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  1. Buying a used mk3 Focus

    I have a 2012 2.0 TDCI - the 140 version. Performance wasn't exactly great on mine either, but a Blufin helped that. Just doesn't feel smooth, but I've got over the disappointment and just live with it now.
  2. Focus mk2 Air Conditioning problem

    I take it you've checked the black plug on the top of the compressor? Mine fell apart inside. Hitting it with a stick worked for a bit, then I gave in and fixed it properly. Just a thought...
  3. satellite navigation any good?

    It's alright. Apparently its Tomtom maps, and its accurate and fairly up to date if you get the latest card (~£50 on ebay). It's very blue, but has TMC Traffic. Fastest, shortest, eco route etc. It's alright. The voice is annoying but can be muted (and remembers on power off). Proper tomtom on a phone is far better, but built in looks cool
  4. Bangernomics... (And my *new* Focus Mk 1)

    I had a couple of mk1s. One mk1, one mk1.5 diesel with climate control. For whatever reason, the Mk1 with "manual" air con was always ridiculously cold. Never found a car with better to be honest. I loved them :) Shouldn't have got rid of the 52 plate when I did - clutch pedal was leaking fluid and used it as an excuse to trade in! It's still on the road!
  5. ETIS

    It's exactly the same for me. Sometimes the registration search doesn't appear - but its always been a bit flakey. Logging in usually works, and you can register as an IO (independent operator?) for free, and see all the 'minor features' as described above.

    The connector is FAKRA you are correct, but the halfords Sonichi plug does fit (you just push it into the fakra and it fits snuggly - just remove very carefully! http://www.halfords.com/technology/car-audio/stereo-fitting-accessories/sonichi-magnetic-roof-mount-dab-antenna Absolute steal at that price (£12.75? with our discount), and I know it works becuase I have it on my car. Reception is about the same as the original (I installed it because of a problem with my OEM-DAB reception, but it turned out not to be aerial related). BTW, do you need a modified cable for FoCCCus? I can't remember, since I have one anyway, but is BCM/IPC HS or MS? Technically you only need to update the IPC I believe, since the BCM is a backup, but I guess that's extremely bad practice!

    Indeed, and just to confirm, if you don't do this, it'll just not appear on the radio sub menu, and won't cycle with each radio hardware button press. It just disappears, exactly as you describe. The good thing is, it's a nice easy fix - but you will need a ELM327 cable and FoCCCus.
  8. 2017 Mondeo Titanium Xpack

    Just here because I got @'ed. I did do it on the focus. It involves wiring into a main connector near the BCM ECU. It's focus specific, and I don't know if there is a mondeo version. You end up with pretty much an OEM camera install, but it's a bit nerve wracking! http://pro-ford.com/focus/ford-focus-3/sistemy-bezopasnosti-ohrany-i-pomoschi/kamery-zadnego-vida-i-ekrany/neoriginalnyy-modul-kamery-ekrana-mfd5/?currency=USD&utm_source=FordOwnersClub&utm_medium=ForumLinks&utm_campaign=referrals&utm_source=FordOwnersClub&utm_medium=ForumLinks&utm_campaign=referrals&utm_source=FordOwnersClub&utm_medium=ForumLinks&utm_campaign=referrals is what I bought, but they don't seem to do a mondeo version currently.
  9. That’s weird then - and a positive. i wonder if some of the older fcdims have been failing and ford required replacements to be available? either way I’m happy. DAB reception seems improved too - I wonder if the aerial connection was dodgy on my other screen. Also worth noting that the FCDIM didn’t seem compatible until it was updated - pressing aux or phone just reset to radio mode.
  10. Some strange news to report. At the weekend I was working overtime away from home. As usual this involves getting sloshed on Saturday night. After I returned the hotel room, I had an email from eBay offering me the 5inch sat nav screen for £34.99. Clearly in the state I was in, I purchased it immediately. It was a later version of the screen but I thought I’d use it to test whether TMC works on it, knowing that it would kill my Bluetooth. it arrived today, and I plugged it in. Immediately there was a load of SYNC menu options and Bluetooth/voice didn’t work. I ignored that and put the SD card in. Updated the firmware and software on the unit as demanded. After the reboot the sync stuff was gone and Bluetooth and voice both work fine! Even though it’s a E model number! Over the moon.... then I tried TMC - and of course traffic now works fine too. Clearly my old unit is broken in some slight way but I can’t believe this later screen works with BT/VC! Awesome!
  11. Mk3 Instrument Cluster Swap

    Like I said, if you definitely have Sync, you don't need to worry - I think any will work. CCC is Central Configuration. IE: FoCCCus :)
  12. Mk3 Instrument Cluster Swap

    The display will work by just swapping it, but you do need to update the CCC for best effect - navigation echo's onto the dash cluster which looks cool AF :) I believe the Sync version doesn't matter, and actually an early "non-sync" will work with Sync. It's just the later ones don't have BT/VC functionality.
  13. Mk3 Instrument Cluster Swap

    I found one on ebay. I needed an early version which has support for BT/VC nokia system (pre-Sync). If you have 2 direction pads on the steering wheel (And volume below opposite cruise), you have an early vehicle and will need a sat nav display from a 2011/12 vehicle. Older ones will work, but your bluetooth won't work anymore. So basically.. just luck!
  14. Sat nav connections

    The green is for camera input, although some units have this as the beige fakra.
  15. Mk3 Instrument Cluster Swap

    thanks for getting back to me - I'll give it a miss as I was already thinking that!