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#28 of 105 Rear window (sedan) sun roller blind???
Jul 15, 2004 (7:22 pm)
I have a Passat that has a sunscreen in the rear window. It rolls down like a window blind. I would like one for my '04 Focus ZTS. Has anyone ever seen such a beast? I have looked all over. Thanks from Sunny Texas (HOT!!!).
#29 of 105 cabin air filters (3screwsloose)
Jul 18, 2004 (2:48 pm)
Thank-you for your input.
Coincidentely a bunch of service coupons came from my dealer this week. For the first time there was one for a "cabin filter inspection" Under this special they will charge me $5.00. That sounds just about right, keeping in mind the procedures which you outlined. BTW, what kind of a filter are we talking about here, a simple screen or a HEPA type material. ? I'm up here in Northern NY alot of allergens. I do not need to run the A/C that often except on hot days when traveling on the highways. the 2.3 motor handles the extra load of A/C very well.
So far about 8000 miles on car. No Problems. I think that the promotional people at FORD do not know how to market this car. In my view, the promotional material should emphasize somthing to the effect that the Focus is made "for an environmentalist who (secretely) loves to drive."
#30 of 105 Re: cabin air filters (3screwsloose) [markus5]
Jul 31, 2004 (4:06 am)
The filter element is not like the fiberglass filter in you homes' heater/AC system. This is more like a pleated "paper" element, 'tho I would imagine it's more "plastic" than "paper" - perhaps polyester.
Don't look for any benefit to your allergy condition - except less dust (no charcoal/no HEPA ). Actually a whole lot less dust, since our '04 2.3 PZEV came w/o the filter - just a large ( about 1/4 inch ) screen to keep out varmints like mouses.
We don't fell badly about driving this car here in Texas ( about 60mi/day ), it is A LOT "cleaner" than most anything you see in the DFW area ( SUVS, pick 'em ups, mommy vans ). Also, when we need to merge, or "heaven-forbid" pass, we just step down and let it rip. We don't pass much, since we try for great mileage ($1.669 gas) by driving 60mph. We get passed by everyone else like we are sitting still. We just leave earlier and it's allright.
#31 of 105 "cabin air filter inspection"
Sep 03, 2004 (9:08 am)
is just what it says - inspection, and upon inspection they'll suggest that you should purchase the airfilter and will charge you in the area of 40$ for it, plus the 5$ inspection charge. I sugest you buy air filter on the web, or in pep boys, for about 10$ and install it yourself. Probably a good idea to change it out about every 6-10 months, mine got dusty in about 8 months and started to block the airflow (or so it seems). With those frequent changes (the part is cheap from the web) you'll save a lot of money relative to dealer, or even fast service Lube places (35$ a pop there). You can do it at fast places first time, to observe whats involved in the procedure, doubt dealer lets you be present during any repairs.
#32 of 105 Re: Cabin air filter
Oct 03, 2004 (5:05 pm)
Hi Alyosha 73,
Just how important is the cabin air filter? Many of us drive with the windows open, and the filter is bypassed. The impression I got from the parts-counter person is that Ford may remove the filter and not bother replacing it. The thinking being that it is better to have an unobstructed air flow than a dirty clogged filter that hasn't been changed in 5 years.
I changed one on my son's car, but I had trouble replacing the gasket on the bottom of the windshield. I have yet to replace the cabin air filter on my 2001 focus. The air still seems to come through the vents unobstructed.
Thank-you for your helpful message.
#33 of 105 2005 ses
Jan 15, 2005 (9:51 pm)
#34 of 105 2005 focus ZX5 ses 5dr
Jan 15, 2005 (9:58 pm)
Antenna to long cant fit under garage door doesnt telescope strange cant back out without catching ?
#35 of 105 Re: 2005 focus ZX5 ses 5dr [emba]
Jan 16, 2005 (9:26 am)
Rarely do I hear complaints of some items being too long. Have you considered a bigger house? Maybe if you let the air out of the tires. How about opening the door a little farther? Hmmmm.
I guess there is the much shorter alternative aftermarket antenna mast available nationwide as well as at that certin online auction website. Don't know the radio reception will be affected 'tho with a MUCH shorter mast than intended. I guess time will tell. Maybe if you catch the mast enough times it will break off at the dotted line.
Jun 12, 2005 (1:34 pm)
is there any way i could hook up a sub into the 2002 svt focus without changing the radio (6cd), i dont mind splicing wires, and why does the stock sub have an inpit of six wires? got to love factory any help would help
#37 of 105 05 Focus Radio Aux Input, how can I and what?
Jul 18, 2005 (11:41 am)
Hi. I just bought a new 05 Focus 4 door, S model. It has a nice but standard 1 disc am/Fm radio. I has an AUX button on the front, and I'm wondering how I can use this? Where is the input? The owners guide doesn't say anything about this. I have Sirius radio and I'd like to plug it in if it has RCA jacks under there, but I don't necessarily want to pull the dash apart to find out. Thanks, Allen.