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#498585 Focus Mk 3.5 Led Flasher Unit Location Reqd...

Posted by JW1982 on 26 June 2015 - 04:54 PM

There are special CANbus LED bulbs with integrated resistors to prevent error messages and fast flashing of the indicators. However the integrated resistor on these lED bulbs usually becomes very hot which negatively affects the lifetime of the LED's.

Personally I prefer normal bulbs with a chrome/silver coating.

#498552 Focus Mk 3.5 Led Flasher Unit Location Reqd...

Posted by JW1982 on 26 June 2015 - 02:45 PM

This will not work on a Focus MK3/MK3.5.

The Focus MK3/MK3.5 does not have a changeable turn signal relay. On these cars the turn signal relay is fully integrated onto the circuit board of the BCM (Body Control Module). All of the (micro) relays integrated into the BCM are surface mounted (SMD) relays which are soldered directly onto the circuit board.

#495337 Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

Posted by JW1982 on 14 June 2015 - 06:07 PM

Every Ford dealer should be able to update the firmware. The firmware files which are listed on the website of Civil-Z are the original Ford firmware files. These files can also be downloaded from the Motorcraft website free of charge.

The Shift-Light / ECO Shift-Light subject is quite complicated. It is only possible to have 1 of these functions. To have both functions together is not possible. All Focus MK2 and early MK2.5 versions did have a red Shift-Light which is activated approximately 500 RPM before the RPM limiter becomes active. All late Focus MK2.5 versions did have a green ECO Shift-Light.

The Shift-Light and ECO Shift-Light functions are both controlled by the PCM. However to be able to control this function both the PCM hardware and software (firmware) must support this function.

There are no technical differences between the instrument clusters with red or green shift light. Only the color of the LED is different. MY 2005 Focus MK2 did have the red Shift-Light which was fully functional. After I installed a 2010 Focus MK2.5instrument cluster with green Shift-Light this function was still functional. The green LED was activated approximately 500 RPM before the RPM limiter became active.

My experience is that there are both PCM hardware and software (firmware) version which do not support the Shift-Light functions. After I updated the PCM firmware to the latest version the Shift-Light did not function anymore. Apparently the latest firmware did not support this function. On the other hand my spare PCM did not support the Shift-Light function either. No matter what firmware was loaded into this PCM the Shift-Light function did never work.

Unfortunately there is no information about which hardware and software versions do or do not support the Shift-Light or ECO Shift-Light function.

The Focus MK2.5 instrument cluster can be installed into a Focus MK2 without any problems. Both instrument clusters are technically fully compatible. The only difference is the configuration of the instrument cluster. This basically means the new instrument cluster must be configured manually. This can be done with the ELMconfig software.

The PATS immobilizer system is partly integrated into the instrument cluster. This means that after installing a new instrument cluster the PATS system needs to be reprogrammed completely. This can only be done with a suitable Ford specific diagnostic system which has the ability to reprogram the Ford (CODED) PATS system.

At this time I reprogrammed dozens of Focus MK2/MK2.5 instrument clusters. If you want more information about this subject you could send me a personal message.

#495159 Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

Posted by JW1982 on 14 June 2015 - 07:19 AM

Your current PCM firmware is E00DS4XD dated 23-05-2005. The latest firmware version available for your type of engine would be G0037SCA dated 18-12-2006.

All other newer firmware files are not suitable for your car because of technical differences.

Newer PCM firmware does not give you new or different features. The newer PCM firmware may have some improvements but this can not be checked because Ford does not release information about the changes of each firmware version. The latest firmware version is not necessarily the best firmware version for a specific type of engine. For example an improvement of fuel economy may let the engine run less smooth.

Updating the PCM firmware is not without risk. If the update goes wrong there is a big chance of bricking the PCM. You should only start updating the PCM if you know exactly what you are doing.

On my previous Focus MK2 I updated the PCM firmware several times using the ELMconfig software without any problems. However I also owned a spare PCM identical to the original PCM and I also have the diagnostic equipment to reprogram the PCM completely including the PATS system.

#490914 New Key Needed

Posted by JW1982 on 30 May 2015 - 06:59 AM

A lot of Ford mechanics or specialists are able to determine the key code by just looking at the key. If the key is too far worn to determine the correct key code the code can also be determined by opening a lock. The lock plates inside the lock have numbers and the key code can be determined by these numbers. However both reading the key and the lock plates require skills, knowledge and experience.

On the Focus MK1 you need 2 original working (programmed) keys to be able to program an additional key yourself by the procedure listed in the instruction manual. If you have just 1 key it is not possible to program an additional key yourself. In this case a new key can only be programmed to the PATS system of the car with a suitable diagnostic system which has the ability to program the Ford PATS system.

#490069 Sony Stereo - Usb

Posted by JW1982 on 27 May 2015 - 02:59 PM

The Focus MK2.5 Sony GEN 3 radio's do support USB. However the USB functionality is not integrated into the radio. The USB functionality requires the optional Ford Sound & Connect (Bluetooth/Voicecontrol with USB, Ipod and Bluetooth Audio support) system.

#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

#479151 My Focus Mk3 Champions Edition

Posted by JW1982 on 23 April 2015 - 07:46 PM

After some time of research it was time for the next modification:


I reprogrammed my original MK3 instrument cluster into a MK3 ST instrument cluster. The functions of the ST instrument cluster are also present in the instrument cluster of the "normal Focus MK3". These functions can be activated by changing the configuration of the instrument cluster.

By changing the configuration the Ford logo is replaced by an ST logoand the ST ESP menu is activated.

On a "normal" Focus MK3 the ESP system can not be turned fully off. You have the choice between "on" and "off" but even after "off" has been selected the system remains active. The system only intervenes a bit later and a bit less agressive.

On the Focus MK3 ST the ESP system has 3 different settings. These settings are "on", "sport" and "off". In sport mode the system intervenes a bit later and a bit less agressive. In "off" mode the system is completely turned off and other safety systems like Acitve City Stop for example are also turned off.

My istrument cluster now has the ST ESP menu:





Tonight I made the first test run and all functions seem to function correctly. There are no error messages shown on the instrument cluster display or DTC codes stored in the different modules.

#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.