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  1. Last week I read on multiple forums that Ford cancelled orders for the 182 HP version of the 1.5 ECOboost because of emission reasons. If that is true it may be just a matter of time before the 1.5 ECOboost will be no longer available at all.
  2. On the Focus MK3/MK3.5 there is no difference in ABS sensors for rear drum brakes and rear disc brakes. Both use the exact same wheel hubs and ABS sensors at the rear. The only difference in rear ABS sensors is between vehicles with or without Active Park Assist. Vehicles without Active Park Assist have standard ABS sensors while vehicles with Active Park Assist have more advanced ABS sensors that have rotation direction recognition.
  3. There is a 99% chance that the coins caused a short circuit on the circuit board of the ACM (Audio Control Module) and damaged one or more of the electrical components. If this is the case you should replace the ACM. Do not bother to have it repaired. It is much cheaper to buy a replacement ACM from Ebay. There are plenty available and usually for pretty low prices.
  4. Be aware that the standard electric window system (front electric windows only) do not have anti-pinch protection. When the windows are closed while something or someone becomes stuck the windows will not stop until the glass breaks or worse. Anti-pinch protection is mandatory for electric windows that can be closed remotely (global closing) or automatically by just a single press on the button (quick-up). To be able to open/close the windows remotely using the keyfob you need to have a suitable signal to activate the aftermarket module. This will be the biggest challenge. The power signal to the door locks is not suitable. You preferably need a signal that activates the aftermarket module when the unlock/lock buttons are pressed for 10 seconds. As far as I am aware such a signal is only present on the car as CANbus communication. To use the CANbus signal you need an interface that converts the CANbus signal to a (power) signal that is suitable for activating the aftermarket module. Everything is possible but be prepared that it will be a lot of work and effort to get the aftermarket module working correctly.
  5. The 150 HP version of the 1.5 ECOboost with manual transmission will be replaced by the new 155 HP 1.0 ECOboost Hybrid in most European countries. In many countries the 150 HP version of the 1.5 ECOboost already disappeared from the brochures. The 150 HP version with automatic transmission however remains available.
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    In 90% of all cases the U1900 DTC code is not related at all to the actual problem. The U1900 DTC code is usually set during diagnostics because the diagnostic equipment causes a very short loss of CANbus communication when accessing the CANbus network. In this case the U1900 code itself is just a generic loss of communication code which does not tell anything. Without further information the DTC code itself is basically useless. Much more information is needed to be able to determine whether this code is related to the actual problem at al. For example: * which module contains this DTC code? * what suffix did the code have? The suffix of the code usually contains much more information than the code itself. * is the code currently active or was the code previously set? Decent diagnostic systems show when the code was set (mileage) and whether the code is currently active or not.
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    DTC U1900 = CAN Communication Bus Fault DTC U1900 is not Always an actual fault. This code can also be caused by the diagnostics itself. This DTC code is quite common. Many vehicles without any problems also show this DTC code during diagnostics. Because of this DTC U1900 is not a reliable code.I suggest to perform further diagnostics using a Ford specific diagnostic system. A Ford specific diagnostic system can diagnose a lot more (CANbus) modules and shows a lot more (manufacturer specific) DTC codes than a generic diagnostic system. In this case I would look specifically for DTC codes that are stored in the instrument cluster because al symptoms point to the well known instrument cluster problem.
  8. In my opinion the best available workshop manual is still the Ford Etis system. The Etis system is currently web based and paid access is avalable for everyone (after registration as a independent user). Just buy access for 1 Hour or 1 Day and view/download (print to PDF works great for example) all information you want. If you do not want to pay for official access there are also less legal ways to obtain the Etis information. Until approximately 2018 Ford used the older PC based offline version of the Etis software in some countries. Several VMWare images of this software can be found online as free download. Wiring diagrams however are not included in the offline Etis version.
  9. The tape will only hold until the engine warms up and the cooling system builds up pressure. The heat and pressure will cause the tape to come loose. The 1.0 ECOboost warms up pretty quick because of the multi stage cooling system. If the tape fails and the coolant leaks away the engine will overheat without a warning. The temperature sensor is located in the thermostat housing and measures the temperature of the coolant. If the coolant leaks away the temperature sensor measures air (bubbles) instead of coolant. Air does not transmit the temperature very well so the temperature sensor will not detect overheating. The MK3 1.0 ECOboost does not have a cylinder head temperature sensor.
  10. Forscan is a nice program but does not have the same functionality the ELMconfig program has. In this case the topicstarter wants to activate Cruise Control in the PCM. This setting is stored inside a configuration file that is stored inside the PCM. To change this setting the complete configuration file needs to be read,modified and written into the PCM. This procedure is very similar to updating the PCM software. Forscan does not have the ability to do this.
  11. This message has nothing to do with the actual transponder keys. It just indicates that the response of the car (in this case the PCM) to the request of the program is different than the program expects. This can have several reasons. In this case the "35 - Invalid Key" submessage indicates that the key (digital bytes) used for the security access request of the ELMconfig program is rejected by the PCM. This can be caused by incompatibility issues between the PCM and the ELMconfig program. The ELMconfig program was originally developed in Russia on Russian vehicles. Russian vehicles are produced in different factories and despite many similarities there are also quite some differences. The ELMconfig program is supplied "as is" and unsupported by the original author for many Years. To find the actual cause of this problem further investigation and debugging is required. Chances are that the problem can not be solved because of the compatibility issues.
  12. Which rim/tyre size was installed fully depends on the trim level and engine size. Low trim levels (poverty spec.) combined with low powered engines (with small front disc brakes) did have 15 Inch steel or alloy wheels with tyre size 195-65-15 as standard.
  13. This type of car basically has 2 different systems to disarm the PATS immobilizer system. The Keyles fob transmits a signal that is detected by several antennas that are installed inside the interior of the car. This system relies on the battery of the Keyless fob. If the battery is empty or the key stops transmitting the PATS signal the car will be immobilized. For emergency purposes the Keyless fob also contains a conventional PATS transponder (identical to the non Keyless fobs). To use this the blanking cap at the steering column needs to be removed and the Keyless fob needs to be inserted into the exposed cavity. A receiver inside the steering column detects the conventional PATS transponder and disarms the immobilizer. This system does not rely on the battery of the keyless fob. On a Keyless Start vehicle the PATS immobilizer system is fully controlled by the KVM (Keyless Vehicle Module) which is installed in the boot behind the carpet. If both the Keyless and conventional PATS systems fail the KVM might be defective.
  14. When configured correctly this instrument cluster will technically be perfectly suitable for all Focus MK2/MK2.5 Petrol versions. You should start with checking the PATS setting of the instrument cluster. When configured for Keyless Start the PATS functionality of the instrument cluster is switched off. On Keyless Start vehicles the PATS functionality is controlled by the KVM (Keyless Vehicle Module). When installing an instrument cluster from a Keyless Start vehicle into a vehicle with conventional ignition switch the PATS setting of the instrument cluster must be changed otherwise the car will not start.
  15. Part number 8V4T-10849-KK: From: 07-12-2009 To: 29-07-2011 Focus 2008-, All Standard Focus/C-Max Series, With Petrol Engines, Conventional Instruments - Level 3, With MPH/KMH Speedometer From: 07-12-2009 To: 30-07-2010 Focus Cabriolet 2006-2010, With Petrol Engines, Conventional Instruments - Level 3, With MPH/KMH Speedometer From: 07-12-2009 C-MAX 2007-2010, With Petrol Engines, Conventional Instruments - Level 3, With MPH/KMH Speedometer From: 07-12-2009 To: 26-10-2011 Kuga 2008-2012, 2.5L Duratec-ST (220/225PS) - VI5, Conventional Instruments - Level 3, With MPH/KMH Speedometer When configured correctly this instrument cluster will technically be perfectly suitable for all Focus MK2/MK2.5 Petrol versions.