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Member Since 03 May 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 05 2009 08:09 PM

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Servicing my fiesta...

22 May 2009 - 06:25 PM

Hi All,

Just about to conduct a service on my car and wondered what size tools im going to need for the following;

Spark plug socket/wrench
Sump Plug socket/Replacment Nut & Washer

And also how easy is it to change the Fuel Filter? Ive done a change on my old corsa and that was fairly easy 10min job...

Im only asking as this is the first time ive serviced my car since ive moved out and no longer have the ability to pop into my dad's tool shed and borrow a few bits so im starting my own set :-)


Blue LED Switch lights...

20 May 2009 - 09:46 PM

Hi all,

I've bought one of them kits off ebay with the blue LEDS to replace the LED's in my switchs on my MK 4 fiesta. Im trying to change the Rear Heated Window and Fog Light switchs but for some reason i keep blowing the LED...

i have installed them as (Negative -) legs of the LED going to the terminal on the left (together) and the (positive +) of the main LED going to the Right terminal and the top LED going to the Top Terminal.

I have now been through about 8 LEDs trying this and the same result...plug in..switch on lights and Spark...fizzle...dead LED....

any ideas as to what i may be doing wrong? the seller on ebay has been emailing me back with instructions but we arent really getting much further with it...

Any help would be much appreciated... :(

Thanks in advance

Engine Mis-Fire when idle

12 May 2009 - 04:43 PM

Hi all,

Just noticed on my last 2 trips out in the car that when sat at the lights or junctions in idle the engine has quite a bad mis-fire...i was sat there with the music on and it felt like the engine had stalled but then went back to normal and it did this a few times within the space of a few mins and then again when i pulled up at the next set of lights. Havent noticed it when driving and when pulling away its fine. Any ideas what may be causing it? my first thought was the sparks but looking at the service history this was done last MOT in Jan and the car has only done 500miles since...


Upgrade from normal to electric windows?

09 May 2009 - 10:50 PM

Hi All.

My friend is currently breaking down a fiesta and it was the Ghia model with Elec windows and Elec C/Locking. I was wondering if anyone has ever or knows if it would be possible to convert my fiesta from normal manual windows and locking to Electric systems? is the wiring looms already there or is would i have to run everything in myself? i can get the switches, motors, regulators but its the wiring part im worried about.

Thanks in advance for any insight on this!

AMP installation...

04 May 2009 - 04:07 PM


I've fitted an AMP in the boot of my MK4 fiesta and managed to run through all the cables to the head unit. Im stuck at the part of hooking up to the battery. I cant find any spots to run the cable for the power through to the engine bay. Does anyone know the location of a suitable hole or will i need to create a new hole to fed the cable through. Looking under the dash i cant find any where to fed it through unless im looking in the wrong places....