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  1. I'm looking at say 30-40+ for a new like for like aerial. I was hoping I would be able to do the mod myself for around the same price. Thats why I'm trying to gauge an idea of whether it is do-able. It will only be a small hole to fill so if i am able to fill it and watertight it, and get it smooth enough to paint it i'd be up for going for it
  2. I have asked my trusted mechanic about doing the weld and he said I would be better off just using some P38 filler to get rid of the hole. Would this be do-able? Also I'd preferably like to do the job as cheap as possible as the mondeo is getting old now and dont wanna put too much money into it. Ideally like to avoid doing a full roof respray for the sake of a small hole. Would it be possible to just paint and blend where the hole was? I've already asked one person in the spraying job and he said it would need to be a full respray costing about 150. If thats the case then i'd have to abort the mod idea and just fit a like for like aerial in the same place
  3. I would like to fit a shark fin aerial to the mondeo.. but it will not look right atbthe front of the car.. So what I would like to know is first is it possible to get some sort of extension wires, to extend the existing aerial wires further back along the roof, so that I can drill a hole in the rear of the roof to fit a shark fin aerial.. Secondly, will it be possible to get rid of the hole left from removing the existing aerial from the front of the car? Will i be able to use some filler/fibreglass from the underside of the roof to get rid of the hole, and use colour coded paint to blend the hole into the rest of the paintwork? Or will i have to weld a metal plate to the underside of the roof to get rid of the hole and have the whole roof resprayed? Any advice will be much appreciated
  4. I have seen aftermarket windcscreen mounted aerials and as you say they arent very pretty. I either want something invisible like the mk4.5 or a sharkfin
  5. I heard something similar. So I guess thats something not easily retrofitted? Something else I would like to do is fit a shark fin aerial to the rear. But that means relocating the aerial and some how get rid of the hole left at the front
  6. So I was leaving the M1 and something clanged off the roof, didn't see anything in the rearview but when I arrived at my destination I realized I was now aerialess.. Base and everything completely gone. The seal must have completely worn and the thing went airborne. Typically I need an aerial with the gps receiver built into the base as I have the NX headunit (which I hate) What are my options for replacing? Will it be necessary to remove the roof lining? As I've had the courtesy light out and its a very tight space up there and I don't think I can route any wires with the lining in place. Also after noticing that the mk4.5 mondeo doesn't have a visible aerial, I much prefer this look. So can anyone tell me how this aerial works exactly on the mk4.5? If I can get rid of a visible aerial on my mk4, how easy would it be to get rid of the small hole left? Could it be filled, sprayed and blended easy enough so that there was no sign of an aerial being there?
  7. My front parking sensors have stopped working. Originally this caused the front and rear sensors to fail, so whenever I engaged reverse gear, a loud long beep would happen and the sensor button would flash and then I would have no sensors all round. I hooked the car up to elmconfig and completely disabled the front sensors so that the car thinks it only has rear sensors. This made the rear sensors start working as normal again. I now need to suss out what is causing the front sensors to fail. Could a wire have come loose somewhere or broken? I have pulled each sensor out and all appear to be fine and connected properly. Any help?
  8. I have a 58 plate mondeo with keyless entry. The little button on the tailgate used to lock the tailgate works very intermittently. A lot of times it will not work at all, at best it will only single lock, no matter how many times I double press the button I will only get a single lock out of it. I will end up walking around to one of the front doors instead and double pressing the button on the handle to lock the car without issue. This is very frustrating if I'd stood at the back of the car with a load of shopping bags in hand wanting to lock the car and I've got to shuffle down the side of the car to the driver door to lock the car. Can anyone offer up some advise on tackling this issue to regain control of the tailgate lock?
  9. Im 99.99% certain the dealer has done something either on purpose to get more business as they repeatidly tried to force me into booking it in for a few days, or the trained monkey who took 2.5hours to fit the intercooler hose knocked something dpf related while changing the hose.
  10. Thats the thing, I didnt take it to a random indi, I took it to one of the biggest main ford dealers going and paid a premium and sat waiting for over 2.5hours.. I only took it in to have the intercooler pipe changed and they give it me back saying the dpf is now blocked with new fault codes when i know for a fact it was fine 2.5hours before..
  11. Anything electrical then that could confuse the dpf or make the car not communicate with it properly
  12. Can anyone advice on where the dpf sensor is?
  13. Howdy folks Been away for a long time and I will update the forum as to why and whats happened the last few months to cause my disappearance in due course. For now though I have an issue with the mondeo that needs urgent attention. Please can anyone help in locating the sensor for the dpf on a 2.2 mondeo titanium x sport 58 plate. Car has gone into limp mode, eml is illuminated, cannot rev past 3000rpm Done a diagnostic using forscan and it has given me fault code P2463, relating to soot accumilation Thing is I have been carrying out a monthly forced static dpf regen, again using forscan which always works so I do not believe the fault has just pinged up out of nowhere and magically filled with soot. Also, the code and fault was not there this morning and only occurred after taking the car to a dealers for an unrelated issue, to have a split intercooler hose replaced. Theyve replaced the hose and fixed that fault but now all of a sudden I have a new bigger fault and they seemed pretty adamant to keep the car in, when I said no, they was very adamant to get me to book in for another day and I had to say no numerous times. It all seems to fishy to me and I detect foul play on their part to create more work for themselves. I limped the car home, attempted to do a forced regen using forscan but now all of a sudden it will not work and I keep getting error messages. Or it will say in the data feed that the regen was interrupted because I pressed the accelerator or the clutch or the brake or numerous other things when I did nothing of the sort. It is as if forscan is suddenly no longer able to communicate with the dpf and I suspect the dealer has done something dodgy, possibly messed with the sensor to prevent me from trying to force a regen myself and to force me into taking it back to them. Speedy responses would be greatly appreciated
  14. Would look sweet fitted and finish off your exterior. Could fit just the front lip n skirts or if you fancied a project you could modify the rear lip and adapt it to fit the saloon if you have the know how and time
  15. Sorry for the late reply mate, working permanent nights and having a baby on the way has meant life has been manic This is the front lip fitted This is the skirts fitted All parts off the car No damage, just needs repaying and your good to go
  16. Wheels, lowering and tints make a good improvement from standard. You say you dont want to change the bumpers, but how about fitting bumper lips to the existing bumpers instead to finish the look? I have a genuine ms design kit for sale. Dont think the rear lip will fit the saloon with being modified but the front lip and skirts will go straight on no problem
  17. I'm not usually a fan of the brows either mate. On a standard car I'd usually say no. But as long as they a colour coded I think they just add to my front end in a subtle way to give headlights a mean squint. Yes mate I've had plans to remove the silver window strips and spray them gloss black before I even recieved the damage to the front end, would have done them by now but the bumper took priority after the plank struck. When I get time I'm going to remove the strips, along with the interior trims (b,c pillars and courtesy light surrounds etc) and I'll take the lot to my spray guy and they will all be sprayed black. At some point I plan to have minor curbing refurbed on the alloys so I'll also have them sprayed in anthracite to finish the look off
  18. On Sunday I finally got round to repairing the front end damage caused to my poor TXS by an airborne plank of wood months ago. I also had the bloke that sprayed the new bumper spray the fog surrounds and grills in gloss black while he was at it, as well as colour coded the brows panther black to match the rest of the car. Massive improvement and really happy to be rid of the gaffa tape. It's just unfortunate it has rained all day so I've not been able to clean the old beast and these are the best photos I could manage for now. As soon as the weather brightens up I'll give him a full valet
  19. Not being harsh but dude if that really is your version of an ST mk4 mondeo then it's not a good attempt really. Let's be honest, all you've done is spray your factory standard grills etc in gloss black and fitted an aftermarket splitter to the factory bumper.There is nothing ST about it. It's basically a standard mondeo mk4 with the grills sprayed black. No sports tuning about it, no body kit, no beasty engine or twin exhaust. Might look better when you fit the rear lip and side skirts. The TXS on the other hand actually is basically what would have and should have been called the ST. But they didn't call it the the ST, so I will not put an ST badge on it, because it is not an ST
  20. Sorry to the late reply to my own topic mate. Been very hectic the last week. All work, no play and very little sleep. But yes mate that info is very helpful, thank you for the quick reply. In theory it should be a relatively easy job. I have already removed the grills and fog lights, which are currently in the process of being sprayed gloss black. I have also acquired a good hand full of rivets (courtesy of my good old Uncle Clive ;)) So as soon as the spraying has finished I will remove my old damaged bumper, drill out the rivets holding the sports lip on and re-rivet it on to the new bumper. I'll also rivet on the mounting brackets onto the new bumper then I'll finally be able to have my front end looking new again as at the moment it is pretty shocking. Was hoping to of had it done by now but the spraying is taking a lot longer than expected.
  21. Could anyone advice on how exatcly to remove a mk4 front bumper please. Finally got one but for the new bumper to go on the old one needs to come off. Also, what is the best adhesive foam tape around that will hold on a front lip, rather than sealemt etc
  22. I have a genuine ford focus rear wiper for sale if its of interest? Still brand new in box
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