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Wickwick10_1
Picked up my new Focus today and impressed !! I have some LED side light bulbs but when I fitted them they dont work ? Yet the standard ones do ? They are the normal 501 bulbs but these LED's don't work ? Any ideas ? Cheers chaps
Preee
LEDs have a psitive and negative side try both directions , you may need a resister in there , when fitted does the dash respond with a "blown bulb" warning?
Lenny
[quote name='Wickwick10_1' timestamp='1316789988' post='145358']
Picked up my new Focus today and impressed !! I have some LED side light bulbs but when I fitted them they dont work ? Yet the standard ones do ? They are the normal 501 bulbs but these LED's don't work ? Any ideas ? Cheers chaps
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[font="Calibri"][size="3"]Hi,[/size][/font]

[font="Calibri"][size="3"]You require Can-Bus error free LED Bulbs [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ERROR-FREE-CANBUS-W5W-T10-501-LED-SIDE-LIGHT-BULB-5-SMD-/290604417559?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item43a95f8217"]Click Here [/url][/size][/font][font="Calibri"][size="3"]I suggest purchasing two sets as you will also need these type for the reg plate bulbs, if you use can-bus error free bulbs you don't need to fit resistors to your loom and basically saves allot of hassle mate. they can be a can-bus type fitment and not throw up any type of error on the dash too
and if the led doesnt work even when you turn it around it has to be can-bus fitment.[/size][/font]

[font="Calibri"][size="3"]The ones you currently have should work for you in the footwell sockets, and as Pree says try turn them around if they don't work first time in the footwell.
or in the lights above the sun visors.[/size][/font]
Will Clark IOM
Good shout lads.
Will Clark IOM
If you change wick put up some pics wouldn't mind seeing what the foci looks like with led sides on.
tomo2001
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1316806480' post='145410']
[font="Calibri"][size="3"]Hi,[/size][/font]

[font="Calibri"][size="3"]You require Can-Bus error free LED Bulbs [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ERROR-FREE-CANBUS-W5W-T10-501-LED-SIDE-LIGHT-BULB-5-SMD-/290604417559?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item43a95f8217"]Click Here [/url][/size][/font][font="Calibri"][size="3"]I suggest purchasing two sets as you will also need these type for the reg plate bulbs, if you use can-bus error free bulbs you don't need to fit resistors to your loom and basically saves allot of hassle mate. they can be a can-bus type fitment and not throw up any type of error on the dash too
and if the led doesnt work even when you turn it around it has to be can-bus fitment.[/size][/font]

[font="Calibri"][size="3"]The ones you currently have should work for you in the footwell sockets, and as Pree says try turn them around if they don't work first time in the footwell.
or in the lights above the sun visors.[/size][/font]
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New Focus already has LED's on reg plate lights :)
Lenny
[quote name='tomo2001' timestamp='1316853588' post='145480']
New Focus already has LED's on reg plate lights :)
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Nice, B)
Iím turning green with envy here mate,

Wickwick10_1
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1316803581' post='145399']
LEDs have a psitive and negative side try both directions , you may need a resister in there , when fitted does the dash respond with a "blown bulb" warning?
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Never lookedat dash mate but bulb never lit ? Guy in halfords said the cars to clever for these LED bulbs ??
Wickwick10_1
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1316806480' post='145410']
[font="Calibri"][size="3"]Hi,[/size][/font]

[font="Calibri"][size="3"]You require Can-Bus error free LED Bulbs [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ERROR-FREE-CANBUS-W5W-T10-501-LED-SIDE-LIGHT-BULB-5-SMD-/290604417559?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item43a95f8217"]Click Here [/url][/size][/font][font="Calibri"][size="3"]I suggest purchasing two sets as you will also need these type for the reg plate bulbs, if you use can-bus error free bulbs you don't need to fit resistors to your loom and basically saves allot of hassle mate. they can be a can-bus type fitment and not throw up any type of error on the dash too
and if the led doesnt work even when you turn it around it has to be can-bus fitment.[/size][/font]

[font="Calibri"][size="3"]The ones you currently have should work for you in the footwell sockets, and as Pree says try turn them around if they don't work first time in the footwell.
or in the lights above the sun visors.[/size][/font]
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I will look into this thanks ! I was told that the error free bulbs wont light either ??? May have to try ?
Wickwick10_1
[quote name='Will Clark IOM' timestamp='1316815264' post='145445']
If you change wick put up some pics wouldn't mind seeing what the foci looks like with led sides on.
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Will do mate but if you have better luck before me let me know !!
Lenny
[quote name='Wickwick10_1' timestamp='1316883459' post='145550']
I will look into this thanks ! I was told that the error free bulbs wont light either ??? May have to try ?
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I cant see wht the error free ones wont mate,
perhaps the person who told you this,
didnt try turning them around
error free LED's are King :D
Wickwick10_1
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1316884084' post='145553']
I cant see wht the error free ones wont mate,
perhaps the person who told you this,
didnt try turning them around
error free LED's are King :D
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Mate I was told is due to LED being low power ? And the car dont recognise these ???
artscot79
[quote name='Wickwick10_1' timestamp='1316897961' post='145590']
Mate I was told is due to LED being low power ? And the car dont recognise these ???
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if it has leds already on the number plate then clearly the car will recognise these. halfords not being funny but they dont know squat thats why they sell people on here incorrect oil and wrong batteries i know my mate worked for them so i would take whatever halfords say and discard it and dont rely on their advice its a simple can bus system and it will recognise the leds as long as the resistors ar ebuilt in error free in other words
Wickwick10_1
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1316898201' post='145591']
if it has leds already on the number plate then clearly the car will recognise these. halfords not being funny but they dont know squat thats why they sell people on here incorrect oil and wrong batteries i know my mate worked for them so i would take whatever halfords say and discard it and dont rely on their advice its a simple can bus system and it will recognise the leds as long as the resistors ar ebuilt in error free in other words
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Ok bud will get some of these !!
Lenny
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1316898201' post='145591']
if it has leds already on the number plate then clearly the car will recognise these. halfords not being funny but they dont know squat thats why they sell people on here incorrect oil and wrong batteries i know my mate worked for them so i would take whatever halfords say and discard it and dont rely on their advice its a simple can bus system and it will recognise the leds as long as the resistors ar ebuilt in error free in other words
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+1 on that,
also if Halfords donít stock the item you need they will try and convince you that you donít need it, and ''buy this instead''[size="1"]
(because its coming close to the end of the month and im on comission so please buy anything just buy buy buy.)[/size]


what you may have been told differs from what I know from experience in working with ledís in a broad range of cars and have seen firsthand for myself and kindly recommended to you on this forum,
Can-bus error free works with the socket to convince it too that error free ledís are good.And they will work,
just because I was unaware of the new focus having ledís in the reg lights doesnít mean i donít know what Iím talking about,

When you get them fitted, go down to Halfords drag the fella out and show him the bulbs in operation,
to save anyone else from being deprived of having their car looking the way they really want it to.

on the other hand mate it's your car and efforts have been made to assist you in purchasing what you would like and what will work for you,
but at the end of the day im not on comission from halfords, nor an i trying to impress anyone, or sell my own items at the end of the day its your car and your money your choice.
any information provided on this site is 99-100% true if its not other members are more than happy to say it's not and explain otherwise. B)

no hard feelings, i just hate halfords :lol:

Wickwick10_1
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1316899752' post='145599']
+1 on that,
also if Halfords donít stock the item you need they will try and convince you that you donít need it, and ''buy this instead''[size="1"]
(because its coming close to the end of the month and im on comission so please buy anything just buy buy buy.)[/size]


what you may have been told differs from what I know from experience in working with ledís in a broad range of cars and have seen firsthand for myself and kindly recommended to you on this forum,
Can-bus error free works with the socket to convince it too that error free ledís are good.And they will work,
just because I was unaware of the new focus having ledís in the reg lights doesnít mean i donít know what Iím talking about,

When you get them fitted, go down to Halfords drag the fella out and show him the bulbs in operation,
to save anyone else from being deprived of having their car looking the way they really want it to.

on the other hand mate it's your car and efforts have been made to assist you in purchasing what you would like and what will work for you,
but at the end of the day im not on comission from halfords, nor an i trying to impress anyone, or sell my own items at the end of the day its your car and your money your choice.
any information provided on this site is 99-100% true if its not other members are more than happy to say it's not and explain otherwise. B)

no hard feelings, i just hate halfords :lol:
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Lol my daughter works part time at halfords whilst at college so I do agree with you regarding what they know as she don't know much about cars at all lol
Lenny
[quote name='Wickwick10_1' timestamp='1316900159' post='145600']
Lol my daughter works part time at halfords whilst at college so I do agree with you regarding what they know as she don't know much about cars at all lol
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Halfords should train there staff in each area,
i know jobs are scares these days and we may not all be doing the one we love but its money and pays the bills,
but the companys should look after their workers when it comes to training programs even an hour a week,
as the customer service you recieve the first time is what will bring you back to buy again,

but if you go in to buy, and you find you know more about the item than the person trying to assist you
its a very frustrating experience and gives a bad impression of the company which may be 100% at managment level
but this isint being passed on to the people on the floor.

the worst effect of that is people (like Me) go online to get information on the item they want, instead of going to the local shop and asking there,
and when you ask about somthing online you get the information you require from people who have tried and tested the item in question, and the refer you to a listing o E-Bay.

so where does that leave the local Halfords for business? ,...... it doesn't
because the people selling are not being trained and the products are sitting on the shelves, putting pressiure on the supervisor who then blames the staff, when its not there fault, people dont feel their getting value for money of a quality service when either the get more confused coming out of the shop than they were going in to it, or they were sold somthing the didnt want at all, or the worst listening to them trying to sell you sonthing that you know is wrong.
so sorry to anyone who works in Halfords as its not your fault, its the people in the offices looking at Excel spread sheets and Hi Fiving each other They should be training you guys in the products if this was done you would enjoy your job as your learing things and relaying it to others, this gives you a sence of ownership within the role and your supervisor see's more money coming in the doors as people become more confident in purchasing from you. boosting local business B)
artscot79
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1316901242' post='145601']
Halfords should train there staff in each area,
i know jobs are scares these days and we may not all be doing the one we love but its money and pays the bills,
but the companys should look after their workers when it comes to training programs even an hour a week,
as the customer service you recieve the first time is what will bring you back to buy again,

but if you go in to buy, and you find you know more about the item than the person trying to assist you
its a very frustrating experience and gives a bad impression of the company which may be 100% at managment level
but this isint being passed on to the people on the floor.

the worst effect of that is people (like Me) go online to get information on the item they want, instead of going to the local shop and asking there,
and when you ask about somthing online you get the information you require from people who have tried and tested the item in question, and the refer you to a listing o E-Bay.

so where does that leave the local Halfords for business? ,...... it doesn't
because the people selling are not being trained and the products are sitting on the shelves, putting pressiure on the supervisor who then blames the staff, when its not there fault, people dont feel their getting value for money of a quality service when either the get more confused coming out of the shop than they were going in to it, or they were sold somthing the didnt want at all, or the worst listening to them trying to sell you sonthing that you know is wrong.
so sorry to anyone who works in Halfords as its not your fault, its the people in the offices looking at Excel spread sheets and Hi Fiving each other They should be training you guys in the products if this was done you would enjoy your job as your learing things and relaying it to others, this gives you a sence of ownership within the role and your supervisor see's more money coming in the doors as people become more confident in purchasing from you. boosting local business B)
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they used to hire car enthusiasts and give them some training but at the car section now ask any a question you already know the answer to and some of the bull they come out with is mad ide prefer it if they just said i dont know mate lolunless im mistaken much of the new foci dash display uses led technology to be honest give it a bash it wont do any harm or break anything as said before if the bulb doesnt work simply turn the connections round ill eat my boxers if it doesnt
Wickwick10_1
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1316930960' post='145611']
they used to hire car enthusiasts and give them some training but at the car section now ask any a question you already know the answer to and some of the bull they come out with is mad ide prefer it if they just said i dont know mate lolunless im mistaken much of the new foci dash display uses led technology to be honest give it a bash it wont do any harm or break anything as said before if the bulb doesnt work simply turn the connections round ill eat my boxers if it doesnt
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Ok lads I have ordered some canbus bulbs so will keep you informed !!!
focus steve77
I have installed led bulbs in me 2006 focus, you do have to have them the right way round i.e live to negative vice versa, if dont work pull back out turn around and re-insert
Wickwick10_1
[quote name='focus steve77' timestamp='1317060408' post='145847']
I have installed led bulbs in me 2006 focus, you do have to have them the right way round i.e live to negative vice versa, if dont work pull back out turn around and re-insert
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Yes I done that mate but defo don't let you put standard LED's in ....
Lenny
[quote name='Wickwick10_1' timestamp='1317061669' post='145853']
Yes I done that mate but defo don't let you put standard LED's in ....
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As above they must be Can-Bus error free Led Bulbs as the later Mk2 onwards have the Can-bus system fitted, however this does not effect any interior bulb or boot light, just the front parking bulbs and the reg plate bulbs, perhaps you had fitted can-bus error free led's in your 2006 unaware that they were actually error free bulbs. :)
Wickwick10_1
[quote name='Will Clark IOM' timestamp='1316815264' post='145445']
If you change wick put up some pics wouldn't mind seeing what the foci looks like with led sides on.
[/quote]
LED's added so see what you think ?
Before with standard bulbs :-
[IMG]http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae23/wickwick10_1/48a2ede3.jpg[/IMG]
After fitted with LED's
[IMG]http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae23/wickwick10_1/6470a337.jpg[/IMG]
Wickwick10_1
Does anyone know if led bulbs get hot ?
Wickwick10_1
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1316899752' post='145599']
+1 on that,
also if Halfords donít stock the item you need they will try and convince you that you donít need it, and ''buy this instead''[size="1"]
(because its coming close to the end of the month and im on comission so please buy anything just buy buy buy.)[/size]


what you may have been told differs from what I know from experience in working with ledís in a broad range of cars and have seen firsthand for myself and kindly recommended to you on this forum,
Can-bus error free works with the socket to convince it too that error free ledís are good.And they will work,
just because I was unaware of the new focus having ledís in the reg lights doesnít mean i donít know what Iím talking about,

When you get them fitted, go down to Halfords drag the fella out and show him the bulbs in operation,
to save anyone else from being deprived of having their car looking the way they really want it to.

on the other hand mate it's your car and efforts have been made to assist you in purchasing what you would like and what will work for you,
but at the end of the day im not on comission from halfords, nor an i trying to impress anyone, or sell my own items at the end of the day its your car and your money your choice.
any information provided on this site is 99-100% true if its not other members are more than happy to say it's not and explain otherwise. B)

no hard feelings, i just hate halfords :lol:
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Mate do you know if LED's get hot ? As the ones I purchased have 5 LED lights and don't want them causing a problem to the lense ?
Lenny
[quote name='Wickwick10_1' timestamp='1317235676' post='146168']
Mate do you know if LED's get hot ? As the ones I purchased have 5 LED lights and don't want them causing a problem to the lense ?
[/quote]
Hi LED's to be 100% honest do get a little hot, but not as hot that you couldnt hold it tight in your hand,
but those w5w bulbs you have in the fittings at the moomment if their on for 10 seconds they will physicly burn you trust me :lol:
i can post you a picture of my hand, changing the boot light in the car to led yesterday went to take out the w5w and got stuck to it :blink:
so the led's get warm but the current type you have fitted are piping hot within 30 seconds.
so dont worry they will be fine.B)
Wickwick10_1
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1317237786' post='146173']
Hi LED's to be 100% honest do get a little hot, but not as hot that you couldnt hold it tight in your hand,
but those w5w bulbs you have in the fittings at the moomment if their on for 10 seconds they will physicly burn you trust me :lol:
i can post you a picture of my hand, changing the boot light in the car to led yesterday went to take out the w5w and got stuck to it :blink:
so the led's get warm but the current type you have fitted are piping hot within 30 seconds.
so dont worry they will be fine.B)
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Great mate thanks - they are not touching anything but very snug and was worried incase get hot ! I did try and take standard one out whilst on but bloody hot !
tomo2001
[quote name='Wickwick10_1' timestamp='1317234415' post='146160']
LED's added so see what you think ?
Before with standard bulbs :-
[IMG]http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae23/wickwick10_1/48a2ede3.jpg[/IMG]
After fitted with LED's
[IMG]http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae23/wickwick10_1/6470a337.jpg[/IMG]
[/quote]

Hi Wickwick10
Where did you get the bulbs from and how much please ? Do you have a link ?
Cheers
Wickwick10_1
[quote name='tomo2001' timestamp='1317293821' post='146267']
Hi Wickwick10
Where did you get the bulbs from and how much please ? Do you have a link ?
Cheers
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Mate Can Bus Error free bulb £3.79 free postage from EBay - type in the search on EBay 280725363306 and they will come up ! Look very good !
PaulB1803
Cheers Wickwick, I've just put some of these in my mk2.5 sidelights and they are great. Going to order another pair for the footwells too. :)

Lost the little rubber gromet that covers the holder though, so does anyone know where I can get a replacement?
Wickwick10_1
[quote name='PaulB1803' timestamp='1320485177' post='151367']
Cheers Wickwick, I've just put some of these in my mk2.5 sidelights and they are great. Going to order another pair for the footwells too. :)

Lost the little rubber gromet that covers the holder though, so does anyone know where I can get a from it from cord bud - LED's look great
greggp
Have just received 2 sets of error free leds as per link in previous post.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140535309440&ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:GB:1123

I was planning on fitting one set to the number plate and one set to replace the halogen sidelights. I like the white look of the led side lights shown on the picture of the white focus earlier on the post.

Just wanted to check that these are road legal and wouldnt effect MOT etc....??

Still waiting for my osram nightbreaker H7 headlights to come in the post before I start removing light fitting and replacing.
greggp
Got the mk2.5facelift not the new focus!
alans220
Thanks, great info, think I will buy/fit some of these

Anyone upgraded their headlight bulbs too?

al
greggp
fitted led side lights and they look good though the head lights are a bit of a let down - osram night breaker plus are a little bit whiter than the phillips I had in previously but still not as Xenon looking as I would have liked.

also if you change the number plate bublbs then be careful with the number plate housings though as are a bit awkward to remove. Ford obviously didnt upgrade the changing bulb instructions in the manual from the mk2 to the mk2.5 because the diagram shows to remove screws in the lens covers but on the mk2.5 there are no screws the lens cover is just held in by a clip.
jeebowhite
greggp, you do realise that its that lack of change in the manual that saved Ford enough money to host their christmas party? lol, either it was clearly too complicated a process to delete the existing paragraph and come up with "insert a thin blade screwdriver into point X and gently pivot to disengage the clip". Clearly it was going to take them too long and too many hours of wages, so they scrapped the idea and paid for their christmas meal or similar!

It is a bit lazy though!
alans220
So Osram Nightbreaker plus are the best headlamp replacements, are there 4 bulbs to replace?

Is there a separate bulb for high and dipped beams?

thanks

al
jeebowhite
Hi Al,

the main beam and dipped headlights are one unit, but have two filaments, so are both the same and seperate at the same time.
PaulB1803
Not true in a mk2.5 at least. They are 2 seperate bulbs.

EDIT: H7 for the dipped, and H1 for main beam. :)
jeebowhite
I Stand corrected! I remember the MK2.0 was a single bulb...!
alans220
Thanks, just looked in the manual and it does say there are two lamps.

So should I replace both with the Osram Nightbreaker Plus type, or is there a better lamp.

thanks

al
james132
Wont bother making another thread on this, Dont want to hijack.

Fitted my led side lights thisevening, im well impressed:

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF7667.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF7668.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF7669.jpg[/img]

With dipped beam on too:

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF7680.jpg[/img]

Fairly easy to fit, pain you have to remove the light unit itself to do it though!
artscot79
[quote name='james132' timestamp='1324069221' post='156869']
Wont bother making another thread on this, Dont want to hijack.

Fitted my led side lights thisevening, im well impressed:

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF7667.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF7668.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF7669.jpg[/img]

With dipped beam on too:

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF7680.jpg[/img]

Fairly easy to fit, pain you have to remove the light unit itself to do it though!
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my mk 2.0 has h1plus h7 plus 5w wedge and the fogs h8 seperate main and high beam
fyl
Hi, just want to confirm for the MK2.5 FL front side lights, believe they are the T10 W5W, do they need to be canbus error free ones or just the standard ones will do ? Which of the lights actually requires the canbus free LED bulbs ? Planning to change the fog lights as well.

Tq
jeebowhite
if you have Canbus (i.e. "oops, your bulbs out - replace it - signed your ford focus") then you need error free, as the small usage of the bulb shows as a suspected blown bulb on the computer... if you (like I) have not got canbus, then it doesnt matter :D


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