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Thule Cycle Carrier

01 December 2013 - 01:28 PM

Morning all,

Recently bought a set of genuine Ford roofbars of ebay for my 2005 Focus Estate. Tried fitting my Thule Cycle Carrier but the brackets that go around the bar are too small.

Looks like I'm going to have to drill and bolt the carrier on.


Keeps me occupied!



Headlight Bulb Replacement 2005/6 Focus

15 November 2013 - 04:40 PM

Evening all,

The headlight bulb has blown on the wifes 55 plate Focus. I went to change it but noticed access to the rear of the unit was very tight.

Does the complete headlamp need to be removed  ( :() and if so how?


Many thanks



Hesitating And Not So Good Mpg

04 August 2013 - 11:11 AM

Morning all,

Just been away for a fortnight in the Focus-it's a 55 1.6 100hp petrol manual.


It seems to hesitate when under mid throttle in 2nd and 3rd - it's a bit like it's missing but it's not-put your foot down and it's alright. It's had a new coil pack, air filter and plugs.

The car has done 42000miles with a full Ford service history.

It's not particularly good on mpg either.


Could it need a new fuel filter?


Any suggestions would be most welcome!





Brake Warning Light, Indicators, Heated Front Screen And Central Locking!!

12 June 2013 - 08:12 PM

Hello all,

Whilst out on a long run in my 2005 1.6 petrol focus estate I got a funny problem.

I started to indicate to turn right- at this point the indicator lights on the dash  and the indicator  sound stopped-although on looking outside the indicators were working. The brake warning light also came on-and the Heated front windscreen stopped working.

The central locking started to make funny sounds as if opening and closing.

On further investigation the only way to open the boot was by using the third button on the remote-it would not open by pressing the button on the boot (estate). Also the car will not lock-when remote is pressed all doors lock but then open.


Any ideas apart from burning the thing would be most welcome.

Apart from this did a nice 130 mile highish speed run and a joy to drive.



Focus 1.6 Power Steering-Are There Issues With This Model?

23 March 2013 - 10:36 AM

Morning all,

Further to my previous post on a power steering leak-is this common on the 1.6 Focus (55 plate)?


I'm going to have a good look this wekend to try and find where it is leaking from (it's booked into a local garage the week after next-I'm away next week using my other car).


If it is the pipes-where is the cheapest place to buy from?


Regards (yet again!)