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747777

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#469133 How To Remove Rear Tailgate Facia Trim On 2007 Smax

Posted by 747777 on 24 March 2015 - 02:53 PM

Yep, Terry, that would be the interior trim as in Ian's pic.

The top horizontal trim (behind the high level brake light) needs to be pulled out first as it overlaps the 2 upper side trims.

Then the side trims come off, followed by the largest lower main trim.

As Ian says, all trims are held in place by clips, so you may want to ensure the parts aren't too cold and brittle before attempting to tug on them. Get them up to at least room temperature. Try to pull on the trims as squarely as practically possible to minimize the risk of lug breakage. The rear lights access cutouts (in the lower main trim) can be used as leverage points to your advantage.

I have the facelift, and access to the switch is limited as it's secured to the bottom of the exterior chromed horizontal trim that's held in place by 4 nuts - and the access to these 4 nuts is fiddly, well at least in my car.

So rather than going that route, I suggest inspecting the wiring exposed by the trim removal first. This would be a good time to pull back on the rubber loom gaiters to inspect wiring at their 'flex' points, as suggested by Gregers.

If all is well - would I then attempt to gain access to the switch itself.


#458943 Stop Lamp Bulb Fault

Posted by 747777 on 26 February 2015 - 04:33 PM

Not heard that one before lol unplug the car and the bulb starts working again lol.
Is the clutch worn down?

Actually, its working the way it should.

The stop lights are not fused, but monitored and protected by its fault monitoring circuit, which may trip up with out of spec, e.g. off the shelf generic bulbs.

A battery reset resets the circuit.


#374263 Screen Wash Pump/bottle

Posted by 747777 on 13 June 2014 - 06:34 PM

There isn't an S-Max/gGalaxy Haynes manual out yet.

I have a facelift S-max. Access to the washer bottle/pump/sensor is gained by removing the bumper, as it's tucked away NS below and out of sight/reach.
The pump is removed in situ simply by disconnecting the wiring and hose and pulling it out from the rubber grommet/seal, ditto with the sensor.
I'm guessing the pre-facelift may have a similar arrangement.


#366921 Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

Posted by 747777 on 22 May 2014 - 04:43 PM

Anyone still have the modified ones for sale?
Or anyone with one in Northern Ireland, near Belfast.
Wouldn't mind my car auto locking and the radio display on the front cluster.
Mark...

There are forum ones available in the Smaxownersclub.


#301060 Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

Posted by 747777 on 31 October 2013 - 12:01 AM

Is it possible to enable DDS on a S-Max or do they need sensors in the tyres unlike the Focus/Kuga?Also to enable auto locking for a Mondeo/S-max is the procedure as follows :-- Read from IPC- Read from BCM- Select Central Configuration- Automatic Locking by speed - Select with automatic locking- Write to IPC- Write to BMCIs that correct?Or should it be done the following way?- Read from BCM- Select Central Configuration- Automatic Locking by speed - Select with automatic locking- Write to BCMThen- Read from IPC- Select Central Configuration- Automatic Locking by speed - Select with automatic locking- Write to IPCThanksBen

Either way is fine.
DDS? - highly unlikely.