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  1. Hi all, After a bit of anecdotal advice and this seems like the best place for it. I'm after getting a new car in the not too distant future and for some reason over the last couple of years I've absolutely grown to love the looks of the Mk2.5 Focus. I will have around £5k to spend and have been looking all over the place for information about these cars. I am well aware that the ultimate proof is in the pudding and that I should go and test drive some but the reality is it's still a few months until I will be buying so I haven't got round to it yet. I have all but decided that if I do get one it will be in Titanium spec as it has the most toys. What I haven't decided on is which petrol engine I would opt for. From what I have read the 100bhp 1.6 is a bit gutless so the choice is really between the 1.8 or 2.0, the 1.6 115bhp doesn't come in titanium spec I believe but I could opt for that if I decided on the Zetec-S trim. I'm not too fussed about miles per gallon as I only do about 6000 miles a year with the occasional long motorway drive. I'm currently in a 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol which is not slow but I don't really like the power delivery of the turbocharged engine and have found myself yearning for the days when I had a N/A petrol. I can be a bit rev happy at times so a N/A is what I prefer. My main questions are is there any advantage to having the 2.0 over the 1.8 and does it feels much quicker both off the line in town and on the motorway/A roads? Cheers
  2. Hi, I'm not sure if I have seen FRONT camber kit for the Focus Mk2 or Mk2.5, and I would appreciate some inputs or feedback from those who've actually installed one in their cars. If yes, could you possibly link me to a vendor (or vendors) who might be selling the same. Thanks!
  3. A few days ago when the freezing temperatures hit I went out to get the car sorted so I could go to work. Long story short, the drivers door handle was frozen. I was as gentle as I could be wiggling it slowly until it opened. Unfortunately as it opened something broke and it now won't open the door. The central locking still works and the inner door handle will still open the door but not the outer handle. The question I have is, is this just a replacement of a cable within the door between the handle and the locking mechanism ( if the cable has snapped which I think it has) or would the whole locking mechanism need to be replaced (is it a "1 piece" solution)? I can't seem to find any photos or info on the internet that answers this. Also any ideas on price for either repair? Thanks in advance! Andy
  4. Hi guys (and gals), Got a problem with my 2008 Ford Focus mk2.5, the outside/ambient temperature sensor isn't giving a reading and the red snowflake is permanently on the dash. I would usually just swap the sensor out for a new one (which I still may). But I know that usually when the sensor fails, it gives a stupid reading instead of just nothing. Is there a fuse for the ABT that I can check? Or anything else obvious before I swap the sensor? Thanks in advance! P.S how can I see photos in other posts? It just comes up 'photobucket p500' in the photo window?
  5. Has anyone else had issues with the headlight bulb coming loose, mine was loose when I took it for MOT 3 week's ago, when I got home I repositioned the bulb and pushed the retainer back on but the retainer seemed loose. Can I buy these separate, or do I need a new headlight assembly. TIA guys 👍
  6. Hi all, The wife's MK2.5 1.8 petrol Focus seems to be misbehaving. Basically when changing gear the car continues to rev as if the throttle is still being applied (for about a second or so). Basically when I come off the power and press the clutch, the revs will typically increase by 200-300 RPM for a second or so, before starting to drop down again. The revs seems to be a little slow to drop as well, although I'm used to driving a TDCi so tat might just be me. I'm wanting to get it sorted as it can't be doing the clutch plate any good. So far I've carried out the following steps to try and resolve it without any major success: Removed the throttle body, given it a good clean (it was covered in black crud internally), cleared the learned values using Forscan and following the reinitialisation procedure. (the car drives a little more smoothly but gear changes still don't "feel" right. Forscan telemetry confirmed that the throttle pedal position is being reported correctly with no lag. The difference between the requested throttle body position and its actual position is less than 1%, it also adjusts quickly so it doesn't appear that the butterfly valve is sticking. Has anyone got any further suggestions, I know this engine doesn't have an ICV so I guess I'd need to be looking at hoses (oh and there is not noticeable hissing when the throttle is applied). EDIT: I've found several references online to the "Power Steering Pressure Switch" sometimes causing this issue, any thoughts? Any helpful suggestions will be much appreciated!
  7. I have bought a ford focus 57 plate and I ve realised there is no sound coming from the back of the car. I ve had the rear door panels off and there are speakers there which should work and also the connection on then with wires heading to the head unit. The head unit is the original ford 6000cd MK2.5 version (sleeker looking one) and I can see the rear speaker cables coming out of the quadlock on the back. Tested the power both ends and there isn t anything going through, also don t have the stereo code so I can t change a lot at the moment. Any insight? I haven t fitted anything extra into the car which could affect it and I ve tried the balance and fader but when I set it to the rear it goes quiet.
  8. I am thinking of applying a light dark tint to my front headlights. I have searched several thread and sites. Some say that it's safe. Some say that it may cracks your headlight. Have anyone of you tried it? Does the quality play that much role or is it safe to order a cheap one from eBay for 5 euros instead of paying around 30 or 50 that the shops ask for?
  9. I am thinking of applying a light dark tint to my front headlights. I have searched several thread and sites. Some say that it's safe. Some say that it may cracks your headlight. Have anyone of you tried it? Does the quality play that much role or is it safe to order a cheap one from eBay for 5 euros instead of paying around 30 or 50 that the shops ask for?
  10. Hi Guys been struggling now for a few weeks but have been trawling through websites and the most answers I have found have come from here so I am asking for more help specific to me... So Due to a flat battery I had to jump my battery but due to the mother in law!! love her to bits!! connected the + and - the wrong way round and killed my battery...so a new battery later making sure I got a Silver Calcium battery and I got the best one not the cheapo! and were back up and running but then after about 2 weeks the battery is going dead over night!...so there begins my google journey searching for my problem then the trip to the auto electrical shop and then back to halfords to replace a faulty new battery.... and then to start my google journey again.... anywho I have traced the battery drain to fuse 104 which is in the manual for "battery saver"....hmmm the irony and "internal lights" (no internal lights are staying on)so I have pulled fuse 104 and no more battery drain I have no interior lights which to be honest I can live without but What is the battery saver....during my google journey I found the wiring schematics for my model and after searching 137 pages 3 times I found fuse 104 and found that the battery saver relay is on the PCB of what every one is calling the ((GEM Module) which I call the Internal Fuse box) so its Soldered onto the main fuse box and on Ebay I can Buy one for £40-£400 but Matching up the Model numbers are proving Problematic as some people say they need to be programed to the car and others are saying as long as you match up a certain amount of numbers you can just replace then re-program the keys then your good to go....Anyone who has any insight please feel free to help Ford focus MK2.5.pdf
  11. Hi there, I'm new to this sort of thing but had no option to come here for some advice! My car is a 2008 Focus Mk2.5 1.6 Zetec (petrol) (67,000 miles) and for the past few months it's had terrible starting issues that aren't exactly consistent. I turn on the ignition and go to start and it will turn over fine with a few coughs (trying to fire) and averagely starting after about 5/6 starts. (As I said it's not consistent as this morning it started 2nd try). Sometimes I will have a message pop up whilst I'm trying to start which is either; 'ESP off', 'Aux Heater 0%'. Also, when eventually started, (I'm not sure of this is connected to the situation) it splutters slightly for maybe like 1/4 mile down the road, with slight loss of power. In the afternoon it starts up first time (usually) so it's normally first thing in the morning. Hopefully one of you guys can point me in the right direction, thanks in advance! (Edit) The truth is I probably created an account many years ago and completely forgot! 😂
  12. 2010 MK 2.5 Focus engine swap

    I have a 2010 mk2.5 Focus with a dismal 1.4L petrol. Looking to swap the engine with something more powerful. I live in the UAE but the focus was built in Germany. What petrol engines swap easily into this model? Labour is relatively cheap here and so are spare/used parts, the big question is which engine will fit easily? (petrol only-almost no diesels here) I'm also assuming the transmission will need changed. Catalytic converters are not really needed here under 5.0L so that's one less thing to change, I've already had that removed 😎 Advice for which engines to hunt for would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
  13. Hi everyone My Focus mk 2.5 diesel fuel pump died on me recently & i manged to get a used one for free-although it was from a mk1 i think. When this was tried it didn't work. I also was given the control module that was under the back seat but have been unable to locate this module in mine. I read online that it is located under the passenger side seat but have looked there & also the under the drivers side. Just wondered whether Ford decided to move it in the mk2.5? If anyone could shed any light on this it would be good! I realise it could be that the pump i was given is faulty-what's the best way to accertain this?
  14. Focus Mk2 juddering

    Hi, ive got a 09 plate focus zetec s 1.6 tdci ive had it a few months but now its starting struggling at about 1100 - 1200 revs it starts to sort of hop like it wants to stall and the only way to stop it is to dip the clutch or to bring the revs up, any idea what it could be ?
  15. My car, a Focus 2.0 TDCi, has been experiencing rattles that are progressively getting louder and annoying. It happens mostly on uneven roads, small bumps, and humps, but not really on the big potholes. Drop links / stab links, lower arm/ ball joints, shock mounts, engine supports and stab bar bushing replaced, but the rattle persists. I'm beginning to think that its the CV joints but need to be sure. If it is, would appreciate it if someone can get point to me the part number & brand that they used so I could get this issue sorted out. Thanks!
  16. Hello everyone, I wondered if anyone could help... I have a Focus Mk2.5 Titanium 1.8 TDCi - 58 Reg. Last night, the red battery light came on on my dash when I was driving to the gym. I went to the gym, came out and the car started fine but light remained on. This morning, I started the car and the battery (red), ABS (amber) and the Slip Indicator/Stability Control Fault Indicator (red) lights were on. The stereo also made a loud humming/buzzing sound depending how loud the volume was turned up, so I turned it down and turned the car off then jumped on the bus to work! Any ideas what this might be? The battery died in November and I replaced it with a brand new one... Alternator or ECU maybe? I will also add that the cigarette lighter is always powered, I have to unplug my dash cam every time I turn the car off otherwise it will stay powered on through the cigarette lighter - not sure if this is linked. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Happy Friday!
  17. Hi chaps, since installing my drl's ive always wanted to replace my standard bulb head lights with xenom ones just because the go better together. I know the MK2.5 ST has xenom headlights so I'm just thinking I could replace my current ones with these but just want to see if yous have any thoughts on it? im driving a 2010 Zetec S. Thanks Steven
  18. Reprogramming key?

    Hi Guys, Really simple question here. I recall seeing somewhere either on this forum or a different site that it is possible to program the MK2.5 central locking key to double lock the car when you hit the lock button once (instead of the standard - twice within 3 seconds). There was something to do with holding down two of the buttons at the same time for a couple of seconds but I just cant remember and for the life of me I can't find instructions anywhere! I recently got into the habit of double locking so I can see the indicators flashing from a distance to let me know the car is locked. Any help is appreciated!
  19. Hi guys, me again :) I have a few questions about the EGR valve for my Focus (MK2.5 - 1.6 Econetic - Jan 2009). First of all, where is it located? I never really searched it and I will try doing so when I'm back from work, however it seems that its position differs from the one of a MK2 model? Blanking it: When I blank the EGR with a plate, will the ECU complain about it? Will I get any dashboard errors or will I get something reported in the diagnostic? This is really important to understand for me as I need to make sure no errors are reported. Following my logic (as I'm ignorant on this subject) I would say "no errors" as I think the ECU will still notice the EGR working? If I'm right, isn't this going to cause issues with the exhaust gasses (I guess more compression?)? At the same time I'm thinking that if the sensor is sofisticated enought it'll understand there's no gas floating through and then light up and nice error? Is it against the law to blank it? I know that in Italy it is, I read that in the UK is a bit of a grey area and I'm not sure whether The Netherlands (where I live) also allows it or not. I'm sure there won't be a specific article in the law, but based on the EU laws I think it'll make it illegal. This is also why the above point is important. I would like to know if a mechanic that is just checking the car, will notice a blanked EGR or not during the yearly controls. Finally, if I were to perform this, what would your recommendations be in terms of kit to use or how to install it? Thanks a lot
  20. Does anyone know of a place online that will sell 5 Door Mk2.5 Focus ST or Zetec S side skirts (or at least ones that look similar)? I've looked around online and all i can seem to find are the cheap Fiberglass or GRP side skirts, which I don't want because they are far too brittle for the Northern Irish roads. I've only managed to find one set of ABS plastic side skirts online for £99, but they aren't the Zetec S/ST skirts I have been looking for. Does anybody know of a place that sells them? Preferably a place that won't cost an arm, a leg and a left nut to buy? Thanks.
  21. Hi everyone, this is my first post so apologies if it takes me a while to reply or generally figure this site out 🙃 I've recently bought a Focus mk2.5 2009 with 12k on the clock and I'm looking to do some interior and exterior modifications but could do with some help and info on what sites to look on for parts, this is the first ford I've ever bought so my knowledge of them is almost none existent! 😳 Thanks in advance everyone.
  22. 1.6 TDCI power cut off

    Hi Guys, My first time posting. I have a 2009 focus zetec 1.6 tdci diesel with 113K miles on the clock. I bought this car in April with 110k miles. Today I was out on a road trip and after driving about 100 miles I was switching to the outside lane on the motorway and the power just cut completely in the car. The revs dropped completely and the speedo just decreased as i pulled onto the hard shoulder and the engine stalled then (the battery symbol and the engine oil symbol appeared in the cluster). I turned the key off and back on and it started no issues. I then drove another 100 miles and 200 miles back without issue. There was no check engine light on at any point. I was also not accelerating hard, ~2k rpm. This has happened once before. I was going accelerating onto a round about (quite hard ~4.5k rpm - very stupid) and the car just cut after a few seconds. This was a few months ago. I put this down to revving the car too hard when it was cold but this might not be the case then? This was obviously a bit worrying because to tow the car home would be a couple hundred euro and thank god I didn't have to. I'll be checking for any codes on the car tomorrow morning and perhaps bringing it to a ford garage but I was just posting this here incase im resiting any common problems or symptoms.
  23. Auto Open/Close Windows

    Just bought a used focus a few days ago and i noticed the driver side window opens automatically but does not close also, the passenger window also neither auto opens or closes which is quite annoying, i also cant use the key for this. Just wanted to double check that this isnt something wrong with the car. I tried a few of the window reset tutorials but they didnt work and i also wasnt sure if this was for my vehicle model. i have a Focus 1.6 tdci 2008 mk2 facelift i hope this isnt something that isnt available.
  24. Focus Mk2.5 2008 Reg Speakers

    Hi all! My drivers side speaker appears to be blown or loose as it rattles with high volume / bass. I love my music and this is obviously very annoying. Planning on upgrading the stereo to a double din touch screen GPS bluetooth thingy from eBay in the coming months but would also like to sort the speakers out and upgrade them, or at the very least - fix the rattling! What speakers are used in the Mk2.5 Titanium Focus front door cards and rear too please? And does anyone know what the exact make and model speakers are standard in the Titanium? As the others are pretty good... Thanks muchly.
  25. Hi guys, I have recently started a bit of a project on my 2009 Ford Focus Titanium to retrofit mirrors with puddle-lamps and power fold capability. I removed the old mirrors and attached new (aftermarket) mirrors with puddle lamps and power fold. I purchased a two-way button from Ford which replaces the standard interior scan button by the door handle. (I dont have the power fold switch integrated on the drivers door arm rest module). After a search on Google ive figured out where the extra wire needs to go on the drivers door control unit (the passenger mirror connector is fully populated) to power the drivers side mirror fold motor. Current Progress I've managed to turn on the puddle lamps with ELMConfig. Currently when i lock the car the mirrors move in a bit (and it seems using the mirror adjustment switch i can move them out again using the left arrow ?). The puddle lamps seem to be working properly. Questions Q1) How can i wire up the two way button pictured above? Q2) What settings do i need to flick in ELMConfig so the car knows it has powerfold/puddle lamps (I have a modified ELM327 clone with an MS CAN switch)? Q3) Is there any mirror learning procedure required so the car knows how much to fold the mirrors in or out (like global opening/closing for the windows)? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.