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  1. 22 points
    A little gift , here are the PDF electrical wiring diagrams for the Ford Focus Focus Mk2/2.5 + ST PDF dated 2010 - Click Here Focus Mk3 PDF dated 2011 , not ST - Click Here Very usefull indeed if your trying to figure out additions to your car or find wiring Regards Preee Focus 2011 Wiring.pdf entire_schematics_ph8m5t-70000-ad.pdf
  2. 20 points

    Polite Reminder - Please Read

    Please remember folks, that the "New Member Introductions" area is just to say "Hi, My name is... I drive a .... and I am interested in...." Please do not post "should I change...." or "What do you think...." or any other conversations in this area, only post hello's and if you are looking for help then you need to post elsewhere (please read on). 1) If your driving one of the main Ford Groups (Fiesta, Focus, CMAX, SMAX, Galaxy, Sierra etc) then please post your questions, advice, guidance, how do I's in this appropriate category if it refers to your car. for example "My Fiesta wont start" - Fiesta forum. "My CMAX blew up" - CMAX section. "My Mondeo is driving me crazy" - Mondeo Section. If your posting about a particular make of car, put it in that section. 2) Only post in the "Guides" sections if you are posting a guide (like you see in Haynes!) on how to do something. "A guide on how to remove the pollen filter from a Focus" - Focus Forum - Focus Guides sub forum. "A guide on how to replace a battery on a Fiesta" - Fiesta Section - Fiesta Guides Sub Forum 3) If you have questions, or suggestions of a cleaning / detailing nature - "How should I wash my car?" or "what polish can I use to make my car sparkle" belong in the detailing and cleaning section. All of these will help you to best get a response. Please do not post anything and everything into either the introductions, or the "general chat" sections. On this forum, we have a lot of members, who between them have an excellent level of knowledge in specific car area's, and they tend to congregate more so in their own area's. If you want a quick answer, Post directly in that section and someone can hopefully come back to you soon. Please DO NOT post multiple copies of the same thread and/or post, as these are likely to be removed. Please review the main forum page, and familiarize yourself with the categories and forum's that we have. We are here to help, and as a forum, pride ourselves as being the best on the net (top of most ford related searches!) as such, to ensure that you get the best from us as a new member, please help yourselves, and help us to get back to you sooner rather than later.
  3. 17 points

    Car Abuse At Work!

    its is sort of related , some years old was in a car park walking back to my car a woman had put a shopping bag on my bonnet ,I give her a mouth full her reply was there nothing wrong with me butting it on your bonnet I was steaming , so I got my tool box out of the boot and but it on her bonnet saying nothing wrong with it but it did dent it , her face was a picture
  4. 13 points
    Hiya Everyone, Ok i hope admin do not mind this post as it is a little off the beaten track but hope it will be allowed . I have been on this forum for about 10 months and have been amazed at how brilliant a forum it is . It is well run,easy to navigate but for the most part the thing that makes it great is for the most part there is very little attitude and even if a question is posted by a newbie thats been asked before there is usually someone willing to help out. Now just before i got my car i asked LOTS of questions and continued to do so after with some brilliant replies.But here is the reason i did so and will maybe make folk think in future about posting. I am 43 now but at the age of 24 i was a succesful healthy guy working in London for a global Architectural firm and playing semi pro football in my spare time but my other passion was cars.I would love in the early 90's doing up a couple of Astra SRI's and a GTE as well as a beloved Renault 5 GT Turbo.It was my drug.When folk i knew were smoking weed i would not touch it as i wanted to put money into getting the next bit for the car ICE system etc. I had just finished a 4 year diploma course and to celebrate went abroad.On the final day i got very sick and from that day my life changed . They could not find what it was and i went into a dowbward spiral . I ended up losing everything,job,life savings,pension,girlfriend,many "friends" but worst was my freedom and my car . It turned out i had a bad case of CFS/ME . For 5 years i was totally housebound and would spent days on end in bed thinking why me and wishing i was able to enjoy life but was not to be . I also dreamed one day of being able to even travel 2 miles because i had and still to this day have 24 hour nausea and travelling was near impossible for a further 5 years but slowly things improved. I will never be fully healthy it would seem but the past 3 years i now have a gf who has helped me beyond belief and actually this coming friday i am attempting to travel to Amsterdam,a journey which has not been possible since 1996 ! But the biggest deal to me was i sold the last of the things i had and was helped a little to raise some funds and finally got a sports car . I could have gone for an old banger but i vowed i would do my best that one day i would get back something sporty i could be proud of.As i am not able to work i dont have an endless pot but managed to in February get my 2010 Zetec s . Ok it is a bit under powered for a 1.8 and the suspensions hard as hell but it is MY car. Now why am i rambling on about this you may ask on a car forum ? Well as i had been out of the loop i really needed the help of those who are passionate and knowledgable about their cars.I needed reassurance that i was doing the right thing and also a helping hand to sort things if they went wrong . Well right here is where i have had all of that . In the first month the amount of questions i was asking no doubt a few thought i was a pain in the bum,i hope i was not to annoying but i will never forget the help during the first month from the legends that are Lenny and Salsheikh.You gave me enough confidence to take the gamble to go for it and have helped since many many times and i will be eternally grateful . Lenny you said a few times to me that you do it in the hope those you help will help others . Well i am no guru but each time i see a newbie ask i always try to help if i can now because YOU said that. So what i am saying is maybe as a bit of a chritmas lesson to us all is that yes some questions can crop up a few times and no doubt we have all done the "Oh lord how many times has it been asked?" when we have seen some questions but maybe just maybe there may be more to why the questions being asked as you can maybe see by my case. So i would just like to say a huge thank you for all the help you have given a single user who has been down on his luck but has fought back and got one of his dreams back thanks in no short measure to all you guys . Be it the legends like Lenny and Sal,be it the mechanical experts or the amateure tinkerer , be it the admin here or the casual user we all share the same love of cars and have a wonderful community.And in this time of terror attacks etc it is so nice to have a little haven here like this. So may i be one of the first to wish every single member here an amazing Christmas and the most happy and healthy (And heavily overspent on your Focus haha) 2016 . Cheers guys Jon
  5. 13 points

    Things I Don't Like

    Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  6. 12 points

    car keys

    how do i get my car key reprogramed after the batterys have failed
  7. 11 points

    My Mk3.5 Titaniumx Focus ☺

    Picked her up one hour ago ☺ more pics to follow soon. Mk3.5 Focus Titanium X 2015 Deep Impact Blue 1.5 Ecoboost (182)ps Appearance Pack 2 Driver Assist Pack Satnav Heated Steering Wheel Helko Wind deflectors Red caliper painted Brakes Mudflaps front & rear ZS Spoiler (soon) Led's fitted in boot Front/rear Dash cam (not yet fitted) ST Android Pod (not yet fitted) Blue Focus Rubber door mats Blue Focus Door handle inserts
  8. 11 points

    Make my fiesta girly!

    kerb the alloys, reverse into something, & fill the car interior with junk 😄
  9. 11 points

    Forgive Me Father, For I Have Sinned!

    You'll also need to recite this hourly The Fords Prayer Our Focus, the ST is heaven Hallowed be the Escort The Mustang comes Thy Edge is done on earth, so is the Fusion Gives us our Max's: B, C, and S's As we forgive those who Nissan and Peugeot and lead us not into VW but deliver us from Vauxhall For thine is the Transit The Ranger and Fiesta For Ever and Ever Mondeo :D
  10. 11 points

    What Rattles In Your Fiesta?

    The Wife's mouth used to rattle on quite a bit about how i drive too fast. Soon put a stop to that, put her in a touring car as a passenger for a quick lap round Thruxton. Haha
  11. 11 points
    Drive the Vauxhall into a wall. Make sure it is solid, as you do not want to be held liable for any vauxhall shaped marks on the wall. If there aren't any walls nearby, drop it off a cliff. I haven't a clue how the two compare according to the info you require. But I can give you the following info: The Fiesta isn't !Removed!, the Vauxhall is. You will get 1,000,000 more street cred, as it has the Ford logo on. The Vauxhall logo removes all dignity and instantly turns the owner into a mong. All the cool people drive Fords, see the following on this owners club. The Vauxhall fans suffer erectile dysfunction, herpes and are 100% more likely to wee themselves. Ditching a Vauxhall for a Ford results in better health, will save dolphins, end World Hunger, and after 5 years of being away from Vauxhall Ownership you will be almost as healthy as you were pre-Vauxhall. Happy to help
  12. 10 points

    Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

    ermmmm...perhaps the blasphemous folk need to be reminded, and recite this again The Fords Prayer Our Focus, the ST is heaven Hallowed be the Escort The Mustang comes Thy Edge is done on earth, so is the Fusion Gives us our Max's: B, C, and S's As we forgive those who Nissan and Peugeot and lead us not into VW but deliver us from Vauxhall For thine is the Transit The Ranger and Fiesta For Ever and Ever
  13. 10 points
    Just a hint to my new toy coming very soon-
  14. 10 points

    Car Abuse At Work!

    People have so little respect for their own property and worse they have less for other peoples. I have had stand up rows and smacked massive dents in other peoples cars before. Whilst they were watching me. Had a guy open his car door into mine, whilst I was sat in it, he chipped the paint, I got out and confronted him and he was being a royal donkey about it. Said I should stop complaining and at least he didnt dent it, I asked if it was alright to dent other peoples cars and he replied it was. So I smacked the door open hard enough that I dented his and took his paint with me. He asked me what I was playing at, and I just replied "you said its perfectly alright to dent other peoples cars". His face was a picture, and as he started getting irate, his missus led him off, telling him "if you weren't being such a (c bomb) and werent so far up your own (backside) then he wouldnt have done it!" she turned to me and apologised that he had damaged my car, and said she would have done the same in my shoes. This was quite some time ago, and looking back I acknowledge its probably seen as criminal damage, but some people are just so self obsessed and care so little, that they need to get a taste of their own disrespect.
  15. 10 points

    Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

    every driver hates vauxhall lol even vauxhall drivers hate vauxhall lol if i remember i got this from a vauxhall corsa forum that my mate (which has a Corsa) gave it to me years ago i found this in my old files form years ago in my pc jokes :P Q: What goes on pages 4-5 of the Corsa user's manual? A: The train & bus schedule Q: How do you upgrade a Corsa? A: Put in an engine. A man goes to a parts garage: Man: "Can I have a windshield wiper for a Corsa please?" Parts man: "Yeah, that seems like a fair swap." Q: What is the sport-version of Corsa? A: The driver wears Nike shoes. Q: What do you call a Corsa at the top of a hill? A: A miracle. Q: What do you call two Corsas at the top of a hill? A: A mirage. Q: What do you call a Corsa with dual exhausts? A: A wheelbarrow Q: How do you double the value of a Corsa? A: Put in half a tank of petrol! Q: What do you have to do if your Corsa gets in the way of a swarm of killer bees? A: Stop pushing and take refuge into the car. Q: Why do Corsas have heated rear windows? A: To keep your hands warm when you're pushing them. Q: What to you call a Corsa with brakes? A: Customized. Q: What is the Corsa owner's most ardent wish? A: To buy a car. Q: What do you call a Corsa with a seat belt? A: A rucksack. Q: What do you call a Corsa with a flat tire? A: A write off. Q: How do you make a Corsa go faster uphill? A: Throw out the passenger. Q: How do you make a Corsa go faster downhill? A: Turn off the engine.
  16. 9 points

    Update Sync 2 The Easy Way

    After a lot of searching, reading and translating, I came across direct links to Ford servers hosting the official EU upgrade files for Sync 2. No need to sign up to the Ford India website, just download, extract to the root of a FAT32 formatted USB stick and away you go. I did use the Ford India website to determine which language pack matches to my VIN for use in the UK. It shouldn't really matter as all EU language packs include British English, but I get a bit OCD so wanted to know which one Ford would use. That turned out to be Language Pack 5. I have read that you may need a minimum of the F4 SD card or newer, however everyone with Sync 2 in the EU should have F4 following the recall (if you have Nav fitted). Here is the full list of the Oct 15 update, if you are not from the UK, but another EU country, you need to make sure you download the correct language pack to include the language you want to be able to speak (and have spoken) to the car in: Language Pack 1 - German, English (British), Russian, Turkish: http://ivsu.binaries.ford.com/swparts/Gen2v38build15128updatepackageEULangpack1Rev4.zip Language Pack 2 - German, English (British), Polish, Russian: http://ivsu.binaries.ford.com/swparts/Gen2v38build15128updatepackageEULangpack2Rev4.zip Language Pack 3 - German, English (British), French, Italian: http://ivsu.binaries.ford.com/swparts/Gen2v38build15128updatepackageEULangpack3Rev4.zip Language Pack 4 - German, English (British), French, Swedish: http://ivsu.binaries.ford.com/swparts/Gen2v38build15128updatepackageEULangpack4Rev4.zip Language Pack 5 - English (British), Spanish, French, Portuguese: http://ivsu.binaries.ford.com/swparts/Gen2v38build15128updatepackageEULangpack5Rev4.zip - This is the one I used Language Pack 6 - German, English (British), French, Dutch: http://ivsu.binaries.ford.com/swparts/Gen2v38build15128updatepackageEULangpack6Rev4.zip US/NA Only (for our cousins across the pond): http://ivsu.binaries.ford.com/swparts/Gen2v38build15128updatepackageNARev2.zip For 3.10, please see this post: Once you have downloaded and extracted the zip to the root of a USB drive (min 2GB formatted as FAT32), you need to remove all other USB sticks/devices from the ports on the car (Nav SD can be left in), then start the engine and turn off auto/stop start. Plug the USB in and it should auto detect the update files, then just follow the on screen instructions. You need to give yourself at least 30 mins for the update to install, in that time you can drive the car, but remember that anything normally displayed on the screen will not be available (rear view cam, sensor distance, etc.). Here are some before, during and after pics: Big thanks to this post on focus fanatics for the url and available files.
  17. 9 points


    Stick a Lion in the boot and let it go hungry, that should do it
  18. 9 points
    My patience has exhausted with people today and this is the last straw for me, so most people will notice that this is not my standard forum tone... Please for gods sake tell me you know what the steering lock is?!?!?!?!? Steering wheels never lock central in my experience, you tend to pull the wheel to one side which activates the steering lock, which most of the time has a slight angle in the direction of the wheel movement. I am no expert, but that is probably what your issue is. If the issue isnt the wheel locking, you may find it beneficial to ensure the language you use in your "help needed" thread is actually reflective of the issue you face. Now, On the other hand, I have been a member here for many years, and find more and more people willing to donate their time, to help me do stuff and fix my problems, with no expectations in advance. If I take the amount of time I have spent on the forums and add it up, I wouldnt be surprised if I have spent the equivalent of about 3-6 months non stop on this forum supporting members, like yourself who need it, and seeking help also. I know we all get anxious, I have dived on the forums after what seems like a complete failure of my car, clicking refresh every 30 seconds in the hope that someone has seen it and been able to offer their words of wisdom. I might even nudge it up the queue if I have seen activity on the forum elsewhere and my post has slipped, but I dont stand there and belittle the efforts of complete strangers, who do nothing more than try to understand your problem to try and give you a guiding hand to fixing the issue. we are human, and whilst Jamie may have a picture of a fiesta as his picture, I just want to clarify that he is actually a real boy (oh look, a bit like me, I am not actually the backside end of a mondeo oddly enough!) He has tried to help you and he has misunderstood the point you made. So he has deleted his post as it made no sense to the issue. He then also apologised for his misunderstanding, and yet your rudeness will have put him off even wanting to bother. For the record, he didn't delete your thread, he deleted the content of his reply to your thread, and did not remove your problem from the public domain, As you can tell by comments such as mine, and those above. We welcome new members here from any area of the world, with any Ford car, or even non fords for that matter. Whilst we love to take people in, we dont like having people come in with bad attitudes and slandering the good nature of all our enthusiasts, who give nothing but their time to help others, to try and save you a bucket load of money going to a garage to get the same advice at a hefty price. If you want to stick around, you may want to apologise, adjust your tone, and appreciate the points we have all made above. I know your car might be the world to you, but we have our own worlds and lives, and we are not on call for you personally 24 hours a day. We try to help each other and that is how we live our lives, going to work, looking after families, kids, education, crisis' and yet we still manage to pave a way to the computer, to login and help each other out. You have misjudged our forum, and if you wish to take your misjudgement and deactivate your account, I will personally crack open a bottle. However, if you stick around and rectify your attitude, contribute and take things away as we all do, I will crack open two, and if I ever meet you, I will buy you two of your own to crack as well. Now, I shall retire to a darkened room, where I will meditate, consume copious amounts of alcohol and wait for my stress levels to subside to a more humanly interactive level.
  19. 9 points

    This Will Amuse You Vauxhall Haters

    Earlier today, I was removing my tools, the contents of the glovebox, door pockets etc from the Astra, prior to sticking it on ebay/gumtree/accepting the local brokers quote of £27 collected It started to rain again. I had the tailgate and both front doors open The dog looked out of the back door, looked up at rain, looked across to the lawn, and then ran up to the open Astra, jumped in, squatted down and deposited a sizeable No.2 Two bags worth!
  20. 9 points
    MONDEO TXS 2.2

    Migrant Crisis

    One of the many problems, as I see it, is that Western powers are damned if they interfere & damned if they don't Iraq, under Saddam Hussein, as bad as he was, was at least reasonably stable, the same is true of Libya under Gaddafi - both were tyrants who ruled with an iron fist, but that's because they had to, to maintain reasonable order and they both knew that. Syria is similar in as much as the people want '' democracy '' but are incapable of achieving it as tribal conflict overwhelms them & of course Assad is in the same mould and Gaddafi & Hussein Once these two were removed all hell broke loose and it continues to this day. Throw in a bunch of terrorists & the recipe for disaster is there Arab mentality / culture / religion is very different to the prevailing Western equivalents & integration is not easy for either party. Many of these people are not genuine refugees in the true sense of the word, but economic migrants in search of a better life, many are also spineless cowards who should be fighting for their Country and not running away when the going gets tough. As stated by the P.M. the best way to help these people is to try & restore order in their respective countries - which makes the circle complete as that is seen as interference. We in the U.K. & Ireland are fortunate that the Schengen agreement does not apply to us & although the U.K. taxpayer contributes more than any other E.U. country to the refugee camps in Syria it must be noted that the U.K. is £1.5 trillion in debt with a budgetary deficit in addition & too many of it's own citizens reliant on food banks, large scale unemployment, a social housing crisis & the shameful fact that we have ex service men & women sleeping on our streets. I am all for helping those in genuine need and to do that effectively the U.K. needs to get it's own house in order first
  21. 9 points

    Meet My Grey Edition!!

    So this past week my cars been to CVC wraps "Cheshire vehicle cosmetics" http://www.cheshirevehiclecosmetics.com/ I had the car fully wrapped in dark gloss grey with a gloss black roof and other bits in gloss black and the splitter is wrapped in carbon fibre!! Please let me know what you guys think!? Hope you guys like it!! O and I think it's the only one in the country!!! :) Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  22. 9 points

    Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

    Just seen this on Facebook. Made me chuckle. Lol
  23. 9 points

    I Can't Understand Some Drivers...

    I bet I'm a sort of driver that bugs some of you, I'm the sort of person that drives to the speed limits, so if I'm told it's a 30zone I will do 30...but these other kind and I'm sure there are a couple on FOC really irritate the pea eye double ess out of me! Drove up to see the parents on the weekend and it's a twisty single carriageway A road I need to take, it goes through villages and towns, for the most part it's a fun drive, I doubt the most fuel efficient encouraging drive because of the tight corners and banked bits, it's fun... But some people drive me insane... I'm there steaming along and zoink, stuck, somebody is trundling along at 35-45 mph in a '60' zone, now don't get me wrong, you might not be comfortable pushing it, you might not know the road etc... Then you hit a small village and it's a 30 zone... So it's a Sunday, it's a nice day, balloons tied to things, therefore evidence of kids and these people continue at their 35-45 speed... They put some distance between me and them so that when it hits the 60 zone again I have to catch them up and miss a few overtaking spots.... I don't understand their brains...they're not comfortable to keep good speed, but they're comfortable to speed through sleepy villages... Motorways or even the 60 zones I can understand speeding more so, as technically it's out of the way of pedestrians etc, but small villages/towns etc?! Just madness...
  24. 9 points

    Members Mug Shots....

    One for the ladies ;) (I have aged a bit since this one though)
  25. 9 points

    I've Been Insulted By A German!

    I took this picture in Nuremberg when driving to a trade show: