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murrmaca

Alarm System Service

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Hi looking for some advice or help the alarm system service warning has appeared on the display. what can cause this ?

is there a way to reset this or does it need to go to a ford dealer ?

many thanks in advance

Fiona

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Hi update done some research found someone talking about a back up battery for a back up alarm located in the wheel arch confused ??? Help !

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apparently there is a known fault about this.iirc it gets water logged?and looks like a new 1 needs to be fitted??

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Cheers gregers

got in car today alarm system thing not coming up on display

could you tell me where to locate this alarm so I can try and water proof it before any more damage caused

Many thanks

Fiona

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Start by checking the fuseboard in the passenger side, and the engine bay, make sure they are not soaked through, if so, dry them with a hairdryer...

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Next time it's dry and wind not so high I will have a look thanks !

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iirc its found under the passenger wheel arch lining??

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Many thanks will look

Thanks for all the help and advice

Fiona

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no probs fi.

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Help needed again bonnet will not close stupid thing was working fine till I filled up with water

many thanks

Fiona

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You will need the bonnet release cable & catch replacing. Common issue on the early S-maxes - the cable is very poorly designed and rusts internally so it does not open & close properly, and the routing around the catch exacerbates the issue.

The replacement parts are of a different design - but beware, there is about 2-3 hours labour involved in this job so it's not a cheap fix.

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Got a catch from a ford dealer on eBay looks like it's right part, didn't think I would need the cable. Would it b sensible to replace this too?

Fiona

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From what I have read you HAVE to replace the cable to fix this fault.

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you might be able to salvage it,aslong as it hasnt broken??.

remove the cable hang it up and keep dripping penetrating oil down the sleeve?

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As far as I'm aware cable ok it released the catch. Thanks will defo try that!

Thanks Fiona

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You will need a new cable. The old cable is not compatible with the redesigned catch.

Greggers advice makes no sense whatsoever. Why would you spend 3 hours removing, cleaning & refitting a cable when a new one is about £30.

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You will need a new cable. The old cable is not compatible with the redesigned catch.

Greggers advice makes no sense whatsoever. Why would you spend 3 hours removing, cleaning & refitting a cable when a new one is about £30.

you are quite correct,cripes 3 hours!nice straight foreward job then :o ,i know peeps have done this on the galaxy before but this was without buying anything.basically they were trying to nurse/make good what they had.

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I'm so confused now !! Think I will nip car in to my local garage and c what they say, but will keep all advice in mind and may even quote it to garage

Thanks Fiona

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New catch fitted cable was a little seized but ok now thanks for all the advice

Fiona

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