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Captain Haddock

Member Since 28 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 12 2014 08:57 AM

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In Topic: Cold Weather Making It Drop Off

10 December 2014 - 09:48 AM

  1. Get a new sticky pad (don't bother with the Halfords sticky pads - they're rubbish) or get some of this 3M VHB Tape.
  2. It's a bit more awkward now the weather has gone cold, but you need to get the windscreen warm to touch and with no condensation/misting.
  3. Make sure there's no bits of the old tape left on the windscreen.
  4. Remove the remains of the old sticky pad from the camera mount.
  5. Clean your windscreen and the camera mount with Iso Propyl Alcohol (paint thinners may also work) to ensure there's no traces of grease or dust.  Condensation, dust and grease are your three worst enemies when you're trying to stick something to the windscreen.
  6. Apply the new sticky pad (or VHB tape) to the camera mount first whilst not touching the contact area.  Probably a good idea to this inside the house.
  7. Before sticking the camera mount to the windscreen give the windscreen area a final wipe over and dry off with a lint free cloth.

I used the 3M VHB tape when my camera dropped off, did the above and it hasn't moved since.

In Topic: Radio Won't Turn After After Changing Battery, 2008 Focus

07 December 2014 - 11:42 AM

The Travel Pilot FX has a 15A (usually blue in colour) mini-blade fuse in the right part (as viewed from the rear) of the Quadlock connector (the main cable plug) on the rear of the unit.

You will need to unplug the Quadlock connector to gain access to the fuse.


In Topic: Keyless Car Thefts

05 December 2014 - 09:43 AM

Fuse F107 on a Mk2.5 feeds the OBD and Instrument Cluster which contains the PATS (Primative Anti Theft System :D) module which would probably be a bonus for the car's owner.  However, being as PATS communicates with the ECU would frequent loss of power to the instrument cluster and the PATS module cause any longterm starting issues ?

In Topic: Snowflake

05 December 2014 - 09:32 AM

Mine even beeps at 4 degrees which is downright annoying when the temperature is just on the cusp of 4 degrees like it was this morning; sounded like a drunken gerbil with clogs on staggering across a xylophone :).

In Topic: 64 Plate Focus Zetec

20 November 2014 - 10:45 AM

The Mk3 Focus (pre-facelift) brochure (latest available is Dec 2013) lists the 'Convenience Pack' as having :-

  • Active Park Assist
  • Front and rear parking distance sensors
  • Powerfold door mirrors (includes power one-shot up/down front and rear windows with global closing on Zetec, Zetec Navigator and Zetec-S)

In the options list, Keyless entry is standard on the Focus ST3 and part of the Titanium 'Appearance Pack'.

The Mk3 Focus Facelift brochure isn't available from Ford's website yet, but in options available for the Zetec they do list a 'Convenience Pack', however rather in-conveniently they don't list what's in the Focus Facelift 'Convience Pack' :(

Having played with the 'New Focus' (i.e. Facelift) configurator for a bit, the Titanium and Titanium-X both have a separate optional extra 'Ford Key Free System' and if you try to select it against any other model it changes your selection to Titanium.

In summary it appears that KeyFree is only available on :-

  • Mk3/Mk3.5 Titanium (extra cost option)
  • Mk3/Mk3.5 Titanium-X (extra cost optional)
  • Mk3 ST3 (standard)