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  1. Phil21185

    Gosh I've missed you lot!!

    Well howdy! It's been a while and I can only apologise! No real reason other than life... Y'know! Hoping everyone is doing well and that 2019 has gotten off to a great start for you all! Pleasantries out of the way, back to modding!!! A mod Ive been meaning to do for ages is heated seats - @madmole has a tut up here for a generic retrofit which is awesome, but it looks like the kit I bought has different wiring than his. With that in mind, before I start, coupla questions. I need to tap into: Battery pos Battery neg (easy grounding points all over the car so not a problem) Ignition live and Nighttime lighting And I need to find all these in and around the centre console and seats as the provided harness ain't long enough to get to the footwell fusebox. Any ideas chaps and chappettes?
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    Anyone actually managed to update Sync 1.1

    If you have abs, you have hill assist, not sure about auto dip - that's a new one to me. As for the interior reds, you need to enable ambient lighting in the dash panel options. Should be an option there in the lighting menu on the dash.
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    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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
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    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....
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    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
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    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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
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    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!
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    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?
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    Brake upgrade

    Tldr but pagid discs and pads for me. Saved me a fortune in Aliens Blood!
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    HOW TO: SYNC2 --> SYNC3 upgrade

    Yeah but with an ELM and this forum it's fairly easy to sort out!
  16. 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!
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    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.
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    Customised Sync 2

    Ahh, but you can Stoney! Granted, not to a personal choice of any wallpaper, but there are a set variety of themes to choose from. Have a look in the test menu and see which you like. The only thing is you have to edit the APIM to make them permanent. Once you ignition cycle, itll revert to the original one otherwise. The byte data for them is on the F150 doc in Luke's sync 2 upgrade sticky, and I'm getting around to continuing to decode the rest of the APIM data anyway 🙂
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    Key Free and S/S

    Yeah, mine isn't working at the minute either and usually does so I wouldn't worry just yet 🙂
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    KPG: I'm back ! (New Build Thread)

    What are you talking about?! I still owe about £6k on mine lol! If they didn't want me to mod it they shouldn't have given me the keys...
  21. Is this possible? How expensive is it? Has anyone done it? Cheers
  22. Yeah I still need to do some work with mine actually. The only things now not quite right are the turn by turn, which multiplies the distance by 256, so there is a transposed byte between the bcm and IPC somewhere I think. Dunno how I'm going to sort that one out! But I was as Luke, where I already had the antenna in so can't say about aftermarket ones I'm afraid. The other thing is the climate repeater on the screen has the controls reversed, as others have experienced, so altering the drivers temp actually changes the passenger temp and vice versa. If i can find a fix, great, if not I'll prob disable it as it's not really necessary. I just like to have all the options available! I'm still slowly mapping the APIM as built data - there's a link to a Google sheet in the thread called APIM configurations. It's pretty similar to what the f150 guys did except I intend to map all values 0-F for each bit, which they didnt, and a lot of the settings they don't mention as each bit controls more than one setting generally.
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    MK3 Focus - What not to do with FoCCCus...

    Without telepathy or a bit more explanation, probably not! I'll do my best to help, but I'm by no means an expert What is it you're trying to do?
  24. Me: Got my modded ELM! Yay! Me 5 mins later: Killed my car. Boo. Me 2 mins and a lot of swearing later: Thank holy turdballs I took a save of the ECU configs! Explanation: Got my ELM as I always like to bugger around with things and see what's what. Fine. Really all I wanted to do was to enable auto door locking when you drive off (I live in Gainsborough. They'll have your wheels off if you're going less than 20mph... ) . Found the setting, changed it to enabled and all seemed good! Unplugged the reader and took 'er for a spin round the block. At 3mph my doors locked and i do this face ---> Shortly afterwards on the same trip I notice my cruise control/limiter controls don't respond. I do this face ---> cos I'm thinking I probably caught another setting without realising. So I pull up at my house and plug the reader back in but stupidly forget to switch the engine off. As FoCCCus grabs my cars settings, the engine cuts out and when FoCCCus loads, a crapload of DTC faults appear on EVERY system (BCM, IPC, etc. But most importantly PCM). I do this face ---> and clear them all with the software - they're all loss of signal faults so I assume its cos the engine cut out on its own but the PCM faults persist. I look down the list and see 'Crash'. I do this face ---> as I realise the car thinks its been involved in a crash as the engine was killed and will not allow it to be started again. Lo and behold it wont start again and I can't clear the fault. I'm now doing this face hoping the wife doesn't hear the car 3 ft from the lounge window not starting --->. Thankfully I also had ForScan which did clear the Crash fault and after restoring the settings from a backup I made at first read the car started fine again. I also re-applied the auto-lock setting and was careful not to touch any others. The Cruise still didn't work immediately, but after cycling the ignition completely the controls responded. Happy ending, but it was Brown Pants time for a few minutes... So the moral of the story: ALWAYS take a backup of your car's settings before you tinker and NEVER use an OBD reader while the engine is running! Just don't be thick like me =]
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    Anyone recommend a dash cam for a 2018 Focus

    Yes, though you'd need a kit to do it. To be fair you can hardwire any camera this way. If it takes 12v, simply use a fuse tap and a grounding point. If 5v, use a hardwire kit along with the fuse tap. Can't see your profile as I'm on mobile, but there's suitable fuses in the passenger footwell in the focus. Can't remember of the top of my head, but I think F73 is an always live. If you get a hardwire kit with battery monitoring, it will keep the camera running until the battery voltage drops to an unsafe level. Great for parking mode! Otherwise, I think most folk tap into switched live fuse (possibly F85?) For the heated steering wheel.