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  1. Mk2 Focus Erratic Starting - Immobiliser Issue?

    It was a problem with my starting motor. Had to get a new one. Problem sorted now.
  2. Hi, just wondering if anyone might be able to help me. A couple of months ago I bought a used 2007 Focus and in recent weeks I've started experiencing an issue with the car not starting properly. Sometimes I turn the key and nothing happens with the engine. If I have the car window open I can just hear a "click" and then silence. All the warning lights etc come on ok. I then have to just keep trying to start the car (sometimes maybe 10 - 15 times) until eventually the engine starts fine with no stutter or any issue. Other times I start the car first time without any problem. Then there is also sometimes a sort of in-between case to the above...... I turn the key and nothing happens for about 3 or 4 seconds, at which stage the engine then starts fine. I'm not very knowledgeable about cars sorry. My initial thoughts are that this is maybe some sort of issue with the immobiliser? The issue seems to be more likely to occur if the car hasn't been used for a while. Has anyone experienced anything like this before? Thanks for the help.
  3. Small Red Light Beside Zero On Speedometer

    Thanks for the photos. That's helpful. Could it possibly come on in addition to the standard low fuel symbol light? I think I remember the display saying something like "0km remaining". I was a bit worried that the car was going to run out of petrol on the test drive! It appeared to be very low. The light definitely went off when I was stopped at traffic lights and then came on again when I started accelerating.
  4. Small Red Light Beside Zero On Speedometer

    I'm having the car looked at by an independent mechanic in 2 days. Hopefully he can shed some light. If it's a warning light of some sort, why isn't it a proper light with a symbol in with the other main warning lights? This is just a tiny little dot of a light over directly beside the zero on the speedometer. Why do you say it's possibly linked to an open door or bonnet? Anyone know where I can download a user manual for a UK/Irish 2007 Focus? I can only find American ones online. Cheers
  5. Small Red Light Beside Zero On Speedometer

    Why is not staying on constantly?
  6. Small Red Light Beside Zero On Speedometer

    Sorry guys, I wasn't clear. My bad. The photo is not the actual car I test drove. I just posted that sample photo to show the position of the small light beside the 0MPH. It's the best sample photo I could find. Some people are telling me its a shift light to tell me when to change gears?
  7. Hi, new here. Test drove a 2007 1.4L Zetec Ford Focus today (I'm in ireland) and was happy enough with it. However, I noticed a small red light coming on beside the "Zero" on the Speedometer. It seemed to only come on when I was accelerating. It was off when the car was stopped. Posted a picture below of the closest image I could find on the web. You can see the small light just beside the 0MPH. It's off in the photo. Anybody know what this is? Is this standard for this light to come on?
  8. Welcome to the Ford forums The Bunk :)