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JW1982

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#471947 Wheel Bearing

Posted by JW1982 on Today, 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.


#463812 Advice Pleas On 2013 Titanium Footwell Bulb

Posted by JW1982 on 10 March 2015 - 07:25 PM

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As far as I remember the size of these SMD LED's is approximately 2.5 mm x 2 mm.


#463795 Advice Pleas On 2013 Titanium Footwell Bulb

Posted by JW1982 on 10 March 2015 - 06:48 PM

I have some spare circuit boards of the footwell lights. I will take some pictures later and explain what needs to be modified to replace the SMD LED's.


#463264 Retrofitting A New Radio/display System Mk3

Posted by JW1982 on 09 March 2015 - 07:08 PM

The 5 Inch full color Sat Nav display has the following part numbers:

AM5T-18B955-Dx
BM5T-18B955-Dx (superseeds AM5T-18B955-Dx)
EM5T-18B955-Dx (superseeds AM5T-18B955-Dx and BM5T-18B955-Dx)

The x in the part numbers above is the revision letter. This can be any letter. The higher the letter in alphabetical order the newer the part number.


The 5 Inch display does also have a different surround panel. However the surround panel of the 3.5 Inch monochrome display can also be used with some small modifications.

Strangely the opening in the 3.5 Inch surround panel is a bit larger than the opening of the 5 Inch surround panel. Because of this the 3.5 Inch surround panel will expose 2 small metal edges on the side of the 5 Inch display. This can be solved by covering this 2 metal edges with wrapping vinyl. The 5 Inch display will also be a small bit too low. This can be solved by adding 2 washers between the 5 Inch display and the mounting bracket.


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#461892 Mk3 Retrofit Add Ons & Mods

Posted by JW1982 on 06 March 2015 - 04:19 PM

"Rear Electric windows"

To retrofit the 4-window electric comfort windows you need a lot of parts. You need at least the follwing parts.

* Rear window mechanisms with door modules.
* Front window mechanisms.
* Front door modules.
* All door wiring looms.
* Interior floor wiring loom.
* All door switches.

I also may have forgotten some parts. The system also needs to be programmed into the car.


"Cruise Control"

Cruise Control can be retrofitted without any problems. I wrote a guide about retrofitting the original Cruise Control system on the Focus MK3.

http://www.fordowner...on-a-focus-mk3/


"Auto dip rear view mirror"

The automatic dimming rear view mirror can be retrofitted without any problem. In some cases the wiring is missing and must be retrofitted also. Note that there are different windscreens used for the different trim levels. My car with Active City Stop laser, rain sensor, light sensor and automatic main beam sensor has a different windscreen from the lower spec versions of the Focus MK3.


"Centre console with Z shape handbrake"

Can be retrofitted without any problems. If you have all parts this will simply be plug and play.


"SONY Radio"

Can be retrofitted without any problems. Note that there are different versions of the Focus MK3 radio's. The older radio's were compatible with the old Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system while the newer radios' are compatible with the SYNC system. These radio's and some of the wiring are not compatible. You have to buy a radio which is compatible with your car.


"Auto Wipers"
"Auto Lights"


To retrofit auto lights and wipers you will need the sensors on the windscreen and the light switch. In some cases the wiring is missing and must be retrofitted also. Depending on the trim level of the car the windscreen may be different also. The auto lights and wipers must also be configured in the Central Car Configuration.


"Power folding Mirrors"

To retrofit the fower fold mirrors you need both mirrors, the door wiring looms and the window switch assembly with folding button. The folding mirrors must also be configured in the Central Car Configuration.



If you have access to a scrap car which has all needed parts it will be no problem to retrofit all options mentioned above. The biggest job will be removing the wiring looms from a scrap car and installing them into your car.


#461128 Focus Red & Black Editions

Posted by JW1982 on 04 March 2015 - 06:47 PM

I assume Ecoboost engines, like the Fiesta?

Based on online information the black and red edition are expected to be avalable with the 125 HP 1.0 ECOboost and the 150 HP 1.5 ECOboost petrol engines and possibly also the 1.5 and 2.0 Diesel engines.


#460703 Green Cotton Induction Filter For 2010 1.8 Zetec S

Posted by JW1982 on 03 March 2015 - 05:01 PM

From the late Focus MK2 (2007 onwards) Ford switched from a square panel air filter to a cone shaped air filter.

Except from the Focus ST (late MK2 and MK2.5) all engine types have the same air filter. Even the Focus MK3 does have this same cone shaped air filter.


#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.