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    Interior light switch

    my wife has a mk7 fiesta and the drivers door doesn't activate the interior light. Any ideas where the switch is located so I can check it.
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    Cool running engine

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    Cool running engine

    i have a 1.8tdci mondeo mk4 59reg. The car engine temperature always fluctuates a lot. I have changed the thermostat twice and the engine coolant sensor is on the side of the engine in a dry pocket rather than in the fluid flow. I have changed this sensor as well. To rule out the gauge I have...
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    warped again

    The reason I say they are warped is when new the is smooth. When they warp when I brake the car vibrates from the rear. I can test this by driving then gently pulling on the handbrake which then makes the car shudder. After changing the discs it stopped and has come back after a few months.
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    warped again

    I have a mk4 mondeo and the rest discs were fairly old and became warped resulting in thundering and vibration when braking. I changed them this year and bought some Mintex ones with matching pads. Just six months later and they have warped again. Is there a better brand or make that may...
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    Mondeo water temp

    I have changed the thermostat and vented all the air. Temp still hangs between 75 and 90c. If i wait in traffic it gets slightly closer to 90 but then pull away and it drops again. Is this a duff sensor as the temp should be 90c constantly.
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    Vectra dead randomly

    We have a 1.9tdi 2006 vectra. It has an intermittent fault that you put the keys in and turn the key but everything is dead. You do this 3 or 4 times then the dash lights up and starts. I thought this May be a key issue but it does it with both sets of keys. Any ideas.
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    Mondeo water temp

    Yes when you drive along the temperature varies. I put the heater on full with the fan on full and you could see the needle drop. When put back to normal temp it creeped up again. Will be replacing the stat this weekend.
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    Mondeo water temp

    I have just bought a 2009 mondeo 1.8tdci. All the cars I have ever driven normally have an engine temp of 90c which is normally the halfway mark on the gauge. This car however the gauge sits between 75 and 90c. Is this right for the car or so I need to start looking at...
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    AC just stopped working

    It's a top up unit with pressure valve that connects/pierces a can of r134a. It does have obd2 but it looks like the car does not support ac diagnostics.
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    AC just stopped working

    Yes mine is 4c but it doesn't work at any temp even on a warm autumn day.
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    AC just stopped working

    Hi I have a 58 reg fiesta and API switched on my AC that was working last week and now it's not. The fuse is fine and I have checked the pressure in the system (I have a top up unit with gauge) so I know it's not loss of refrige. The light on the AC button works so how can I test if I have a...
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    Vectra c diesel slow starting

    My brother in law has a 56 reg Vectra 1.9cdti. When leftover night or for even a couple of hours the car turns over normally but doesn't fire for about 10-15 seconds. We have changed the fuel filter and have changed the glow plugs but the problem still persists. Any ideas what to tackle...
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    Fault code B2791

    I have had an airbag light on my car sine i bought it. i have just don a dignostics check and the above code appears. On the diagnostics it says its 'Air Bag Cut off switch (ACS) out of range' I am stumped as the car is not fitted with an airbag cut off switch?. I have had the Air Bag control...
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    Water pump fault?

    Is there a way to test if the water pump is working.
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    Water pump fault?

    Top pipe is getting radiant heat from the engine and the bottom one stats cold. When you rev the engine both get really hot as does the radiator.
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    Water pump fault?

    My friend has an 02 punto 1.2. The pipes to and from the radiator were cold even when the engine was hot and the fan would come on (obviously because the engine was getting hot). I have changed the thermostat for them but it I am not sure if there is another problem. The temperture gauge goes...
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    Seat belt pretensioner

    I bought a car that had been a car c and it had the airbag light on when I bought it. I have run a diagnostics and have two faults. One is an open circuit on a seat belt pretensioner so this obviously has been activated and needs replacing. The other is for an 'air bag cut off switch out of...
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    air con

    My fiesta has Air con but I find that the compressor kicks in and out all of the time. The cooling is fine then goes slightly warm and then cold again (obviously in line with the compressor kicking in ant out). when the car idles it does not do this only when driving along or if you are at...
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    crunching 2nd when car gets hot

    Is there anything i can do to help it or is it just too internal i.e. gearbox out.
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    crunching 2nd when car gets hot

    Hi there, I have a Mk6 Fiesta Zetec S on a 58 reg and only when the car has been on a long drive do I then start to get a light crunching of 2nd gear when selecting it. It is always when the car has been on a good run say 30-40 miles and never happens when the car is on short journeys or cold...
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    broken bleed nipple

    Bought a 58 reg Fiesta Zetec S last year I decided to change the brake fluid as part of good practice (2 year cycle). I then discovered the previous owner/garage had broken off the bleed nipple on the nearside caliper. There is about 1 mm of flared nipple left and enquire if anyone has any...
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    Picasso Discs

    Trying to change the brake discs on a Picasso but the caliper carrier is in the way. It is fixed to the car with star bolts however I cant get them to budge. Is there another way round this or is it a garage job.
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    Induction Kit

    Its a cone fitment. The kit for this particular car always locates the cone on top of the engine (where there is little air flow) but i have installed a cold feed to it by means of an extension to the already installed cold feed from the front of the car. The cold feed sits directly in front of...
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    Induction Kit

    Have fitted an Induction kit to my 58 reg Fiesta Zetec S. the car sounds absolutly great but seems to have made the car a bit sluggish on accelleration but should improve it. Any ideas.
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    Focus stutter

    My dad ha a 55 reg 1.6 petrol focus. When accerating there is a definate blip/hiccup and then the car continues to accelerate. When driving on motorways there are no problems.Just when pulling in any gear the car has a hiccup as if its missed a cylinder. There are no warning lights and the...
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    AC Low pressure valve

    Does anyone know where the low pressure top up valve is for AC on MK6 fiesta's. I can find the High pressure one next to the main Radiator but cannot locate the low pressure one if every the system needs a top up.
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    Speedo change

    Owing to a cracked cover I am changing the speedo on my car (58 reg Zetec S. It has the digital centre that can display MPG, Radio station etc. Having read the Haynes manual it says if I change the unit I have to have it set by Fords WDS diagnostic system. Is this right or is there another...
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    Air Bag Light

    Yes he told me it was done by fords but obviously wanted to not involve fords and their prices. Can they be controlled via a diagnostic tool via the db2 connector or do they plug in somewhere else.
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    Air Bag Light

    Theres no key hole for me to turn it off. Any other ideas welcome.
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    Air Bag Light

    Just bought a 58 plate Mk6 plate Fiesta Zetec S and it has the airbag light on following the last the owner having the airbag turned off for a child to use the front seat. Do I have to go to fords to get this turned back on or is there another way that I can do it. Thanks
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    Cat d

    The reason for asking is that I am on the market for a new car and the CAT D or C ones are £2k cheaper than current market value once fixed. I have seen some on autotrader and thought that provided the car looks to be a good quality repair might be worth thinking about. Not looking to onward...
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    Cat d

    What are peoples thoughts on buying a CAT D car.
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    loose front bumber

    Looking to buy a Fiesta (2008 Ghia) and found that the front bupmer felt quite loose i.e. you can move it with a couple of fingers. I questioned the dealer whom said the Fiestas of this era were poorly designed on the bumper fixings front. He had another car and that also appeared loose but...
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    Cold weather issue only

    None showing at all.
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    Cold weather issue only

    Only during cold weather I get the Orange glow plug light come on intermittently when driving. As soon as the weather turns warm I never get the light appearing. I changed the glow plugs earlier this year as I thought it was them but this did not change anything. Any ideas what would cause...
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    Front brakes stuck on

    Yes both front wheels were pouring smoke when I got home and the wheels were hot as a result. Could understand if it was just one but both seems a little more central in fault. Does'nt the master cylinder have valves and could one of these have failed i.e. not letting the pressure off when the...
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    Front brakes stuck on

    The brake pedal on my car became very sensative and then i noticed the car was pulling back. Thought nothing of it until I was driving home and the car was very difficult to drive as the front brakes got stuck on. Just managed to get home with smoking brakes. What is the fault as obviously...
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    Flashing glow plug Light

    The car was last serviced in July. The car runs fine which you would not tally to a fault. There's no smoke from it to indicate a dicky injector and it starts and runs fine. Cant work it out but its really annoying when the light is flashing in your face.
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    Upgrading bulbs

    The light output on my polo was apalling. Forget the lights with the blue tint as this just makes them dimmer as the Blue spectrun of light emitted does not highlight anything on the road i.e. blue light on black tarmac. I fitted some of these units and changed them after a month as they...

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