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#529761 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Titanium Brake Light Bulbs

Posted by jbeer on 07 October 2015 - 10:02 PM

Hi Mate,

382 is the wrong type of bulb as this will give you the wrong pin positions for your bulb holders as 382 pins are direct opposites and the same height.

You will need the pins to be offset and for one of those pins to be slightly higher than the other.....you will need a 782 bulb like this - http://www.ebay.co.u...tm/272007639959

You can still use a 382 type bulb but you will need to fill one of the pins off to make the fit.

#491130 Sound Deadening

Posted by jbeer on 30 May 2015 - 09:10 PM

So in a bid to quiten down the road noise coming from the rear of the car I set about adding some sound deadening.

I had a roll of roofing flashing and some laminate underlay about 2-3mm thick to add to the trim when I put it all back.  So all the rear trim panels came off and I set about putting dowm the roofing felt, once that was done I lined the carpet trim with the foam underlay.  Finaly there was enough of the roofing flashing to also do some of the boot floor and under the bonnet.  I intend to get some more of the flashing so that I can cover the wheel well.

I also found a gapping gap between the outer skin and inner skin at the rear by the rear lights area so I stuffed this full of fibre insulation to help further. 


This morning I went on a drive and took some decibel readings and then again after I had finished with the same drive and I have noticed a significant reduction in road noise as well as a 9db lower readings so well chuffed.

Anyway here are some pics of my working progress.....

Trim Off




Foam & Trim

#487752 Sound Deadening

Posted by jbeer on 19 May 2015 - 09:47 PM

Same here, mine starts this weekend looking forward to some good results

#487619 Sound Deadening

Posted by jbeer on 19 May 2015 - 04:13 PM

Think I'll add some to the bonnet then [emoji106]

#487503 Sound Deadening

Posted by jbeer on 19 May 2015 - 10:12 AM

Thanks for that, yes mine has the foam liner on it so may consider doing the bonnet bits as well bearing in mind mines a dirty diesel but having said that's it's not too bad noise wise from the engine bay.

#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