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jimrex

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In Topic: Ambient Lighting Problem

12 February 2015 - 10:38 PM

Zetec doesn't have ambient lighting on the Mk3.
 
Only Titanium and higher...


Not specifically true... Some early Zetecs like mine and the OP's did have the titanium overhead console with sunglasses holder and ambient lighting infrastructure in place.

I wondered if ambient lighting could be activated, and after playing around with the relevant setting in the IDS software, mine was activated and instantly illuminated.

I believe Ford then later changed the Zetec so it only had the ultrasound alarm sensors in the headlining rather than the full titanium goodies!


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In Topic: New Car Ordered, Goodbye Focus... Hello New Mk3.5 Focus!

02 January 2015 - 02:40 PM

Only just seen your pics Alex, have to say your new Focus is very smart! That new grey colour really sets the styling additions of the ZS off nicely. How do you find the new touch screen system in comparison to the old Sony?


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In Topic: Mk3 1.6 Tdci - Real World Economy Figures?

31 December 2014 - 01:34 PM

I have a MK3 1.6 TCDI, and commute a similar distance. With regular driving (I.e. not particularly gentle/economical), I get 53-55 MPG. That has dipped to 50-51 since the freezing temperatures though.


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In Topic: New Car Ordered, Goodbye Focus... Hello New Mk3.5 Focus!

06 November 2014 - 03:01 PM

I work for a fleet management company, we register our own vehicles anf essentially we're given a batch of 100 sequential registration numbers. Once we've used them up we get 100 more, it's all done online now. The dealer may, if they are kind enough, let you pick one from their allocation I guess.

In Topic: New Car Ordered, Goodbye Focus... Hello New Mk3.5 Focus!

05 November 2014 - 10:09 PM

My dealer said once it is in the country he can pick the reg ready for registration on pickup.


The dealer will have an allocation of registration numbers, he'll partially register the car against one of them on the Automated First Registration and Licensing system (AFRL) so that you can obtain insurance etc.