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Bi - Xenon Headlamp Dip Adjustment For Continental Driving

15 May 2013 - 10:26 PM

I have copied the following from the Focus Club pages in order to get as wide a view as possible:


I have scoured the various forums (fora?) in an attempt to find out what I should be doing to avoid unwanted attention from the Gendarme when I set off for  Continental trip next week ending up in Germany.


The point at issue here centres on the 2012 myr Focus Titanium X, Bi Xenon lights and how they can - or should - be adjusted to dip right. I've rather ignored the views of some who say "stuff that, they don't bother to adjust theirs when they visit the UK so why should we", in favour of making some adjustments if only to ensure that I can see where I'm going at night!


In an ideal world, there'd be a switch to re-align the headlights but I don't think that my Mk3 has that. I have also read that the Halfords type stick on adjusters are i) inefficient, ii) very difficult to
position properly and iii) it's almost impossible to remove the sticky stuff afterwards.


Comments and experiences from those who have taken their Bi Xenon equipped cars abroad would be much  welcomed!

Sony Dab/sat Nav - Post Code Destination Input

21 February 2013 - 12:14 AM

With advanced apologies if i) this has been discussed before and ii) I appear to be a bit dim but I wonder if I could get some help here please?

I have the excellent sounding Sony DAB audio/Sat Nav system fitted to my 2012 Focus Titanium X (rather than to my old pride and joy as per the picture seen to the left) and am having difficulties entering certain destination post codes. The problem arises when I want to input codes with single numerics eg AB1 2CD. The system is convinced that I want to look for AB12 ?CD. I have an old Garmin Nuvi that helpfully provides the facility to introduce a space where required but I've yet to find similar on the Sony or any other way of entering the correct 'short' code.

So far as I can see, the 'Navigation' section of the Focus handbook is silent on this aspect) as indeed it is on other matters) so any help that can be given would be much appreciated!

By the way, does anyone know if there exists a decent manual for this Sony unit and i so,where it can be found?

Phonebook Access - Focus Titanium X - Samsung Galaxy S 2

17 February 2013 - 11:27 PM

I know that this subject has been touched on before but I'd be really grateful for some extra help here!

My 2012 Mk3 Focus 2.0TDCi Titanium X has the Sony satnav/radio etc system which seems to function correctly on all levels including being able to pair successfully with my Samsung Galaxy S 2 mobile phone.

I can dial a number, or choose a 'speed-dial' number from the phone which is correctly transferred to the in-car system. I can also physically 'dial' a number on the Sony or use the voice command facility and successfully instigate a call that way.

My problem is that when I scroll down to 'Phonebook' in the in-car menu, this word is greyed out; there is no sign of my phone's stored contacts.

I have cancelled the settings on both the phone and the Sony and re-paired the two with no effect, I've made sure that the Ford firmware is up to date, in fact the website indicates that there should be almost complete compatibilty. I've also been able to pair and use the phonebook on an elderly Nokia.

My car was recently in for service at my local Ford Dealership and they spent some time trying to solve the issue - they even kept my Samsung GS 2 for the day. They could find nothing wrong and were able to successfully pair and operate a selection of other mobile phones - but were unable to get my phonebook to work concluding that there was a problem with my phone - possibly the settings. I'm sure that there isn't anything inherently wrong with the model of phone, it was after all one of the most popular phones in 2011.

I really do not want to revert to factory settings and lose all data saved on the Samsung especially with there being no guarantee of success.

Does anyone have any idea what's wrong here and more particularly, any ideas how I can get the Sony to access my Samsung's phonebook?