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JW1982

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In Topic: Child Car Seat Tether Anchor

Yesterday, 06:48 PM

The Focus MK2 does not have TopTether. At the time Ford designed the Focus MK2 TopTether was not being used. At that time most child seats did have a support leg (Foot Prop) to the floor of the car. The TopTether system replaces the support leg system.

TopTether was mandatory on all new vehicle types released after 02-2011. Many older cars did not have TopTether.


The current ISOfix standard covers actually 3 different standards.

1. "Universal" represents use of a top tether strap with the ISOFIX Anchorage.
2. "vehicle-specific" represents the usage of the ISOFIX anchorage without the TopTether in specified vehicles only.
3. "Semi-Universal" represents usage of the ISOFIX anchorage together with a "foot-prop".


In your case this means that you have the wrong type of childseat. Your childseat is based on the Universal ISOfix standard while your car is based on the Vehicle Specific ISOfix standard.


Some people use the luggage fixation points on the boot floor to attach the TopTether strap but this is a very bad idea. In case of an accident the boot floor may fold/crumble together. This can cause serious damage to the childseat.

In Topic: Mk3 Titanium X Ambient Lighting

Yesterday, 09:06 AM

The footwell lights should both illuminate the same. The circuit board of both footwell lights are identical so technically there should be no difference.

However the position of the footwell lights at the driver and passenger side is slightly different. The different position affects the light beam which may be the reason why one does look as bright as the other.


As a test you could change the circuit board between both footwell lights. The circuit boards are only clipped into the lenses and can be removed very easily.

In Topic: What Colour Silver.

23 May 2015 - 07:56 PM

Ford does also sell the original paint. Most Ford colors are available as touch up paint kits and spray paint kits. Both contain the base color as well as the clear coat (protective laquer).

The original Ford paint kits are about the same price as aftermarket equivalents.

In Topic: What Colour Silver.

23 May 2015 - 05:19 PM

Paint code O3 should be Moondust Silver.

In Topic: Ford Focus Sat Nav (Europe)

23 May 2015 - 05:06 PM

Only original SD cards with map material can be used on the Travelpilot FX. The copy protection of the Travelpilot FX maps is very good. Until now it is not possible to copy these maps. Every original SD card has a unique serial number. This serial number is also encrypted embedded in the map file. A normal SD card (to copy the map files onto) does not have the correct serial number and does not work.


Original SD cards with map material can be bought from Ford or directly from TomTom. TomTom is the owner of TeleAtlas which is the designer and supplier of the map material of this system. In many countries Ford offers the SD card with the Europe + Turkey maps with a large discount. In the Netherlands the Europe + Turkey SD-card costs €99,-. Combined with a scheduled service the SD card can be bought even cheaper.