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#322483 Fiesta Mk7 Display Not Turning Off?

Posted by BHeart on 16 January 2014 - 06:29 PM

Hi

 

Quick query about my new Fiesta:

 

I arrived home in my new Fiesta Titanium Mk7 and turned off the ignition then withdrew the key and was surprised to see that the radio display remained on (it normally turns off when I remove the key?  This is unusual behaviour which I've not seen happen before.

 

I pressed the on/off button on the top left of the unit and the radio went off but the display remained on so I waited a few minutes and then got out, so I don't know how long the display remained on.

 

I've had the car since late November and this has never happened before so what's changed?

 

 




#136384 Disable Esp On 5Dr Zetec 1.6 Tdci

Posted by BHeart on 18 July 2011 - 12:55 PM

How long it took?


Hi Tato

Once I had removed the gear stick trim which was easy, I then started to pull off the aircon/controls trim and i started at the bottom but after pulling it away from the bottom two clips, the silver trim kept pulling away from the little cubby hole below the card holder and I was worried that the vertical silver narrow parts would just break, so I pushed the trim back in again and then went to the top and removed the silver lid below the radio (hidden compartment)and that was easy. I just used a knife covered with a soft dry cloth and gently levered it from either side of the centre.

Once I had done this, I was then able to remove the aircon controls trim starting at the top (the location of the clips are clearly marked in the link provided) and I again used a covered flat eating knife to gently lever off each side and worked my way down to the cubby hole below the card holder and this time, I had no problems.

If you look at the link from the German forum (page 5), you can clearly see where the clips are and what order to remove the trim.

http://www.fiesta-ka...7-57/esp-57360/

Start by removing the silver lid below the radio, then remove the gear stick trim and pull it up (but not off) over the gear stick and lay it to one side. Then start removing the aircon controls trim from the top and, as stated, I used a flat bladed eating knife covered with a soft thin cloth. Insert the knife at each point and gently prise the trim out on top, each side and then move down to the middle and finally to the bottom and you can then pull away the trim but don't remove the cable that's attached to the bottom half of it - there is no need to.

It took about 20 minutes Tato.

I hope this helps when you get around to fitting you switch.

BHeart


#133992 Buckled Alloy Wheels

Posted by BHeart on 29 June 2011 - 08:32 PM

Hi

I'd just like to chip in my two cents worth over this buckled alloy wheels issue.

I've been driving for 36 years and for the last 20 years, I've owned Vauxhalls, Fords and Citroens and all have had alloy wheels fitted. I owned each car for three years and over and we still have the Citroën which is over nine years old. During ALL of that time, we used the cars mormally and we took care to avoid potholes and drove slowly over speed bumps but, now and again we did clip the odd pothole and went a little fast over the speed bumps but not one of those cars was EVER picked up for buckled alloy wheels during a service, MOT or whilst having a tyre fitted.

My present car is is 2010 Fiesta Zetec Mk7 and I am a very good driver and don't go racing over speed bumps and driving over potholes, so it will be extremely interesting to see if my Fiesta is picked up for any buckled alloys during it's first Ford service.

If it is, then it will prove not only to me but also to thousands of other Fiesta owners that we were damn right to blame Ford and their 'crappy' alloy wheels. So my little Ford Technician friend, it does not matter that you have qualifications galore, facts are facts and there are just too many Fiesta owners out there who have found or been told that, they have buckled alloys on their 'pride and joy'. You cannot argue with numbers like those who have reported this issue in these forums so, please do not come into these forums spouting in true and time honoured Ford fashion, that it is us, the Fiesta drivers who are at fault here.

The alloy wheels fitted to some Ford models and, the Fiesta in particular, are manufactured from 'sub-standard' materials and it's about time that Ford owned up and admit that there is an issue here and then fully compensate all Ford owners who have been told that they have buckled alloys on their cars.

Rant over!


#103010 Fiesta Mk7 "radio Code"

Posted by BHeart on 02 November 2010 - 05:34 PM

The radio is programmed with the VIN of the car at the factory. So there's no need to enter a code as it checks whether it's in the right car when it's turned on. The dealer can reprogram the radio for a different car.


Hi

Just read your reply and that would explain why I was not offered the radio code. :)

Thanks, BHeart