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Preee
Well it arrived all the way from China :D
Price £12.56.
This is a rear badge LED , fit's underneath the Ford badge , it has 3 wire's and 3M tape either side. Black = earth , Green = red (brake light) , Red = White (side light).
When i actually get to fit it i will show pics.
Legally i don't know full implications but as it will act as a 4th brake light i can't see a problem , unsure yet if i will wire the white side light in or not depending how bright it actually is when fitted.
I have tested it with power supply and it works so theres a good start.
Had a quick look and i may had to trim the outside edge or file it down for fitment.
So i will update this thread as i fit the light.
this is what it should look like:.

Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1315403829' post='143221']
Well it arrived all the way from China :D
Price £12.56.
So i will update this thread as i fit the light.
[/quote]
Sounds Good Preee
looking foward to seeing the end result on this project mate B)
Preee
It's Done :P

I had to do some serious modifying i will explain with pictures tomorrow as i have to go to work.

Looks great , i love it, even wife likes it haha
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1315506565' post='143351']
It's Done :P

I had to do some serious modifying i will explain with pictures tomorrow as i have to go to work.

Looks great , i love it, even wife likes it haha
[/quote]

Glad it worked out mate, looking foward to the pictures take a few tomite also to see the full effect of the red light.B)
Barry_
Looking forward to pics to, looks like an interesting mod!!
cuke
Hi, sounds interesting but having it lit up when you brake, does it fit the regulations for a braking light positon and type, have you checked on its legality? http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1989/1796/schedule/12/made It wouldn't be good if you got pulled over for it.

Chris
Lenny
[quote name='cuke' timestamp='1315550647' post='143386']
Hi, sounds interesting but having it lit up when you brake, does it fit the regulations for a braking light positon and type, have you checked on its legality? [url="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1989/1796/schedule/12/made"]http://www.legislati...chedule/12/made[/url] It wouldn't be good if you got pulled over for it.

Chris
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.I’m sure it will be fine, as if the car was an MR2 or a saloon model focus, that would be the location of the brake light on the model as standard,
if the brake light was on the bottom of the car and it was the only brake light in use on the car i can see the issue,

but the standard brake lights, parkinglights etc. are all still functional as normal on the car an extra brake light wouldn’t be illegal

if it was the only indication light on the car for braking then it would be illegal.

Also this unit spreads the light around the body and not in to the eyes of the driver behind the car,
so they may not even even notice that theirs a red light around the badge i wouldnt be worried at all.B)

Preee
Having a quick read through , it seems to be not breaking any of those rules.
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1315578857' post='143435']
Having a quick read through , it seems to be not breaking any of those rules.
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I knew it wouldn't mate, be fine any pictures please,
ive been logging in all day..... Come on :D
Preee
1) What was in the Box. , Light , Orange tassle , fitting instructions , even wife did not want orange tassle , she is so ungratefull ;)


2) Image before i started



3) Using hex screw driver bit , remove the 2 screws in finger recess , panel is secured then by at least 7 push fit clips , working from the bottom up to each side , balancing the panel and not dropping it like it did.:)



4) Panel removed.



5) With 10mm socket undo 6 securing nut's , there are 2 plastic clips that stop it dropping to the floor.



Undo wiring plug. prize out gromet from the front . Drop down allowing plastic clips to be pulled up and remove trim.



7) Rear view with trim removed



8) Removed trim



9) This is where the tears started to flow , realizing that the badge was thin metal shape fully secured to the plastic trim with double sided tape. First tried a little pressure , this was never going to happen. On the back of the badge location "no going back" i got out my trusted Fake Dremell "cheaper version" and ground away the plastic injection mould at the rear of the badge to gain access to the badge.



10) using a small bladed sharp knife i inserted the blade into the hole working my way around to cut the securing tape. I had to make the whole bigger to allow better access. Working slowly i cut through the tape and removed the very thin badge



11) This is what was left. :o Soon realizing that if i fitted the light onto where the bagde had come from there was no way it was going to fit. "swearing session began".



12) Deep breath. back to my fake dremell , using one of the cutting bits i set about removing the badge backing from the trim :ph34r: .Cut finger later and using small sanding bit i smoother off the cut edge



13) Placing the trim back up against the car , and trying the Light badge in the space , i realized the badge was slighty too wide and the bottom edge was not sitting very good on the lower section , so i smoothed out the bottom edge with the fake dremell and also reduced the two sides until it felt like a good fit.



14) Trip to Halfords to get some Double sided numberplate pads , and stuck the Cleaned up badge to the LIght fitting, and re-tested the light





15) Made a small hole in the Rubber gromet and fed the wires through.



16) Re-fitted the trim to the car and inserted the rubber gromet , pealed back of light pad sticky 3M and positioned into place (Smiling at this point) , Nice fit after all my efforts. Trip back to Halfords as i forgot my scotchlocks and also got some clear silicon. Pulled badge forward a little and applied clear sealent to the outside edge and pushed back into place and wiped clean.



17) Wiring. The number plate wires were coloured Black and Yellow , connected Black to Black and Yellow to Red light cables. Fingers crossed i turned the lights on .It worked.





18) Now for the brake light , Removing the top boot trim located the wires to the rear LED brake light , removed the rear brake light and unplugged the wire's. pulled wires back through to get better access. both wires were black :o .Fed new wire down right hand side of window trim and scotchlocked into one of the wires. Used my tester and dragged son down to press brake pedal. Pure luck i had hit the positive feed. Reassembled the LED and secured wiring and replaced the top trim. Scotchlocked now into the Green Wire from the light, and tested. Prefect :) . Tieded up the wiring and replaced the boot Trim and inserted the 2 screws back into the finger recess.

19) I will take some night pictures , first impression are very nice, White light is a little to bright IMHO so i will add a resister in there to reduce the intensity of the white light. Red light , works well but not exact same redness as the brake lights and is dimmer than the normal brake lights , i wlll of course be watching for any Blue lights :D .With side lights on White light goes out when you hit brakes it is replaced by the red. No lights on then the red light comes on when you Brake.
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1315582369' post='143442']
1) What was in the Box. , Light , Orange tassle , fitting instructions , even wife did not want orange tassle , she is so ungratefull ;)

[/quote]
:lol: Classic Mate, very funny :lol:
Looks brilliant on the car i want one on mine B)
Preee
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1315582862' post='143445']
:lol: Classic Mate, very funny :lol:
Looks brilliant on the car i want one on mine B)
[/quote]

Cheers Lenny
Preee
Nighttime shots,not too clear wifey parked to close to my bumper to get right behind.




Barry_
Looks good mate - agree with you that the white is too bright.
Preee
Yes Barry i trip to maplins tomorrow to get a resistor , just want the white to glow or it might attract a Blue light :unsure:
Sport Rider
Nice job but i thought you could only show a white light to the rear when reversing ?.
Preee
[quote name='Sport Rider' timestamp='1315641378' post='143541']
Nice job but i thought you could only show a white light to the rear when reversing ?.
[/quote]

Reading regulations i think i will remove the White Glow from side lights and wire it to the reversing light instead
Barry_
Actually sounds like a much better idea mate - white light at the when driving forward is just wrong
Preee
All done i should ! be safe from the Blue lights now as this complies with regulations.A bit more wiring involved but all easy to do Reverse wires were orange/blue and black.

White now comes on when reverse is selected.



Hit the brake any time and it turns red even in reverse as in picture.





These lights come in different szies to fit Fiesta and Focus/Mondeo.
Lenny
Excellent Guide Pree,

I finally got a picture of mine in the dark, thanks to your guide and information i now have one fitted :D worth every penny and all the effort,

im very happy with this,


[img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image1342.jpg[/img]
salsheikh
looking good Preee. liking the red effect.
MattyS
Fantastic!
Lenny
[quote name='MattyS' timestamp='1324835729' post='158018']
Fantastic!
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This Mod would look tidy on your white Zs Mate B)
Bigdaddycain
What a seriously cool bit of kit! B) Do you think the "white" option fo the light is for the front? and the red option for the rear? It'd be interesting to see one lit up as the front ford badge... ( I know the badge flips to reveal the bonnet catch... But i'm pretty sure the lighty up oval could be bonded onto the rear of the front badge somehow) B)
Lenny
[quote name='Bigdaddycain' timestamp='1328878380' post='165866']
What a seriously cool bit of kit! B) Do you think the "white" option fo the light is for the front? and the red option for the rear? It'd be interesting to see one lit up as the front ford badge... ( I know the badge flips to reveal the bonnet catch... But i'm pretty sure the lighty up oval could be bonded onto the rear of the front badge somehow) B)
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it would look nice on the front but would take alot of cutting to get it just right,
because the led's on these are fitted to the centre of the unit, drilling a hole for the lock is not an option.

but you could perhaps fit it to the flip part of the badge, and this would require some cutting of the chrome section to get it to flip smoothly, and you would also need some extra insulation on the cable to give some extra protection on the flipping.

and the original intentions were that when you put your lights on

the rear badge would illuminate a white glow,

then when you hit the brakes it would change to white,

but UK and EU laws state that a white light to the rear must only display when reversing, except for reg plate illumination,

the model i purchased just has the red feature, but pree has done a fantastic job fitting his and has connected the white light to his reverse and the red light to the brakes,

if i was buying again, i would do the same as pree has done too.
Preee
Reversing off my drive i can see the white reflect in the window of the house opposite, and i always dab the brakes to make sure Red is still working , it was my first little Mod and when i first took the boot handle off and saw the work i needed to do i almost did not fit it , but in the end it was well worth the effort. Of course you could save alot of time by just cutting off the badge and buying a replacement badge as you need to take your time seperating the badge from the backing.

But yes it looks great and like my DRL's , i have never seen another one fitted on a Focus apart from Lenny's.

I saw a car a few months ago with a white badge light on the front , i think it was a Mazda , it looked ok , but the focus badge on the front would not be an easy mod i think.
Bigdaddycain
Great advice there chaps, thanks! I don't suppose some kind soul could put up a link to the white/red version could they? I feel a bit of a weekend job coming on here! B)
Stoney871
I've got a red one on it's way to me now and a spare badge just in case.
On a MK2 the fitting should be much easier as no cutting of trim is needed.
I should hopefully be able to use pre-existing holes.
Once i have the parts in my hand i'll be able to suss it out.
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1329181291' post='166565']
I've got a red one on it's way to me now and a spare badge just in case.
On a MK2 the fitting should be much easier as no cutting of trim is needed.
I should hopefully be able to use pre-existing holes.
Once i have the parts in my hand i'll be able to suss it out.
[/quote]

from looking at mine mate,
it seems that the badge was designed for the mk2 because it has a lip around the edge designed to sit in to your boot panel where the badge currently is mate nice job B)
Bigdaddycain
I don't know if i'm just being a bit thick, or looking too hard or what... But i'm buggered if i can find the badge that has both white, and red illumination on e-bay... I've seen white OR red, or even blue... but not white AND red! :huh:

Maybe i'm putting the wrong search words in or summat :(
Stoney871
My light arrived today, wires are a bit spindly but workable.
I'm thinking i'll have to use some low guage speaker wire or such like to connect it up.
Couple of connector blocks, scotchlocks and crimps should do it.
Live to 3rd brake live and earth to wiper motor earth i reckon.
Just waiting for the spare badge to arrive and then it's all systems go.

[IMG]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/BadgeLight1.jpg[/IMG]
Preee
[quote name='Bigdaddycain' timestamp='1329213508' post='166585']
I don't know if i'm just being a bit thick, or looking too hard or what... But i'm buggered if i can find the badge that has both white, and red illumination on e-bay... I've seen white OR red, or even blue... but not white AND red! :huh:

Maybe i'm putting the wrong search words in or summat :(
[/quote]
Hiya
Here is the link
[url="http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/904878/210849481-489075364/Two-color-Ford-mondeo-10-car-led-badge-light.html"]http://www.aliexpres...adge-light.html[/url]
You have to register on Alibaba.com and Aliexpress.com
You make the payment , they hold the money until product arrives and then they issue the payment , it takes about 2/3 weeks to arrive , make sure you add a foot note for RED/White and check the size before ordering

Just as a foot note if you click the feedback , you will see it's "me" as i guess i'm the only one who brought a 2 tone one.
Speak to Lisa if your having trouble she is the contact.
Regards
Paul
Preee
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1329227060' post='166615']
My light arrived today, wires are a bit spindly but workable.
I'm thinking i'll have to use some low guage speaker wire or such like to connect it up.
Couple of connector blocks, scotchlocks and crimps should do it.
Live to 3rd brake live and earth to wiper motor earth i reckon.
Just waiting for the spare badge to arrive and then it's all systems go.

[/quote]
Hi Stoney , looking forward to your pictures when you fit it :)
Stoney871
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1329231231' post='166632']
Hi Stoney , looking forward to your pictures when you fit it :)
[/quote]

So am i :D

Few bits to get yet ( spare badge / connectors / wire) but will hopefully get time to do the fit before the end of the month, unfortunately i'm a very busy boy. :(
Preee
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1329239369' post='166659']
So am i :D

Few bits to get yet ( spare badge / connectors / wire) but will hopefully get time to do the fit before the end of the month, unfortunately i'm a very busy boy. :(
[/quote]
yeah i know that feeling , working a three shift pattern at the moment and it sucks , don't know when to eat , sleep or be awake lol

End result will be great and i'm sure you will be sat there in traffic dabbing the brakes when there is another focus behind you :)
Stoney871
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1329240106' post='166663']
End result will be great and i'm sure you will be sat there in traffic dabbing the brakes when there is another focus behind you :)
[/quote]

OOh yes indeed i will.
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1329239369' post='166659']
So am i :D

Few bits to get yet ( spare badge / connectors / wire) but will hopefully get time to do the fit before the end of the month, unfortunately i'm a very busy boy. :(
[/quote]

nice one mate,
i found the cable to be very fine and when i attempted to scoth lock it, the blade in the scotch lock actually cut the cable, so instead i wrapped the two cables togeather and insulated them heavily with loom tape,

and to save a little weight on the rear, you could earth the unit to the reg plate light negative, and fish a cable up the boot panel to the positive in the rear spoiler light,

i cant wait to get mine out tomorrow and purposly get stuck in traffic, and purposly park in areas that i would need to reverse out of lol

as pree has said though mate, you will be very happy with the results on this one.
Stoney871
What gauge wire did you use to lengthen the connections?
I was thinking of using speaker cable or would that be too heavy / light?
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1329255686' post='166723']
What gauge wire did you use to lengthen the connections?
I was thinking of using speaker cable or would that be too heavy / light?
[/quote]

Hi mate,
im sure speaker cable would be fine,
i used this, and its much the same size as speaker cable
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Twin-Core-10A-amp-12V-Black-Red-DC-Power-Cable-per-2m-/170680456683?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item27bd5915eb"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item27bd5915eb[/url]
i used it because i had a bit in the tool box left over from previous modifications and i only run a single feed from the rear spoiler brake light to the badge, then i used the badge cable (only) to splice in to the reg plate negative feed.

the only problem you will encounter is:
both cables feeding the rear spoiler brake light are black,
so if you jam a hoover head and pipe against the brake pedal and the driver seat this will keep the brake light on for you to find the correct cable you wish to splice mate.
Stoney871
Many thanks mate.
Your experiences make it do much easier for others.
Bigdaddycain
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1329231145' post='166631']
Hiya
Here is the link
[url="http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/904878/210849481-489075364/Two-color-Ford-mondeo-10-car-led-badge-light.html"]http://www.aliexpres...adge-light.html[/url]
You have to register on Alibaba.com and Aliexpress.com
You make the payment , they hold the money until product arrives and then they issue the payment , it takes about 2/3 weeks to arrive , make sure you add a foot note for RED/White and check the size before ordering

Just as a foot note if you click the feedback , you will see it's "me" as i guess i'm the only one who brought a 2 tone one.
Speak to Lisa if your having trouble she is the contact.
Regards
Paul
[/quote]

Many thanks! I've ordered a pair of white/red badge LED's... See if you can work out where i plan to fit the other one? (clue.... It'll light up white,then turn red when one of the doors are opened) B)
Stoney871
The Karzi door?
:P
Preee
Bigdaddy
Let us know how you get on with the front one , it will be interesting to see if you can get it on there
Bigdaddycain
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1329477837' post='167223']
The Karzi door?
:P
[/quote] :D :D :D A red light upon opening my karzi door is a very good idea mate!

Can't have it Bog standard now can we? (sorry) :wacko:
Bigdaddycain
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1329497161' post='167278']
Bigdaddy
Let us know how you get on with the front one , it will be interesting to see if you can get it on there
[/quote]

Will do Pree... I'll post up my results be them good or bad... (badges still haven't arrived yet though)
Stoney871
Still trying to get around to fitting my badge light.
All the parts are in hand but have spent the last week or so getting over a wrenched back and adding an aux connection and moving my Parrot screen to somewhere I won't keep knocking it.
Reversing sensors going in tomorrow and lockwoods and gel badges to do too.
So many mods and so little time. :)
Bigdaddycain
I hope the back gets better soon Clive... You need to take it easy though mate, i ripped a muscle in my back years ago, and it was no joke! (talk about seeing a grown man cry!) I'd try not to take too much on mate, no matter how tempting...Having said that, hurry up and get those jobs done so i can see the piccies! :D
Stoney871
Well I had a week off work with it and went back yesterday.
Typical that the first job I had was a fast drive one.
Least it got the cobwebs out of the turbo.
Stoney871
Right - Job done.

Got around to doing the job today.

First of all i worked out which wire on the plate light was the earth -

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl2.jpg[/img]

And made sure the light was working

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl1.jpg[/img]

Stripped all trim from the boot lid so as to get a clear run at it.

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl6.jpg[/img]

Tried to acertain the live feed from the third brake light and found that the cables were a git to get to so changed plans and went for the main brake light feed instead.

Cable scotchlocked and loom taped for protection.

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl10.jpg[/img]

Ran the wire up behind the boot water seal and loom taped it for protection.

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl12.jpg[/img]

Ran wire up the umbilical and cable tied securely as putting it through it was a non starter.

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl13.jpg[/img]

Fed around behind trim and down through the boot lid.

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl15.jpg[/img]

Scotchlocked a connection to the plate light earth - connector block ready for light cable and connector block on the live feed ready to go.
All tested and continuity maintained.

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl18.jpg[/img]

Now to remove the badge, taped around to avoid damage and using a wide blade screwdriver and a bit of cardboard as a fulcrum i levered the old badge off.

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl19.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl20.jpg[/img]

Stuck the new badge i bought in case i nacked the old one removing it (the other one was tatty anyway) to the light and pushed the wires through the badge locating holes.
The back of the MK2 badge has 3 plastic pins on it for location but as there is only one through hole on the light (for running cables out of whichever side fits best to the shape of the boot / badge) i snapped them off and stuck the badge and light together.

Mounted the new light unit to the car and connected the wires up and tidied the wiring.

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl21.jpg[/img]

Replaced the boot lid trim and checked the wiring was not snagged or strained.

Final test and result of effort -

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl25.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl24.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/bbl23.jpg[/img]

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

Time taken 1 1/2 hours including fag and tea break.
Well happy with result.
Night photos will follow when i'm able.
Preee
Nice work Clive looks sweet :)


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