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#297877 Converting 12V Socket To Ignition Live

Posted by hubby1959 on 18 October 2013 - 11:37 PM

Personally I left mine alone and fitted one of these


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Which I wired to the back of the radio 12v ign feed, it gives me the option of using both my dash cam and sat nav at the same time, and my phone charger can also be plugged into the oem socket should I not need it to light a smoke with while i'm driving.


you can find them here http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a855861ca

#297127 New Key?

Posted by hubby1959 on 16 October 2013 - 12:09 AM

I'm assuming your key looks something like this


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If so then all you need is to get a replacement from ebay, then change over the blade and transponder chip from your key to the replacement, once thats done the new fob will need syncing to the central locking by turning the ignition from 0 to 2, four times in six seconds finishing on 0, when you hear the beep just press any button on the remote, then turn the key back to 2 and back off, and it should be done


Have a look here: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4acaaa227f

#297126 Ever Sucked In A Bird?

Posted by hubby1959 on 16 October 2013 - 12:01 AM

Got up the back end of a seagull a few months back, looked like a jet taking off from an American aircraft carrier.


Did the same on the M4 going to Glasgow one evening with a 7.5 tonne ford cargo, the bird had 'Ford' imprinted on it's rear end from the light on top of the cab.

#296355 Only Have One Key

Posted by hubby1959 on 12 October 2013 - 09:49 PM

Have to agree with stoney on this one, you best bet is a locksmiths, (mobile or otherwise), just be certain to ask them if they clone the key, or programme the car, (It's the latter you want), as this will allow you to add keys to the system yourself, using the two keys you will have.


Fords are exorbitant, a few years back they wanted over £200 to programme new keys for a fiesta my son owned, got it done for a third of that price locally

#292334 Remote Central Locking Gem & Key Codes

Posted by hubby1959 on 24 September 2013 - 10:08 PM

Ah, your thinking of the ID4D-63 chip which is the latest incarnation of fords transponders, the 63 is a carbon chip, and on the none remote key is usually denoted by a dark blue spot as against the light blue spot on the ID4D glass chipped key.


All very confusing, I know, it took me a while to work it out myself

#291803 Remote Central Locking Gem & Key Codes

Posted by hubby1959 on 22 September 2013 - 08:23 PM

I can't help with the GEM module, but any 3 button remote, (Except the US version), will work.


When you sync the key, you actually put the car into the learning mode, and the code is read by the car when a button on the remote is pressed.


As far as I know the only difference in the key codes, E.G 98BG-15K601-(AA)(AB)(AC)(AD) is the series of the remote, and which transponder chip is fitted, as far as I know AA & AB were fitted with the ID4C, or red chip, while AC & AD were fitted with the ID4D or blue chip, if I'm wrong on this no doubt someone will correct me

#290820 Help With Immobiliser

Posted by hubby1959 on 17 September 2013 - 12:24 PM

Just keep trying the other 2 working keys, eventually it will reset itself and let you start it

#290024 Always Comes In Three's

Posted by hubby1959 on 13 September 2013 - 11:52 PM

You should have nicked him Clive

#286595 How Can I Wire Permanent Phone Charger?

Posted by hubby1959 on 01 September 2013 - 04:50 PM

I usually use the back of the radio for both positive and negative feeds, I tend to go for the ignition controlled positive, and that way there's no chance of accidentally draining my battery if I forget to unplug something

#284446 Renewel Quotes &^$%

Posted by hubby1959 on 22 August 2013 - 09:46 PM

Just had our renewal through from admiral for my daughters car and mine on their multicar whatsit, they wanted £1207.57 for my daughters car with me as named driver, and £545.25 for mine as policy holder only.


A quick bit of keyboard bashing at the meerkat site got mine sorted for £324.06 with asda of all people, a bit molre keyboard bashing and a quick phone call got my daughters quote down to £766 with hastings direct.


One multicar renewal £1752.82


Two independent quotes £1090.06


A saving of £662.76.


A Tee'd off Admiral insurance adviser                            "PRICELESS"

#283401 Good Move Or Just A Way For The Government To Hit Drivers Again?

Posted by hubby1959 on 18 August 2013 - 11:45 PM

In the past we've had adverts on the TV for things like "the 2 second rule", which some, if not all of you will remember, this was supposedly to stop tailgating, especially on motorways, and as for hogging the middle lane, most car drivers are unaware that goods vehicles over 7.5 tonne are forbidden by law to use the third lane of the motorway unless directed to by a police officer.


I welcome these changes, but do hope that only the most deserving cases are given a ticket, and the police do not see it as a way to increase their revenues

#281225 Foc Official Corsa Bashing Thread

Posted by hubby1959 on 09 August 2013 - 09:55 PM

I know your pain there - my sister got one as her first car despite my pleading to get a Fiesta... then three years later, instead of listening to my advice and getting a brand new MK7.5 Fiesta (which I even had priced up for her), she went and got another bloomin C**sa!


Some people are just beyond help :P


My son bought himself a new Corsa, 12 plate I think, I've only been in it twice, first time to drive it, and the second time, (Cos I couldn't believe how bad it was the first time) as a passenger, they are god awful, the seats are rock hard, the transmission tunnel is that wide I had no leg room on the passenger side, and of all the colours he could have picked he chose a white one, so every time he comes here I ask him who parked the Taxi on the drive.


haha, are they banking on their " lifetime warranty* " now on offer....?



.......................*up to 100,000 miles.  :lol:


Isn't that the one where when the engine blows the camshaft comes through the bulkhead and skewers you to the seat


couldve been worse my missus went and bought a punto evo, only had it three months piece of !Removed! kept breaking went back to the dealers more often than the petrol station


Fiat does stand for Fix It Again Tommorrow

#279505 Cars That Men Just Shouldn't Drive

Posted by hubby1959 on 02 August 2013 - 10:41 PM

ford ka, fiesta,
Peugeot 206, 106,
Mini cooper,
Citroen saxo,
Suzuki jimney, Swift
Toyota yaris,
Volkswagon fox,
Renault clio,"
Daewoo matiz
And any of them smart cars should not be driven if you have owt dangling between ur legs ;)


Theres nothing wrong with the fiesta, I used to love driving my sons when he was learning to drive, it came with allsorts of freebies, like free petrol, free insurance and road tax.


My mondeo never turned a wheel for nearly six months till he passed his test, I nearly cried when I had to start putting petrol in mine

#276731 Ford Streetka - Problem With Bolt Securing Hard Top

Posted by hubby1959 on 22 July 2013 - 06:02 PM

Take both bolts and the one washer you have down to a good hardware store and see if they have a replacement washer, it should cost you pennies instead of the £114 that ford want.


Also when you replace the hard top, just fasten the first bolt up finger tight until you get the second one located, then tighten them up with a wrench or spanner

#276305 Cars That Men Just Shouldn't Drive

Posted by hubby1959 on 20 July 2013 - 02:02 PM

The Skoda Estelle, no-one and I mean no-one should be seen in one let alone driving one without a disguise,


Having said that one place I worked at had one that the then transport manager had bought, he threatened the entire sales rep team that if they didn't look after their company car, I.E. keep it clean both inside and out he would take it off them for a week for the first offence, (Two weeks for the second, and so on) and they would have to drive the Estelle.


Needless to say the reps had the cleanest cars in the car park