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Old 15 April 2008, 10:37   #1
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Default Engine Management Light - Ford Focus

As title really - bought a Ford Focus (ex police car) for Gooner and work. Driving fine. Then last night, a couple of lights showed up - Traction control and ABS. then battery went flat. Called Green Flag ( ), they got it started and confirmed batery was OK but now the engine management light is staying on
It drives fine, its not juddering or stalling - anyone know of somewhere I can take it who aren't gonna have me over on cost - or indeed if you have any suggestions

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Old 15 April 2008, 10:39   #2
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what year car is it? a few of us have some software that might be able to reset it.
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Old 15 April 2008, 11:11   #4
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Its a Y reg other than that though - I'm not sure of exact year LOL
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The software might work then. works on my sisters pug 206 on a Y..
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Old 15 April 2008, 12:27   #6
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now the battery light is back on?
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my friend had a Focus ST170 which had about 15 ECU's before they gave him a brand new car

sounds like you may have an earthing problem or worst case , failing ECU
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I know the first problem, you bought an ex-police car
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why DO they get rid of them?
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wasnt this covered on watchdog last night
ford deny there is a problem
one guy fixed his by spraying wd40 on the back of the instrument binacle
short term solution though

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I know the first problem, you bought an ex-police car
LOL - well it wasn't an x-persuit vehicle, it was a dog unit car, so I'm thinking that it wasn't as ruined as some
Anyhow, it suits the purpose, saves taking another vehicle and gutting out the seats and boarding it out - this way, its already been done Just need the dog cages now
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I've had a similar problem with my engine management light on my Fiesta... I phoned Ford initially to see how much they'd charge for a diagnostic test... they wanted over 150!

I took my chances and just hoped the problem would go away... then I worked out what I'd been doing wrong... apparently the car doesn't like the engine being started up whilst in gear I now remember to take it out of gear before hand

I think the pregnant brain has kicked in good and proper!
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babes, that was before you was pregnant though!!!! ha ha
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Shazza LOL - you think your brain is going now - wait till bambino gets here - thats when it really goes to mush

I was once in such a rush getting out the house, i left my keys in the front door. On the way home from the shop - some 4 hours later, i was panicing like a good-en because I couldn't find my keys - and there they were - in the lock, where I'd left them!!!

An then I went on to have more - so you see, having one buba - REALLY does make you go nuts
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vicki that has started already!!!! lol she forgets to take the car out of gear, leaves her purse laying around.....i could go on!!! ha ha and you say it gets worse!!!!!!!!!!
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Sorry mate - the worst is yet to come - wait till she leaves the baby in the shops!!!!
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only a matter of time!!! lol
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