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#1 james132

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:15 PM

Hi all, not been on in a while.

Come to the first fault with focus... The lid of the storage compartment on top of the dash has broken.

Got in the car thisafternoon and it was in the open position, pushed it back down and it wouldnt stay, the little latch part that holds it down had snapped off.

Dose anyone know where I can get one? FordpartsUK have them but im not wanting to pay £40!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:49 PM

ide pay the 40 quid as on abay the lid sells on its own for at leats £50

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:03 PM

can it not be repaired?? worst case scenario you can try your local scrappy...

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:11 PM

scrappys never have them they sell too well on ebay

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:26 PM

Heath Robinson idea. Try glueing a magnetic catch onto the inside of the lid, if you can get hold of an old fridge or freezer, strip out the magnetic strip in the door seal, break two bits off about 5cm long and glue in.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:04 PM

Heath Robinson idea. Try glueing a magnetic catch onto the inside of the lid, if you can get hold of an old fridge or freezer, strip out the magnetic strip in the door seal, break two bits off about 5cm long and glue in.


Thanks for the idea, worth a go if I can get the manget to sit flush. Besides, anything is going to be better than it sticking up when im driving.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:04 PM

I wouldn't waste my money replacing it - the flimsy catches on these break alll the time, and chances are if you pay out that kind of money to replace it, you'll find yourself needing to do the same at some other point in the near future.

Best solution is to attempt to fix it and, while you're at it, engineer it so that it doesn't break again. Magenetic catch is a good idea.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:42 PM

Hi all, not been on in a while.

Come to the first fault with focus... The lid of the storage compartment on top of the dash has broken.

Got in the car thisafternoon and it was in the open position, pushed it back down and it wouldnt stay, the little latch part that holds it down had snapped off.

Dose anyone know where I can get one? FordpartsUK have them but im not wanting to pay £40!


leave it off and slot in the ST pod instead of it mate,
then put a perspex face on the pod add some matt black film and mount a scangaugeII

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:52 AM

leave it off and slot in the ST pod instead of it mate,
then put a perspex face on the pod add some matt black film and mount a scangaugeII


Stop giving me ideas :D

I may have to read up on them and give it a go, seems simple, just plug into obd port and away you go.

Il have a look for a guage pod now ;)

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:05 AM

Stop giving me ideas :D

I may have to read up on them and give it a go, seems simple, just plug into obd port and away you go.

Il have a look for a guage pod now ;)


sorry mate,
its just thats what i would do if it happened to me lol.
the OBD port in the focus can be easily located inside the dash then plug in your scan gauge no additional splicing required.
and the pod will be cheap if you can buy it without the gauges or buy it with the gauges then sell the gauge section onwards.
you can cut some perspex to fit the face of the pod but you need to make sure the scangaugeII will fit in the pod,
i will meassure the pod later and report i think its 2 inches at the highest point and 4 inches wide.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:26 AM

sorry mate,
its just thats what i would do if it happened to me lol.
the OBD port in the focus can be easily located inside the dash then plug in your scan gauge no additional splicing required.
and the pod will be cheap if you can buy it without the gauges or buy it with the gauges then sell the gauge section onwards.
you can cut some perspex to fit the face of the pod but you need to make sure the scangaugeII will fit in the pod,
i will meassure the pod later and report i think its 2 inches at the highest point and 4 inches wide.


If you can measure the inside of yours that would be great help mate.

Heres the Scangauge ll dimensions. 4.8" (120mm) x 1.5" (38 mm) x 1.0" (25 mm)

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:37 AM

If you can measure the inside of yours that would be great help mate.

Heres the Scangauge ll dimensions. 4.8" (120mm) x 1.5" (38 mm) x 1.0" (25 mm)


Great Success!!
ive measured the front space of the st pod on my linch break and its 6 inches wide and at the highest centre point its 2 inches of visible space,
so 6inch x 2 inch standard visible space

so the scangaugeII will fit in the centre of the pod with 0.6 of an inch on either side and this will allow for the slope down from the 2 inches in the centre,

and the depth of the pod is 2.5 inches so plenty of space inside to flush fit the scangaugeII mate. B)

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:27 AM

Great Success!!
ive measured the front space of the st pod on my linch break and its 6 inches wide and at the highest centre point its 2 inches of visible space,
so 6inch x 2 inch standard visible space

so the scangaugeII will fit in the centre of the pod with 0.6 of an inch on either side and this will allow for the slope down from the 2 inches in the centre,

and the depth of the pod is 2.5 inches so plenty of space inside to flush fit the scangaugeII mate. B)


Brilliant job, thanks for that.

Now its just finding the guage pod and surround.

Dose anyone know of anywhere cheeper to get the scangauge ll other than ebay or is that about the going rate?
Now going to have a read up on it ;)

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:48 AM

Dose anyone know of anywhere cheeper to get the scangauge ll other than ebay or is that about the going rate?


perhaps try ebay USA they could be cheaper,
but if buying from america ask the seller to declare the value of the item at $25.00 and mark the item as a gift on the forms.
this will leave you paying less import tax and in some cases no import tax if the item is marked as a gift. ;)

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:34 PM

what is a scangauge??

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