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  1. I have removed, re-installed, and replaced the battery in my 57 focus a few times, and have never found it necessary to reset anything other than the radio. Unless you are getting any unusual problems, I wouldn't worry about it. If it is needed, I'm sure someone with more knowledge than me will put you right.
  2. I have a 2007 1.6 petrol hatchback, and I don't find it gutless. I suppose it depends what you are comparing it to. I've had it for two years now, and I haven't had any mechanical problems at all (touch wood). I've had a leak in the boot, which turned out to be coming in around the rear lights and through the rear spoiler, all sorted now. 😊 It's now done 71k miles, just gone through it's third MOT since I've had it, and in my opinion it's a great car with enough power to get me where I'm going.
  3. Hi With the indicators switched on, try gently moving the bulb in its holder. If it starts to flash you have a loose or dirty connection where the bulb plugs in. Try wiggling the connections on the back of the light fitting. Again, if it flashes then you have a faulty connection. Check if any of them are corroded or look bent out of shape compared to te others.
  4. It sounds like the fault with the nearside door is triggering the alarm, it's detecting the door is either open or unlocked. I'm sure someone will be able to offer some advice.
  5. I think I have finally solved the leak in the boot on my hatchback. After curing the leak around the rear lights, I still had a small leak coming in after heavy prolonged rain. It turned out to be the rear spoiler leaking slightly through the bolt holes securing it. A bit of sealant around all of them solved the problem.
  6. I fitted mine at the top of the windscreen, right next to the mirror on the passenger side. When it's attached to its holder, it's just in the right place to see through the wipers.
  7. I had the same problem last year, leak in the boot. I sealed the lights, tailgate hinges, and under the ends of the plastic roof strips. Most of my leak was through the rear light fixing screws. But I found earlier this year that I still had a small leak after continuous rain, so I removed the rear spoiler and sealed around all of the holes where the bolts go through. No leak since, fingers crossed I've solved it.
  8. Do you have a multimeter ? If so, you can do a resistance test to see if they are ground (earth wires). Being black makes me think they are ground wires, but not necessarily.
  9. I had a Peugeot 307 that made a whirring sound after I had driven a hundred yards or so. It turned out to be a faulty ABS pump. Different car I know, but thought it may help in some way.
  10. I had a similar noise on a Peugeot 307 a few years ago, it was a kind of whirring noise after I drove about a hundred yards. On that, it turned out to be a faulty ABS pump.
  11. I have an older Focus than you, mines a MK2, but I used the rear wiper's fuse, which is live only when the ignition is on. I assume it would be the same on your model.
  12. Hi I had a leak on both sides of the boot on my 2007 hatchback. At first I sealed all around the rear lights, under the ends of the roof rails, and around the hinges. It was fine for several months, but then I noticed it was damp on the right hand side again at the start of the year. I have just recently removed the rear spoiler and found some drops of water inside the plastic trim on the inside of the tailgate. I have now sealed all of the bolt holes that hold the spoiler on, and it is still dry inside at the moment. Time will tell if I have solved it or not. Hope this helps.
  13. I removed the rear spoiler and sealed all of the bolt holes to keep the rain out, hopefully. Then I hard wired my dash cam into the fuse box, because I'm fed up with having to remember to plug it into the cigarette lighter socket all the time.
  14. Pouring water on the lights may not be enough, you might have to use a hose pipe on them to get them to leak. I have a leak in the same place, and I often see drops of water running down the carpet under the back light area on the drivers side. I know for a fact that mine leaks on the screws that secure the light. As Focue says, check the rear spoiler as well.
  15. I have the same problem, althought I have the hatch back, not the estate. My leak is in the boot, and because I park the car on a slight slope, the water runs under the back seat and on to the floor under the driver's seat, which then soaks the carpet. It might be worth putting some tissue down in the back, and tracing where the water in running down to the carpet.
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