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#1 NukeProof

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 07:10 PM

Ok peeps first of all hello im new to the forum.

I have a feew minor problems, I bought my escort yesterday its a great car but with a few minor problems.

1) the rear bumper need replacing - its a colour coded pepper red bumper - are these easy to get hold of on the cheap (from a scrap yard / breakers) and are they easy to replace once getting hold of ?

2) the internal light wont turn on or off when opening the door - is this just a fuse problem?

3) the lights on the dash wont turn off unless i take the fuse out - what can i do to solve this?

4) is it possible to attach roof bars on my model of Escort? - it is an X Reg 2000 i believe

any help with any of these issues would be much appreciated as although i am new to cars I do want to learn how to solve simple issues like these without sending it to a garage and being charged a fortune just for a broken fuse or needing to clean and resolder a connection


thanks in advance !!!!!! :)

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#2 Gazjs

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 07:18 PM

Hello and welcome to the FOC.
Enjoy the forums and hope you find the answers to your problems ;)

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 07:59 PM

Ok peeps first of all hello im new to the forum.


I have a feew minor problems, I bought my escort yesterday its a great car but with a few minor problems.

1) the rear bumper need replacing - its a colour coded pepper red bumper - are these easy to get hold of on the cheap (from a scrap yard / breakers) and are they easy to replace once getting hold of ?

2) the internal light wont turn on or off when opening the door - is this just a fuse problem?

3) the lights on the dash wont turn off unless i take the fuse out - what can i do to solve this?

4) is it possible to attach roof bars on my model of Escort? - it is an X Reg 2000 i believe

any help with any of these issues would be much appreciated as although i am new to cars I do want to learn how to solve simple issues like these without sending it to a garage and being charged a fortune just for a broken fuse or needing to clean and resolder a connection


thanks in advance !!!!!! :)


Hi And welcome..... interior light will be the door switches 5.52 each plus postage
dash lights staying on...what lights ign oil etc or illumination lights
roof bars yes and bumper should be easy to get a hold in a breakers.

#4 vinnyvangough

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 08:24 PM

Ok peeps first of all hello im new to the forum.

I have a feew minor problems, I bought my escort yesterday its a great car but with a few minor problems.

1) the rear bumper need replacing - its a colour coded pepper red bumper - are these easy to get hold of on the cheap (from a scrap yard / breakers) and are they easy to replace once getting hold of ?

2) the internal light wont turn on or off when opening the door - is this just a fuse problem?

3) the lights on the dash wont turn off unless i take the fuse out - what can i do to solve this?

4) is it possible to attach roof bars on my model of Escort? - it is an X Reg 2000 i believe

any help with any of these issues would be much appreciated as although i am new to cars I do want to learn how to solve simple issues like these without sending it to a garage and being charged a fortune just for a broken fuse or needing to clean and resolder a connection


thanks in advance !!!!!! :)


Hi and welcome to the club

Pepper Red bumpers are getting harder to find but you should be able to get one. (Think theres one on www.fordescortclub.co.uk) I have just got rid of mine

Door switches usually the problem

Dash lights will more than likely be the indicator stalks gone wrong. Comon part to go wrong. They can usually be picked up for around 15

Yes you can fit roof bars

#5 Graeme Smurf

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 09:54 PM

Welcome To FOC

#6 NukeProof

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 02:53 PM

Thanks guys - I went to a local breakers today picked one up 20 bargain i thought, until i got home fitted it and boom blew my wiper blade fuse.
OK i thought ill nip down to Halfords and pick up another, boom there the fuse goes again. Hmmmmm i think ill change it back which i have done but the question is now can I get my money back from the breakers ?

Probably not what does everyone else think ? has anything like this happend to any of you ? would a slightly different stalk work ? as there was a new looking one in the breakers but it had vary speed wiper switch would it work?


sorry for all the questions - cant you tell im new to all this ! :P

#7 NukeProof

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:36 PM

Went back to the breakers today and sorted it out :D

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