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#537324 Mk3 Focus 2011 1.6Tdci - Pcm Update

Posted by johnH on 03 November 2015 - 12:31 PM

If you have a service plan i would play on the issue that the fuel filter wasnt replaced as per the service schedule...if they say well its too early i would then play on its too early to fail.
As for the pcm update i would say they are clutching at straws and you will only need a replacement filter...if that definitly is the fault.

#473305 Fuel Light And Chime.

Posted by johnH on 05 April 2015 - 01:43 PM

I have a 1.6tdci mk3 and the light comes on at 70 miles range. But i notice this figure goes up and down with usage such as harsh accelleration, hills, wind and when the cat down the street farts lol

#471840 Anyone Have A Brodit Mount For Their Tomtom ?

Posted by johnH on 31 March 2015 - 07:38 PM

Yeah i can confirm when i got mine there are tiny holes already and you get a set of self tapping screws...wont go back to suction cup marks on the windscreen again lol

Only problem is that you cant have any cases on as they are made for a snug fit on the device only.

#460914 Focus 2006 1.8 Tdci 'engine Systems Fault' Again!

Posted by johnH on 04 March 2015 - 03:30 AM

How about doing a resistance check on the control wire to ensure there is no breaks?
Sounds daft but its best to start with basics

#456601 Ford Focus Electrics Screw Me

Posted by johnH on 20 February 2015 - 05:59 AM

I would check for any loose connections around the battery, alternator and fuse box. Then i would check the earth straps and their connection

#289963 Fitting A Dimmer Switch To A Mk2/2.5 Focus

Posted by johnH on 13 September 2013 - 05:50 PM

i was too excited when i seen them...must stop looking at car parts for satisfaction XD

#289952 Fitting A Dimmer Switch To A Mk2/2.5 Focus

Posted by johnH on 13 September 2013 - 04:42 PM

ah poo...just realised that had auto switch function haha...my bad...i thought it was a bit odd loads came up on ebay lol

#289136 Focus 1.8 Tdci Fuel Problem - Keeps Breaking Down!

Posted by johnH on 09 September 2013 - 08:16 PM

ensure the air bleed nipple is tight on the top of the filter. Ensure all the pipes seals are not nicked and in situ, also ensure the pipes are clicked fully home.


Also ensure the fuel filter lid is tight, very tight...if it still fails I would bet the rubber seal for the fuel filter is not on correctly or a pipe has split.

#285454 Handbrake Issue?

Posted by johnH on 27 August 2013 - 05:26 PM

As I always say in regards to anything with brakes, steering or suspension parts...if your not sure take it to a garage and get it checked by someone who knows.


Nothing worse than saying yeah do that, it works for a little then fails causing unknown damage etc.

#282417 Limp Mode, Ok To Drive In?

Posted by johnH on 14 August 2013 - 06:32 PM

I wouldnt say so. Could cause further damage.

Saying that anyone who comments or the forum cannot responsibility for any damage caused if you do (just a little disclaimer) lol

#280403 Guide Fitting Cruise Control Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 And Ford C-Max

Posted by johnH on 06 August 2013 - 02:42 PM

Not being funny but did you press the "on" button followed by "+"?

I have seen in a few places that the elm method does not allow pcm mod...but not sure on truth of that

#278390 Parrot Mki9200

Posted by johnH on 29 July 2013 - 02:07 PM

you have to purchase a harness called SOT-092 but its only £12 from halfords - it turns the main harness into a number of jump in iso connectors etc. very simple and easy to use.

#278359 Parrot Mki9200

Posted by johnH on 29 July 2013 - 12:39 PM

nice, was it hard to do?


The hardest bit was finding where all the cables should go and placement of the screen etc. but other than that its a straight forward clip and connect. no splicing of wires needed.


Excellent choice john,
The MKi9200 is a high quality piece of kit, aux port, USB,
Even playback music through a USB dongle.
Great sound on phone calls both ways too.

I dont have one fitted personally, but I bought my mother one last Christmas


I was originally debating on the 9100 and 9200 but i wasnt too keen on the oled screen on the 9100 and for an extra £20 i couldnt complain about getting high range equipment. ive only used it for bluetooth music streaming and phone features...but so far im very happy with the results


i have a lower model to this, but i may be upgrading and that does look good.

i like the features on this version. mine is just a basic, talking one with a screen and you can schrol through your phone back but thats it.

 let us know what you think to the quality of it.


Yeah i will do when i get a chance to have a proper go at it...so far so good. the mic is dual so it reduces the road noise and interferance you get with general kits and it sounds like the other person is in the car. the music is also pretty good and turning up to 15 bounces the car and doesnt distort the sound.

#278295 Steering Creak (Now A Squeal)

Posted by johnH on 29 July 2013 - 06:25 AM

Could be a number of things like new track rods. Suspension needs tightening. Bearing needs replacing etc you list parts all day but in the end i always say for brakes and steering parts "get it checked by a pro". Will be nothing worse then saying "yeah its that x and y" you go away spend the money and it turns out its not and if it fails and causes you to crash.

#278201 Parrot Mki9200

Posted by johnH on 28 July 2013 - 05:57 PM

Hi guys thought id share a few pics of the parrot system i have installed today into my focus. Enjoy