YOG

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  • First Name
    Rick
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  • Ford Model
    Focus ST
  • Ford Year
    2016
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Sussex

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  1. https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/yuasa/ybx9115/
  2. If you are sure "the battery is knackered", fit a new one first, and see what happens.
  3. It's a question of what level of cover you require, Ford Service Assistance also covers break down in Europe – “If you break down in Europe and we’re unable to fix your vehicle, we can arrange for it to be sent to one UK address (for example: home, work, or a Ford dealer).” If you don't take your car to Europe, you obviously don't need European cover. I do day trips to France 2-3 times a year, so worthwhile for me.
  4. If your car is a 2009 Ford Focus Titanium 1.6Ti (as you don't say, one of these will be OK: https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/varta/d21/ £72.95, delivered. 5 year guarantee. https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/varta/d59/ £68.95, delivered. 4 years guarantee.
  5. YOG

    Phone Holder

    I've used the standard adhesive attached "Magic Mount" by Scosche for some years, with the magnetic disc fitted between the rear of the phone and the protective case. The vent mount version isn't very good, as it wouldn't stay in position when I tried it. https://www.scosche.com/consumer-tech/mounts?utm_source=NewHomePage&utm_campaign=category_boxes
  6. I would be inclined to think your dashcam is gradually draining the battery, as you say you have a "dashcam (Blackview DR900S -2ch) and that is on continuous using the Conecta OBD Power Cable". My thoughts are this is draining a lot from the battery over time, and your normal driving routine is not replacing it. You might find this interesting: The first thing I would do, is disconnect this dash camera for 2 weeks. Then, fully charge the car battery, using a decent battery charger (not just take the car for a drive), and see how the stop/start performs during these 2 weeks. Blackview DR900S -2ch Input Power DC 12 V - 24 V (DC Plug: (Ø3.5 x Ø1.35), MAX 1 A/12 V) Power Consumption Avg. 380 mA (4.56 W at 12 V, when GPS is On and Wi-Fi is Off) Avg. 360 mA (4.32 W at 12 V, when GPS and Wi-Fi are Off) * Actual power consumption may vary depending on use conditions and environment.
  7. WD40 website FAQs: https://www.wd40.com/faqs Q. What does WD40 multi-use product contain? A. While the ingredients in WD-40® Multi-Use Product are secret, we can tell you what it does NOT contain. WD-40® Multi-Use Product does not contain silicone, kerosene, water, graphite, or chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
  8. Electrical Contact Cleaners are solvents that clean up and remove most oxides from metal contacts. Basically split into two types, a gentle cleaning action, but is safe on most "plastics" and the more aggressive cleaning action, but can affect a wider range of plastics. What I think you need is a Electrical Contact Cleaner and Lubricant, which, not only cleans the contact surface, but also leaves a non-conductive "lubricant", to help prevent future oxidisation. Something along the lines of Electrolube EML Contact Cleaner Lubricant (although there are are other brands available) should do the job: https://cpc.farnell.com/electrolube/eml200f/contact-cleaner-lubricant-eml/dp/SAEML200F?mckv=saf9YBDtF_dc|pcrid|224653462065|kword||match||plid||slid||product|SAEML200F|pgrid|47398149059|ptaid|pla-561663538466|&CMP=KNC-GUK-CPC-SHOPPING&gclid=CjwKCAjwxrzoBRBBEiwAbtX1n2kCOdNnFvKxGORh_127xhvK93mfMqY8zUJgR26foprlGu19KZ9eNhoCQP0QAvD_BwE https://www.electrolube.com/products/contact-lubricants.html It would also assist with a mechanical cleaning action, if you sprayed the contacts and immediately plugged and unplugged them a few times.
  9. You can get 12 months UK and European Roadside Assistance free with each Ford Scheduled Service, at participating Ford dealers: UK and European Roadside Assistance is offered with a Ford Scheduled Service at participating Ford dealers, valid from the date of service for 12 months, or until the next service is due, whichever comes first. If you do break down you'll get: Friendly, skilled roadside help in the UK and Europe Assistance if you break down at home Alternative transport, replacement vehicle or overnight accommodation if your car can’t be repaired on the spot Recovery including caravans and trailers Ford Roadside Assistance* is available 24 hours a day, all year round with just one phone call https://www.ford.co.uk/owner/service-and-maintenance/service-promotions/assistance
  10. Probably best to ask on the Ford Fiesta Club forum.
  11. Ignition on (not engine, just press the button without the clutch) Press rear fog 5 times Press hazard lights 3 times Wait to see the battery light flash on dash (10 seconds roughly) Switch ignition off It may be that your battery does not have enough charge in it. As an example, we also have a Citroen with Start/Stop, and if below 72-73% charged, the start/stop will not function. I would be surprised if your 2018 start/stop would not be working, if it has a decent charge in it. I have a 2016 ST, do not drive it regularly, and start/stop normally works soon after starting. I would firstly give the battery a decent charge with a battery charger, to see if it then works. Make sure the battery charger is capable of a decent charge rate, as start/stop batteries normally require a higher charge rate than a standard battery. I would also be inclined to have the battery fully charged, before carrying out the battery monitor reset.
  12. When you got the boot open, did you remember why you wanted to open it?