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  1. Fitting Parking Sensors To Fiesta Mk7

    You need to remove rear bumper.
  2. Fitting Parking Sensors To Fiesta Mk7

    Sorry, I don't remember...
  3. Fitting Parking Sensors To Fiesta Mk7

    Is that fine?
  4. Fitting Parking Sensors To Fiesta Mk7

    As far as I remember, there's a way to calibrate them, just check the installation manual. My sensors don't have any gap. They are completely seated in. It was a long ago, and I'm not 100% sure, but I think I used same rings.
  5. Fitting Parking Sensors To Fiesta Mk7

    I don't remember, I'm sorry. As I told you, I only remember that they're fitted inside each other, so it's not easy to remove.
  6. Fitting Parking Sensors To Fiesta Mk7

    Yes, I had to remove that.
  7. Fitting Parking Sensors To Fiesta Mk7

    The picture I did (and that you re-posted yesterday) shows a different situation to the picture you posted 30 minutes ago. It seems that I've got 2 big holes, while you have a big one and a smaller one. I don't understand which piece are you talking about to be removed, but I remember it was a pain to remove all the plastic things... they are fitted one inside each other.
  8. Fitting Parking Sensors To Fiesta Mk7

    You're right. My memories were wrong... I went to the car and checked. Actually there's no need to remove the spare wheel, just lift the moquette. The hole is in the right corner.
  9. Fitting Parking Sensors To Fiesta Mk7

    Yes, as far as I remember, that's the point. It's not below the spare wheel, but still you have to remove it to reach that point :-)
  10. Fitting Parking Sensors To Fiesta Mk7

    At the bottom of the trunk, once removed the spare tyre, you'll see holes with rubber cork. I made an hole in one of those corks.
  11. DRL on 2011 Fiesta (EU)

    I would like to enable DRL on a 2011 EU Fiesta... I found the correct value to be modified with ForScan, and it works. Unfortunately I see that the beam is too strong to be DRLs ... it's about 90% of the standard beam. Is there a way to change this value to a lower one (i.e. 50% - 60%)?
  12. Annoying Buzzing Noise From Beneath The Stereo...

    Clean the fan, and also the pin. Don't put greasr or oil, otherwise the fan will stop working...
  13. Hello, I've got a VCN II from Aliexpress, but I can't manage to have it working. When I plug it to the laptop, I can't hear any "ding-dong" ... so the laptop does not find the VCM II. On the VCM only the "car" led is lit (steady on), other leds are off. I tried to use the recovery procedure, by keeping pressed the reset switch, but the only difference I see is with the leds: car led stays on, after a few seconds also "PC" and "power" led goes on for a while, and then back off. I don't hear any beep coming from the device, and still the laptop does not find the plugged hardware. Any suggestion?
  14. Here it is the first part of the guide; I still miss the activation of the CC via Ford ETIS and IDS; I'll do that in the next days. At the moment I've got only a few general info about the procedure and they are at the end of the post; if somebody has more detailed info (the software to use, menus to select, etc. i.e. all the necessary steps) please update this topic. UPDATE: cruise control activation can be done via ForScan (with extended license) and an ELM327 modified with HS/MS switch. IDS/VCM is not needed anymore. ForScan is very intuitive, if you have problems check on their forum. First of all I Unplugged the battery and keep it unplugged for 15-20 minutes. I removed the steering column top cover, by removing two screws. After that I removed the bottom cover; it's just one screw. Once removed the covers, if you look behind the steering wheel, you'll see two holes (rotate the wheel if you don't see them). Inside those holes you can see a metallic pin; that one is the clip that keeps the airbag in its position. I put a screwdriver (flat tip) and used it as a lever, pushing the pin towards the center of the steering wheel; don't be afraid if the airbag doesn't come out, because you need to pull strong. You'll hear a "click", and that is the pin that has dropped the hook. Drop the pin also on the other side. Now you can pull out the airbag; pull a bit on the left and a bit on the right... pull over and over, and the airbag will come out. Actually you need to pull quite firmly, because there are 3 big pivots; here follows the picture. You don't need to disconnect the airbag; it's enough to unplug the two "fastons" and the "eyelet" highlited in this picture: Unplug the white plug and the black one on the left, behind the radio controls; it's a plug like the ones that once were used for connecting audio for CD-Roms. To remove the silver trim there are three screws behind the steering wheel; two are behind the cruise and stereo buttons; the other one is in the center of the "V", at the bottom of the trim. Install the new trim and the new wiring; remember the eyelet and the two fastons. The new wiring has two "CD-Rom" plugs; one is for the stereo buttons (the one with the shortest wire) and one is for the CC buttons (the one with the longest wire). In the following pics I'll highlight the 2 fastons and the path that has to be followed by the wires. There is a kind of "slot" in the plastic; push strongly the wires inside that, but don't use a screwdriver, because you could easily cut the wires. Now you need IDS and ETIS access. With Ford ETIS you need to download the ASBUILT file by using the VIN number; save the file somwehere and open it with NOTEPAD or other plain text editor (don't use Word or similar). There is a tag <CCC_DATA>; inside this tag find the char #50; that should be 1; replace with 2 and save the file. The sequence should be 010101 and it need to be replaced with 010201. Now by using IDS you need to upload the file to the car. Please note that the computer must be disconnected from Internet; otherwise no "open file..." window will appear, and the XML will be downloaded from ETIS. After uploading the file, the diagnostics should show a lots of errors, because CC is enabled but its indicator isn't enabled. Enter the IDS configuration panel, and look for the menus where you can dis/enable the car's parameters; there you'll see something that says that the car is equipped with CC. Look for the item "speed indicator" (or similar), and enable it by the drop down menu. Save the configuration and try the diagnostic; everything should be ok. Exit from the software normally (still disconnected from the internet).
  15. ! Guide ! - Fitting Cruise Control Aftermarket

    Here's the schematics:
  16. ! Guide ! - Fitting Cruise Control Aftermarket

    Try with a Ford garage. Anyway the clone should work.
  17. ! Guide ! - Fitting Cruise Control Aftermarket

    It depends on what you need to do... if you just need to modify asbuilt file, I think that will work... and if it does not, just return it and claim you money back.
  18. ! Guide ! - Fitting Cruise Control Aftermarket

    AFAIK you can find a clone for something like 160 USD... much lower than 350 pounds [emoji1]
  19. ! Guide ! - Fitting Cruise Control Aftermarket

    You'll find clones on sites like aliexpress
  20. ! Guide ! - Fitting Cruise Control Aftermarket

    I think you'll get into big troubles...
  21. ! Guide ! - Fitting Cruise Control Aftermarket

    I hope Ford partners in Sweden are better than ours... here it's a nightmare to ask them something that it's out of the standards.
  22. ! Guide ! - Fitting Cruise Control Aftermarket

    Tested on many cars here in Italy and did not find any failing. But YMMV
  23. ! Guide ! - Fitting Cruise Control Aftermarket

    If you own an MK7 Fiesta, following those instructions should be enough. This is what I have done, and now I have a Cruise Control fully working. Original equipment... But remember that you also need to modify the asbuilt file with IDS from a Ford partner.
  24. ! Guide ! - Fitting Cruise Control Aftermarket

    Unfortunately you'll find those devices only in Ford Official garages. I can't be of any help.
  25. ! Guide ! - Fitting Cruise Control Aftermarket

    gekanukr, there's no need to write both here and on private messages. Once is enough :-) Anyway, as you might have noticed that is only my experience, and there's no guarantee that this procedure works on 100% of the cars, but most probably it will do (even on MK7.5, because it's just a restyling). In other words: YMMV. You just have to try by yourself and let us know.