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Replacement Head Unit 2010 Focus

06 July 2014 - 06:34 PM

Hi, I have the basic Ford head unit and I would like to upgrade it if possible.

Does anyone know if I can put the more fancy Sony unit in?


Ideally I would like one which understands USB drives but also works with the steering controls. Has anyone switched their stock one and if so what with?


Fitting Power Fold Mirrors 59Plate Focus

03 July 2014 - 11:55 AM

Hi, I have a 59 plate focus which appears not to have power fold mirrors. It does not have a button.

I am assuming the motors will not be built into the mirrors.


Does anyone have any ideas on how expensive it would be to do this?

I believe I would need to purchase two motors, a relay and program the car such that the function is turned on.



Suggestions On A Fiesta To Purchase

23 June 2014 - 01:23 PM

Hi, my girlfriend wants to get herself a fiesta. She is going to be doing motorway miles, but only a couple of junctions. She was planning on going for a diesel. I have a Focus with a trusty lynx engine in (no dpf to deal with).


She has found a few nice models such as this from a local dealer:



Though the age and suspiciously cheap tax leads me to believe that this will have an expensive to replace DPF built into the exhaust.


Can anyone recommend some good fiestas to purchase petrol or diesel?
Budget is no more than £7500, we need this to be economical and not much to maintain.


Any help would be great!

Scuffed Alloy, Any Recomendations Essex/hertfordshire?

11 April 2014 - 03:04 PM

I had to pull over onto the cub yesterday because of a nonse driving an Amey works van down the middle of the road. He took off and despite chasing him and his trailer, I lost him.


My alloy has been quite badly scuffed. I got his reg (off my dash cam) but don't think it is worth chasing him as it would probably not be worth the hassle.


Does anyone have any ideas on how much it would cost to get this sorted and where I could go (18" alloy, nsf is the one damaged)? I am on the Hertfordshire and Essex border, I also work in Enfield from time to time.







Shaking Steering Wheel

05 March 2014 - 08:29 PM

Recently my steering wheel has really started shaking at 60mph plus.

I know it could be tracking, and if it is I am not having it done. There are so many pot holes where I live and the council are doing nothing about it. I have spent a fortune on my car and I am not paying out for things which should never have happened.


I would like to ensure my tyres are at the right pressure as they have looked quite low recently, even when I have put a little extra air into them.

How can I check what the pressure should be on my wheels? I have a 59 plate Focus TDCI 1.8 Focus Zetec. Does it say on the tyre wall? I thought this would be a good starting point. My only other idea is that one of the  balance things may have fallen off of the rim because of the appalling state of the roads.