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#486812 Rough Idle

Posted by JW1982 on 17 May 2015 - 06:24 AM

Did your previous car have exactly the same type of engine? During time there were several different versions of the 1.8 TDCI. Next to the differences in power and torque there were also differences between engine management, fuel system and turbocharger.

Because the engine runs fine without the tuning box the problem must be the tuning box itself. A tuning box tricks the engine management by manipulating sensor values. As a result of the "incorrect" sensor values the engine management inject more fuel which increases the power output of a diesel engine. Cheap tuning boxes do only have a few cheap components like resistors and transistors. The more sophisticated power boxers are controlled by a micro processor and can be reprogrammed to a specific engine.

#484219 Tow Bar Electrics Programming

Posted by JW1982 on 09 May 2015 - 12:56 PM

In my opinion this is a big mess you should not accept.

The modules shown on your picture (TEB7AS and TEC3M) are universal bypass relay modules. These are not Ford parts.

I suspect they installed a universal wiring kit and not even a vehicle specific wiring kit with the Ford specific connectors and wiring. A Universal wiring kit can not be configured into the vehicles Central Configuration because the necessary eletronic modules are missing.

#482857 Blank Unexplained Button

Posted by JW1982 on 05 May 2015 - 05:28 PM

The passenger airbag deactivation system was optional. The parts needed to install this system are pretty expensive. Next to the parts this function must also configured correctly in the vehicles software. In some countries this system was not even available because of legal issues. In the Netherlands this system was available but required signing a declaration about responsibility.

#480307 Abs Light

Posted by JW1982 on 27 April 2015 - 06:30 PM

The focus MK2 does not have a VSS. The speed is calculated by the BCM (brake Control Module which is mounted on the ABS pump.) and distributed to the other modules which need the speed signal over the CANbus network.

A defective ABS sensor or an incorrect ABS sensor signal should generate different DTC codes.

Personally I would suspect the BCM/ABS module itself or a wiring problem.

#479957 What This It?

Posted by JW1982 on 26 April 2015 - 05:44 PM

This is the instruction menu of the board computer function. This illustration shows the location of the control buttons on the steering wheel. This image appears if the ignition switch is turned into the first position. in some cases this function can be switched off in the instrument cluster settings menu.

#479849 Replaced Mitsubishi Turbo With Garrett Unit.

Posted by JW1982 on 26 April 2015 - 12:15 PM

Based on the Ford Ecat parts program part number 1479055 is only used on the 109 HP version of the Focus MK2. On the Mk2.5 this part number is used on the 90 HP, 100 HP and 109 HP version.

#479383 05 Focus Lx Window Switch Illumination

Posted by JW1982 on 24 April 2015 - 05:16 PM

On the Focus MK2/MK2.5 all switches and panels are illuminated by LED's. Some of them are normal top LED's but the majority are SMD LED's which are soldered on the circuit board.

If you want to make the illumination of the switches brighter you have to replace the LED's by brighter LED's. It also might be necessary to change the resistors on the circuit board for resistors that match the new LED's. As long as you have some soldering skills this can be done without any problems

#477941 Dashboard Question

Posted by JW1982 on 19 April 2015 - 07:46 PM

No, this will never work.


The connector is completely the same and the Convers+ instrument cluster will light up after the ignition is turned on but the Convers+ instrument cluster will never work. It is not even communicating over the same speed CANbus system.



The GEM module is also completely different. The Mondeo MK4/MK4.5 does not even have a GEM module like the Focus MK2/MK2.5 has. The Mondeo MK4/MK4.5 is technically much similar to the Focus MK3. These vehicles have a CCC (Central Car Configuration) which is centralized into the Body Control Module and the instrument cluster.

#473120 Focus Mk2.5 Zetec S Sportpack 18" Wheel Bolt Replacement.

Posted by JW1982 on 04 April 2015 - 06:01 PM

First Ford uses wheel nuts and not wheel bolts. Second the original wheel nuts with the stainless steel caps are not suitable to fasten/loosen with an impact air wrench. The power of the impact wrench ruins the stainless steel caps. They come loose and fall off.

Personally I only use a torque wrench to fasten the wheelnuts with stainless steel caps to the specified torque. I still have the original wheel nuts with stainless steel caps that came with my 2005 focus MK2. These wheel nuts are still in excellent condition. Despite I take care very well for my wheelnuts some of the stainless steel caps came loose. I glued them back on using Loctite glue to solve this.

The original wheel nuts with stainless steel caps are pretty expensive. There are several different types of these wheel nuts. Some of them will cost over €10,- a piece.

Ford wheel nuts have a thread size of M12 x 1.5. The Ford alloy wheel nuts have a large cone. This cone is much larger than the cone of generic wheel nuts.

#472968 Multi Function Modules

Posted by JW1982 on 04 April 2015 - 06:28 AM

Part number 98AG-14K150-AF has Finis number 1125327 and costs just below €100,-. This is the latest available version of this module. This part number supersedes the following part numbers:


These part numbers are no longer available because they are replaced by the latest part number. These part numbers are basically just older versions of exactly the same part. All part numbers mentioned above are interchangeable.

The first suffix letter of the part number (in this case A) stands for the version of the part. This letter describes certain specifications of the part (supported functions or supported options for example). In most cases this letter needs to be identical.

The second suffix letter of the part number stands for the revision of the part. Every time a part is improved this letter changes. The later the letter in alphabetical order te newer the part.

#472726 Ids

Posted by JW1982 on 03 April 2015 - 03:22 PM

You have to perform the procedure with the new unprogrammed key in the ignition from the beginning. Changing the key during the procedure does not work very well.

#472493 How To Make Headlights Come On When You Start The Car

Posted by JW1982 on 02 April 2015 - 08:00 PM

On the Focus MK3 the Scandinavian DRL function can be activated without any problems. With the Scandinavian DRL function the headlights will be always on if the engine is running.

This function can be activated in the Central Configuration of the BCM. To activate the Scandinavian DRL function setting #16 "DRL" must be changed from "Without DRL (Standard light)" to "Always Headlights".

Changing the central Configuration of the BCM can be done with an ELM327 interface and the free FoCCCus program.

#471947 Wheel Bearing

Posted by JW1982 on 01 April 2015 - 04:55 AM

this is an amazing guide I found on here for changing the Drums to discs, you should find all you need though the guides for swapping out the hubs, id say that part your doing is probably the easiest part of the whole thing, save yourself the 130 an go get a Haynes manual or use this guide and sign up to be a paid member on here ;)

That is the guide I wrote some years ago LOL.

#468446 Focus Mk2.5 Zetec Suspension

Posted by JW1982 on 22 March 2015 - 07:04 PM

In my opinion Eibach spring are great. My previous Focus MK2 did have the handling suspension which was quite good but the Eibach springs were even better.

The comfort of the Eibach springs is also great. There was no big difference between the handling suspension and the Eibach springs. Even with the car fully loaded during vacation the Eibach springs felt better than the handling suspension.

#468424 Focus Mk2.5 Zetec Suspension

Posted by JW1982 on 22 March 2015 - 06:12 PM

The handling suspension has different springs and shock absorbers from the standard suspension and is 10 mm lower.