Jonro2009

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Jonro2009 last won the day on September 2 2018

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About Jonro2009

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    Don’t slam the door, it’s not a Ford

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  • First Name
    Jon
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    Male
  • Ford Model
    Focus ST Line
  • Ford Year
    2017
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Inverness-shire
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    Motorsport & Racing
    Car Modification
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  1. Jonro2009

    D13 HPD - Mk3 RS

    Unfortunately that does make sense 😔 you may even make some money claiming 45p/mile back on the golf lol. The things we have to do for women lol, hope she's giving up shopping sprees and nail manicures haha
  2. Jonro2009

    D13 HPD - Mk3 RS

    You were hiring a car to drive to work? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Jonro2009

    mk3.5 sync3 removal

    Legend! I searched for ages last night on YouTube and didn’t find this video, it’s the exact one I needed! I may not have to bother actually removing mine now, I saw one video that had the yellow RCA plug behind the unit and wondered if mine would have it because if it did then I would run the wires up for the the reverse cam but it seems there may not be. I can activate the camera service using either foccus or Forscan and getting power for the cam would be no problem but without the RCA plug behind the unit I wouldn’t know which pins on the current loom are the cam input ones so looks like I’m not doing it Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Jonro2009

    mk3.5 sync3 removal

    Hi guys I want to take a look behind the Sync3 screen and check the wiring but I'm not sure how much trim needs to be removed. My car is a 2017 ST Line, it has manual air con and a powershift box. Do I need to remove the trim around the gearshift or will I be able to just be able to remove the small piece of trim under the unit to access the torx screws
  5. Jonro2009

    Cornering Lights

    How indeed lol Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Jonro2009

    Cornering Lights

    Ah, now I can answer that question too! The reason behind having the cornering lights coming on when reversing is so that the driver can see any low level walls, plants or high kerbs etc. when the front end of the car is swinging round.
  7. Jonro2009

    D13 HPD - Mk3 RS

    Wait, what?? What do you have now?
  8. Jonro2009

    Cornering Lights

    You won’t be disappointed with the bulbs, they will be a huge improvement over what you have there now. The cornering lights are indeed speed governed, I believe it is somewhere around 18mph although I’m not 100% sure. They will come on whilst going round roundabouts and things like that, they will both come on when reverse gear is selected too. The cornering lights will illuminate only when the headlights are on, the sidelights and DRLs alone do not trigger them. To be fair though you will never really have just sidelights illuminated anyway if you use the ‘auto’ light setting. in case you haven’t noticed when indicating the DRL on the corresponding Side will dim right down, just another new fangled thing lol
  9. Jonro2009

    Re call

    it seems to me that in hind sight the clutch failure could have been caused by a defective clutch or software error. If Richards car has been identified as being one of the vehicles that may have been affected, and this particular car presented with the complications of the fault that could have been potentially avoided had the software been correct at time of manufacture, then I would expect some sort of action from Ford. While I can appreciate what Tom is saying that without the damaged parts there is no way to categorically say that it was fair wear and tear, there is also no way to say that it wasn’t caused by the known issue. With that in mind I would approach them again and ask them for a partial refund or some kind of ‘goodwill’ gesture, perhaps a free service/MOT its worth a try, and I personally think that would be fair.
  10. Jonro2009

    Tunnel rats ELM Bluetooth help.

    Disconnect any active WiFi connections before trying to pair to your phone
  11. Jonro2009

    Cornering Lights

    No problem. The bulbs I have linked to are not LED they are halogen and ‘should’ be close enough to the colour of the headlights to make you happier. A lot of people choose this bulb (H7/H1/H15) for their headlights because they don’t want to use an HID/LED kit. You are right, an aftermarket HID or LED conversion kit is now an MOT fail because the lamp housing is not type approved for the new bulb so not road legal. As far as I am aware there are no LED/HID bulbs that are actually individually type approved unless they are in the correct housing - something to do with EU law, who knows what will happen after Brexit there. They were only allowed over here due to the fact that foreign cars had them and any overseas tourists and their vehicles would not be road legal in this country, or so I read. Forscan, which thinking about it may not be suitable for the Fez, is a software programme that allows you to read the cars ECU and modules. You can then make changes to the cars coding and activate/deactivate lots of different things, you can also read and clear DTC’s. in the dense fog you don’t always use your headlights but you would always have your side lights on so that you can use your front and rear fog lights, this means that your DRLs wouldn’t be on their brightest setting anyway.
  12. As long as they go off when you lock the doors then it’s fine, as Luke says it’s quite normal for them to stay on if the doors aren’t locked. I thought it was 15minutes if the doors weren’t locked
  13. Jonro2009

    Cornering Lights

    Congratulations on the new car! I would be disappointed with that too. as far as I know the bulbs are the same for fogs and turning lamps, you can use either H8 or H11 as they are very similar - one will be a tighter fit than the other though. Putting LED bulbs in would certainly fix the colour match issue but will lead to other compromises. The main ones being your actual fog lamp effectiveness, the yellow(ish) halogen bulbs cut through fog much more efficiently whereas LED bulbs tend to reflect off fog and make visibility worse. I would look at something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07FXKDTZ7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_BFJoCb7TCCK85 if you remove the bulbs and leave them disconnected then you will get error messages on the dash, you may be able to deactivate them via Forscan though. There is no legislation as far as I am aware, happy to be corrected though. If you look the lights both come on when you select reverse too, as long as the headlights are on.
  14. Jonro2009

    Re call

    Regarding your issue @Trickie Dickie I would do exactly as advised by Stephen, write a polite but very assertive and to the point email. If Ford have identified the problem and the symptoms are the exact same as what happened to your car the next they don’t have a leg to stand on. i wouldn’t be accepting anything less than a full refund and an apology for not agreeing to a refund and suggesting ‘fair wear and tear’. You could also try speaking to Ford UK first if you feel the garage will just fob you off, have you spoken to the Service Manager, Dealer Priciple or just ‘Becky’ from the service desk? Let us know how you get on 😁 (as well as Watchdog the local press is your friend, especially if it’s a local family run franchise)
  15. Jonro2009

    Re call

    There is a ‘report post’ on iPad, Android and Tapatalk. iPad has the word ‘report’, android has a wee flag and Tapatalk is a bit of a pain because you have to long press the post then press the three dots at the top right and click on ‘report post’. Not sure if we should teach you how to report a post @StephenFord incase you report any of my posts lol - I’ve not reported one ever anyway.