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Curious Keyfree Question

26 May 2015 - 07:47 AM

My mk4 mondeo has keyless entry/start so therefor my key doesnt need to leave my pocket to start and drive the car.

I can also start the car, get out of the car and walk a distance away with the key still in my pocket and the engine still running.

My question is, if I was to get out the car, engine running, and some toe ragg jumped in my car and drove off, how far would they get?

Would they be able to freely drive off and I wouldn't see my car again?

Or would what I would hope would happen and the car would detect the key was not actually inside of it and some how shut itself down after a certain distance so I could run after the toe ragg and drag him out?

Mk4 Lower Grill Parking Sensor

15 May 2015 - 01:36 AM

Can anyone advise on how to purchase one of the housing for the front parking sensors that slots in the grill mesh

Also advise on whether it comes with the hole pre drilled or if it is possible to get hold of one undrilled

I've fitted my front facing camera, update on it to follow tomorrow, but I would like to create a housing for it so that it blends in with the sensors and looks OEM

Ideally I'd like one of the sensor housings that I could drill my own hole in the middle of, apposed to having sthe hole to the side

If its not possible to get one I may have to look into creating one

Whats My Old Focus Realistically Worth?

03 May 2015 - 06:23 PM

Just about put my old focus back to stock, as much as I can be bothered to anyway. Interior is back to how it should be, pretty clean and tidy for a 10year old car.


Exterior wise it still has a rear ST bumper fitted, still has genuine privacy glass fitted to the rear side windows and still has the wing mirror repeaters retro-fitted.


Other than that it's completely back to stock.


It's a mk2 05 plate Ford Focus hatchback 5 door 1.6 petrol 115


Usual standard ghia trim with the standard ford 6000cd headunit


Spacesaver spare wheel though I could include a full size spare with boot risers with it if it actually added much value


It has done 125K and is declared SORN


Has only got reciepts for the cam and clutch changes and for the last 3 services, but the service book does have 9 service stamps in it.


It had the cam belt changed at 98K and the clutch changed at 120K. Also had the rear drop links replaced at some point between the two.


So though it's high ish mileage, the major things have already been changed and it's a good solid runner. No mechanical faults.


Bad points are the usual wear and tear for a 10year old car so the odd scratch and stone chip here and there and a small dent or two caused by inconsiderate people parking next to it.


Also recently discovered that the front passenger side spring has snapped so the new owner will have to replace both front springs.



Taking all that into account, what's it actually worth?


Google is littered with valuation sites, most of which want my address details so they can bombard me with marketing and the likes of wewantanycar offer me 800quid for it which is day light robbery



So what is actually an honest fair valuation of it taking into account the work already done on it (clutch+cam) and the work needed to be done (front springs)?

Getting Wire From Engine Bay Into Dash

02 May 2015 - 06:34 PM

I am toying with the idea of fitting a front facing camera to the mondy


To do this I will need to route the 5metre video wire as well as a power wire from the front of the car, around the engine bay (discreetly as possible) and it then needs to find its way into the dash somewhere where it is easily accessible as I'll then need to route it around the A pillar into the roof lining.


Is there an access point somewhere I can pass the wire from under the bonnet through the the inside of the car without too much faff?

Random Plugs Behind Glove Box And Bluetooth Module

02 May 2015 - 12:03 AM

Just had my glove box out of my mk4 to see what bluetooth module I have, bit of a fail really as I must be going blind and I can not see where the module is hiding


Can anyone tell me where I should be looking?


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While not finding the bt module, I found a couple random plugs not plugged into anything. Just wondered if anyone knows what they are for?


The first was sticking out of the left side of the glove box


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It isn't plugged into anything electrical


The second mystery plug was taped up and tucked up above the front of the glove box

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Does anyone know what either of the mystery plugs are for and more importantly where my bt module is hiding?