Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Keys And The Alarm Question And Starting Issue


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 flib2000

flib2000

    Newbie

  • New Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Name: Fi
  • Ford Model: Fiesta
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Cheshire

Posted 29 June 2013 - 11:53 PM

My mum is away and I need to borrow her car (54 plate fiesta) however she has taken the fob key with her (for the first time ever!) and all I have is the spare.

 

She will have double locked it with the fob so the alarm will be on - my question is can I open it with the spare key without the alarm going off or am I best belave well alone?

 

Also

 

I have a 54 plate diesel and it has a tendancy to not want to start - it only seems to turn over about 2/3 times then cuts out and it can take 2/3 attempst to start it (the record is 10 mins of trying) all other times it starts first turn of the key. Had it checked but at some point one of its previous owners took it somewhere who wipped all the error codes! They checked the heating coils and said they were fine. Any ideas?



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

#2 Stoney871

Stoney871

    Resident Lawman

  • Super Mod
  • 12,894 posts
  • Name: Clive
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Sport
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Devon
Contributor

Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:30 AM

It is not Forum policy to advise how to deactivate alarms on cars.
The questions have to be asked, 1) Do you have permission to drive the car and if so 2) Why has the main key not been left with you?
Please excuse me if I'm being over suspicious but as a Police Officer it is in my nature to be so.

Are you insured to drive the car and have express permission to do so?
If not then a count of TWOC would soon follow.


As to your other problem, have you considered whether there is a problem with fuel delivery?
Maybe dirt in the fuel filter or air in the fuel lines?
Ford diesels are very sensitive to fuel pressure and filter problems, if the car has not been serviced recently and had the filters changed that could be a good place to start.

#3 flib2000

flib2000

    Newbie

  • New Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Name: Fi
  • Ford Model: Fiesta
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Cheshire

Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:44 AM

Yes I do have permission to drive it - have a text from mum after I told her hubbys car had died that even states its got plenty of fuel. Although she also stated I have to return it Wednesday for when they come home - although hoping hubbys car will be fixed by then.

 

Normally she does leave the key with me along with all her other valuables when they go away however she forgot to give them to me this time so decided to take them with her.

 

Understand its in your nature to ask.

 

Yup I have insurence to drive it wouldn't take it if I didn't I'm pregnant so I'm extra careful about everything and even if not wouldn't drive without insurance.

 

As for the other problem had it since I had the car - it was doing it before I had a full service done on it last year and carried on afterwards - I do need to to take it for a service this year, and a new exhaust, and some new trim for the side of the passenger window that fell off the other day but with the potential costs of that it needs to be one thing at a time. 



#4 Stoney871

Stoney871

    Resident Lawman

  • Super Mod
  • 12,894 posts
  • Name: Clive
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Sport
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Devon
Contributor

Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:15 PM

If you're using a non remote key to unlock an alarmed Ford then once the car is unlocked you need to put the key into the ignition and turn to position II within about 10 seconds or the alarm will go off.

Concerning car fault, definitely get a decent garage onto the case again.

#5 hubby1959

hubby1959

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 224 posts
  • Name: Neil
  • Ford Model: Mondeo MK 2
  • Year: 1999
  • Location: Yorkshire

Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:59 AM

Fi, you could always get one of these and sync it to the car to open it remotely

 

Transit.jpg




Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users