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Ford Ka Instrument Cluster Light

26 September 2013 - 07:06 AM


Our Ford Ka 06 reg has developed a problem where the light keeps flickering on and off, sometimes up to 3 times in a 15 min journey.

I changed the bulb but that has not made any difference. I had read about problems where the rear lights would not work as well but that is not happening it is just the inside light affected.

Could it be the ribbon cable going to the bulb holder? Is this easy to replace?



Ford Ka Heating\cooling

25 June 2013 - 09:23 AM



My 06 KA has developed the fault where the heater is constantly on hot (damn hot). I have replaced the heater control valve because had one of those stop working before and still no good. I connected the multimeter to the plug for the HCV and was not getting any reading (constant 0V).


This made me think is it the heater control panel that is faulty (not sending the signal to the HCV). By default no signal would keep the HCV open and hence constantly on hot. Or could it be a blown fuse for the control panel?


Does anyone have any ideas? What wires would I test on the control panel to see if a signal was being sent to the HCV if I got a new control panel? Anyone know what fuse the control panel works off? The handbook just lists about 21-22 fuses, I am sure there must be more then that for the car.





Using Coolant

03 December 2012 - 03:15 PM


I was checking my KA the other day and noticed the coolant was down to the min mark, I had topped it up to the max mark a couple of weeks before.

The car is used every day (Mon - Fri) so if there was a problem I would expect to see the level go down quicker. I topped it up and run the engine and did not see any loss under the car and it seemed to stay at the max level.

Anyone have any ideas as to what could be happening?

Many Thanks,


Ignition Coils & Spark Plugs

16 October 2012 - 11:09 AM


While checking my 1.3 KA I gave a tug at ignition coil 1 (I thought that it may be the cuase of a rattle) and to my surprise the ignition coil came out with the metal tube it goes into still attahced.

Is this normal? Should the tube the igntion coil goes down be welded\fixed to the engine? I am wondering if there is the potential for it to pop off if it is only pushed on.

Many Thanks for your thoughts.