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Heater Settings

30 September 2014 - 10:46 AM

whats the best settings to clear the rear passengers windows when they are misted up. when the family get into the car from the rain the rear windows mist up and it really annoys me as I have tryed all sorts of settings on the heater.


so here is a few questions?


1) Obliviously warm/cold is tune to full warm (red) but it is best to have the A/C button on when on warm setting or is this just used for the cold air setting? 


2) what is the best air flow position on the heater controls for rear window demisting? I use the front and rear heated button to demist these but the passenger windows I'm lost.



also on a side note.

I never use the parking lights on the light control just the side lights (Until Now lol!). Now i just found out there is a parking light function and noticed that it only works when ignition is off . can this be just turned to the left to be activated when parked at night on a road ect and how long can this be left on this mode for?



Focus Ecu Reset & Learn

29 September 2014 - 11:30 AM

ok I have been reading a few articles on resetting the ecu of a car and how it may help various things like mpg and stuff like that.


I have decided to give this a go as I want to see for myself if it makes any differences. To be clear my car is fully serviced and running 100% only iggle I have is a slight lack of pull/throttle feeling when I'm pulling on hills ect. So I decided to try a reset first just to see.


The aim of this test is basically to see if any difference can be noticed in any way or form.

I can not find a guide of sorts but I plan to do the following:


1)Disconnect  Battery Negative terminal.

2) Let car sit for 1hour to discharge all.

3) reconnect Terminals

4) Start car allow to idle for 10 - 15 min without touching accelerator

5) Take for a drive and drive the way I normally do

6) Continue my normal driving style throughout the week/Month and see if there is any kind of difference at all.


any Input here would be greatly welcomed and encase any one suggests yes I do have the radio code so don't worry lol!



I Read that James (Jeebowhite) has reset his mondeo and I think his cmax and he noticed an improvement in the mpg and I have also read that some people suggest a reset after each service or change of a senor, air intake as in a sense this changes the environment of the engine (example new or updated air filter will allow more  or clean air through so ecu can adjust or alter other things to suit this change in the engines environment ect) 


Now to be clear I'm not saying this works or does not work I'm just restating what I have read and heard from others hence the reason I would like to try this out for myself.


so any advice or input is greatly welcomed here and hopefully by the end we should all have a good insight in how the ecu works and if a reset actually does or may help.


Thanks for reading.




Focus In Car Entertainment & Gadgets

10 September 2014 - 10:23 AM

Hi fella's  :)


I'm looking to change my head unit in the focus. I thought if starting this thread to discuss all forms of in car entertainment from Sat Navs, Cd players to In car dash cams and other In car gadgets.


The idea here is to discuss what others have installed and the good and bad points and maybe come up with a list of the "Best for the price" in car Gadgets so any one who is looking for advice or anything can just come to this thread and see what everyone's opinion is on the best priced gadgets.




Since I'm looking to get a new head unit I think we may start with these as there are a good few out there. I came across this one one eBay.


FORD 7089CU 7"


Ford mx-6004B







Now I do know some of these units as a few issues in the earlier version but from some reviews I have read these are getting some very positive comments. i also love the way they look OEM fitted when installed.




Three are a few different ones on this listing here :


Ford focus In car Sat Nav Units


A Few questions to anyone who may have one.


Does anybody have any of these installed?


What Model have you got?


How is it preforming ?


what do you think it it for the money ?



Any pictures or video of it installed or working would be great and helpful to others when choosing one


Thanks To All.


Drl Insurance Situation

09 September 2014 - 03:21 PM

OK here is the problem.......

Seeing every ones DRL fog surrounds I came around to the idea of installing some as they do look good but also for the safety aspect of it.

Now before buying them I thought I would ask my insurance (axa direct ni) if they offer any discounts for having them. Of course they don't (suprise suprise) but they actually never heard of them! ????????

So they put me on hold when I explained all to them and came back with "we look at this as a modification and so you will need to get an engineers report to send to them stateing they been installed correctly and the car is still road worthy"!!!!!!!!!

I explained to them that I do all my own car work of any sort and have done for the last 12 years so I would not be leaving the car in to Pay someone to get them installed therefore I could not provide the document they want. I also ask if the car passed Mot or if I got an Mot personell to look at the vehicle after they had been installed to confirm road legal and road worthy of car but they said this would not be of any use and only a engineers report would do.

Now has any one had any issues installing their DRL lights and informing their insurance company? To be honest I'm that pi##ed of over it I have gone totally of installing them and have lost a bit of interest in the car, I was looking forward to the DRL installation like.

Any advice would be welcomed at this point


Quick Question On Led Circuit

06 September 2014 - 02:23 PM

I'm in the middle of wiring a circuit to add cup holder lights following Pree's guide and some advice from Lenny but I was wondering a few things before I proceed any further. I'm installing an inline fuse and a on/off rocker switch.
1) Does a switch go on the positive or negative feed?
I'm think Positive but just need a second opinion first.
2) Does an inline fuse go on positive or negative feed?
Once again I'm think the positive feed but just would like to confirm this.
3) I am splicing into car dash lighting wiring so does the inline fuse holder go before the switch on the circuit or after the switch and before the LED strip?
I have put together 2 examples to explain.
Example 1
DASH WIRING ------------{INLINE FUSE HOLDER}--------------(SWITCH)--------------LED STRIP
Example 2
DASH WIRING -------------(SWITCH)----------------{INLINE FUSE HOLDER}-------------LED STRIP.
At a Guess I would say example 1 but again just need a second opinion.