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johnH

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Ford Ids Vcm Ii

05 April 2015 - 01:48 PM

Hi folks. I currently have the Ford IDS VCM system and was looking to upgrade to the above.
Has anyone used this before and would it be worth keeping both versions...one for older cars and the VCM II for newer cars...if that makes sense.

I can get hold of this new model for £150.

Lost My Keys

23 March 2015 - 06:11 PM

Well its finally happened to me...i lost my keys or they were stolen...not sure which if im honest and this is my little story.
Last sunday (not yesterday) i came home and put my keys somewhere. Woke up monday to go open the office to start work and could i hell find them. I turned the house upside down searching for them...as you can imagine the panic set in.
So to play it safe i reported the loss to the police and got a crime number. The local authority came round and changed the house locks free of charge within an hour...i was well impressed.
Now the interesting part. I rang the dealer who i bought the car off, a well known ford dealership up here and they werent interested to say the least...no aftersales service what so ever. What shocked me the most is that they said well you have a spare key...no thats not the point with the other key they can just take the sodding thing! They couldnt grasp that...
So i rang arnold clark. They took the car the same day with the spare key. Reprogrammed my immo and alarm system. Cut and reprogrammed a flip remote key for...the cost of all this £118. The previous dealer wanted £250 min!
Car was returned to me the next day as they admitted to be having problems with their IDS but took it to another one of their shops. But i was more than happy with arnolds turn around time and the customer service they showed me as a first time customer.
On the plus side the keycare insurance offered by adrian flux agreed to pay out and i received the cheque on thursday...
Id agree im pretty miffed at myself for losing or having the keys stolen in the first place but i have nothing but praise for the police, council, arnold clark and keycare in this case.

Now time to go get CCTV to see if i can catch the scruffs who will attempt to get the car....they will have a staffy x rhodesian ridgeback and a husky to deal with...lol

After A Long Delay...

15 February 2015 - 07:42 PM

Hi guys, hope everyone is doing great.
Apologies but i have been away due to other commitments...however i now have a new career and car :D

Safe to say i stayed with ford and got myself a mk3 1.6tdci focus zetec with appearance pack...same colour as my old one (silver). mpg is great - 2 weeks between filling and has the kick down when i need it...insurance stayed the same this year as the last with my old car (£700)...will have to get pics up.
I have already done a few mods on it :P mudflaps on all 4 wheels, sill protectors from lockwood and gen ford car mats....looking at footwell and CC again.

As for the career change i am now a train driver....well a trainee train driver for a local light transport system here in tyne and wear.

But yeah all those who have sent me Pm i will slowly get through them and respond....