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  1. If only the MK8 was a MK7... 😜
  2. Hi does anyone know how to remove the MK8 radio to be able to fit the reverse camera cable?
  3. Found the method to reset the battery monitoring system on the Fiesta MK8. 1. Turn on ignition (not engine) 2. Ensure headlights are set to on 3. flash the high beam five times 4. press the brake pedal 3 times 5. wait for the battery light to flash on the dash. 6. Turn off then restart. This has fixed auto stop/start that wasn’t working for three months on an 18 month old MK8 st-line. Working perfectly now. 👍
  4. Thanks, no it never stops now and has original battery. It only needs a relearn so hence the question whether it was user serviceable..
  5. Hi my 18 month old MK8 st-line has stopped automatically stop/start and the dash says it’s due to charging. there is a procedure that can reteach the battery monitoring system on prior models by pressing certain buttons in a certain order but this doesn’t work on the Mk8. Does anyone know if there is an equivalent procedure for the MK8 that owners can do, whether it’s a service procedure in Forscan or whether it’s a dealership warranty visit only? Thanks!
  6. Hi anyone know if you can use forscan to enable the honk on lock confirmation sound like the US cars? I know there’s a double honk if you lock whilst door or boot ajar, but it would be nice to have a honk on lock too.
  7. Nice one! Sorry must have got a bit mixed up with the 7.5 console I fitted just before I sold it and got the 8. Not a bad job really is it, you’re right though, it’ll take a fraction of the time the 2nd time round. I’m keeping the old one too for when it gets chopped in for a newie.
  8. Yep nice blue glow for free. Brightens it up a bit. You can get footwell lamps from Ford parts too (£10 per side), and they’ll pop straight in for a nice blue glow there too. 😉
  9. I’ve done this recently in my 2018 st-line, real piece of cake. steps are: 1. Pull up shiny gear lever surround, remove gadget trap and leave the surround loose 2. Pull hard (towards gear lever), on the heater control surround to extract it from the dash. 3. Unclip the heater pane plug and remove the surround complete with heater panel, manoeuvring the gear surround through the hole in the surround. 4. Remove the 2 torx screws where the heater was just removed from. 5. In each footwell, remove the two screw covers on the console kick plate and remove the two screws. 6. Pull each chair forward and from the rear seat, remove the two screw covers at the lower sides of the console and remove screws. 7. Pull up on the leather hand brake surround and it unclips from the console. 8. Carefully pull the console up slightly and push the unclipped handbrake surround through the console. 9. Reach in behind the eco/stopstart buttons and remove the connector. 10. Carefully remove the console by lifting it up over the handbrake and remove it from the car. The new console fits exactly the same in reverse except find the spare connector for the ambient lighting and plug it in to the new console. Hopefully I haven’t forgotten anything! This all takes about an hour all in. Hope this helps!
  10. Hi what reg Fiesta do you have?
  11. It appears that the MK8 fiesta needs cabin temperature sensors and a different sun load sensor and possibly an intake damper position sensor (!). Anyone know part codes for these pls?
  12. It does seem to work well.. The only thing I’m not 100% about is whether an interior cabin temperature sensor is required or if all trims already have that sensor. Adjusting the temperature definitely changes the blower speed, the vents it comes out of and the air temperature but the weather’s a bit too cold to really determine if it’s sensing interior temp and adjusting these things from feedback. Does anyone know if the MK8 has an internal temp sensor and if so if it is present on all trim levels?
  13. I can confirm the centre console with armrest/cup holder leds and the auto climate control heater from an ST-Line X/Titanium are a direct and simple upgrade for the Standard ST-Line that comes with no armrest and manual heater as standard. Only 6 screws and fully plug-and-play.