Just used my new BMax for the first time in the dark and a bit confused over the main headlight beam. I seem to be only able to pull the lever to flash and not to put on full beam. Am I missing something? The lever doesn't push forward.
Glad it worked Jack. Which model have you got ? Mine is the 1.6 diesel. No doubt like me, you are quite alarmed by some of the issues raised elsewhere in the forum; but touch wood in my 3 months of ownership things have gone well.
I see you are located in Barry, I am often in Cardiff for the rugby, next visit a week on Saturday.
Hi John. I have got the 1.0 L ecoboost titanium and have to say I am very impressed so far. I took it to Swansea yesterday for the football and my mates were also suitably impressed ( better than the football). I was also alarmed by some of the comments, but mine has been fine in the two weeks I have owned it. I guess for every faulty car there must be thousands of good ones. Enjoy the rugby , I will be watching on TV being a football man myself.
Geoff ( Jackatbarry being a Swansea Jack living in Barry )
The headlamp flash is one of those irritants with the motor. All my other cars have had the flash/main beam working in opposite directions. With the B-Max arrangement it is almost impossible to flash the headlightswhilst the lights are on, without going into main beam and blinding someone in the opposite direction. Should be one for the face-lift to correct.
As Ford have publicly declared they take no notice of forums, but most of the dissatisfaction having only this type of place to be aired; would it be worthwhile to have a 'Sticky' thread for 'Irritating easily-solved items' like this? If so, add the stupidly small heaterbutons from me. In gloves it's a miracle if they do what you want.
Flash and Crash is the modern insurance scam, but I still think there is a window for sensible use of the system that has been with us for decades; BUT only in crawling traffic.
If it is my intention to proceed I put the head lights on and leave them on to complete the manoeuvre. If I am giving way to oncoming traffic and am doing 10 m.p.h. or less I flash once. I alsouse the flash once action to invite vehicles ahead of me waiting to turn in front of me; and for larger vehicles on trunk roads or motorways to come back into my lane when clear of my vehicle during an over take manoeuvre.
I also emphasise that if I am on a road junction waiting to pull out on to another road, and I see a vehicle approaching with its left indicator flashing; I never assume that vehicle is turning left.
Same for me. I was sitting in the car last night having collected it in the morning and was dreading breaking the switch off the column! I had a car a long time ago with this sort of arrangement but had forgotten about it so I didn't think to try it. It's a good job we don't have random foot pedal arrangements.
Well done, Forum.
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