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In Topic: Focus >2008 Air Con Failed - Light On, No Click

24 April 2014 - 04:20 PM

Got it - The plug is all mangled really, half the plastic that guides it in is missing, and that's caused the pins to get bent out of shape too.  However, I've managed to jam it in pretty securely and -- it works!  I'll still get it re-gassed but basically we're all good again.


Probably should delete this thread, but for google searchers: before you spend big money, check it's connected!

In Topic: Focus >2008 Air Con Failed - Light On, No Click

24 April 2014 - 12:46 PM

Done that just now....


It was low, but not really low, and he helpfully filled it to 600g, tried it, nothing, and removed it back to what it was.


However, while I was there, I brushed slightly against the compressor connector and it fell off.  Literally just fell off, so I'm thinking it's probably that, if not before, it certainly is a problem now - but I can't get the thing back on.  Is there a knack?


He think's if its not the connector, its either a fault elsewhere or a compressor.  £350 for a new one :(


System is pressurised etc. Relay + Fuse checked and OK.

In Topic: Focus >2008 Air Con Failed - Light On, No Click

24 April 2014 - 10:44 AM

Confirmed it's not the 'Air Conditioning Clutch' fuse. Swapped it with Horn (15a) and still get nothing...


Also it does NOT have Climate Control, and there are no faults listed.


Without CC is there a control module specifically for air con I can look at on ELMConfig?

In Topic: Showroom Clean

15 April 2014 - 10:48 AM

I pretty much follow Emma's step by step approach, which isn't surprising because I'm lurking over at DW a lot too.


If you're in a rush and you've got a proper snow foam lance, the Demon Snow Foam Shampoo can do the pre-wash and wash in one go.  Spray on the foam, wait a few minutes, then use a wash mitt to wash the car properly with the remaining snow foam.  The Demon Foam can be used as shampoo in a bucket anyway so works out alright.


In terms of what I use....


Buckets - £1 from pretty much anywhere

Pressure Washer - Nilfisk Centennial

Wash Mitt - Noodle from Asda, £2


Demon Foam Snow Foam Shampoo

Autoglym Bodywork Shampoo


Autoglym Resin Polish


Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection


Meguires Carnuba Wax (basically a polish - liquid form)



Meguires Endurance Tyre Dressing

Wonder Wheels with the brush


Demon Shine is a good cheap quick detailer


Drying Towl - £2 Asda one.


oh and glass - Autoglym Glass Polish is amazing stuff but don't put too much on!

In Topic: Egr Blanked But Engine Doesn't Like It

14 April 2014 - 08:42 AM

I managed to snap one of the bolts holding the 2 sections and blank together.  Still seems fine.  The engine management light comes on and off now and again - but it did before I got heavy handed!  Sometimes I reset the DTCs, sometimes it clears itself.  It has never had any effect on the actual running of the engine though.