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  1. Hi demo, Thanks for the instant reply and for doing the measuring. Yeah, I have not thought of the material of the cable. I am guessing it is not that important. Not much can go wrong, except for overheating. I will check if I got the parts available to try and make one. Still need to get the relay though.
  2. Hi, As this topic has not been closed, I take a shot at getting an answer. :) I thought I do this mod rather than a LED kit. There is less hacking and wiring involved, the aftermarket LEDs might not be very good quality and they might not work properly with the Auto lights function. I am not really fussed about the looks, it is more about safety. I am driving with lights on all the time anyway, which brings two issues: the auto light is irrelevant and it turns the rear lights, dash lights on and dimms the radio display so on the 3 sunny days in June I cannot see a thing on it. And I think the LED DRLs would have to be mentioned to the insurance company as modification, wouldn't it? Or else they might just say that I have breached the contract and would not pay a penny. There was a question about the resistance of the cable. Looking at the pictures and interpreting what has been written about it, it would be quite easy to make one, unless there is a trick in it. Has anyone measured the resistance yet? Would anyone with the factory cable willing to do it? Has anyone tried to make one at home? What sizes are the connectors? I saw that someone ha to modify one of the connectors, but Pidu did not. Was this because Pidu has MK2 and Andy Monty Mk2.5 Focus and the wire was originally for Fiesta as I read somewhere? Thanks if anyone is still following this. Barna
  3. Yes, that is the one. I am still hopeful there is a work around of somekind to make it brighter as it must be installed in hundreds of thousands of cars and everybody must have the same issue with it. I like this unit. Easy to use, good steering controls. But I cannto see the clock, which is just as annoying as not seeing the radio station. And I don't want to look at my watch or phone while driving.
  4. Hi All, I find the brightness of the 6CD radio display at daytime less than adequate (useless) on my 05 Focus Ghia Estate even on max brightness (adjuster by headlight switch) Does anyone know a way to increase the max brightness? Thanks
  5. Thanks for the advice. One more thing, which is completely off topic I tried to research on the internet, but either googled the wrong words or everyone else is just as confused as I am. The car came with a remote flip key and a non remote key. They both seem to be orginial ones and operate fine. I'd like another remote key for my wife and leave the the standard key as extra emergency spare. (sometimes one of us accidentally takes the key + on holiday if one is lost/stolen....) I read that it is possible to buy used remote keys and program it to the central locking with ease. Where there seems to be confusion is whether all keys will work with the immobilizer or just the ones with the same code as the orginial. They go like 3M5T15K601AB or 3M5T15K601AC or 3M5T15K601AD. I have got the one ending in AB. But my biggest problem is: The code that has been mentioned is printed on the remote side of the flip key, but as far as I know the immobilizer transponder is in the flip side. So even buying the same code key will only guarantee that that side is matching... Do I have to look for certain codes/part numbers or all of this does not matter at all? Or I should just go to the Ford Stealership and fork out £130 or how much for a new key?
  6. Of course I did not mean to ignore it. But I don't have to phone the garage straight away tomorrow morning and then wait till my next off day with fear of driving it. I'll just pop it back tomorrow, fit the wiper blades, air filter, pollen filter and plugs when they arrive and it's ready for the holiday :) By the way: is the little spong square in the air box something special or just a plain sponge and can be replaced with any kind of sponge. In my one it is quite oily and I am not sure it is worth trying to clean it unless it is a special piece.
  7. Thank you. So it is not that important, but quite expensive for what it is.... You saved me a trip to a garage,
  8. Hi, I invite you people to a little detective work. I recently bought a 2005 Estate with the 1.6 ti-vct engine. So far so good, I find it a good car. Yesterday I was looking around the engine, checking the air filter, fluids etc. when I noticed a loose plastic clip behind the engine on a hose. Wanted to attach it to something, when it came away completely with no resistance at all. It was jsut resting on top of other pipes. I tried to locate its origin but could not find anything. Please look at the photos and give some direction about its plae and function. I am a little worried now if it something very important.