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flashing red light on dash in ford focus

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seriousmischief

Original Poster:

30 posts

81 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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roscozs said:
That light is the PATS light (passive anti theft) The light flashes like most cars to tell you the system is active. As in you cars security system. That light tells you what the system is doing and flashes a certain number of times to tell you that there is a fault with the system. If the system is functioning normally the light will flash every 2 seconds when the ignition is switched off.
Many thanks for such a lovely reply. It has no pattern to the flashing, sometimes stops and starts again, continuous ... it seems unpredictable.

Hedders

18,351 posts

152 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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That's looks like a Goatse warning light to me..








seriousmischief

Original Poster:

30 posts

81 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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Uhura_Fighter said:



Is that for 2005?
Nope smile

Bee_Jay

2,556 posts

153 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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Hedders said:
That's looks like a Goatse warning light to me..
Steady now... wink

Bee_Jay

2,556 posts

153 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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Download the manual from here : http://www.focusplanet.com/#Focus Owners Manual

See if you can find it in there, pics of dashboard and warning lights are at the very start...

All I can see between the indicator lights is the speedo!!!
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Viper

9,885 posts

178 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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seriousmischief said:
Uhura_Fighter said:



Is that for 2005?
Nope smile
cant you tell thats the US dash layout ? wink
check fuel cap biggrin

Edited by Viper on Tuesday 5th January 19:49

Hedders

18,351 posts

152 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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Bee_Jay said:
Hedders said:
That's looks like a Goatse warning light to me..
Steady now... wink
smile

Gaz.

51,751 posts

156 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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seriousmischief said:
SidewaysKadett said:
Could it be a skid warning light ??
While stood still?

PS Dare I ask what is RTFM ?
It's means Read The fking Manual if you're a miserable git and couldn't answer the question but had to reply anyway. It sounds like the brake fault light btw.

RSGulp

1,466 posts

144 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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So you're driving along and a warning light flashes on, but because you don't know what it is you just keep driving anyway?

Ah, just noticed you're female. wink

Edited to add: red warning lights usually = something which could be dangerous.

Edited by RSGulp on Tuesday 5th January 19:52

roscozs

477 posts

86 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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seriousmischief said:
roscozs said:
That light is the PATS light (passive anti theft) The light flashes like most cars to tell you the system is active. As in you cars security system. That light tells you what the system is doing and flashes a certain number of times to tell you that there is a fault with the system. If the system is functioning normally the light will flash every 2 seconds when the ignition is switched off.
Many thanks for such a lovely reply. It has no pattern to the flashing, sometimes stops and starts again, continuous ... it seems unpredictable.
Well I wouldn't of thought there is an issue if its not flashing at least 11 times. This is the minimum amount of times it will flash to tell you there is a fault. If your central locking, immobiliser and alarm are all functioning as they always have, I would think all is well.

seriousmischief

Original Poster:

30 posts

81 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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RSGulp said:
So you're driving along and a warning light flashes on, but because you don't know what it is you just keep driving anyway?

Ah, just noticed you're female. wink
I only went to the corner shop for some cigs, thought it might last the journey smile

Uhura_Fighter

7,018 posts

88 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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Viper said:
seriousmischief said:
Uhura_Fighter said:



Is that for 2005?
Nope smile
cant you tell thats the US dash layout ? wink
check fuel cap biggrin

Edited by Viper on Tuesday 5th January 19:49
laugh

Well spotted bow

Bee_Jay

2,556 posts

153 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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Uhura_Fighter said:
Viper said:
seriousmischief said:
Uhura_Fighter said:



Is that for 2005?
Nope smile
cant you tell thats the US dash layout ? wink
check fuel cap biggrin

Edited by Viper on Tuesday 5th January 19:49
laugh

Well spotted bow
Why does the fuel cap being on the right mean it is a US car???

seriousmischief

Original Poster:

30 posts

81 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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RSGulp said:
So you're driving along and a warning light flashes on, but because you don't know what it is you just keep driving anyway?

Ah, just noticed you're female. wink
I only went to the corner shop for some cigs, thought it might last the journey smile

TheEnd

15,370 posts

93 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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Uhura_Fighter said:
Viper said:
seriousmischief said:
Uhura_Fighter said:



Is that for 2005?
Nope smile
cant you tell thats the US dash layout ? wink
check fuel cap biggrin

Edited by Viper on Tuesday 5th January 19:49
laugh

Well spotted bow
You'll often have the spaces for certain bulbs where they use the cluster in different markets.

Peter_1980

195 posts

118 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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Does the same light also come on yellow?

Fords have lights that are yellow when slightly cold outside as a warning and then red when it is very cold. It the light shaped like a snowflake?

That'll be my only suggestion. If it is anything else I am afraid I am of no help at all!

Uhura_Fighter

7,018 posts

88 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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Bee_Jay said:
Uhura_Fighter said:
Viper said:
seriousmischief said:
Uhura_Fighter said:



Is that for 2005?
Nope smile
cant you tell thats the US dash layout ? wink
check fuel cap biggrin

Edited by Viper on Tuesday 5th January 19:49
laugh

Well spotted bow
Why does the fuel cap being on the right mean it is a US car???
Whoosh.

Perhaps you need a warning light to check your cap after filling up with petrol?

wink

Bee_Jay

2,556 posts

153 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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Uhura_Fighter said:
Bee_Jay said:
Uhura_Fighter said:
Viper said:
seriousmischief said:
Uhura_Fighter said:



Is that for 2005?
Nope smile
cant you tell thats the US dash layout ? wink
check fuel cap biggrin

Edited by Viper on Tuesday 5th January 19:49
laugh

Well spotted bow
Why does the fuel cap being on the right mean it is a US car???
Whoosh.

Perhaps you need a warning light to check your cap after filling up with petrol?

wink
Ah ha, missed that !!!

seriousmischief

Original Poster:

30 posts

81 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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Peter_1980 said:
Does the same light also come on yellow?

Fords have lights that are yellow when slightly cold outside as a warning and then red when it is very cold. It the light shaped like a snowflake?

That'll be my only suggestion. If it is anything else I am afraid I am of no help at all!
No, it is red, no snowflake smile

thanks for the suggestion

seriousmischief

Original Poster:

30 posts

81 months

Tuesday 5th January 2010
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am i the only one with a focus? lol