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  1. Well today has had me pretty much finally snap with my dealer after a 3 month battle with them over reversing sensors on my ST.   Basically when I went to pick the car up I noticed that the sensors were the complete wrong colour for the car, my car is Spirit Blue and they'd used Deep Impact Blue instead on the sensors, so this had the car going in a week in for a day to have them re-painted, with the excuse that they didn't have any paint available at the time and they had to paint them in something. Seemed like an odd excuse but fair enough no argument.   So I go to pick up the car and notice the paint is still not right, this time the excuse was that they couldn't get the paint mix correct and would have to have it back again so they could have another go, unhappy at this but fine whatever, I'll give them one more go (third time lucky or something I hoped...). So back it went again to have this re-done and guess what, STILL not a good match on the bumper colour, to which the service manager wanted my car for a week for them to do the job properly which I was hugely against because it was obvious they were going to flash it in to the bumper leaving me with an effectively 'repaired' bumper.    So this was the third time this car had been in now, and the next time it went in I said the sensors needed looking at because they had never worked properly and they beeped continuously whilst in reverse, it also needed checking for an engine fault after going into limp and showing the service light. They said there was nothing wrong with the sensors (or the engine which is no surprise). So I went away annoyed, and then all of a sudden next day the same thing with the sensors happens again and so once more it gets booked in.    It is this time that finally they find that the sensors don't work, however it took me taking the car back, going into the car park and doing the fault myself that they finally admitted there was an issue - their technician that morning found nothing wrong somehow. So after making 2 trips in the same day they finally found the fault, which marked the end of visit number 5.   Visit number 6 should have been the best, they replaced everything with the sensors and found 2 were faulty at lower voltages (i.e. when cold), so I went to my bumper and actually felt like smacking my head off the floor. Some absolute buffoon had used a screwdriver to remove the sensors and the paint was chipped and bits of plastic had been gouged out from the bumper. So this leaves us now onto visit number 7 which they were to inspect it and get it booked in to be repaired and the service manager was taking this on personally; but somehow he decided to listen to his technician who said some touch-up paint would sort the issue out, and he never looked to see. So I get back and even though I didn't expect it repaired, was beyond words that the same person who damaged the bumper tried to fob me off with touch-up paint; sure it was no longer showing bare plastic but it still had lumps missing out of the bumper at each sensor point.   So by this point Ford have had my car for 8 days in total, when the service manager says enough is enough, leave the car with them for a week and they will get it to the body shop to have the repair done properly once and for all, as well as look at the engine as the light had been on again and gone into limp mode. This was this Monday just gone. I ring up on Wednesday as I was told there was a chance that the car may be ready by mid-week but leave it with them until the Friday in case; I was told the car is in Burnley where the body shop is. Oh no, I get a phone call this morning apologising that they would need it another week as the car had been sat in their car park since Monday and had gone nowhere as the body shop had been too busy to do my car, at which point I went practically nuclear and told them under no circumstance does that car leave the dealership at all. My dad rings them too to find out what the heck is going on and finds that at 3 (baring in mind I told them at half 10 not to move the car) the car is now on it's way to the body shop, so we go down when I finish work for half 3 smelling one huge rat. So now, after the car has been down there for 5 days (bringing it to a total of 13) they're going to want it for 10 next time, as the engine fault hadn't been looked at and the paint hasn't been done, so 5 for the paint and 5 for the engine fault. It's now booked in for next Monday so I spend yet another stint with a courtesy car that is absolutely horrible; it's a 1.0 Ecosport that is more expensive to run than my ST...   But wait I hear you say, surely there's more?!   You'd be right! The car is brought back to me this evening as the mechanic who had dropped it off had to go get it back and there was the rat, sat on my left front wing - a nice group of scrapes and scratches, along with chips on the bumper nearby. That is why the car was sent off to body shop in such a hurry hoping I'd keep the God awful courtesy car for God knows how long more instead of getting the car back. Got the service manager on the phone (who must have been happy seeing he was at home) and he said, 'Oh we'll paint it when it's in the body shop.'   Now that is the end of the story as of now, but I'm not leaving it all just to get sorted and then let it go. I'm not happy whatsoever that by the time it's finished, if it's finished next time, I'll have had the car for 3 months and the car has been with the dealer for 23 days of that time, so almost a third. As well as this, I'll have a repaired rear bumper, front wing and front bumper because of them damaging it after I have taken delivery because of their incompetence. I'm going to be writing to Ford about this, but do you guys think perhaps contacting trading standards as well? I love the car don't get me wrong, it's amazing, but the service I've had after buying it is beyond shocking. I can't fault the salesman as he's always been great (our family has had now 5 cars from him and soon to be 6th), and the people on the service desk are great too as when I've dealt with them they've always been upfront and honest about things, but beyond that desk Jesus Christ...   I know I don't probably get worst dealership experience ever here, but it's quite the shocker for sure... Will upload pictures tomorrow of what I can :P
  2. ford focus mk1 tdci 1.8 wont start

    hi there ford owners i have come across a big problem  i have a ford focus 1.8 tdci i have had the car for 1 month been driving very well so now i passed my car test and got insured on it for 1 hour and it broke i drove to the shops and come out from the shops and it would not start what so ever it had a diessel leak comming from the back on the pick up pipe to the tank  so that is now fixed but it will not start it gose to but wont i have tested injectors they work fine and the glow plugs working good to i have cracked the injectors while turning the car over to get any air out the system i have towed it trying to bump it over just smoke comming out the back and gose to go but still wont any ideas as im very well stuck with what to do now thanks dudes  
  3. I am wondering if it's possible to plug my smartphone into the radio to play music through the car stereo, and still be able to use the steering wheel controls. Please see pics for stereo. It's the one with CDDJ and NOT Aux. 
  4. Bluetooth installation

    So I want bluetooth installed on my Ford Fiesta Edge, 62 plate. I'm just sick of trailing wires and having to find the AUX cable all the time, i want to just get in, select a song and then go, and do everything through the car and not have to pull over and answer a call. I've looked at the parrot things & i don't really want to get one as it's separate from the actual car and i've have to mess around hard wiring stuff in, not what i want. So does anyone know if it's possible to get bluetooth installed as if it was factory fitted? Also where I could get it done? If not what other options do I have. I'm based in Manchester too if that helps. Thanks :)
  5. Which DashCam?

    Guys. I'm wanting a DashCam but I have no idea where to start.  I want something that can hide behind the rear view mirror with no cables exposed.  Something that will either record all of the time/when parked up.  I'm not sure if it's possible to have one that records constantly, but I've read somewhere that there is something called parkmode? I'd like to spend less than £150?  Guys. Any advice? Suggestions? Links?  Many thanks in advance. Cookey. 
  6. Right I've just bought a SUB for my fiesta it's a FLI Trap single sub 1200watts i was wondering if it would wire into my head unit or will i have to buy a new head unit from halfords? Also where can i get Mk7 radio pullers from so i can remove my head unit.  Cheers Ben_140
  7. My 2013 ford fiesta 1L ecoboost's start stop isnt working, the button to turn it on and off just stays illuminated when pressed, you can turn the light off when the ignition is on but as soon as you start the car the light comes on and you cannot turn the light off, and therefor the start stop isnt working.  any advice  thanks  
  8. UPDATE 19/01/2015 - I started this thread specifically for my sub enclosure. From there it grew into a general ICE thread. It's now turning into a general thread about mods/maintenance to/on my car. I also have topics on; Fiesta mk6 HID Retrofit - This topic shows how to fit Facelift head/tailights to a pre-facelift Fiesta mk6. It also explains how to install Bi-xenon projectors and HIDs without hurting the bank. I hope you enjoy reading, and subscribe to stay up to date! _______________________________________________________________________________ Few images of my custom sub box build... Just want to note now that I'm not building this box with competition specs in mind.. It's simply built to 1.) take up as little boot space as possible whilst 2.) providing more bass than the stock speakers. I'll be upgrading the rest of the audio in the car in due time! Just want to show off my amazing test of the box with a 6.5" "sub" although my box was designed for a 10" :) I'm using 12mm MDF and some strips of Ply to build my box. I'm also gluing all the joints with No Nails & Screws to make it as solid & airtight as possible. More pictures to follow once my sub, amp & carpet arrives! Fire away with any questions
  9. New badges fitted!

    Finally got round to fitting my white badges. ST spoiler going on this week and then going to get alloys toward the end of the month. Car's slowly coming together :D What do you think of the badges?
  10. Hi I have a ford fiesta ghia 1.4 5d 53 plate and I am wondering if it has a belt or chain and when it will need chaining. It has 70,000 at the moment. Cheers     
  11. Hello all :)

    Proud owner of Ford C max 2010, 1.8 tdci, hope to have a lot of nice memories with it . Regards from Sarajevo,  Mihael
  12. Ok hi fellow ford owners! so just paid 3000 for a 2004 ford mondeo st220 3litre v6 and am having some issues that need adressing and are quite worrying!! Ok so its only done 85k miles all service history but problems am having are  1. When i turn right i get a loud high pitched squeel. 2. Its quite a moany engine and a little loud when it does in low revs 3. After warm when i stop can hear a very faint knocking noise from engine only happens when still  but works fine hoping its nothing major but any help would be appreciated thanks!! 
  13. Hello I've had a light come up on dash of a Ford fiesta ztec s diesel 58 plate which is a amber cog shape with a exclamation mark inside of it, I went into the hidden diagnostic menu but now it won't seem to go back to the normal menu which shows you mpg, mileage till I need to put more diesel in, average speed anyone now how to get it back to normal?
  14. Hi all, Looking to do an oil service and fix a leaky sump plug at the same time! Does anyone know what type of washer I need to go on the sump plug and where I could buy one?    Thanks in advance! Ben
  15. Hi, Some funny symptoms on my 56 plate Mk2 Focus. It's always done this to some extent but seems to have got a lot worse in the past 2 years since the cambelt and the clutch were replaced. * Clicking/rattling sound when under engine load (going up hill or accelerating hard or with a heavy car) * Sound like it's either coming from the engine bay or from near the front of the car around the clutch area * Seems to happen mostly in 3rd and 4th and 5th gears when hitting above 2,000 rpm until about 4,000 when putting on a fair amount of gas. * Occasionally under these conditions get a much louder rhythmical clicking (which the video below shows), but normally is irregular and sounds mechanical/metal/clicking (can't seem to get this to show up on a video, but can hear inside the cabin). It is def not any under-car heat shield rattles (these are all checked and speedbolted) I think it could be the engine pinking, but have one eye on the either the clutch or some other aspect of the engine- is it even possible for the clutch to be clicking without slipping? What do people think - anything similar experienced?
  16. Ford Fiesta Mk6 1.25 For Sale

    I Am Considering Selling My Ford Fiesta Mk6 1.25 Zetec Climate (2005) Last Month I Had A Brand New Power Steering Rack Put On, Brand New Brakes All Round. I Also Had Body Work Done On It As There Was Dinks Here And There And A Full Respray In Moondust Silver With Silver Metal Flake. Also Has New Lenso BSX Staggered Wheels ( 7x15 & 8x15), FK AK Street Coilover Suspension Kit. The Car Hasn't Been Used Since Owning It And Is In Great Condition. It Is Also Sorn Off Road. Looking For Any Offers? Feel Free To Message Me Too. Many thanks.
  17. Hi all, First post, sorry if this is in the wrong place. I've just bought a Fiesta ST MK6 08 plate with the Sony 2nd Gen CD player http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo165/fordfiestast_co_uk/Album%20Four/f2efc84f.jpg I want to switch out the CD player for one with a USB plugin, but also want to make sure the steering wheel controls still work, I'm pretty sure I need a double din, something like this http://www.caraudiocentre.co.uk/product_m-jvc-kw-r510_p-32186.htm I've been into my local Halfords and they needed me to confirm if some kind of connector was bowed or unbowed?! Can anyone let me know if the CD player I linked will work and what kind of connector cables/other parts I will need? Also if I need a bowed or unbowed connector of some sort? Thanks Chris
  18. REplacement Key HELP

    Hi, My wife lost all out spare keys, been quoted 200 for each (one ford, one citroen). Anyone know if I could just get of these: http://www.carkeyhelp.co.uk/products/Ford-Focus-C%252dMax-transponder-key-HU101T.html Then get it cut and program it myself? Is this possible?   Thanks!
  19. Hi, guys, I just returned from Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain, where I tested the 2016 Ford Focus RS. I made a nice video for you, hope you will Like it and Share it :) If you have any questions about the car, feel free to ask me! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqDE8Q1rJzY
  20. Hello, I have a late 2007 Ford Focus Ghia, which has pretty much every option ticked from factory, however it has the standard halogen headlights. I was looking into upgrading the headlights to the "Cornering Lamps, fitted as an option on many mk2 ford focus. I've removed one headlight, and I see that the connector from the vehicles wiring loom is a 10 pin and not a 7 pin, does this mean it will simply be a case of plug and play? Many thanks.
  21. Hi all!  I'm new to this, so bare with me haha. I got my 13 plate Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 100ps, in October last year. It is amazing! Feels like driving a Bentley compared to the Peugeot 107 I had before.  But... When accelerating hard, the power does not seem there almost at times.  The suspension creaks awfully over speed bumps-Something that has got worse. When I first bought the car, the steering felt really precise, but it seems to have a bit more play in it now, also it does understeer quite bad. And finally, The Ford sync, does not show me who sent me the text, it just says unknown. I have a HTC One M7, with the updated software. If anyone can help with either one of these questions, it will be greatly appreciated!! Cheers, Josh.     
  22. Hi! I'm new in the forum so please excuse if I did not follow the correspondent procedures.  I'd like to see if I can get any help and fix myself this problem.  I have a Ford Fiesta 2003 Zetec which I bought second hand. (I think the car was stationary for a long time) Since a bough it I realice that when moving the car from stop there is a lag, sometimes that lag makes the car to stall, specially when moving from stop position.  After a friend drove the car for a bit told me that looks like the handbrake is slightly 'on' therefore the feeling of lagging when start moving. Also, you can feel the handbrake loose before completely pushing it back. (In other words, the first 35% when applying the handbrake feels complety loose) Is this a easy one? Anything similar happend to you? Any help?   Much appreciated!!! D        
  23. Hi everyone I have a MK6 Fiesta 57 plate. Few days ago, I realised a problem with my car ignition which prevent the car to turn electricity on and start the engine. When I turn the key ignition from I to II in order to turn the electricity on, nothing happened, however when I use my finger to turn the key just a little bit more toward number III position and keep my hand hold on the key, the electricity was on, but as soon as I take my hand off, the electricity turn off. Since then I couldn start the car engine on as the engine switch off by itself right after I take my hand off the key. I did try to replace the car battery and also ignition cylinder but couldnt solve the problem. Can anyone please give my some advice as I brought it to local garage and they couldnt help. (accept making me replace the battery and ignition cylinder which didnt work). Many thanks Below is the video i filmed myself
  24. Spoiler Change

    So I have just purchased a Ford Fiesta ST spoiler. I will be putting it on my 62 plate Ford Fiesta Edge. Here's what i need to know... Will the washer pump and brake light cable be long enough for the change? Or will I have to buy extensions and all sorts of other stuff? Please let me know also if you can, if i do need stuff could you leave links to it? Thanks James