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54 Ghia X Estatetdci 130ps 6spd Questions

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Well, after my first "Say Hi" post, I said I would be back so here I am and away I go with a few questions.

First off,

1. Want to give the car a service as had it 3-4months now and then its done ready for the winter (I think summer has gone lol)

Not serviced a Ford for years, so basically want to do the standard stuff, oil/filters etc, so would like tips and guidance on whats where, what to use, and anything to watch out for. Plus also if anything you'd suggest to be done, include info too please.

2. Rear screen motor hasnt worked since owning the car. Went to Ford other day and felt a bit faint when they told me the price of a new one!!! Apprantly there are 2 different ones? Does anyone know which is the correct one to order as found a couple on that auction site, but just need to know which one. Alos, with regard to this, how do you get to the motor to replace it, as it is seized solid.

3. Got the Sony 6disc unit in the dash, which generally I am happy with, but considering a couple of options.

Either

1 Change the head unit for a more upto date unit with more functionality, ie DAB/USB etc. Anyone done this, and can they recommend a unit that will fit. Is it a standard double din size?

2. Adding a small powered active sub (already owned). The one I own can take either line level input or speaker input level. Can the Sony unit feed the sub at line level or would a 'splice' into the rear speaker cables be needed? Where and how would be best to take power from? Needs a permenant positive and negative, and a switched supply. Anyone advise on routing/picking up supplies to enable this to be fitted?

Think thats it for now, so any help much appreciated in advance.

ATB, Mark

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I have just had the same issue with the rear motor! Open the boot and take off the the inner panel and hey presto, the windscreen motor.

Mine was seized solid but i refused to admit defeat with it! I left it hooked up to the electrics and put a socket on the nut which holds the wiper on (i did take the wiper off first). Turn the electrics on so that the motor should start working, once i heard the motor trying to turn, i used the socket to help it out and eventually it turned. I done this about 5 times and in between i used a flat head screwdriver to scrape away the rust! Lubed it up with plenty of grease and popped it all back together and now is good as new.

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1. Want to give the car a service as had it 3-4months now and then its done ready for the winter (I think summer has gone lol)

Not serviced a Ford for years, so basically want to do the standard stuff, oil/filters etc, so would like tips and guidance on whats where, what to use, and anything to watch out for. Plus also if anything you'd suggest to be done, include info too please.

I think everything is in the usual place; the one thing I would advise is trying to use an oil to the Ford spec. rather than just going by viscosity.

2. Rear screen motor hasnt worked since owning the car. Went to Ford other day and felt a bit faint when they told me the price of a new one!!! Apprantly there are 2 different ones? Does anyone know which is the correct one to order as found a couple on that auction site, but just need to know which one. Alos, with regard to this, how do you get to the motor to replace it, as it is seized solid.

If you have success with Ryan's method that is a real result; otherwise it is probably down a breakers or a motor factors for you!

3. Got the Sony 6disc unit in the dash, which generally I am happy with, but considering a couple of options.

Either

1 Change the head unit for a more upto date unit with more functionality, ie DAB/USB etc. Anyone done this, and can they recommend a unit that will fit. Is it a standard double din size?

2. Adding a small powered active sub (already owned). The one I own can take either line level input or speaker input level. Can the Sony unit feed the sub at line level or would a 'splice' into the rear speaker cables be needed? Where and how would be best to take power from? Needs a permenant positive and negative, and a switched supply. Anyone advise on routing/picking up supplies to enable this to be fitted?

DAB didn't come in to Mondeos until part way through the life of the Mk 4, so the 'original ft' option is out. Also, it is pretty rare for OEM-ft radios to have unused pre-outs as they tend to have exactly what is required and nothing more.

There will be third party units on eg e-bay (or maybe have a search for eonon who do some but these are the relatively expensive double DIN Android/Win app-radios- depends if that is what you want). But you have to be aware that some only work with some surround/adapter to make them fit.

So to work with the existing unit you'd have to go speaker level to the sub, and you wouldn't get DAB, short of an external DAB box, of some kind. Alternatives would be single DIN with a blanking plate or double DIN with a surround (and many aftermarket unts have pre-outs but you'd have to check the particular unit for the pre-outs that you need).

To get external power it depends on whether you need it when the ignition is off; if you don't, that's relatively easy. If you need t to switch with the head unit that can be harder (but not impossible if you have an active antenna).

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I have just had the same issue with the rear motor! Open the boot and take off the the inner panel and hey presto, the windscreen motor.

Mine was seized solid but i refused to admit defeat with it! I left it hooked up to the electrics and put a socket on the nut which holds the wiper on (i did take the wiper off first). Turn the electrics on so that the motor should start working, once i heard the motor trying to turn, i used the socket to help it out and eventually it turned. I done this about 5 times and in between i used a flat head screwdriver to scrape away the rust! Lubed it up with plenty of grease and popped it all back together and now is good as new.

Cheers mate.

Did the trick. Took a bit longer than the 5 or so times, but a bit of perseverance and jobs a good un.

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