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In Topic: Mk3 Keyless Entry - Frustrating ??

20 May 2013 - 08:44 PM

cheers dsrogan.  i probbly don't have enough time to keep worrying about this so i'll put up with it like you.  wish i could get the tech spec from ford though.  not phoning them at £1 a minute though.

In Topic: Mk3 Keyless Entry - Frustrating ??

14 May 2013 - 02:27 PM

ah rightio.  i've got a plain(!) titanium, 12 plate with appearance pack not convenience pack then.  cheers.


a sensor on the back of the handle?  i'll check this out when i go out later but my car opens up without my touching it although i do have to be right next to it.  it opens up a split-second before i grab the handle.  i'll try this later on though.


no issues with my alarm in the 3 months i've had it other than forgetting to deactivate the interior sensor when getting out and my baby in the back moving.  so that works alright i assume.


cheers again,


In Topic: Mk3 Keyless Entry - Frustrating ??

14 May 2013 - 02:10 PM

cheers alexp but i'm afraid that's not what happens on my car.  perhaps i should mention that i have automatic mirrors(convenience pack?)  i bought my car 2nd hand from motorpoint and although i got the manuals it just brushes over the keyless system.


i'm able to unlock my car and open up my mirrors just by walking close to it.  this is especially after opening the boot from cold.  you're right, though, that my boot opens and closes separately to the other doors.



1 of my frustrations with this is that my dealer didn't really know the answers to my questions and there are differing opinions out there.  i've just found out that ford tech info is £1 a minute so that's a no-goer.  i'd just like to know what i've paid £1000s for.


thanks all - keep 'em coming!!!


In Topic: Mk3 Keyless Entry - Frustrating ??

14 May 2013 - 01:41 PM

Thanks both for chipping in.  so i'm guessing that my car will never lock itself.  as for if i'd like this feature then yep i would - or at least the option to choose it on exit.  it's generally just me using the car so why not just walk away if i forget to lock it.  irrelevant now anyway.


as for the touch pad, this is why it's there then isn't it?  to lock the car without needing the key fob.  knowing this now i'll use it more often and see if it seems to be working right or not.


so what do we thinking on approaching the car then.  is my car supposed to recognise my fob EVERY time i get up close to it?  if i open my boot when it's locked, shut it and walk around to the driver door in the morning then it recognises it and opens up the door mirrors and unlocks.


however the other day i parked it up on friday night and came back to my driver door on a monday morning and nothing.  no mirrors out or unlocking so what's up there?  is it the time since last activity?  once i grabbed the door handles everything opened up.


thanks again all,


In Topic: Ford Focus 1.8 Tdci Shudder At 2500 Rpm

13 May 2013 - 09:41 PM

Not an answer for you but coincidentally i get something similar...


12 plate focus titanium, just over a year old.  been to the dealers about this and they said "all focus cars driven by their staff does it".  when i accelerate right up to the top gears, e.g. 5th or 6th, and stop acclerating (but not necessarily pressing the brake) my car shudders or jumps slightly.  all is well otherwise.


just wondering if this shudder thing is a "feature"?