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  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    The radio may have the button because it is a universal Ford radio, but the pre 2008 Focus never had the jack. You can get one in stalled and routed to the glove box.

  • I'm not any help, since we haven't tried to fix it, but my 2000 Focus SE has the exact same problem.. The button on the dash for the trunk doesn't even work. It's very annoying.. I don't drive the car much anymore though, so I haven't bothered to fix it.

    Does your trunk leak too? Mine does and no matter what we do, we can't seem to keep it from leaking.
  • mark1960mark1960 Posts: 2
    Hi, my new ( used ) 2001 Focus has a radio / Cassette player fitted that has a button marked " CD " and reading the owners guide it says that this unit is compatible with a CD changer.
    Having never used a CD changer or system like this before would anyone be able to give me some guidance on what to buy, where to fit and how to operate etc.
  • I have a 2003 Ford Focus wagon with a factory radio w/ 6 disc changer. The radio's display started spontaneously flashing a few days agon and has not stopped since. Any ideas what may cause something like this?
  • i have the same problem with the knobs on my keyless entry being broken. i was wondering if you ever found a solution to your problem, and if anyone does, i know it says do not put your email on this, but please reply to me at thank you!
  • The rear door on the passenger side of my 2006 Ford Focus ZX4 SE will not lock (either from trying on the inside or from using the keyless entry). Does anyone have any siggestions as to what may be causing the problem?
  • a90myersa90myers Posts: 9
    I just purchased a used car. It's a 99 Grand Am SE. Has power windows, power door locks, power mirrors, power driver seat. I have only 1 key. I went to the hardware store to get a few made and they told me that I may have to go to the dealer because the key may have a "chip". I think this car had a keyless entry system. How can I tell and do I need to go to the dealer for a few more keys?
  • a90myers; You posted your question in the FORD focus forum. Anyway, did you get any key fobs w/buttons on it? If you did, or you have a key pad on your driver's door, then you have a keyless system.
  • while driving the radio all of a sudden started flashing and has not stopped. How can I fix this? I can't access the menu because none of the buttons will work. I can wiggle the on/off button to turn it off, and then turn it back on to get the cd player to work. Thats it, I can't do anything else. Any idea's?
  • I just got an 08 Focus SES (sedan) yesterday, and am liking the SYNC feature a lot. But people that I call using the SYNC Phone tell me that the sound quality is very poor. Not only is it very hollow sounding, but they have a hard time hearing me. Is there a way to at least adjust the volume so my callers can hear me better? I'm ready to live with the hollow sound.
  • I have a Ford Focus 2004 radio that won't play instead it say mute. The clock radio does work. What's going on?
  • Hi - I came to switch my radio on by pressing the button but its absolutely dead. Everything else seems to be working on the dashboard so I suspect a fuse but cant seem to identify which fuse it is from the fuse chart in the manual. Has anyone had this problem or can point me in the right direction please? Thanks.
  • Hi - I've got a 2003 ZX5 and the exact same problems with my radio. I noticed a few others have posted the same issues. This is my first search on this topic, and would like to know if you could tell me whether you've had any luck figuring out what the problem could be? I'll be happy to share any information I have, as well.
  • I have owned my Ford Focus for a year (bought it used) and it has started locking the doors when the keys are left in the ignition. Also, there are times when I cannot unlock the driver side door with the keys,it has keyless entry. I wish someone could help me. It is getting frustrating being locked out of my car.
  • dfoleydfoley Posts: 1
    if you want to find the AUX jack check the glove compartment i have a 2008 ford focus zetec and the AUX jack is in the glove compartment
  • pats1pats1 Posts: 36
    We have the same car, but not the problem you describe - ours works fine. I've had other hands-free cell phone systems and this is the best I've seen. We have it in an Escape as well. Some tips; speak toward the mic and don't be afraid to project a little without yelling. Having the car speaker volume up too high can cause feedback that affects sound quality. Closed windows and sunroof help as well (too much background noise). Good luck.
  • whitey9whitey9 Posts: 138
    If they charged you $275 and they STILL don't know what it is, then you had better take it to a PROFESSIONAL, not an AMATEUR! Unless you are a $BILLIONAIRE!
  • martymc01martymc01 Posts: 1
    i cannot adjust the volume on my radio as it comes up with RICP on the display and i cannot seem to get any page to adjust it on the menu display..can anyone help please?
  • xscoutxscout Posts: 141
    Is the Ford dealer the only place you can get a key with the chip made? I have a 2001 Focus with power locks and the remote. Only have one key and would like a spare.
  • chet6chet6 Posts: 1
    Suddenly my power door locks stopped working after working properly for years. I replaced the #63 fuse, the one that is not described in the manual, the one hidden under a wiring harness and operated the power door lock. After about six cycles the fuse failed again. Is this a common problem? Are other people experiencing the same problem. Does anyone know if there is a quick fix or a systematic means for diagnosing this problem?
  • lara3lara3 Posts: 1
    I read to disconnect the battery for a few minutes and reconnect it. My display was flashing on and off constantly, whether the radio was on or off. I disconnected the battery, waited 10 minutes and reconnected the cable, and it works fine now - no more flashing!.
  • I have bought a zx3 sport 2007 say's focus sport on the fender has different bumpers, radio proformance exhaust all seem to be factory..can't find anything on model .. does any one know about it .. does it have any other mod's than just looks,, engine /supension ? has exhaust ...would like to know.................
  • e-bay sells them cheap comes with programing search ford focus key
  • i have a 2006 ford focus and the am reception is fine until i start the car and then i hear engine noise on the radio. fm reception is not affected by this
  • jlittererjlitterer Posts: 39
    edited May 2010
    Just purchased a 2010 Ford Focus SE. Would like to have daytime running lamps.
    (Evidently available for "fleet buyers" only.) Any way to add them to my vehicle? A lot of cars have the capability to add items because the wire looms are the same for each vehicle when built at the factory. You can add a relay or whatever to activate the particular option. Thanks! Jeff
  • I don't know how good this site is guys but personally I use JCWhitney for all my part needs for my shop... look for ford focus parts. Just as a disclaimer though. If you guys buy parts for your car, don't just try to figure out something tricky by yourself. Find someone to help you with it. It's not worth breaking something expensive.
  • So my radio started to spazz out on my focus. It keeps coming on and turning off within a matter of seconds, over and over. I removed the key from the ignition and the radio continues to power on. I had to remove the fuse to make it turn off and stay off. Anyone have a remedy? I hate riding in silence but I cannot deal with the radio turning off and on like a light switch! Its the factory radio thats acting crazy.
  • micey70micey70 Posts: 1
    This just happened to me while trying to set a radio station, Did you solve this issue? I also did the fuse thing!
  • pnubpnub Posts: 1
    I read about the other error messages in the manuel but nothing is said about "CD ERROR>" What do I do to get this things to work.
  • 1. Start by pulling the main fuse for the radio (if you already haven't)
    2. Re insert the fuse and turn the radio on (nevermind the on off sequence). Insert a music CD, it will take one.
    3. Pull the fuse again, count to five and re insert fuse.
    4. When the CD starts to play, use the menus to get down to the factory default settings and ask it to reset to factory.
    5. And you are now working again. Or you should be. It basically is a processor and it operates just like your home PC whn it needs a reload. It searchs to the default drive which is the CD player.

    Good Luck everyone!
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