Just an update to my problem with the 12v centre consul unit. Having checked out the fuse boards again, low and behold the newer versions of the car do have seperate fuses for the front and the 12v unit in the boot after all. Checked the correctr fuse for the 12v unit in the centre consul and was blown? Fuse replaced all working fine. Information in the owners manual a little unclear, took to purchasing the newly published Haynes Manual and fault found straight away.
1.6 Zetec 07 Plate C Max