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12-14-2012 04:36 PM
FordService My tech adviser got back to me with some answers:

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Originally Posted by Cfcastro View Post
Is the remote start on a separate transmitter or on an all-in-one just like the Escape transmitter/fob?
Cfcastro,

The remote start on the Focus is a factory invoiced one. Itís the same as whatís on Ford accessories website, so there will be a separate remote for it.

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Originally Posted by RAF_S197 View Post
Does anyone know if the sport package focus has different suspension vs non sport? Same goes for titanium
The Titanium is the Sport package, RAF_S197; this means it does have modified suspension components compared to the stock Focus. The only other one is the Focus ST, which is also unique suspension. There are three different levels: basic, Titanium, and then the ST.

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Originally Posted by Quantos View Post
Did they change the position of the seat heater controls? They are soooo annoying where they are (behind the cup holders in the 2012 for those who may not know).
Quantos,

They are located in front of the cup holders in the center console; not behind. This is the same as the 2012MY.

Cory
12-11-2012 04:10 PM
memphiscbrider Cruise control standard on SE

One word for that. Gay
12-11-2012 01:48 PM
suss6052
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Originally Posted by pozi240 View Post
The trim level doesn't matter, I think its more of a 5 speed vs 6 speed DCT issue..... I know they improved the location on the 5 speed 12v port orientation(angled away from the armrest now) on the 2013, can't say if they changed the seat heater rheostat switches or not...
That's not true, the S and SE have the fore-aft cup holders in 2012, and the SE without the 201A package (manual or automatic) has the fore-aft cup holders in 2013. The SEL/ Ti in 2012 had the side by side cup holders with the seat heater controls placed forward with the dct or manual as the 5 speed titanium had the same console as the dct ti or dct us spec SEL.
12-11-2012 01:42 PM
pozi240
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Originally Posted by Quantos View Post
That looks like the interior of an SEL / Titanium, though. Mine is an SE with winter package. I'll take a picture on the way home.
The trim level doesn't matter, I think its more of a 5 speed vs 6 speed DCT issue..... I know they improved the location on the 5 speed 12v port orientation(angled away from the armrest now) on the 2013, can't say if they changed the seat heater rheostat switches or not...
12-11-2012 01:30 PM
Quantos
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Originally Posted by pozi240 View Post
?? Really?
Mine is a 2012, and they are in front of the cupholders, actually, I find the location very convenient. Not my car, but, a pic of a 2012 interior:
That looks like the interior of an SEL / Titanium, though. Mine is an SE with winter package. I'll take a picture on the way home.
12-11-2012 12:51 PM
pozi240
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quantos View Post
Did they change the position of the seat heater controls? They are soooo annoying where they are (behind the cup holders in the 2012 for those who may not know).
?? Really?
Mine is a 2012, and they are in front of the cupholders, actually, I find the location very convenient. Not my car, but, a pic of a 2012 interior:
12-11-2012 11:58 AM
FordService
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Originally Posted by CDNFocusFan View Post
...Any way to integrate this into a 2012 or is it better just to shop aftermarket for a car starter (I have push button start)
CDNFocusFan,

Here is a list of remote starts for the 2012MY Focus:

http://Accessories.Ford.com/vehicles...ote-start.html

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cfcastro View Post
Is the remote start on a separate transmitter or on an all-in-one just like the Escape transmitter/fob?
Quote:
Originally Posted by csvt2060 View Post
Finally, all in one transmitter like the Escape...
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Originally Posted by RAF_S197 View Post
Does anyone know if the sport package focus has different suspension vs non sport? Same goes for titanium
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Originally Posted by Quantos View Post
Did they change the position of the seat heater controls? They are soooo annoying where they are (behind the cup holders in the 2012 for those who may not know).
Iíll do some checking with my technical adviser on these. :)

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Originally Posted by Some Guy From NY View Post
...I highly recommend remote start, you won't regret it.
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
The SE sport was suposed to have the touring suspension dampers the same as the base titanium where as the s/se/sel were supposed to have the standard suspension tuning...
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Originally Posted by flingwing1969 View Post
The ratcheting fore/aft adjustable headrest is available as an option now...
I really like seeing everyone in the community helping out; thanks!

Cory
12-11-2012 06:04 AM
Quantos Did they change the position of the seat heater controls? They are soooo annoying where they are (behind the cup holders in the 2012 for those who may not know).
12-11-2012 12:11 AM
suss6052
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Originally Posted by flingwing1969 View Post
The ratcheting fore/aft adjustable headrest is available as an option now, I certainly don't have it on my '12 SEL.
It was never an option, it was made standard on Job 2 2012 builds for cars built after about 4/10/12 depending on when they ran out of the standard two way head restraints.

However for the Job 2 S models they removed the rear heat ducts in exchange for the four way head restraints.
12-11-2012 12:11 AM
flingwing1969
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Originally Posted by FordCustomerService View Post
Hi gang,

Always consult with your dealer when it comes to the vehicle specifics, but generally speaking, here are some of the changes in the 2013 model:

Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks,
Crystal
The SEL has been discontinued.
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