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  1. Hi I don't know if it's because I'm no longer a gold member or not, but I can't view the gallery, it's giving me an error message.  I've screen shot it and posted it below    
  2. Most of us are driving around with errors on our car, and we don't even realise it. Mainly because the small niggles don't affect our day to day driving. Focus owners are lucky as they have the "Secret Dash Trick" but what if you don't own a Focus? and you don't have a trip computer? The easiest way for us on the forums to help you, is if you have an "OBD" Scanner - and you may be surprised that they are DIRT cheap! OBD is the cars "On Board Diagnostics" system. If there is an error with your car sensor, or another error that you are either well aware of (or perhaps not). then OBD might just save you £60 minimum diagnostics fee with a dealer, and perhaps a whole lot more in repairs... What is OBD? On Board Diagnostics has been in use for many years, as early as 1996 a lot of cars have it. From 2001 (Petrol) and 2004 (Diesel) the standard of OBDII came in, and all cars after this time will have an OBDII interface that you can use. Not only can OBD be used to diagnose issues, but it also allows you to monitor the likes of efficiency in your car. there are so many applications available that will read the data in different ways, if you want an app for 0-60 with BHP readouts - Torque Pro. If you want an app for your economy usage "Efficiency (Free)" can be your new best friend. Does my car have OBD? The requirement is that an OBDII connection MUST be accessible to the driver within 2 feet of the driver position. The usual location is about knee height and on the right or left side of your knee (depending on the LHD or RHD model you own). Its normally recessed, and running your hand along the dash you will feel it, it may perhaps be hidden under the steering column, behind a panel (look for a removable panel somewhere around the dashboard at knee height) or behind an ashtray. There also tends to be one on the bulkhead of the engine compartment. Mst likely under a cover, so check your fusebox, and you may see it. How do I use OBD? You can buy a universal adapter that will fit any car with an OBD socket. See below links to a couple of types (Bluetooth) and an example USB version. Smartphone Users: Look at your smartphones App Store for a program called "Torque" - this comes in a freeware version and a Paid for version. Torque allows you to scan for and clear down error codes, also clicking the error code can take you to a page where you can see in plain english - what the error means. It allows you to view live data readings and also map out your vehicles data (downloadable to PC). Two types of Bluetooth Adapters for sale on ebay: Laptop Users: You can buy a USB version that will plug into your laptop. they tend to come with drivers and applications that you can use to interact with your car's data. Also, if you purchase a modified ELM 327 cable with a High and Medium speed can bus (click here for more information)then you can use software such as ForScan. This is an excellent piece of software that debugs more than just Ford's but allows you to automatically scan High and Medium speed for errors, view in clear text the errors seen, and reset them in turn. I have used this and find it an excellent piece of free software. Any User: I Forgot when writing this that there is the entirely seperate "standalone" code reader. Its a handheld device that will read the code and control it through a handheld unit, prices for these differ, as little as £10.00 and up to a lot more. You can buy these for an average of £25 - £30 for a relatively branded unit. Which OBD version do I have? OBDII is the current standard but there have been other releases before. The older your car, the older the OBD support, so vehicles around 1996 will be OBD 1 and later vehicles 1.5 or 2. Always contact the seller if you are unsure if the device you are looking to purchase is compatible with your car. Generally speaking, if your car is older than 2004, you will probably have an OBDI device, and not an OBDII device. Again, refer to the seller to identify if this is the correct one for you. Why should I buy into this? Combination of an OBD adapter, and software to accompany it, most of the time will come in under £15. For that money, you have a way to track your cars readings, and check all the error codes. A simple problem with a sensor could cost you as little as £60 to diagnose with a dealer, and then whatever ludicrous labour fee's are applicable to resolve this issue. If you are handy with a spanner, or know someone who is, your first problem resolution will only cost you £15 plus whatever cost for the part, any problems after that you are self diagnosing for free. Providing the members of this forum with error codes means that we can provide you with more accurate details, and suggestions to resolve your problems. Limitations: Please note that when you buy an adapter of this nature, there ARE limitations. These adapters and software combinations cannot diagnose some systems, ABS and Airbag for example, but it can clear there error codes. Will It damage my car? Budget OBDII readers can only ever read data from the engine, and switch the Engine Management Light off - 99.9% of scanners on the market will not damage your car. Be wary of buying from abroad, as these may be cheaper still, but these are the 0.01% that may damage your car. What About Apple? Unfortunately, Apple is an issue for this sort of task. Apple use a hybrid "bluetooth" stack, which although claims to be bluetooth, its not "bluetooth" by the rest of the worlds description, its more "Apple's rewriting of bluetooth". Its generally seen that Bluetooth adapters wont work with Apple, and you may be better off getting a WiFi adapter and connect to this. For apple compatible devices though (Wi-Fi or bluetooth) There's this: that I have heard of. but they do say if you have a bluetooth adapter, to contact support before hand. Alternatively, suggestion is that a code a good tool to use, but again, ensure that they confirm it will work, or at least get refund reassurances. The most expensive I have seen yet (but best reported on) is REV: investment. Summary So that's it - its a cheap, and harmless way to get information from your cars computer. Whether error diagnostics, or to see how much damage you are doing to the environment, or if you just want to brag to your friends about what your current BHP reads at. So, I hope this inspires you! Many who buy an adapter never look back, I have yet to come across a single individual who has regretted buying one. But remember, buy cheap but don't expect the world, but these cheap adapters could be more than enough to dig you out of a hole. If you want to buy something better, there are more than enough tools out there that you can look to upgrade to. Scanguage is an excellent device and there are a lot of other handheld units that could improve the result. If you have any questions, look around the forum, or feel free to send me a PM and I will be happy to help. If there is enough interest, I am sure all of us here will be happy to help you if you need to start a thread. Please remember, the above links are not recommendations, we are not gaining any revenue from advertising them, but I can say that I own two of them and they work fine for me ;)
  3. I have a 2005 Mk2 Focus 1.6 tdci Sometimes on starting I get a message saying "steering assist failure" followed by "engine systems fault" and then the engine won't turn. A Ford mechanic told me to slap the dash board. It works! It has even happened while driving and again a slap fixes it. Please can someone tell me what I can do to get a proper solution? Thanks
  4. Hello everyone! I have bought a ford focus 8/2008 (1600cc, SIDA motor) since this October and I am generally satisfied. But... there is a but .... In the last 10 days I have been facing the following problem: It happened three times that I tried to start the engine and I got an error message on the display "Engine malfunction" and the engine was not starting. Along with the error message there was also a sound warning. After several times that I opened/closed the key switch, I no longer saw that message and the engine started. This message also appeared once when i was on the road, followed by a second message "acceleration reduced". It was like it went to "safe mode". I tried also with the second key without any luck. It seems that it is not an immobilizer issue. I went to a car mechanic and during diagnostic check I got these errors: u0001 - High Speed ​​CAN Communication Bus u0155 - Lost communication with instrument panel p1260 - Theft detected, vehicle immobilised Mechanic said that he needs to investigate it further. Do you have any ideas guys? Did these messages appeared to anyone of you ? Most of the forums say that it may be the instrumental cluster but i want to be sure before i change it. PS: When i bought the car (This October) I put a new battery. I dont know if the error messages are related to this fact. Thanks, Nick
  5. Speedometer Reading

    Hi, Was driving round the country over the weekend and im starting to think I may of been done by a Speed camera. I think its just me over thinking. However.... Just a quick question, does anybody know if the Speedometer in the Focus Zetec S 14 plate or any ford for that matter gives an accurate reading? I have read online that most speedo's will say you are doing 70mph when in fact you are doing 64mph (10% + 1). Is this true? Cheers, James
  6. Hi, my 2008 Mondeo has been intermittently displaying the ESP light while driving. By intermittent, I mean if I turn the engine off the light does not come back on for a while - it could be the next trip, or 1000 miles later it is that sporadic. I have had a code reader put on the car today and the errors it is showing is: U040168-48 Invalid data received from ECM U041668-2A Invalid data Vehicle Dynamics Module Also, when should the timing belts be changed on 2008 1.8tdci engines? Thanks 2008 Mondeo 1.8TDCI 109k
  7. Just purchased a 2003 Transit Torneo and CD player indicating CD error E14, which the manual says means that the ambient temperature is too hot. Trying to do this with Torneo cool, so hasn't been run since night before and temperature outside about 10 degrees. Any thoughts on this problem?
  8. Please help! I have a 2011 (Nov) Fiesta. I bought the car second hand last April (2012) and have been listening to my IPod nano (the small square one) without any problems, using the Ford Y Cable, until last week. Now I'll be listening to the music and it will just stop (as if it had been paused), the display on the ford dash shows the track name, the time is not moving and there is no sound. Then the display will say either "IPod initialising" or "Error reading iPod device". On the occasions it says "initialising" after it has "initialised" the display returns to the track with the time not moving and still no sound. If I unplug the cable and plug it back in again sometimes it'll start working, but most times it doesn't. I have tried another Ford Y Cable, which hasn't made any difference. I have also tried using the iPod Dock cable with audio lead from the headphone socket, which also doesn't work. So the 3 cables I've tried all react in the same way. I have also tried playing the iPod on its own, and this plays perfectly OK. I haven't updated the iPod software either. Please can anyone offer a solution? Thanks.
  9. Music From Usb

    Hi people, I'm new to this forum as I only picked up my new Fiesta 4 days ago! Still got the new car smell :D Having an issue with the connectivity of a USB memory stick as use for music. I currently have a 4GB Sandisk drive and when I plug it in it does not always pick it up properly, the screen will say unknown track and artist and fails to play anything. When it does work it has on occasion cut out half way through a track. Just wondering if anyone has experienced a similar issue? Other than this can not complain at the car fantastic drive! Hope someone can help! Alex
  10. This will undoubtedly be a familiar topic, which I have myself come across however I'm hoping to resolve an issue or two along the way at, hopefully, short notice. The additive in my 1.6 TDCi had run out. Giving me error codes - P1927 : Fuel Additive level too low/empty P1932 : Fuel Additive low level The "Engine System Fault" message on the dashboard after a few moments running was the initial indication of a problem. I've now added approx. 3/4Ltr of additive to the tank (which is situated at the back of the fuel tank) but I am unable to clear the codes. I have a "Ford-VCM-OBD" interface and software (Bought from the web) which allegedly clears the codes and re-reads them, however I cannot seem to clear the codes and the dashboard message. Previously, when the code first appeared I was able to clear it, for a few days. I've tried the "Fuel flap" method, of which there is much talk ( difficult to find on the forums ) but that hasn't done the trick either. Check the status of the flap sensor, that's working fine. So: Has anyone got experience of the software I'm using ? Am I doing something wrong ? How reliable if the Fuel Flap method, Am I missing something?
  11. Hello I just bought a Focus 1.8tdi zetec climate 2008 as my first car. I did not know what to look for when checking in. Engine sounded ok. Al though it is not responding to the acseleration pedal straight away but a moment later. Is this normal? Also when I am driving the mpg readings starts to jump from 12 to 99.9 mpg in a mater of few seconds. Example: in 2nd gear doing 5-12 mph. It shows 12 mpg then goes 34, 45 , 72' 64' 99'9 , 50 an so on . I was not checking in the higher gear at higher speed yet. Could it be a computer problem? Thanks Sorry about speaking or funny way of choosing words. English not my first language
  12. I'm needing some help with a crusie control issue that has developed recently. Ford focus mark 2 2.0 tdci. It surges or pulses as if the brakes are being pulsed while at the cruisng speed I set. A bit like driving through lines of treacle. It only happens when trying to maintain the cruising speed. not on throttling up or down using the steering wheel controls. Ive had it into to the ford dealer who are perplexed. It's not showing up any error codes. However i have had the EGR replaced and the fuel filter changed in pursuit of the problem but it's still there. Does cruise control apply any braking if you run over the set cruising speed? say going down a steep hill is it applying braking I'm asking my self? Where are the sensors for the cruise control? where does it get its info from for mainting a constant speed? Any help you can give me would be appreciated.
  13. I've been getting used to my new Fiesta over the last few days and can't understand why Ford located the USB / Aux connector by the gear stick. Don't you find that all your cables get in the way and make it look really untidy? Well after doing a bit of searching I discovered that the new sync module has 2 USB connectors on the back so the spare, with a connecting cable can be used else where. With this information I decided to have a look. So far I have located the module and inserted a mini USB cable in the spare socket, it isn't tested yet as I'm at work without all the required connectors. To start you need to locate the sync module, this is found in the passenger side foot well under the glove box. It is covered by a Grey fibre type thing held in by 2 black plastic push in rivets, these can be hard to remove as the center needs to be pulled before the whole thing can be pulled out. Once you've removed the cover you will see the module attached to it. On the back will be an empty mini USB socket where the second cable can be attached. once attached you can then feed the cable where ever you like (in the glove box) hidden out of the way. If you need access to the glove box all you need to do is open it and squeeze the sides in wards and pull down. The whole thing shouldn't take more than 30 minutes to complete. As yet I haven't tested it but understand that when installed and you press the AUX button it will give a choice of USB 1 (the main one below the gear stick) or USB 2. If all goes well and you want to give it a try then you will need the following. 1. A tool to remove the plastic rivets without braking them. 2. A mini USB to FEMALE USB connector (size of your choice) or a mini USB cable with a FEMALE to FEMALE connector. 3. USB stick / HDD / iPod etc. 4. A little bit of patents. I'll update you guys later when I get home of the outcome and add more pictures. N.B. Pictures have been sourced from the Internet and are not my own.
  14. 04 Coil Problems

    hi guys thanks in advance a freind has an 04 fiesta that had running problems error code p0351 ignition coil so he bought a new 1 and the problem remained another check on the code reader and were getting the same code so could he just be unlucky an bought a bad 1 or could it be something else euro car parts are reluctunt to change the coil pack so dont realy want to buy another until weve elliminated anything else it could be thanks any advice will greatly received
  15. Hi guys, I am new to the Ford Owners Club - so please be nice! :) I have recently purchased a Ford Fiesta Studio (2014) from Ford directly. I have got an iPhone 5 with a Lightning Connector - but whenever I try and plug it into the USB connection it seems to play a song automatically from my music app, it then continues to choose its own song and flicker through the songs whenever I try to select my own one. Does anybody else have this issue? If so have you managed to get around it yet? It is really bugging me! Ford do not know anything about this issue either - I was thinking maybe its a Firmware issue but my cars only 3/4 weeks old so should be updated with the latest side of things? The only way I have been able to sort this out is by buying a bluetooth USB and connecting the phone to it wirelessly to play music. Many thanks guys!
  16. Hi Any help and advice much appreciated. I have an head unit ford60000cd with the volume button on left. There is no AUX button on front. But on the rear there is a connecter to connect a multi changer. Is there anyway to connect an mp3 plater ipod. Any help welcomed. I have attached pics for your info. Cheers Wayne
  17. Passenger And Driver Door Error

    Hi, I've a MK6 Zetec S and I'm having a few issues with both doors and the central locking. Basically I'm receiving a error code on the dash saying that either the driver/passenger door is open, however this is not the case. Also, because of this error I can't lock the car and have to shut/slam the door many times until the car locks. I've seen some posts on the internet but not found a ideal solution. Has anyone else experienced this and found a cure, bar taking it to the garage!
  18. Anyone any idea why a 2012 Fiesta plays an ipod at fast speed when the same ipod works perfectly in at least 8 other vehicles? I have proved the ipod is working perfectly but the dealer refuses to accept that the fault lies with the vehicle console.
  19. Connecting Ipod Touch

    I've just purchased a brand new Ka Zetec and I'm trying to connect my ipod touch using an aux cable. The sound is great but although I set the display to 'title' all it shows is AUX and I can't forward or go back using the controls on the dashboard so i'm stuck listening to the random shuffle from the ipod. Any ideas? The aux cable isn't a genuine Ford one, would this make a difference? Has anyone used anything different that lets them control what they are listening to? Any help gratefully received
  20. Hey So i'm a complete Noob and don't really know what I'm doing, but I have a problem I need to fix. I have a 2012 focus edge 1.6 tdci with no added frills. Started using the ipod connection and other than the stereo navigation being poorly designed it worked a treat. but it then started developing issues, with not listing tracks artists genre's etc. Now it only lists "0 track 0", no menu, no options only "0 track 0". I found a post on some forums somewhere (cant remember where now) that said this was caused by scrolling through the track listings too quickly (!!!! !!) and the software needed to be reinstalled to address this or the fuse for the stereo needed to be removed and replaced ?!?! Please can someone guide me to or tell me a step by step guide on how to fix this ? It's causing me much stress!!!!
  21. Hi, I ve just bought a Ford Focus Style 1.4 2006 plate and i would like to connect my Ipod to the stereo sysytem. I can't find an AUX button on my stereo but want to try and connect cheapest way poss- i've heard radio transmitters aren't that good? Any help please! Thankin you!
  22. Hi everyone, I want to connect my ipod to my car to play music. It is a 2005 Sportka. After loads of looking, there appears to be no aux input.... Am I right or just being blind? If not, can anyone recommend any good alternatives and products other than replacing the whole stereo. Thanks
  23. Iphone / Stereo Problem

    Hi all. I have just purchased a 2009 focus 2l tdci titanium, very happy with it. One minor problem is I have the Sony DAB stereo. It has a USB connection for the iPod. If I connect it with the iPhone 5 the phone shows as playing. The stereo recognises what's being played. But no sound. If I switch it to Bluetooth the music plays through the stereo, but keeps pausing then playing again. If I remove the USB lead it plays fine through the Bluetooth. Ideally I want to be able to play the music using the USB port rather than Bluetooth. Anyone else had this problem? Thanks for your time Gary
  24. I'm delighted with my Titanium except for the rather antiquated method for connecting auxiliary audio. The Sony CD DAB does NOT have Bluetooth nor can I find a USB socket. There is an auxiliary 3.5mm conventional jack connector located in the glove box. Can I run an Ipod off this using a 3.5mm jack either end or do I need another type of lead?. Any assistance much appreciated.
  25. So I bought one of these iPod cable adapter kits from Connects 2. It's one of these cables that allows you to trick your radio into thinking that your iPod is actually the CD changer, so it streams audio through the head unit whilst also supplying power to charge your iPod and also letting you send commands to skip next/previous track, shuffle and repeat, and also select playlists all from the buttons on your standard Ford radio (a 6000CD in my case). Unfortunately, after installing it I am only getting audio passed through/power supplied to my iPod. I've tried several models of iPod, iPhone etc and none of them can be controlled from the radio head unit as promised on the website. The guys at Connects 2 reckon it's because my Fiesta already has the Aux input port for connecting MP3 players etc, but I can't see how that would stop the CD changer from sending commands to the iPod.... I've seen it working fine with the head unit buttons controlling the iPod in videos of the same 6000CD head unit online, so I know that it is possible. I also know that certain models of Fiesta were released with the ability to have the Aux port added but not actually activated, so I'm wondering if there's a way to disable the Aux feature and if that would allow me to use the head unit buttons as promised. Anybody know anything about this stuff or know anybody who might??