Telecastermaster

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    Luke
  • Ford Model
    Focus
  • Ford Year
    2013
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Leicestershire

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  1. Apologies. I pulled the fuse and then popped it back in as suggested.
  2. Ignore this one folks - have got this sorted.
  3. I'm using PowerAmp on a Samsung Galaxy A5 with Android version 8.0.0. All was working a couple of days ago and have not touched or updated anything in the last few days. Thanks for the tips. I think I'll get the manual out and look for the fuse in that case.
  4. Have had my focus about 3 months now and have been very pleased with it. However, the last couple of days SYNC suddenly seems to have developed a problem playing BT audio. It's always been a bit on the quirky side (sometimes hops around a bit and takes a few seconds to properly get going when I first get in the car) and I'm aware that SYNC is far from perfect, but until this point, it's been a joy just getting in to the car and having my music play without having to ***** around with aux cables and phone holsters. So, any idea what the problem is? The phone does still seem to be connected and the phonebook and call options and the like are there. When I hit play, the app on my phone is playing the music but there is just no sound coming through. I have tried my phone on another BT device at home and it's fine. Have also tried having SYNC forget my phone and reconnect as well as completely resetting SYNC. I've read that pulling the fuse may be the fix (which is ludicrous if I'm going to be having to do this every 3 months, but ho hum). If so, where would I find the fuse? Many thanks!
  5. Yeah some people have said that it's very noticeable while others have said that they've never noticed a thing. I am starting to wonder as I've done around 400 miles since I've had it now with some good runs in there and haven't noticed anything. That said, as long as the car is doing what it needs to do, I don't suppose it really matters whether it's noticeable or not.
  6. So, one thing I'm disappointed about with the Zetec I've bought is not getting some sort of armrest as standard and I'm thinking I may want to fit one. As far as I can make out, my main options are: 1) Get hold of the proper one that has been removed from a higher spec car and fit it. I see there are threads around from people that have done it. How hard is this to do for a novice? 2) The Armster S. This seems to be the go to for aftermarket solutions but it seems a little pricey and I would like to avoid drilling holes in the existing trim if possible. Thoughts? 3) Looking through Ebay, an array of other aftermarket armrests. Some are obviously crap, but has anyone had any experience with any of them? Any ideas? Thanks!
  7. Thanks man. All sounds good. As I understand it, every 300 miles is somewhat normal so shouldn't be a worry. Thanks for all the pointers - sounds like your experience has been positive.
  8. Okay, got ya. So you're saying it's because it was effectively behaving like I had just got in and only switched the ignition on? That would make sense - now I think about it, I think I remember seeing a seatbelt light too. Apologies for being such a pedant but after the last year with my Astra, the sight of any oil or engine management lights strikes fear into my heart LOL!
  9. Yes engine was off. If that's the case then I'm less concerned, but if that is the case, what is the relevance of the oil light?!
  10. Well, Start/Stop worked for about half a day it seemed and something concerning happened driving to work this morning. It was about 4 degrees C this morning so I was half expecting it not to work but at the first couple of junctions it kicked in fine. Then at another junction I had a particularly long wait and after a while, the red oil light appears and it says 'Manual Restart Required'. Since then, it hasn't worked again but no more oil light either. Do I have a potential oil problem?
  11. Followed your instructions and Start/Stop is now working. Thanks Tom! Presumably if this now stops working briefly, it'll be another sign that a regen is taking place?!
  12. I stand corrected! I hope you find what you're looking for anyway...
  13. I see. The 1.0 EcoBoost was on my radar too but I was put off by their unfortunate habit of setting on fire. I'm informed it's more of a maintenance issue though - either way, seems like an incredible little engine and no doubt is the future...
  14. Lol, sounds like you have had your fill of DPF and Regen nonsense?!! Thanks for the reply. Good info.
  15. Thanks for your reply Tom. I've found one of your posts about the battery and will have a go at this. I'm sure you're much more knowledgeable than me around the whole DPF thing, and I'm still confused so maybe you can help clear this up for me. If a regen can kick in at any time under any driving style, why does the owners manual advise a good run in a lower gear every now and again? Is this a failsafe just in case you are doing such pathetically short runs all the time that the car never gets a chance to complete a regen? And if what you are saying is correct (which I'm sure it is) where does that leave all this stuff about 'passive' regen and 'active' regens. My previous reading on the subject lead me to believe that if you are always doing the motorway miles, it's more likely that the car is constantly undergoing 'passive' regen and therefore wouldn't need to force 'active' regens. But if I'm understanding you correctly, there is no such thing as 'passive' regen and the car is always going to commence an 'active' regen whenever it needs one, correct?