New '01 ZX3 OWNER

I just bought a 01 ZX3 with an automatic.
I have a few questions for the group about this car.
1) The car now has the single Ford CD play in it. Can I but the Ford
6CD changer and just pop it in with out any harness changes??
2) Is there a way to stop that seatbelt warning chime from going off every10 seconds. I know I should wear my seatbelt, but I don't. Is there a fuse to pull or anything?
3)Do I have to buy the special keys from ford, or can I but them on E-bay, then have ford program them?
4) Does anyone know of "power" chip for these cars yet?
5) What type of M.P.G. should I average? Right now I am hitting about 25 M.P.G. I am still having fun zipping around traffic, I am sure once I get over that it will improve. All I know is it is much better that what I get in my '92 F-150 4X4, maybe 10mpg at best. It is just too bad the ZX3 can't pull the boat. Then I wouldn't need the gas guzzler.
Any help would be great.
Thanks Todd
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Look in your owner's manual. It gives you a routine for turning this off.

I don't know this is possible, but I can offer a useful tip. Take one of the keys to the hardware store and ask them to copy it onto a regular blank. Never mind that the new key has no chip. Then keep this copy in your wallet. It won't start the car but it will open the doors. That way you have a backup if you lock your keys in the car (which I did last week as a matter of fact).

There's several Focus performance sites which mention them. Be aware that they can require premium gas.

That's about right if you've got a lead foot in stop-and-go driving. With gentler driving low-mid 30s is possible, even more on the highway.
Enjoy your Focus.
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Here's another dumbass maneuver, courtesy of yours truly: I programmed the new keyless remote, stuck it on and got ready to go skiing. With car running, had to get out and close garage. Hmmm, wonder if I can lock the doors with the car running, then use the keyless entry to get back in? Guess who hasn't been paying attention to this newsgroup... Fortunately, Ford roadside assistance--local locksmith--to the rescue. At least the car was nice and toasty!
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(compare prices)...You can get them cut to match and can program any new keys. you buy (you might have to reprogram all your current keys too I am not sure). I know you can program up to four keyless entry remotes at the same time.
-- Dan 2003 ZX5 23.8k Miles "Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it" - George Santyana
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Dan wrote:

You can program new keys yourself, but only if you have at least two keys that are already programmed for your car's computer. If you only have one key, you have to take it to a Ford dealer or someone who has the proper equipment to program in the new key(s).
I like the suggestion about getting a normal key cut. Without the PATS chip, it won't start the car, but it will at least open the doors if you lock your key inside.
I bought a 3rd PATS key and programmed it myself, figuring if I didn't, I'd be sure to lose my keys and I'd have to pay a Ford dealer $$$ to get a new key programmed.
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Yes - you should wear your seat belt but an interesting thing I found out with my 2003 is that if I started the car and put my seat belt on but then got out of the car and forgot to lock it up - it didn't go off again. Much easier than reprogramming. Linda
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Much easier? If you only needed to do it once, yes. I'd rather spend 5 minutes doing the reprogramming than have to do some sort of seat belt shuffle every time I use the car.
I wear my seatbelt every time on the road, but when I move the car between the garage and the driveway, I don't.
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For drivers who always wear belts while driving, disabling Beltminder is pointless. It will be disabled anyway, assuming the driver buckles his belt before or soon after starting. Unfortunately, disabling Beltminder permanently doesn't turn off the initial warning, so you can't start your Focus before buckling your belt without getting chimed.
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Neill Massello wrote:

I know this is not true for my 2000 Focus SE Wagon. I deliberately did not put on my seatbelt when leaving the gas station this afternoon.
The seatbelt light lit for about 30 seconds, then went out. There was no warning chime (and yes, the chime does work).
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