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In Topic: Key Fob Battery +alert

29 July 2015 - 12:42 PM

Only cars with Keyless Start (start button) will show a warning message on the display about low battery voltage of the key fob. This is because the key fob of a Keyless Start vehicle uses the battery to transmit the PATS signal. If the battery is empty on a keyless Start vehicle the car will no longer start (unless you use the emergency PATS chip inside the key fob).

Cars with normal remote central locking will not show a message about low battery voltage of the key fob.

In Topic: Direnza Hoses...

29 July 2015 - 12:36 PM

As far as I can see this Direnza hose kit is for the 1.8/2.0 Zetec E Petrol engine of the focus MK1/MK1.5.

In Topic: Mk3 Wheels On Mk2

29 July 2015 - 08:10 AM

It is possible but you have to use the correct wheel nuts.

In Topic: Retrofitting A New Radio/display System Mk3

29 July 2015 - 07:45 AM

As far as I can find part number EM5T-18B955-JB is a USA version of the 4.2 Inch display. This type of display was origannally installed into a USA Focus MK3 with SYNC. This part number has never been used on the European Focus MK3.

Most USA displays are not fully compatible with the European Focus MK3. It is possible to install the european firmware on a USA display but this is a bit risky. First you have to know the exact file name of the European equivalent of the firmware installed on the display. Next you have to download (the latest version of) this firmware from the Motorcraft website. Note that not all fimware files are available as a download! If you have the correct European firmware you need a suitable (Ford specific) diagnostic system which is capable to update the firmware of CANbus modules. This can be done with an ELM327 interface and the FoCCCus software. Updating the firmware of the display can take a really long time and if something goes wrong during the update procedure the display can easily be bricked.

In Topic: Mk3 Wheels On Mk2

28 July 2015 - 02:58 PM

Finis 1792925 is a Focus MK3 wheel which is used for several years. If this wheel was originally installed to an early Focus MK3 (produced before 11-05-2012) it has the old design wheel nuts. After 11-05-2012 these Wheels came with the new design Global wheel nuts. As far as I remember the Focus MK3 wheel hubs have longer studs than the Focus MK2 wheel hubs.

Personally I would first try the fitment of the new design Global wheel nuts. The global wheel nuts are a bit smaller and sit a bit deeper inside the cavity of the wheel. This may solve your problem. The Global wheel nuts have Finis number 5114407 and will cost about €4,75 each.

If the global wheel nuts do not solve your problem you could install longer studs into the wheel hubs. Ford does not sell these studs so you have to find aftermarket studs that fit into the Ford hubs. To remove/install the studs the wheel hubs need to be removed from the car. There is not enough clearance to change the studs with the hubs installed to the car.