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GrumpyTrucker

Member Since 12 Apr 2014
Offline Last Active Sep 08 2014 11:29 AM
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In Topic: Fitting 'ford Power' Start Button In Fiesta Mk7

03 August 2014 - 09:35 PM

Unrelated to the actual mod, but related to some comments in this thread: anyone got the factory keyless start on a new diesel? All the talk about leaving it a few seconds before cranking the engine, I'm wondering how this works with the keyless systems where - as has been pointed out - you just get in, press clutch and press the button. Should you press the button without depressing the clutch to turn on the electrics for a few seconds or does the system automatically delay the engine turning until the glow plugs are ready? Purely selfish reasons for asking, since I have one and I'm wondering how things'll work when it turns colder :)

As for the mod itself, it does appear an odd one at first look but I think I can see a case for it if you're the kind of person who's willing to put the work in. Good guide anyway, and brave to try it :)


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In Topic: Ford Sync Updates

25 July 2014 - 03:52 PM

Lucas,

I've put these images up before in another thread, but I believe these are the relevant ones for the SYNC and radio software. As you can see there's a big difference between yours and mine. This was an April 2014 build, Titanium

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And AppLink works fine. It's crap, but it works.

Willy, worryingly that statement you posted says "SYNC can't display info" not "your version of SYNC". If they mean SYNC generally then they're obviously a) lying or b ) incompetent


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In Topic: Auto Headlights Faulty Already?

16 July 2014 - 03:01 PM

Thing is, re the part about "being seen by others" the LED DRLs are damn bright on these things so I can't figure out why the headlights would make that much difference to visibility. In fact I find the DRLs are easier to see in the light levels that I had in the photo in my first post.

And it can't be so that all lights are on so I can be seen from the rear. Everyone travels that close these days, if they can't see me at that distance it's Specsavers they need not my tail lights :) :)


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In Topic: Music Via Bluetooth From Iphone -No Track Info

28 June 2014 - 02:41 PM

Which is weird since if I select an update option in my menu it looks for an update on USB and inevitably reports "no update found"


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In Topic: Music Via Bluetooth From Iphone -No Track Info

27 June 2014 - 02:36 PM

Sadly major businesses are generally pretty useless about the 'details'. Some of the high street banks are paying Microsoft a special support fee for Windows XP because they never bothered to upgrade the cash machine software. :blink:  

Not related to the thread topic but I walked into the garage I usually get a coffee from the other day and the machine was down. Seems the Costa Express machines use Windows Vista, going off the boot screen. May be they SHOULD have stayed with XP!!


I'm just dumbfounded it's taking them so long to either 1) allow us to self install USB updates or 2) be up front and say they have no intention of supporting anything less than SYNC 2.0 when that launches with the Focus. At least people would know where they stand