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Handbrake Release Button Cover Replacement

17 October 2012 - 03:09 PM

My handbrake release button cover (plastic bit at the tip) has been missing since I bought the car, exposing the bit of metal.

Handbrake works fine, but looks rough.

I ordered one from Ford (cost only a few quid), but wondering, is it just "stick it on at the top" job or more complicated than that?


Replacing Clocks On My Focus Mk2 After Engine Mgmt Light - Quoted Big Price

26 September 2012 - 04:32 PM

Hi all, new poster here so please bare with me.

I left my 2005 Ford Focus 1.4 petrol (mk2) in for a diagnostics check with Ford as the engine management light came on intermittently.

They traced the problem back to a "resister/wire fault in the clock cluster", saying the clocks needed to be replaced.

But they’ve quoted me a crazy price to get it fixed: (in euro as I'm in Ireland)

Diagnostics: €100, New Clocks: €476+VAT + Labour.

In total, I’ve been quoted around €730 to get this sorted.

Does this sound right?

Could I get clocks second hand and get my local mechanic to fix it?

Thanks all : )