my ford focus 3 years old wont start its not the battery and wont go with a push - also the radio doesnt light up for us to re-code could it be a fuse?


Asked by cheryl170269 May 10, 2013 at 01:33 AM about the 2011 Ford Focus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Recently we bought my parents car which they had from new its 3 years old and been on the drive for 2months we tryed to start it but would only start with a jump start my son made the mistake of switching it straight off -now it wont start we have changed the battery tryed pushing it as lots of people saying could be the starter motor all that didnt work when you put the key and turn fully all the dash lights stay on except the radio doesnt like up for us to re-code - its got to be something simple? could it be a fuse? or can you advise what it could be as we havent a clue about cars Thanks Cheryl

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John Sturman

your imobiliser circut has tripped might need reseting by a dealer

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Ok thank you, does the imobiliser circut have a fuse? if i got a mechanic out would he be able to do this on the drive as it currently has no tax or insurance hense why it wasnt being used

John Sturman

the imobiliser system is intergrated into the loom and ecu if your mechanic has a laptop and correct cables and software then he can do a master reset and your car should be a runner again main fuses are set in the engine bay fuse box i think it is a 30 ampare for the ecu

John Sturman

you could also try disconecting the battery for 15 mins and reconect it to try to force a reset


If it were the security the motor would spin it just wouldnt start

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Hi thank you for all your advice the mechanic who came out changed a small purple fuse and bingo it worked! The radio still isnt on but he said he will sort that on a later date as its behind the dash and he came out foc and fixed it foc so now i will always use his garage so when hes got time i will call in for him to sort the radio But thanks for all your advice much appreciated Cheryl

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What fuse did he change? I have the same problem.

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A small purple one under the bonnet

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I have a 2010 for focus that wont start either, brand new battery, all lights come on dash lights up, car just wont turn over. I heard something about the anti theft system, does anybody have any information please.

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