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ASKED 26 Mar 2017

Question:

I lost my central locking key to my 58 plate Ford Fiesta and have been using a manual one now it seems my central locking isn't working which is causing the hazard lights to come on on there own accord. I recently had problems with my window switch too but when they tried to repair it with no avail they didn't connect my door plug back properly. I called AA and they came out and plugged door switch back in so windows work but my central locking still isn't working as I can hear it click and un click by itself also my indicators and hazard light button isn't working I have unplugged the battery to stop the hazard lights going off how do I fix the rest of the problems ?

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

I have a 2009 Mazda 6 diesel estate, intermittently the electrics show a problem as if they are restarting, the headlights flicker as does the clock/display, the "Hello" message comes up, the tracking lights come on. It seems like a central electrical fault so I'm wondering if it is (a) battery, even though it turns over strongly in the morning (b) alternator or (c) some electrical component like a central electrical manager module.It started as a very rare issue but over the last week has been getting more and more frequent.

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Ford Ka 1.2 Edge 3dr [Start Stop]

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March 2014 NX14VZT, Petrol Red Manual 58 MPG

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Ford Ka 1.2 Edge 3dr [Start Stop]

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March 2014 NX14VZT, Petrol Red Manual 58 MPG

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Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost Zetec 5dr

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November 2013 NU63ZNO, Petrol White Manual 66 MPG

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Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge 3dr [Start Stop]

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September 2010 NJ60XMX, Petrol Red Manual 60 MPG

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Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi Zetec 5dr

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September 2015 NU65NBN, Diesel Blue Manual 79 MPG

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March 2014 NU14HFK, Petrol Grey Manual 47 MPG

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March 2015 NU15KHK, Petrol White Manual 58 MPG

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SEAT Ibiza 1.4 Toca 3dr

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March 2014 NX14HVU, Petrol Red Manual 48 MPG

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Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost 125 Titanium X 5dr

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September 2014 NJ64DXK, Petrol Black Manual 66 MPG

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

Hi, I have a 2002 Ford Galaxy 2.3 ghia auto. The rear number plate lights, centre console and dashboard panel lights are constantly on, even when the ignition is off. It is draining the battery overnight so I therefore need to disconnect the battery in order to start it in the morning. Strange thing is that when I disconnect the headlight level adjuster switch from the socket, the rear number plate lights go off, BUT the dashpanel and centre console lights remain on!!! Please help thanks.

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Peugeot 308 1.6 HDi 92 Active 5dr

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November 2012 LM62LRK, Diesel Silver Manual 67 MPG

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Toyota Auris 1.4 D-4D TR 5dr

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March 2010 GU10TVV, Diesel Red Manual 59 MPG

Abs, Air Conditioning, Full Service History, Isofix, Mid With Trip Computer View more...

36k miles

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SEAT Ibiza 1.4 Toca 3dr

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March 2014 NX14HVU, Petrol Red Manual 48 MPG

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30k miles

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Ford Fiesta 1.25 82 Zetec 5dr

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January 2016 CP65OXF, Petrol Brown Manual 54 MPG

15" Alloy Wheels, Air Conditioning, Cd Player, Central Locking, Front Fog Lights View more...

06k miles

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

my ford focus diesel,I took the battery off to winterize it in Bulgaria but when i returned and connected battery the battery held its charge but when trying to turn the engine over all that happend was the dash board lights dimmed and there was no noise of the solenoid it had to be towed to the garage where the ripped me off being British they I think remapped the computer on the car and it started straight away but the same has happened this year all be it i didn't take battery off but with not using its its flat again is there any way I can start it with out remapping it

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March 2010 GU10TVV, Diesel Red Manual 59 MPG

Abs, Air Conditioning, Full Service History, Isofix, Mid With Trip Computer View more...

36k miles

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Ford Fiesta 1.25 82 Zetec 3dr

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January 2015 NV64USF, Petrol White Manual 54 MPG

15" Alloy Wheels, Air Conditioning, Ambient Lighting, Bluetooth + Usb, Cd/Radio View more...

20k miles

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Ford Fiesta 1.25 82 Zetec 5dr

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May 2015 NA15OOX, Petrol Black Manual 54 MPG

Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, Front Fog Lights, Full Service History, One Previous Owner View more...

20k miles

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Ford Fiesta 1.25 82 Zetec 5dr

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May 2014 ND14FMK, Petrol Red Manual 54 MPG

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07k miles

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October 2014 NA64FWY, Petrol Silver Manual 54 MPG

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23k miles

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March 2014 NJ14YMC, Petrol Red Manual 66 MPG

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36k miles

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Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec 5dr

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December 2012 GL62EPF, Petrol Black Manual 48 MPG

16" Alloy Wheels, Air Conditioning, Bluetooth + Usb, Dab Radio, Front Fog Lights View more...

54k miles

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April 2015 LD15FWA, Petrol Black Manual 50 MPG

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13k miles

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

Yesterday I discovered the battery in my Mazda6 (54 reg) was flat, probably because I'd left the side lights on accidentally. The breakdown guy did a jump start and I was able to drive home. Today I discovered that, although the car is driving fine, the buttons on the centre panel (clock and stereo) are not working. In other words, the clock comes on (and the stereo can be switched on) when I turn the car on, but I am not able to reset the clock or re-tune the radio or use the CD player. None of the buttons on the centre panel have any effect (other than the on/off). It's as if some circuit -- through which the centre panel/console controls the clock and stereo -- has developed a fault. What's happened? How can I fix this? Thank you.

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06k miles

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November 2014 NU64YZG, Petrol Red Manual 54 MPG

15" Alloy Wheels, Adjustable Steering For Reach And Rake, Air Conditioning, Ambient Lighting, Bluetooth + Usb View more...

11k miles

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March 2014 NJ14YMC, Petrol Red Manual 66 MPG

15" Alloy Wheels, Air Conditioning, Bluetooth + Usb, Front Fog Lights, One Previous Owner View more...

36k miles

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

I have a Focus Ghia 1600 02 plate. Recently mu car keeps stopping. I then wait about half an hour and it will start again. The car had a new fuel pump in Jan 13. The plugs nad leads have been checked, it has a brand new battery. This week the garage fitted a new breather pipe and a fuse relay switch. It has been Ok until today, when it stopped again. The diagnostic check prved clear. When the AA arrived it started then stopped. The car then statred and we got it to my home until the garage is open tomorrow. If the fuel pump has gone would it be covered to be replacedm if not any ideas

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

Yesterday morning my seat leon cupra 1.9 diesel started fine then after an hour and a half of being at our destination the car battery light was on and nothing would happen at all, I dont think its the battery dead as we used electric cables on it and managed to bump start it. After I switched the engine off again and started it nothing would happen again, not sven bumoing it. Could it be the alternator or starter motor? Please help thankyou

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

hi, another question for you totally unrelated but the lock on drivers door has been changed and apparently the wiring loom aswell, the central locking worked but has stopped now, I've a key for the door lock and a key fob for ignition, I've tried the sequence for the reset, the door led comes on when I've turned they key 3 times to unlock and when I do the keyfob sequence the fob blinks five times but the door will not accept the signal so no central locking any ideas thanks

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13k miles

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January 2015 NV64USF, Petrol White Manual 54 MPG

15" Alloy Wheels, Air Conditioning, Ambient Lighting, Bluetooth + Usb, Cd/Radio View more...

20k miles

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£7,799
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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

Hi I have a 1999 Ford Festiva, every time I use the A/C or demister my battery goes flat. I was told that it was my alternator, but I find that hard to believe as it charges the battery fine as long as the A/C and demister are not used. I can even have my Cd player on without the car running for ages and the battery is still fine. I was wondering if you can please give me any clues to what it could be. Maybe a loose wire and if so where would I find it? Thank you.

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36k miles

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

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

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

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!?? cheers mate. michael

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

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. Many thanks Jason Warner.

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

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. Thanks Colin

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

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.

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

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

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November 2012 NV62BVE, Petrol White Manual 52 MPG

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32k miles

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

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.

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September 2015 NU65NBN, Diesel Blue Manual 79 MPG

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Ford Fiesta 1.25 82 Zetec 5dr

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March 2014 NJ14UAY, Petrol Black Manual 54 MPG

15" Alloy Wheels, Day Running Lights, Electric Front Windows, Hill Start Assist, Quickclear Heated Windscreen View more...

17k miles

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

hi. 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.? kind regards

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December 2011 LD61ULZ, Diesel Silver Manual 58 MPG

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72k miles

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September 2014 NJ64DXK, Petrol Black Manual 66 MPG

Alloy Wheels, Auto Headlights And Wipers, Climate Control Air Conditioning, Ford Sync, Full Service History View more...

46k miles

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£8,699
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£8,999
ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

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.

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November 2012 EJ62RPY, Diesel Silver Manual 71 MPG

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

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 Regards David

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43k miles

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£4,694
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£4,994
ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

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.

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November 2013 NU63ZNO, Petrol White Manual 66 MPG

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14k miles

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Kia Picanto 1.25 2 EcoDynamics 5dr

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July 2016 RF16RKE, Petrol Black Manual 61 MPG

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14k miles

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July 2016 RF16RKE, Petrol Black Manual 61 MPG

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14k miles

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

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! Regards, Ian Jones

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March 2015 NU15KHK, Petrol White Manual 58 MPG

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27k miles

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

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

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

Question:

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?

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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"

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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. Gareth Townend Workshop Foreman Courtesy Ford Palmerston North New Zealand

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