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    1. Bluetooth disconnected, low car battery

      Hi, I have recently purchased a 2008 FG XT. A couple of days after purchasing it I had a message pop up on my central screen, Bluetooth disconnected Low car battery. Have taken it back 3 times to the dealership. They said they have never heard of this problem before and ended up just...

      Started by lulu‎, 19-12-2012 01:07 AM
      2008, battery, bluetooth
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    2. 2012 fpv gt 335 clutch problems

      I got a 2012 FPV 335 GT, sometimes the clutch feels good and other times its rubbish. Clutch pedal feels hard and springy at times. The thing that annoys me the most is that it feels like the point of engagement changes, sometimes its high and sometimes its low. When I give the car abit of stick,...

      Started by FPV1031‎, 28-07-2013 03:28 PM
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    3. Fg differential (LSD)

      Probably a stupid question but does anyone know if 2012 fg xr6 sedan mkii with sports automatic transmission comes stock with a LSD or not?

      Started by Lokka‎, 10-04-2014 03:19 PM
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    4. Help changing plugs in 2008 FG XR8

      Hi guys, I know this is crazy but can someone tell me where and how to change the spark plugs in my FG XR8.

      Started by soley88‎, 01-04-2014 09:19 AM
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    5. Cool EcoBoost Tuning??

      Hey guys, well the Ecoboost is here to stay (for now anyway) so has anyone tuned these up yet/? I mean a simple computer flash should give some good gains. Id be interested to see if anyone is doing it and if they have had any decent results?? The car goes well stock so a little boost should...

      Started by jaskel‎, 29-12-2012 09:11 PM
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    6. Rear speaker wiring

      Does anyone have the cable colours for the rear speakers on a fg? Wiring up a new subwoofer and am trying to avoid pulling the door trims off to identify the correct cables. Any help greatly appreciated.

      Started by Half a‎, 03-01-2013 10:34 PM
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    7. 2010 Anniversary rusting

      Are you hearing of any 2010 GF Anniversary rusting out it the point of unrepairable?

      Started by RACING‎, 07-03-2014 02:48 PM
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    8. Passenger seat height and angle adjustment. (fg G6E)

      How can the passenger seat be raised and the seat angle be changed in a G6E? Can the stock seat have some attachments fitted to achieve this? Could I swap the seat for an older Falcon one that adjusts?

      Started by Sunnysunline‎, 15-02-2014 01:33 PM
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    9. (FG) XR6 Fuel Economy

      Hi I have spoken to a few FG owners about fuel economy and to our surprise is the variance in readings which we know different driving habits and fuel octane will cause but in our case we got conflicting readings using same fuel and same driving habits. Just out of curiosity what do you...

      Started by PD56‎, 10-03-2011 03:59 PM
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    10. 2011 FG XR6 Ticking noise

      Hi Everyone, I am new to the forums and I have seen a bunch of threads about ticking noises but none of them seem to describe the issue I am having. I have a ticking/rattle when I accelerate that is not there when idling. Its not a loud noise and its kind of a tinny hollow metallic sound. ...

      Started by PiratePete1911‎, 06-12-2013 02:26 PM
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    11. ETC Warning Light (FG)

      Hi, I've got an 09 FPV FG GS not S/C. I've had this issue with the ETC light coming on on first start up. Been to Ford Several times, had Throttle Body replaced, Pedal sensor replaced, but no luck. Was told it's probably the computer. They had the car over night and it decided to not play up for...

      Started by MissGS‎, 19-04-2012 10:44 PM
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    12. Moved: Suspended license!

      Started by shemy‎, 11-01-2014 11:35 PM
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    13. Spark plug replacement on 09 FG XR6

      Hey peeps I have noticed over the last few weeks that my xr6 has just not been running right. It has a very slight miss at idle and you can just see the tacho moving a little bit.....tiny ammount but it never used to do that. It also feels like it is surging a little bit and the miss appears...

      Started by steffan72‎, 16-04-2012 10:33 AM
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    14. K&N Panel Filter Install

      Hey all, I decided to buy a K&N panel filter today, from what I understand I made a good choice. I am just wonder if anyone who has installed one into their FG would be able to post pictures up of the install. I've searched around but haven't been able to find any. It looks straight...

      Started by CyanideIllusions‎, 20-01-2011 09:53 PM
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    15. Fg xr6

      Hi, I have a knocking noise on take off, I have the dealership look at and they replaced the tailshaft damper but the knocking is still there, I have been told by a few people that it could be the rear bushes as the car has only done 30000 kms, I'm wandering if any body has had the same problem and...

      Started by Hoey351‎, 23-06-2010 07:15 PM
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    16. DSC and ABS Fault

      Hi, Love the XR6 so far but just a few months out of warranty, I am getting a DSC and ABS fault on my dash which disables both... not a good thing considering all the rain we are getting at the moment. It comes up a few minutes after I start driving at no particular time i.e heavy breaking or...

      Started by simonvaf‎, 14-06-2012 09:14 PM
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    17. FG XR6 Seats

      Hi, Does anyone know how to remove the rear seat in a 2011 FG XR6? I don't want to brake anything getting it out. I want to make up some type of bracket to mount my Engel, if I put it in the boot, I can't open it. We plan to do a big road trip early next year, and the Engel would be handy....

      Started by 05MXS‎, 22-12-2013 11:25 AM
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    18. Question (FG) XR6 Stereo upgrade. Which wires do I tap into for the 4 speakers of icc ?

      Hi all I was wondering if anyone could help. I am upgrading both back and front speakers in my XR6. Going on install amp. I would like to tap into the speaker wires at the back of the icc. Does any one know what color the wires are or does any one have a photo of this ? Any help wolpuld be...

      Started by Micvee‎, 20-02-2013 06:57 PM
      icc wires, stereo upgrade
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    19. NO Brake Lights/DSC/ABS Fault Lights On Dash

      hey guys please help!! just this week had the abs light come on dash and also dsc light I have no traction control or cruise control and abs light and traction control light stay on dash and just today I have no brake lights at all I have checked fuses under bonnet is there another fuse box...

      Started by LukeyFG87‎, 15-12-2013 10:35 PM
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    20. Fg Stereo Advice

      Hi Ive just placed an order for an XR6T Ute and was wondering if anyone has done any stereo modifications. From what i hear and read the premium audio upgrade is a waste of money which leads me to believe the standard system cant be all that hot. Any Thoughts? Anyone know how to remove the...

      Started by rangerpunx‎, 16-01-2009 06:13 PM
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    21. Alternative trans fluid for ZF 6HP26 transmission

      Has anyone used other types of synthetic trans fluid in their ZF 6 speed? eg some other types I have found that may be suitable are Castrol Transmax import vehicle or Valvoline Maxlife. Both these have similar viscosity characteristics to the ZF Lifeguard 6 fluid, also known as Shell M1375.4...

      Started by petero1‎, 07-12-2013 09:30 PM
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    22. FG G6 Recall

      I bought a new FG G6 eco gas sedan a year ago at Ford dealership. All has been ok until I was driving along 3 months ago and I got a warning flash about some problem with the engine. All of a sudden I came to a stop as the car was spluttering and shaking. Anyway I was told it was the throttle...

      Started by princess_mentality‎, 01-09-2013 03:04 PM
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    23. Auto shifter

      Hi guys, My 6spd auto shifter handle has broken. The trigger which allows you to move from drive to neutral and park has snapped one of the little plastic pins it pivots on. Does anyone know how to replace the shifter handle? Thanks, Rusty

      Started by rustydog‎, 10-11-2013 08:48 PM
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    24. FPV Boss 310-335 tuners...

      Just wondering peoples experiences with the tuner packages on the market and how they worked to run a bit above the regular V8's output.

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 09-11-2013 09:29 AM
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    25. FG XR6 Popping Noise Through Speakers

      Hey, How's everyone going? Just a quick question, My FG XR6 has recently started having a popping noise coming through the speakers when listening to the radio, a CD or even when the unit is turned off. I originally thought it may be a faulty speaker and tried to isolate which one it was but it...

      Started by Ci0wni3‎, 09-08-2012 10:48 AM
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    26. (fg) ipod kit strange issue

      Hi guys, I've got a strange problem with my in-built ipod kit under the glove box. When I connect my iphone 4 the cable start to charge the battery and show me on the display the songs on my iphone but no sound come out from the speakers....I also tried my Iphone on others fg and everything...

      Started by RickXR6‎, 29-07-2011 10:05 AM
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    27. Missing Coolant

      Just driven my 2009 XR6 5 speed auto some 1,700 KLM around Southern NSW and the South Coast and I just noticed that the coolant reservoir had dropped about 12 mm when cold. From max to min. There are no bubbles in the coolant tank when motor is running ( hot ) and the coolant looks the...

      Started by Pierre‎, 18-10-2013 07:57 PM
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    28. Fg Accessories Sale

      Hi I have some FG Accessories for sale. http://www.fordaustraliaforums.com/forum/showthread.php?54822-Ford-XR-seat-covers. http://www.fordaustraliaforums.com/forum/showthread.php?54821-FG-Soft-Tonneau-cover. http://www.fordaustraliaforums.com/forum/showthread.php?54820-Ford-FG-XR-Car-Bra....

      Started by PD56‎, 26-10-2013 11:55 PM
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    29. fg head lights

      hi all I did buy the fg g6e t wow what a car very happy, now can you put 100/55 watt globes into the fg,s head lights without heating up or melting the plastic lenses

      Started by outbackman59‎, 22-10-2013 05:29 PM
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    30. 2009 fg g6e t

      hi there finally getting rid of the ol au series 1 been the best car I ever had , seriously looking ay a 2009 FG g6e turbo with 65000 klms on the clock its got all the standard features including sat nav my question to you all is what klms woul d I expect out of a tank of fuel, country and city...

      Started by outbackman59‎, 10-10-2013 04:25 PM
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    31. FG Transmission Exploding

      In last Friday's Melb Herald Sun a mother wrote in saying her son had an XR6 that the transmission cooler has blown costing $3000 in repairs and the car was just out of warranty. Today she wrote back in clarifying that it as an FG XR6 3 months out of warranty. She wrote "...about the...

      Started by Gasometer‎, 17-05-2013 08:08 PM
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    32. Aircon problems

      Man I would love this car so much more if everything just worked as it should. Ok I have read the other posts on common aircon problems but mine seems to be a little different. As you know its been bloody hot lately and as usual when something is needed on my car it just doesnt work. (Aircon on...

      Started by simonvaf‎, 11-02-2013 02:08 PM
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    33. fg climate control heater

      I have an XR6 2010 ute...4 months old Has any one experienced where the heater will not blow the air to the feet when selected... every thing else works ok. Not sure vacuum servo is stuffed or sticking hose off or what ever, wont know know until I contact ford service department since under...

      Started by PD56‎, 01-07-2010 10:37 PM
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    34. FG G6E Led Daytime Running Lights

      Hi all, has anyone changed the pathetic DRL lights on the MK2 FG to actual bright DRL lights?? Or on a territory for that matter?? The stock ones that come on when your lights are on are pathetic....I would like to change them to be bright on during the day and 50% dim when lights are on. I...

      Started by jaskel‎, 28-12-2012 02:23 PM
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    35. Fg door mirror swap

      Hi, I have just bought a pair of G6E door mirrors with indicators to put on my XR6. Pulled the door panels of to do the swap over and discovered the electrical plugs are different. Does anyone know if there is a retro plug or bridging loom that can be purchased so that the two plugs can be...

      Started by daveleo‎, 18-12-2011 04:56 PM
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    36. Just a couple of questions

      Hi all We brought out first xr6 2009 model last October and love it. Just have have couple of questions if anyone could answr that would be great. 1. When opening doors when the car is off is the light meant to illuminate on the dash? 2. Went to use to window wipers the other day to clean...

      Started by MissA85‎, 03-08-2013 07:35 PM
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    37. New Tyres (FG)

      Hey Guys, Own a 09' FG Xr6 which has done 45,000k's and still has the Dunlop tyres from the factory which are basically had it. Looking to get some decent rubber for it. 245/45 r17 What would be the best brands to look for at a middle of the range price as I don't need top spec tyres ?? Have...

      Started by 09.fg.xr6‎, 18-12-2012 11:14 AM
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    38. Does anyone know how much power a stock boss 290 makes at the wheels?

      Just curious because i have an x-force cat back exhaust on mine plus a ss inductions CAI and it made 227kw (304hp) Ill throw some headers and a tune at it soon and see what it does then. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=glYzv7KZqlA

      Started by Peter16‎, 07-08-2013 06:41 PM
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    39. Xr 6 08 auto ,, fual efficiency

      Hey friends, I just bought a xr6 08 auto 5 sp , 6 weeks ago , whn I chk the fual efficiency 267 km 52 ltr s with v power It's means 17 to 18 ltr 100 km , thn I went to ford dealer in brookvale to chk up if if anything s wrong with car that dnt found any . So guys what can do u to get rite fual...

      Started by aman7264‎, 01-08-2013 08:28 PM
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    40. FG GT Clutch

      Hey just wanted to know if any of you guys have replaced the clutch in your V8 FG's. My original clutch was terrible, grabby jerky and the clutch peddle sometimes didnt even return which I found out is due to the self adjusting mechanism.....I tried for warranty on it but in the end gave up and...

      Started by FPV Tragic‎, 25-01-2011 12:13 PM
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    41. Angry (FG) 5 Speed Auto transmission Problem

      I own FG 5Speed the auto lost 3rd gear the other day the car is out of warranty so idid some ringing around to get quote to get this trans fixed they all come back from $2800.00 to $4000.00 for a full rebiuld I did some re search and found the transmission come out of the Ford Explorer Pulled...

      Started by kempcomp‎, 31-07-2011 11:12 AM
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    42. Talking How to remove and dismantle a FG ICC unit.

      FG ICC removal and dis-assembly. Part1 Firstly disconnect the battery, shouldn’t have to post a pic on that one Next remove the tissue box as shown in the pic below, grab it at the bottom and pull towards you. You will head a click and it will come out. pic1 Remove the top cover. Place a...

      Started by MrFGXR6‎, 16-05-2011 09:50 AM
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    43. L/H mirror replacment

      Hi all. Has anyone replaced their L/H mirror glass in there FG. I am replacing the outside air temp sensor but cant get the mirror out and have cracked it rite through the middle. Does anyone out there work for FORD and is able to PM me the procedure. I would go and see my local dealer but that...

      Started by Colesy‎, 22-07-2013 03:26 PM
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    44. under gas fg

      job today. driver rang to tell me it was layed flat on a pothole the car bleeding all over the car park. a short tow truck drive-rehab the car park.we now up to $1000 plus new rear disc.

      Started by Davehoos‎, 19-07-2013 09:56 PM
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    45. Annoying ticking/chattering sound !

      Hey guys. So I have a 2009 Ford Falcon xr6 FG with 50,000km on the clock. When the car reaches warm temperate a ticking/chattering sound starts coming from the engine somewhere on the passengers side. It is very annoying ! The noise is constant and doesn't increase tempo when you press the...

      Started by shemy‎, 20-07-2013 05:21 PM
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      21-07-2013, 08:51 PM Go to last post
    46. Idler pulley and belt intermittent

      Hey guys, I recently went to my local ford service place to get my car serviced. I was experience a chattering sound coming from somewhere in the engine usually when the car is warmed up and idling (e.g. at the lights). The mechanic wrote "Idler pulley and belt intermittent " and quoted $350...

      Started by shemy‎, 09-07-2013 09:50 PM
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      18-07-2013, 10:21 PM Go to last post
    47. FG ute dedicated gas or dual fuel?

      Looks like I might be getting a new company ute:cool:. Got the boss talked into a Falcon on gas but a little disappointed to find you can't get a manual with factory gas. Has anyone on here got a dual fuel fg ute? Or a dedicated gas one? Your thoughts & any regrets, please....

      Started by Rayzor‎, 24-06-2013 07:08 PM
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    48. ECU Resetting

      Hey guys just wanting to clarify the correct method for resetting the ECU. I have a 2009 xr6 FG non turbo 5sp automatic. Cheers

      Started by shemy‎, 14-07-2013 01:53 AM
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      17-07-2013, 10:03 AM Go to last post
    49. Rear discs fg xr 6 Ute

      Ok here is my question. I have a 2012 fg Ute that went in for 30000service today. I told them that over the last 2 days I had noticed a slight grinding noise in left hand side rear. I was called during service that my rear pads and discs needed replacement as to shave the disc would make them below...

      Started by alkat‎, 25-06-2013 11:50 PM
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      03-07-2013, 05:22 PM Go to last post
    50. Ford Falcon xr6 FG fuel milage mileage

      Hey guys just wondering on a full tank of fuel (Shell 98 premium) with urban driving, roughly how many k's would you get out ? I am getting only around 400km with only 40-50km left on the range... Is this right =\ p.s i drive pretty easy.

      Started by shemy‎, 28-06-2013 10:24 PM
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      29-06-2013, 08:44 PM Go to last post

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