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JW1982

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#459286 Does Low Petrol Warning Light Come On Very Early?

Posted by JW1982 on 27 February 2015 - 03:55 PM

From the late Focus MK2 Ford uses an adaptive system. On this system the petrol warning light and message is no longer illuminated at fixed intervals (50-25-10 Miles left or 80-60-40-20 KM left). Instead of this the system adapts to driving conditions like current fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, driving style, etcetera. Depending on the driving conditions the petrol warning light can be illuminated at any value.

On my old Focus MK2 with a 2011 MK2.5 instrument cluster the petrol warning light was most times illuminated arround 100 KM left.


My current Focus MK3 does also have this adaptive system. On my car the petrol warning light is illuminated at about 90 KM left. If I drive further until the trip computer shows 0 KM left and the fuel gauge shows completely empty there only goes 45 L in the fuel tank. This basically means that there is still 10 L left.

Based on the comments of other Focus MK3 Petrol users this seems to be normal for the Focus MK3.


#457371 Xenon Headlight Settings For Driving In Europe - Mk2.5

Posted by JW1982 on 22 February 2015 - 09:51 AM

Note that this is for temporary use only. This is not a permanent solution. The RHD and LHD HID headlights are different.

I have seen before that people in europe bought RHD HID headlights in the UK and thought they could be switched to LHD headlights by moving the lever. This is not the case. The lever only prevents the headlights from blinding other traffic. The headlights remain RHD headlights and will fail the annual safety inspection.


#457345 That Mk 2.5 Carbon Stereo Trim ......

Posted by JW1982 on 22 February 2015 - 07:11 AM

The black radio surround panel was originally installed into the late Focus MK2 ST (after the interior facelift in 2007).

The black radio surround panel was also installed into the low spec (entry level) versions of the late Focus MK2 and the low spec (entry level) versions of the Focus MK2.5. This low spec (entry level) version (called Ambiente in Europe) is not sold in all European countries. In The Netherlands for example the Ambiente was officially not available despite the brochure did mention the Ambiente.


#456934 That Mk 2.5 Carbon Stereo Trim ......

Posted by JW1982 on 21 February 2015 - 07:19 AM

The radio surround panel from your picture is wrapped in carbon fiber foil. This is not an original radio surround panel.

Ford used a carbon fiber look radio surround panel for the Focus RS and some versions of the Focus ST. However these panels are very rare and really expensive. Especially the carbon fiber look radio surround panel for manual A/C is very rare.


The carbon fiber look radio surround panel for manual A/C has the following part numbers:

Finis 1547156 Part number 7M51-18522-CBSMIY €386,21.


The carbon fiber look radio surround panel for Electronic Climate Control has the following part numbers:

Finis 1547158 Part number 7M51-18522-DBSMIY €365,96.




Ford also used a grey sort of carbon fiber look radio surround panel for the Focus MK2.5 Titanium versions.


The Titanium radio surround panel for manual A/C has the following part numbers:

Finis 1547155 Part number 7M51-18522-CBSMIX €141,46.


The Titanium radio surround panel for Electronic Climate Control has the following part numbers:

Finis 1547161 Part number 7M51-18522-DBSMIX €180,24.


#454843 Leaking Estate :(

Posted by JW1982 on 15 February 2015 - 08:22 PM

If your car has roof rails the sealant will be below the roof rails. In this case the roof rails are secured from inside the car. To get access to the mounting screws of the roof rails you have to remove the headliner first.


#454815 Leaking Estate :(

Posted by JW1982 on 15 February 2015 - 07:01 PM

Many times the roof is leaking between the roof and body panels. These panels are welded together and sealed afterwards with a strong body sealant. This sealant can be found below the black trim on top of the roof. This trim is also glued to the roof with body sealant.

During time the sealant becomes hardened and torsion of the body causes the sealant to crack which results in a leaking roof. Most times this problem can be solved by removing the black trim on top of the roof and resealing the seams between the body panels.


#454791 Mist Washer Jets

Posted by JW1982 on 15 February 2015 - 06:17 PM

The Focus MK2/MK2.5 has a non-return valve between the hose of the rear washer jet. The Finis part number of this non-return valve is 6745316.


#454659 Mist Washer Jets

Posted by JW1982 on 15 February 2015 - 10:26 AM

These are just original non heated Focus MK3 washer jets. These are a straight fit to a focus MK1/MK1.5 or Focus MK2/MK2.5.

The original non heated MK3 washer jets will only cost a few Pounds from a local Ford dealer. The heated MK3 washer jets however will cost a lot more.


#452456 Core Plugs

Posted by JW1982 on 07 February 2015 - 05:13 PM

Most times the water between the spark plugs is just rainwater which is leaking between the bonnet and the windscreen washer jets. This is a known problem of the Focus MK2/MK2.5. This problem can be solved by installing new washer jets with improved seals or by resealing the current washer jets.

If there has been water between the spark plugs for a longer period the core plugs may be leaking as a result of corrosion.


#449670 Updating Mk2 Ford Focus Ghia Headlights

Posted by JW1982 on 29 January 2015 - 06:14 PM

The AFL (Adaptive Front Lightning) headlights are not plug and play.

The AFL headlamps are controlled by the HCM module (Headlamp Control module). The HCM is only present on Focus MK2/MK.5 versions with AFL or HID headlamps. Focus MK2/MK.5 versions with normal halogen headlights do not have this HCM. The AFL headlights do also require a steering angle sensor which is installed to the steering collumn. Focus MK2/MK.5 versions with normal halogen headlamps do not have this steering angle sensor. Focus MK2/MK.5 versions with ESP do have a steering angle sensor but the ESP steering angle sensor is different from the steering angle sensor for ESP/AFL. In most cases the wiring (or part of the wiring) which is required for AFL headlights will also be missing. Many times the wiring in the engine bay is present but the wiring in the interior is most times missing.


However the AFL headlights can be installed without using the AFL function. If the AFL motors inside the AFL headlights are disconnected these headlights can be adjusted correctly and used as normal healights


#449155 Subwoofer On My Original Sony

Posted by JW1982 on 27 January 2015 - 04:54 PM

The radio's of the Focus MK2 (including the Sony radio's) do not have an output signal or a remote signal for an amplifier.

You will have to use the rear speaker output to connect the amplifier. Depending on the type of amplifier you may need a High/Low converter to do this.


#448311 Forscan Dtc Codes

Posted by JW1982 on 25 January 2015 - 10:20 AM

The Focus MK2/MK2.5 does not have a bulb check system. LED bulbs can be installed without any problems.

If the puddle lamps are working correctly I would not bother about the DTC code.


The other stored DTC codes which did not re-appear after erasing the codes are old DTC codes which are not active at this time. The rain sensor communication fault is quite common. I have seen this a few times on diferent Focus MK2/MK2.5 models. My previous MK2 did also have this DTC code once in a while (about twice a year). Even installing a new rain sensor and a new GEM module/fuse box did not solve this problem. I suspect this DTC code is caused by a software bug.


#447824 Aircon Pipes Disconnected On My Focus Mk2 2006 1.6

Posted by JW1982 on 23 January 2015 - 08:45 PM

The dryer looks like a large thin silver coloured radiator and should sit in front of the main radiator. Yours appears to have gone AWOL.
 
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The part on the picture is not the dryer. The parton the picture in front of the radiator is the condensor of the airconditioning system. The condensor is a heat exchanger which cools the gas formed coolant back to a liquid formed coolant.

The dryer is mounted more to the right side of the car below the headlight.


#447778 Aircon Pipes Disconnected On My Focus Mk2 2006 1.6

Posted by JW1982 on 23 January 2015 - 07:33 PM

These pipes should be connected to the dryer of the air conditioning system. On your pictures the dryer seems to be completely missing.

 

If the dryer is missing and the air conditioning system has been empty for some time the other parts of the system like the air conditioning compressor for example may also need to be changed. In your case the system needs to be complete before it can be pressure tested and a proper diagnosis can be made.




#445529 My Focus Mk3 Champions Edition

Posted by JW1982 on 17 January 2015 - 08:49 PM

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The LED beams are a nice match to the color of the 4300K HID lights. First I thought about installing 5000K HID lights but now I am glad I decided to install the 4300K HID lights.