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Spare Key Isn't Doing Much...

08 June 2013 - 12:09 PM

Alright folks.
 

I tried to use my spare key recently, and it just doesn't work to lock/unlock the car. If I unlock the car with my first key, then I can use the spare one to start the engine, etc, but it doesn't lock/unlock the doors, i.e. none of the buttons of the fob seem to be working.

I thought it was the battery, but I replaced that today, and still nothing. I tried to reprogram it (turn the ignition through 4 cycles until you hear a beep, then press the unlock button on the fob), but it doesn't respond to that either.

Any ideas? Is it just fried?

If it is fried, where can I get a replacement and how do I program it without having to pay wheeler dealer prices?


Building A Pop-Up Satnav Into A Focus?

01 March 2013 - 07:25 PM

Anybody here with a Ghia or any other Focus with the small compartment on the dash ever think about building a satnav into that wee compartment so it pops up when you open the compartment?

Just an idea I had... thought it might be cool.


Getting Alloys Refurbished - What Colour?

03 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

Hey guys.

Got the Focus booked in for an alloy wheel refurbishment in 2 weeks time. Got the car in February and it was in mint condition apart from the alloys which were scraped and bashed, and looked like they had suffered some sort of water ingress in behind the lacquer or something...

Anyway, I've been given a choice of 4 colours for the refurbed wheels. Initially I was just going to stick with silver and get them back to basic, but thought I might just be adventurous about it...

The choices are:

Gloss black:
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Gloss white:
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High power silver:
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Gun metal:
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At the moment I'm leaning between silver and black... but what do you guys think?

The car is Panther Black btw and looks like this: (the alloy in this pic is actually the best of the 4 and had just been washed, so doesn't look too bad... but trust me, the others are in some mess and really need refurbed!!!)


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Getting Alloys Refurbished - What Colour?

03 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

Hey guys.

Got the Focus booked in for an alloy wheel refurbishment in 2 weeks time. Got the car in February and it was in mint condition apart from the alloys which were scraped and bashed, and looked like they had suffered some sort of water ingress in behind the lacquer or something...

Anyway, I've been given a choice of 4 colours for the refurbed wheels. Initially I was just going to stick with silver and get them back to basic, but thought I might just be adventurous about it...

The choices are:

Gloss black: http://www.thewheels...gloss-black.jpg
Gloss white: http://www.thewheels...gloss-white.jpg
High power silver: http://www.thewheels...ower-silver.jpg
Gun metal: http://www.thewheels...ws-gunmetal.jpg

At the moment I'm leaning between silver and black... but what do you guys think?

The car is Panther Black btw and looks like this: (the alloy in this pic is actually the best of the 4 and had just been washed, so doesn't look too bad... but trust me, the others are in some mess and really need refurbed!!!)

http://www.thewheels...ws-gunmetal.jpg

http://www.fordowner...rls-to-my-mk2/#
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Sucking/gassy Sound When You Tap Accelerator...

02 October 2012 - 03:56 PM

Recognised this problem a few months ago, but was never really sure if it was cause for concern.

If I'm idling and tap the accelerator, you hear a short sucking/gas sound from the engine bay. It sounds as if the engine is strugglign to catch up with your acceleration command in that short time - after that time, it's normal.

It also happens if you're travelling at a steady speed and suddenly give it some gas - you hear the sound, and it feels as if the car/engine is lagging behind your command and takes a short while to compose itself before responding to your command and accelerating off.

I asked my dad (coach builder) and uncle (mechanic) and their first thought from my description of the noise/effect was turbo issues - but it's a 1.6L Petrol with no turbo to speak of. Is it an intake leak or a problem with the throttle body or something?

What's the best first place to look?!