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Richard Harvey Howells

Member Since 27 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 20 2013 02:24 PM

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05 Focus Ghia 6000Cd With Remote - Alpine Cde-W235Bt & More...

19 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

Hi all,

I recently bought a focus 1.6 TDCI 05 GHIA model, with automatic everything and its great!
I do however have 2 small problems with it, and cant get on with them...
I have bought an ALPINE CDE-W235BT and cannot fit it successfully to the focus. The fascia adapter I bought was about 2mm too small (despite being marked up as an 05 focus adapter) and although I have bought a wiring harness for the focus from halfords, when fitted the radio won't turn on. On top of that I apparently need a steering stalk controller adapter too, and the aerial adapter. With the silly number of websites selling many many adapters all for the same thing i cannot fathom what to do and so have come to here for help!
Please can somebody tell me a shopping list of items i need, i will just return what i have bought already if it is wrong.
OR, if somebody could tell me if this is the correct wiring for the focus, then i can get handy with the soldering iron...
The heated windscreen won't work. I have checked the fuses, and checked the wiring on the screen with a continuity tester and cant get it to turn on and heat. When I press the button to turn it on, even the LED light on the button won't turn on. the heated rear screen works so it can't be the timing module, but could it be the switch?

other info, i am based in the UK, near uttoxeter at the moment, but am around the peterborough/stamford area often...

Thanks so much for any replies in advance, i usually try not to use up people time on these forums, but i am at a loss as to what to do next...


Interior Fans Problem - Illusive Root Problem

27 June 2012 - 09:00 PM


i recently joined the ford owners club, buying a maroon 05 reg 1.6 TDCi focus Ghia, its brilliant!
However, the air conditioning deos not cool at all, the light turns on and everything, so i think this just needs regassing? can i do this myself or is it best to go to a garage?
THE MAIN PROBLEM is that the fans that blow air into the cabin are performing like asthmatic hamsters... They are working at about 1/4 of what they should, because i had a go in a friends focus CMAX and on setting 1 on his car the same airflow came out as 4 on mine. However on setting 4 on both cars the noise was the same, that is there was no extra crunching, squeaking, grinding, or anything to suggest the fan is hitting something or that the bearings have gone.
furthermore, the fan works on settings 1 to 4, but at a quater of the capacity, so it is not the resistor pack, or the thermal resistor i dont think, ebcause then ONLY 4 would work?
therefore, my only option is to check all the pipes are connected, in case the fan is blowing into a tube not connected to the rest, or if there is a hole in he pipes somewhere?

any thoughts or suggestions would be great as to why this is happening...
a breif summary of symptoms
fan works on settings 1-4, at a about 1/4 power
no noises to suggest bearings etc are faulty, all noises are normal
A/C deos not work, though this may be a separate issue

Also, my engine has NO issues with cooling, it runs at a very happy temperature and is not overheating in the slightest, even when stationary.