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Testing My Mk1 Alarm, Also Key Fob

23 January 2015 - 03:58 PM

Hi guys. I have owned my 2001 focus mk1 for coming up to two years now and I have just realised that I would not recognise my alarm if it was going off. Any ideas how I can test it? Incidental, would I need the key fob working to shut it off? I think it needs recoding. I left it uncharged for a long time and now after changing the battery it still isn't working.

Mk1 Focus Daytime Running Lights

10 July 2014 - 10:03 AM

Hi guys.

I am considering installing some daytime running lights on my mk1 focus. I'm probably going to fix them behind the lower grill. I was just after some advice on good kit to buy.


Control unit

Any thoughts?



A/c Compressior. Replacement Or Second Hand?

30 June 2014 - 03:21 PM

Hey guys. Just got the bad news after £300 of work done already that the compressor has a leak. Apparently this will require a replacement compressor. The choice I have is a new compressor at about £270 (Euro Car Parts) + fitting or getting a secondhand compressor. After already spending a bunch on trying to get the AC going it seems annoying to have to spend as much or more on replacing this part too. Without it seems I wasted that £300.


The car is a 2001 focus so I am not sure how well a second-hand one would go as I'll be looking at parts at least 10 years old (unless the newer Focus' use exactly the same part).


Is there any advice as to what I should go for (new/second hand/cut my losses)?

Tinting And Sun Strip

02 June 2014 - 05:58 PM

Hi guys

Just wondering if its a pain to get window tinting and sunstrips installed youtself of it its worth getting it done professionally.



Mk1 Suspension

18 March 2014 - 03:18 PM

Hey guys Looking to replace the suspension on my 01 plate Focus. The old girl needs some top plate and strut mount repairs but all the springs are corroded so I'm thinking of getting the whole lot replaced. I'm thinking of maybe taking this opportunity to fit lowering springs too. Has anyone got any recommendations? I've been told that the rear units are difficult to replace and may require some parts to be broken to get into it. The price difference I've been given is £106 per front and £160 per rear does this sound about right?