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  1. Dear ford members I have a Ford focus Titanium 1.8 tdci on a 2006 plate. I went to put my shopping in my car and the rear drivers side passenger door won't open although all other door's open pefectly fine. I have used the central locking system on my car but to no avail. I have also tried using my key to unlock the door but still won't open. Does anyone have any idea's as to whats wrong with it? could it be a simple fuse or could it be more serious? any help would be very much appreciated. Many thanks.
  2. Faulty Immobilisor Car Won't Start

    So heres the latest on the saga of my ford focus. Ok since the garage have fitted the used cluster they have since fitted a brand new unit only to find that it did not solve the problem. They then got an autoelectrician to come in and check the wiring on my immobiliser and he could'nt find a problem. They then told me it could be the keys so they ordered them in and programmed them. And guess what. It still did'nt solve the problem. They are left scratching their heads on what to do next. They are now telling me me that they are going to get a ford troubleshooter in to see if he can find the fault. And that the garage will call me at the end of the week to keep me uopdated. Now heres the interesting bit. I asked him what price i'm looking at and he went through the bill and the total was £570. And my car is not even fixed. Am i right in thinking that i don't have to pay this because i would say that this was a misdiagnosis of the fault? I've been without my car for 4 weeks now and i think they are taking the biscuit.
  3. Faulty Immobilisor Car Won't Start

    I never even knew about the chip in the key fob. I was asked by the rac man to get my spare key and he did try and start it. Unfortunatly that didn't work. The cluster was ordered from Brunel Ford in Swindon and the garage told me that they put their returned stock straight back on the shelf without checking it. Maybe I should call Brunel ford and have a few words with them to see what they say. maybe they will have a better understanding of the problem i'm having with my car.
  4. I have a Ford Focus 1.8 Titanium tdci on a 56 plate. I went to go shopping and I started the car. It ran for 5 seconds before cutting out and it wouldn't start again. So I called the rac and he couldn't get it started. He connected it up to his diagnostic machine and told me that it could be the fuel pump gone because there was no pressure in the fuel line. Got it towed to a local garage and it sat there for a week before they looked at it. When they did look at it they told me that it came up on the diagnostic as a faulty immobiliser and that the Ecu needed reprogramming and only a ford garage could it and it would cost around £95 I then got it towed to my nearest ford garage which is 11 miles away. They told me they would run their own diagnostic. They diagnosed a faulty immobiliser and told me that they needed to send the instrument cluster away to be refurbished to the cost of £450 and it takes a week to come back. When they got it back they fitted the cluster only to find that the problem was still there. They sent it back to the refurbishers only to be told that they tested it and it was working fine. They then ordered a new cluster which when fitted will cost me around £600 and fitted that only to find that it had already been reprogrammed to a different car with 70,000 miles on the clock. I didn't want to take it to a ford garage because I had been ripped off before by ford. I have been without my beloved Focus for three weeks now and have been relying on workmates for lifts to work. Does anyone know wether this problem with my car could be something other than the immobiliser? I'm hoping that it would be a cheaper fix than £600. Thanks in advance :-)
  5. My car won't start ;-(

  6. Hello Everybody

    Hello everyone I own a ford focus 1.8 Titanium tdci on a 56 plate. Just wanted to say hello to everyone and I look forward to using this site.
  7. Welcome to the Ford forums DaveBloke :)

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      Thank ou very much I look forward to meeting loads of nice people and using this site :-)