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Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1343137235' post='196128']
Unfortunately people in a position of authority are a cross section of the community so some [img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/Gifs/wanger-1.gif[/img] will get in.
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that is so true :rolleyes:
Brigante
Grr you lads really need to stop putting ideas in my head ;) I really wanna do this mod now :P
Preee
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1347303582' post='205949']
Grr you lads really need to stop putting ideas in my head ;) I really wanna do this mod now :P
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Its a great little Mod Brigante and still working well
Stoney871
You should have done it when you were fitting your spoiler, It's so much easier to run the positive feed when you have full access to the wires.
If you do want to do it both wires to the spoiler brake light are I'm sure you'll remember black.
The positive feed is the thicker of the two.
Brigante
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1347303875' post='205953']
You should have done it when you were fitting your spoiler, It's so much easier to run the positive feed when you have full access to the wires.
If you do want to do it both wires to the spoiler brake light are I'm sure you'll remember black.
The positive feed is the thicker of the two.
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I know mate was thinking that, can always unbolt the spoiler I suppose. Really fed up of ordering things from china though. The main reason I'd wanna do the mod is for the blue illumination but reading your previous comments I can't do that cause I'm not one of your lot lol.

[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1347303849' post='205951']
Its a great little Mod Brigante and still working well
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And Preee I'm blaming you for this one mate for making the guide or I'd have never got the idea. If I do decide to do it it'll be you the missus won't be happy with lol :P would give Lenny a break I suppose ;)
Stoney871
Yep sorry mate red only unless you feel brave and do the red and white one to match your second reverse bulb.
I think I've stirred up enough now.
Brigante
:( why'd they make a blue option if it's not legal. think I would do the white to go with the reverse lights though.
Stoney871
It's not illegal to sell blue but would be to fit and use blue.
Foreign markets are different.
You can go into shops in the Irish Republic and buy magnetic blue flashing car beacons but can't use them here but try buying them from UK police supply companies and they will refuse to supply you unless sent to a Police station.
Rain
Man this sucks. I wish these badge illuminators would be available for Fiesta MK7. I'm so disappointed!
Stoney871
Measure your badge and compare to the light size, you may be lucky.
Brigante
damn you people! the more i read this thread the more i want want :( i particularly like the idea of the white light wired to my reverse light. reckon that would look really tidy with my twin cree's especially if the badge light is bright as you lot say.
Rain
"*Manly tears running down the cheek*" - I already measured the badge, Fiesta's badge is a lot smaller, so no joy I'm afraid.
Stoney871
What are the badge measurements in metric?
Rain
Roughly 4,5cm x 11cm. Currently my consolation opton would be this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-CAR-BADGE-LIGHT-UP-RED-LED-fits-MONDEO-FIESTA-11x4-5cm-UK-SELLER-/140687757247?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item20c1a4cfbf

This is red only.
Stoney871
I haven't seen any red/white combined ones for ages.
If you're going to fit one then the red is the best and safest option.
I had already spotted that size but was waiting for the measurements of your badge before linking to it for you.
Rain
I think I'm going for the red ones. There is no point to be moping around. Chances are there will never be white/red combo one for the Fiestas badge so I have to go with what I got.
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[*]Should I attach these to brake lights or side lights (i.e. keep then constantly on when the lights are on, or when I'm breaking? Your thoughts or opinon. (I'm leaning more towards as 4th brake light)

[*]How much wire do I need tom order? Is 2 m sufficient?
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Lenny
[quote name='Rain' timestamp='1350376397' post='211817']
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[*]Should I attach these to brake lights or side lights (i.e. keep then constantly on when the lights are on, or when I'm breaking? Your thoughts or opinon. (I'm leaning more towards as 4th brake light)

[*]How much wire do I need to order? Is 2 m sufficient?
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If your going to have it active with the side lights then you wouldn't need to purchase any extra cable because you can splice in to the reg late lighting below the badge.
But if you want to fit it as a brake light,
Then 2 metres would be enough and to save weight, you could earth to the reg light earth feed and run a single posituve feed to the rear spoiler brake light.
Rain
I'm really torn between the dilemma.
One one hand it would be cool that it stays on whenever the side lights are on which happens mostly when its dark.
On the other hand it would be also awesome to have it as 4th break light and as you are also breaking during the day time it would essentiallly get some exposure at day and night.

I wonder if it would be possible to do it in the following way - during the day if you break it will go on but as soon as you switch on the sidelights they will come on and stay on (if this makes sense). This way I could sort of get best of both worlds. Could it theoretically be done?
Preee
What i did when i was searching for these lights was go on alibaba.com , find the dealer and contacted them , gave them the size of the light required and they replied with the options they had which was white/red , white/blue , blue/red , green/red.
Stoney871
When I first fitted my light I had it on permanently.
The problem with that is you only get to show it off when your lights are on.
After a couple of weeks I decided it looked more trick to have it work with the brake lights.
Far better in my view.
Rain
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1350397718' post='211865']
What i did when i was searching for these lights was go on alibaba.com , find the dealer and contacted them , gave them the size of the light required and they replied with the options they had which was white/red , white/blue , blue/red , green/red.
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Cheers. I have done it now. It can't really hurt to try. (sort of as a last straw).

[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1350404172' post='211886']
When I first fitted my light I had it on permanently.
The problem with that is you only get to show it off when your lights are on.
After a couple of weeks I decided it looked more trick to have it work with the brake lights.
Far better in my view.
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I think that was the option that I was more leaning towards to anyway.
At same time, do you think that theoretically it can be done in a way as described in my previous post?
Stoney871
You mean being able to have them on permanently with lights and also have them work as a brake light when the lights are off?
You could double live it so a live would run from the numberplate live and also from the brake light feed.
A similar principle as the courtesy light which comes on with the doors opening (the brake light principle) and the light illuminates with the switch on the unit too (the side light principle).
Perfectly feasable in my books.
Stoney871
Found a dual colour badge to fit the fiesta badge dimensions for you-

[url="http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-115x46mm-two-tone-white-red-LED-Light-Truck-LOGO-Emblem-Tail-Car-Badge-/280969668014?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item416b18e5ae&vxp=mtr"]http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-115x46mm-two-tone-white-red-LED-Light-Truck-LOGO-Emblem-Tail-Car-Badge-/280969668014?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item416b18e5ae&vxp=mtr[/url]
Rain
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1350434240' post='211992']
Found a dual colour badge to fit the fiesta badge dimensions for you-

[url="http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-115x46mm-two-tone-white-red-LED-Light-Truck-LOGO-Emblem-Tail-Car-Badge-/280969668014?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item416b18e5ae&vxp=mtr"]http://www.ebay.com/...b18e5ae&vxp=mtr[/url]
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I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to get home to order this.....

Cheers.
Stoney871
[quote name='Rain' timestamp='1350474967' post='212055']
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to get home to order this.....

Cheers.
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I take it you're happy? :D
Glad to help.
Rain
I just got home and had 2 responses from alibaba suppliers


Price: US $18.00
Shipping Cost: Free Shipping
Delivery Time: 15-29 days
[url="http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Red-white-Two-colors-Ford-FIESTA-auto-led-badge-light/904878_662718495.html"]http://www.aliexpres..._662718495.html[/url]



Price: US $10.00
Shipping Cost: US $5.88
[url="http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Double-color-Ford-car-led-badge-light-Two-color-emblem-backlight-car-Logo-for-Focus-Mondeo/813331_662469350.html?_componentAcceptorEnabled_=false"]http://www.aliexpres...rEnabled_=false[/url]


I will give it a go with this last option as its the cheapest and I will let you guys know afterwards if its any good. This way if any other Fiesta owner can get some feedback and do the mod with most affordable offer.


EDIT: I have done the order.
davefc
Looks good Preee, may be tempted to do this one myself as well.
Preee
[quote name='davefc' timestamp='1351673876' post='214610']
Looks good Preee, may be tempted to do this one myself as well.
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Yes Dave it is well worth the effort


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