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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!

Ford Protect Premium Plan

30 August 2014 - 10:15 PM

I've been looking at the ford protect premium plan on ford's website, and the prices for 2 and 3 year cover (servicing and breakdown) for the fiesta are only £330 and £550 respectively.  This is includes brake fluid at 2 years and is much cheaper than the fixed price servicing from my local dealer (come 3 years it's over £200 cheaper!).  I haven't had a recent quote for a plan from the dealer but when I bought the car I was offered a £600 3 year plan.


I'm sure a few years back these ford plans cost a lot more than dealer servicing so what's changed?  I'm very tempted by this now but I can't help wondering if there's a catch or something to it.  I thought maybe the services wouldn't cover as much but seeing as they all cover the same items this can't be the case.


Anyone got one of these plans or any experience of them?