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james_60
Hi Folks


Puddle Lights do those words ring any bells.



Mk1 and mk2's have them i think. They are fitted to the underside of the wing mirror


How come ford decided that the newer mk2.5 didnt need them ??



Can i fit them !!



Jamie :-)
Wickwick10_1
[quote name='james_60' timestamp='1319145172' post='149297']
Hi Folks


Puddle Lights do those words ring any bells.



Mk1 and mk2's have them i think. They are fitted to the underside of the wing mirror


How come ford decided that the newer mk2.5 didnt need them ??



Can i fit them !!



Jamie :-)
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I have them on my 61 plate Titanium and waste of time ! Not sure why ford want to light the 8" x 8" panel of my door under my mirror ? Unless there is a use ? Discuss .........?
Will Clark IOM
They are for you to see if there is a tramp sleeping up against your door, which gives you time to get the baseball bat out of the boot without waking him up. On a serious note I kinda agree with wick not much point as the amount of lights that come on any way when I unlock the car its like Christmas
dezwez
[quote name='Will Clark IOM' timestamp='1319173764' post='149315']
They are for you to see if there is a tramp sleeping up against your door, which gives you time to get the baseball bat out of the boot without waking him up. On a serious note I kinda agree with wick not much point as the amount of lights that come on any way when I unlock the car its like Christmas
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neaver heard of them :blink:
Preee
They are meant as a safety feature i think , to light curb side , when entering/leaving the car.
tomo2001
I believe the clue is in the name 'Puddle Lights'. Is it to illuminate the area so you avoid stepping in a puddle entering/leaving the car (obviously in wet weather) ? I think on the New Focus they would look better if they were white LED's like the number plate light.
james_60
Hi



Most european cars have them in the bottom of the door and most of them are red.



I mean most people a few years ago would say what is the point in footwell lighting. All you see is your feet


Jamie
Preee
[quote name='james_60' timestamp='1319207418' post='149395']
Hi



Most european cars have them in the bottom of the door and most of them are red.



Jamie
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I think the red light was to warn other drivers/people in the dark your opening the door , and i think Tomo is correct that puddle lights are try and stop you getting your feet wet :P .
james_60
well the fact remains



Iam sure the mk1 had them in some form or other. and the mk3 has them but not the 2.5 which is weired.


Can they be retrofitted like most mods.


Jami
Preee
I would imagine they would not be hard to fit , you may have to run the feed to the curtesy lights for a simple connection. Unless you have a fuse directly for the puddle lights and its working in the GEM.

i have been looking at some on fleabay
james_60
i just love gadgets lol as you can probably tell.

and iam always in search of lone cables with connectors that dont connect to anything :-)


Jamie
Preee
[quote name='james_60' timestamp='1319223816' post='149442']
i just love gadgets lol as you can probably tell.

and iam always in search of lone cables with connectors that dont connect to anything :-)


Jamie
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Yeah same here , i've just ordered some SMD leds , deciding where i'm going to put them , either in door speakers to light them up or center cup holders for illumination, and i'm waitng for some OEM DRL relacements to come back in stock.
james_60
iam ordering a cree reversing light :-)

One thing i wish i could have is illuminated sill protectors and led rear lights



Jamie
Wickwick10_1
[quote name='tomo2001' timestamp='1319204822' post='149377']
I believe the clue is in the name 'Puddle Lights'. Is it to illuminate the area so you avoid stepping in a puddle entering/leaving the car (obviously in wet weather) ? I think on the New Focus they would look better if they were white LED's like the number plate light.
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They will be White LED once I get round to it ! 
james_60
Hey wick


Fit cree 501's (w5w) (if they utilise that bulb)

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=cree+501&_sacat=131090&_dmpt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&_odkw=cree+q5&_osacat=131090&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313"]cree sidelight bulbs[/url] (they will light up the pavement lol)



Jamie :-)
tomo2001
[quote name='Wickwick10_1' timestamp='1319269794' post='149491']
They will be White LED once I get round to it ! 
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See if you can put pics up to show difference between sides after fitting only one. Let us know which bulbs you buy
Preee
[quote name='james_60' timestamp='1319232336' post='149469']
iam ordering a cree reversing light :-)

One thing i wish i could have is illuminated sill protectors and led rear lights
Jamie
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illuminated sill protectors

[url="http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/277610113/Stainless_Steel_Door_Sill_Plates_Ford.html"]http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/277610113/Stainless_Steel_Door_Sill_Plates_Ford.html[/url]
Wickwick10_1
Well I would change to LED if I could get cover off !!! 


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