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Lenny

This Guide is now available to download in PDF format see link:

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/62846-guide-fitting-custom-climate-control-knobs-mk2-mk25-focus-2005-2011-pdf/ 

 

Received these set of custom Aluminium heater controls this morning,

Their high quality for the low cost you can purchase them for,
I found them a great solution to the stock (Ford) set as the rubber finish on the stock ones catch dust very easily and feel sticky after being polished,

I've used a dash board wipe and a set of wide pliers to remove the existing controls, I recommend using the wide pliers rather than the normal as this set will have a flush grip on the knob your removing compared to the normal pliers which will grip the knob at an angle increasing the chances of damaging the part.

Take a dash board wipe and fold it over until you have a pad around an inch square,

Place it over the control knob,

Grip the pliers over it then squeeze and pull gently. Ensuring not to pull left or right, just straight as this could crack the surround, or worse you could end up having half the control stuck in the casing.

As you can see in the fifth and sixth picture below I thought I had gotten some of the control knob stuck in the casing, but thankfully I didn't the clear plastic saw in the pictures is the distributer lens for the bulbs inside the control unit.


I highly recommend this item to any focus owner, The build quality is really worth £30 their proper aluminium the only plastic part is the black disc on the front and the clear ABS plastic lens inside to distribute the light.

They are available in a range of grip colours, I personally went for the black grips,
Although I think they just spray the aluminium a different colour,
let me know your thoughts on these please.

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Preee
Very nice Lenny , job well done ;)
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1314727375' post='142070']
Very nice Lenny , job well done ;)
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Thanks mate, ill have one more picture when its dark,:)
very happy with them.
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Ash88lfc
these are quaslity mate. Must tell us where you got these from. Please haa :)

They look the part with the volume control too...
Lenny
[quote name='Ash88lfc' timestamp='1316979278' post='145694']
these are quaslity mate. Must tell us where you got these from. Please haa :)

They look the part with the volume control too...
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he's 100% shipping From China, but at £11 well worth the wait B)
fishpond 47
they look awsome Lenny, good find and a good job fitting them, excellant write up.
Lenny
[quote name='fishpond 47' timestamp='1317016820' post='145732']
they look awsome Lenny, good find and a good job fitting them, excellant write up.
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johnH
ordered myself a set, i passed the message on that you recommended him to me :lol: he is only up the road from me in northumberland mind
Lenny
[quote name='johnH' timestamp='1317676409' post='146956']
ordered myself a set, i passed the message on that you recommended him to me :lol: he is only up the road from me in northumberland mind
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It;s a Small World :lol:
Glad to read you got them no problem, as i was begining to worry since i hadn't seen them listed on e-bay for a while,
any club discount?
or discount to other members who are willing to pay him directly via Pay-Pal :D
johnH
he didnt mention any lol, mind you i forgot to ask :lol:
Richiemac
Really want these but listing is ended......bugger
Lenny
[quote name='Richiemac' timestamp='1318193475' post='147720']
Really want these but listing is ended......bugger
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if you contact the seller through e-bay mate,
tell hime you saw them on here and he will sell you a set through paypal he's 100%

other sellers have continued to purchase this item this way, with no problems .B)
Richiemac
Yip, i sent him a message earlier today , so hopefully he'll reply soon. Ordered the clear fog too while i was on there :)
Wickwick10_1
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Mate have to say they look impressive !!!
Lenny
[quote name='Wickwick10_1' timestamp='1318263050' post='147835']
Mate have to say they look impressive !!!
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Thanks
thatís quite a compliment coming from a Mk3 Owner B)

Wickwick10_1
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1318264791' post='147840']
Thanks
thatís quite a compliment coming from a Mk3 Owner B)
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Have the insurance been informed of modification ? 
Lenny
[quote name='Wickwick10_1' timestamp='1318287345' post='147927']
Have the insurance been informed of modification ? 
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Ah now, you keep that sort of negative behavour to your own threads :lol:

im not jealous that you have a 2011 Mk3 Focus with tinted windows :lol: im quite contnet to admire your model and keep mine under wraps until better times.
no need to get the UN envolved in this thread too mate :P
Wickwick10_1
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1318287619' post='147928']
Ah now, you keep that sort of negative behavour to your own threads :lol:

im not jealous that you have a 2011 Mk3 Focus with tinted windows :lol: im quite contnet to admire your model and keep mine under wraps until better times.
no need to get the UN envolved in this thread too mate :P
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I have actually had every single focus Mk they have done and loved them all ! Last year I was driving a Fiesta Zetec S and loved it but dealer offered good price so had to snap his hand off ! The creativity of some people you do have to admire and those dials are super !
Lenny
[quote name='Wickwick10_1' timestamp='1318292446' post='147934']
I have actually had every single focus Mk they have done and loved them all ! Last year I was driving a Fiesta Zetec S and loved it but dealer offered good price so had to snap his hand off ! The creativity of some people you do have to admire and those dials are super !
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Thank mate,
im Very happy with them there well worth every penny. B)
Wickwick10_1
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1318293050' post='147935']
Thank mate,
its crazy to think that these are selling for less than £5.00 in china but the supplier wont sell us anything smaller than 30 sets per order :(
although im happy to have payed the £30 odd pounds to get them from a local seller as there well worth every penny.
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Always the same though - we get ripped off in this country.
Lenny
[quote name='Richiemac' timestamp='1318255644' post='147795']
Yip, i sent him a message earlier today , so hopefully he'll reply soon. Ordered the clear fog too while i was on there :)
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[font="Verdana"]I've just found these control knobs listed again, by a different seller but the same item.[/font]
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Richiemac
Thanks Lenny, i'll check it out now. Fitting my front fogs tomorrow, got the switch with the extra position and the lamps and grills from ebay today. The loom is there already which makes a handy fit for a change ! Will do a few pics for the record. Off to get these control knobs now :)
Lenny
[quote name='Richiemac' timestamp='1318360459' post='148078']
Thanks Lenny, i'll check it out now. Fitting my front fogs tomorrow, got the switch with the extra position and the lamps and grills from ebay today. The loom is there already which makes a handy fit for a change ! Will do a few pics for the record. Off to get these control knobs now :)
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Sounds good mate,
looking foward to seeing a Guide and im interested to know how to remove the fog light surrounds,
as i plan to fit a set of DRL surrounds in the future,
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Richiemac
Having no joy with the link.....tried ebay search of the item no. too but not loading or is it just me ?
Lenny
[quote name='Richiemac' timestamp='1318361965' post='148084']
Having no joy with the link.....tried ebay search of the item no. too but not loading or is it just me ?
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for the DRL's log on to e-bay and in the search box copy and paste this number: 220790868746 then click search

for the Custom Contorols Copy and Paste this Number: 320771365178 then click search
Richiemac
Made an offer of £25 all in and accepted, so they're on the way. Cheers Lenny.........
johnH
ive just got mine today...fitted in less then 2 minutes...looks class especially with my custom LED job lol will get piccys up soon as blackberry pull their finger out and i can send emails lol
artscot79
[quote name='johnH' timestamp='1318443952' post='148267']
ive just got mine today...fitted in less then 2 minutes...looks class especially with my custom LED job lol will get piccys up soon as blackberry pull their finger out and i can send emails lol
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by the time thats done in the distant future in a galaxy far far away.....we will recieve a 3d hologram then lol :lol:
Lenny
[quote name='Richiemac' timestamp='1318404235' post='148172']
Made an offer of £25 all in and accepted, so they're on the way. Cheers Lenny.........
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ow :(
my focus used to be the only one in ireland with these custom control knobs fitted :lol:

glad you got them at a good price too.
johnH
right i have blackberry up and running haha...took there time like...cant see how their current business plans work. but anyways as promised the piccys....

these are custom even down to the LEDS behind. the pics were taken at night. they are the same ones as lennys.
Lenny
[quote name='johnH' timestamp='1318881280' post='148901']
right i have blackberry up and running haha...took there time like...cant see how their current business plans work. but anyways as promised the piccys....

these are custom even down to the LEDS behind. the pics were taken at night. they are the same ones as lennys.
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Looks great John quality mate B)
Haylo714
Ordered these, got for £25 aswell on a best offer.
Richiemac
This seller will sell outside ebay, so no fees and better prices. His mail address is letsmakeitcount@gmail.com Martin is his name. Can get other stuff also so is a handy contact to have. Richie.
Pitmonster
[quote name='Richiemac' timestamp='1318952282' post='148975']
This seller will sell outside ebay, so no fees and better prices. His mail address is letsmakeitcount@gmail.com Martin is his name. Can get other stuff also so is a handy contact to have. Richie.
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Ordered a set from him off ebay for my Focus, £25 including free P&P. They come from China and take 14 days but you get a shipping reference which you can put into the courier website to see progress.

The guy is really helpful and emailed me very soon after with all the details etc.
Lenny
[quote name='Pitmonster' timestamp='1320316750' post='151106']
Ordered a set from him off ebay for my Focus, £25 including free P&P. They come from China and take 14 days but you get a shipping reference which you can put into the courier website to see progress.

The guy is really helpful and emailed me very soon after with all the details etc.
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A mate of mine has told me he will be selling these on e-bay in the coming weeks for £20.00 + £7.31 first class tracked postage from Ireland to the uk arriving at your door in 3 days rather than 3 weeks from china

he says he will also be stocking other custom items for the focus,

he's going to e-mail me a link once he is stocked and selling so ill post the link on the guide here for other to view if interested,

personaly i think its worth paying the extra £2.31 as they will arrive in at your door in 3 days supplied with a tracking number on dispatch to the buyer B)
Pitmonster
Other custom items?

Can't wait!
Lenny
Me too :D
Preee
[quote name='johnH' timestamp='1318881280' post='148901']
right i have blackberry up and running haha...took there time like...cant see how their current business plans work. but anyways as promised the piccys....

these are custom even down to the LEDS behind. the pics were taken at night. they are the same ones as lennys.
[/quote]

JohnH
I know you have changed the Leds in your heater control , quick question , is there a center LED so you could say have that one colour and the outside ones different, So for instance actual knobs glow red and outside numbers pictures blue etc or is it just the set positions. Or perhaps piggy back one Led as a different colour and insert it into the new round knob.
macachia
That's good news :) China seller is refusing to ship to Malta (Europe) for me :(
macachia
update: i was asked for 29gbp shipping for delivery to Malta (Europe). Normally, it's free shipping from china or same prices as the uk.

Any other site selling these?

Cheers!
Preee
[quote name='macachia' timestamp='1320583798' post='151484']
update: i was asked for 29gbp shipping for delivery to Malta (Europe). Normally, it's free shipping from china or same prices as the uk.

Any other site selling these?

Cheers!
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I'd hang on a while see if that Guy Lenny said about is selling them.
Lenny
[quote name='macachia' timestamp='1320583798' post='151484']
update: i was asked for 29gbp shipping for delivery to Malta (Europe). Normally, it's free shipping from china or same prices as the uk.

Any other site selling these?

Cheers!
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[color="#000000"]my mate says he will be selling these in the coming weeks for £20 a set with tracked shipping to the uk @ £7.31
Arriving at your door in 3 working days for a total cost of £27.31inc. P&P

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Arriving at your door within 5 working days for a total cost of Ä41[font="Arial"][size="2"].32inc. P&P

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Pitmonster
Received my shiny knobs today, and they look great!
Delivery was 11 days from China, which is less than the 14 I was advised.

Fitted in 2 minutes and give the interior that little lift.
macachia
update, managed to get them for 25gbp shipped. Should arrive in 14days as advised by the seller :)
macachia
wow, i think they arrived already. send on the 7th, got a paper on the 13th, will collect them tomorrow from the post office.

Cheers, will post pics :)
Lenny
[quote name='macachia' timestamp='1321370452' post='152708']
wow, i think they arrived already. send on the 7th, got a paper on the 13th, will collect them tomorrow from the post office.

Cheers, will post pics :)
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