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  1. 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 03:16 AM
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  2. 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 12:41 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 12:36 AM
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    1. Question Misfiring or engine missing, even with a warm engine and no load?

      Anyone know anything about known causes in Focus's for misfires. Intermittent problem and only when starting or reversing - hot or cold engine. The car is a 2.0L Zetec auto 2003 with about 80,000km. All GC. No other known problems. Anyway, I'm starting with a plug examination. Then leads,...

      Started by Ffast‎, 20-06-2015 02:09 PM
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    2. rear brakes problem on 2010 zetec

      Tried changing the rear brake pads, but the new PADS supplied have incorrect distance between the round spigots that go in to the cylinder. The old brake PADS removed were put in by ford dealer and were back to front ie the spigot PAD was put on floating side and cylinder had Horiz spigots...

      Started by lshiells‎, 13-06-2015 05:46 PM
      brake pads 2010 zetec, rear brake pads for zetec, rear brakes zetec
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    3. LED Daytime Running Lights On/Off Focus Titanium? Help

      Hey everyone, First post here. I am looking to buy the Diesel Focus Titanium with the pack that gives you the Xenon headlights with LED Daytime running lights. I took one for a test drive recently however the LED lights were not working. I took a look through the menu between the speedo to...

      Started by E5TOQUE‎, 29-05-2015 10:30 AM
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    4. focus key

      hey guys Just purchased a 2008 LT Focus Tdci and am looking to get a second flip key already have the original flip key and a spare normal key anyone know what transponder the LT focus keys use? been told it's a 4D63 transponder but just want to confirm with someone that would know as i don't...

      Started by xgrig‎, 29-05-2015 07:14 AM
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    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 09:28 AM
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    6. 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 09:36 AM
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    7. Recommend modification retailer in Sydney

      Hey guys, I've always wanna to do some modification to my Ford Focus 2013. Starting with headlights see how it turns out. Coz I'm not so familiar with Sydney, only be here for couple of months, could you guys recommend some retailer that's good and not too expensive.

      Started by intro69‎, 10-02-2015 02:37 PM
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    8. 2002 Ford Focus LR 2.0 Zetec when breaking car jumps/jerks forward.

      Have a zetec 2.0 Focus 2002 LR and cannot figure out what is causing car to jump forward. Mainly happens when breaking and sometimes on acceleration. Car jumps forward. Have had coil pack, oxygen sensor, throttle, spark plugs, petrol filter replaced. Cleaned MAF & still the problem is there....

      Started by kitsy‎, 25-02-2015 10:18 PM
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    9. 2006 Focus - Fuel consumption issues

      Hi All, my daughter has recently bought a 2006 LX Focus | 2.0 litre automatic. The fuel consumption (around town - mostly small trips) seems quite poor at: 12.2 litres/100 13.8 litres/100 and more recently on the open road at: 9.0 litres/100

      Started by sm0902‎, 10-01-2015 06:24 PM
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    10. 2011 Focus stalls/low rpm

      I am experiencing a strange problem with my 2011 Focus, that does not occur all the time. Some times it stalls a bit easily, then the other day I started it and it did not want to rev past about 1100 rpm. So I turned it off and started it again and it was fine. Any ideas?

      Started by Tim9‎, 03-08-2014 09:38 PM
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    11. Urgently need wiring diagram Sony radio sat/ nav LW focus

      Hi, I have a 2012 LW Focus titanium with exec pack, I bought an aftermarket head unit but harness does not match and having searched all the forums, you tube and internet I have been unable to find anything the same. The rear of radio has two sockets and two antennae style sockets but only...

      Started by Takor‎, 06-12-2014 08:41 PM
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    12. ford focus 2005 any problems

      hi So wife wants a focus before I buy one are they any problems its a 2005 year and it be automatic thanks.....:thinking:

      Started by Ef car audio tech‎, 19-10-2014 07:17 PM
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    13. cold heater

      My 2003 Focus blows cold air through the heating ducts! Are there any obvious places that I should start looking at for a solution? Cheers, sgo.

      Started by sgo‎, 17-07-2014 08:24 PM
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    14. LT 2007 Focus Auto Rattle

      I have 2007 LT Focus Zetec 2.0L Petrol Auto with 75k on the clock. When I hit the accelerator pedal at low to mid speed there is a small metallic sounding type of rattle rattle that occurs for a second or two only. It sounds a bit like a paper clip rattling in an empty baked beans can. This rattle...

      Started by gnomes_skj‎, 23-08-2014 08:41 AM
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    15. 2010 focus tdci - egr & dpf delete

      Has anyone experience or performed an egr & dpf delete from ecu followed by physical removal of dpf? What way did you prepare the dpf/ecu, forced or passive regen to reset its status? Is the catalytic converter on this car separated from the dpf? I would like to do this followed by exhaust...

      Started by Professor Moron‎, 07-08-2014 11:32 AM
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    16. 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 01:09 PM
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    17. Picture/diagram/info on Focus 2004 brake light switch

      My brake lights were staying on constantly, so I had a look at the switch and discovered it wasn't making contact with the pedal at rest. I'm not sure if this is because the switch has moved/shortened somehow, or because there's normally some kind of contact pad on the pedal that's missing. I've...

      Started by jon7.2‎, 04-06-2014 06:24 AM
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    18. Focus heater box

      Hello, I have a 2009 Zetec Focus which has done 94,000km. The heater door in the heater box has broken, which means smells from outside can't stop. The door can't be fixed, so a new heater box is required. $1500 for the heater box plus labour, which is a full day. Has anyone heard or had...

      Started by Adriandd‎, 01-06-2014 03:23 PM
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    19. Question Focus Zetec 2003 2L Leaking Coolant again!!

      My 2003 Zetec is dumping coolant from somewhere behind the motor. Not the usual thermostat leak, as that area is clean and have replaced it recently anyway. Bit puzzled as to what this is as I haven't heard about it - although not searched yet. Is this a another common problem with these like...

      Started by Ffast‎, 04-05-2014 12:19 AM
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    20. Question Screeching Squealing Brakes - Anyone know why?

      My 2003 Ford Focus brakes screech badly - on one of the cars I have - the other identical model doesn't screech at all. From past experience (not on Fords) this usually means the anti-squeal plates are put in wrongly. Is this possible on these, or do they have them? Anyway anyone with experience...

      Started by Ffast‎, 10-05-2014 12:09 PM
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    21. Question Focus 2003 Zetec 2L Auto - Starting - Hard to Start issue

      We have two almost identical 2003 Ford Focus 2L Zetec Autos. Both vgc ,about 75,000km, but both suffer the same hesitation on starting. They always start but sometimes immediately and sometimes after a cough and splutter. Seems random, not related to fuel, hot or cold, or anything I can fathom....

      Started by Ffast‎, 05-05-2014 02:21 PM
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    22. Focus Zetec 2003 Tail light Shock

      Recently I blew a tail/stop bulb on my 2003 Zetec 2L. I just could not believe the bad design of the Focus tail-light. I found you have to remove the whole tail-light assembly from the car to change a bulb! What should have been a max. 3 minute job was, for me (first time) a 20 min. one. First,...

      Started by Ffast‎, 05-05-2014 10:49 AM
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    23. For Sale Focus Cobroilet Grille Genuine NEW!!

      Hi Guys, I come from Kloster Ford in Newcastle and have been working on our Old stock, we have written off parts for sale as cheaper than cost price. I currently have a Focus Cabroilet Grill, WITH the fold out badge to gain access to the bonnet lock. This part retails for $266, we have it...

      Started by TWENZA‎, 03-05-2014 10:22 AM
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    24. For sale ford focus titanium rims and tyres

      Here for sale is a set of 4 rims and tyres like new as only done 400km ford focus 18 inc 5 spoke titanium rims cost 488.00 list price each plus tyres give me a call jason 0400 633107

      Started by yamking800‎, 20-04-2014 04:44 PM
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    25. 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 02:46 PM
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    26. 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 12:35 PM
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    27. 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 08:00 AM
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    28. 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 02:41 PM
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    29. 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 04:56 PM
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    30. seat covers front & rear.

      Searching for seat covers to suit 2013 Focus?

      Started by fordfan96‎, 28-02-2014 03:58 PM
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    31. 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 05:40 PM
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    32. 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 08:24 AM
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    33. 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 04:46 PM
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    34. 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 04:09 PM
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    35. 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 09:48 PM
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    36. 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 10:42 AM
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    37. 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 08:09 PM
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    38. 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 10:14 PM
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    39. 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, 29-01-2014 11:14 PM
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    40. 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 07:24 PM
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    41. 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 09:55 AM
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    42. 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 10:11 PM
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    43. 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 05:06 AM
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      19-12-2013, 10:05 AM Go to last post
    44. 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 10:06 PM
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    45. 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 09:38 PM
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    46. 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 04:43 PM
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      30-11-2013, 07:22 PM Go to last post
    47. 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 07:17 PM
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    48. 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 07:14 PM
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    49. 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 12:53 PM
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    50. 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 02:04 PM
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      03-11-2013, 11:18 PM Go to last post

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