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#228 of 486 Tail light problems
May 05, 2009 (1:19 am)
Hi all, I have a 2002 Ford Focus which I've had now for almost 5 years. A week ago I noticed that my drivers side tail lamp was not working yet the brake light worked fine. I replaced the bulb and checked all the fuses. The fuses were fine and I replaced the bulb anyway. The problem still persists. The passenger side works fine with both tail and brake lights working as normal. Now on the drivers side the dipped headlight ( again on the drivers side ) has failed which seems strange/odd as its on the same side ( drivers side ) as the failing tail light. Hope anyone can help. Regards Paul
#229 of 486 Stalling and missing - bad ground?
May 21, 2009 (9:17 pm)
Hello. I am having a problem with my 2000 Focus ZTS. It will very often when idling (in park or drive) or when coming to a stop die on me. It has no problem starting back up. When driving at higher speeds (>20 mph) it will often miss badly. I had this problem before and the dealer fixed it by fixing some ground wires (they didn't say which ones). They've since gone out of business and I would like to try to fix it myself. Any ideas which ground wires I should be looking for? Thanks!
#230 of 486 Focus transmission problems related elect?????
May 21, 2009 (11:13 pm)
purchased this 2005 Focus used in 2007. Was great for the first year-plus and I put about 55K miles on the car. Then I started having auto-electric issues (which are chronicled elsewhere on this thread: battery died mysteriously, anti-theft fuse blew and shut the car down, alternator went up).
A couple weeks ago, the transmission acted up. Shifted rough, and didn't feel like it was getting out of second. The O/D OFF light started flashing. Took it to a reputable garage who said tranny was shot.. I gulped and put down 3K for a new Jarvis transmission.
It ran great for about three days. Then it started shifting rough again. Check Engine light came on and the O/D light flashed again. Went back to the garage and they ran the diagnostic codes. Two things came up. One was a possible bad ground in a tail light that will cause the tranny to malfunction. The other was a heat sensor in the transmission that would do the same thing if bad. The garage narrowed it down to the sensor and replaced it (it was under the Jarvis warranty).
I picked the car up this morning and drove it today with no problem. Tonight? Same thing again. Rough shifts, O/D light is flashing. So, I'm taking it back in the AM. I wonder if the electric problems - which were never really explained - aren't related to the same source as this problem. If there is a bad ground in the tail light, could it have caused all these issues? A bad ground elswhere? Anyone have an experience/opinion???
#231 of 486 Cigarette Lighter not Working
May 22, 2009 (12:01 am)
Hey guys! i have 2006 ford focus hatchback and my simple problem is that the cigarette lighter is not working and i dont know how to fix it.. can anyone help me... thanks a lot...
#232 of 486 Temperature Gauge goes red
Jun 12, 2009 (10:04 am)
The temperature gauge of my 2000 Ford focus se wagon goes to red when I drive in slow traffic in the city. Once the traffic moves or when I get on the highway the temp. gauge goes back to normal. What should I do? Do I need to change the fan, radiator or the sensor etc.?
Jun 12, 2009 (3:54 pm)
test for 12 volts at fan plug in with a test light, with eng running hot, if you have 12 volts but fan not running, replace fan assy.
let me know if you don't understand this
#234 of 486 Re: Cigarette Lighter not Working [hadjie_21]
Jun 14, 2009 (4:02 pm)
I'm trying to see if there are any responses to the question of the cigarette lighter
Jun 14, 2009 (7:35 pm)
OK Pay Attn;
Do u have any other thing that runs off 12 volts ( phone charger,dvd player.work light, ect ? ) if u do, see if any of yhese work in cig outlet, if they do then u have a bad heater elem. the part u light your cig with. if they don't work u have 1 of 2 pos problems. 1. a bad fuse, test with a 12 volt test light. if all fueses test good, reach behind lighter outlet,unplug pigtail ( it pushes on ) stick your test light into this pigtail end, it should light,if it does, unscrew the back of thr lighter outlet, it's like a can that screws onto another smaller can, replace with new socket. if u do all this and u need more help just shout. Cliff
#236 of 486 Cigarette lighter inop
Jun 28, 2009 (9:23 pm)
I have a '01 Focus wagon, the cigarette lighter does not work. I have checked the fuse, it is fine. I have taken the wires of the back of the plug, checked for power, no power there. I checked for power at the fuse location. Did not get any power there. Is there some type of relay? Or other fuses in line?
#237 of 486 06 FOCUS SIGNAL FLASHER?
Jul 05, 2009 (9:55 am)
i HAVE A 06' FOCUS W/ A SIGNAL SWITCH PROBLEM. IT JUST STARTED BLINKING FAST WHEN TURNING RIGHT. USUALLY THAT MEANS A SHORT OR BAD GROUND SOMEWHERE OR YOU JUST REPLACE THE SIGNAL FLASHER. WHERE IS THE FLASHER? i'VE TAKEN THE COVER OFF THE STEERING WHEEL, I HEAR IT BUT DON;T SEE IT. HAS iT CHANGED SHAPE? OR IS IT SOMEWHERE ELSE?