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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.
Just a couple of photo's of the new bonnet I've had made up for my focus.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 -...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Looking for an RS spoiler for the Ford Focus. Apart from UK eBay, does anyone know where I can get my hands on one?
Can someone please advise how to remove the black plastic "engine cover" on a LW Duratorq TDI engine?
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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?
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...
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.
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...
does anyone know why the focus tdi's keep burning up the oxygen sensors?
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...
Hey all I am looking at buying the Ford focus sport tdci wanted to know thoughts if anyone has modes theirs ie tune exhaust cold air induction etc etc. Cheers
Hi all, i have up for sale an evo III style bodykit to suit a 3dr 2000-2004 focus, will need to be sanded and painted.
Offers over $500?
Doesnt come with spotties, does come with mesh installed.
Looks like these installed, only selling as i sold the car, never got the chance to put this on...
I have just bought a 2010 Focus Zetec 2.0L Petrol Manual, which has impressed me with it's handling and performance for what seems on pape not very exciting.
I would like to get some basic performance parts like extractors and exhaust, and maybe inlet manifold, just to get a bit more of that...
My son's wife to be has a 2007 Focus LT Zetec manual, can you tell me if it has a cambelt or a chain, also if it is a belt what is the change interval, I gather if it is a chain you forget it until you hear rattles? Appreciate your help.
I have a 2003 Ford Focus CL LR Auto. I have noticed over the past couple of months that there is a thumping/wobbling sound coming from the front left tyre/wheel. I had new rims and wheels put on it shortly before i noticed this. It happens when im at about 70 km/hr, but is worse when going around...
This refers to the Mk1 1998-2005 Focus, in particular to the 2L Zetec.
I wondered if anyone knew how the connector plug came off the front of the distributor.
That's the one with a low-tension 3-pin input.
I tried pulling without luck, and studying it did not reveal how it comes apart.
Have a 2003 Zetec 2L and noticed the coolant was low.
Been checking over the last week or so and it's slow and steady.
Read up about the thermostat housing leaks and sure enough the lower bolt was wet and greenish.
So I've probably got a small repair to replace the thermostat body to block...
Good news and bad news for owners with out of date maps in their navigation system. Despite what is on their website Ford has updated the SD card needed for the satnav fitted to Sport and Titanium Models. The bad news is that they are charging $1050 for this. If your car is not too old and you...
Hi there can anyone let me know what shocks they would recommend for the rear of a 2006 Ford Focus. I have to replace some for my parents and was wondering if anyone could steer me in the direction of some decent shocks and roughly how much they would be.
Hi all have just joined. My wifes suby cooked itself on weekend so need to purchase another vehicle. Looking at a 2010 TDCi with 70K on it.. Price $17000.. New to the focus any info on this model would be appreciated, cheers
I have a 4-door 2003 Focus and I'm looking at another.
Been unregistered for a while, then reregistered.
The km are very low for the age (50k/2003) and I wondered if anyone knew about digital odometers.
Is the odometer easily accessed and can it then be easily altered?
I thought digital...
Hi, anyone with RS experience? Mine (9300 km's) has a noisy steering pump which the ford dealer claims cannot be fixed as it is inherent with RS's and replacement isn't an option. Would appreciate comments if anyone has had similar experience or not
Is it possible to turn off the BeltMinder for an 06 Focus, older versions it was possible
New to the forum so go easy !!
My daughter has just purchased a 2011 Focus Trend,and I'm wondering if you can have the doors lock auto over 15Kms per hr. I have this on my 2011 Territory and I think its a good idea especially for a female driver.
Ive not had chance to have a proper play...
I have a Ford focus CL LS 2005 hatchback and have suffered repeated dash problems over the years. If it is unplugged and then plugged back in it starts working again but invariably within a couple of months it spends most of its time not working so we can't read the odometer, fuel gauge...
Hi All Ihave a 2012 Focus 6 speed auto and it back fires on the up change if you lift off the throttle during the change. It mostly does it when is halfway warmed up.
The other thing I have noticed it only takes about 400m of driving to warm up by the gauge which seems a bit odd that such a chunk...
My first post on this forum as I will be a Ford owner soon :)
I've tried searching for a similar question and had no luck.
I've purchased a Focus and have been advised of a VIN and SIDO number. When I bought a Golf GTI a while back I was able to track what ship my vehicle was on...
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