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  1. When you off to Dublin? I'm doing Holyhead to Dublin tomorrow night/Saturday morning myself :)
  2. You're looking for the Denso DVD disc. It can be found very easily, but downloading it is illegal. If you manage to find your own disc and make a backup, it will need to be to a DL-DVD and burned in a very specific manner for the in-car DVD unit to read it properly. How exactly do people lose the DVDs anyway? Mine never leaves the unit ...
  3. Did they do the usual 5-stud wheels school-boy error? Oh look - they did
  4. Because not all models had an aux socket in the glove box. That stereo in particular, I believe was before when the aux sockets were included.
  5. On the motorway, keeping distance helps for stone chips, but you are at the mercy of other drivers. No matter how far behind you are, if stones are flicked up high (and they often are), what can you do? Let alone the stones and debris from the opposite carriageway and other cars changing lane in front of you. Other stone chipping is an issue around front and rear wheel arches on recent Fords.
  6. 2. What were you wearing? I'm not a perv (ha!), but certain clothing will make it an issue if you are not grounding yourself. What container was the FK1000P in? I wouldn't worry too much.
  7. The perils of using thinner and eco-friendly paints - it's plain crap. It also create luminosity issues when comparing the bumper to metal-work in some shades - classic example on the green Focus RS ... body and bumpers were almost different shades. Take it back to Ford.
  8. Most likely using an adapter that plugs into the CD changer plug on the back of the headunit if I am not mistaken.
  9. Yes, because any of my friends will know that if you break it, you pay for it ... My father is more of a "mad mate" than any of my regular mates. In the ST170, he turned into what I describe as "Chav Dad". Pretty sure he took a decent amount of tread off those tyres on that day ... and less than 19mpg from the fuel meant he raped my wallet too!
  10. 2010 maps are not usually available until the back end of the year, so if you are using 2009 maps at present, there's nothing to upgrade to yet (most likely). Otherwise, you pay through the nose to Ford .. my satnav uses a DVD reader and Ford wanted £240 for an update from 2007 to 2009. Suffice to say, I didn't pay anywhere near that much.
  11. Aww, was going to say the same thing as well! Brakes and tyres are more of a concern for me - don't want to warp/cook discs too soon and same with tyres - constantly keep an eye on tread wear etc.
  12. Did you check your heater elements before the repair?
  13. Is it definitely M8 and not a crazy UNF fitting? And were you able to check the thread pitch? If you know these, a stainless replacement should be pretty cheap.
  14. Check with Ford. The Aux retro-fit should be a simple one if I recall correctly and Ford will be able to order the parts.
  15. Which stereo are you after? Ford or other? Either is easy but after Market would require a blanking plate unless it's a double DIN.
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