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  1. Thanks for your reply.. I shall forwards this info to the local dealer. S.
  2. To TomTom 70 (or any one else who can help), You kindly answered a question I posted regarding the 7" touchscreen SatNav I have installed in my C-Max. In your reply to me you stated: "There was an issue with wrong antenna cables (screws) breaking the antenna base (the pcb inside), have the dealer check the cable (screw) according to the TS* (no clue of the issue number, but he should be able to find it). The old part should be send back to Ford to have them investigate why it failed again." I phoned my local Ford dealer today and read out the reply you had givin me..(I could "feel" his eyes go skywards). I could hear him looking on his computer..Then he talked to a mechanic..The mechanic had heard of the "Incorrect screw" saga but could not remember the TIS code.. To cut a long story short he has asked my to see if I can find out the TIS code for my particular problem..Can you believe this ??? So mate, is there any chance you can tell me the code so that between us we can do the job that Ford seems unaible to do. i.e find out code numbers for problems for them. Thank you for your efforts. Simon
  3. Hi TomTom, You kindly answered a question I posted regarding the 7" touchscreen SatNav I have installed in my C-Max. In your reply to me you stated: "There was an issue with wrong antenna cables (screws) breaking the antenna base (the pcb inside), have the dealer check the cable (screw) according to the TS* (no clue of the issue number, but he should be able to find it). The old part should be send back to Ford to have them investigate why it failed again." I phoned my local Ford dealer today and read out the reply you had givin me..(I could "feel" his eyes go skywards). I could hear him looking on his computer..Then he talked to a mechanic..The mechanic had heard of the "Incorrect screw" saga but could not remember the TIS code.. To cut a long story short he has asked my to see if I can find out the TIS code for my particular problem..Can you believe this ??? So mate, is there any chance you can tell me the code so that between us we can do the job that Ford seems unaible to do. i.e find out code numbers for problems for them. Thank you for your efforts. Simon
  4. Hi Dave, I have a June 2005 2.0Tdci Ghia with all the toys on..Leather SatNav, Climate, electric seats etc, etc. It seems to me that if you buy as late a model as possible then the majority of the problems you have read about should be ironed out. The only thing on mine so far are front parking sensors (bit of a gimmick anyway) beeping when they shouldnt..I have recently had my first service and asked the dealer to investigate..He said there was an "issue" which would mean a small amount of re-routing of the wiring loom...Something to do with the Electronics that the power steering uses interfering with the sensors. Anyway it seems far better now.. The only other irritation is the SatNav misbehaving...To be honest if I were you I would save myself the £2,500 and buy the new TomTom thats about to be released..It has a nicer/easier interface and also now has a larger screen than the 300/500/700 series.. To deviate slightly from your question there is a myth put about that TomToms will not work through Ford windscreens... WELL THEY DO !! Mine works with no probs at all. On a positive note I have been reading some awful fuel consumption figures.. On the way to southampton and back (560 mile round trip) a month ago my C-Max averages around 48mpg at 75 - 80mph (cruise control mainly). I have recently used some Millers Dieselclean fuel additive and on a trip to Wales and back (again 75 - 80mph) I averaged 56.5mpg. The thing is that the engine on this car is so damned punchy that you tend to put your foot down more than you would on an engine with milder characteristics. My previous car was a BMW 330D...Lovelly engine...The ford Diesel has enough punch to keep me from ever thinking "I wish I had the performance of my BM back".. I strongly suggest that if you havent done so allready, you go and have a test drive. Simon
  5. thanks verymuch for that TomTom.. I dont need to ask you if you are a fan of the device you named yourself after ??
  6. Hi.. I have a Jun 2005 C-Max with the 7" touchscreen SatNav installed. There is a persistant problem with it that ceases to be cured.. The signal seems to go weak or disapear alltogether. For example I can be driving for an hour (or less) and the little indicator beacon seems to forget where I am and literally lose track of me. There is a symbol which is lit up on the screen that looks like a satelite with a cross through it..The manual says that it should never normally be seen as it only lights up if there is a weak signal or some sort of fault. I have taken it into the dealers and he replaced the satelite sensor (at the base of the aeriel). When he looked on the computer he informed me that the previous owner had had problems with the satnav on three seperate occasions. Now, three weeks after the sensor being replaced it is up to its old tricks. I dont suppose anyone out there knows of any issues with this type of satnav on a C-Max do they? It was originally a £2,500 upgrade so I dont think I am being unreasonable in expecting it to actually work. At the moment I am resorting to my trusty old TomTom which is totally reliable and trustworthy and only cost about 15% of the price of the Ford item !
  7. Hi there from Th'North.. I took my car to the dealers last week for its first service (June 2005 2.0Tdci) and complained about the constant racket that the front parking sensors make when there is nothing visibly setting them off. The service manager went onto the "official website" and informed me that there was an "issue" with interference from the "Electro Hydraulic Power Steering mechanism". He said the cure was to re-route the wiring and then all should be well. I can report that its far better than it was..I wont say perfect but its 85% better than it was. I had got into the habbit of hitting the Parking sensor cancelling switch every time I started my engine. If any of you fellow C-Max owners out there are having "fun" with the anoying buzzing then it may be worth asking your local dealer to do this Mod.
  8. i have been using Millers Diesel fuel additive for the past three weeks or so. I have used this in the past on various other Diesel engined cars and have noticed on every occasion that the real improvements dont start till you cease using the aditive. Before using the Millers my 2.0 Tdci C-Max was doing 44mpg on a run.. It is now doing 56.5 mpg..I know this is correct because I recently did a trip to Wales and back..The reason I know this is because my total mileage was 192.1 miles and I used 3.4 gallons.. So any doubting Thomases out there are invited to do the Maths. My car is a June 2005 model
  9. Max Headroom... I think this may be what you are looking for.. http://www.kleenwheels.co.uk/application_guide2.php Thanks for the info mate. Simon
  10. Thanks for all your replies.. Max Headroom..Do you mind me asking how much you paid for the Zetec wheels?? I am giving this more and more thought..
  11. I dont know about any of you Ghia owners out there but I find the cleaning of the 16" wheels that come as standard on the C-Max Ghia a real pain to clean.. I dont suppose there are any tricks I should know about are there? To be honest I am seriously thinking of offering a swap with the 16" Zetec version as they look easier to clean due to the increased amount of space between the spokes.. Mmmm . . . . SWAP !!! 16" C-Max Ghia wheels (very easy to clean haha) for 16" Zetec wheels.. :lol:
  12. Now now Scott....I may take you up on your kind offer, but I dont know that I have Kevlar eardrums... Scott...One of these days we really must meet..It seems daft to live so close and yet only to e-mail each other...After all, if us C-Max owners dont offer each other moral support then we sure as heck wont get it from the Ford dealers !!! Hopefully chat soon mate for real. Regards, Simonarius de Stalmine
  13. Hi, I too have a damned annoying buzzer that is the front parking sensor.. It will even buzz when i am stationary and not remotely near any obstacle if I turn the steering wheel ! I complained to the main dealer and was told " The computer doesnt indicate an error".. Sod the computer....My first service is due in about 2 weeks and I intend to have the front sensors disconnected...After all I can usually see out of the front windscreen when I am parking !! So in case the dealer tries to "sort" the problem that doesnt exist according to "the computer", I too would like to know where the buzzer is located... I have my hammer ready and waiting !
  14. Ooooh arrr I be a redneck do I.. There are loads of sheep around here. Have you seen a film called "deliverence" with Burt Renolds in it? Thats how it can be around here..Now where did I put my Banjo . . . . .
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