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On 9/23/2017 at 4:17 PM, Solaris said:

I did man stuff with the car today. Found out that my entire issue was the Manual Safety Switch which was causing my car to not start up on occasion. It's apparently a common problem with Ford vehicles.

So I know you posted this forever ago now, but I just now saw it.

 

Owner of a 2004 Ford Focus. My safety switch completely broke apart one day several months ago. It broke off of the metal bracket for it and everything. I was able to piece it back together in a closed state and tucked it up in the wires of the fuse panel right there. Never had a problem with it until about a week ago when the plastic housing on the assembly cracked even further and prevented the contacts from touching. This required me to have to hold it together while starting my car every time. That same day, though, I went to a few auto parts stores before finally finding one that had one in stock and after I bought it I took it outside and swapped it out in literally only about 3 minutes. Easiest thing I've ever done on a car. If I had realized it wasn't going to be a pain I would have done it months ago.

 

For being a common problem, at least they had the courtesy to design it with easy replacement in mind. I tipped my hat to the engineer that came up with that one.

 

Mine also totally failed all at once which made troubleshooting easy.

 

As an on-topic quip to justify this post, I'm shopping around right now for a place i can take a math class in the evenings. Just for fun.

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On 10/18/2017 at 11:42 PM, Sunstriker7 said:

So I know you posted this forever ago now, but I just now saw it.

 

Owner of a 2004 Ford Focus. My safety switch completely broke apart one day several months ago. It broke off of the metal bracket for it and everything. I was able to piece it back together in a closed state and tucked it up in the wires of the fuse panel right there. Never had a problem with it until about a week ago when the plastic housing on the assembly cracked even further and prevented the contacts from touching. This required me to have to hold it together while starting my car every time. That same day, though, I went to a few auto parts stores before finally finding one that had one in stock and after I bought it I took it outside and swapped it out in literally only about 3 minutes. Easiest thing I've ever done on a car. If I had realized it wasn't going to be a pain I would have done it months ago.

 

For being a common problem, at least they had the courtesy to design it with easy replacement in mind. I tipped my hat to the engineer that came up with that one.

 

Mine also totally failed all at once which made troubleshooting easy.

 

As an on-topic quip to justify this post, I'm shopping around right now for a place i can take a math class in the evenings. Just for fun.

Hell, I would have just rewired it without the switch, kudos for actually doing it right.

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You know I can't be bothered to push the clutch pedal in to start my GTI. :D

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Did some early Christmas shopping for the boys NERF/Minecraft and related...some new Nerf guns and ammo packs.

 

One of the items > ad4db3ebe0399004d28f4f1d80b5ee29854df486

 

 


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4 hours ago, tarikja said:

Did a first batch of Christmas cookies with me mum! *<:v

 

Please refrain from using that swear (cuss) word so early in the year, sheesh!!!!  Bring on EASTER, bahahahahaha :P

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