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Iphone Charger - Direct From Battery?

30 May 2012 - 07:00 PM

I am looking at installing a Parrot handsfree kit to my Mk3 Mondeo, but I would like to have a cradle to hold the phone and also charge it whilst it is in there. I don't want to have one of these that connect into the cigarette charging bit as it's too far away from the centre consol and will have trailing cables etc which will get annoying, plus if I want to plug in my sat nav then I will have to unplug the phone charger.

Does anyone know if you are able to wire up something so it will run off the battery power directly, rather than through the cigarette charger?

Evening All....newbie Alert!

07 May 2012 - 07:17 PM

Evening everyone!

Just thought I would pop my head in and say hello!

I've been a Ford guy for a while now, with a few motors. But recently bought myself a 2004 2 ltr TDCi Mondeo. I got it reasonably cheap as there are a few things that need doing to it - I've never really been that much of a mechanical type person, but I've always wanted to have a go, so I thought that now is my chance to tinker with it and learn along the way. I'll be posting on this forum to get some help as I go!

Phil :)

Rattling/knocking In Engine 2004 Tdci

07 May 2012 - 04:11 PM

Hi all,

Recently bought a 2004 (04 plate) 2.0 ltr TDCi hatchback and it's got a rattling/knocking when idle and sometimes when in a low gear going slowly.

Looking at the engine, I can't see anything obvious that is rattling. When idle, if I put my foot on the clutch then the noise completely goes. Having a bit of a look through this forum can this be related to the DMF? If I rest my foot on the clutch pedal, but with no pressure on it, then I can feel the vibrations of the knocking too - I don't feel it on the other pedals.

I do hear the noise when in 2nd gear and going very slow around a car park for example.

Any help and avice with this would be much appreciated. I'm not very mechanically minded, but I am learning slowly!

Would rather get help and tips from here first rather than taking it to a mechanic that will charge me the earth to probably just look at it!!

Thanks in advance