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moods
hi all,

i want to upgrade all my interior lights to led ones, i see that they are the wedgie type, is the upgrade possible, if so where can i get the bulbs
Lenny
[quote name='moods' timestamp='1315165924' post='142828']
hi all,

i want to upgrade all my interior lights to led ones, i see that they are the wedgie type, is the upgrade possible, if so where can i get the bulbs
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Welcome to the forum,

the glove box and two centre side lights use these ones [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8-LED-SIDE-LIGHT-BULBS-CAN-BUS-FREE-501-T10-W5W-6000K-/330449108757?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4cf04d3f15"]Click Here[/url]
the lights under the sun visors use these ones [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-501-194-W5W-Can-Bus-SMD-LED-Car-bulbs-BMW-E60-E66-/140462600316?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item20b439307c"]Click Here[/url]
the footwell lights use these ones [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-501-194-W5W-Can-Bus-No-ERROR-Parking-5-LED-Car-Bulbs-/180644568386?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2a0f415d42"]Click Here[/url] or to match the interior [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/focus-ST-2006-2011-mk2-Red-LED-footwell-bulbs-/180715414577?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2a137a6431"]Click Here[/url]
the boot light use this custom one [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/focus-RS-ST-2009-2010-mk2-white-interior-boot-LED-bulb-/180712839200?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2a13531820"]Click Here[/url] Highly recommend that one.
as for the centre light and back seat light (that come on when you unlock the car) i havn't changed these as if i change them to LED they wont fade on and off like the do at the momment and i like the way they fade :lol:
however if you want to change it then use this [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/focus-RS-2009-2010-mk2-ST-interior-map-light-LED-Blue-/180718336860?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2a13a6fb5c"]Click Here[/url] shop around for cheaper though i just pulled these quicky from e-bay their are thousands of sellers these are just the type i recommend as any bigger in the specific fitments is too bright and any smaller is too dull, also ensure the LED bulbs you buy are all can-Bus error free bulbs as regular led wont work. the bulbs ive highly recommend are fine and all of these links will work on your focus.B)
I highly recommend this reverse bulb [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-Q5-382-LED-REVERSE-BULB-FORD-FOCUS-ST-225-/330584236355?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4cf85b2143"]Click Here[/url] and these number plate bulbs also [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-2003-NO-ERROR-NUMBER-PLATE-LED-BULB-501-T10-/140537441816?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item20b8af2e18"]Click Here[/url]
see also my links below for the reverse bulb ive fitted and the climate controls new to the market items [url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/26538-guide-to-converting-stock-climate-controls-to-custom-set/page__p__142063__fromsearch__1#entry142063"]Click Here[/url] and the links below.
Lenny
While your at it,
if you want to upgrade your top centr brake light bulbs to LED [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3rd-Brake-Light-LED-Bulb-Upgrade-FORD-FOCUS-II-Cabriole-/360387097657?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item53e8beb439"]Click Here[/url]

dont buy anything like this though [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Focus-S-Max-2006-19-LED-STOP-BRAKE-Bulbs-/190555652017?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2c5e007fb1"]Click Here[/url] theyy dont work you need resistors etc. and its all too much hassle and a money spinner, best advise for the rear lights is silvatec indicator bulbs

Rear Indicators [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SILVATEC-CHROME-INDICATOR-BULBS-OFFSET-FLASH-AMBER-NEW-/350213887585?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item518a5fd661"]Click Here[/url] yes these are the ones with the offset pins to match the focus fitment ( I have these fitted)

Side Indicators [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHROME-Side-Repeater-Bulbs-SILVATEC-BU501-Capless-Wedge-/160499616733?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item255e85cbdd"]Click Here [/url]( I have also Fitted)

Job Done B)
johnH
i used:

Rear Registration Plate Lights: http://www.crazyleds.co.uk/White-36mm-Festoon-dome-3-LED..html

Boot light, Glove Box (will also work on footwells) - http://www.crazyleds.co.uk/White-270-501-W5W-wedge-base-LED.html

Courtesy Light: http://www.crazyleds.co.uk/White-42mm-Festoon-dome-4-LED.html

ive never had an issue for can-bus related bulb issue, even when my headlights, brake lights or reverse light has failed. so i dont think this car is can-bus detection on lights.

i know you need resistors for indicators but your just changing interior so i dont think that would be any interest to you.

as for the led courtesy light, it still fades to a point, until voltage drop off...just down to the nature of leds.
Barry_
Don't think my glove box has a bulb in it (or its blow) were abouts would i see the housing for it.

I see the aircon duct on the right of the glovebox - only other thing is some grey thing at the back - is this were the bulb goes????

Can't say i noticed anything else?

TIA
Lenny
[quote name='Barry_' timestamp='1315395580' post='143205']
Don't think my glove box has a bulb in it (or its blow) were abouts would i see the housing for it.

I see the aircon duct on the right of the glovebox - only other thing is some grey thing at the back - is this were the bulb goes????

Can't say i noticed anything else?

TIA
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[b][i][size="3"]Sounds like the bulb is blown mate,[/size][/i][/b]

[b][i][size="3"]At the top of the glove box you will see 4 screws and a further 3 at the bottom under the rubber grommets,[/size][/i][/b]

[b][i][size="3"]See pictures below,[/size][/i][/b]

[b][i][size="3"]I had changed to an 8 Led but itís not that bright when it shines through,[/size][/i][/b]

[b][i][size="3"]So I got two 9 white Led sticky back clusters (quarter size of a credit card) with a cable and fitting at the end to match the socket in the glove box, [/size][/i][/b]

[b][i][size="3"]So the bulb unit sticks to the top of the glove box and the cable goes through the hole in to the original socket,[/size][/i][/b]

[b][i][size="3"]Providing a nice white light in the glove box, if you want one Iíve got 2 of them for £10 each including P&P I can post pictures

PM me if you or anyone else would like one

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Lenny
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[b][i][size="3"][size="5"]Had this one below fitted, but not very bright in the fitment conditions so got the clusters built £10 including P&P if anyone wants one Mail me
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Barry_
Cheers bud - see it now - crazy you have to unscrew all that - thanks for the pics and info - very helpful!!
Lenny
[quote name='Barry_' timestamp='1315512480' post='143361']
Cheers bud - see it now - crazy you have to unscrew all that - thanks for the pics and info - very helpful!!
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No problem barry,
if you or anyone else would like one of the upgrade units just mail me, happy to be of assistance B)
Barry_
Thinking about changing afew of the bulbs but i don't use the glove box to be honest LOL
Barry_
Eventually got around to replacing the glovebox bulb this weekend (had a spare in a little bag of bulbs found in shed)

Thanks again for the pic's etc, very useful, also remembered the tip about part closing the glovebox door(??) as won't close otherwise - think its that little bit on the right hand side you need to make sure is in place.

Saying that had to take it apart 3 times, firstly thought the bulb had blown again then realised it was coz the interia lights only stay on for so long!!! (DUH) then once all done i used the phones video to check it switched off etc and it didn't. Turns out the pin switch bit wouldn't stay wedged in place - figured out i just needed to push the inter wedge bit back in proper place (great discription i know LOL) and clips in place fine.

No one mentioned the Aircon pipe though - dam that was a pain in the arse to reconnect - sure i properly done it the hard way but got there in the end with some pointy nosed plyers..

Anyhow - just a quicky to say thanks for the pics etc again.
Lenny
[quote name='Barry_' timestamp='1317286594' post='146247']
Eventually got around to replacing the glovebox bulb this weekend (had a spare in a little bag of bulbs found in shed)

Thanks again for the pic's etc, very useful, also remembered the tip about part closing the glovebox door(??) as won't close otherwise - think its that little bit on the right hand side you need to make sure is in place.

Saying that had to take it apart 3 times, firstly thought the bulb had blown again then realised it was coz the interia lights only stay on for so long!!! (DUH) then once all done i used the phones video to check it switched off etc and it didn't. Turns out the pin switch bit wouldn't stay wedged in place - figured out i just needed to push the inter wedge bit back in proper place (great discription i know LOL) and clips in place fine.

No one mentioned the Aircon pipe though - dam that was a pain in the arse to reconnect - sure i properly done it the hard way but got there in the end with some pointy nosed plyers..

Anyhow - just a quicky to say thanks for the pics etc again.
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Glad you got them installed,
good idea with the video on the phone, i must try that myself,
and where does the air con pipe connect as i had the glove box on mine completely detached from the car and never connected any pipe on return,,
have I missed something?

and re-aligning the box is a tough one so many flaps and overlays in the dash,
I also got a scare with the lights turning themselves off when i was installing the second boot light,
I had just connected the power to booth light units, put the first bulb in and light came on perfect,
just as I put in the second bulb on the opposite side of the boot, the lights went out, :o Darkness :blink:
I thought I had blown a fuse or something then realised it was the lights automatically turning themselves off after 1 hour. :D



Barry_
An hour!!!! Christ didn't think i took that long!!!

Lets see what u got - newer mark 2.5 Style trim?? Not sure if you got aircon to glovebox - you might have, easy spot though (if its the same)

Look in glovebox and on right hand side wall i got a twisty plastic vent which twists to open and close - pipe fits to the other side of that - just slot on - no clips or anything - When u remove the glovebox is just slips off so you could easierly not even notice it.

Any idea what the weird moulded vent is at the back of the glovebox? (if u got one) I guess its just a vent to get some airflow in there (unless its linked to the aircon - there to vent out or something)
Lenny
[quote name='Barry_' timestamp='1317291774' post='146262']
An hour!!!! Christ didn't think i took that long!!!

Lets see what u got - newer mark 2.5 Style trim?? Not sure if you got aircon to glovebox - you might have, easy spot though (if its the same)

Look in glovebox and on right hand side wall i got a twisty plastic vent which twists to open and close - pipe fits to the other side of that - just slot on - no clips or anything - When u remove the glovebox is just slips off so you could easierly not even notice it.

Any idea what the weird moulded vent is at the back of the glovebox? (if u got one) I guess its just a vent to get some airflow in there (unless its linked to the aircon - there to vent out or something)
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Thanks,
Ill have a look and report back :)
cant understand having an air supply in there?

not like you could fit a body in it.....:D
Barry_
:lol: :lol: :lol: ROFL

Hot day, maybe you want to stick the aircon on into the glovebox to cool down your spare pair of boxers...

Actually thats a point - not actually even checked the aircon works in there... do that tonight, need to keep my maps and microfibre cloth cool!!!
Lenny
[quote name='Barry_' timestamp='1317297482' post='146281']
:lol: :lol: :lol: ROFL

Hot day, maybe you want to stick the aircon on into the glovebox to cool down your spare pair of boxers...

Actually thats a point - not actually even checked the aircon works in there... do that tonight, need to keep my maps and microfibre cloth cool!!!
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Went out to the Glove box and had a look in the back of it and as sure as egg is eggs Origin there's the circular vent around the same circumference of a red bull can,

I'll have to remove the glove box and connect the pipe :(
Barry_
Just to be clear its not the vent looking thing at the back - its on the right hand wall with a Swivel cover.

not this
[IMG]http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac211/Wildcat___/Various%20Stuff/100_2221-1.jpg[/IMG]

but this
[IMG]http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac211/Wildcat___/Various%20Stuff/100_2222.jpg[/IMG]

Although looking at that it looks like i may have a cover or something missing off that back one??
johnH
i used to have an air con glove box on my peugeot they advertise it as a kind off in car fridge, you stick cans of pop and other various food articals and it would either keep them cool on a hot day or if you really require keeping your mcdonalds/kfc warm...mind you the peugeot glove boxes are bigger than my focus box.


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