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theboynoz

Member Since 22 Jan 2009
Offline Last Active Sep 20 2013 10:19 PM
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In Topic: Hardwire TomTom?

28 June 2009 - 09:43 AM

Halfords will do it, they charge about 40 and they do take power from the cigarette lighter. You can do it yourself with the kit they use as the kit goes through the tills at about 30p therefore you pay pretty much for just the labour.

It will take an hour and a half on average for a competent employee to complete the job, however that depends on the car and the fitters level of skill/experience. Or you could try the people listed above, or car electronics as they are sometimes good.

You will have to get another power lead of course to replace the one hidden behind the dash, and some of the wire will always be on show. Just thought i should mention that too.

In Topic: Weird smell after A/C has been on.

24 June 2009 - 10:46 AM

Dead badgers, they get everywhere!

In Topic: Ford Fiesta MK4

05 June 2009 - 12:19 PM

It depends on the fiesta in question, usually 15's are ok on standard shocks etc, but you can sometimes go up to 17" without mods (not very often tho). Best to get yourself down to a wheel/tyre place and just ask what is recommended for the car, they should know and try and help. If you are going to lower it, then speak to a garage that'll carry out the work as they are best suited to advise.


Also forgot to mention that 15" wheels will improve the looks etc without compromising the ride quality, as a straight swap they are the best bet because tyres are generally cheaper than 16's.

In Topic: Ford Fiesta MK4

05 June 2009 - 12:16 PM

It depends on the fiesta in question, usually 15's are ok on standard shocks etc, but you can sometimes go up to 17" without mods (not very often tho). Best to get yourself down to a wheel/tyre place and just ask what is recommended for the car, they should know and try and help. If you are going to lower it, then speak to a garage that'll carry out the work as they are best suited to advise.

In Topic: Heater fan

05 June 2009 - 12:11 PM

Hi, can anyone help with this?

I've this week taken ownership of fiesta finesse year 2000, and I'm finding that the heater fan will only blow out hot air. It may be due to the hot weather we're having. In previous cars though, even when the weather is scorching the heater fan has blown out cool air. Has/does anyone have this problem, is there something up with the fan, is there anyway of trouble shooting?

Thanks for any advise.

James


Yep i have had this issue, it is usually due to the heater control valve being blocked or seized. It happens on loads of cars and is quite a common problem. Although that might not be the definate cause it is most likely. The part from ford will cost around 40 but takes a while to fit. It could, however, be a blocked pipe going into the same valve, i would try ruling that out before spending any dosh on parts. If you flush out the coolant you can then disconnect the part in question and at least check it's condition, if you leave coolant in you will probably spil a bit into the bulkhead and have to top up/replace it anyway. If the plastic has weakend, as will probably have happened, then you will have to replace it anyway.

If you still have the same issue after replacing that part then i would suggest the heater matrix or a dodgy switch unit in the dash.

Hope that helps.