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Video Editing Software For Dash Cam Footage

04 December 2014 - 11:09 AM

Could anyone recommend a good video editing program (for Windows) which makes it easy to cover up moving objects e.g. number plates in dash cam footage? The picture below shows basically what I want to be able to do:


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Indicators Auto 3-Flash Thingy

28 November 2014 - 01:37 PM

As the title says, the auto 3 flash thing on the indicators seems to not be working 100% lately. I'm noticing it more now than I used to, and I know sometimes if you just touch the indicator stalk it only flashes once, but sometimes it just flashes once when I'm sure I've pushed it far enough.


Does anyone know what is the correct way to activate the 3-flash? That might sound like a stupid question but I though you have to move it up or down just before it "clicks on" and hold it there for a moment, but just playing around with it while parked it seems like it also does the 3-flash if you give it a quick flick.


Like I said it's not 100%, maybe it's just the usual Ford build quality but I'd like to know if anyone else is having problems with this too.

Winter Tyres For St / Zetec S

31 October 2014 - 03:48 PM

I'm looking at getting winter tyres soon but I want to just swap them onto the rims, so need them to be the correct size: 205 / 40 R17 (that's why I included ZS, they have the same size tyres right?)


These are proving quite hard to find online. Here's the best I found so far: http://lovetyres.com...-LM25/205-40-17


But they only have one in stock. I'll give them a call and see if they will get more soon, but that looks like the best price for a decent quality tyre.


Has anyone bought winter tyres in this size before, and can you recommend a specific tyre and where to get it from?

Help With Changing Bulbs

13 September 2014 - 08:14 AM

I'm trying to change my bulbs today, so here's my first question, do both headlight units need to come off, and in the photo below does the part highlighted in red need to come off?


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And the little plastic scews / clips, what's the easiest way to get those off? I find I have to pull them up a bit before the screw will come out.


And I see the headlight units can be repositined slightly when they go back on, what did you guys do about that? I've marked where they are now so I think if I get them in the same position when they go back on that will be ok.

Dash Cams

08 September 2014 - 01:36 PM

I've been thinking of getting a dash cam but I'm not keen on the ones that are mounted to the windscreen and obscure your vision. Do any of you use dash cams and what setup would you recommend?


I saw another thread where someone hid a camera behind the rear view mirror, but I don't know if I can do that because the rain sensor is in the way. Unless I can get a tiny camera and attach it to the mirror somehow.