What neat tricks and tips have you've found since owning? - Page 24 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-16-2011, 09:57 PM   #231
DVolpe
Focus Enthusiast
 
DVolpe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Fan#: 89714
Location: Baltimore, MD
What I Drive: 2012 Grey Focus

Posts: 260
Points 1,193, Level 18
Points: 1,193, Level: 18 Points: 1,193, Level: 18 Points: 1,193, Level: 18
Level Up 93% Completed
Level up: 93% Level up: 93% Level up: 93%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 DVolpe Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kryssa View Post
I was a little bummed that there were no shopping bag hooks...

WELL, THERE ARE! They are on the sides of the trunk rather than on the back of the seats where I am used to seeing them! My Ti hatch has 2 hooks on both sides! Awesome!
shweeet, You sure they are not the cargo net holder maybe?

and found out that in each door is a manual locking feature, you insert you key by backoff the door to lock the doors. and in the rear doors you can set them up to have a child lock feature! pretty nifty!
DVolpe is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-17-2011, 12:03 PM   #232
HillbillyInBC
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Fan#: 85169
Location: Vancouver BC, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Blue Candy Ti Hatch

Posts: 296
Points 491, Level 9
Points: 491, Level: 9 Points: 491, Level: 9 Points: 491, Level: 9
Level Up 82% Completed
Level up: 82% Level up: 82% Level up: 82%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 HillbillyInBC Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottjl View Post
not really a tip or trick, but i love the pull-down handles in the hatchback. so damn convenient!
They're really well-designed too. I've seen plenty of these over the years in various rental cars, and most are designed for some species with which I am unfamiliar. The typical sequence goes something like:

1) Grab the handle and pull down.
2) Stop before closing because your wrist is fully hinged and about to break and/or the lower edge of the hatch is pressed uncomfortably against your forearm.
3) Grab some part of the filthy outer surface of the hatch and finish the operation, thereby defeating the purpose of the handle.
__________________
Blue Candy Ti Hatch
Charcoal Leather 401A Parking Luxury Handling Nav
HillbillyInBC is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-17-2011, 10:05 PM   #233
Kryssa
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 89138
Location: Santa Clara, CA, CA
What I Drive: 2012 Silver Focus Ti Hatchback

Posts: 142
FF Reputation: 1 Kryssa Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DVolpe View Post
shweeet, You sure they are not the cargo net holder maybe?

and found out that in each door is a manual locking feature, you insert you key by backoff the door to lock the doors. and in the rear doors you can set them up to have a child lock feature! pretty nifty!
Even if they are (I don't have the net so I don't know) they still make great grocery bag holders!
Kryssa is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2011, 02:37 PM   #234
Old TU
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Fan#: 87303
Location: Garden Grove, CA
What I Drive: 2012 Tuxedo Black SEL 5 Door

Posts: 66
FF Reputation: 1 Old TU Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Try pulling the hatch handle down with one hand then with the palm of your other hand push down on the Ford badge closing the hatch. This way you would be wiping your hands on the freshly waxed or washed car.
Old TU is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2011, 04:19 PM   #235
Starfury
Focus Enthusiast
 
Starfury's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Fan#: 86844
Location: Wexford, PA
What I Drive: 2012 Oxford White SE Sport Hatch

Posts: 163
Points 364, Level 7
Points: 364, Level: 7 Points: 364, Level: 7 Points: 364, Level: 7
Level Up 28% Completed
Level up: 28% Level up: 28% Level up: 28%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 Starfury Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottjl View Post
not really a tip or trick, but i love the pull-down handles in the hatchback. so damn convenient!
Funny I never even noticed them. Been using them since you posted though, thanks!
Starfury is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2011, 04:23 PM   #236
Starfury
Focus Enthusiast
 
Starfury's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Fan#: 86844
Location: Wexford, PA
What I Drive: 2012 Oxford White SE Sport Hatch

Posts: 163
Points 364, Level 7
Points: 364, Level: 7 Points: 364, Level: 7 Points: 364, Level: 7
Level Up 28% Completed
Level up: 28% Level up: 28% Level up: 28%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 Starfury Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I guess I can't call something a tip or trick if I don't know what it is.

Firstly, this is most probably something only in the hatch.

On the right side of the inside of the hatch, there is a round black "post" sticking out. It is only on the right side. I don't see anything in the manual about it. Could be used as a tie-down I guess, but since it is only on the right side, I have no idea.

It is probably something really obvious, but I'm drawing a blank.
Starfury is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2011, 04:29 PM   #237
justy
Focus Enthusiast
 
justy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 85598
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Focus Titanium Plat White HB!

Posts: 492
Points 12,903, Level 74
Points: 12,903, Level: 74 Points: 12,903, Level: 74 Points: 12,903, Level: 74
Level Up 14% Completed
Level up: 14% Level up: 14% Level up: 14%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 justy Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starfury View Post
I guess I can't call something a tip or trick if I don't know what it is.

Firstly, this is most probably something only in the hatch.

On the right side of the inside of the hatch, there is a round black "post" sticking out. It is only on the right side. I don't see anything in the manual about it. Could be used as a tie-down I guess, but since it is only on the right side, I have no idea.

It is probably something really obvious, but I'm drawing a blank.
just a guess...but maybe it's the sirius satellite antenna?
__________________
http://focusMFTwallpapers.tumblr.com
'12 Focus Titanium HB, Platinum White, Leather/Moon/Parking named *shimmer*
Feel free to add me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/justin.stanley
justy is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2011, 04:33 PM   #238
bkoester
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Fan#: 53453
Location: Chicago, IL
What I Drive: 2012 Race Red SEL Sedan

Posts: 130
FF Reputation: 1 bkoester Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starfury View Post
I guess I can't call something a tip or trick if I don't know what it is.

Firstly, this is most probably something only in the hatch.

On the right side of the inside of the hatch, there is a round black "post" sticking out. It is only on the right side. I don't see anything in the manual about it. Could be used as a tie-down I guess, but since it is only on the right side, I have no idea.

It is probably something really obvious, but I'm drawing a blank.
It could be a mounting point for the subwoofer.
__________________
2012 Race Red SEL Sedan with MFT
Picked up 10-13-11
bkoester is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-19-2011, 03:24 PM   #239
Starfury
Focus Enthusiast
 
Starfury's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Fan#: 86844
Location: Wexford, PA
What I Drive: 2012 Oxford White SE Sport Hatch

Posts: 163
Points 364, Level 7
Points: 364, Level: 7 Points: 364, Level: 7 Points: 364, Level: 7
Level Up 28% Completed
Level up: 28% Level up: 28% Level up: 28%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 Starfury Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Here is what I was talking about, btw, directly behind the rear seat on the right:


Starfury is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-19-2011, 06:14 PM   #240
Jazzdog
Focus Enthusiast
 
Jazzdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Fan#: 79102
Location: Monroe, MI
What I Drive: 2013 Blue Candy M5 Titanium Hatch

Posts: 67
Points 55, Level 1
Points: 55, Level: 1 Points: 55, Level: 1 Points: 55, Level: 1
Level Up 10% Completed
Level up: 10% Level up: 10% Level up: 10%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 Jazzdog Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starfury View Post
Here is what I was talking about, btw, directly behind the rear seat on the right:


That a christmas tree type push pin that wasn't fully seated - it holds the trim in place. Give it a hard push to seat it fully.
Jazzdog is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Cadillac ATS-V, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.