I have had my car for several years, but recently I have noticed the headlights are becoming dull and there is a separate band of light from each headlamp. Is there a serious problem?
Clearly, something is not quite right here. The problem could be caused by corrosion inside the lamp assembly, which would indicate a possible leak. You should bring the car in for an inspection.
Why is it that you should not touch the glass of the bulb when changing your headlights?
Fingerprints can cause a smear on the bulb. This can cause a hot spot, which in turn may result in the bulb burning out prematurely.
I have an ongoing problem with the headlights on my car. They have been dull for a while, so I bought stronger watt bulbs, but these seem to overload the fittings and keep blowing. What do you recommend?
You could check the reflectors in the headlights. These can corrode and reduce the effectiveness of the lamps. If these appear to be OK, you are advised to try the new halogen headlight bulbs. These give a more natural, blue light and can be bought from any of the Jennings parts departments.
Tailgate exterior release switch and the remote luggage compartment release button wont open the luggage compartment although it still opens with the key. Could this be a fuse? If so which one is it, as owners manual doesn't identify a specific one for the luggage compartment release?
It could be a few things i would check the power to the tailgate release first, normaly if all other electrics are working the fuses will be ok as it will share a fuse with another system.
Whilst driving the car suddenly became sluggish and lost most of its power. The lights on the dashboard started flashing and warning "EAC FAIL" appeared. What does this mean?
this needs to be investigated by a Main dealer the light is indicating that a fault has occured
The rear wiper on my 2000 Focus has recently only started to work intermitently or not at all. Have checked fuse and securing bolt on wiper arm. Could the motor need replacing ?
No it sounds like a bad contact or a bad earth is the problem
Suddenly while driving my focus yesterday the car began to misfire and lost power. Then the engine light came on and stayed on. Any advice on what the cause may be? I have not driven it since.
Warning lights should be checked out by your local Ford dealer as soon as possible, a computer is required to read the fault codes and if not treated this can damage other componants of the vehicle
hello, I have an orange flashing light on the dashboard bottom left hand side and I dont know what it means. I have a Ford KA 2003.
take your vehicle to your nearest Ford dealer they will check the light and advise,
Ihave a 2004 mondeo estate and have just seen the GLOW PLUG INDICATOR LIGHT flashing .Ihave looked in my handbook but it says nothing about why it could be flashing.
the glow plug light is a warning light to advise the dealer of a fault on the system, the system will hold a fault code which can be read by a Ford dealer, this needs to be checked as soon as possible to reduce damage to other systems
Hello i own a Ford Focus Zetec 1.8 (T452TBL) Year 1998
My speedometer drops to 0 when driving but sometimes the pointer goes to the correct speed then drops again as this happens the car loses power and seems to drag but when the pointers working the dragging stops i was wondering if you could tell me what this is and how much it would cost to repair?
This concern could be a KV missfire which is causes interference to the PCM, or this could be speed sensor, these faults are required to be cahecked on computer at a Ford dealership, Cost of checking for the concern is £65 for diagnostics. we would identify the required parts and inform you of and additional costs.
Many thanks for your question
My rear windscreen wiper has ceased working. How do I go about replacing the motor myself.
Disconect it and replace with a new one, sorry can't be any clearer don't know whay vehicle or year your car is
I have a n galaxy having trouble fitting the horn.How do I fit them on steering wheel?
sorry unable to understand the question
My engine light has come on & stayed on in orange straight after filling up with petrol. Is this linked at all? Before I take it to my local dealership are there any basic checks I can do?
Does not sound like it is linked
the glow plug light on my mondeo keeps flashing it 2.0 td 05plate
a flashing glow plug ligh is idicating that there is problem on the engine management system, your locak dealer should be able to investigate this for you
A Ford KA, 'R' reg. Electric windows on both sides will not go up or down. We have checked the switches, wiring loom, and fuses. Is there any other window relays on the car, or what can you suggest please?
have you power to the motors. do motors work, if so it would need to be checked out by a technician
The fan on my TDCi is only working on setting number four. One to three have no response and nor does the air con. Any ideas ?
This could be a heater fan resister,
My 2003 focus has a problem with the instrument cluster. Sometimes the engine management light,battery light come on not always at the same time, also the mileage displays _ _ _ _ again not all the time and both the speedo +rev counter drop to zero.I have been told it could be a bad earth or a speed sensor but the car still drives normally.
Get your local dealer to check some models have a fault in the speedo head
I have a 2005 Fiesta 1.6 TDCi Ghia and last year I got an EAC fail message, it was in the local dealer for about a week & they replaced the powertrian control module. I am worried that the warranty is soon to expire that the fault may re-occur. Is this problem likley to happen again in the future?
This should not occur again
Why would the off light for overdrive flash, and the check engine light turn on on a 1999 Expedition?
Sorry your local dealer should check this for you
Would a third brake light replacement for 1999 Ford 150 fit a 1999 Ford Expedition?
Check engine light just came on. 80000 plus thousand miles. What might be the issue? Ford explorer sport 2001 manual transmission.
could be any number of things, it will have to go to a dealer to investigate
Electrical Problem 2001 Lincoln Continental...Drivers seat inop....power windows and door locks erratic all doors....I lower the passenger side window and my drivers side window will go up.....Is this a fuse box problem or some kind of electrical panel issue. Thanks
i would say the fuses are ok, start with basics first, battery fully charged then check the systems out
I have a w reg ford focus and was hopeing you could tell me where the ecu box could be located please.
under the dash on the passenger side
I have a 2002 2.0 TDCi Mondeo and can hear a rattling noise from the engine at around 2000 - 2500 rpm, I have been told this may be due to a "ladder rack" any ideas if this is correct or any other suggestions? Also a couple of time at high rpm after the turbo has kicked inthe car has lost power and the heater plug light started to flash slowly ( 1 per second ) is this related to above? The car has been regularly serviced at either 12 month point or 12,500 miles since new whichever was sooner. Many thanks.
get your local Ford dealer to check the vehicle for you, fault codes should be stored inside the vehicles module
I have a 2004,1800 tdci Focus. Recently at night with the key out of the ignition I have noticed that the digital mileage display light is flickering. The mileage numbers are not showing, it is not draining the battery, and when the ignition is switched on there has been no problem at all.
Is this a common fault and if so is it easily fixed?
Many thanks for any advise.
This will not drain your battery get your local dealer to check it for you
We have had a problem with the EAC fail flashing since we drove the car, a Ford Fusion, away from the dealers 3 years ago despite numerous returns to the dealer to clear the fault it still flashs. It would seem we are not alone in experiencing this problem, no one mentions a solution. What do you think?
The fault should be repaired by your local Ford dealer
Hi there. This might seem like a strange question but I am foreman of a Ford dealership service department in Palmerston North, New Zealand. We have a 2006 Focus ST Turbo 3 door here that we imported as we don't sell these new in our local market. I'm not sure if you can help me but we would like to know if these give many problems with the ESP. Our one seems to have very sensitive ESP and interveens very early, alot sooner than you would expect. Is this normal for these? If you are unable to offer me any advice on this do you know of anybody over in the UK I could contact who could help me? Thank you for your time and look forward to hearing from you.
Hi the only problem we have had on ESP on the Focus ST is dirt on the wheel sensor,
Hope that helps you.
When switched off radio panel light and mileage light stay on. Is this normal? I have no car manual.
FORD FOCUS 1.6 LX 2005
Yes this is normal, the lights will go out after a while
i have got a ford galaxy (y) reg and my brake light at the top (high level brake light) has gone can you please tell me what fuse i need to change and if it is not that what i could try instead
Have you checked the bulb, after the bulb check the connections for the lamp, the lamp does not have an indepenant fuse
I have just bought a 52 reg Fusion 3 1.6, the problem i have is the engine management light keeps coming on, ive been told its a fuel mixture problem...the fault code is 130 and 134 can you tell me is there any reason why this may be happenning when it was supposed to be sorted
I advise you to take your vehicle back to your dealer to have this fault checked out
Hi, the lights on my dash board have gone out, what could this be? Also my fan heater only works on setting 4 and will not work on the other 3 settings, if I bash the floor on the left hand passenger side sometimes they start to work again. I have an 1997 Ford KA (R registration)
sounds like the heater resister for the fan speed and could just be a bulb for the dash lights
I have a 52 plate Ford Fusion 3 the engine management light came on and i took it back to the garage i bought it from and they said it had a fuel mixture fault it...their diagnostic machine came up with the error codes of PO130 and PO134 they said that they had repaired the fault... its my understanding that the engine management light should come on when the ignition is switched on and goes off after a few seconds when the engine is started...the light now doesn't come on at all...also when i got the car back from the garage i had to reset the clock...to my limited knowledge of the newer computerised functions of the car for the engine management that there is no need to diconnect the battery so i investigated further and found that the instrument panel had been removed and the security sticker damaged..is there any reason the garage would need to do this if it was a "fuel mixture fault"
Yes the light should come on and then go off when first starting the vehicle
hi, I have 1998 ford galaxy..I have no brake lgihts.All bulbs are ok and all fuses are ok and so are connections. could you please advise me in what to do next.
Recheck your bulbs we have had problems with bulbs on Galaxys
Hi, I have a KA and heated rear screen not working, I don,t have an owners manual, could you tell me which fuse is for the heated rear screen please?
check the pins (connectors between the tailgate and boot) fuses number is F2 and F17
Is the external temterature sensor covered by the manufacturers warranty?
when the engine has got warm on my mondeo 2.0 tdci 130 and i turn the engine off i have trouble restarting it. it ticks over very slowly and the battery light stays on and it takes a lot of pumping of the gas pedal to get it going. once it is running it picks up ok and seems to run fine
The vehicle needs to go to your local Ford dealer as soon as possible, the light indicates a fault in trhe system
I own a mondeo 2 ltr tdci on a 02 plate, the glow plug light on the dash has come on and the car is all of a sudden very sluggish, can you help?
i have a fiesta Y reg 2001! The rear windscreen wiper has stopped. the water squirter still works, but no wiper! is there any quick check i can do to try and get it working again!??!?!
If you have checked the basics it will have to go to the local dealer
I have recently brought a fiesta finesse on a 52 plate. The problem i have is the rear windscreen wiper sometimes seems to work and other times it doesn't. The front ones are fine, been to the garage and they have cleaned them all, however problem still occuring. Somebody has told me that the wires run in the boot of the car and that this could be part of the problem. i wondered if you could help. Thanks Kirsty
check fuses then if still not working it will have to go to the local dealer
heated rear screen and door mirrors not working what could be the problem
it will have to go to the local Ford dealer
I have a Focus 1.8 TDdi 2001 which i now have trouble starting. When i turn the key it churns over and then i can hear a warning alarm. It usually starts after a few tries but sometimes the battery light stays on. However if is switch engine off and start again the battery light usually goes out, although this morning it didnt. What should i do??? Thanks
I have a ford fiesta zetec 03 plate and I'm trying to work out who to replace a brake tail light that has blown. I've managed to un-screw the two star headed screws which look at though they hold on the complete light cluster, but I still can't get the light cluster off. Is it a case off brute force to get it off or is there somthing else that I need to do. Please help.
replace a wing nut in the luggage compartment at the bottom of the lamp unit
I have a Ford Focus MK2 LX. It didnt come with any front fog lights but I have purchased from Ford the Front Fog Lamp Kit which includes the 2 fog lights, the brackets, fixings, switch etc. I need to know whether the wiring for the fog lights will be there or not. If there is no wire to plug into these new fog lights are you able to get the wiring for me, or can you fit it ?
Yes all wiring should be there, and if not yes we can fit
My daughter has a 55 reg Streetka. She's had it from new and done 9000 miles, full Ford service history. She has had two replacement alternators. She now has a problem where the charge light comes on, the abs light comes on, and the speedometer spins up and down. The garage say it is water ingress and want to charge her hundereds of pounds to cure this. There is no sign of any water ingress. They say they will not replace the alternator again under warranty, or the ecu if that is faulting. What does she do?
I would advise her to contact Ford customer assistance if she is getting no help from her dealer. She can contact Ford on 0845 8411111
I own a for fiesta flight 1.3 97 plate
returning to the car after doing some shopping i turned the key in the drivers side and nothing happened i went round to the passenger side and tried the system unlocked then locked itself again i managed to get the door open by turning key and openeing dor quick with the passenger door open the locking system will continuosly lock and unlock untill the passenger door is shut then it will lock if i leave car for an hour or so trying the drivers door works once but tries after this will make the same problem above occur
how much am i looking at to fix this fault
sounds like a lock problem, but would need to confirm fault, est amount £150 ish
I own a T reg Ford Focus and the dash and rear lights have both stopped working. Is it a main fuse and if so which one ?
Hi does not sound like a fuse, more like a switch problem
I have a 2002 Focus LX and the interior light has stopped working (i think the courtesy light in the boot has also stopped working). I have changed the bulbs and checked all fuses to no avail. Someone has suggested this might be connected to the standard Ford alarm system but I dont believe there is a factory fitted alarm on the car! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
it could be a number of things but it will need special equipment
hi i have a 2003 53 plate mondeo 1.8 zetec today i was driving when my steering went as if there was no power steering then i managed to get it back by jurking the steering wheel and now the engine management light has came on have you any ideas what it might be? Thanx
The blower fan in my 03 Fiesta Zetec 1.4 makes a whining noise. I have noticed it especially since the colder weather and I have had the heat set to high most of the time. Does this mean I need a new blower motor and is this an expensive fix?
it will have to go to the local Ford dealer to get it checked
I have a Ford KA (2004) and the driver's side headlight bulb has gone. Is there a trick of the trade in changing this? Any help will be very gratefully received. Thanks
remove the headlight
I have a 51 plate, Focus LX 1.8. Recently, when slowing to a stop at a junction and depressing the clutch, the engine revs drop to around 650 - 700 rpm, giving the car a slight judder, as if it's about to stall. Periodically, the above is also accompanied by the battery light flickering on and off on the instrument panel as the car slows and the clutch is depressed.
Since this fault started, I've also noticed the radio will often cut out randomly, before coming back on, is this some kind of electrical problem and could it be linked to the above (battery)?
Any help much appreciated!
check the carge of the battery then it will have to go to the local Ford dealer
I have a ford Mondeo which is 8 years old. I would like to know how do you put the headlight bulb in ?
It is easier to remover the headlight
Can you please tell me how to change the passenger side dipped headlight bulb on a 2002 1.8 TDCi Diesel Focus Estate? Thanks.
It is replaced the same way all headlight bulbs are changed. just a bit tight
i have an 04 ford focus lx. recently my electric window for the diver side has stopped working, it no longer goes up or down. the passenger side is fine. i have taken the door panel off but i cannot see anything because there is a plastic foamie thing sourrounding the door. i have checked the fuses and everything but they seem fine.
couls be the switch check that and the motor
have a c-max 1.8 ghia '05. Vehicle misfires under load causing tell tale judder at low rpm and vibes at high rpm. plugs, leads coils checked and ok. Have heard this is a common ECU fault, is this right?
No the most common fault is the coil pack
i have a forf focus 1.8 TDCI 53 plate i have no electrics to wipers , headlights , fan , and windows and abs light stays on and handbrake light car runs ok otherwise
check the central timer in the fuse box and check all fuses
i have a ford escort 1600 auto j reg and the ignition coil keeps shorting then the car wont start could you tell me what it could be
this could be a wiring problem or a coil problem basicly check all
My daughter has a 53 plate Fiesta finess. The high level brake light has stopped working. Can you tell me how to remove the light to check it as it isn't obvious how to do it?
remove the blanking plates on the inside and open the jaws of the clips with a screw driver, this is a fiddly job
hi i have a w reg ford focus 1.8 lx. my cig lighter will not work bought another but still not working i have been to the ford dealer for a fuse to try that but i have been given a mini fuse and i do not know were this goes i asked at the dealership but to no avail can anyone help
Sorry this fuse is in adifferent possion on different models so please refer to your handbook
hi i was driving on the a1 and my car computer came up " engine fault refer to handbook" and the car kind of lost power. if i swicthed it on and off it would be fine. then it would do it agai after 10 miles, what could be wrong?
the computer has noticed a fault in the system, switching off then on can reset the system but the fault will still be in the softwear, this needs to be looked at
The front windscreen wipers on my girlfriends car stopped working a couple of days ago. i checked the fuse and it had blown so i replaced it, tested the wipers and everything seemed to be fine. When she took the car to work the next day they cut out again half way through the first cycle. is there anything that could be causing the fuse to blow when the car is in motion as opposed to when it is still?
Possibly the motor its self
I have a fiesta 1.25 zetec 1998. When I apply the brakes the headlights come on! I replaced one blown brake bulb and cleaned the two tail light earthing points in the boot. Same problem. Can you suggest anything before I contact my local garage? Thanks.
recheck your brake bulbs if they are fitted incorrectly this can cause this concern
1997 ford fiesta ghia x 1.4l the door/luggage compartment warning light is staying on,interior lights working as normal. can you please advise me what to check
tailgate release switch is the first item to check
my alarm does not arm and the car will not start and the red led light on clock fashier is flashing continuosley
get your local dealer to check the car it could be a number of faults
Have a focus zetec 56 reg. I think one or more of the fuses has gone as yesterday lost the reverse light, rear wiper, front elec windows, front elec mirror, heater/blowers and the information display stares bonnet open even though it isn’t.
I have the manual, are these easy to replace and can the spare but bought at say Halfords?
Thanks for any help.
Yes you can buy spares at halfords, and they are easy to change
My wife's 2003 Fusion has developed a problem with the engine occasional cutting out at low speeds. The engine restarts easily and then may go for many miles before it happens again. Could it be the Speed Sensor going, but no error fault shows up? The car has ABS fitted. A new water pump was fitted a day or so before the fault develped. Any possible connection or just coincidence?
Great site - shame you have no dealership down near London. Thanks.
i suggest that you check the basics and then it has to be checked by a dealer as it could be any sensor
Please, How can I unlock my car cassette, now it says Locked 10?
your radio is locked, you need to get it unlocked, a dealer can do this for you. it may need to be sent to the manufacturers
I have a ford mondeo mk3 tdci 115 lx estate and its a 53 plate and I have a problem with my front heated windscreen when I start the car it will come on for 20 seconds and then swith off and the battery warning light comes on if I dont switch the heated windscreen on when I start the car after 20 seconds the battery light still comes on I have checked the heated windscreen fuses and they are ok do you have any advice as to what the problem could be
Check your electrics battery state and charging system
I have a s reg escort finesse which has just started giving me trouble after 3 good years,after the cold start has cut outit has a temperamental fault when pulling up at junctions etc,when the clutch is pressed the revs drop to 500 but return to normal after a few seconds or when revved,i hane checked for vac leak, changed maf sensor and air intake temp sensor aswell as throttle position sensor to no avail.Please help
check all the basics first plugs air filter then check sensors with computer,
Hello, I have a Ford Explorer and the brake lights have stopped working but the brake light in the tailgate still works. Have checked the bulbs and the fuses but nothing is blown. It must have happened since the last check which was a couple months back. Any idea what could have happened?
Sorry you need to check the wiring if bulbs and fuses ok
my 1998 escort lx 16v / idle speed keeps droping nearly to the point of stalling when the car comes to rest and i remove my foot off the gas pedel while at juntions,
could this be the IDLE SPEED CONTROL VALVE need replacing???
is there any other checks i could do to stop this from happening,
Yes this could be an idle speed control valve problem, check the basics first
I have a new style Fiesta on a 55 plate. Last Thursday, I parked the vehicle in Stansted long stay car park.Last night, on our return, we noticed that the left hand side of the instrument panel- the rev counter- had cracked. The vehicle had not moved. On contacting our local dealer, he informed me that the any repair would be out of warranty as it was deemed as trim. On taking the car to our local body repair specialist, he said that in his opinion the unit had be under heat stress - caused by the high temperatures; he also pointed out that the same was now starting to occur on the right - the speedometer. He said that clearly the unit was not meeting its design specs.
Could you please advise me if this is a known problem.
Hi, that is the first i have heard of this concern
I put a new clutch in my manual 2001 focus after I had the car back together the engine will not turn over with key when redirect power car will try to start fuel pump never cuts on and the odometer reads dashes what is going on here
This could be a battery fault or a fault in the instriment cluster
I have Ford Fusion 03 plate. Where is the ECU box located?
Most vehicle have there ECU's under the dash normaly on the passenger side
my abs light and tracking light is lit when driving what could this be
this could be a fault on the brakes or sensors of the vehicle
Recently bought a '03 1.6 zetec Focus and the rear wipers don't work. The fuse is fine as the electric windows work ok. There is no motor sound at all when trying to operate the wiper and the arm is unmovable manually. In a previous post you said it is a bad earth etc. how do you rectify/locate this. Thank you.
Think you may have to check the supply to the wiper first
I have a ford focus zetec climate 1.6 first registered feb 2007, after reading the handbook re changing front lightbulbs, it would appear that this is a job for a ford dealer, can you confirm this please and if not, can you point me in the direction of a detailed description of how it is achieved.
remove the headlight unit then replace the bulb
Thank you for your response concerning the cracked instrument panel. Could you please tell me if you need a trim colour code when ordering a replacement and if so what it is?
Hi no not a trim code they will ask you if the dials are black white or i think another colour
My 2004 ford mondeo's glow plug kepps flashing and my car looses power.what should i do ???
This is a warning that there is a problem with the engine management, you need to take your vehicle to your nearest dealer
Focus Zetec Climate 115 2005 with 30,000 miles, with the ignition on or the car running, when I press the brake pedal the tailgate release clicks the hatch open. I have found the rear fog light full of water but even after drying this the fault is still there. The tailgate lock was replaced under warranty when It had the same fault in November 2007
Hi i would advise you to go to your local dealer, to get this fault checked. if the fault is the same ask them to contact Ford, or contact Ford yourself
a warning message appears to the effect that the EAC has Failed. The car is a Fiesta LX 2002 five door. The car runs 'lumpy' outside first gear - as though it is running on 3 cylinders. What does this message mean?
Go to a dealer they have the equipment to find out what is the problem
glowlight not giving heat to heaterplugs plugs have been changed could you help
check the relay
Hello, I have a 51 plate focus 1.8tdi. The central locking seems to have a gremlin. It does not lock at all using the remote key (have changed battery and recoded) The manual says that fuse 63 possibly needs to be changed however i cannot find it? The fuse board at the back of the glove box goes up to 62 and 63 is supposed to be at the rear but i am having trouble locating it. Any advice wouild be appreciated. Thanks
get your car checked by your dealer, he has a tool to check the signal from the remote this is a quick job
i have a P reg ford ka2 which i have just bought and my blowers only work on number four and only blow cold air. any ideas. and would it be expensive to have repaired?!
and also my stereo doesnt work, well it did when i picked it up, then it didnt when i got in it next. but when i took it back to the garage for a service, it started working again. but when i opened the drivers door it stopped and then i closed it and it worked. ( strange) the man at the garage says a dogdy radio. i assume he ruled out speaker wires. now it doesnt work at all. but the radio stations etc come up on the little screen theres just no sound.?
Sounds like the resister for your heater, and i would get the radio checked again
I have a MK4 Fiesta 1.25 Zetec 1999. The dash, and rear side lights intermittantly cut out. I have checked the stalks unit as best I can, as the front lights stay on seems like something else, also checked all the fuses just in case but I assume it is either an earthing fault or relay I don't know about. Any ideas? Thanks
Tghe light switch can cause this fault if all else looks ok try a switch asy
i have a automatic ford focus estate and have found that the horn is not working, have checked the fuse and is fine, what i need to know is where the wires are for the horn, my car is a 1.6 with a z-tec engine 03 model
get the car checked it could be the contacts on the steering wheel
The battery warning light comes on when I start the car and stays on the whole time the car is running. The car still starts ok. I out the battery on fastcharge and it is charging at 2 amps. What do you suggest?
get the alternator and wiring checked out
Hi, can you tell me how to change the front headlight bulb on a 1.3 1998 ford fiesta finesse ?
this is a difficult job because there is not much room, the bulb is normaly kept in place with a spring clip
I HAVE 2008 FORD FIESTA WHICH HAS MANUAL DOOR MIRRORS I WAS THINKING OF GETTING ELECTRIC MIRRORS FITTED IS ALL THE ELECTRICS IN PLACE
No, sometimes you may find the harness depends on the model
I have a Cougar 2.5 v6 & was having trouble with my alternator it was not charging my battery, I replaced the alternator& the battery which cured the problem for a while Now I find my self in the same position, is it the alternator ??
cgeck the wiring to the alt this can give you the same problem
hi, i have a 55 plate fiesta 1.25 when the winscreen wipers have been running for may be 10 minutes or so the motor starts to whine, any idea why this is and if it needs to be replaced will it be covered by my ford warenty.
sounds like a motor, or wheel box, these should be covered under warranty
Hi I have a 1998 Mondeo Ghia X V6 Duratec 2.5litre, i have 2 issue the first is what appears to be light coloured exhaust fumes coming from the exhaust pipe whilst on tick over after engine has been running for a short while. My second issue is the tick over appears to be hunting between 750 & 1000 rpm any help / advice would be much appreciated Regards Vic
The exhaust fumes could be normal, if the coolant level and oil lever are ok it would suggest that the fumes are ok, check the basics first plug gaps and condition then it has to be checked by a dealer as the ticker is adjusted by the module and takes readings from all the sensors,
hi, i have a new shape 2008 focus which i bought second hand and i have a concern with the information screen staying on for aprox 10 minuts after i have locked the car up is this correct ?? if so can the timer be altered in any way to go of sooner.
regards Mr D'eath
Yes this is correct opperation, and no you can nor change the timer as it is part of the vehicle configuration
The driver's side electric window is not working on a Ka (manufactured circa 1998( that I am considering purchasing.
The bulb within the driver's side switch is not illuminated. However, the passgenger window can be used from both the passenger side and the driver side.
Is this problem easy to fix and does it point to other problems? At first look, all of the other electrics appear OK, apart from a faulty seatbelt indicator light in the instrument panel.
Hi we dont get many problems with the KA, this could be an electric motor problem
I have a K reg Ford Fiesta. The battery light came on after I had parked and stayed off after the key was removed. When I returned the battery was completely flat and after a jump start, all the electrics died again within 1/4 mile.
Is it a dead alternator, dodgy battery, wiring or something else?
Check alternator and alternator wiring
I have an April 2006 Focus 1.6 (100 bhp) Zetec Climate. On the display I can get average fuel consumption, but instantaneous fuel consumption is not available. Should I have this feature on my model? Also, when the screen washer reservoir is low or empty, I don't get a warning. Again, I'm not sure if this feature should be enabled on my model.
Hi no them functions are not on your vehicle
i have a ford focus 2001 and i have many problems with it first thing is that my blowers don't work on 1'2&3 they only work on 4 which is on its way out. my handbrake light dose not seem to come of once i have released the hand brake or it would flicker, and thirdly i seem to lose power on my dash board (speed o monitor etc) its goes down to 0 the car seems to lose electric power and feels like its dragging a bit, this mainly happen im on a moter way at the speed limit. could you please help and give me an estimate of cost . thank you xxx
check heater resister and check charging system for other electrical faults first
Hi ! I have a 1995 Ford Fiesta Si 1.6 16v that is totally standard and has coverd 72,000 miles from new. I have only just begun having problems. The car seems to have a flat spot around the 4000 r.p.m mark ! Normally these engine pick up around this mark but this one has problems ! I have plug the car in to a Snao On heritage diagnostic machine and this shows no faults ! I can only assume that there is either a problem with a vacuum pipe or fuelling ! Have you any idea what it could be ? Many thanks.
hi i think this should go to your local dealer, they can check for faults
I have just had my new 08 focus titanium. When I turn the heater to the highest heat setting a orange `i ' lights up in between the fuel and temp gauge. Also the Aux heater says ON. If I drop the heat just a fraction below full the Aux heater says OFF and the i light goes out?
Is the i light a warning ? I was told the UK model dont have the Aux heater to warn the engine???
Also the i light is for information.....???
when the i light is on check the information on the screen in the cluster, if no message ask your dealer to look into this
I own a 2006 Ford Mondeo TDCI. I have two issues with the car for which I need you help.
1. When I start the engine the rev needle occasionally hovers around 4000rev for short period and the car sounds like it is struggling to start (the car sometimes even cuts out). Once the car is running the car performance is fine i.e. this issues only occurs when I am starting the car.
2. When I accelerate hard black/grey smoke can be seen to be leaving the exhaust. The car is serviced regularly and nothing is showing up in the diagnostic check.
Your help with these problems would be greatly appreciated.
hi you need to go to your local Ford dealer to let them check it out
2 wks ago i brought a ford ka2 T 99 i have been having to start it with a little acceleration now it wont start its had occasional vibration while driving, is this a serious problem?
Check the basics plugs leads etc
My daughter has a KA2 R reg, and her radio, rear screen heater and interior light are not working, I assume that the fuse has blown, but where is the fuse box ?
Fuse box on the right hand side next to the steeringf column
Just brought a Fiesta 1.4 Ghia X, R reg (1998) for my wife but the remote central locking does not work.
I have no manuals with car but looking on internet there is a procedure to follow that should restore the central locking. Unfortunately this is for a 1996 model but i do have the 2 button remote.
I failed to understand the procedure because it's not very clear as whether the car (receiver) is being set up from the key fob for vice versa or both!!
It describes pointing the key fob at the receiver in the car but the confusion comes when talking about master keys and or in my case both keys together making up the master!!
Could you please help me with the procedure and at the same time explain what it is that is going on so that the procsedure makes sense.
check the battery then a dealer needs to code in the remote
Hi, I have a W reg Mondeo 2.0 Ghia X, On occasions when turning on the ignition the climate control and display does not come on. If I switch off and on again it will. This can happen for several days and then all is ok for weeks. The system when working is ok, it will either heat up or freeze you depending on temp setting or aircon switched on. Is it likely to be the relay. Many thanks in advance.
check the basics battery connections then a dealer should have a look at the concern
One of the bulbs illuminating the odometer on my Mondeo 56 plate TDCI has blown, how easy is it to change.
normal cluster removal
Hi, i have a ford fiesta zetec 1.25 mk4 1999 V reg. Randomly sometimes when im driving and i put the clutch in the car stalls, this has started becoming more frequent now and is starting to get really annoying. Any ideas what could be the cause of this problem and how to fix it?
Also, my cigarette lighter does not work because 1 of my mates thought it would be funny to put a spark plug in it, is this just a case of a blown fuse? If so where is the fuse board on a mk4 ford fiesta!??
Your car needs to be checked for faulty sensors, and yes it sounds like a fuse has blown, fuse box located under dash on drivers side
i have a 2003 ford mondeo 2.0l zetec and my rear lights and interior dashboard lights have gone off this occured due to my fiddeling around with the underneather section of the cigarette lighter and the pulling of wires what should i do?
Sorry to hear of the problems you are experiencing. There can be a lot of reasons why these problems exist, without examining the car I could not give you any advice. I would recommend booking it into the franchised dealer as they will have fully Ford trained technicians.
ford focus 05..when car central locking is put on. the window wipers start to move slowly then hazard lights and alarm go off, but when you dnt lock the car nothing happens.....
I have an red light warning error message coming up on the car saying that the bonnet is open, I've checked all connections and the bonnet is fully secure, the sensors are clear too. Any advice on what the issue may be? Will be much appreciated!
Sound like you have an error on the electrical side. It is possible that you will need it checked via a diagnostic computer. Jennings have a Garage in Middlebrough the telephone number is 01642 240055.
I've just bought a 55 reg Focus and when locking the car the instrument mileometer and radio display stays on. I've read the manual and it's not mentioned. Some websites say it's normal but how do I alter it so t goes off more quickly? I've tried the menu on the radio but can't see any way of programming it!
The display will stay on for some time after switching off that is normal.
Hello. I have a 2004 Ford Focus flight. The airbag light is flashing, 4 flashes, then 2 before staying on. I took it to the local garage who plugged it into their diagnostic reader, and the codes it gave were B2227, B2856, B2855, B2226. The mechanic didn't know what to do to repair it. Is this a simple fault? Will it fail the MoT on this? How much would it cost to repair? I think it might be some sort of connection problem, as this was intermittent before becoming a chronic problem.
Thanks very much
I would suggest booking the vehicle into your Ford dealer in Gateshead their telephone number is 0191 4607464.
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