wild_one

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  • First Name
    Mike
  • Ford Model
    Focus Mk2 1.8tdci
  • Ford Year
    2006
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Greater London

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  1. wild_one

    ib5 reverse light switch

    Just out of interest did you match up the part numbers? Because there are loads that are the same type, but only one matches part number and that is listed under a Jaguar for £40! It would probably be more cost effective for me to install an aftermarket kit, especially as the wiring is already in place?
  2. wild_one

    ib5 reverse light switch

    I did manage to find a comprehensive guide to diagnosing the rear parking sensor system on the Ford online workshop manual site. But obviously they assume you have dealer level diagnostics to access the parking module fault codes. Still useful though. After a closer examination on my car, and after doing the "listen for the sound of popping candy test" I have one dud sensor. I also noticed that of the remaining three sensors one is good and loud, the other two are about half the volume. So I may well be revisiting this problem in the future.
  3. wild_one

    ib5 reverse light switch

    Thanks, I will have a go myself tomorrow
  4. wild_one

    ib5 reverse light switch

    Well, the reversing light is now working but not the sensors? After some googling it appears that you can touch the sensors while the warning tone is on to check for the 'dud' sensor. Apparently they pulse if they are working. I will have to wait for some assistance for that test?
  5. wild_one

    ib5 reverse light switch

    I just plugged in Forscan and confirmed that the reverse light switch is functioning? I understand the the switch is quite simple on/off so the circuit is either on/off. I guess the problem must be elsewhere?
  6. wild_one

    ib5 reverse light switch

    That's my thinking. But my issue is that when I drop into reverse gear I get a long continuous tone for about 5 secs which I'm assuming is the car telling me the sensors have malfunctioned? So, if the switch powers up the sensors, shouldn't the sensor circuit be 'dead'?
  7. wild_one

    ib5 reverse light switch

    Right. Because I am waiting to swap the engine mount and I was going to replace the reverse switch which is obviously in that location, at the same time, bearing in mind the work is duplicated for both jobs. For the cost of a switch, and while the engine mount is off I may as well just change it?
  8. wild_one

    ib5 reverse light switch

    Looks like it's MTX75 not ib5 I have lost my reverse lights, reverse sensors and rear wipe when reversing. Are all these functions fed through the switch in the box? I'm guessing the long high pitch tone I hear when engaging reverse is the sensor detecting a system fault. I wonder if I could plug in my Forscan and diagnose it?
  9. wild_one

    ib5 reverse light switch

    The Ford Etis site used to be good but they have put a stop on most of the info other than colour
  10. wild_one

    ib5 reverse light switch

    The interesting thing is that you put the car reg into the ECP/GSF Ebay whatever it comes up with two different types of switch?
  11. wild_one

    ib5 reverse light switch

    That's put the cat amongst the pigeons.
  12. wild_one

    Cruise control issue

    The only switch that puts the light on the dash is the +. If I press the 'on' switch, nothing happens no light on dash, nothing.
  13. wild_one

    Steering gives the creaks

    Its best to check the easy and obvious things first, and always get a second opinion on a costly repair. Let us know how you get on.
  14. wild_one

    Cruise control issue

    The cruise control on my 1.8tdci will not respond to the 'on' switch. To use cruise I have to press the '+' button which puts the symbol on the dash and engages cruise. I can use the '-' and '+' buttons to increase and decrease speed as normal but to turn cruise off I have to touch the pedals. Anything I can do with Forscan to interrogate cruise or is it possible failing buttons on the steering wheel?
  15. wild_one

    Steering gives the creaks

    My old 1.6 sport used to creak at low speed sometimes. I think you need to budget for a rack?