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  2. Luke4efc

    RADIO

    It really depends where you live. I rarely have it cut out on most stations. Heart is usually the one to cut out most often for me, but I don't listen often anyway. I know for radio 1 (and probably all BBC) it seamlessly swaps to FM if DAB loses signal. It's amazing the sound quality difference when it happens lol. Kisstory however will just cut out and say seeking. I'd say that probably happens once a week on a 20 minute commute to and from work every day.
  3. Bobr

    RADIO

    Don't bother. I've got a DAB radio in my car and, after a few weeks I switched it ti FM and it's been on FM for three years. DAB was constantly breaking up all the time. Drove me up the wall.
  4. Hello, first post, was a member years ago when I had my mk3 RST and Escort cossie but left the scene. Anyway, purchased a m2 Focus ST from a mate but its got a few issues, this being the most urgent to.get fixed. The seatbelt light comes on at ignition amd stays on (no chimes) but I noticed that the airbag light didnt come on so carried out the gauge sweep and led test, all lights cone on EXCEPT the airbag light... I dug out my old mscan/hscan obd cable and downloaded both elmconfig and forscan. While using elmconfig I can access all modules except the RCM module (restraints control module), all I get is NO data error, tried forscan and that doesnt even fond the RCM module. I had a quick search for it amd found the module under the handbrake but never had time to fully inspect the cables but im thinking if the module was faulty I.woulld get a dtc error but I dont, I have one for a communications error for the instrument cluster though. Could the problem be the cluster? m really not sure where to start looking, I tried chamging the fuse but made no difference. When my mate had it the battery fully discharged due to a light being left on. Any help or pointers would be appreciated.
  5. Typhoonf2

    focus mk3 chrome strip

    hi does anybody know how to remove the chrome strip of the outside of the door?. cheers
  6. Luke4efc

    RADIO

    Depends how cheap you can get a DAB unit for, but I did it to my Fiesta. I've linked the topic I created a while back. I may have gotten lucky though as a couple have tried it and not been able to get DAB to show up, even with the correct aerial etc. Note that it is slightly harder to do on the facelift as the ECU talks to the head unit a lot about diagnostics, emergency calling etc.
  7. Fiesta1.25

    RADIO

    I did it to my 2010 fiesta, cost roughly £120 for radio facia aerial wiring booster and ground plate
  8. simonb65

    FORSCAN

    FORScan is the Ford/Lincoln specific software, which when used with a generic OBDII scan tool adapter that plugs into the diagnostic port in the car (by your right knee), will let you do a number of things to the ECU's in your car. It's primary function is to read and display any fault codes that may be present. FORScan software is available for PC, iPhone and Android and connects to the adapter via Bluetooth or WiFi depending on the adapter type you buy. Mine are Wifi, because it has a faster communication rate and my laptop doesn't have bluetooth! The PC/laptop version lets you do more, although you do need to pay a small fee for a license if you want to change ECU settings. You also need to know what your doing for the latter!! Reading codes is pretty straight forward and can enable you to figure out if you have any issues. One note is that the scan tools you can buy only look at a single CAN network (most cars since 2004). In the case of Ford, there are 2 CAN networks on the diagnostic connector High Speed CAN (HS_CAN) and Medium Speed CAN (MS_CAN). For Ford vehicles there are specific adapters with a HS/MS CAN switch on them. There are also plenty of websites that show you how to modify an standard adapter and put a switch in yourself. You need to see both CAN networks as most of the ECU's on the car are on one or the other but not both (although a few are). If you get a copy of the Service Manual (there are a few downloads on the web if you search for them!!) it lists all the fault codes and what you need to test/Fix or Replace in the event of one showing up. For the cost of the adapter, it gives you an understanding of what the problem may be and if you can fix it yourself, or at worst, verify what the dealer is telling you needs fixing and if your being taken for a ride (or if they really understand what they are doing!)
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  10. Christopher2013

    RADIO

    Hi all I’ve got a standard fm radio in my fiesta but want to change it to dab is it a costly/time consuming job
  11. simonb65

    Adaptive Headlight Warning on Dash

    Allan, Only saw it after I posted! DOh!
  12. ROakley

    FORD Focus Headlight

    That seems ridiculous, why would ford make all other bulbs accessible but no way to replace the drl strip
  13. I've snapped a few connectors trying to take off the PCV valve cover , anyone know where I can get a replacement cap only? Picture of part attached. Struggling to find one without replacing whole valve cover and I've already got membrane to fix the valve. It's a 1.6 tdci engine. Thanks!
  14. AllanB

    Adaptive Headlight Warning on Dash

    Simon Already taken a photo, and shown them (Look in my earlier messgaes ) If it still carries on after this round of inspections/ equiment changes ( Think they are going to replace both the headlamps ) will ask them for advice / help on the OBDII, see if the fault can be recorded that way, as it's getting silly now !!! Thanks for the help
  15. Glad to say the latest SYNC update solved this problem.
  16. The_Venom

    FORD Focus Headlight

    If an led blows then you generally have to replace the whole light unit, not sure if your able to replace individual leds but to crack open a headlight I used to put mine in an oven to warm the sealant up then use a Stanley blade to separate the sealant, although this was on BMW lights but should be the same for most manafacturers Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  17. ROakley

    FORD Focus Headlight

    Hello all, I have a Ford Focus MK3 titanium with built in DRL in the headlight assembly and want to put in stronger LEDs to the stock version. I have taken this off and cannot seem to find an access point to replace these bulbs which leads me to believe you need to open the housing but there is no clear cut way to do this. Has anyone else been able to or have a guide for this? It seems mad it’s not just a couple of screws as what would happen if a bulb went?!
  18. TimST2

    The Fiesta ST owners poll

    I was going to say if you're not getting an ST for two years then those two won't still be for sale, but in the case of the second one, I'm not so sure! 🤪
  19. mastachaz

    new leather st seats

    you have to check your car loom first . no one will tell you what loom you own
  20. james125

    Starter won't turn.

    It does read coolant temperature over the ECU so I assume it must be working?
  21. I’ve just bought a 2009 MK 4 mondeo. The badge on the front grille has discoloured and ended up just silver. How easy are they to replace and can anyone give me an idea how to do it. I can see buying the new badges is easy but before I spend 30 quid or so on the badge I just wanted to make sure they were easy to replace. Any help welcome Cheers
  22. shocks

    FORSCAN

    I was just wondering in simple terms what Forscan is. It is often mentioned on this forum and i'm guessing its a fault code reader only for Fords. What else are the benefits of having it and is it a programme that you have on your laptop or a hand held unit that get plugged into the car. Just interested to find out more. Thanks in advance.
  23. I'mAnExpertTrustMe

    Stage 2

    Just a word of warning, decatting your car will fail an M.o.T. Mine was decatted and passed emissions tests (So you can get it passed at places like Halfords), but just letting you know. I bought an ST-2 that turned out to have a stage2 remap, without the intake or exhaust (But left the decat, thanks for that previous owner, you pleb). And because the decat was a different size to the stock exhaust, my car would resonate at red lights, sounding like it was constantly slightly revving? So from that experience, I'd recommend either getting the overall system, or just making sure that the decat isn't bigger than the stock.
  24. Just taken my parcel shelf out for the first time and found the numpty who owned the car before me has broken one of the pivots where the parcel shelf attached to the C pillar. Anyone know if and where I can get a new one? It's currently being held in by a bolt 🙈
  25. james125

    Starter won't turn.

    Took it to Ford they said it needs a new PCM. Sent it off to HDI tuning. It still doesn't work. The ground to the PCM from the starter relay isn't grounded. Maybe it's the immobiliser bit on the steering wheel. I'll order a new one.
  26. Mogsy25

    Low oil level warning

    ***** warning hasn’t come up for the last three days! 🤦🏼‍♂️
  27. Dee_82

    Timing Belt & Timing Problem Advice

    It does sound that way doesn't it 😕 That Crank bolt shouldn't rotate if its locked off in the hole behind the starter motor and you shouldn't be undoing that bolt with the pins in anyway, as long as the belt was left on when you did it, it should have remained in time but if you took it off first then....whoops. If its only a bit out you might have got away with it, otherwise your valves might be sporting a new look. There is crank locking hole behind the starter motor, the flywheel should have been locked off by removing the starter and there is a CAM locking hole in on the CAM sprocket. Im no expert but if you didn't use the pins then get the cam locked off then wiggle the crank in place. If you did lock it correctly then check the crank position sensor, you might have knocked it.
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