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Headlamp Wiring Harness Plug...i'm Stumped!

09 April 2014 - 10:44 AM

Jeez I've had them out before, but I'm totally stumped.

 

I know I've got to put a flat blade screwdriver some where, do something with it to enable the wiring harness plug to unlock from the headlamp socket. But I'm beggered if I can do it. Mind you I'm working blind as the wiring harness is not letting me see the plug arrangement face on.

 

Anybody got some "precise" instructions.............I've alreadty tried the stick a srewdriver in it and push it up.....it's the "it" bit that is causing me problems in that I don't know what "it" is :rolleyes:

 

Never mind, I sorted it out :D I'll do a guide on it sometime .....in case I forget again.......I obviously just needed a sit down in front of the computer :)


5Lt Semi Synthetic Oil + A Free Oil Filter 13.99

06 April 2014 - 01:07 AM

Hi Playmates,

 

just giving the heads up on a good oil and filter deal on at Euro Parts at the mo

 

Just had mine serviced last week, but at this price, I've ordered this deal for my next years service. :)

 

http://www.eurocarparts.com/

 

Buy the oil, go pick an oil filter of your choice  [does'nt matter they are all free] at check out pop in the "spring30" promo code, choose the free delivery option and it will be delivered to your door for the princely sum of £13.99.

 

Fill your wellies and or your sump :D


Fog Lamps As Led Drl Substitutes, Discuss

31 March 2014 - 12:50 PM

Hi playmates,

 

Much as Ilike the idea of fitting the aftermarket DRL's in the Mk2.5 Focus

The one niggling thought in my mind is ...........How long will the LED's last?

 

I mean I dont fancy shelling out circa £90 [cost of the linked to item] if one decides to go "walkabout" say in eighteen months or maybe two years or even four years down the line.....having lived in Yorkshire for over fifty years I've aquired the odd Yorkshire trait :rolleyes:

 

Now in the last nigh on five years of ownership of my previous Mk2 Focus, I can quite clearly recollect having to use my fog lights on two occasions. Once on the A30 in Cornwall, and the other on the A59 twixt Bolton Abbey and Harrogate. Total time of actual usage requirement, I would hazard a guess at being no longer collectively than a couple of hours tops.

 

Now to me that is a very under utilised lighting set up. And to be perfectly honest on my Mk 2 I wired a electromagnetic [hidden behind the front bumper]  front parking aid set up, via the fog lamp switch. Reason being, when I previously fitted them on our S40 Volvo the wife often used to foget to switch the sensors off after using them, no matter how many times I told her after using... switch the bleeding things OFF...............

 

You married guy's will know where I'm coming from regards women and light switches, hot taps, and the like.  You see women don't ever consider men have anything important to say that they would be remotely interested in, hence they stop listening ...........its in their genes :D

 

So when she wanted to use them in the Mk 2, if she left them on, sas soon as she opened the drivers side door, the "left lights on" alarm would sound.

 

Anyway as I'm about to fit the front parking aid in my newly accuired Mk 2.5 [that's what I like about that type of set up, you can take them with you] This will be the third vehicle served by that one purchase.

 

Anyway back on subject, I was toying with the idea of possibly swopping my current fog lamp bulbs, with some LED ones like these Because if these decided to go "walkabout" in eighteen months, the replacemet cost will be  a dam sight easy for my wallet to swallow.

 

Not sure if it's a go'er, so I'm putting it up for discussion, good and bad lpoints lets get it out there.


Brakes, Bit Of Travel ?

26 March 2014 - 08:37 PM

Right had my [new to me] Mk 2.5 Titanium, and liking it, especially the keyless entry /starting.

 

Now first thing I noticed was when you hit the brake pedal, theres a bit of travel in it before the brakes come, but when they do, they are keen. Now on my Mk2 [ engineering wise same car as the Mk 2.5] when touching the brake pedal brakeing was immediate, verying by the amount of pressure applied.

 

Anybody else with a Mk 2.5 experiance this? or are your brakes like I described my Mk 2 brakes. Had it over to my mechanic. he give it a run and said it seemed fine. Thogh he said his brakes on his Passat behaved like mine. He said because in the course of his work he is in and out of alot of cars, he thought mine was not unusual. I still don't think its right.

 

Anyway I'm going over to his garage tommorow, getting it serviced, all wheels off brakes inspected and cleaned, test brake fluid water contamination, may bleed.  I like to check any car I buy brakes wise along with a service, so I feel safe belting down to Cornwall in May.

 

I orded some front flaps off eBay [genuine Ford] £22.95 Monday, arrived yesterday fitted them  today. Seem to be £35 inclusive of the postage everywhere else. Must say I'd advise anybody to buy front mud flaps for the Mk 2.5. Same as with the Mk 2, and even though Ford fit under sill and front of wing bottom protectors, 06 plate onwards. Mud just clogs the bottom eight inch of the wing , trapped between in whell arch protector and wing return lip.

 

And whilst its in for those jobs, I'll give it a good undersealing on the under sills, where they are welded to the chassis.

 

 

Any comments regards the brake pedal travel  welcome

 

 

 


Focus Mk 2.5 Petrol

26 March 2014 - 08:34 PM

Right had my [new to me] Mk 2.5 Titanium, and liking it, especially the keyless entry /starting.

 

Now first thing I noticed was when you hit the brake pedal, theres a bit of travel in it before the brakes come, but when they do, they are keen. Now on my Mk2 [ engineering wise same car as the Mk 2.5] when touching the brake pedal brakeing was immediate, verying by the amount of pressure applied.

 

Anybody else with a Mk 2.5 experiance this? or are your brakes like I described my Mk 2 brakes. Had it over to my mechanic. he give it a run and said it seemed fine. Thogh he said his brakes on his Passat behaved like mine. He said because in the course of his work he is in and out of alot of cars, he thought mine was not unusual. I still don't think its right.

 

Anyway I'm going over to his garage tommorow, getting it serviced, all wheels off brakes inspected and cleaned, test brake fluid water contamination, may bleed.  I like to check any car I buy brakes wise along with a service, so I feel safe belting down to Cornwall in May.

 

I orded some front flaps off eBay [genuine Ford] £22.95 Monday, arrived yesterday fitted them  today. Seem to be £35 inclusive of the postage everywhere else. Must say I'd advise anybody to buy front mud flaps for the Mk 2.5. Same as with the Mk 2, and even though Ford fit under sill and front of wing bottom protectors, 06 plate onwards. Mud just clogs the bottom eight inch of the wing , trapped between in whell arch protector and wing return lip.

 

And whilst its in for those jobs, I'll give it a good undersealing on the under sills, where they are welded to the chassis.

 

 

Any comments regards the brake pedal travel  welcome