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#476493 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by jbeer on 15 April 2015 - 06:35 AM

I have the original 2 keys so think I'll give the blade changing a go

#476442 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by jbeer on 14 April 2015 - 10:02 PM

I've been looking at these flip keys as well, i already have a flip key blade so I'm wondering if you can just change the blade itself

#465557 Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

Posted by jbeer on 15 March 2015 - 12:21 AM

Yunii, I have seen in this thread - http://www.fordowner...-elm327forscan/ that there is talk about upgrading the HEC firmware fron with in the ELMConfig. If you have the firmware that ends in YR i believe this is Russia based and therefore excludes the snowflake so you might be best upgrading the firmware to see if it returns

#464633 Elm327/forscan

Posted by jbeer on 12 March 2015 - 03:48 PM

With the right HEC firmware the ECO mode is just a single tick box in the HEC module from memory

#463473 Elm327/forscan

Posted by jbeer on 10 March 2015 - 07:40 AM

I added the Eco mode to mine (petals) which gives you your driving style as mentioned above but to be honest I hardly look at it these days.

I also got the green shift light to work but depending on your PCM firmware and HEC firmware you may need to upgrade both. I have heard of people that have bricked their cars doing the PCM firmware upgrades so it is not something to be done lightly if you're unsure. I did not need to update mine so I just turned it on and to be honest after a day I turned it off again as it annoyed me, all it does is indicate when to change gear and that's it.

If it was me I wouldn't bother

#461302 Air Blowing / Whistling Noise

Posted by jbeer on 05 March 2015 - 07:07 AM


On my 2009 2.0TDCI i have had almost a whooshing noise on heavy acceleration, on inspecting the usual pipes I have discovered a small oil leak on the Intercooler pipe that goes to the turbo at the back of the engine block. Didn't manage to get a proper check done as its tight under the car and only quickly jacked it up, plan to do a proper check soon.

Definitely worth checking all the pipes for splits

Well the car went in for its service yesterday and I got them to check all around the pipes at the back of the engine, it turns out that a jubilee clip had worked its way lose therefore this was where my whooshing and oil was leaking from.

All tightened up now and all pipes are in good working order with no splits :)

#457389 Xenon Headlight Settings For Driving In Europe - Mk2.5

Posted by jbeer on 22 February 2015 - 10:40 AM

Correct mate, only a temp solution and not for permanent LHD use.

#457352 Xenon Headlight Settings For Driving In Europe - Mk2.5

Posted by jbeer on 22 February 2015 - 07:55 AM

Disclaimer: I will not be held responsible for any damage or injury caused as a direct or indirect result of someone following all, or part, of this guide. If you are ever unsure about anything you will be doing during the guide, then you are advised to seek further advice or have a professional mechanic to carry it out for you instead.

Hi All,

Well I will be completing a driving holiday around Europe this summer and in my preparations for the trip one of the must haves is the use of stick-on headlight deflectors to stop dazzle to our European friends.

Well I did not want to use the stickers on the headlights and had heard that Xenon headlights had a lever that when switched would bring an internal shutter into play that stops the dazzle of the headlight beam thus avoiding the need to use the stickers. Well after much searching and finding very little about the MK2.5s I thought I would write this guide of how to do it and it is very simple.

How To Guide:

1) Make sure the ignition is turned off, now turn the headlights on and off and on and off this discharges any remaining electricity and therefore avoids electric shocks.

2) Firstly unscrew the nut holding the headlight in place.


3) Use a long screwdriver to release the 2 tabs that hold the headlight in place be very careful with these as they can easily break.


4) Disconnect the wiring loom and remove the headlight. It possible to do this without fully removing the headlight unit but for a first time it is easier to remove the entire unit.


5) Now remove the dust cover for the Xenon bulb.

6) You will see a metal hoop/clip, move this to the right which in turn moves the shutter lever on the right downwards thus raising the shutter.


Here are some quick pictures of how the beam looks normally and after the change for Left Hand Drive driving

Right Hand Drive


Left Hand Drive


I hope this helps anyone planning on driving around Europe.


I've also posted this up in the Guides Section.


#455481 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by jbeer on 17 February 2015 - 10:29 AM

Makes such a difference :)

#454322 Buying A Mobile Number

Posted by jbeer on 13 February 2015 - 09:14 PM


07123 456789. Can't see anyone using those.


That's my number.... lol

#452851 How Do You Remove Roof Mouldings

Posted by jbeer on 08 February 2015 - 09:59 PM

Thanks mate, I heard that Ford rebadge Thule and sell them as Ford roof bars

#450760 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by jbeer on 02 February 2015 - 07:30 AM

When ever I check my tyre pressures and I add air I always do a reset, believe it takes a few miles for the system to relearn itself

#450706 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by jbeer on 01 February 2015 - 10:11 PM

As far as I know the mk2 & mk2.5 work off the standard abs sensors

#450416 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by jbeer on 31 January 2015 - 11:52 PM

Mine doesn't have the pressure sensor technology,
Felt vibrations on left side while driving,
Checked wheel 19PSI in a 35mm low profile tyre.
Not only that but my 18" rim is buckled,
Nice repair bill of 58 quid this week.

The Focus's don't use any pressure sensors but works off the ABS system and requires 2 ticks on the ELMConfig software

#450085 Focus Is Due For A Service, Replace Air Filter For A Better One?

Posted by jbeer on 30 January 2015 - 11:06 PM

I have had a K&N filter now for about 4 years I think and when ever I have a service the reduce the price as they're not changing the filter so it's actually paid for its self now