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dakes2

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    John
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  • Ford Model
    Fusion Climate Zetec 1.6 TDCI
  • Ford Year
    2008
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Leicestershire
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    General Automotive

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  1. can any help on how to program the remote key for central locking on a 2014 Fiesta, its a normal flip type key that starts the car but the remote parts is not working and i cant get it to chime to go into programming mode, any help really appreciated its driving me nuts.
  2. I tried to program the remote central locking on a 2015 Focus today but it would not work, the new key has been tested and is all working ok, first of all i thought that before cutting the the new blade and programming the transponder chip, i would try to program the remote part, so i closed the door put the seatbelt on and turned the ignition on and off 8 times, the car chimed to confirm it was in programming mode, i then pressed a button on the original remote and the car chimed confirming it was programmed, i then pressed a button on the new remote and nothing happened, it did not program, so i tried another new key and again nothing, it didnt program, the keys are the new teardrop shape flip keys with a blade, i can confirm that both new keys are working ok as they have been tested, i have never done a 2015 before so could do with some advice please, do you have to program the transponder chip on these keys before trying to program the remote side, ive done loads of Ford keys for people in the past and never had a problem, the original remote did program ok.
  3. i had a guy come today to have a new key cut and programmed, forscan asked me to put the original key in but it failed to program, pats is showing 2 keys and the guys original key is not giving out a signal as he dropped it in water, now, i have 1 new key and one used key with a new cut blade, should i erase all keys and try to program new keys, i have loads of used ford remotes which are the same type, would it be best to take out the transponder from original key and put it into a used key i am just worried that if i erase all keys then i might not be able to start the car, the car is a ford focus MK2 2007, any suggestions please
  4. I have a 2008 Ford Fusion Climate 1.6 tdci zetec and having problems with the air con not working, i have been searching for wiring diagrams but as yet not been able to find one for this car, I need to find out where the fan and aircon relays are located, also a wiring diagram of the A/C system so i do can do some diagnostics, does anyone know what tests Forscan can do on the A/C system, such as checking the pressure in the system ? The DTC's i am getting are P0645 Air conditioning clutch relay circuit, P0645-24 & P0483-24 fan related problems and P0704 - Clutch switch input circuit malfunction, I have checked the fuses for the above and all found to be ok, any advice on where to find the relays will be a great help, also can anyone point me in the direction of where to find a wiring diagram for this car, thanks in advance.
  5. Hi, does anyone know where I can get a wiring diagram for a 2007 C max, i have haynes manual but its very basic and does not cover what i need Thanks
  6. I just pulled my EGR valve off for cleaning and noticed that there was definitely no gasket where the egr valve fits to the head, the car is a 2007 1.6 tdci, can anyone please tell me if there should be a gasket as it looks as if its been leaking
  7. I just wondered if anyone can help me, I am looking for a wiring diagram for the vacuum boost valve/solenoid on a 2007 1.6 tdci, it has a plug with 2 wires, I am trying to diagnose an low power problem, as i am not getting any vacuum up to the turbo and seems to be a problem with the boost control valve circuit, done all the usual vacuum leak tests. Thanks
  8. Thank you guys for your advice this is how i got it out the full tip was stuck in the head, what i did was to soak it in penetrating oil for 3 days, then i drilled out the old broken glo plug all the way through with a long 3.3mm drill bit, sawn off the tip where the wire fits onto, and i now had a home made guide ready for drilling out the stuck glo plug tip, after drilling out the tip i then tapped it with a 4mm extra long tap, i bought a piece of 200mm long 4mm threaded rod from ebay and screwed it into the broken glo plug then just pulled it out, this is a similar way to the very expensive tip extractor kits that are available,i used a another old plug and did the same but drilled it through with a 4.5mm drill bit so i could use that one as a guide for tapping the thread, i hope this helps and works for others. I will say that changing the glo plugs is not an easy job on a cmax 1.6 tdci, everything is hard to get to,you will need an angle drill to drill it out as there is no space for a normal drill,use a peck drilling method with plenty of cutting lubricant, dont rush or you might break the drill bit ,good luck.
  9. The same happened to me, just 1 glo plug tip broke off at the main body, so the full tip was stuck in the head, what i did was to soak it in penetrating oil for 3 days, then i drilled out the old broken glo plug all the way through with a long 3.3mm drill bit, sawn off the tip where the wire fits onto, and i now had a home made guide ready for drilling out the stuck glo plug tip, after drilling out the tip i then tapped it with a 4mm extra long tap, i bought a piece of 200mm long 4mm threaded rod from ebay and screwed it into the broken glo plug then just pulled it out, this is a similar way to the very expensive tip extractor kits that are available,i used a another old plug and did the same but drilled it through with a 4.5mm drill bit so i could use that one as a guide for tapping the thread, i hope this helps and works for others. I will say that changing the glo plugs is not an easy job on a cmax 1.6 tdci, everything is hard to get to, good luck.
  10. Hi, thanks for the reply,it snapped at the start, even though i was only using very light pressure to remove it, the problem is that the tip of the glo plug sheared off and is now stuck in the cylinder head (glow plug hole) im trying to figure out a way to remove it without having to take the head off. its top one in the picture and its really hard to get to.
  11. I was changing my glo plugs on my 2007 Cmax 1.6 tdci due to them all being open circuit, and the heater part of one of the glo plugs broke off while i was removing it and is now stuck in the cylinder head, is this a cylinder head off job or can anyone advise if it can be removed without taking the head off, i really did take my time while removing them but it still broke off, the rest of the glo plug came out ok, looks like this could be a big job if the head needs to come off.
  12. So, is there any info or links on how to do the pairing, i have the same problem, i was thinking of reading the data from my old cluster and then writing it to the new cluster and doing this with Forscan, ive tried getting info on this subject on many other forums, but it seems no one knows how to do it.
  13. Can anyone explain how to match and pair a used cluster to what i think is called the PCM, as my car is not starting, i have forscan and what i have done so far is to copy the data from my original cluster and write it to the new one, i only have 1 key at the moment and waiting for a spare key to arrive, any help please.
  14. I re soldered all the plug pins on the cluster but its still the same, i have now bought the modified elm cable and Forscan, i am working through the various fault codes, and i will update with results as soon as i can, if you plan on re working the solder joints on your cluster, please be very careful as its very easy to destroy your cluster, as i did, and now having to re program it.
  15. I have just bought a 2007 Cmax 1.6 TDCI, it had the engine systems malfunction light on, I drove it home from Cardiff to Leicester at speeds of 70 -80 mph, and it drove great apart from lack of power going up hills and pulling away, after looking at many forums on this subject it seemed to point at bad solder connections on the plug socket pins on the pcb, i took it apart and found that many of the pins had cracked solder joints which i re soldered, unfortunately i accidentally destroyed the pcb and have had to buy a used replacement cluster which is of the same type, my question is, will the new cluster need to be reprogrammed for my car and is the cars original milage stored on the cluster ic chip.
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