Last post on Nov 18, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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Ford Focus SVT, Ford Focus, Lights, Electrical, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#159 of 506 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Electrical Problem? [jrusch]
Apr 30, 2008 (6:45 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 (5:07 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 506 turn signal bulb
Jun 01, 2008 (1:48 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 506 Selling my Focus!
Jun 03, 2008 (5:14 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 506 Re: Selling my Focus! [matsukes]
Jun 04, 2008 (10:36 am)
I'll fly anywhere in the continental U.S. and pick up this excellent vehicle without a moments hesitation in driving it anywhere.
Jun 04, 2008 (11:42 am)
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 506 Re: ZX3 won't start--sometimes! [ouradman]
Jun 18, 2008 (8:10 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 506 Re: A bunch of winers about Ford Focus [ian2604]
Jul 27, 2008 (5:44 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.
#167 of 506 Re: Focus Battery Discharging [persistance]
Jul 27, 2008 (7:13 pm)
You say your charging about 14 v. You should be charging 14.4 under a load with your blower mtr on Hi and headlights on and your battery charged. Find the rated cap of your battery and have your battery load tested with a carbon pile tester at 3 times the rated cap. the battery should hold 9.6 V. for 15 sec. Batt ground circuit can be load tested w/the same carbon pile tester and should not have more than .05 V. drop. Find someone in your area that knows how to run these tests and you may find your problem. Hope this helps you.
#168 of 506 Re: Something dings constanly, while turning dome light on. [dreamfollower]
Jul 28, 2008 (9:32 am)
Since my original post a year ago, I've had a Ford mechanic friend hook up a computer to the car. He said it was either the GEM module, or a short to the back wiper, or some other short. The GEM was checked and is fine. No short was found. I have yet to check and clean the grounds.
Where do I find a user-friendly diagram of where my grounds are?