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#531813 Parking Sensor Module Location

Posted by 747777 on 15 October 2015 - 03:39 AM

You probablyaren't looking up high enough.


Try lying on your back while peering up.


The 3 multi-wired main connectors are a dead giveaway.

#528520 Parking Sensor Module Location

Posted by 747777 on 03 October 2015 - 03:32 AM

The module location and description is as described in post #4.


Apart from the sensors themselves, you need to inspect the connectors and wiring to them very carefully, as it's a known issue especially with the rear sensors. Remember that just a single fault renders the entire system unusable.

#527107 Gps Fin On Roof Been Spray Painted Now Sat Nav Not Working

Posted by 747777 on 28 September 2015 - 03:32 AM

GPS signals are weak.

While paint may attenuate signal reception to a certain extent, especially metallic paint, there shouldn't be significant loss in reception unless the paint had been put on too thick, or multi-coated. Many OE shark fins are colour matched with no issues. I spraypainted mine on my own with OE touch-up spraypaint - again, no issue.

As illogical as it may seem, I'd first do a battery reset - it's a procedure known to reset quite a few unexplained electrical glitches, but do it only if you have your HU code available.

Moving on, what you might be able to do is remove the sharkfin and turn it upside-down or to its side, reconnect the FAKRA if there is sufficient slack in the cable and see if there is any improvement. If there is, then the paint could possibly be the culprit.

If you have a spare generic GPS antenna, try connecting it up temporarily to the FAKRA to see if there is improvement - if not, you may have to investigate upstream of the FAKRA.

#524222 Need To Remove A Rear Parking Sensor

Posted by 747777 on 18 September 2015 - 12:34 AM

The sensor comes in 2 parts.


The housing/shroud and the sensor itself.


You'd need to first separate the two. The sensor locks in place in the shroud via tabs - displace these tabs to release the sensor.


Push the shroud back into position from the OUTSIDE. The bumper cutout is keyed in such a way that the shroud would slot in only if correctly orientated.


Push the sensor back into the shroud from the INSIDE. The sensor body locks the shroud in place.

#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.

#469028 Smax Manual Handbrake Stuck On... Any Clues?

Posted by 747777 on 24 March 2015 - 09:10 AM

Very useful info, thank you.

#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.

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.