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#154664 Should The Software Update Work With My Fiesta?

Posted by KeithC on 30 November 2011 - 03:13 PM

UPDATE:
I just tried the solution suggested in this thread:
http://www.fordowner...te/page__st__15

Extracted just the two *-AT.bvc and *-AT.vbf files onto the USB stick root and tried the update procedure. It still said "USB no files on device" when plugged in, but when I turned the ignition to II, it started updating!! Took about 20 minutes, and now Bluetooth is working again!

Why on Earth do some Ford Sound Systems not recognize the zip file though? Heh.


Because it probably doesn't have the ability to extract them and let's be honest, you didn't either as it clearly says in the instructions to do so. ;)


#149038 Too Many Pinned Items?

Posted by KeithC on 19 October 2011 - 07:47 AM

If you left click the mouse pointer over your username and select My Settings from the pop up menu, then select the Forums tab, you can adjust how many Topics per page (upto 40) and how many posts per page (upto 40) in drop down menus.


#148166 Servicing Cost

Posted by KeithC on 12 October 2011 - 06:18 AM

hi all can someone tell me the cost of a full service by a ford dealer.My car is fiesta titanium 1.6 petrol.This is the first service


The most accurate response would be from your local Ford dealer to be honest as they can vary from place to place and don't be afraid to haggle with them, don't take as gospel what they tell you. I got them to price match a nationwide service centre last year and saved quite a bit, 185 down to 130 if I remember correctly.


#138473 My Pf Mag Featured Fez - For Sale :(

Posted by KeithC on 03 August 2011 - 10:46 AM

Car & mods look great.
However, I have just one quick question.
The ad says you have fitted an aftermarket HID kit & you also say you are a Police Officer.
I thought aftermarket HID kits were illegal? There are plenty of threads on here with people saying this.


I bet he's gone over the speed limit sometime as well. What do you reckon, hanging? ;)


#129138 Would You Like Something Like This?

Posted by KeithC on 26 May 2011 - 04:17 PM

the word tacky comes to mind.


#125900 Crashed Fiesta

Posted by KeithC on 06 May 2011 - 07:05 AM

As the other questions have been answered, the one point I will address is third party accident damage companies. They offer you nothing that your insurance won't apart from they will try to bleed as much money out of the guilty party as possible. You may think this is a good thing, but what you have to remember is that they don't do this for nothing, their fees will also come from the guilty party. At the end of the day, they are ambulance chasers and the only people who do actually pay are us, the consumer, that's who the insurance companies offload their costs to. So, by all means use them, but don't complain in the future about rising insurance costs, because along with fronting, false claims etc, these are another reason for high insurance costs.


#111681 Don't Buy A Fiesta!

Posted by KeithC on 29 January 2011 - 12:06 PM

I was planning to buy one this year but going by the experiences shared by all I have changed my mind. Thanks for sharing your views.


:lol:


#111667 Don't Buy A Fiesta!

Posted by KeithC on 29 January 2011 - 10:53 AM

Exactly my point, just because you haven't had a problem with your wheels doesn't mean all the people who have must be at fault themselves rather than accept there maybe problems with the quality of the wheels supplied.


It's amazing though how you absolve yourself of any blame. It's you or whoever is driving the car that is hitting the pot holes, nobody else. I don't drive in potholes, the wife doesn't drive in pot holes. Why don't you just drive a bit more carefully then there wouldn't be the chance to damage anything.

I suppose it's difficult to accept that there may be problems with your choice of car but giving future buyers the facts so they can make an informed choice when they buy has got to be a good thing.


It's amazing isn't it, I don't have any problems with my car, never had any problems with my car, but you think I find it hard to accept there is a problem with my car. Go figure.


#111648 Don't Buy A Fiesta!

Posted by KeithC on 28 January 2011 - 10:31 PM

Do you work for Ford by any chance? I'm sure if you'd had the same problems we've had you would have expected Ford cust service to help out a little, of course we don't expect them to replace all our wheels or even admit they have a problem but driving a car like a Nun because your wheels can't stand upto normal road use just isn't on.

Remember these are standard fit wheels on the Titanium which isn't even supposed to be a sporty model, I could sort of understand it if we had decided to upgrade and fit 17" alloys to it due to the tyre depth being smaller but we didn't. Surely Ford should accept some responsibility for the spec of the standard wheels/tyres as they are obviously not able to cope with normal road use and conditions.

No one manages to avoid all the dodgy road surfaces and potholes especially in the dark on unlit roads so the quality/specification of the wheels should be at a sufficient level to cope.

3 wheels ruined in one year in a car driven by a very careful driver (the wife) is more than bad luck, she drove a Puma for 5 years prior to this on the same roads with no problem at all and a Fiesta for 4 years before that (both with alloys). Seems like more than a coincidence to me.


I have a Titanium, same wheels, don't drive like a nun and had no probs whatsoever.


#107413 Mk 7 1.6 Tdci (95Bhp) Mpg Issues, Anyone Else?

Posted by KeithC on 22 December 2010 - 09:44 AM

We have these threads pop up all the time. Here's just a little bit of information for those questioning the figures and hopefully it will sink in for some of you.

ALL MANUFACTURER MPG/ECONOMY FIGURES ARE ATTAINED ON A ROLLING ROAD IN LABORATORY CONDITIONS TO STANDARDISE THE TESTS. THEY ARE NOT DONE ON NORMAL ROADS AS THAT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO CROSS REFERENCE ONE SET OF FIGURES TO ANOTHER, THEREFORE BEING OF NO USE WHATSOEVER.

THEY ARE GUIDLINES AND OFFER COMPARISONS FROM ONE MANUFACTURER TO ANOTHER, THAT IS ALL. THEY ARE RARELY ACHIEVABLE BECAUSE OF HOW THE FIGURES ARE ATTAINED SO WOULD PEOPLE ACTUALLY REALISE THIS AND IF YOU'RE WORRIED THAT YOUR CAR IS DOING 2 MPG LESS THAN WHAT A BROCHURE SAYS, GET A LIFE!!!!


#103742 New Zetec S - Missing Skirts?

Posted by KeithC on 10 November 2010 - 01:01 PM

If I remember correctly, the skirts were an optional extra on the ZS at that time and only became standard later.

Yes, you can buy them as an extra and have them retro fitted. Skirts are around £120 each though plus you'll need to add paint and fitting, so you're probably looking at £350 - £400.


#74728 Is A Spare Tyre Really Necessary?

Posted by KeithC on 29 March 2010 - 09:29 AM

Changing a wheel should be part of the driving test. I'm horrified that some people can't do the most simplest of tasks.


#54434 Fiesta Mk 7 MPG

Posted by KeithC on 15 December 2009 - 08:22 AM

Here we go again.

It's very unlikely that you will attain the mpg figures issued by the manufacturers due to the figures they get being done in laboratory conditions and on a rolling road.

It's been done to death before.

Last debate on MPG.


#18427 ! Guide ! Installing A Sub Box To Mk7

Posted by KeithC on 06 April 2009 - 10:41 AM

Amazing guide :) but i still dont get why people want to take up all their boot space with a huge sub :P


Coz it's the biz wiv all that booming, innit. ;)