addiosamigo

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  • First Name
    Adam
  • Ford Model
    Focus
  • Ford Year
    2005
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Dorset

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  1. addiosamigo

    Not sure what this is...

    This black pipe below, (sorry stole it from another member) There's one on each side. I guess the passenger would step on them too, but I notice mine more!
  2. addiosamigo

    Not sure what this is...

    On both sides of the front footwells there are two black plastic 'pipes' I think they are for the rear passenger heating? Anyways when I drive I literally stand on mine , is this right? I haven't got anywhere to put my left foot otherwise. Am I missing something? Should there be more padding there? Focus MK2 2005 for reference. Thanks
  3. Ok so I successfully installed my sensors thanks to the excellent guide by pree, and some advice from the forum members by reading the parking sensors MK2.5 post. So for anyone wanting to do this here's the rundown. First of all the easiest way to see where to mark to drill is to remove the black trim. Behind this are the holes that Ford would use to install OEM ones. Now getting the black trim off is a PITA. I was there for an hour. Don't use a screwdriver otherwise you can damage the metal of the boot. There's clips that are behind the bumper so you will have to get under the car and press them in if you can't get it off by just using force, I couldn't! Once thats off its just a case of lining up the center of the OEM holes, 3cm down from the bottom of the holes. Drill the holes (This was the easy bit) make sure there are no obstructions, should be able to see if you get under the car. I think there was a wire that was trailing down a bit but I just pushed it to the side. Fit the sensors by slotting them in. To wire up, (if a Ghia) the wiring loom will be on the right hand side, no bother if you look at left first as the grommet will just have no wires going into it. Once you've located the wires in the grommet, remove the grommet. Remove as much of the insulation tape as you can, to separate all the wires. Feed the sensor wires through the grommet, make a little hole for each one, or a big one for all 4. Just make sure it's still pretty water tight as you don't want water getting in. The positive wire for the reversing light is the green and black wire. This is the wire you will need to splice one of your power cables to (probably red ). Then splice the black wire to an earth wire which is a black wire(there should be two, I just chose one). I used crimp connectors to connect the spliced wires as I have read on here that the scotch locks are not that great! Anyway it was easy enough with all the information I gleened from original forum post, so thanks all! I have attached a picture to show the black trim removed.
  4. Hi there, I've read the MK2.5 guide but was wondering if there is any information available for the MK2? I'm not great at anything like this so looking for drilling guide and wiring it up! Any assistance would be appreciated. Cheers
  5. addiosamigo

    Timing belt change due, need some advice

    Is that advisable? They won't rip me off but I don't want to have to spend more money later on!
  6. addiosamigo

    What are these called?

    Awesome! Look great!
  7. addiosamigo

    Timing belt change due, need some advice

    Not very good at this! Petrol.
  8. addiosamigo

    Timing belt change due, need some advice

    Ah yeah should of said that! It's a 1.6L engine.
  9. My new (old) Focus is at 100k and counting. I need to get the timing belt done and I've been qouted £240. I was under the impression that you have to get the water pump done at the same time? Is that a big job? What else needs replacing? Cheers
  10. addiosamigo

    Wet passenger footwell 2005 MK2

    Thanks Russ, I'll check that when there's next light!
  11. addiosamigo

    Wet passenger footwell 2005 MK2

    Well I guess that's some good news! I'm obsessing about it now. I need it to rain again to see if more water comes in! Would a car wash have the same effect?
  12. addiosamigo

    Wet passenger footwell 2005 MK2

    Just an update on the leak situation. The carpet is wet again! It's not soaking but enough to come through the dampener and saturate the carpet. There's no water in there so it's obviously been soaked up by the carpet. Now my feeling is it is either the defrosted water making its way into the car or the air con is leaking. The coolant is full so that's not leaking, (not sure if heater matrix is different). I used Aircon on my way to work and back again and it's started to make a whiring noise which I read means it could be out of refrigerent. That would make sense if it's leaking! So the saga continues! I will find this ***** leak!
  13. addiosamigo

    Wet passenger footwell 2005 MK2

    Ah ok thanks Russ I'll check that! Is that on a MK2? Also where abouts am I looking? Cheers
  14. addiosamigo

    What are these called?

    Currently I have a blue background with the ford logo in the middle, I would like something like that if possible. Attached is a photo (sorry it was dark) Cheers
  15. addiosamigo

    Wet passenger footwell 2005 MK2

    As I feared the Pollen filter was brand new! Changed in April. Bone dry. Having looked further I can see no water coming down from anywhere, its all dry. No smell, just water. Having got it all up, I will dry the carpet out as much as I can, then monitor it weekly. So an update is I'm still none the wiser to the leak!