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Absolutely, though even cheap Chinese can work and can give you basic troubleshooting capabilities, more than you may have otherwise. If you find any good links, feel free to share them here

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This may be the wrong place to ask, perhaps I should enter a new post but do we discuss ECU remapping via OBD. I realise you need bits of kit also prog for laptop and a knowledge of what improvements to make and when not to 'improve'. Is this subjuct the the domain of tuning Shops and specialists.

I saw this item on the bay.

 

SMPS MPPS OBD2 ECU Flasher Remapper EDC16 Metal Box Chip V13 For BMW Audi Ford

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there are kits which claim to allow you to remap, but I personally wouldn't, its not like a "go faster" switch, as you say there is a lot to it.

I dont believe any current members have remapped their cars with such a kit, you are more than welcome to start a heard but I wouldnt expect many replies, beyond taking it to a specialist.

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Yes probably best left to the chaps who do this sort of stuff daily. Could end up with a large problem.

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Just watching "Supercar Megabuild". They just used Torque to diagnose a Throttle Position Sensor fault on a G Wagon for a build.

Free software for the win!

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Good morning Gents,

 Quick bit of background, I've been on the spanners since 1985 but mainly on plant, modern cars confuse me a bit, My brother in law has a 2008 smax 2.0 diesel with code P0234,

Car drives lovely up to 70, if he puts his foot down after that it will go into limp home unless he switches in the key off & on again, I have read some bit n pieces online but thought i would ask you fellas,  

Cheers

 

 

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Hi ya i Need my mot done but iv got a problem i noticed yesterday.  my left hand side lights front and back are not working. I have changed bulbs and checked fuses but still nothing was wondering if this is something you guys would be able to give any advice on?

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Have you looked in both fuse boxes Marc? Ford wire their cars in halves apparently rather than front and back. It could also be a dodgy earth on a bulb that 'looks' ok. Try swapping all the easily accessible bulbs from the rhs to the left. If It works then swap each bulb back separately, when you insert a bulb that's developed a faulty earth the lights will stop working and there is your answer.


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Hi,

New poster, hoping all you can help a very distressed ford owner!!

The EM light has come on and I have a reader which gives me a couple of codes. One was the coil pack which has since been replaced and has prevented an issue I saw before where the car would Rev by itself.. However, I am getting the following codes:

P0130
P0150
U0001
P2298
P0158

All relate to the Oxygen Sensors(s). I had a lambda sensor replaced in November. But looking especially at P0158 it sounds like the Cat converter has failed....

 

Any ideas.. Hopefully it'll work but I have attached 5 photos confirming all codes. 
 

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Hello folks,

Can anyone tell me if these can be used to diagnose reason behind non-functional lamps?...

I'm banging my head against a brick wall on this one. Bit of background info:

  • Both side lamps not working - timing of fault unkown
  • New bulbs installed - no fix
  • Checked fuses 124 & 125 - continuity good
  • Power cycled battery (disconnect neg pol, leave 15 mins) - no fix

Any ideas as to what else it could be? I've heard iterations of a faulty switch, and to test if there is 12VDC at the light fitting. Still to try the latter 

Any help huuuugely appreciated. I'm sure it's something I can resolve without spending £££s at a garage.

Cheers,

Alex

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What is the model of car?
Have you checked continuity within the fuses with a multimeter or the naked eye?
Do the tail lights illuminate when the switch is on 'side lights'?
When you turn on dipped beam do the side lights also illuminate?
Are you using incandescent bulbs are LED? The polarity may not be right if it's the latter.



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Hi there,

New to the site, I just purchased a 2006 focus 1.6 TDCI. it was running fine when I bought it but now it is very sore on diesel, (70 miles to quarter tank) yesterday it put a red warning light on the dash a cog with ! mark inside. I got a friend to scan and have attached the report. It seems to have quite a few faults. Can someone on here help shed some light on this for me as I am not sure. are they big/costly fixes?

Thanks in advance 

Killian

Focus 1.6 TDCI.pdf

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