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Member Since 27 Oct 2008
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In Topic: Sony Audio System Problem

23 November 2008 - 08:29 PM

My Wife's Zetec Blue with the Sony system has done the same thing 3 or 4 times.
This car is used daily for our commute to the station and for the Tesco trips.
Try opening the passenger door or turning the ignition on/off/on before starting the engine - either has brought the Sony to life, not ideal but I thought that taking it back to Ford would just cause grief - you have just confirmed my fears.
Would appreciate it if you could post the fix to the problem - best of luck!


i have had the zetec blue for a month with no problem so far. will keep an eye on it though.

In Topic: Resinating dashboard noise

30 October 2008 - 08:28 PM

does it resinate when idling and stood still?

its probably some part of the wiring loom vibrating against something.

In Topic: Serious Vibration When Braking!!! :(

30 October 2008 - 08:25 PM

vibration when braking is usually associated with warped discs, they may look ok but need to be checked with a dial gauge for run out. the grinding noise is usually caused by the pads worn down to the metal which could be responable for the warped discs.

yeah as he says. had this with a fiat punto, the pads have probably disintergrated and the heat caused from metal on metal as warped the disc.

In Topic: Will not start

30 October 2008 - 08:22 PM

well just read through the thread and was expecting the worse.

shouldn't cost too much to have someone wack the head back on and a new timing belt.

good luck!

In Topic: Heater Problem

30 October 2008 - 07:48 PM

that is a ridiculous response from ford.

i'd have a letter to head office quicker than it takes to lick the stamp to send it.

the heater controls should redirect the air flow to where YOU want it.

try taking it to an independent mechanic (if you know a good one) ask them to check it over. aslong as the mechanic is VAT registered and with the relevant mechanics qualifs you will still be under warranty.

i have not got my fiesta yet (pick it up tomorrow) so this may be a silly question:

does the direction control knob feel/ is mechanically or electrically connected?

it is mechanically connected its clearly a case of making sure that the the knob is changing the direction - i think you can normally hear this)

if it is electronically see if you can get behind the switch and with a multimeter check there is an output from each pole on the switch there will be a common earth and then a pole for each position - check if there is an output from each pole.

correct me if i am wrong but there is normally one fan blowing over the heater matrix and then the ducting system directs it - it can't be that hard to sort.