DJ_Andy_M

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    Laggy when pulling away - Terraclean / EGR?

    There has been several software updates to cure issues like this. Depending on what month your car was made you may still have a tiny bit of warranty left on it. Looking at the mileage and age of the car it may have not been used for motorways and therefore gummed up with crap. Give it some BP Ultimate (Not Shell V-Power, I found my engine doesn't like it) and give it a good blast through the revs up the motorway for half an hour. It also will adapt to your driving style over time apparently according to what my dealer told me. It's to do with the Ford Ecomode, and they can reset the figures which can cause it to go back to being a bit sluggish. Failing that, when was the last service done? It should have been done at 12500 with the next one due at 25000. My 2015 1.5 is on 64k now and still flies like poo off a stick, yet a couple of the 2017 1.5 loaners we had at work were sluggish too apparently.
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    Sorry But.......

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    Really sharp brakes

    You just have to get used to them, and bit a little less heavy footed. I love that my focus will stop dead when I need it to, though I wish I had transit brakes when I have heavy loads in the back as they are awesome when fully loaded.
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    Ford Focus DRL

    Replacing your factory fitted headlight bulbs with LED or HID without the appropriate washers, projectors and levelling is not legal by any stretch of the imagination. However as you say, additional stuff isn't checked. It's how I got away with my USDM style sidelights/indicators. As long as my original white sidelights were still in tact, they passed it.
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    Dpf regens.how do you know

    If you've not been changing your oil as per service intervals and not been using genuine Ford during your warranty period isetta, if you had anything go wrong you'd be out of luck when trying to claim. This issue is the same for all diesels with a DPF I guess. I think you're panicking a little too much about it. I'm on 63,000 (got it at 13,500 2 years ago) on my 1.5TDCi and so far touch wood everything has been fine.
  6. Before I go completely insane, I'm asking for a friend here. He's just bought a MK4 with a 2L Duratec HE engine, and it's running rough and lumpy. The computer appears to have thrown up about the MAF/T-MAP being the issue. It's not been serviced since 2016 he's discovered either. Is the MAF/T-MAP on the air box like they have been on all the previous engines or is it in some really complicated place? Is this a common issue with this engine? He's had it 4 days, and is about to throw the towel in as he assumes its going to be a pricey fix.
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    Dpf regens.how do you know

    With mine I tend to notice the its making a burbling sound and I can feel it through the steering wheel. Another obvious give away is the rush of heat I feel when I open the door with a smell of metallic burning.
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    Vignale spanner light

    The spanner indicates that it needs a service. It should have been done at 37500, 50000 and 62500. Major due at 75000.
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    MK4 with 2L Duratec HE

    He's just said this: He also believes:
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    Ford Focus Zetec 125

    There is no ambient lighting installed at all. I have the Tit X and there should be two little indented bits with holes for the light to shine through. This car isn't a Titanium that he has so the wiring might not even be there.
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    DPF Guidance on Mk3 1.6 TDCI request

    Strange, I found that V Power causes my cause to start regeneration more frequently!
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    Traffic Sign Recognition changed to KM/h

    There's a simple answer to this problem. Doesn't involve menus, or any electronics. STICK TO THE SPEED LIMIT.
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    Valet mode?

    The only valet mode is on the touch screen. You can't lock your key inside the car as the car knows its in there. Try locking it in the boot, it pops back open. As regards someone stealing your car while you're washing, you'd be unlucky. I always lock my car when I go back inside mind.
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    rear lights where to get

    eBay is your friend. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Focus-Driver-Side-Rear-Light-Mk3-2011-2014/222999426328?hash=item33ebcd3518:g:sUAAAOSwO9RbD8CZ £35
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    Intermittant Engine Malfunction on Dash

    Start a new topic. Don't gatecrash another one with a subject which is completely irrelevant to yours.
  16. I have the premium Sony sound system with the 10 speakers in my car. I keep losing the centre and sub woofer randomly when driving and it won't return until the car is powered down for a while. The head unit has been replaced, and this still hasn't fixed it. Curiously this started happen after a software to try and fix other issues with the previous head unit. Does anyone know if there is still a separate dsp/amp in the MK3.5 or is it now contained in the head unit its self? I am going to call Ford directly and see what they have to say about the matter as my dealer is running out of things to try and things to replace!
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    Engine failure service now!

    What kind of driving do you do? Do you do lots of short journeys or does the car get a good run a couple of times a week? <-- Important question this being a diesel! Starter motor seems a bit extreme for a car of 2014. It's only meant to start the car. If the EGR valve has been mentioned, that is probably why it can't start as I had exactly the same issues with my old MK2.5 with the old 16v version of the 1.6 TDCi. So I would say its the EGR valve being blocked and needs a good clean or replacement.
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    Question for Mk3 (2011-2014) owners

    And gives them a reason to charge a few more quid for it!
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    Sony DSP/Amp ACM Centre Speaker Subwoofer Issue

    Well.... That didn't fix it. I wish they would just replace the system with Sync 3 or just give me a new car. Selling the car isn't an option as I won't recover the money I bought it for unless I can win in challenging under the sales of goods act or similar.
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    Sony DSP/Amp ACM Centre Speaker Subwoofer Issue

    That's really strange. Almost like the white noise issue without the noise! Had my new head unit fitted, and it looks like quite a large update was applied according to the dealer. Only driven it for a short period yesterday and this morning so we'll see over the weekend if they've finally solved it!
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    Sony DSP/Amp ACM Centre Speaker Subwoofer Issue

    Well the car is back in for head unit number 3 and the same software that they've been on since our last postings. I'll bet money that it doesn't fix it, and I'll stand in the Ford dealers and actually eat my shoe if it does fix it.
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    Keyless entry sets off alarm

    Just caught me by surprise! Might have to have a play near some volvos then!
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    Keyless entry sets off alarm

    Interesting one this morning, and probably one my neighbours will not thank me for at 6:45! Pulled on my door handle this morning, doors opened and set the alarm off. Dash board was telling me to put the key in the arm rest where the sensor is. The battery in the key has been changed within the last 6 months. Any ideas as to what happened?
  24. Doubt they are taking them out. Probably slipping the MOT bloke a fiver. The looms are completely different for HID Adaptive headlights for the MK3.5 as you have cornering lights (There are no non-adaptive HIDs on this generation), and motors galore plus there is a control module in the lights that works on the canbus network. Plus you'll need the auto levelling so that you don't blind anyone too. The "HIDs" you're probably seeing are Fake HID housings using existing halogen wiring.
  25. Good luck passing your MOT without the washers. You'll be surprised how much of a difference a little bit of water at high pressure sprayed on the lights will make when they are dirty in the winter. I certainly notice the difference in output when mine are dirty due to the number of miles I do.