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  1. Hi to all. While in a Trust Ford showroom after getting my FIESTA Heater airflow box replaced (it cost nearly 1200.00 to have the whole dash removed, a new 'airflow box' inserted and then reassembly in the workshop, several hours' time involved in all of that), I took the opportunity to see the Vignale. A lovely car, but on learning that it has no spare wheel, it is off my list for choice vehicle in the future. I liked that it had a 'decent' 4-cylinder engine, I do not need woofers in the boot, I agree with the people here who say a proper spare wheel is needed. Has Ford forgotten th
  2. Yep, my car heater problem is much different, not an electronic control problem. Ideally a different unit can be fitted by Ford, I still need to ask at a dealer. Thanks for the friendly replies. Have good weekend. Dave
  3. ps recheck what you wrote. Autistic module? - presumably Autotext error 🙂 Also I need to look up what an actuator is. I tried hard to word the description I used so that most anyone could follow it without a picture. Again the Unit is different in may Fiesta models. Ford have struggled with this design it seems!
  4. no Alan, my Diesel Fiesta Zetec has different dials. eg. the air direction selector is the big dial. In its centre is an AC light and button divided by a horizontal line. You might take a look on a Car Sales website. Some vendors put a photo of the interior console as a sales photo. (I can't upload a photo now, due to laptop connections and older device, I have a new smartphone, but it is not yet online - I am in no rush to do that. My wife has her iphone and I can ask her, but she works shifts and has been asking me to help her with online learning as a priority!)
  5. Spelling correction: I imagine that FORD fitted the Heater Control Unit in 2 halves. But best not to attempt that, as when attempting to see how the back cover of the unit would separate from the front part of the Heater Control Unit, bits of the light plastic control unit break off. Clearly this was never designed to be self-serviced at the car owner's own house. Probably the FORD designers thought they had invented a super intterior console with a flashy Heater Control Unit, but seen on a computer screen is a far cry from when a 'kinetic' failure occurs (can plastic have mechanic
  6. To Alan, Fiesta 1.25 was the question for me? On the back of the Heater Control Unit, the heat selector (the R.H. knob rotates from blue / cold -> to red / warm), it has behind a half-dial which has the retaining plastic hole for the small silver end of a taut wire going to the real heater switch somewhere. If the wire (1/4 inch end-ball) is detatched from the plastic half-dial, it could make a noise when loose from its mooring. How stupid of the designers to anchor a strong wire in a cheap plastic control. Strong hands may turn the temp knob too far. I think that i
  7. My item title: "Fix a HEATER SELECTION DIAL problen on the Ford Fiesta Mk7" Just spent 5 hours trying to sort out a problem with the Heater Control Unit on my 2013 Fiesta Zetec. But it was a failed attempt, especially because the plastic heater control unit is fragile - eg. 4 light plastic lugs with holes for the 4 retaining screwa. I removed the screws, but on pulling the Heater Control Unit past the aperture edge, one of the lugs got broken. Sadly only 3 of the 4 retaining screws could be used later for reattaching the control unit. Possible metawords: FIESTA HEATER CONT
  8. Denise, after a hectic weekend incl MoT success, I re-read your posting. There is a YouTube video about this matter, Go to "Ford Fiesta Mk7 (2009) - Heater Blower Resistor fix" (29,967 views) - I hope this helps you see what needs doing. Needless to say you can seek help from your usual service person. - from a Co Down driver.
  9. When posting a query, please give the Model / Year of your car at the outset. I got a 2013 Fiesta from a family member. Years ago I was a Ford Escort Mk II owner, a sporty model with a slide-back sunroof and with spoilers front and rear. Loved that car. The heater was so simple to operate, with sliding levers. I am disappointed by the heater control dial on the modern Fiesta. It is clumsy to operate as the dial which selects where to direct warm air stopped selecting this evening. I rotated the dial anti-clockwise, to select dash level warm air. After a few minutes I wanted to change
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