ChrisLocalBoy

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    Chris
  • Ford Model
    Fiesta ST-Line
  • Ford Year
    2018
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Staffordshire

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  1. ChrisLocalBoy

    Mk8 ST-Line locked out

    Hi Eric, No, I had not disabled the Stop/Start..... I can only assume because I'd only been driving for 3 mins the car hadn't warmed up enough for it to be in operation yet, I've remembered something else since which may be significant, I'd locked the doors from inside when I started to drive off (old habit)....... but this would of unlocked automatically when I got out as it always has, but some issue then caused it to re-lock. I dont know why and if this is indeed the case its a pretty big issue........ the car should never ever lock itself with the key sitting right inside the car. When I got back to it some 30-40 mins later, as you mentioned the engine had indeed shut itself down but the radio was still running inside. My mate at work has just come up with a good suggestion..... he asked if I had placed anything on the passenger seat..... his thinking is that the car thought there was someone in that seat and locked the car again, it certainly might explain the flashing seat belt light and beeping tone. He's got a good point, as I had my bag with my laptop and lunch in etc....... I normally put it in the foot-well..... but I honestly cant remember whether it went on the seat or not this morning but its something else to test. As for jumping out, I was out of the car for 10-15 seconds max..... that's all it took, I wouldn't even consider turning the engine off and locking it etc..... it'd take me longer to do that than actually get out etc....... but I do appreciate what you are saying. If I get to the bottom of it I'll put a post up so it doesn't happen to others. Thanks Chris
  2. ChrisLocalBoy

    Mk8 ST-Line locked out

    Morning all, Had the car since April and loved every minute of it, until this morning! On my way to work at about 7am, pulled up outside my mates house as he left his golves in there at the weekend, pulled up..... left the engine running, jumped out run the 15yds to his front door and shoved them through, get back to my car...... it's just suddenly decided to lock itself and subsequently me out of it as I'd left the keys inside, by the little storage area under the A/C controls. Now I'll admit this is my first time having a car with a 'push to start button' and am still getting used to not needed to put keys in the ignition........ but I'm also fairly certain the car should just never lock itself when the keys are still inside the ***** car!!!! tried all 4 doors and the boot and as I was I could hear beeping from inside, the same sort of beeping if you open the door whilst the engine is running, or leave your lights on etc........ also, the red seatbelt light was occasionally flashing despite no seat belts being engaged at all? No major issue I thought, I'll just ring the Mrs who can run the spare down to me........ but as any bloke knows, that one time you need your Mrs in an emergency she cannot hear either he mobile or the house phone ringing as she was still fast asleep and I couldn't get hold of her, the mates house I was outside was already miles away at work so in a panic I had to run/walk/half die the best part of 2 miles back to my house leaving the car running to get my spare key and get the Mrs to drive me back in her car........and as you can imagine I was not impressed one bit!!! I've had a browse on these forums and Google and cant see any mention of this issue and cant check my manual until later, I'm also going to try and replicate this when I get home form work tonight because if this is a thing I'd like Ford to explain to me why a car with the keys inside would ever need to lock itself or if its some kind of fault, or am I just being a numbty? Also worth mentioning I've jumped out of the car countless times in the same manner to post letters or swap drivers when I'm being dropped off at the pub etc and this has never happened before. Any ideas?
  3. ChrisLocalBoy

    SYNC 3 - MAP UPDATE F7

    Just an update, I managed to get the update to work! finally. I decided to wash, wax and clean the inside of the car today and thought I'd give it one last try while I was out with the car anyway, stuck the USB in and forgot about it, I left the engine off but switched the radio on. First thing I noticed the the radio powered itself off (I think after 30 mins), still no update...... another 30 mins later it powered off, so I jumped in to power it back on and when it came back on I noticed the 'Updating' message....... I allowed it to finish and it went through fine. The second part.... the voice bit was a little different, for some reason I got the updating message as soon as I plugged the USB in...... weird. So anyone else who may have issues, this took around an hour before I even saw the 'Updating' message.......... and this seems to be different for everyone, but the document stating you'll see it within 10 minutes isn't the case for everyone, mind took around an hour before I even saw anything so its something to think about for anyone planning to try this update.......... other than the wait the update went flawlessly so just follow the guide exactly. Thanks all.
  4. ChrisLocalBoy

    SYNC 3 - MAP UPDATE F7

    Yeah I managed the update to build 18025 without issue, but for whatever reason the update just refuses to start with the map update, no message, no errors...... nothing happens at all.
  5. ChrisLocalBoy

    SYNC 3 - MAP UPDATE F7

    Nope..... no luck, thats 3 sticks I've tried now, all exFat formatted, files downloaded, copied on as per instructions, script checked to make sure its correct. I also tried extracting both the downloaded file, because you mentioned having problems extracting them (even though the document never mentions extracting the files), amended the script to reflect the new file names and tried this..... nothing. At no point have I ever received the 'Updating Software' message as displayed in the instructions, either there is a step missing here or the instructions are not quite correct? Are you able to confirm the exact steps you took to get this to work for you? Thanks Chris
  6. ChrisLocalBoy

    SYNC 3 - MAP UPDATE F7

    Yeah I've checked all that and used 3 different sticks (all exFat) all no different I'm afraid...... interesting though you say to extract the files, the document never mentions extracting them it just says to copy them directly into the folder.
  7. ChrisLocalBoy

    SYNC 3 - MAP UPDATE F7

    Thanks for the reply. That's the issue for me though, I don't even get the updating message at all, I'm copying the files to another USB stick incase for some reason the car isn't registering that particular stick (even though I use this stick for my music in the car which works fine) I'll try the other stick tomorrow and let you know if I have any luck. Cheers mate Chris
  8. ChrisLocalBoy

    SYNC 3 - MAP UPDATE F7

    Has anyone been able to get this to work, I've followed the instructions in the document to the letter, in both the arm rest and console USB slots and after 20 minutes or so in both I never see the "Updating system software..." message. I work in IT so I'm completely comfortable with all of the files and writing of the script file etc so I'm confident I'm not doing anything incorrectly. My sync version is 3.0 build 17276 (I did this update ok myself) and my maps are currently F6.1 Any ideas? (The links above have expired by the way) Cheers Chris
  9. ChrisLocalBoy

    Fiesta MK8 modifications and accessories

    I picked up these deflectors for my MK8 ST-Line last week and they fit and look great. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FIESTA-mk8-5-doors-hatchback-2017-onwards-4-pc-wind-deflectors-HEKO-Tinted/183058960326?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  10. ChrisLocalBoy

    Fiesta Mk8 ST-Line dashcam?

    Alex, Ah......very good point! you know what I never considered that, I actually have not tested that as I only installed it yesterday and I've not taken the car out since as I'm working from home, I'll pop out at lunch time and see what happens and let you know. Cheers!
  11. ChrisLocalBoy

    Fiesta Mk8 ST-Line dashcam?

    I picked up my new Fiesta ST-Line last week (loving it so far!) after swapping from a Focus Zetec. I had a dashcam fitted in the Focus no problem which I've moved over to the Fiesta and there are 2 types of fuses in the passenger compartment, micro 2 and micro 3. Looking at the manual there seemed to be a lot more available fuses in micro 2 so ordered myself a piggyback. My problem is that every available fuse (except one... I'll come to in a minute) is permanent live which I don't want, the only fuse that isn't is live with the engine and not ignition, which has me up and running but its not ideal because the camera I have is designed to be hardwired so the 'battery' only last 20 seconds or so, meaning that if I'm in a bit of traffic and my stop/start kicks in the camera will be power will be going on/off all the time, I know I could just turn my stop/start off but its more of an annoyance than anything and I'm a bit of a perfectionist! I'll be honest and say having the button start instead of a key..... I'm not sure how that changes the ignition (as you obviously cant just turn the key to step one) There are some micro 3 fuses in the same compartment so I've just ordered another piggyback for the sake of £3 to try those fuses instead but reading the fuse descriptions I don't think I'm gonna have much luck. I was just wondering if anyone else has come across the same problem and did they manage to get around it? I don't really want to start considering going into the engine fuse box (where there are a LOT more choices) as I assume it will be a sealed unit to get it watertight and I don't want to risk compromising that at all. Thanks in advance Chris