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Preee
[size="4"][u][center][size="4"][u]Full Fitting guide for Fitting DayTime Running Lights to a Ford Focus Mk2.5[/u][/size][/center][/u][/size]

[size="2"]Created a PDF download Guide instead of dragging the post over at least 4 pages as its very picture heavy , this will allow anyone wishing to follow this guide to print it off for installation or view off line.

Here is direct link for the Guide >> << Adobe PDF reader or Foxit reader required

This is a great little Mod which i enjoyed doing and wiring , there are some pictures below on how they look which is great.
From what i can tell there are three different versions of these lights out there , My version did not have the included switch or Indicator Connection , but they do Dim by about 50% when side lights turned on :)

Thankyou for reading and i hope you find the guide usefull.
Preee

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TDCiST
They look good mate!

where did you get them from?
Preee
[quote name='TDCiST' timestamp='1323870111' post='156451']
They look good mate!

where did you get them from?
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Thanks ,I got them from [url="http://thespeedline.com"]http://thespeedline.com[/url] < very helpfull

They were £93.56 including postage , but the Nice Customs man needed extra for the Christmas party and charged me £25.20 for reading the label :P

They are being sold on Ebay for £99 + Postage from a "Uk" Guy , Pictures of wiring don't look the same as mine did , but they may be from a different supplier

Ebay search is Ford focus Daytime running lights
TDCiST
Cool.. may have a look at these! they dont look like the cheap universal ones ive seen!

Surely for wanting that extra for the xmas party you also received an invite?? lol
Preee
[quote name='TDCiST' timestamp='1323870915' post='156459']
Cool.. may have a look at these! they dont look like the cheap universal ones ive seen!

Surely for wanting that extra for the xmas party you also received an invite?? lol
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Not even a Christmas card off them !:o

They are fitted into the Fog surround and look like they could have been there from manufacture , blend in well , my guide shows you how they look before they were fitted , so they are not universal , these will only fit Euro Mk2.5
TDCiST
Thats all cool! I've seen some other ones... think ms design... that look pretty good...

Not even a xmas card? how rude! not even a "Thanks" and a smiley face on the receipt i bet??? lol
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1323871169' post='156461']
Not even a Christmas card off them ![img]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif[/img]

They are fitted into the Fog surround and look like they could have been there from manufacture , blend in well , my guide shows you how they look before they were fitted , so they are not universal , these will only fit Euro Mk2.5
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Another Quality Guide Pree mate,
and the best about the guide on these is i can print it out and refer to it easily when im fitting my DRL's

Top Class idea mate and the look Fantastic worth every penny [img]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.gif[/img]
Preee
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1323871572' post='156463']
Another Quality Guide Pree mate,
and the best about the guide on these is i can print it out and refer to it easily when im fitting my DRL's

Top Class idea mate and the look Fantastic worth every penny B)
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Thanks Lenny , PDF version will help other's i think like you say printing it off , i'm on holiday now so lots of driving around in actual daylight hrs :D Just need a big Neon on the roof saying "look at these aren't they cool":ph34r:
Preee
[quote name='TDCiST' timestamp='1323871460' post='156462']
Thats all cool! I've seen some other ones... think ms design... that look pretty good...

Not even a xmas card? how rude! not even a "Thanks" and a smiley face on the receipt i bet??? lol
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All i got was an Email "Pay this and you might get them before Christmas":P
Barry_
Nice Guide Buddy B)
Preee
[quote name='Barry_' timestamp='1323877416' post='156480']
Nice Guide Buddy B)
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Cheers Barry :)
Lenny
Cant wait to order mine after Christmas lol ive been dropping hints to the Mrs. about these for weeks.[img]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif[/img]
Preee
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1323895085' post='156520']
Cant wait to order mine after Christmas lol ive been dropping hints to the Mrs. about these for weeks.:D
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Fingers crossed Lenny she may say "oh go and order a set"

One other cool thing i have noticed is they stay on for approx 5 seconds after i have stopped and turned off the car , wife said Oh you left the lights on so i clicked my fingers and they went off , she looked at me kinda strange lol :lol:
PaulB1803
Lol. I realised last week that if you click full beam on after turning the engine off, the headlights stay on for 3 minutes. :)
Preee
[quote name='PaulB1803' timestamp='1323968166' post='156602']
Lol. I realised last week that if you click full beam on after turning the engine off, the headlights stay on for 3 minutes. :)
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Yes its the walk home feature but i always forget then struggle to find the keyhole in the front door lol
jeebowhite
Pree, was it not yourself who heard about this feature, then went outside in the heaving rain with no shoes, to test the feature?
Preee
[quote name='jeebowhite' timestamp='1323969675' post='156610']
Pree, was it not yourself who heard about this feature, then went outside in the heaving rain with no shoes, to test the feature?
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:lol: It would be something stupid like that i would do , because i would be sat there thinking i wonder if that works before rushing out.
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1323963482' post='156590']

One other cool thing i have noticed is they stay on for approx 5 seconds after i have stopped and turned off the car , wife said Oh you left the lights on so i clicked my fingers and they went off , she looked at me kinda strange lol :lol:
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lmao now thats cool,
i will need a guide on how to click your fingers because i cant lol and im also left handed :rolleyes:
Preee
Like this Lenny
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nz-QLxIHxE[/media]
2011fiesta
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1323979685' post='156642']
Like this Lenny
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nz-QLxIHxE[/media]
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God you come up with everything! lol.

Once again, great looking lights. Look so smart. B)
Preee
[quote name='2011fiesta' timestamp='1323984707' post='156665']
God you come up with everything! lol.

Once again, great looking lights. Look so smart. B)
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Cheers Paul
When are you getting some on your Fiesta m8
2011fiesta
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1323985477' post='156670']
Cheers Paul
When are you getting some on your Fiesta m8
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Lol well the ms design ones look good but are very expensive. I'll just have to admire everyone elses for the time being
Preee
[quote name='2011fiesta' timestamp='1324046105' post='156774']
Lol well the ms design ones look good but are very expensive. I'll just have to admire everyone elses for the time being
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best Price i have seen them for so far is 239 which is alot cheaper than direct from MS , still alot of money though i think they will come down
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1323979685' post='156642']
Like this Lenny
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Lmao thanks ill start learning this now mate, [img]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif[/img]
stef123
fantastic job mate and a very good guide! topic pinned
Preee
:) Thanks for the Pin Stef , i hope the guide helps people who want to fit these type of DRL's
Lenny
Just Purchased a set of these,
looking foward to getting them fitted using this guide will make it very easy.
Preee
Nice one Lenny can't wait to see them fitted :)
Lenny
Just recieved my set of DRL's in the post today from Taiwan
purchased them through ebay from this seller
cost me £98.98 [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220963630409?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm570.l1313%26_nkw%3D220963630409%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220963630409?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm570.l1313%26_nkw%3D220963630409%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1[/url]
supplied with tracking number on dispatch from Taiwan took 7 working days to get here in ireland and luckily no import tax may be due to the seller included an invoice for Mini Cooper Replacement Wheel centre cap Cover Kit and valued them at $12.00
no dash switch supplied though, so im a bit disapointed about that, but the drls are quality,
roll on to this weekend and i can get them fitted B)

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Preee
They look the same as mine Lenny , have you checked if they they have the extra wire for indicator dimming? , if not then they are the same as mine :)
Stoney871
So that's another part that fell off the car and needs putting back on then? ;)
Your missus will think it has leprosy. :P
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1331669893' post='172422']
They look the same as mine Lenny , have you checked if they they have the extra wire for indicator dimming? , if not then they are the same as mine :)
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Hi,
i hope they are the samemate, yours are quality B) Im not sure if their is a wire for the indicator dimming,
heres the wiring configuration black,blue,red and white cables leading to the transformers then a black and red on the other side of the transformer to the DRL.the supplied instructions are in chinese and not great, so ill be using your guide word for word mate.
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1331669914' post='172423']
So that's another part that fell off the car and needs putting back on then? ;)
Your missus will think it has leprosy. :P
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:D Just remembered this sunday is Mothor's day so i better get her somthing,
and fit the drl's on saturday not sunday lol
Stoney871
Just spotted this in case anyone fitting their DRL's needs one -


[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-DRL-DAYTIME-RUNNING-LIGHT-AUTO-SWITCH-RELAY-INDICATOR-DIM-FORD-FOCUS-FIESTA-/230760547248?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item35ba6683b0"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-DRL-DAYTIME-RUNNING-LIGHT-AUTO-SWITCH-RELAY-INDICATOR-DIM-FORD-FOCUS-FIESTA-/230760547248?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item35ba6683b0[/url]
Lenny
[size=5][b]Excellent Guide Preee,
it was a Great Help to me today, i printed it out and had it to hand was ideal because it was bucketing down and my laptop would have been destroyed lol but the results were well worth getting wet for. and i managed to mount the modulators to the rear of the battery box took an hour to get the battery and the box out though so as i could drill and mount them, they dim when the parking lights are switched on and everything,
took it for a run down town after fitting and had two other focus owners looking at them as i drove by at 15kmh lol
very very happy with this modification :D[/b][/size]

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Preee
Hey Lenny Your car is my car's Twin now m8 , very well done on the fitting they look great :)
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1332015571' post='173086']
Hey Lenny Your car is my car's Twin now m8 , very well done on the fitting they look great :)
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:lol: cheers mate hope you dont mind all the copying im doing from you,
i wish mine had the black headlights like yours though, im not a fan of the silver ones that are on it.
Preee
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1332016679' post='173092']
:lol: cheers mate hope you dont mind all the copying im doing from you,
i wish mine had the black headlights like yours though, im not a fan of the silver ones that are on it.
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Lenny if i did not want to be copied i would charge you £75 per guide :)

I have never noticed that my head lights are black lol
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1332017650' post='173096']
Lenny if i did not want to be copied i would charge you £75 per guide :)

I have never noticed that my head lights are black lol
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hmm £75 sound like a fermiler figure, ive heard that price mentiond on here before, think it was in the fiesta section ;)

i feel like a propper stalker now im noticing things about your car that you didnt even notice yourself lol
if you ever get sick of the newly found black headlights and decide you would much prefer a chrome set, then contact me A-sap mate :D
Stoney871
:ph34r:
Preee
Lenny
Your next job is this:
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To This
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Stoney871
What's that? Double tail lights?
Lenny
[img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/discussions/churchill_dog-website20pic.jpg[/img]
they look Sweet.
Stoney871
Ohh Yess!
Preee
Yes Clive
It was my failed attempt at rear DRL's lol , i put 6 Bright LED's into the indicator cluster's with my home made DRL controllers , but you could not see them in Day light lol.

So i removed the circuit and wired them to the rear lights instead so it gives the ST look at night.

With all my playing around with the ELM 327 i have not got around to writing the guide yet.

Yes i have been lazy :(
Lenny
the Dual Tail light mod is also on my list,
But unfortunitly i have to get the car serviced next month and its the third srevice 55,000km so im expecting it to cost me in the reigon of 300euro due to the eloys fluid needing topping up,
so my next purchase is one of those diagnostic connectors, and some Osram Night Breaker Plus H1 and H7. then its service time,
Leemaxd
Let us know how it goes fitting them drl's Lenny, this is something I wanna do next. :)
Lenny
[quote name='Leemaxd' timestamp='1332099821' post='173244']
Let us know how it goes fitting them drl's Lenny, this is something I wanna do next. :)
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Hi mate,
ive fitted them yesterday, very happy with the results and they dim when the lights are turned on too,

i followed prees guide only difference i fitted the controllers to the back of the battery box.

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Leemaxd
Cool they look well nice, we're they easy to fit ?
Lenny
[color=#000000][quote name='Leemaxd' timestamp='1332106794' post='173279']
Cool they look well nice, we're they easy to fit ?
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Thanks mate,
They were very easy and enjoyable to fit following pree’s guide,
I also fitted a switch next to the diagnostic slot the same as pree’s guide and run a twin core feed from it to the positive feed of the DRL’s enabling me to switch them off completely if needs be. [/color]

[color=#000000]I cut the DRL positive feed in half then spliced the black feed to one end and the red feed to the other, thus filtering the positive feed and running it through the switch. [/color]

[color=#000000]But I had a few times that got hard but that was only because I got perticular and wanted to fit the controllers to the rear of the battery box, [/color]
[color=#000000]which meant I had to disconnect the cable connector to the engine fuse box, then disconnect the battery, remove the battery and store it upstairs in the house because a cement floor will zap the life out of it, [/color]

[color=#000000]Then manoeuvre the battery box to get it out of there, followed my purchasing some M5x30 cheese head bolts and nuts,
I marked up the area for the controllers. followed by drilling the holes with a 4.5mm drill bit, not a 5mm thus allowing the 5mm bolts to thread their way through the battery box, resulting in a tight fit particularly when you grind the excess bolt from the inside of the battery box, the bolt will get hot and bond to the battery box so there is no chance they would vibrate loose. [/color]

[img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image1690.jpg[/img]

[color=#000000]if fitting the controllers to the rear of the battery box, you need to fit them if the same formation as I have on mine, because they won’t fit side by side due to some part of the car being on the right side of the battery box, [/color]

[color=#000000][img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image1681.jpg[/img][/color]

[color=#000000]do not fear that the battery will rub off the bolts because there is around one inch of clearance between the battery and the rear of the box. [/color]

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[color=#000000]The loom supplied with the kit is already pre moulded with connectors, I run it from the rear of the battery box, under the air box and down to the front passenger fog light, then up a bit and across to the driver’s side by tapping it to a bit of garden hose and pushing it through the gap between the sub frame and the front grill, once it the other side then down to the driver’s side fog light,[/color]

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[color=#000000]Removed the original fog light surrounds and drilled a 20mm hole in each to fit the cables through for the DRL’s same as pree’s guide.[/color]

[color=#000000][img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image1672.jpg[/img][/color]

[color=#000000]the only wiring that has to be done is to connect the blue wire to the blue and orange cable on the passenger side headlight, trace back down the cable under the sleeve to the joint and splice it in there,

Earth cable was next and it comes prewired with a ring connector on it so I fit it like a washer to the bolt on the top of the engine fuse box.

last connection was to remove the 10amp ignition fuse and fit the DRL positive feed fuse connector, and fit the 10amp fuse in to the DRL fuse adaptor,

The white wire with the kit that runs alongside the blue, I just tapped it up because you either fit the blue wire to the headlight or the white,

If you fit the white, then the drl’s will switch off completely when you switch on your lights.

If you fit the blue, the drl's will dim by 50% when you switch on your lights.

Job done. The whole thing from start to finish tool me 03hrs 32min and I enjoyed every minute,
They even stay illuminated for 30 seconds after you have removed the key from the ignition similar to the walk me home feature available in the mk2 focus. [/color]


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