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    Focus Mk4 1.5 Titanium
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  1. I dont think that will help. It's just the battery monitoring system deciding not to charge the battery rapidly. My car has the symptoms from time to time if it hasn't had a good drive. Battery is fine and no drain when I left it for 6 weeks back in Feb/Mar while I was in warmer climes. Started on the button first time!
  2. I've been reading this forum post https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://www.ecosport-forum.de/index.php/Thread/1038-SYNC-3-Version-3-2-3-3-3-4-Kartenupdate-auf-F9/&prev=search&pto=aue . The file links there are direct to the Ford servers and it does seem to suggest the F9 map files are compatible with 3.2 upwards. They're certainly the 'sliced' maps rather than the single large file. If they are compatible it begs the question why haven't Ford just released the update, or do they really just not care? Is anyone brave enough to try...
  3. Does stop/ start work ? Typically, if the battery is not fully charged, then the keyless entry only works on the drivers door. Stop/ start not working is another symptom. With the often lack of long journeys in the current situation the battery may not get fully charged. I've seen similar situations with the keyless entry in the 18 months I've had my car. After a good long run it sorts itself out.
  4. It's all down to the strive to get the emissions figures down. If you limit the alternator charging, then you reduce ( ever so slightly ) the power needed to drive the alternator. Reduces the load on the engine and therefore emissions. As they say 'every little counts' especially in the competion for apparent low co2 figures
  5. Has the car not been used for a while ? If the battery is not fully charged then I suspect the heated screen won't work. Easy way to tell, does stop/start work ? That's the first thing that stops working if the battery is not sufficiently charged
  6. Those maps are for Sync 3.0 versions. I believe they are not compatible with Sync 3.3 which is what MY18.5 vehicles are configured with
  7. Its here https://cyanlabs.net/tutorials/update-ford-sync-3-2-2-3-0-to-version-3-4-all-years-3-4-19200/ At your own risk though
  8. Having already raised a case with Ford CRC , I think I might also try Ford Credit. I'd forgotten that my car is on a 50% Ford Options credit deal, mainly because I could earn more on the other 50% than Ford credit were charging in interest! I guess that makes Ford Credit liable for the fitness of the vehicle.
  9. That's because the 1.5 uses a combination of port and direct injection rather than fully direct as in the 1.0 and so doesnt produce the same level of particulates. Also the gpf is located closer to the engine and so passive regeneration probably happens more effectively
  10. Nope! (that's probably the kiss of death now!). Only problem is lack of map update , its still on F7.
  11. Yup, built Dec 2018, delivered Jan 19. Built way before they started messing(cost cutting) with the spec. Its even got keyless sensors on all 4 doors!
  12. Up until my current car I'd had two Mondeos as company cars, a Mk4 Titanium X Bus. Ed. and a Mk5 Titanium. When I retired I didn't want ( or need ) such a large car and so went for a Mk4 Focus Titanium 1.5 (with the multi-link rear suspension!). Now, I didn't think the Mondeo handled that bad especially the Mk5, but driving the Focus was a revelation...
  13. I noticed that the Ford Update site was giving an error yesterday and still is today!. We can only hope that means they're putting some new updates up 🙂 but it probably just means its broken🙄
  14. There are 3 types of camera (IPMA) , I suspect the Vignale has a different one to the Tit/Titx since it usually has more features.
  15. I was looking at doing this on my Mk4 Titanium. It already has Traffic sign recognition so I'm assuming the camera is capable of AHB. I've done exactly that , pdf of spreadsheet attached. Compares my Titanium with a TitX and another Tit which seems not to have TSR ( maybe dropped from later models ) with the changes suggested on the forscan thread I'm still a little confused... Focus_AHB_TSR_DA.pdf