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Stoney871
Only one problem, i couldn't work out which connection on the brake light was the brake rather than the tail light feed so the light comes on with main lights and stays on rather than just with the brakes - i tried all combinations i thought were safe without blowing fuses.
I have enough slack cable and spare scotchlocks so that i can swap the feeds later on if someone can clarify which wire is the brake light feed cable.
I tried earth and both bulb terminals but the light only came on with the right hand one. Strange? :blink:
Stoney871
Twit !!!
I just had the thought -
I tested the light to the contacts inside the bulb holder - would the bulb need to be in for both tail and brake feeds to work?
Preee
Possibly , as there are only three wires.

I plan on fitting my Rear DRL's this weekend , i still have not decided which Led's i'm going to use , i have the circuit made and either 2 x 3 led strips or the w5w led bulbs , i am planning on fitting them to the top section of the cluster so it will give the ST effect at night , but during the day they will act as DRL , they will Dim at night when side lights are on.

So once i get it done , i will be able to give you a run down of which wires are the brake and side light.
Stoney871
Dashed decent of you sir.
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1330625359' post='169848']
Right - Job done.

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl27.jpg[/img]

Night photos will follow when i'm able.
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Looks excellent Clive, look foward to the night pictures too, B)
Stoney871
As promised.

[IMG]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl31.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl35.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl38.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl41.jpg[/IMG]
Lenny
looks just as good at night mate,
you must be very happy with it B) also you will be stopping in traffic to let other traffic pull out in to your lane just so as you can show off the badge light to the driver behind. ;)
Stoney871
Did just that after getting these pics.
Had an old totally blacked out A reg Capri playing silly beggars squealing wheels and revving coming out of the carpark and i managed to get in front of him on a dual carriageway.
He slowed down behind me and flashed mains and hazzards at me as a nod then screamed by, promptly getting pulled by one of my bretheren.
Pity ;)
Pidu
I like it :)

I'm sorry to say that, but I don't like this:

[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1330625359' post='169848']
[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl13.jpg[/img]
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It would be getting on my nerves every time I open the tailgate <_< You could have tried harder and run wire through the genuine wire casing (not easy, but can be done, it's only single wire) or find third brake light wires inside this casing.

Is fourth brake light legal? No problem with MOT, police etc.?
Stoney871
The reason i ended up running the cable externally to the umbillical is because-
1, The wire would not fit through cleanly.
2, If i had run the wire through then it would have meant the bottom seal on the rubber would have been lifted and would cause a leak into the roof liner.
3, With all the trim back in place and some loom tape around the umbillical, the wire is barely noticable.
4, If i decide i prefer the light to stay permanent with headlights then removal will be far easier if i run it to the plate lights instead.
I know it is not a perfect solution but the only way i could see to get the cable connected to the third brake light without the scotchlock fouling the brake light housing would be to lift the spoiler off and then i would have had the trouble of resealing the holes and risking another water leak, or pulling down the roof liner and having to identify the wire there possibly splicing the wrong one or creasing the liner.
With my record of popping fuses too, i thought the way i did it was the best option.
Pidu
You are wrong mate ;) , bottom seal of the rubber would not stay lifted if you run the wire inside the car under roof lining, it would be completlly invisible. Also lifting of the spoiler would not be required. On your day off come to Exeter and we will do it ;)
Stoney871
Will see what I can do.
Preee
Here you go Clive , bear in mind this is a Mk2.5 and may be different but i would imagine placement will be the same if wire colours are different.

This is the O/S connection above the rear wheel arch.
Orange = Side light
Green = Brake light
Blue = Indicator
Black = Earth
[img]http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/3785/img0068ve.jpg[/img]

My Rear DRL's did not go as planned when i fitted the leds to the light clusters , and powered it all up , they are not bright enough to be seen in daylight , so i removed my DRL circuit
and just wired them to the side lights so they look a lttle like the ST twin Lights , but even then the Leds are a darker red than the side light bulb but it's not too bad , nothing ventured and nothing gained .lol
Stoney871
Cheers for that will look when I have time again.
Bigdaddycain
The piccies ain't great, but the LED rear badge is now fitted, and up and running B)

I've chanced running the "red" off the sidelights circuit, so my badge is red as soon as the lights are switched on... Not been pulled... YET! :huh:

[IMG]http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c97/joannelf/DSC00257-2.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c97/joannelf/DSC00263-2.jpg[/IMG]

(i really MUST remember to fit a new LED in the numberplate light too) :unsure:

And in reverse.... (white section of badge illuminated)

[IMG]http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c97/joannelf/DSC00256.jpg[/IMG]
Bigdaddycain
[quote name='Pidu' timestamp='1330677820' post='169959']
I like it :)

I'm sorry to say that, but I don't like this:



It would be getting on my nerves every time I open the tailgate <_< You could have tried harder and run wire through the genuine wire casing (not easy, but can be done, it's only single wire) or find third brake light wires inside this casing.

Is fourth brake light legal? No problem with MOT, police etc.?
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I managed to get the wire through the umbilical eventually, but it was a faff! The umbilical does seat cleanly again when replaced, but it needs to be warm and pliable to do this... (hairdryer) I taped my cable up to an old scrap length of wired curtain hangar, fed the hangar through the umbilical, untaped the wire, then wrapped it around the loom, and used baby cable ties to keep it all neat and factory looking.



I don't know how you fella's have managed with those god awful scotchlock connectors though i must admit :huh: I'm not a great fan of them, i much prefer regualr crimped, or even soldered connections, much more reliable long term....( if a little more effort initially) ;)
Lenny
[quote name='Bigdaddycain' timestamp='1330890622' post='170591']
I've chanced running the "red" off the sidelights circuit, so my badge is red as soon as the lights are switched on... Not been pulled... YET! :huh:

[img]http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c97/joannelf/DSC00257-2.jpg[/img]

(i really MUST remember to fit a new LED in the numberplate light too) :unsure:

And in reverse.... (white section of badge illuminated)

[img]http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c97/joannelf/DSC00256.jpg[/img]
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The rear Badge fits it beautifully mate,
i love the rear duplex exhaust system too B)
jane_b
just a sec guys before i buy it, is the dimensions:14.5cm x 5.6cm of the led light?
Stoney871
Your dimensions are correct.
Standard mk2 / 2.5 focus badge size.
Preee
[quote name='jane_b' timestamp='1332369645' post='173884']
just a sec guys before i buy it, is the dimensions:14.5cm x 5.6cm of the led light?
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To fit these lights to a MK2.5 you have to shave the sides and bottom of the unit a little as it has to fit into the back section of the boot holder , on the Mk2 you don't have this problem as there is room to fit , without any adjustments
Stoney871
I think the badge light is originally designed to fit the MK2 as everything lines up perfectly on fiting.
On a 2.5 it's a lot more involved.
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1332436384' post='173950']
I think the badge light is originally designed to fit the MK2 as everything lines up perfectly on fiting.
On a 2.5 it's a lot more involved.
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its well worth the effort though,
i also have some pictures of fitting to a mk2.5 on here, very easy of you have a dremil or similar type tool.
i didnt have a dremil when i done mine, instead i used a drill with a 4mm bit
and a Black&Decker mouse Sander with some P40 on it.

[url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/28609-ford-focus-rear-badge-brake-light/page__hl__%2Bfocus+%2Bbadge__fromsearch__1"]http://www.fordowner...__fromsearch__1[/url]
jane_b
tnx guys :D
Stoney871
Quick update.
Got round to redressing the tatty way I connected the light to the main tail light feed.
Took some extra time over it and reconnected it to the third brake light cable.
It now works with the brakes and looks much tidier.
One thing that I couldn't get right though was when I finally managed to feed the wire through the grommet to the spoiler I retaped it a little high so the grommet has moved up between the body and the spoiler.
No big problem though as I'm currently bidding on a 2.5 spoiler on eBay so hopefully I'll win it and when fitting it I will have full access to put the grommet back properly.
Long as it doesn't rain in between I'll be fine.
The spoiler was a good find as it's the right colour and mint condition too.
Long as it fits properly I'll be happy.
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1333134722' post='175220']
Quick update.
Got round to redressing the tatty way I connected the light to the main tail light feed.
Took some extra time over it and reconnected it to the third brake light cable.
It now works with the brakes and looks much tidier.
One thing that I couldn't get right though was when I finally managed to feed the wire through the grommet to the spoiler I retaped it a little high so the grommet has moved up between the body and the spoiler.
No big problem though as I'm currently bidding on a 2.5 spoiler on eBay so hopefully I'll win it and when fitting it I will have full access to put the grommet back properly.
Long as it doesn't rain in between I'll be fine.
The spoiler was a good find as it's the right colour and mint condition too.
Long as it fits properly I'll be happy.
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Should be a straight swap mate,
id like to see you win it too.
Stoney871
I've read that the top tip is to put a dab of sillicone around the bolt holes.
I'm assuming any clear sillicone will do the job?
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1333137356' post='175231']
I've read that the top tip is to put a dab of sillicone around the bolt holes.
I'm assuming any clear sillicone will do the job?
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yes ive used regular tube of clear bathroom sealent silicone for this job, also filling the pocket in the centre of the boot under the spoiler where the spoiler clips to the body, this has made a instant noticable difference when you have the ST spoiler fitted to your car,

because without the silicone under the spoiler, the rain water from the roof flows to the rear and in between the boot panel and spoiler where it becomes trapped,

but with the silicone in their, the water doesnt go down their, instead in continues to flow across the rear spoiler, then through the fins in the st spoiler and on to the rear window, where you get a free wash of the rear window and you can wipe it off with the rear wiper lol,

its great to put your foot down after the rain is restion on the roof and see it all run down the back window in the rear view mirror lol im sad i know. but its better than it going under the spoiler.
Stoney871
Cheers for the tip.
Will not hedge my bets by buying the sillicone yet.
Knowing my luck - meaning none - I'll lose the bid and have a tube on the shelf mocking me for months to come.
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1333138294' post='175237']
Cheers for the tip.
Will not hedge my bets by buying the sillicone yet.
Knowing my luck - meaning none - I'll lose the bid and have a tube on the shelf mocking me for months to come.
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lol dont buy the gun for the silicone though mate,
as a few lads at work for the loan of one, theirs no pint in buying one because the just gather dust in the shed.
Stoney871
I have a gun and I'm not afraid to use it. ;)
I do have one in the cupboard and used it when fitting a bathroom and kitchen a little while ago.
Also handy for applying painters caulk after decorating to tidy the rough edges.
Stoney871
Yeahh.
Won the spoiler with one bid.
£45 and the exact colour so very chuffed.
If i'd tried getting one from Ford it would probably been well over £100 and then of course it would have been in primed state only so probably £80 - £100 for spraying too.

[img]http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqN,!pEE9ln1JiM!BPbt7nLS-Q~~60_12.JPG[/img]

Even if there turns out to be small marks on it, that won't be anywhere as expensive to cover as a full spray would be.
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1333308196' post='175636']
Yeahh.
Won the spoiler with one bid.
£45 and the exact colour so very chuffed.
If i'd tried getting one from Ford it would probably been well over £100 and then of course it would have been in primed state only so probably £80 - £100 for spraying too.

Even if there turns out to be small marks on it, that won't be anywhere as expensive to cover as a full spray would be.
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nice one clive,
you should do a fitting guide on this mate, B)
Stoney871
Will do, may even consider changing the brake light to a clear lens with red L.E.D's just to keep you interested. ;)
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1333309385' post='175642']
Will do, may even consider changing the brake light to a clear lens with red L.E.D's just to keep you interested. ;)
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:D im always interested.
and that would look really good with the silver body mate,
the w5w red led's are available as a kit on ebay for the focus,
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140706216352?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm570.l1313%26_nkw%3D140706216352%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1"]http://www.ebay.co.u..._fvi%3D1&_rdc=1[/url]
and
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360387097657?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm570.l1313%26_nkw%3D360387097657%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1"]http://www.ebay.co.u..._fvi%3D1&_rdc=1[/url]
Nice one Mate, B)

or it may be this brake unit, hard to tell from the picture.
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Focus-ST-RS-rear-clear-brake-light-brand-new-/320878205490?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4ab5d4da32"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4ab5d4da32[/url]
if its this one, then you dont need the w5w led's because its a sealed unit with the leds inside and cant be touched.
Stoney871
Just the ticket and thanks for the pointers.
ijustwantafile
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1315595788' post='143493']
Nighttime shots,not too clear wifey parked to close to my bumper to get right behind.





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I've seen a few focus's lately with that black rubby looking thats on the reg light panel, can you tell me what its for?
Stoney871
If you mean this?

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/21a.jpg[/img]

That's the keyless entry thingy i believe?
Preee
Correct Stoney.
It is indeed the lock button for the boot and keyless entry , the same button is on the driver and passenger doors. Single press = lock double press = deadlock.
g1ygj
If you show a white light to the rear you are breaking the law. Be careful and only use the white on the front of the vehicle.
Stoney871
If the white light is connected to the reverse circuit only then it will be legal.
I wouldn't recommend anyone use blue ones, though they do look cool.
There's only a couple of us on here that can get away with blue lights (as far as i know anyway), That's me and ndsussex.
Regulars on here will know why. ^_^
Evening All , mind how you go now. ;)
AJ_sXe
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1337465784' post='183430']
If the white light is connected to the reverse circuit only then it will be legal.
I wouldn't recommend anyone use blue ones, though they do look cool.
There's only a couple of us on here that can get away with blue lights (as far as i know anyway), That's me and ndsussex.
Regulars on here will know why. ^_^
Evening All , mind how you go now. ;)
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Afternoon P.C Plod :lol:
Stoney871
[quote name='Hell_Bunny_sXe' timestamp='1343055428' post='195833']


Afternoon P.C Plod :lol:
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Guilty :)
gc88
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1337465784' post='183430']
If the white light is connected to the reverse circuit only then it will be legal.
I wouldn't recommend anyone use blue ones, though they do look cool.
There's only a couple of us on here that can get away with blue lights (as far as i know anyway), That's me and ndsussex.
Regulars on here will know why. ^_^
Evening All , mind how you go now. ;)
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Who knows stoney - might be more than you think!
Stoney871
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1343073743' post='195942']


Who knows stoney - might be more than you think!
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I don't mind everyone knowing what I am, hopefully then people can see that coppers are human and not a##holes (not all of us anyway) ;)
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1343076971' post='195986']
I don't mind everyone knowing what I am, hopefully then people can see that coppers are human and not a##holes (not all of us anyway) ;)
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Stoney871
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1343078776' post='196005']
[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][size=4]I know your not one of the Garda Síochána [url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/hug.gif[/img][/url][/size][/font]
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Are you inferring they are not friendly lads like me? :D
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1343080604' post='196018']
Are you inferring they are not friendly lads like me? :D
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Stoney871
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1343080791' post='196022']
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Ah, i bet some of them are perfectly lovely really.
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1343081806' post='196029']
Ah, i bet some of them are perfectly lovely really.
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ah some of them are sound,
but others are just kids in uniform trying to prove themselves and perhaps jealous of what you drive so start to hold you up at checkpoints and bag you.
Stoney871
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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