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    Wilco
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    Focus MK3 Champions Edition
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    2013
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  1. The original heated seat pads and control modules are available as spare parts. Each seat requires 2 pads (in the seat and in the back) and a control module. Unfortunately the required parts are pretty expensive from Ford. Another thing to keep in mind is the fact that the Recaro seats have different heated seat pads than the regular seats. From a technical point of view the Focus MK3 heated seat system is identical to the Focus MK2/MK2.5 heated seat system. Both the MK2/MK2.5 and MK3 uses the exact same control module. Because of this the MK2/MK2.5 heated seat pads are also compa
  2. The dimensions and external design of the Mk3.5 airbag are completely different from the MK3 airbag. When installing an MK3.5 steering wheel you also need the MK3.5 airbag.
  3. The original heated seat switches are connected to a control module that is installed under each seat. The heated seat pads are controlled by the module based on the position (resistance value) of the switch. The module uses PWM to control the heated seat pads and basically acts as a thermostat. Aftermarket heated seat pads usually have a different resistance than the original pads. Because of this most aftermarket heated seat pads are not suitable to be used in combination with the original switches and modules. To make it work the resistance of the aftermarket heated seat pa
  4. The Focus MK3/Mk3.5 heated seat system is conventionally controlled. Each seat has its own module that converts the resistance value of the switch (each switch position has its own resistance value) to a corresponding PWM power output signal to the heater elements. The Focus MK3/Mk3.5 heated seat modules are a standalone system that is not connected to the CANbus network. Because of this there is simply no communication between the SYNC 2/SYNC 3 system and the heated seat system. Heated seat info and control is only possible on vehicles that use the CANbus network to control the heated se
  5. Be aware that the V10 SD-Card has a major flaw in some countries. In some countries (like for example The Netherlands) many motorways are incorrectly identified as toll roads. When the system is set to avoid toll roads it will avoid all of these incorrectly identified motorways. This results in very strange route calculations (longer in both time and distance). In most countries the V10 SD-Card will work fine but if you plan to travel across Europe it is recommended to avoid the V10 SD-Card and wait for the V11 version.
  6. You have the Ford MFD sat nav system. This is a Ford system thas is developed by Ford in cojunction with Bosch/Blaupunkt. The sat nav functionality is fully integrated into the FCDIM (display) which communicates with the ACM (Audio Control Module) and IPC (Instrument Panel Cluster). This system can either be combined with the old Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system (which was also used in the Focus MK2.5) or the newer SYNC 1.0 / SYNC 1.1 system. SYNC 1.0 was introduced at 06/2012 so your car will definitely have the old Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system. The Ford MFD sat nav system uses SD
  7. The 1.0 ECOboost does not have an EGR valve. On this engine exhaust gas recirculation is achieved by variable camshaft timing scavenging (internal EGR).
  8. The load rating of the wheels can usually not be found on the wheels itself. For aftermarket wheels the load rating can either be found in the approval documents or requested from the manufacturer of the wheels. Original Ford wheels are part of the European type approval for the particular vehicle that the wheels were designed for. Ford does not list or supply technical information like for example the load rating of the wheels.
  9. Does the car have Bluetooth at all ? Back in the days Bluetooth was an optional extra and not fitted as standard. Determining whether the car has Bluetooth or not is pretty simple. Bluetooth was combined with Voicecontrol. On a Focus MK/MK2.5 with Bluetooth/Voicecontrol the radio stalk at the steering column has an extra "VOICE" button to activate the Voicecontrol function. If the radio stalk at the steering column does not have the "VOICE" button the car does not have Bluetooth.
  10. Did you also change the Steering Wheel Control Module (Clockspring assembly)? The MK3.5 Cruise Control buttons require the MK3.5 Steering Wheel Control Module to communicate. The original MK3 Steering Wheel Control Module is not suitable.
  11. The 100 HP version of the 1.0 ECOboost is technically not identical to the 125 HP and 140 HP versions. The 100 HP version has a different turbocharger but the biggest difference is a different cilinder head.
  12. On the Focus MK2/MK2.5 the date and time are stored inside the instrument cluster. The radio is just an interface to set/change and show the date and time. If the date/time is lost everytime the ignition is switched off there will be a problem with the instrument cluster.
  13. Despite being integrated into the FCIM (radio control panel) the hazard light switch and lock/unlock switch have nothing to do with the audio system. These are completely different functions that are controlled by different CANbus modules.
  14. You should think twice before installing these struts. Similar struts of different brands have been available for Years. When the tailgate is closed the extra springs that are added to the gas struts are (almost) fully compressed. These springs have a rating of approximately 500 N each which means that it will take 50 KG to compress each spring. When the tailgate is closed and the springs are compressed they will put a lot of extra stress at the mounting points, hinges and lock mechanism. The additional force (2 x 50 KG) on top of the force of the gas struts (2 x 38.5 KG) is known to caus
  15. No, Haynes is correct. The text "The timing belt tensioner is combined with the water pump" basically means that the timing belt tensioner is bolted on top of the waterpump. Despite being driven by the aux belt the waterpump can only be replaced if the timing belt tensioner is removed. Once the tension of the timing belt is removed the belt officially needs to be replaced. This is why it is good practice to replace the water pump when the timing belt is being replaced. On vehicles that are produced before 04/2005 Ford used a different type of timing belt tensioner. On these v
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