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In Topic: Oem Reversing Sensor Loom

29 June 2015 - 06:18 PM

sorry to hijack.ive noticed on the module it say camera is it possible to actually connect a camera to the unit to switch it on daft question i know

Next to the camera itself the original rear view camera system does also need the original camera module. This module is connected to the CANbus network of the car. (If connected) This module sends a signal over the CANbus network which unlocks the rear view camera input on the display. Without this module the camera input is locked. The original camera module will only accept the original rear view camera. The parts of the original rear view camera system are pretty expensive. All needed parts will cost about €750,-.

However some clever Russians developed their own CANbus module which unlocks the camera input of the display. This module supports most camera's including the Chinese ones which can often be found on Ebay. The Russian module costs €70,- and can be found on the following website:


In Topic: Fuel Light Stays On And Display Read Fuel Computer Data Error

28 June 2015 - 05:35 PM

To remove/install the fuel tank by a specialist my estimated guess will be about 4 hours. I did this myself a few years ago on my previous Focus MK2 and it took me (as a hobby mechanic) about 6 hours.

Most times the soldering problem of the instrument cluster can be solved by resoldering the soldering connections of the large connector on the circuit board. If you are handy with a soldering iron you can do this yourself. Taking apart the instrument cluster will be the hardest part but if you work slow and precise this should also be no problem.

In Topic: Where's This Come From?

28 June 2015 - 05:19 PM

This piece of foam should be on top of the radiator fan housing. The foam has an adhesive backing but many times the foam comes loose after some time.

On my car the foam also came loose for about half the length. The other half was still attached so it was very clear where it was supposed to be. I used a contact adhesive to glue the foam back into place.

In Topic: Fuel Light Stays On And Display Read Fuel Computer Data Error

28 June 2015 - 10:08 AM

The gauge test does usually not show all stored DTC codes (usually only a limited number of critical DTC codes). I am afraid this will not give you the codes about this problem.

The instrument cluster can only be diagnosed with a suitable Ford specific diagnostic interface. Most generic diagnostic systems can only diagnose the engine/safety related DTC codes (prescribed by law) and not manufacturer specific DTC codes.

An ELM327 interface is a cheap universal diagnostic interface which can be bought for about €10,- from Ebay. Combined with the free Russian ELMconfig software and a modification to the ELM327 interface you can diagnose and configure practically all (CANbus) modules of the Focus MK2/MK2.5.

The fuel tank sender costs about €125,-. However it is a large amount of work to change the sender. The fuel tank must be removed from the car completely to have access to the tank sender unit assembly. The fuel tank sender is basically just a simple adjustable resistor which is attached to a float. The fuel tank sender can simply be tested by a multimeter. With different amounts of fuel in the tank you should measure different resistances. If the fuel tank sender has a permanent open or closed connection or the measurements are completely out of range it will be defective.

Another possibilty is a defective instrument cluster. The Focus MK2/MK2.5 instrument clusters are known to have problems caused by bad soldering connnections of the circuit board. As a result of vibrations (especially when driving on bad roads) the soldering connection become cracked which causes a bad connection or no connection at all. Depending on which connections are bad this can cause various electric or communication problems.

In Topic: Fuel Light Stays On And Display Read Fuel Computer Data Error

28 June 2015 - 07:58 AM

You should first diagnose the instrument cluster with a suitable diagnostic system. For example an ELM327 interface and the ELMconfig software. The instrument cluster will have stored DTC codes which could point you in the right direction.

Personally I expect this problem to be caused by either a defective fuel tank sender inside the fuel tank or a defective instrument cluster.