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by cwhaley
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Illuminated Sun Visor and Gear Stick
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Re: Illuminated Sun Visor and Gear Stick

The white plastic sleeve needs to be in good ( not cracked) condition to work properly These are dealers only, the gearknob can be bought off ebay ( a copy one) there not bad & just push on & lock in place on the white plastic sleeve. I have one which you can buy if you have no luck, £10 posted Jus...
by cwhaley
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Rear Brake Light Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Rear Brake Light Problem

Hi all, owned my 406 for 7 months and only now am I having my first electrical woes! It's a 2001 HDi Estate. The rear brake light (driver's side) has stopped working. It is not the bulb as I've tried it on the left-hand brake light, nor is it the fuse as I've tested and changed both fuse 11 (left-ha...
by cwhaley
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Illuminated Sun Visor and Gear Stick
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Illuminated Sun Visor and Gear Stick

These must have been covered already but I can’t find them on the forum :( I have attained 2 x illuminated sun visors to replace the standard ones in my 2001 Rapier (90 HDi Estate). They come with a wire and plug which obviously goes into a loom/socket. Trouble is I can’t find this anywhere — not be...
by cwhaley
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Anti roll bar
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

Re: Anti roll bar

I used FAI Autoparts in the end -- no idea if they are great but they were a good price and with a 3 year warranty from the garage. I fitted them on Sunday and the car is much quieter. I got to the back of the car and couldn't find any drop links because apparently they use track control rods, so wi...
by cwhaley
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Anti roll bar
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

Re: Anti roll bar

Thanks will make sure I use it. When I owned my Foci (plural of Focus??) I always used Ford just as a matter of course, so I'll be trying to get good spec ones for the 406. Yet another weekend of heavy rain and wind forecast :frown: so no work this weekend, but when I next get chance this month I'll...
by cwhaley
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Anti roll bar
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

Re: Anti roll bar

Thanks both will have a look, so it's the links not the actual roll bars themselves. They seem readily-available. I've not had chance to look at mine yet because of the wind over the weekend but will look asap. Have lots of plusgas to soak the threads of the nuts. In the meantime I did notice slack ...
by cwhaley
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Anti roll bar
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

Anti roll bar

My 406 Estate knocks when going over the slightest bump and I've also noticed the steering seems to sway about when going over things on the road. The other day the steering was akin to steering the bough of the Titanic. I was going to take it to a garage but I thought this has got to be anti-roll b...
by cwhaley
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 406 Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 2202

Re: New 406 Owner

As regards the lack of oomph, it's probably worth checking the throttle cable for excess slack at the throttle position sensor, (near the brake servo). With diagnostic kit you can accurately tell if you're getting 0 - 99%, but even without you can usually remove almost all of the slack by adjusting...
by cwhaley
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 406 Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 2202

Re: New 406 Owner

Only just seen all these replies! Since I've had the car I've done around 150 miles in it and it's been brill -- great on fuel. It struggled to start this morning (slow cranking) but as it was sat a month before I bought it and needed a jump start when buying, I'm presuming a battery issue so going ...
by cwhaley
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Locking Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: Locking Problem

I'll give it a go this Sunday, thanks. Really need to spend a weekend looking more in depth and giving things a good clean/lubrication. Thanks for the guidance on resetting the remote -- the new fob is on its way due early next week. In the meantime I have actually fixed the central locking issue. I...
by cwhaley
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Locking Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: Locking Problem

You can get replacement key fobs for about £5 from eBay - just check if your key case has a screw to hold the blade in. Then all you need is a new battery and then reset the blip and it should work - PP2000 not required for this Thanks for that I didn't know they were so readily available to be hon...
by cwhaley
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Locking Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Locking Problem

I couldn't find a specific category for locks and security, so I'm putting this here as it's mechanical. My 'new' 406 2.0 HDI (Estate) can't currently be locked. The key fob is totally ruined (button has broken off the chip) so I can't use that, and when using the spare key (which I use to start the...
by cwhaley
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 406 Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 2202

Re: New 406 Owner

Thanks for the welcome. Great to see a community out there still active and offering advice! Lots of little jobs I'd like to do over the next few months so I'll share progress. Mine is the 90 hp diesel yes. I'll try unplugging the MAF sensor -- I did that on an old Fiesta I had once and the default ...
by cwhaley
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 406 Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 2202

New 406 Owner

Hi all -- just thought I'd introduce myself as a new 406 owner! The reasons behind me becoming one are through pure chance. After owning a Focus 1.8 TDCi for years I bought a 2008 Titanium estate with the 2.0 TDCi engine. The car turned out to be an absolute money pit (new injectors, new EGR, invest...