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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: We want your ideas.

    We’re looking at expanding and rejuvenating these rooms so my question is open to all, what are your ideas? If you have any ideas to help boost discussion and the community feel of the place, then please reply to this thread. Regards, PaulST

    Started by PaulST‎, 16-03-2009 01:41 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Why a Focus?

    This thread is aimed at current Focus owners. Firstly, why'd you choose a Focus and what other cars did you consider?

    Started by PaulST‎, 24-03-2009 04:16 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Introducing the Focus team.

    Welcome to the Focus rooms! This is designed to be a place dedicated to the Ford Focus range. The team running these rooms include all of the admin and mod team as well as three dedicated Focus Moderators who are as follows: opium 03st170 If you need assistance with the forums, contact...

    Started by PaulST‎, 16-03-2009 01:36 AM
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    1. Faulty Focus LT Zetec Instrument Cluster

      Hi All, Just wondering if anyone has had any issues with the instrument cluster on a Focus Zetec 2007 (european manufactured) model. My one has the digital display suddenly go crazy with random characters scrolling across the 2 line display. Usually before this happens the fuel consumption goes...

      Started by hyskh‎, 12-04-2014 03:46 PM
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    2. Sync in new 2013 Focus.

      Hi all. Just got a new LW MKII Sport for the wife. Great car! Just a quick question about the Sync software. Can our version be updated with the newer version that is being used in America? The Ford US website says that you can download software updates to a USB stick and load them into your car....

      Started by Mick‎, 11-08-2013 01:35 PM
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      16-04-2014, 03:41 PM Go to last post
    3. 2013 Focus Trend Seat Covers.

      After searching for seat covers to suit my 2013 Focus I decided only way to get them was custom made but guess mine were prototype because many problems. Securing velcro tabs dont stick, rear head rest centre does not remove same as front seats. Front seats have cut outs and rear centre had 2...

      Started by fordfan96‎, 15-04-2014 09:00 AM
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      15-04-2014, 09:00 AM Go to last post
    4. Exclamation Reviews on Buying 2006 Focus LS Zetec Sports Automatic

      hey everyone. I am wanting to buy a 2006 Focus LS Zetec Sports Automatic 2.0L. It has done 172,000km. I was just hoping to get some advise and reviews on them to make sure there good cars and nothing will go wrong. As i just blew up a 2013 Holden Cruze cdx and due to the amount of money...

      Started by Isssa89‎, 01-04-2014 03:41 PM
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      01-04-2014, 05:34 PM Go to last post
    5. PowerShift Transmission Issues? New Focus Trend

      Hi guys, I'm new to the forum so please forgive me if I am doubling up on any previous posts. I have also posted this in another forum - really looking for some good info. I'm looking to buy a new Ford Focus (Trend). The catch is it must be automatic so that my wife can drive it. Have...

      Started by FabFocus‎, 17-02-2013 10:28 AM
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    6. Weakling causes problem.

      Oh well I have been too gentle with little Ford my first. All full size before. So had a problem getting little bluey out of park seemed to be stuck lever would not move. Checked with Ford Service and yes I was a being a weak gentle ***** with brake pedal. Got in treated brake pedal like it was a...

      Started by fordfan96‎, 20-03-2014 05:56 PM
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      20-03-2014, 05:56 PM Go to last post
    7. seat covers front & rear.

      Searching for seat covers to suit 2013 Focus?

      Started by fordfan96‎, 28-02-2014 04:58 PM
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      14-03-2014, 08:10 AM Go to last post
    8. Battery life?

      Dad's Focus TDCI is coming up on 3.5 years of age and has done just over 90,000kms. It's still got the battery it came with and he's keen on avoiding what happened with my Mondeo's battery (wouldn't start one morning and ended up being towed away...) Do you normally wait for modern batteries to...

      Started by PaulST‎, 02-07-2011 06:40 PM
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      08-03-2014, 01:44 PM Go to last post
    9. service / repair manual lw focus

      Hi does anyone know of the existence of a service / repair manuals covering the LW 2011 focus released from either ford or a third party. regards greg

      Started by valkyt6‎, 08-03-2014 09:24 AM
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    10. 2011 Focus TDI Economy

      I have just completed a trip from Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne Economy was 5.9 L/100 for 2025 Kms Is this good or average economy for the 2.0L Duratorq TDI?

      Started by billfoil‎, 02-11-2012 05:46 PM
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      07-03-2014, 07:31 PM Go to last post
    11. Question Chasing Zetec Rims or Mag Wheels to suit

      Hi, Just wondering if any one has or knows where I could get a set of Zetec wheel rims as I have some how managed to buckle 3 out of the 4 rims on my LT series Focus. I have just bought 4 new Kuhmo tyres for it but now I have to get new rims as well. I would like to keep the factory ones but at...

      Started by colesboy‎, 07-01-2013 05:09 PM
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      03-03-2014, 04:46 AM Go to last post
    12. 07 tdci shut-down buzzing noise

      hey peeps. have looked around abit here, but couldn't find anything directly related to the symptoms I got on me womans car. after the donk is turned-off, about four or five seconds later, there is a weird buzzing noise that comes from the drivers side maybe behind the headlight area (hard to...

      Started by disco stu III‎, 02-03-2014 10:48 PM
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      03-03-2014, 04:24 AM Go to last post
    13. ABS moule Ford Focus 2.0 LS 2006

      Hi All, I have a problem with the ABS module on my daughers 2006 Focus. The auto electrician is quoting a parts price of $3000. My question to the forum, is has anyone successfully repaired an abs module? Spoke with Injectronics in Melbourne and they haven't been able to fix one as they believe...

      Started by mellon16‎, 21-02-2014 11:42 AM
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      27-02-2014, 11:16 PM Go to last post
    14. Capped servicing charges for Ford Focus

      Hi, As the owner of a 2012 LW2 Ford Focus Trend Petrol engine I would like to put the following question to members of this Forum. Do you have your Ford car seviced by a Ford agent and if so what is your opinion regarding the capped servicing charges;- 1. Do you accept the charges as charged...

      Started by KenN‎, 24-02-2014 09:09 PM
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      24-02-2014, 09:09 PM Go to last post
    15. Thumbs down Focus Aircon problems

      A member of my family has a 2010 Focus auto bought new. the aircon compressor developed a loud internal rattle. After much effort the dealer repaired the compresor, said it had a broken part inside. ( This happened under the new car warranty ) Well it didnt't last long a few weeks then started...

      Started by Norse‎, 11-02-2014 11:14 PM
      • Replies: 2
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      12-02-2014, 10:32 PM Go to last post
    16. Which oil? 2.0 TDCi

      Just wondering which oil people use. I just bought an 07 TDCi. Looking at its service history, it has always been serviced by Ford dealers. The service manual recommends 5W-30, and I noticed Castrol Magnatec stickers on the windscreen and under the bonnet, so I assume it's had Castrol Magnatec...

      Started by adam‎, 13-04-2012 10:36 AM
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      04-02-2014, 07:33 PM Go to last post
    17. Question 03 Focus Side Mirror Interior Adjust Knob - how to fit?

      Someone in the family has managed to pull the interior side mirror adjustment knob right off. It's the small rubber thing that sticks out and is held somehow onto the plastic trim where the mirror is (Front Pass. Side) Firstly, I need to know how to get the trim off the door, then how to fit the...

      Started by Ffast‎, 30-01-2014 12:14 AM
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      30-01-2014, 12:55 AM Go to last post
    18. Ford Focus 2012 LW, spilt milk in centre console

      So i have a 2012 ford focus sports manual LW. Milk was accidently tipped in the centre console and now there is a smell. The smell mostly comes from, when you open the console lid, the two holes. Where would the best place be to take the car to get the centre console open, cleaned and put back...

      Started by saw1971‎, 15-01-2014 08:24 PM
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      20-01-2014, 09:18 AM Go to last post
    19. focus airbags

      Hi all, Does an airbay kit from a Lt fit a LV I think they look the same? Anyone has an airbag kit for sale all any front end parts? Thanks

      Started by vmotormonza‎, 22-12-2013 10:55 AM
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      01-01-2014, 03:57 PM Go to last post
    20. New Bonnet

      Just a couple of photo's of the new bonnet I've had made up for my focus.

      Started by Al_Zhiemer‎, 14-11-2013 11:11 PM
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      01-01-2014, 03:54 PM Go to last post
    21. Particulate filter/computer problems

      I've been absent from here for quite a while, probably due to the great and enjoyable run I've had with our LV Focus TDCI and I've been singing its praises to anybody who'd care to listen. Last week I took the thing in to have its 45,000 kms service and that run suddenly ended. When they were...

      Started by ozifords‎, 31-10-2013 06:06 AM
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      19-12-2013, 11:05 AM Go to last post
    22. LW 2012 Focus TREND Front seats

      I am very happy with my Focus and have now done almost 14000 Kms. However as an 80yo, I am not really happy with the front seat comfort and support, so because this will probably be my last car, I am investigating what options are available to me, are there any upmarket seats available for this car...

      Started by KenN‎, 08-12-2013 11:06 PM
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      16-12-2013, 09:32 AM Go to last post
    23. Global Opening and Closing on LW Focus MKii

      On Page 37 of the owners manual - the global opening/closing feature is described as being able to close and open the windows via the remote key by holding either the lock/unlock button down for 3 secs. Can anybody confirm if this works for them? The manual refers to page 61 for having the...

      Started by spector_red‎, 25-01-2013 02:09 PM
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      03-12-2013, 12:51 PM Go to last post
    24. Parents just bought a LW Trend

      You may have been several threads recently related to both my own purchase and my parents. Today they signed for a LW Trend although they almost ended up getting a LV Mk2 TDCI. They liked the LW Ambient but the lack of cruise control was a deal breaker for them. Dad loves the comfort of the diesel...

      Started by PaulST‎, 06-02-2012 10:38 PM
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      03-12-2013, 11:39 AM Go to last post
    25. Rear Vision Mirrors

      Of all the cars I have owned or driven, the LW Focus mirrors are the worst for vision and safety, in that there are so many "blind spots" irrespective of how the mirror is set I have spoken to several Ford service people and they "basically" agree, with the only comment being to get a glazier to...

      Started by billfoil‎, 10-11-2013 05:43 PM
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      30-11-2013, 08:22 PM Go to last post
    26. Question LW Focus Trend computer display

      My 2012 Ford Focus Trend petrol is 1 year old and has just had its first15000 km service at a Ford Dealer workshop. I have now noticed that when the lights are turned on the Computer display screen dims to the extent that I am almost unable to read it, especially when wearing sunglasses. I have...

      Started by KenN‎, 30-11-2013 08:17 PM
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    27. 2012 LW Trend Computer Display

      My 2012 Ford Focus Trend petrol is 1 year old and has just had its first15000 km service at a Ford Dealer workshop. I have now noticed that when the lights are turned on the Computer display screen dims to the extent that I am almost unable to read it, especially when wearing sunglasses. I have...

      Started by KenN‎, 30-11-2013 08:14 PM
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      30-11-2013, 08:14 PM Go to last post
    28. how many keys do you get when taking delivery of a new ford focus?

      hi - I've just taken delivery of a new ford focus ambiente 2012. With the car I got two keys in total - one automatic remote key - and one manual non remote key. I was expecting two remote keys as that is what I have been given with all my other cars (This is my first Ford). The dealer said -...

      Started by spector_red‎, 25-01-2013 01:53 PM
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      25-11-2013, 08:38 PM Go to last post
    29. Lightbulb Focus 2003 Sedan Fuel Tank?

      I wondered the other day about getting a bigger fuel tank. The reason being the supermarkets are offering 24c/litre off fuel. At that rate its $36 off a 150L tank full. You only need spend $100. Sorry, it's 20c off for $100, 24c off for $120 spend. Over time you could save that way and you have...

      Started by Ffast‎, 29-10-2013 03:04 PM
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      04-11-2013, 12:18 AM Go to last post
    30. 2012 Focus Sport manual hatch power steering failure

      2012 Ford Focus Sport Manual. 5500 kilometres on the clock, 11 months old, and the POWER STEERING FAIL warning comes on as the steering wheel rips out of my wife’s hands, centring the steering and causing the Focus to go across the corner she was entering before she could stop it inches from school...

      Started by focus s‎, 01-11-2013 05:48 PM
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      03-11-2013, 06:29 PM Go to last post
    31. Poor idle and throttle response

      Hi all, I have just started my 2006 2L Duratec engine for the first time in the clubman I am building. It struggles to maintain an idle and throttle response is poor although if you are gentle with the throttle it will reach the red line. It sounds a little like three cylinders and shakes quite a...

      Started by 7even‎, 21-10-2013 10:32 AM
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      28-10-2013, 10:34 AM Go to last post
    32. Ford Focus Zetec Cold Air Intake

      I've got a Ford Focus Zetec 2006, is it worth getting a cold air intake system? I can't afford the XR5 turbo so I'm doing up this Zetec with decent upgrades.

      Started by Brum13‎, 08-07-2013 02:02 AM
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      21-10-2013, 12:55 PM Go to last post
    33. 2012 LW MK2 Focus 2.0 TDCI - DIY Oil Change

      Would it be possible for anyone to post how to do an oil change on a 2012 LW MK2 Focus 2.0 TDCI? I am looking for specific and detailed information for this model not general info or non-model specific information. I would particularly like to hear from any members on here that may be dealer...

      Started by dougone‎, 31-07-2013 07:39 PM
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      12-10-2013, 04:25 PM Go to last post
    34. Cool WTB: Ford Focus RS spoiler

      Looking for an RS spoiler for the Ford Focus. Apart from UK eBay, does anyone know where I can get my hands on one?

      Started by Brum13‎, 13-09-2013 06:40 PM
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    35. Focus LW TDI

      Can someone please advise how to remove the black plastic "engine cover" on a LW Duratorq TDI engine?

      Started by billfoil‎, 07-11-2012 04:37 PM
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      16-09-2013, 04:11 PM Go to last post
    36. Focus Pictures

      Here's our Zetec. Anyone else got some pics of their car? I have seen some cool ones with dual exhausts! Here's another one we almost bought.

      Started by Tim9‎, 14-09-2013 06:38 PM
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    37. warranty where to go sydney trany problems

      hi All My focus's engine light is on now after the clutch didn't engage correctly for no apparent reason on take off lucky know one was behind me so the engine light is on I scanned the computer with a friends OBD11 for a code and code P286F came up (clutch "A" slow to engage) bought my focus...

      Started by valkyt6‎, 07-08-2013 03:45 PM
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    38. Question Intermittent high idle - 2L Zetec Auto

      Problem is a random high idle speed in my 2003 2.0L Zetec Auto (CL or LR). Car is in generally vgc and only done about 75k km. Past experience tells me it might be an air leak somewhere. And the array of plastic bits that might crack or distort fits with this. Anyone seen this or know where...

      Started by Ffast‎, 24-08-2013 02:00 PM
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      08-09-2013, 06:00 PM Go to last post
    39. Question Zetec 2.0L Engine Overheat Query

      Anyone know if the Zetec 2.0L DOHC engine in the 2003 Focus (CL or LR), such as mine, is the Zetec E, which is supposed to have overheat protection? The "E" protection is a gradual shutting down of the engine, in a couple of stages, to reduce load and lower heat output. Presumably it protects the...

      Started by Ffast‎, 02-09-2013 05:59 PM
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      05-09-2013, 02:37 AM Go to last post
    40. Battery Charging

      G'day All ! Can someone please tell me the correct way of connecting a charger to the battery of a 06 Focus. I have been told different ways. Thanks Drummer

      Started by drummer‎, 19-07-2013 11:27 AM
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      28-08-2013, 12:18 AM Go to last post
    41. focus fusebox explained

      this may help a few ppl, it was driving me nuts for a while. my manual lists fuses 37-86 in a row of three which looks nothing like my actual fusebox (100-143). after a lot of digging i came across the following...

      Started by Hobbs‎, 25-06-2013 12:53 PM
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      24-08-2013, 09:16 PM Go to last post
    42. New Rims for Focus sport 2013

      Hi Guys, I'm ordering a Focus Sport soon a wanted to find out about changing the rims and possibly the exhaust, the rims I want are Roh Evolution-R-Satin-Machined+Red which can be found at http://www.roh.com.au/road-series.php The questions I have are; 1) Will the rims I want fit the...

      Started by Bsmith1971‎, 14-08-2013 01:51 PM
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      19-08-2013, 02:03 PM Go to last post
    43. Zetec 2.0 speedo trouble

      Have been getting speedo sticking a approx 60 km spasmodically.Normaly when turning car off it returns to normal.Milage meter still ticking over like normal.Now it seems to be stuck peramtely on 60 but goes back to zero when ignition off and jumps straight up to 60 when on.Have been reading about a...

      Started by Kipper31‎, 10-08-2013 05:30 PM
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      10-08-2013, 05:30 PM Go to last post
    44. Zetec 2007 Key battery dead! Re-code?

      Hi, My main flip key for my 2007 Zetec stopped working the remote lock, so I thought it must be the battery. After getting replaced (just at the watch shop) it still doesn't work. No remote car lock, boot, etc. If the battery goes, do I have to take it in to Ford to recoded? The key is in...

      Started by Mr Sibb‎, 13-06-2013 03:24 PM
      • Replies: 1
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      09-08-2013, 08:31 AM Go to last post
    45. radio slow to start up

      My father in law has an LV focus with the basic radio. When he starts the car the radio can take about 20 seconds before it starts. Is this normal or is something wrong with it? Thanks

      Started by jcf‎, 07-08-2013 04:43 PM
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      07-08-2013, 04:43 PM Go to last post
    46. Sunroof in ST

      Hey all. I've been dealing with the Ford dealer in Castle Hill, Sydney. They tell me that they use somebody in Sydney to do aftermarket sunroof installs using OEM Ford parts following the same procedure Ford follows on the assembly line. Apparently he tells me that the factory the STs are...

      Started by ConST‎, 15-07-2013 08:16 PM
      • Replies: 2
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      17-07-2013, 06:35 PM Go to last post
    47. Question WTB Exhaust system for Ford Focus 2006 Zetec

      Anyone know of a good place in Melbourne that could help me get a new exhaust system in my 2006 zetec focus? Most places online only have XR5 Turbo exhausts displayed.

      Started by Brum13‎, 29-06-2013 11:16 AM
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      29-06-2013, 11:16 AM Go to last post
    48. OBDII socket location in 2012 focus

      Hello, Just bought a focus LW MKII Ambiente sedan and was wondering where is the OBDII socket is located . I looked everywhere under the steering wheel area and passenger side but can't see it. Do these cars have the OBDII diagnostic socket? I also noticed on the passenger and driver's door...

      Started by focusseddriver‎, 01-06-2013 11:54 AM
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      17-06-2013, 12:54 PM Go to last post
    49. focus tdi oxy sensors

      does anyone know why the focus tdi's keep burning up the oxygen sensors?

      Started by Lyonsy‎, 19-07-2012 04:36 PM
      • Replies: 8
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      08-06-2013, 05:07 PM Go to last post
    50. LT Focus TDCi

      Hi guys, Ran a search on the above but couldn't find anything that seemed to relate to te TDCi. Couple of questions for owners of the LT, have any of you had issues with the factory cd player? Our 2007 build TDCi has an issue where the CD will 'pause' for a period of time regardless of what CD...

      Started by McDethWivFries‎, 05-04-2013 12:07 AM
      • Replies: 4
      • Views: 1,659
      08-06-2013, 04:29 PM Go to last post

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