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#478 of 506 Re: How to replace bulb in rear brake warning of 2006 sedan [carl90]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 04, 2012 (9:08 am)
On the sedan, it looks like you just remove the trunk lid inner panel and expose the bulb sockets. The 3 or 5 door has screws for the lens to remove the bulbs from outside the car, but I guess the sedan doesn't.
#479 of 506 Re: How to replace bulb in rear brake warning of 2006 sedan [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 04, 2012 (11:04 pm)
How do I remove the trunk lid inner panel?
#480 of 506 Re: How to replace bulb in rear brake warning of 2006 sedan [carl90]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 05, 2012 (8:12 am)
Unfortunately, the "book" doesn't tell me that part. Generally they are snap-ins. Look and see if you see little "buttons" around the edge of the panel--if so, those snap out by gently prying.
#481 of 506 cluster is the part where the speedod
Dec 07, 2012 (7:59 am)
cluster is the part where the speedod,gas guadge are easy to remove can get at salvage yard,it has to be same modle engine trans as yours.
#482 of 506 reset the battery
Dec 10, 2012 (7:24 am)
Some body advised me to reset the battery.
So yesterday I have taken the battery connections out and put it back after an hour. So far, I haven't found the variations, but the battery icon still glows. This battery icon on the control panel started glowing for a while and disappears after 3 to 4 minutes last week. But now since last two days the battery icon is showing continuously on the panel.
#483 of 506 Re: reset the battery [drevs]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 10, 2012 (10:02 am)
No, don't attempt to 'reset' with the battery on an OBD-II car. It doesn't work and then your car might have to relearn its driving map. Not good advice!
#484 of 506 Power surges after 2 alternator exchanges.
Dec 12, 2012 (6:57 pm)
I am a courier and I drive a 2002 ford focus ZTW wagon. I am having power surges after 2 alternator repairs (O'rielly's exchanged twice). Now the dash lights and headlights flicker when I idle in park or at a red light. The power surges are worst after a long drive (almost wants to shut off but doesn't).
When I accelerate their are no surges and all the lights are bright and steady. I took the car to ford dealership and they ran all sorts of diagnostic tests. They so-called checked the electrical wire cluster but they could not find the problem. The alternator, battery, etc are fine. No one knows what the problem is.
The dealership did screw up one thing. When they received the car my cruise control worked but when I picked it up it no longer worked. They claim it wasn't their fault and the part costs $500. I am pissed cause I need my C/C. I am thinking about protesting in front of the dealership.
But anyway I need help with this power surge issue.
#485 of 506 2013 Focus Rear Defroster
Dec 19, 2012 (6:45 am)
Before I go into the dealer with my month old Focus hatchback, I thought I would check to see if anyone else noticed the rear defroster is pretty weak. Fog on the interior barely clears after 15 minutes of driving and not clearing due on the outside at all when the car is warming up in the drive in the morning.
This was built in Michigan where I used to live and it wouldn't pass the muster at all in any winter. Not especially happy to have to take this in already.
#487 of 506 electrical, sensors, what???
Jun 09, 2013 (8:29 pm)
I have a 2004 ford focus se 90,000 miles on it, been a perfect car. out of the blue, my wind shield wipers go on by themselves, at the same time the a/c shuts down and the power windows don't work. (fun in 112 degree sunny Arizona) this happened a few times last summer then didn't happen for a long time but now it's summer time again and it's happening almost daily, and very very randomly, the only thing i can correlate with it happening is the fact that it's HOT out, I've been running my a/c for 3 - 4 months already this year but now that the temps are over 100 and the a/c is really working it happens a lot more - this would seem like the big trigger but to throw an anomaly in, it happened during a trip up north about an hour and a half to two hours into the drive - we had the a/c on the whole time it happened twice on that car ride and not again for about a month - temps were in the 80's.
I noticed this afternoon I was stopped at a light, the a/c quit but the wipers didn't go crazy, I gave the engine some gas and viola! the wipers went on.....
the wipers also either make one swipe or stay on for a mile. twice now they've gotten stuck in an up position instead of the regular resting position. This is driving me NUTS! -
mechanic looked at car last summer, didn't find anything but did a lot of rewiring under the hood that was looking bad (baking in the AZ sun) - I don't think he did any under the dash though.
any thoughts, any ideas, anybody ever hear of anything like this?????