. The only thing that has changed is opening all doors and boot with the 1 click of the unlock button. Anyone know how i get this back to normal? My car is a 2012 ford focus 1 litre ecoboost. Thanks very much Scott
  17. !Removed! Electrics

    Can someone please please save my sanity and point me in the right direction to sort my mk4 electrics out Firstly the central locking just clicks and doesn't engage,I've locked at both motors and they both appear to move/be working Secondly the heater control/blower doesn't work ie it doesn't blow Help me please before I go mad!!!!
  18. A woman recently struck from behind by another vehicle claimed that the reason she was stopped in the middle of the very busy street was that she ran out of gas, the vehicle began shuttering, and the steering column locked up. While the first two make sense to me the last doesn't (in addition to passing two gas stations <500 meters back. Although the ford focus has a history of issues with the steering wheel locking, I've as of yet come across an instance of that being related to the fuel system. Has any one else?
  19. Hi all, I trusted the wife to take my trusty Focus to have a tyre replaced due to a slow puncture. My usual (trusted) garage was too busy so she took it to a local independent "tyre place" they managed to strip the inside of the key so couldn't remove the nut. They swore blind they had the key on straight etc but my wife had her doubts. Anyway they wanted £60 to remove the locking nuts & replace them & the locking key with Ford supplied parts. I called them & asked how much to replace the locking nuts with standard nuts & was told it was still £60 as they had to get them from Ford. I told them to "F*ck off" as standard wheel nuts come in "standard" sizes. On a previous car I removed a locking nut using the methods shown on youtube e.g. slightly undersized socket, bash it on & away you go. This option does seem to be viable for my Focus as the locking nut appears to have a collar round it, I also can't get a standard socket over it due to there only being a tiny gap between the nut collar & the wheel itself. Has anyone successfully managed to remove one of these type successfully? If so how? (Do I need to chisel off the collar & I'll then have room/access to the nut itself) I though it best to ask for advice before taking a 4lb lump hammer & a cold chisel to it, lol) I've attached a couple of pictures to try & show it a little better. One is a fleabay pic of the same type of locking nut & the other is a pic of my issue with a lack of clearance/room between the collar & the wheel itself All sensible suggestions are welcome! :D
  20. Hi, I've just recently bought an st 24 with central locking problems. The cetral locking works from the passenger side but not drivers side. Driver side unlocks but doesn't unlock the other doors therefore doesn't disable the alarm from drivers side door. Does anybody have any ideas on how I can rectify this problem.
  21. Hi, I' ve just purchased a Ford Focus Style 1.4 2006 plate. The car has 3 keys- 1 being central unlocking system remote. The car didn't unlock using the remote key so i put a new battery in the key fob- and its still not unlocking/locking the car. I have to use the key manually to unlock. Can anyone give me some advice? The engine starts etc and unlocks manually, i just cant unlock/lock car remotely Do i need a code to make this work again? Will the key be faulty? is there anywhere i can take it to be looked at? Thanks
  22. The passenger door when I move key to unlock it automatically locks again. But if I do it on drivers side all doors do unlock. What is it?
  23. Hi folks. I'm new to forum's and not great with cars either and I have a problem with my 2004/5 ford focus 1800 tdi estate. Just recently, my one and only key fob collapsed. The fobs inside circuit damaged and useless. I have always used the fob to unlock the tailgate but now I can't get it open. The central locking works when using the key in drivers door but still the tailgate remains locked. I purchased a second hand fob from eBay and followed the user manual to set the code on it and this didn't work either. Has anyone got any ideas on how I can get my tailgate open. Cheers neil
  24. I have a 2004 C-Max, having some issues with the central locking First noticed it few days ago where the keyfob would unlock all doors except the front-passenger door, the lockbutton above the handle stays pushed in. Unable to open the door manually by pulling the handle or the lockbutton, it has no keyhole on outside. The door is perma-closed It has now spread to both the rear passenger doors, neither of them will unlock when I use the keyfob. The offside rear passenger door will unlock manually, the nearside one will not. The same symptoms are there if I unlock the car manually by the driver keyhole, only the driver door will unlock. I have tried the following with no resolution - reprogramming the key to unlock just driver door, or unlock all doors (this is done by unlocking with keyfob, then pressing the lock/unlock button together until the hazards blink) - reregistering the key to the car (done by turning ignition from 0 to II about 4-5 times until hear a beep, take key out and press a button until hear another beep) - have replaced the keys battery - have replaced the central locking fuses of F77 and F55. I saw in a wiring diagram that F41, F72, F81 and F82 also serve central locking but they had no fuses present in my fusebox - have removed the central locking fuses to see if the other doors release, they do not - spraying WD40 into the interior handles, the driver door keyhole, locklatch (on side) The above things I've tried are from various threads I've been reading through on this forum and another the past couple days. I remember seeing one thread saying the driver door lock mechanism controls the other doors and something along the lines that the wiring/solenoid might be damp or dirty so it isn't reporting to the central locking system that the door is unlocked thus releasing the passenger doors but I cannot find this thread again My plan tomorrow is to work out how to get the driver door card off and have a poke about in there, see if anything is damp or needs cleaning in the first instance. Is there a guide somewhere on getting the door card off, what to look for inside etc etc? It has been raining almost non-stop for 2days so my money is on damp and I want to take a look thanks in advance
  25. Hi Guys, Just bought a 2001 Focus Estate TDDI and found that the CL doesnt work :/ ive checked the fuse and thats fine, when i came to check the Siemens Box i found that three wires leading to the Green connector (Yellow, 2 x B&W) have been cut... Anyone know why these wires would have been cut and could this be my problem? CL doesn't work at all but the boot button works if the passenger door is unlocked... Any help would be appreciated! Cheers Adam