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Elsie

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About Elsie

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  • Gender*
    Female
  • Ford Model
    Fiesta 1.25 Zetec 5 dr
  • Ford Year
    2009
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Northumberland
  1. Wing mirror glass changing - 09 Zetec

    Not sure that I have heated mirrors, unless they're automatic - can't see a switch ( but I'll check, thanks). There are definite flat glass replacements on EB and other Google-able sites: stick on fittings with or without backing plates. Some do say something about heating: maybe the backing plates? I guess stickiness is the main issue in non-oem parts? The fit already has a gap around on the OEMS. Got to do something, however, else I'll have scratches and scrapes all down the sides, if not taken out some unwary cyclist or biker. Improved blind spots my behind!
  2. Hi. Utterly hate the convex glass on my new Fiesta. Nice for driving, but can't get on with it at for reversing, parking and other close manoeuvres. Has been suggested that I can get normal flat glass replacements instead. Can I get off EBay or similar, and how easy is it to change over? Thanks.
  3. OK I feel really stoopid ( and I did search for past threads, honest) - but I tried to change the headlight bulbs today (1.2 Zetec 09 plate), and blow me if I can work out how. Going in through engine bay into headlight housing I can see a round rubber cap over the rear of the dip bulb - though looks like a bit of a squirm to get at it. But cannot figure at all how to get to side or high bulbs; and what about the indicators? Never had a Fiesta before, and I'm scratching my head. Any links or instructions, please? Anything else I should know re bulbs or fitting ( just got a full brighter bulbs kit for Xmas). Cheers.
  4. Thanks. Personally, I find quite a difference between summer and winter tyres ( and all seasons), used in the right conditions. It's not speed but how fast you need to attack the corners and how tight and steep they are; and how hard you might have to brake! Thanks for insurance info - having to get a new multicar policy, and they say it's OK. Any thoughts on the interior and exterior trims?
  5. HI all. Just bought my first Fiesta (not my first car or vehicle by any means), 1.25 Zetec 2009. Hope that these aren't too old chestnut questions (if so, can someone please point me in direction of links?). Firstly, I ideally need winter tyres where I live: aim to get some steels and have a 2nd set of wheels & tyres (but alloys will also do). Does anyone know offhand what wheels will fit and where I get them? (E Bay seems to say nothing listed does!) 15inch rims, alloys at present. Will any from a mk7 15" model fit or...? (Ideally for insurance, something at least off the same age, engine size etc would be best I guess). Secondarily, instead of the above, anyone know any good all-season tyres which I can put on and leave all year? Not exactly the sunny South where I live; more the soggy North. I want good grip and handling, mainly rural roads, some motorway or double carriageways. Thirdly, I'm somewhat a fan of black. The car's external paint is black, and it has black privacy glass and lovely black carpets, but it has chrome trims around the window bases and the inside is, well, a bluey grey dash with not totally black other bits and a shiny centre console surround and grab handles. Seen some lovely really black interiors on later (red) Fiestas and current-ish other Ford models. Any ideas as to how I make things blacker? Paint, dye, replacement trims etc off other models (and where?) Not into expensive customisation, but any cheap and easy cosmetic upgrades would be great. Finally, generally anything which I should check whilst it's under its couple of month post-purchase warranty? (OK, high speed handling probably not going to get too checked in current weather & road conditions!) It's recently had new belt and water pump, MOT, service. Seems to drive OK as far as I can so far tell, but never owned one before. Thanks in advance.
  6. Fiesta newbie

    Hi all. Just put deposit on my 'new' 2009 Fiesta 1.25 Zetec. 2nd car as we've moved out into the rural twisty-roaded sticks, back hopefully to having my nice little black petrol car again (after a temporary blip in a silver diesel Skoda). See you on the lots of questions forums (though hopefully only positive ones!).