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Old 09-30-2007, 15:07   #1 (permalink)
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Fiesta Zetec 04 Remote Locking ?

Hi

I've just bought an 04 Fiesta Zetec & was surprised to find it didn't have remote locking, as the 10yr old car it replaced did.

I can buy a generic remote system from ebay for around £30, has anyone done this? They look fairly easy to wire.

Are there are insurance implications?

I've also got only 1 key, so need more. From the threads I've read it seems going to a dealer is easiest, I've already asked a dealer about a remote option & they weren't interested in taking my money, I'd like the Ford option, as I can then have the key & remote as 1 unit. Has anyone succeded in getting Ford to fit an upgrade?

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Old 10-12-2007, 00:50   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Fiesta Zetec 04 Remote Locking ?

how about putting a aftermarket alarm system on the car one that does remote locking. if you put a thatcham approved alarm on it, it may reduce your insurance by a very very small amount.
I'm sure this would be a cheaper option than ford putting remote locking on the car.
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:29   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Fiesta Zetec 04 Remote Locking ?

My son is in the same situation as ctw.
Anyone else have any ideas?
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:23   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Fiesta Zetec 04 Remote Locking ?

I think the cheapest way to do it is via ebay, £50 should buy a self install kit & they say it only takes an hour, perhaps a bit more for first timers!

I'd prefer the Ford kit as I need new keys anyway & having the remote fob integrated into the key is much neater, but as I said Ford don't seem keen to take my money.

I put reversing sensord on my MPV, it took a full day, but cost £30 from ebay instead of £200+, so I expect that's the way I'm going.

As we also have remote gate & garage doors I might look into an all in 1 remote for the whole lot, in which case the integrated key isn't an issue.
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Old 10-13-2007, 05:23   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Fiesta Zetec 04 Remote Locking ?

I bought a 2003 Fiesta & found out that i had the same problem i got gap-security to fit a Avantguard 5.5 and now i have remote locking, open the boot and remote start,

Good if you got the money,
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