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Old 06-28-2015, 12:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Deejaa, you are right, it is not a remote. Can I bypass it?

I looked at the unit for the first time. The metal seems sturdy, but as others have mentioned, I wondered if they will stay closed at speed. I will use my yard blower on them later.

I was wondering about Ford's system. In 2,012, people kept talking about how brilliant it was. Well, people on here had been trying to figure it out before Ford had it.

Some stuff that I found:

"When fully closed, the reduction in drag means that the Active Grille Shutter can reduce CO2 emissions by 2 per cent."
Quote:
With careful optimisation of aerodynamic details, it was possible to achieve a significant
reduction in drag compared to the previous Focus:
• 4-door – CD = 0.274 (was 0.304), reduced by 10 per cent
• 5-door – CD = 0.295 (was 0.318), reduced by 7 per cent
Grill Shutters - Page 2 - Focus Forum - Blue Oval Forums

They are called "Kysor Radiator Shutter" and someone showed a diagram including it and stated the replacement part was $607.

Reportedly, it became a standard feature that year.
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