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In Topic: Fx Satnav (Non Touch Screen) 2009

07 April 2014 - 07:47 PM

Hi Colin,

i replaced the aerial at the back of the sat nav with a new ford aerial which has two wires built into one which didn't fix the problem! If you press the info key next to the Home key on the front of the satnav it should show how many satelites its tracking, if it shows none then the aerial is indeed faulty.

I ordered this Antenna GPS active connection Fakra or type gps antenna fakra satnav for audi mmi dvd and connected it to the connector at the back of the satnav head next to the aerial connector. Hope this helps.

Anyhow for some reason, today my satnav/radio head unit won't powerup. I've changed all the fuses and the one at the back of the unit and still nothing. ANyone able to advise me?


Thanks in advance



In Topic: Guide To Fixing Common Focus Bonnet Lock Problem.

08 December 2013 - 09:10 PM

Unbelieveable, I changed the grill and removed the two headlights to clean this morning and then had realised i couldn't open the bonnet so i couldn't drive the car with the two headlights missing. Anyhow, I have just tried to open bonnet with your advice (in the dark) and after 5 minutes you saved my bacon, as the missus wasn't looking forward to walking! Thankyou, Brill job

In Topic: Egr Blanking Ford Focus

09 November 2013 - 02:55 PM

Hi all,

I recently fitted a blanking plate to my 2009 1.6tdci 109bhp, and i had to remove plate as its showing up P042f code(blocked EGR).

Now the light comes on dailey after a couple of miles so i have to remove with a D900 reader. I did clean the EGR after taking of for the third time to check for sticking but is not blocked or sticking. So what do i do now to keep the light off?



In Topic: P042F

05 November 2013 - 01:07 PM

Hi phil,

thanks for reply.

I did remove the EGR valve and clean it by hand and with a toothbrush by spraying in the egr cleaner to the two openings. To be honest, on turning the valve by hand it wasn't stuck or full of crap or jammed up so i'm at a loss as to why the code keeps showing up? Just after putting in 325ml of DPF cleaner into tank to help clear any soot build up so maybe this may help bring up mpg. At the moment i'm getting average of 45mpg since buying the car last year. The best average i got was 47.5 but that will always drop when i tow my caravan. Is my average mpg good or bad?

I bought my car as an import from England as an ex fleet car with motorway miles so would assume the car would do with being driven hard to help clear the filters.


Anyone with advice?


In Topic: P042F

03 November 2013 - 11:57 AM

Will cleaning out the dpf with the like of Wynn's Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaner  not help or are these products a waste of time? And would it help clear the code?

I was thinking of changing my car next year so not worried about major service, but my problem, if I was to keep the car would be while I live in Ireland, there's not too many people able to physically delete DPF/EGR and through the ECU!

I had tried to get the car remapped a couple of months back but the company couldn't do the car as they said it had a newer type 3 ECU.

I bought the blanking plate for lower torque and also CR tuning box to help low end power as i sometime pull a caravan and now i've had to remove the plate and haven't fitted the box as the connectors hard to find at the back of the engine.


Thanks for your quick reply and advice.