Phil21185

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    Phil
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    Mk3 Focus 1.6 TDCI Titanium Navigator
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    2014
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  1. Phil21185

    redex

    Some time ago I had a 1.9 diesel Laguna. Ran as rough as a badgers botty so bought some redex for it. Misread the instructions and put a whole bottle into (much less than) half a tank, instead of the other way around. I then proceeded to f@rt my way off the forecourt in impressive clouds of black smoke! Ran ok after that though, til the cambelt went 3k later...
  2. Started a thread about this a while ago which I now can't find and to be honest was a bit convoluted. I've been slowly working through the various values of the as-built data of my sync 3 APIM and comparing it to the text-configuration shown in the 'hidden' APIM diagnostic menu on the dash. I've put my findings in a google sheet: Sync 3 APIM data As you can see, I've only got so far - the coloured rows represent settings controlled by the same value. Disclaimers and acknowledgements are in that document. I'll slowly add to it as I get more time to plumb.
  3. Theres a couple of bits in the apim config (which I've returned to slowly fathoming...) which affect sound settings. the very first bit of the first block in 7D0-01-01 is whether the sony sound processor is present. This should probably be 0 (it affects whether Sirius is available, AAM and RSEM as well but I don't think you'll have these). If it is enabled (8 or higher), that can screw around with the sound settings - bass, mid and treb sound stop responding properly. Could be a cause. If the second bit of the second block in 01-01, ie xxxx x*xx xxxx is set to a particular value, it is possible to have different bass/mid/treb settings for different sound sources. not sure if this would affect BT/VC though and I think fade and balance are still universal in this case anyway. [[[[EDIT: Yes, I know that technically they are not bits as a bit is 1/8th of a byte, or one digit from a binary byte of 8 digits. I suppose as each hex value can be 0-F (0-16) and an 8-bit-binary-byte can hold a value of up to 255, each hex value is 1/16th of a byte, technically a "nibble". We'll just stick with "bit" for now! Bit of computer 101 for the unfamiliar, but explains the terms 8-bit, 16-bit etc when referring to, eg. video games consoles. The largest number that could be held in one byte in the memory of the Sega Master System was 255. The Mega Drive was 16-bit, therefore 16 1's and 0's per byte (technically a two-byte "word" - a byte always has 8 bits, anything larger is just an "integer"), maximum value was 65535. 64-bit OS's can handle values of up to 9,223,372,036,854,775,807. So don't buy a hard drive bigger than 8.19 Petabytes lol!
  4. Phil21185

    Focus (2014) Zetec Sync Unit Questions

    Ah didn't know sync 1 could have the colour screen! Yeah the parts are interchangeable easily enough, but it's not just a case of upgrading the software... Edit: in that case, it must be possible to go straight to sync 2/3 from sync 1 with the same wiring changes as from sync 1.1, as the APIM screen and fascias all change anyway. I guess it depends on what kind of screen is in the dash cluster....
  5. Phil21185

    Focus (2014) Zetec Sync Unit Questions

    isn't what the OP has Sync 1 - basically the system after BT/VC? Sync 1.1 has the 4" (or 5", I forget!) lcd screen rather than the dot matrix screen shown above. I didn't mean Sync 2, and after upgrading from sync 1.1 to sync2, then onto sync 3 I honestly do know the difference, even if I can't explain it well! Open to being corrected if wrong, but: SYNC 1: SYNC 1.1: SYNC 2: SYNC 3
  6. Phil21185

    Focus (2014) Zetec Sync Unit Questions

    No. Sync 1.1 is a completely different system with almost entirely different hardware. Sync 1.1 has the full colour screen as well as a different APIM and Bluetooth module.
  7. That's a point. There's a grey and a black usb connector in the back of the hub. One is for a second usb in the dash in the facelift models. Try plugging your cable in the other socket as Luke suggests. You may have to trim the plug for it to fit.
  8. Well if the USB doesn't work then there's a problem with the cable as (I believe) the wires from the media hub are for the sd card slot and jack socket only? Could be wrong. Coincidence that none of the hub is working...
  9. I seem to remember blue but I think the wire colour combinations only appear in the one plug? I also seem to remember it was the passenger side one, might be wrong there. What version maps card are you using? On screen climate can be configured with forscan and an as built dataset.
  10. Phil21185

    Oil And Sponge In Air Filter Enclosure

    I was about to say a couple of weeks isn't that bad a NecroPost, before I saw the gap between 2013 and this year!
  11. Phil21185

    My Focus overheated - now it won't start

    I can't see if you have your model of focus in your profile. Not the ecoboost is it?
  12. Phil21185

    Brake upgrade

    Tldr but pagid discs and pads for me. Saved me a fortune in Aliens Blood!
  13. Phil21185

    HOW TO: SYNC2 --> SYNC3 upgrade

    Yeah but with an ELM and this forum it's fairly easy to sort out!
  14. There's some wires to splice into the HVAC controls. Can't remember what for, but I think it's canbus tap for fcim so could be why buttons don't work. Edit: Wrong, its canbus tap for the APIM. Without, the APIM isn't connected to canbus (which the buttons work through) so won't respond. You need to splice into the correct HVAC wires and plug into 15 and 16 in the sync plug. Details in Luke's spreadsheet!
  15. Phil21185

    Customised Sync 2

    I agree. Yeah I didn't think that would be news to you 🙂 In the end I went for the GT theme. I would have liked to have the normal Ford splashscreen with it, but it has to be the gt one. I much prefer the ice blue theme to the standard ford one.