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In Topic: '09 Plate Zetec - Radio Trouble

17 January 2013 - 10:19 PM


OP - make sure you have the AF turned on, this is 'Alternate Frequency', it should auto tune the radio allowing for geographical shift in the frequency of your nearest transmission tower. As for the buzz on speech, this could be due to the radio not following the frequency, FM or Frequency Modulated transmissions get furry round the edges.

Thanks Andy, I will have a look at the AF angle. The dealership tuned the radio so a delve into the manual may be required. As far as regional frequencies are concerned, this is happening during local driving so that shouldn't come into it but if the frequency is drifting because AF isn't on then that could be it!


In Topic: '09 Plate Zetec - Radio Trouble

16 January 2013 - 10:09 PM

Thanks Guys,
As it stands the dealership haven't seen it but they have asked me to let them know if it plays silly buggers again. My main concern was to let them know about it before my 3 month warranty for a second hand car expired as I appreciate these things can get expensive. As they've told me that they will sort it out free of charge if it crops up again then I feel reasonably safe but I can see the logic of a dicky connection but it may be other than with the multi plug, maybe an in line connector somewhere? The thing that gets me though is that it happened virtually every morning for a few days and then its right as rain. Usual 'black arts' issue I suspect! It would have been nice if someone could have said it was the knurled flange bracket that need replacing then I could have told the dealers, but it seems to be not so simple! I'm enjoying 'normal' radio for the time being! Did you find that the radio can drift off its pre-sets? I listen to Radio 4 mainly (shows my age!) and sometimes I turn it on to hear a bad signal or crackling and I just press the pre-set button and its fine. Very strange, also an occasional loud buzz for a fraction of a second whilst someone is speaking - like interference. I'm not too worried, I just put it down to the character of my car and get on with it!!


In Topic: '09 Focus 1.6 Zetec

14 December 2012 - 10:50 PM

Thanks Mobily. Well I wasn't sure but if, like me, your car has a Hif Fi with a red and green telephone handset buttons then it probably does have Blue Tooth and you need to put your phone into Blue Tooth mode to see if it can detect your car. To be fair, mobile phones are bit of a black art but I fiddled about and got there!

Thanks Gump321. So mines a Mk 2.5 is it? My neighbours have a Mk 1 so I didn't know there was one between mine and theirs! Is the Mk 3 the one Ford are selling now with the revised shape? Is there any listing of what the specs of the different models are? I gather mine is basic, but not too, and there are clearly more sporty or up market specs then. I suppose a Titanium is equivalent to a Ghia then and a Zetec is roughly a GL? Mind you, you certainly get a lot more for your money these days?

One more question - and little gripe - Thank God for the heated front screen but is there a reason for the outer edges of the wiper swept area not to be heated? It's as though they thought the wipers were going to be shorter?!!!