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2012 plate ford galaxy titanium x keeps blowing cigar fuse and the 1 in centre console thanks


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could be a faulty cigar lighter element


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Both front sidelights stopped working on mk2 focus


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could be bulbs


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My reverse lights are on constant in my Mazda 6 what could be the problem?


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could be the reverse light switch


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I have a 61 C Max 1.6. The sidelights occasionally switch them selves on when parked up. Not sure what's going on.


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This could be a number of things check for water ingress into the electric system and check the correct bulbs are fitted to the stop lamps


Asked on 14 Jul 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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I just had my clutch replaced and the garage told me that they had to disconnect the battery to do this. Is this right?


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Yes, but the garage should reset all clocks radio and other electrics that need resetting as good practice


Asked on 13 Jul 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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I have a ford galaxy 2000 I have got no power to my cd changer could help me please


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try linking in a live feed to check the cd works


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My cigerette lighter isnt working in my ford focus its a y reg 2001 plate 1.8 zetec engine i cant locate which fuse it is please help


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Go to your local dealer as they change the fuse around on different models


Asked on 14 Jun 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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My heater and reversing light have stopped working on my Ford Fiesta 1.6 G reg. The fuse looks ok


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Check the switch for the reversing lights and check for a feed to the heater motor


Asked on 10 Jun 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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ive got a ford fiesta 59 reg 1.25 zetec the indicators some times works on there own its happening more often lately can you help please


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If the ign is off the indicators are getting a feed from somewhere so look for water ingress from somewhere check the fuse box for water


Asked on 26 May 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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fiesta 1.25 2009 boot open light keeps coming on but door clearly locked oiled all connections driving me mad


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if you have checked all connections and the boot switch is fitted correctly get it checked as it may be the lock assy


Asked on 27 Apr 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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Iv worked out the radio back light had probably been draining my battery in my Ford Focus 05 plate. What can be done to fix this problem?


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sometime a radio can be at fault, you would have to send the unit away to have it checked and repaired


Asked on 10 Apr 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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Where is the dash light switch on Mondeo Ghia 2008


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On the dash next to the headlight switch


Asked on 01 Apr 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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I have a 2004 Fiesta Van TDI stupid question but where is the fuse box unit please


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fuse box is located on the n/s under the dash


Asked on 23 Mar 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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my fuel gauge on my picasso reeds two green bars then drops down to red what could this be


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it could be the sender unit but it would need to be checked first


Asked on 08 Mar 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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set altea 2005 1.6 rear lights all have stopped working, what will the most probable cause be?


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Hi you need to check if you have a live wire to the rear lights, as all electrical faults are different


Asked on 05 Mar 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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my ford fiesta ,98 - temp gauge stays on red even when engine is cold?


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Could be a faulty transmitter or the wire earthing out


Asked on 03 Mar 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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my indicators work but my hazards dont i have tried a new hazard switch could it be the relay if so is it the same relay as the indicators ford ranger 1999 pickup .


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It will probably be a different relay you would need to trace the wiring to check the circuit


Asked on 28 Feb 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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my car just stopped going all the light on the dash board are on and the wipers keep going please help?


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the electrics are picking up a live feed from the vehicle you will need to book the vehicle in to get the electrics checked out


Asked on 27 Feb 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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Something is draining my battery in my focus 05 plate. The battery has been tested and is fine also it's not showing any fault codes...any help would be good.


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How long does it take for the battery to go flat, try removing a fuse for a component and see if the battery goes flat, disconnect the radio see if the battery goes flat,


Asked on 25 Feb 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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I have a Ford Focus 05 model. When I lock my car up the back light of the radio and dash stay on. This is draining my battery.


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in normal operation the radio will remain illuminated after the vehicle is locked,


Asked on 23 Feb 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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my fusion electric windows have power but when press down puts on the doors open sign on the dash


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Hi sounds like an electrical problem I would need to look at the vehicle to advise further


Asked on 20 Feb 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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I have a Mitsubisi lancer mx 1996 that keeps blowing a fuse inside under the dashboard and the srs light comes on and the transmission stays stuck in one gear


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Hi nothing springs to mind it is a case of tracing the fault that keeps blowing the fuse


Asked on 17 Feb 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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Glow plug light keeps flashing on my 1998 ford galaxy,1900 tdi,what needs to be done.


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You need to get the codes read that should be stored in the vehicle memory


Asked on 16 Feb 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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I have a v reg ford ka petrol and the air bag light flashes when revved up then goes out on certain reves what could be the cause?


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This could be a bad connection in the sir bag wiring or a faulty unit


Asked on 31 Jan 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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what number fuse is for my ford focus zetec 2001 number plate lights


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the fuse number varies on model to model I need the chassis number


Asked on 31 Jan 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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the reverse lights on my 2010 galaxy stay on after engine is switched off


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you would need to get the rear lamps checked out for a fault on the holder, have you had a bulb replaced lately


Asked on 26 Nov 2014 | Ask a follow up question

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Ford mondo Ghia x 2006 driver side electric window not working but all the others are any idea what could be the problem


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It could be a number of things i would need to see the vehicle


Asked on 25 Nov 2014 | Ask a follow up question

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an engine light has appeared on dashboard what do I do what do.i need to check


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this needs to be checked for fault code inside the vehicles module


Asked on 14 Nov 2014 | Ask a follow up question

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hi can you help mondao indicators come on at random, also parkinglights come on after leaving car


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you do not say the registration or the year of the Mondeo, check for water ingress into the fuse box


Asked on 05 Nov 2014 | Ask a follow up question

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I have a ford fiesta zetec 2006 and my heat control unit lights are not working, is there a fuse that needs changing or do i need to access it via the rear of the control unit by taking out my radio etc?


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Hi I would need to have your registration to check which panel is fitted, one has a bulb which can be replaced, the other is LED and the panel has to be changed


Asked on 29 Oct 2014 | Ask a follow up question

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I have got a Ford Fiesta zetec climate 08 my cigarette lighter was working but when I went to use it the next day it won't work brought a new charger but still no joy my husband looked in the fuse box in the glove box but does not say which is the for the cigarette lighter can you help


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Hi the fuse is No F22 in the cenral Junction Box it is a square fuse 20 amp, once replaced make sure the charger contacts do not earth out when you insert into the cigar lighter socket


Asked on 28 Oct 2014 | Ask a follow up question

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How do u set the clock on a ford fusion 53.


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Hi Hold the clock button for 3 or more seconds then follow the instructions on the radio


Asked on 27 Oct 2014 | Ask a follow up question

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I have a 59 plate Ford Kuga and have had an engine malfunction light intermittently appearing. How much will it cost for a fault finding check?


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Hi we would charge an initial charge of £85.00 plus VAT we would then give you a price for any additional charges.


Asked on 27 Oct 2014 | Ask a follow up question

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ford galaxy 2003 D abs light on fuel gauge and speedo not working all the time


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Hi you would need to bring your vehicle down so we can check it on our computer


Asked on 07 Oct 2014 | Ask a follow up question

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ford mondeo zetec 2001 fog lights not switching off


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Hi i would check the switch first then the fuse box looking for a sticky relay


Asked on 06 Oct 2014 | Ask a follow up question

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No the light does not come on at ignition nor does the ABS light.


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you need to check the bulbs after that it would need to be checked on the Ford computer


Asked on 06 Oct 2014 | Ask a follow up question

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my 2005 kia picanto has a fault with the heated rear widscreen. I tried to check if it was the fuse but am unable to figure out what fuse to change as there is no ID for the windscreen heater.


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check the hand book, if you still cant find the fuse we would be glad to have a look at your vehicle and advise you which way to proceed


Asked on 29 Sep 2014 | Ask a follow up question

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I have an 07 Ford Ka. The electric windows have stopped working on both passenger and drivers side. I've checked and replaced the fuse, so I know that's not the problem. Also both electric wing mirrors have stopped working. Again, not the fuse. Any ideas?


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this could be any number of causes, but i would check for and signs of water entering into the electric fuse box and check the harness on the doors


Asked on 29 Sep 2014 | Ask a follow up question

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the pig tail light is flashing on my seat Ibiza 1.2tdi . when it warms up


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your vehicle would need to be booked into your local dealer to have this looked at


Asked on 28 Sep 2014 | Ask a follow up question

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I have an red light warning error message coming up on the car saying that the bonnet is open, I've checked all connections and the bonnet is fully secure, the sensors are clear too. Any advice on what the issue may be? Will be much appreciated!


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Sound like you have an error on the electrical side. It is possible that you will need it checked via a diagnostic computer. Jennings have a Garage in Middlebrough the telephone number is 01642 240055.


Asked on 29 Jan 2012 | Ask a follow up question

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ford focus 05..when car central locking is put on. the window wipers start to move slowly then hazard lights and alarm go off, but when you dnt lock the car nothing happens.....


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Sorry to hear of the problems you are experiencing. There can be a lot of reasons why these problems exist, without examining the car I could not give you any advice. I would recommend booking it into the franchised dealer as they will have fully Ford trained technicians.


Asked on 05 Jan 2012 | Ask a follow up question

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i have a 2003 ford mondeo 2.0l zetec and my rear lights and interior dashboard lights have gone off this occured due to my fiddeling around with the underneather section of the cigarette lighter and the pulling of wires what should i do?


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Sorry to hear of the problems you are experiencing. There can be a lot of reasons why these problems exist, without examining the car I could not give you any advice. I would recommend booking it into the franchised dealer as they will have fully Ford trained technicians.


Asked on 05 Jan 2012 | Ask a follow up question

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Hi I have a 1998 Mondeo Ghia X V6 Duratec 2.5litre, i have 2 issue the first is what appears to be light coloured exhaust fumes coming from the exhaust pipe whilst on tick over after engine has been running for a short while. My second issue is the tick over appears to be hunting between 750 & 1000 rpm any help / advice would be much appreciated Regards Vic


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The exhaust fumes could be normal, if the coolant level and oil lever are ok it would suggest that the fumes are ok, check the basics first plug gaps and condition then it has to be checked by a dealer as the ticker is adjusted by the module and takes readings from all the sensors,


Asked on 28 Oct 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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Hi, can you tell me how to change the front headlight bulb on a 1.3 1998 ford fiesta finesse ?


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this is a difficult job because there is not much room, the bulb is normaly kept in place with a spring clip


Asked on 12 Oct 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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My 2004 ford mondeo's glow plug kepps flashing and my car looses power.what should i do ???


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This is a warning that there is a problem with the engine management, you need to take your vehicle to your nearest dealer


Asked on 05 Aug 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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Ian: Thank you for your response concerning the cracked instrument panel. Could you please tell me if you need a trim colour code when ordering a replacement and if so what it is?


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Hi no not a trim code they will ask you if the dials are black white or i think another colour


Asked on 03 Aug 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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my abs light and tracking light is lit when driving what could this be


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this could be a fault on the brakes or sensors of the vehicle


Asked on 01 Aug 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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I have Ford Fusion 03 plate. Where is the ECU box located?


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Most vehicle have there ECU's under the dash normaly on the passenger side


Asked on 31 Jul 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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Please, How can I unlock my car cassette, now it says Locked 10?


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your radio is locked, you need to get it unlocked, a dealer can do this for you. it may need to be sent to the manufacturers


Asked on 16 Jul 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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my alarm does not arm and the car will not start and the red led light on clock fashier is flashing continuosley


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get your local dealer to check the car it could be a number of faults


Asked on 06 Jul 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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hi i was driving on the a1 and my car computer came up " engine fault refer to handbook" and the car kind of lost power. if i swicthed it on and off it would be fine. then it would do it agai after 10 miles, what could be wrong?


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the computer has noticed a fault in the system, switching off then on can reset the system but the fault will still be in the softwear, this needs to be looked at


Asked on 26 Jun 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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My daughter has a 53 plate Fiesta finess. The high level brake light has stopped working. Can you tell me how to remove the light to check it as it isn't obvious how to do it?


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remove the blanking plates on the inside and open the jaws of the clips with a screw driver, this is a fiddly job


Asked on 22 Jun 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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i have a ford escort 1600 auto j reg and the ignition coil keeps shorting then the car wont start could you tell me what it could be


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this could be a wiring problem or a coil problem basicly check all


Asked on 21 Jun 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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Can you please tell me how to change the passenger side dipped headlight bulb on a 2002 1.8 TDCi Diesel Focus Estate? Thanks.


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It is replaced the same way all headlight bulbs are changed. just a bit tight


Asked on 21 Dec 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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heated rear screen and door mirrors not working what could be the problem


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it will have to go to the local Ford dealer


Asked on 07 Dec 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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I own a mondeo 2 ltr tdci on a 02 plate, the glow plug light on the dash has come on and the car is all of a sudden very sluggish, can you help?


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The vehicle needs to go to your local Ford dealer as soon as possible, the light indicates a fault in trhe system


Asked on 23 Nov 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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Hi, I have a KA and heated rear screen not working, I don,t have an owners manual, could you tell me which fuse is for the heated rear screen please?


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check the pins (connectors between the tailgate and boot) fuses number is F2 and F17


Asked on 18 Nov 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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i have got a ford galaxy (y) reg and my brake light at the top (high level brake light) has gone can you please tell me what fuse i need to change and if it is not that what i could try instead


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Have you checked the bulb, after the bulb check the connections for the lamp, the lamp does not have an indepenant fuse


Asked on 05 Nov 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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When switched off radio panel light and mileage light stay on. Is this normal? I have no car manual. FORD FOCUS 1.6 LX 2005


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Yes this is normal, the lights will go out after a while


Asked on 31 Oct 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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Check engine light just came on. 80000 plus thousand miles. What might be the issue? Ford explorer sport 2001 manual transmission.


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could be any number of things, it will have to go to a dealer to investigate


Asked on 09 Oct 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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Hello again, Would a third brake light replacement for 1999 Ford 150 fit a 1999 Ford Expedition?


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Sorry your local dealer should check this for you


Asked on 02 Oct 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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Why would the off light for overdrive flash, and the check engine light turn on on a 1999 Expedition?


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Sorry your local dealer should check this for you


Asked on 02 Oct 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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the glow plug light on my mondeo keeps flashing it 2.0 td 05plate


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a flashing glow plug ligh is idicating that there is problem on the engine management system, your locak dealer should be able to investigate this for you


Asked on 07 Jul 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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I have a n galaxy having trouble fitting the horn.How do I fit them on steering wheel?


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sorry unable to understand the question


Asked on 08 Jun 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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My rear windscreen wiper has ceased working. How do I go about replacing the motor myself.


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Disconect it and replace with a new one, sorry can't be any clearer don't know whay vehicle or year your car is


Asked on 26 Apr 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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Hello i own a Ford Focus Zetec 1.8 (T452TBL) Year 1998 My speedometer drops to 0 when driving but sometimes the pointer goes to the correct speed then drops again as this happens the car loses power and seems to drag but when the pointers working the dragging stops i was wondering if you could tell me what this is and how much it would cost to repair?


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This concern could be a KV missfire which is causes interference to the PCM, or this could be speed sensor, these faults are required to be cahecked on computer at a Ford dealership, Cost of checking for the concern is £65 for diagnostics. we would identify the required parts and inform you of and additional costs. Many thanks for your question


Asked on 05 Mar 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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Ihave a 2004 mondeo estate and have just seen the GLOW PLUG INDICATOR LIGHT flashing .Ihave looked in my handbook but it says nothing about why it could be flashing.


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the glow plug light is a warning light to advise the dealer of a fault on the system, the system will hold a fault code which can be read by a Ford dealer, this needs to be checked as soon as possible to reduce damage to other systems


Asked on 16 Feb 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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hello, I have an orange flashing light on the dashboard bottom left hand side and I dont know what it means. I have a Ford KA 2003. Many Thanks


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take your vehicle to your nearest Ford dealer they will check the light and advise,


Asked on 15 Feb 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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Suddenly while driving my focus yesterday the car began to misfire and lost power. Then the engine light came on and stayed on. Any advice on what the cause may be? I have not driven it since.


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Warning lights should be checked out by your local Ford dealer as soon as possible, a computer is required to read the fault codes and if not treated this can damage other componants of the vehicle


Asked on 12 Feb 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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Whilst driving the car suddenly became sluggish and lost most of its power. The lights on the dashboard started flashing and warning "EAC FAIL" appeared. What does this mean?


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this needs to be investigated by a Main dealer the light is indicating that a fault has occured


Asked on 26 Jan 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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Tailgate exterior release switch and the remote luggage compartment release button wont open the luggage compartment although it still opens with the key. Could this be a fuse? If so which one is it, as owners manual doesn't identify a specific one for the luggage compartment release?


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It could be a few things i would check the power to the tailgate release first, normaly if all other electrics are working the fuses will be ok as it will share a fuse with another system.


Asked on 17 Jan 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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I have had my car for several years, but recently I have noticed the headlights are becoming dull and there is a separate band of light from each headlamp. Is there a serious problem?


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Clearly, something is not quite right here. The problem could be caused by corrosion inside the lamp assembly, which would indicate a possible leak. You should bring the car in for an inspection.


Asked on 06 Jun 2001 | Ask a follow up question

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Why is it that you should not touch the glass of the bulb when changing your headlights?


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Fingerprints can cause a smear on the bulb. This can cause a hot spot, which in turn may result in the bulb burning out prematurely.


Asked on 06 Jun 2001 | Ask a follow up question

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I have an ongoing problem with the headlights on my car. They have been dull for a while, so I bought stronger watt bulbs, but these seem to overload the fittings and keep blowing. What do you recommend?


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You could check the reflectors in the headlights. These can corrode and reduce the effectiveness of the lamps. If these appear to be OK, you are advised to try the new halogen headlight bulbs. These give a more natural, blue light and can be bought from any of the Jennings parts departments.


Asked on 06 Jun 2001 | Ask a follow up question