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In Topic: Stolen St3

29 March 2015 - 04:13 PM

Thanks for the confirmation on fuse 19.


I've seen other 'workarounds' like putting in a fake OBD port and, if just removing the fuse will give the same or similar protection for you car, I'd just like to know if fuse 19 is taken out then, apart from removing the power from the OBD port, will this cause any other problems with anything else in the system?


I.e.  When the car is started and driving normally, what is the likelihood of error messages being shown on the cars display or issues with anything else on the car?

In Topic: Stolen St3

29 March 2015 - 08:15 AM

The steering lock looks to be a reasonable visual deterrent but, can anyone confirm that use of fuse 19 removes power from the OBD port?

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In Topic: Zetec S

28 March 2015 - 10:17 PM

Love the Candy Blue colour - same as my Titanium X and the SatNav is pretty good to. May will be here before you know it!

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In Topic: 2013 Fiesta Titanium Puddle Lights

23 March 2015 - 09:19 PM

Hi Phillip, thanks for the heads up on the 'puddle lights'.  :)


I took delivery of my new Titanium X on the 5th March this year and, up until I read this thread 30 minutes ago, it had never crossed my mind to check if the puddle lights were working but I'll get straight on that tomorrow.


I never realised that, like the LED DRL's which are 'built-in' to the front headlights, the puddle lights were also integrated into the side mirrors and not designed to be serviced by the owner.


I would also imagine that, when a puddle lights fails, the complete mirror unit has to be replaced under warranty and so, that should also apply to a failed DRL light?

In Topic: * Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost - Turbo?

19 March 2015 - 02:11 PM

Hi Guys


Thanks for your reply's which have been very informative - I've found that the drivers handbook, page 101 mentions about turning off the engine and the damage it can do whilst the turbo is still running.


I am now a bit wiser than I was before I asked the question.  :)


I've thought about the need to wait around 30 seconds before shutting the engine down, which is nothing when compared against damaging your turbo but, how is the turbo affected by "stop/start" when it automatically stops the engine at traffic lights and junctions etc?