In alt.autos.ford.focus MarkA <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Are there any known issues with the electric hatch release on a 2003 UK spec
> Mine stopped working a couple of weeks ago, and won't release either via the
> switch on the dash or by the button on the remote. It does of course still
> open the old fashioned way - manually with the key.
> It appears completely dead - there is no noise from it at all when pressing
> either button (like it might be trying to release and failing for a
> mechanical reason), so I suspect it is an electrical problem.
> Would appreciate any pointers that I can easily check myself before getting
> the dealer involved - even though it is still under warranty, that would be
> my option of last resort based on past experiences with them ;-(
> Just checked my owners manual to see what fuse it might be on as a starting
> point and I can't see the hatch release listed under any of them - any
Had recently problems with the remote key-fob on the right rear
door, see this thread:
There was another thread which might be helpful (key-off method
to reset the system):
Lately the system broke down again, the drivers door. Ordered
the door bolt containing the sensible parts, costs exactly the
same 106,? Euro the rear one does.
Now after finding the time to exchange, it isn't that obvious
like the rear ones, fearing a few hours of work just put things
together again even if it was nearly out. Now what would you
expect, since this day the system works just fine again. We'll
see how long.
The problem seems not completely uncommon, my Focus is 1999
(wagon). Do you have this double-locking system, comes AFAIK
with alarm system
Michael Heiming (X-PGP-Sig > GPG-Key ID: EDD27B94)
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