2003 Ford Focus 1.8 auto
Engine requires two operations of start button

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colin
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Aug 22, 2020 (1 month ago)
following a battery change the start button on 1st press it lights ignition system and dash lights only. On 2nd press engine starts well.
should all happen with one press

Car details
Car: Ford Focus
Variant: 1.8 auto
Model Year: 2003
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
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whittingehame
Legend
14,861 points

Aug 22, 2020 (1 month ago) Edited on Aug 22, 2020 (1 month ago)
Tried foot on brake pedal or clutch pedal before pushing the button ?
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colin
Driver
1 points

Aug 23, 2020 (1 month ago)
yes have foot hard on brake pedal, its an automatic
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whittingehame
Legend
14,861 points

Aug 23, 2020 (1 month ago)
Long shot but check brake lights are working ok as it will confirm switch operating .
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whittingehame
Legend
14,861 points

Aug 23, 2020 (1 month ago)
Could also see if this applies ,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OStYlD0UZY
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colin
Driver
1 points

Aug 24, 2020 (1 month ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
Could also see if this applies ,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OStYlD0UZY
Brake lights work as does keeping foot on pedal for second application of start button
Key should not need reprogrammed as it opens doors and allows operation of start button
It’s just the need to double push the start button that is weird
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