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    Focus Saloon Ghia
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  1. 2011 163 TDCI Change size of alloys

    Thanks, that's useful info. If I do replace the alloys I would want to go with Ford alloys anyway, but it sound like I would need to have check that the tyre supplier could change the CCC/remove the rack limiter. I suspect I would go for 16" - it's all about being practical rather than the car looking good. I know the dealer has had the wheels sprayed so reckon they will want a full refurb in a year or two anyway.
  2. Just about to pick up a 2011 Mk3 Titianum which comes with 18" alloys (option from new I assume). I don't fancy the prices of 18" tyres so wondering if I can change to 17" or 16" alloys without too much trouble - would welcome thoughts.
  3. Hi, I have a focus saloon with RDS5000 head unit and 6 cd changer. I am wondering if I can put an in dash sat nav head unit to replace the factory head unit. I am hoping there is an easy and cheap upgrade! Thanks
  4. A few weeks back I accidentally opened the drivers side rear window using the drivers door master control. I pressed the up button and the window went down more, pressed up again and it went all the way down and stayed down, neither the front or rear passenger switch would do anything. My local mechanic got the window up and found that with the master control out of the loop the rear switch operated the window (so motor OK). He thought the master swtich was faulty. I purchased a new master control switch, fitted it and while the front windows work perfectly, the rear passenger side window clicks and doesn't move, the rear drives passenger window goes down but not up (even when pressing the up button it only goes down!) - pressing the swtich to isolate the rear windows allow the rear door switches to operate their respective windows. My other observation is that closing the drivers door can trigger the locking central locking - i.e. it makes they same sound as pressing the unlock button on the remote control with the car unlocked. I doubt that the new switch is faulty as it seems to have the same problems as the old one. My theory is the wiring loom in the drivers door, perhaps where it folds/unfolds as the door opens, has seen better days. Has anybody seen this fault before, if so what was the cause? All clues gratefully rec'd. I am also wondering what the part number(s) are for the drivers door wiring loom and ideas on cost. Online research has been unsucessful so far;I hate going to the main stealer unprepared!
  5. Mk1 Focus Saloon - Leaking Rear Screen?

    Problem solved. I took the car to my local body shop who determined that water was getting between the seems, he did a bit of welding and job done - no more moisture in the boot.
  6. Mk1 Focus Saloon - Leaking Rear Screen?

    Hi Thanks for the thoughts - I don't have a spolier so sadly can't check that out - it's a '99 Ghia! The roof rack plugs are worth a shot - most likley be the weekend before I get the chance for a look see. Thanks
  7. Hi, I have a Mk1 saloon which appears to be leaking water into the boot. Small amount of water is dripping on the carpet. When I put my hand under the lip on the passenger side (around the area where the pulls are to drop the rear seat) it comes back wet. My mechanic has had a look and can't figure out if the rear screen is letting water in (so it's running down inside the car and coming around the join) of if the seem that sits just above is letting water in. It worse when it's been washed, and oddly when opening the boot the entire back half of the lid is covered in water droplets (my first thought was that the seal around the boot had gone). My mechanic, when testing tried blowing air up from inside the car to see if any bubbles appears around the rear screen with no luck. My mechanic thinks the rear screen might break if we take out and re-seal, but there is no guarantee this the cause. By the way, it's not coming from the light cluster - totally dry around both of these so 100% not leaking rear lights! Anybody else had this problem or any ideas on where else it might be coming from? The car is good condition and has only mid 50k miles from new so don't mind spending some money on it, just want to make sure it's not wasted! Thanks
  8. Mk 1 1999 Boot Trim Panels

    Hi, My Mk1 '99 Saloon appears to have a missing trim panel in the boot (see photo). My investigations thus far with the main stealer have only resulted in being stuck with another "slam panel" which as you can I see I already have. I'd be grateful if other owners can confirm that I do have some trim missing and what the part number(s) might be. I am only worried about it as the cable running accross the back of the car has had damage to the insulation where stuff has been rolling around in the boot. I'd be happy to buy the bits from a scrappy but I want to make sure I get the right ones. Thanks in advance
  9. New Joiner!

    Hi I have a 1999 Focus saloon in met. green. I am the third owner of the car which has done a genuine 53k miles from new and is better condition than a great many cars I've seen that are 18months old. We had it for 7 months and so far it's given no trouble at all. The Focus is the family runabout but I'd like to keep in tip top condition!
  10. Welcome to the Ford forums FreeFocus :)