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In Topic: Fiesta Mk6 Door Open Light Stays On..... Help......!!

10 July 2015 - 08:42 AM

Just an update on my previous posts.


I still have not managed to remove the door cards to inspect the ongoing issue.Have to keep slamming the doors shut so that the doors will lock. They no longer lock just using the key!


Have now noticed the 'doors open light' now comes on when switching on the windscreen wipers.

What this all about??


I'm getting really annoyed with what should be a relatively straight forward repair.


Any further advice would be good !!!

In Topic: Air Conditioning Not Working - Help Please......??

09 June 2015 - 07:33 AM

Firstly, for your information the A/C lower port is situated at the right hand side of the O/S headlamp (looking from front of vehicle) within the front grill assembly. No need to remove anything has access to this is unrestricted.


Secondly, I know the history of the vehicle has I have owned it since 2008 with just 89 miles on the clock. I purchased this through a specialist dealer who re-imports vehicles from Jersey and Guernsey, so no VAT etc... This came from Guernsey.


Halford's have checked out the A/C and, as suspected, no gas pressure in the system. Their prices are, in my opinion, too prohibitive so have found Formula 1 Autocentres are doing a deal at the moment for £39.


They take a temperature reading from the A/C system, remove all the old refrigerant gas, oil and dye and then clean the whole system then remove any moisture from within.


Once the system has been thoroughly cleansed, will inject new oil, dye and refrigerant gas and take a temperature reading again to ensure that the Re-Gas has made a difference to the cold air temperature.


They are also doing a FREE 10 point spring check when booking online, worth considering, so intend to arrange this in the very near future.

In Topic: Air Conditioning Not Working - Help Please......??

07 June 2015 - 05:51 PM

Appreciate your comments, but if you follow the instructions carefully, shake the can and release the trigger regularly, you should not over pressurise the system?


It really is very easy to do if there are no other issues. Halfords should detect any faults, if there are any??

In Topic: Air Conditioning Not Working - Help Please......??

07 June 2015 - 05:39 PM

As you will note from my previous post I am taking it to Halford's tomorrow for a free check.


If all is well I will re-gas this myself though as it's really straightforward to do.


I only use the A/C during the hot spring/summer months as it increases fuel consumption significantly.


No need to waste money unnecessarily.

In Topic: Air Conditioning Not Working - Help Please......??

07 June 2015 - 03:36 PM

Thanks for your replies


Will have a look under the o/s headlamp for the lower port first. The vehicle has only done just over 45,000 so I don't think the condenser, although I could be wrong?


I did check the Halford's website earlier, but didn't notice a free air con check. Their prices are also quite prohibitive in comparison to other garages.


Halford's certainly do a FREE air con check. Booked it in on-line for tomorrow and will see what transpires?


I'll always take an offer if it's FREE !! Yipee......


Cheers all !!