JW1982

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    Wilco
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    Focus MK3 Champions Edition
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    2013
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  1. Apart from the sensors you need the correct engine bay wiring harness that contains the front sensor wiring. Next to this the PAM (Parking Assistance Module) also need to be changed for one that supports front sensors. As an alternative the missing wiring can be added to the existing wiring harness. You basically need the following parts: * 6x Front parking sensor. * Front lower grill with mounting holes/brackets for the middle ront parking sensors. * PAM that supports both front and rear sensors. * Engine bay wiring harness that contains the front parking sensor wiring. After changing the Central Car Configuration both the front and rear parking sensors will be fully functional. After retrofitting the front parking sensors it is only a small step to retrofit the Active Park Assist system. Apart from the front and rear parking sensors the Active Park Assist system requires the control switch with park assist button and different rear ABS sensors (with direction detection).
  2. The instrument cluster contains a backup file of the Central Car Configuration. The BCM contains the main file of the Central Car Configuration. During normal operation the car uses the main Central Car Configuration file to configure all CANbus modules (this happens every time the car is locked and the CANbus sytem enters sleep mode). However in situations where the main Central Car Configuration is (temporarily) not available the backup file in the Instrument Cluster is used instead. In case of a defective BCM the backup file is also used to configure a new (blank) BCM. Because of these reasons it is strongly recommended to load the correct configuration into the new Instrument Cluster. Otherwise it may result in future problems because of the non matching configuration files.
  3. Ford Europe does not support autolocking because of legal reasons. The possibility to activate the autolocking functionality in the car configuration is greyed out in the Ford diagnostic system software since 2007. This basically means that a Ford dealer can not activate autolocking. If you want to activate autolocking you need a Ford specific diagnostic system that has the ability to activate the autolocking system. For example the free Forscan software in combination with a (modified) ELM327 interface. Once activated the autolocking functionality can be switched on/off on the Focus MK4 from within the instrument cluster menu.
  4. As far as I know there is no method to reset the MK2.5 Sart/Stop system. However because this system was only available on the late versions of the 1.6 TDCI ECOnetic the MK2.5 Start/Stop system is extremely rare. Finding someone who knows this system very well and has the ability to diagnose the system will be very hard. Back in the days Ford offered the ECOnetic version of the 1.6 TDCI Focus MK2.5 as an answer to the low emission diesel versions of other car manufacturers. These were very popular because in many countries the low emission diesel models benefited from reduced taxes or even no tax at all. Compared to the "normal"versions of the 1.6 TDCI the first generation of the 1.6 ECOnetic Focus MK2.5 did have a modified gearbox with low friction oil and different gear ratio's, different engine software and several modifications to improve rolling and air resistance like for example the MS design full bodykit, reduced ride height, undertray panelling and the extremely ugly pothole style wheel caps. This version was quite popular because of the good looking bodykit and reduced ride height (The steel wheels with ugly pothole style wheelcaps were usually replaced by nice looking alloy wheels). However despite its success Ford decided to replace the first generation of the 1.6 TDCI ECOnetic Focus MK2.5. The second generation of the 1.6 TDCI ECOnetic Focus MK2.5 introduced the Start/Stop system to reduce emissions which was necessary to meet the (changed) emission regulations. However the second generation did no longer have the MS design bodykit (which was basically the reason why the first generation was quite popular). This is one of the biggest reasons why the sales figures of the 1.6 TDCI ECOnetic Focus MK2.5 dropped after the introduction of the second generation. The result was that Ford stopped the production and these vehicles are extremely rare these days.
  5. If both the Bluetooth and Voicecontrol functionality do not work the problem is most likely caused by the APIM (SYNC) module. It can either be a software error or a hardware error. First you should try to reset the APIM module. This can either be done using a suitible diagnostic system or by removing the correct fuse or disconnecting the battery for about 15 minutes. If resetting the APIM module does not solve the problem the APIM module must be considered defective. Depending on production date a 2014 MK3 can either have the SYNC 1.0 or SYNC 1.1 system.
  6. The Start/Stop functionality was introduced on the MK2.5 on the late versions of the 1.6 TDCI ECOnetic. The main purpose of this system was to reduce emissions and reduce tax in many countries. The Focus MK2.5 with Start/Stop system does not have a Battery monitoring system (at least not an advanced system with a battery sensor like the MK3/MK3.5). The Battery type/capacity is also not configured within the electronics of the MK2.5.
  7. As far as I know it is real chrome (at least it was on older Ford models). The plastic of the bootlid is painted with a special primer that bonds to the plastic. Next the bootlid is copper plated. The copper bonds to the special primer. Finally the copper plated bootlid is chrome plated. Both the copper and chrome layers are very thin and become easily damaged by water. However when good taken care for the chrome will last a pretty long time.
  8. Chrome can not be painted. The paint will simply not adhese properly on chrome and come off very soon. Sanding the chrome will not prevent this. If you want to paint the bootlid you have to remove the chrome completely. Under the layer of chrome there will most likely be a layer of copper. Both the chrome layer and the copper layer needs to be removed. This can be done by submersing the trim in bleech or acid. This however is a time consuming process. It will take approximately a week to remove all of the chrome and copper.
  9. SYNC is the connectivity system of Ford. The SYNC system includes Bluetooth (Both Phone connectivity and audio streaming) and Voicecontrol. You can not have Bluetooth without Voicecontrol on an Original Ford connectivity system. Late 2012 the SYNC 1.0 system superseded the old Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system. In 2014 The SYNC 1.1 system was introduced and very soon Ford stopped the support for the SYNC 1.0 system. The SYNC 1.1 system is still used today on some Ford models arround the world so the SYNC 1.1 system is still supported by Ford (the SYNC 1.1 system can be updated by the user from a USB drive). The old Bluetooth/Voicecontrol and SYNC 1.0 systems are pretty outdated and have several known compatibility issues with newer Phone types. This is why I recommend to install the SYNC 1.1 system if you want to install an Original Ford connectivity system. Off course there are also aftermarket solutions to install Bluetooth (for example a Parrot Bluetooth system) but in my opinion these are not nearly as good as the Original Ford connectivity systems.
  10. No, The Petrol fuel injectors are not coded.
  11. Upgrading the Low Level audio system (Bluetooth) to the High Level audio system (with Bluetooth) requires a lot of modifications. These are basically completely different audio systems. A 2013 Focus did have the SYNC 1.0 system. Upgrading from the Low Level audio system to the High Level SYNC 1.0 or SYNC 1.1 system requires the following parts: * High Level ACM (Audio Control Module/audio unit) which supports SYNC 1.0/1.1. * FCDIM (Display) which supports SYNC 1.0/1.1 * FDIM (control panel) for the High Level audio system. * SYNC 1.0 or 1.1 APIM (SYNC) module. * Microphone. * Radio remote on the steering wheel with SYNC button. * Dashboard wiring harness for the SYNC based High Level audio system (The Low Level system has different/less wiring). As an alternative you can build a custom made harness to add the missing wiring. * Roof wiring harness that has the microphone wiring. * USB wiring needs to be rerouted/modified. Being based on the High Level audio system the Sony audio system can only be installed in case the audio system is upgraded to the High Level system. After all parts are installed the audio system needs to be configured properly otherwise some of the functionality will not work. Upgrading the Low Level audio system to the High Level audio system is a major job (at least when done properly) and requires a lot of parts. You should determine first whether it is worth the effort/money or not. If you want to do this I strongly recommend to install at least the SYNC 1.1 system.
  12. No, these are not compatible with the Focus MK2/MK2.5. At least not without the development/fabrication of custom brackets to install the brake calipers to the mk2.5 RS front struts.
  13. When using an aftermarket rear view camera the older 5 Inch Displays (FCDIM) require an aftermarket rear view camera module. These modules are produced by some Russian people. For example the makers of the Russian UCDS diagnostic system also used to offer the aftermarket rear view camera module. However as far as I am aware these modules are pretty hard to find these days. Another option is to install a newer version of the 5 Inch FCDIM which no longer requires a rear view camera module. These displays can be identified by the Rosenberger/Fakra HSD connector at the back and accept the video feed of any NTSC rear view camera.
  14. A 2013 Focus has the SYNC 1.0 system. This system can only be updated by a Ford dealer. However the SYNC 1.0 system was discontinued early 2014 And the support stopped almost immediately. Because of this there are no recent updates available for the SYNC 1.0 system. From the SYNC 1.1 system onwards the SYNC system can be updated by the user from a USB drive.
  15. Did they install an original or aftermarket rear view camera?