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Strange electric wires near fuel cap Ford Focus??


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rawness
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Feb 26, 2013, 3:44 PM

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Strange electric wires near fuel cap Ford Focus?? Sign In

Hi,

I'm about to buy a second hand car from a dealer. The car is a 2011 1.6 Ford Focus Saloon. I seen the attached electric wires exposed where the fuel goes in. The dealer said he didn't know what it was but said it would be fixed if I bought the car. Am interested to find out what it is though.

Any ideas? Thanks,
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Discretesignals
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Feb 26, 2013, 6:37 PM

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That vehicle is not sold here in the states, so really don't know what that is. It does look like someone at one time has had the filler neck or inside paneling apart.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Feb 26, 2013, 6:44 PM)


Sidom
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Feb 26, 2013, 7:42 PM

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Yea, that's weird.....definitely doesn't look factory........Almost looks like some type of switch...


Hammer Time
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Feb 26, 2013, 7:48 PM

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I think it's an igniter designed explode the fuel tank during fill up. Are you a spy?



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rawness
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Feb 27, 2013, 2:27 AM

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No, am not a spy! Wink
It looks bad to me and am suspicious that there was some repair done here. I'll speak to the dealer today and see what he says....
Thanks.






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