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Member Since 03 Feb 2010
Offline Last Active Mar 31 2015 07:59 PM

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In Topic: Key Cutting Code

27 January 2015 - 09:22 AM

Key is that worn, no possible way of reading.


The trouble is, if I replace barrel I'm also going to have to replace door locks as well.


I swear this car has caused me more trouble than my last one lol.

In Topic: Key Cutting Code

24 January 2015 - 12:55 PM

You can't make out what the code is from the Key, as there is no code on the key.


As for ignition barrel, if that went I can get around it without any problems (Always carry tools for that sort of thing).


The issue I have, is I don't want to have to remove one of the locks to dismantle it and get the code from the barrel pins.


Is there anyway I can find out who the original dealer was, as one bit of advice I was given was that they might have the keycode down on record (this came from Ford).

In Topic: Coolant Leaking After Service

09 December 2014 - 09:44 AM

Don't drive with a damaged water pump, I did this on an old mk5 escort and regretted it when it went fully. As it went in 2ft of snow and damaged the belt, so cost more to replace.

In Topic: What Air Filter?

09 December 2014 - 09:39 AM

is that the correct kit for a mk4 2.2 tdci?

According to their site yes (though slightly miffed the heat shield isn't included).

In Topic: Audio Fitter Needed

09 December 2014 - 09:08 AM

Hi my first time here and I am after advice on audio too.

Hi to everyone first.

Now my audio unit which was unremovable under standard procedures, I had the proper keys and they wouldn't remove it I took it to a ford garage who couldn't remove it, they thought it had been ill fitted. It is the original ford unit.

I had enough of it disconnected the battery and took about it with a large hammer and chisel destroyed the unit but didn't leave a mark on the rest of the dash Result in a satisfaction way but a downer in ruined a good stereo. It is now out.  My question is do I have to replace it with the exact same model unit or as long as the next unit fits in the hole correct will it wire up and work ok?

I have a 2005 tdci mondeo. Many thanks.

PS. I am going to remove the silly clips which hold the unit in as I don't want a repeat, Will this cause a problem with the unit?  Thanks again.

You will need to purchase a wiring loom, which you can get from Halfords.


It depends on the stereo you want to fit, either single (Will require a single din holder) or double din will fit (though sometimes you need to modify the area first, as not all double dins fit).