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Accident Repair

29 June 2015 - 07:58 PM

So someone decided to hit and scrape along the offside rear corner of my dads 2014 Focus earlier.  There's a pretty big dent in the rear quarter panel, deep enough that part of the tyre can be seen looking down from above (but not the tread), and the paint has come off in one place and split where the fold is which forms the door jamb.  The door, quarter panel and bumper have loads of scrapes and missing paint all over them and there's a few gouges in the wheel too.


Can damage like that to the quarter panel be repaired, or if not can it be replaced?  It's obviously a pretty big panel going all the way along the roof to the front and round the door etc so I don't really see that being switched out easily.  Also do you think there could be any suspension damage bearing in mind the wheel was scraped against hard enough to leave some deep marks in it?  It drives ok apart from the wheel arch lining catching the tyre when going over bumps, no noise from the bearings or anything.


It's going through insurance to be repaired of course but I just wanted to get an idea of what might be able to be done with it, cheers.

Disable Chime When Ignition On And Door Open?

05 May 2015 - 07:58 AM

Is it possible to disable the chime you get when the ignition is on but the drivers door is open?  I've tried the obvious thing of disabling both info and warning chimes in the menu but this made no difference.  It's so annoying when using the car vac having it bonging away for ages!

Sync - "my Name" Contact?!

23 February 2015 - 08:37 PM

I discovered the other day you can play music by voice control without actually saying the word 'play' first.  This morning when I was doing this it misunderstood me and instead said 'Calling My Name' (those actual words).  I cancelled it by repeatedly hammering the hang up button as you do, but when looking at my phone later the number it had started calling is the one that was on my sim card before I transferred my number to it.  The only place this shows up is on the phones settings under 'My Number', so how come this has been added as a contact in the car?  And why is it called 'My Name'?!  It seems unlikely that I'd want to call myself anyway...

Creak From Footwell

20 October 2014 - 07:17 PM

I discovered yesterday when driving with the radio off for the first time in ages that my car seems to have developed a creak from the footwell somewhere.  I can't pinpoint it yet and was just hoping someone else has had something similar and figured it out to save me the hassle!


It's most noticable when pulling away (even in a straight line so I'm ruling steering out) and when touching/releasing the gas.  I don't think it can be the pedal though as when I'm parked with the engine off I can't make the noise happen at all no matter what I poke or press lol.  It doesn't seem to happen when going over bumps or when braking, so it does seem to be related to the gas pedal.


Any ideas?

Unused Filament In Rear Lights?

30 September 2014 - 05:52 PM

My dad picked up his new focus zetec s today, and since testing all the lights work properly there seems to be a filament in the fog light bulb on each side that isn't used.  Am I right in thinking that these are normally the tail lights, but as the car has led ones they aren't used?  Just to be clear the ones I'm talking about are the bulbs in the lower red section beneath the indicator and reverse ones.  Cheers!