I own a 2000 Ford Focus (the SE 4 door sedan model). A few weeks ago,
all of my power locks stopped operating. I suspect that I blew the
central locking module fuse (#63) and would like to replace it.
Fuse #63 is 'conveniently' located on the reverse side of the fuse
panel inside car (below and to the left of the steering wheel). The
panel is held in place by two 7mm hexagon bolts. I am stumped as to
how to remove these. There is not enough clearance to fit a normal
7mm wrench around the bolts as they are partly surrounded by a metal
box and some protrusions from the fuse panel.
Has anyone with this model successfully made this change (or can
anyone see how to do it)? Note that this is not one of the models
where one must lower the glove box to access the panel.
Thanks in advance,
Just use a 7mm deep 1/4 drive socket
Unfortunelaty they dont pop just for fun, probably 1 off your door lock
actuators has a short.
If it pops again disconnect all door connectors , reinstall them 1 by 1
untill it pops again
I have a '00 ZTS 5 speed so things may be a bit different but had the
same problem a while back and don't remember cussing too much, but I
think I used a 1/4" drive 7mm socket (the smaller drive sockets seem
to have a thinner wall than their big brother 3/8" drives). The panel
stays in with the plastic clips unless you make a habit of flying over
potholes so you needn't put the bolts back in or just one for ease of
You probably have the same root cause for the fuse blow as I did; a
hanging power door lock (mine was on the driver side rear door). Now
that's real cussing territory. I still haven't got that squared away.
If that's your problem, the best indy repair manual for the Focus I've
found is the Haynes. Chilton doesn't have one yet. Be very attentive
of all the small parts and how the tie in BEFORE you start yanking the
damn door apart. It definitely is a mess.
Hope this helps,
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