Just out of curiousity, how come the ZX3 never came with the intermittent wiper switch and the other models did? Does Ford think that ZX3 owners are some type of "sub humans" that do not like intermittent wiper functions? Also, how come the cold weather package wasn't available for the ZX3? Do ZX3 owners not like seat heaters or heated mirrors? Just curious. :-/
01-06-2004 12:08 AM
Cause Ford is cheap and wants us to spend extra money on parts that didn't come with the car.
Anyway, you can buy it off eBay or some other Focus sites.
01-06-2004 07:12 AM
Basically it is because the focus is meant to be an entry level car in the US. Be glad it comes with what it already does cuz they could have been really cheap like the hyundai acents and offered power steering as an option
01-06-2004 09:17 AM
I know that the part is available everywhere, but do you have a Ford part number? I work at a Ford dealer and I can walk over during my lunch and buy the switch, that way I will have it much sooner. :-) Thanks!
01-06-2004 01:54 PM
This is about changing speeds on the intermittent speed right? Good thing I don't even feel the need to...
01-06-2004 03:05 PM
Ford or Ford Dealers must have or provide/order various "Base" Model Foci.
My 2003 Zx3 Base model came(listed on window sticker from factory) with Intermittent wipers/non-programmable once ~5 seconds, Fog Lights, Leather wrapped steering wheel and floor mats.
I've seen posts on this forum that some fOCUS owners didn't get all/some of the items I listed in other states for the same model of fOCUS. That being said, it doesn't surprise me if you didn't get any sort of Intermittent wiper control.
01-23-2004 12:25 AM
some of the foci have the multi speed adjustable wipers right? not just the three i have. if i got one of those, from a ZTS lets say, could i just swap it out of the steering collumn, or do i need to do more then that?
01-23-2004 05:44 AM
Nope. The upgrade takes all of 10 minutes. Unplug and pop the old one out, plug in and seat the new...and your done. One of those little things that do wonders for the driving experience and very well worth the $.
01-23-2004 06:40 PM
The only trick is you need to get one off a model that has the rear wiper, so one off a ZTS for example would not work. If it has the rear wiper too, it's a super easy switch.
02-25-2004 09:22 AM
I just purchased the switch at my parts department. $25 and it took like 5 minutes to install. Not too bad. :-)