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Ford Focus Electrical and Lighting Problems
Last post on Dec 19, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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Ford Focus SVT, Ford Focus, Lights, Electrical, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#157 of 486 Re: 2003 ford focus alternator/electrical problem [john238]
Mar 20, 2008 (8:27 am)
try unhooking the battery cable for atleast 30 seconds, it resets your computer. Then turn on again and see if it doesnt reset your trouble light. I find many trouble lights on ford focus are false alarms.
Then, if the light comes back on or never goes off, it is probably legitimate issue.
This also worked for me on many no start situations where the computer just needed to be reset
#158 of 486 Re: 2001 focus weird problem! [jawaldro]
Apr 03, 2008 (9:04 am)
Most of the problems you describe I have not had... except the parking lights (and instrument cluster).
Where exactly is the ignition relay? Under the dash near the fuses? Or under the hood?
#159 of 486 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Electrical Problem? [jrusch]
Apr 30, 2008 (7:45 pm)
Yes I had this problem it was caused by the battery conections to the post. There was Corrosion in-between the post and the cable connection. The corrosion cannot be seen without taking off the cable connection off the battery post. And when I cleaned the connection I had to put shims because now the connection was too lose and I could not tighen them enuf. But I had not had a problem sence I fixed it.
May 28, 2008 (6:07 am)
I have a focus 1.6 2000 hatchback and everytime I apply the brakes the front side lights come on......I was informed that if I had changed a brake light, this could be the problem. I have chnged the bulb again and it is still happening.
#161 of 486 turn signal bulb
Jun 01, 2008 (2:48 pm)
i find it hard to replace a bulb on my focus 05 hatchback. i thought this is one of those do it yourself thing,unlike in other cars all you have to do is lose some screws and you can pull out the bulb and replace it. can anybody give me an advise. i don't want to spend on a single bulb
#162 of 486 Selling my Focus!
Jun 03, 2008 (6:14 am)
BOY! after reading about all these problems with the Ford Focus it makes me sad I just got a new 08 SES! The car has less then 1000. miles on it and there has been no problems as of yet but I will now try to sell the car just to get rid of it before any of the problems in this forum starts! I paid $16,000 for the car I wonder if I will be able to sell it fast for $5,000?
#163 of 486 Re: Selling my Focus! [matsukes]
Jun 04, 2008 (11:36 am)
I'll fly anywhere in the continental U.S. and pick up this excellent vehicle without a moments hesitation in driving it anywhere.
#164 of 486 A reminder
by pf_flyer HOST
Jun 04, 2008 (12:42 pm)
The forums cannot be used to buy and sell items, so if you want to continue please use email.
I figured the post was a rhetorical question rather than an actual offer for sale myself.
#165 of 486 Re: ZX3 won't start--sometimes! [ouradman]
Jun 18, 2008 (9:10 am)
I'm having a similar problem with a 2000 SE wagon. Changing the range sensor (tells the ignition that you're in park) didn't solve it. The dealer and my usual mechanic are stumped (the mechanic is looking into that relay switch you mention.) Were you able to find a solution?
#166 of 486 Re: A bunch of winers about Ford Focus [ian2604]
Jul 27, 2008 (6:44 pm)
Do you realize you are in a "focused" (pun) discussion? We are just looking for help and advice about electrical problems with the Ford Focus.
You should understand that you sound like the whiner here.