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Lenny
Guide to fitting an additional Reverse light and clear lens fog unit to your focus,
this Guide is now available in PDF Format making it even easier to follow because you can print it out and keep it to hand.




The Following Materials are required
Fabric Car Loom Tape Click Here
FLAME RETARDANT Insulation Tape Click Here
Twin Core 15Amp 12V DC Cable 4 Metres Required Click Here
Focus Mk2.5 LHD Reverse Unit, FINIS1505706 Part Number: 8M5115500 AB Click Here
Bulb Socket Connector From a Focus Mk2 or Mk2.5 Breakers Yard
Additional ReverseBulb P21w BA-15s or Cree Q5 Bulbs Click Here
Red lens fog light bulb P21w BA-15s or Cree Q5 Bulb Click Here

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To Begin this Modification on your ford focus,
ensure the car is in a parked position with the handbrake engaged and the keys are in your pocket,

Then lie down under the rear bumper behind the driver's side right hand side of the car,
put one hand at either side of the fog light unit and squeeze the clips towards the centre of the light and gently push out towards the rear of the vehicle.
The unit will pop out of place, once it has then gently remove the fog light bulb socket from the casing and bring the casing to your bench or work area that you have setup the rest of the equipment on.

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Once the unit has been successfully removed from the rear of the car, set up the Dremel or Similar Cutting tool, with a fine cutting tool attachment fitted to the drill, gently scribe around the flat surface of the bulb housing support tube on the red lens fog light unit.

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It is better to cut this section off as a large piece and sand it down to a smooth flat surface instead of cutting straight through the bulb housing support section because by paring it to shape you will get a better bond and a tighter fit to the clear lens unit.

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The Image above this text displays the only two parts required from the red lens fog light unit, on the left of the image we have the bulb housing support section which has been sanded down to the desired shape using a sanding attachment on the Dremel, and on the right of the image we have the fog light bulb housing and clear bulb, this bulb will be replaced with a red tinted version or a Silvatec mirror finish with red illumination,
depending on personal preference.

The rest of the red lens fog light unit can be discarded for recycle waste.
Lenny
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Using the bulb housing support section from the red lens unit as your template measurement,
hold it against the rear of the clear lens unit and circle around it with a
felt tip marker. Line this support section up on the rear of the housing as far
to the right as possible on the flat plate, this is to ensure both bulbs do not
touch on the inside of the housing and that maximum clearance between the two
bulbs is achieved.

Once you are satisfied with the marking of the location, fill the light housing with
around 50ml of water hold it in the position shown in the image below, replace
the bit in the Dremel with the first cutting tool attachment and begin to cut
out a section in the centre of the markings, the same as the image below.

[u][color=#FF0000]DO Not Cut the Full Shape with the Cutting Attachment on the Dremel[/color][/u]

[img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image10.png[/img]

The reason for putting the water in the unit is because the plastic that is being cut away becomes very hot from cutting and begins to melt,
so the water in the base of the housing will prevent the melting plastic fragments from bonding to the clear lens of the unit.

Once you have cut a shape out of the centre, change the bit in the Dremel back to the sanding
attachment and gently bore out the hole to the specified size, shaping and
checking the bore by holding the bulb housing support section up to the hole
from time to time.

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When the hole has been Bored to precision, take the clear lens housing to a running
tap and wash out well with water ensuring all fragments of plastic have been
flushed from the housing, I have found the technique of swirling the water
downwards from the red strip easier to remove fragments that have become
trapped in the red strip along the top of the unit.

When satisfied all of the plastic fragments have
been removed from inside the unit, either blow dry the unit with a hair dryer
or leave in a warm area to air dry, Prior to aligning the second bulb housing
support tube and permanently gluing it in to place,

[img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image13.png[/img]

I found it easiest to tape down the bulb housing support tube in to position lining it up with the
hole on the housing and taping it, Followed by circling the outer ring with
plenty of glue and leaving it to dry for 24 hours.

[img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image14.png[/img]

While the housing unit was drying I got to work on the wiring for the reverse bulb, a
quick check of the Haynes manual and apparently

Green/Orange is the Positive +
Black Feed is the Negative –

These are the colors of the cables feeding to the existing reverse bulb on the
passenger side of the car,

So I will be splicing Green/Orange feed to the red on the second reverse unit and
splicing the black feed to the black cable on the second reverse unit.

Although if you wish to save weight on the car, you can splice the Green/Orange Positive + feed from the existing reverse light
with the red feed on the new reverse unit,
and splice the black negative feed - with the black negative feed- that is feeding the fog light unit,
On the same side as the new reverse unit is,
This wiring configuration will work exactly the same as the first one but also save
you a few grams on the rear of the car.

[img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image1406.jpg[/img]

Once the correct cables have been identified on either side of the vehicle, splice the
connection between the bulb socket and the new cable,

Then run the new red and black cable to the area that you wish to splice in to the
existing reverse light unit. When you have reached the length of cable you wish to use,
measure up a further 3-4 inches then cut the cable at that length,[/b][/size]
Lenny
[b][size=2]You should now have a bulb socket for the second reverse light with a red and black cable spliced on to the rear of it,
with just enough length to attach it to the exiting reverse loom,[/size][/b]

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[b][size=2]To help protect the insulation on this cable it is advised that you wrap it generously with the fabric loom tape when wrapping with this Fabric tape,
Use the Method Of: wrap over half of your previous wrap each time you rotate around the cable,
keeping it as tight as possible, and ensuring there are no kinks or twists in the cable, again wrapping over half the tape each time. Keep wrapping until you reach the final length 2-3 inches of cable then stop and cut the Fabric tape from the roll.


Once the cable has been wrapped down to the final 2-3 inches of bare cable you can now fit the bulb socket to the car running the new loom along to the opposite side of the car and splicing in to the existing reverse light loom, when the clear fog light housing has dried it can be fitted to the car by pushing in from outside of the bumper.[/size][/b]

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[b][size=2]The top of the loom where it joins the grommet, is wrapped in black electrical tape, remove this tape to expose the cables as saw in the picture below [/size][/b]

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[b][size=2]Once the tape has been removed, take the stanley blade and gently cit a small slit in the mouth of the rubber grommet where the cable feeds in to the boot take care not to hit the fog light loom with the blade, the widening of this hole will make it easier to fish the new revers cable through the grommet and will be tapped up once complete so no water will enter the grommet. [/size][/b]

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[b][size=2]I personally have fitted the new reverse unit in to the original socket in the clear fog light housing to make both reverse lights shine in the same directions both sides of the car, and I fitted the fog light bulb in the new bulb housing support tube fitted on to the side of the clear fog light unit housing.

I have also fitted two Cree Q5 reverse Bulbs in to the fitments which emit 6000kelvin white light and are equivalent to a 55watt bulb each,
so that’s 110watts of light beaming from the rear of the car when reversing, [img]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.gif[/img]
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[b][size=2]This is 100% Legal and a great help to anyone with tinted windows in the back of their focus.[/size][/b]

[b][size=3]Thanks For Looking![/size]
[size=3]Please Check my List of Guides Listed Below For More Information. [img]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.gif[/img][/size] [/b]
TDCiST
Ah you beat me to it lenny!

Good guide! I just need to get round to doing it!
Lenny
[quote name='TDCiST' timestamp='1325511170' post='159004']
Ah you beat me to it lenny!

Good guide! I just need to get round to doing it!
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:P i started this on christmas eve :lol: im not finished yet though mate,

im waiting on the loom to arrive and the second Cree Q5 Reverse Bulb so as i can fit the cable and finish this guide,
but i have written in the guide how it will all wire togeather, so i just need to take more pictures when it arrives and add them to this guide.
TDCiST
Lol! At least on this one you dont need to cut the bumper! that was a pain in the bum lining all that up on the Mk1.5!
Preee
Top notch Guide yet again Lenny nice one +1 :D
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1325514158' post='159014']
Top notch Guide yet again Lenny nice one +1 :D
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Thanks mate,
i need to add ten more images to it and a picture of finished product some time next week,
then i will be adding a PDF version for anyone interested to download and print. B)
TDCiST
I'll definitely be downloading and printing!! Then once ive done it lenny, ill add some pics here if you like,
Lenny
[quote name='TDCiST' timestamp='1325515542' post='159021']
I'll definitely be downloading and printing!! Then once ive done it lenny, ill add some pics here if you like,
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Yes no Problem mate, ;) im sure your camera is better than mine :D ive a 2megapixel Nokia 6303 Classic :lol:

i can send you the PDF as it is now if you like?
and ill post the full updated version on this guide when complete for all to download
TDCiST
Yeah sure mate! ill PM you my email!
alkyz89
quick question... will you just stick the new cable joining the old to new to the back side of the bumper?? these will make for a tidy job

[url="http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_753001_langId_-1_categoryId_255230"]My link[/url]
Lenny
[quote name='alkyz89' timestamp='1325537962' post='159094']
quick question... will you just stick the new cable joining the old to new to the back side of the bumper?? these will make for a tidy job

[url="http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_753001_langId_-1_categoryId_255230"]My link[/url]
[/quote]

Hi Mate,
thanks for the link, they would do the job nicely,
but i plan to run the new cable back and tape it to the cable for the fog light all the way down the car to where the reverse loom and fog loom cables bot exit the car side by side, i plan to splice in the the positive feed for the reverse light and the negative from the fog light.

the reason im tracing back down the car,
rather than across the bumper is because i have a Zetec S rear lip to fit some time this year and i dont know
if the body shop will remove the bumper to fit the lip on to it and i dont want the cables to get in the way,
i also hope to fit a duplex exhaust system to the car some time this year,

and im unsure where the pipes are going to touch so i thought since all of the parts im going to fit have been purposely designed for the focus then surly the duplex system wont hit the existing loom of the car,
so my safest bet is to run the new cables tight to the existing ones on their. thanks for the link though mate, im sure it will help others who are performing this modification and may not have the same future plans for their model or may have done them already and can see an area to run the cable without risk of it getting damaged B)
james132
For those who may be interested in doing this on the mk2, heres a few tips/pointers, Its almost the same as the mk2.5 just a few suttle differences with where the holes need to be drilled out etc..

Same steps as above shown by lenny, I cut the second bulb support generously to give plenty of material to play with, this wasnt needed in the end as you will see.

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSC_8146.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSC_8147.jpg[/img

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSC_8148.jpg[/img]

I shaved the edges right down then curved the face that will meet with the back of the unit best I could to get a nice fit.

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSC_8153.jpg[/img]

Then marked out on the new unit roughly where the new bulb holder would sit, this position gives plenty of space for both bulbs to be fitted with plenty of clearance. (the hole is a few mm bigger than the bulb itself weather it be a cree bulb or original bulb)

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSC_8150.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSC_8151.jpg[/img]

Glued into place, again make sure the bulb fits through and everythinng lines up right.


[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSC_8155.jpg[/img]

Next you need to cut a hole in the bumper for the new bulb holder/plug to sit in. Dont worrie, this is all hidden up my the light unit itself once fitted. The hole needs to be a bit bigger than the bulb holder and also abit longer to allow ease of fitting the unit.

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSC_8156.jpg[/img]

The wiring side is prety much the same as what lenny described and will later picture himself. I quickly wired it up to check everything worked and fitted the light for a few shots (excuse the dirty car!). Tomorow I will be routing the wire properly and shrink wrapping/taping up.

A quick shot for anyone wanting to compare the old and new bulb (cree vs original)

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSC_8157.jpg[/img]

And the other cree bulb fitted. I still need to re-route/wire the fog light for the new holder position because the plug dosnt quite reach the back of the bulb holder at the moment.

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSC_8158.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSC_8159.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSC_8160.jpg[/img]

PLENTY of light from the rear now, cant wait to test them out in the carpark and blind many people! :D
Lenny
[quote name='james132' timestamp='1325696509' post='159389']

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSC_8150.jpg[/img]
PLENTY of light from the rear now, cant wait to test them out in the carpark and blind many people! :D


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SWeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet B)

looks excellent mate,
you used the Pinflur glue the same as me and :o you even have a tesco fob on your keys the same as mee too :D is yours Carbon wrapped ? ive carbon wrapped my tesco club car key ring lol
what do you think of the beam from the rear mate ?

i reckon its eppic
alkyz89
good shout lenny, i can tell you've given this some thought lol... cant wait to see more pics as i like the sound of running the cable back with the fog light cable.
makes sense, just hope its not to hard to get too.
i was thinking the same with regards to the duplex exhaust pipe but not sure how that would affect my warranty? unless i went through ford to get it done (if thats possible) but i know that will cost a fortune lol
those cree bulbs look the part, but again cost a fair bit :(... i want to get a dremel!!
Preee
[quote name='alkyz89' timestamp='1325702635' post='159411']
i want to get a dremel!!
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maplins have some great Fake Dremel's , they are great little tools


wow with those Cree bulbs you could drive in reverse every where lol
james132
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1325698699' post='159393']
SWeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet B)

looks excellent mate,
you used the Pinflur glue the same as me and :o you even have a tesco fob on your keys the same as mee too :D is yours Carbon wrapped ? ive carbon wrapped my tesco club car key ring lol
what do you think of the beam from the rear mate ?

i reckon its eppic
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Yeah used the same glue, not sure how it will set, will see tomorow. Now I may have to carbon wrap my tesco clubcard lol.

The light beam from the back is amazing, really impressed with it.
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1325704434' post='159414']
maplins have some great Fake Dremel's , they are great little tools


wow with those Cree bulbs you could drive in reverse every where lol
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+1 on the Maplins Dremel pree their an excellent piece of kit, i havent put mine down sice i bought it, great for eating pot noodle too lol fork attachment for the noodles ;)


According to the spec on the cree bulbs they emmit 55watts of light each so that is the same amount of light as your front fogs,
so if anyone has fog lights on their car and wants to see the power of 2 cree q5 bulbs switch on your fogs in the dark B)
james132
Heres a couple in the daylight:

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF7684.jpg[/img]

Rear fog light:

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF7681.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF7682.jpg[/img]

Think the fog light may need to be a bit brighter, so looking into led/cree bulbs etc.. if you know of anything let me know.
Lenny
[quote name='james132' timestamp='1325763373' post='159512']

Think the fog light may need to be a bit brighter, so looking into led/cree bulbs etc.. if you know of anything let me know.
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Looking good mate here is the cree fog light bulb in red [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RED-REAR-FOG-LIGHT-382-P21W-5W-CREE-Q5-LED-BULB-X-1-/350511340306?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item519c1a9b12"]Click Here [/url]
james132
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1325763639' post='159515']
Looking good mate here is the cree fog light bulb in red [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RED-REAR-FOG-LIGHT-382-P21W-5W-CREE-Q5-LED-BULB-X-1-/350511340306?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item519c1a9b12"]Click Here [/url]
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Had my eye on them when I got the white ones but thaught the red bulb may be bright enough, will try it out tonight when its a little darker.

Well impressed with the mod, by far the best iv done so far. :D
alkyz89
james132 can your car get any dirtier lol poor thing... great MOD though!!
james132
[quote name='alkyz89' timestamp='1325785285' post='159567']
james132 can your car get any dirtier lol poor thing... great MOD though!!
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Haha, I know! Its terrible! Iv been working abroard so havnt had a chance to clean it, plus living in the sticks a little dosnt help! :lol:
alkyz89
cant seem to find the bulb holders in any scrappys... any idea if you can buy this part from ford or would i have to purchase the whole lighting loom for the car??
OR if there is any one that is thinking of cutting there fog light off completely PM me lol
thanks people!!
james132
I saw the bulb holder and plug on ebay the other night for the mk2, email round people on ebay breaking focus' for spares.
Lenny
[quote name='alkyz89' timestamp='1325802357' post='159644']
if there is any one that is thinking of cutting there fog light off completely PM me thanks people!!
[/quote]

:lol: :lol:
james132
For anyone looking for bulb holders just seen these:

MK4 Bulb holder:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-MK4-REVERSE-LIGHT-FOG-LIGHT-BULB-HOLDER-/190610629808?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2c614764b0

MK1/2 Bulb holder:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-MK1-MK2-MK3-BULB-HOLDER-INDICATOR-REVERSE-AND-FOG-LIGHTS-/170757194227?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item27c1ec01f3

MK1/2 Plug:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-MK1-2-3-98-08-PLUG-WIRES-4-INDICATOR-REVERSE-FOG-LIGHT-BULB-HOLDERS-/170750300447?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item27c182d11f
Lenny
[quote name='james132' timestamp='1325873138' post='159767']
For anyone looking for bulb holders just seen these:

MK4 Bulb holder:
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-MK4-REVERSE-LIGHT-FOG-LIGHT-BULB-HOLDER-/190610629808?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2c614764b0"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2c614764b0[/url]

MK1/2 Bulb holder:
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-MK1-MK2-MK3-BULB-HOLDER-INDICATOR-REVERSE-AND-FOG-LIGHTS-/170757194227?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item27c1ec01f3"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item27c1ec01f3[/url]

MK1/2 Plug:
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-MK1-2-3-98-08-PLUG-WIRES-4-INDICATOR-REVERSE-FOG-LIGHT-BULB-HOLDERS-/170750300447?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item27c182d11f"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item27c182d11f[/url]
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[font="Times New Roman"][size="3"][/size][/font]Good job on finding all of those listed above mate, ,

[font="Times New Roman"][size="3"][/size][/font]This will help lot ofmembers get the parts they require to fit the additional reverse light HassleFree
james132
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1325890508' post='159831']
[font="Times New Roman"][size="3"][/size][/font]Good job on finding all of those listed above mate, ,

[font="Times New Roman"][size="3"][/size][/font]This will help lot ofmembers get the parts they require to fit the additional reverse light HassleFree
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Cheers, The mk1/2 parts are from the same people I purchaced mine from so can also vouch for them.
alkyz89
cheers james... im guessing the bit i need is the mk4 bulb holder?? also noticed it doesnt have any wires cumin from the back, how hard is it to attach new wires securely??
Lenny
[quote name='alkyz89' timestamp='1325996762' post='160028']
cheers james... im guessing the bit i need is the mk4 bulb holder?? also noticed it doesnt have any wires cumin from the back, how hard is it to attach new wires securely??
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Hi Mate,
your up early for a sunday morning had you too much Red Bull Last night? :lol:

you need these 2 bits to connect the reverse light [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190610629808?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp4712.m570.l1313%26_nkw%3D190610629808%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1"]Click Here [/url] and [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-MK1-2-3-98-08-PLUG-WIRES-4-INDICATOR-REVERSE-FOG-LIGHT-BULB-HOLDERS-/170750300447?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item27c182d11f&clk_rvr_id=305181903694&afsrc=1"]Click Here [/url]

ive checked the loom yesterday and it disapears through a grommet in the the inside of the body, so the easiest option is to run a positive feed across the car to the positive on the reverse side, then run a negative around 3-4 inches long and splice it to the negaitive on the fog light.
alkyz89
hehe yea lenny i was on the ps3 and lost track of time lol i hope your right with those bits as iv just purchased through ebay lol thnaks for the help i gues its just a case of one clicks into the other i hope... if you want i can take some pictures of the back of the rear diffuser on the zetec s... im sure its going to be almost exact but i know you like to be sure with these things!!
went to get me a dremel on friday to find they have 2 in stock but cant find them... typical lol
alkyz89
Quick update for those that are following.
I had a quick look under the car earlier to find the rubber grommet lenny refers to leads into the boot compartment as shown in the pics below;

[img]http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l544/alkyz89/DSC_0282.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l544/alkyz89/DSC_0281.jpg[/img]

so instead of having the cable running on the exterior of the car, you can now keep the majority of the cable and connections, waterproof, on the interior of the car.
The best possible route i think would be the way lenny used for his second boot light (check out his guide for details)
alkyz89
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1326014672' post='160035']
Hi Mate,
your up early for a sunday morning had you too much Red Bull Last night? [img]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif[/img]

you need these 2 bits to connect the reverse light [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190610629808?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp4712.m570.l1313%26_nkw%3D190610629808%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1"]Click Here [/url] and [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-MK1-2-3-98-08-PLUG-WIRES-4-INDICATOR-REVERSE-FOG-LIGHT-BULB-HOLDERS-/170750300447?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item27c182d11f&clk_rvr_id=305181903694&afsrc=1"]Click Here [/url]

ive checked the loom yesterday and it disapears through a grommet in the the inside of the body, so the easiest option is to run a positive feed across the car to the positive on the reverse side, then run a negative around 3-4 inches long and splice it to the negaitive on the fog light.
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dam just received the item from the second link to find its the wrong one :( and the item from the first link i already had lol so far so not good...
Lenny
Guide Updated B)
Preee
Nice work Lenny

Looks sweet , just hope i'm not a on a car park when any of you reverse out at night i will need my sunglasses on lol
Lenny
thats the new plan for the next FOC meet, were going to park in reverse to form a circle then offer free tanning sessions ;)
alkyz89
well done lenny... i like the route of the cable, very smart!! lol
think iv found the part i need at a scrap yard, im trying to get him to cut the cables up in the boot, that way i dont have any connections having to brave the elements!
looks spot on though mate, nice work!!!
Lenny
[quote name='alkyz89' timestamp='1326752203' post='161671']
well done lenny... i like the route of the cable, very smart!! lol
think iv found the part i need at a scrap yard, im trying to get him to cut the cables up in the boot, that way i dont have any connections having to brave the elements!
looks spot on though mate, nice work!!!
[/quote]

Thanks mate,
if the breaker takes the existing reverse from the focus in the scrap yard,
he can easily trace the cable 3-4 feet back from plug to the top of the wheel arch,
which would leave you making your extension in the middle of the boot, well away from any harm,
ajt
MK2 Specific:

Had a go at a second reverse light last weekend. A couple of things I found, specific to my MK2.

It was cheaper to get the LHD Reverse light from Ford dealer (about £35 inc. VAT), than to buy off Ebay (with postage).

No scrappies near me had Focus in, except one estate (which was no use), so ended up buying light socket from main dealer as well (F4053873 @ £8.76 inc. VAT). Had to bodge a plug connection to the socket, from part of an old Rover loom I had.

Used JB Weld to join extra socket to new housing (very strong).

Then when I came to fit the new "frankenstein" enclosure I found I needed to cut some plastic out of the bodywork housing ! Luckily its only plastic, so B&D Wizard made short work of it (be careful not to get caried away, and remove too much).

General:

15 Amp cable is a bit of an overkill, as original bulbs will only be drawing about 1.75 amps, and the 5Watt LEDs will be drawing les than half an amp so I used 3 amp cable (a lot easier to work with).

Conclusion:
Very pleased, thanks to Lenny.
alkyz89
i dont suppose anyone knows were i can get the plug for a mk2.5?... i cant find any on ebay and ive tryed all the local breakers with no luck :( any help would be much appreciated!!
Lenny
[quote name='ajt' timestamp='1327356663' post='162873']
MK2 Specific:

Had a go at a second reverse light last weekend. A couple of things I found, specific to my MK2.

It was cheaper to get the LHD Reverse light from Ford dealer (about £35 inc. VAT), than to buy of Ebay (with postage).

No scrappies near me had Focus in, except one estate (which was no use), so ended up buying light socket from main dealer as well (F4053873 @ £8.76 inc. VAT). Had to bodge a plug connection to the socket, from part of an old Rover loom I had.

Used JB Weld to join extra socket to new housing (very strong).

Then when I came to fit the new "frankenstein" enclosure I found I needed to cut some plastic out of the bodywork housing ! Luckily its only plastic, so B&D Wizard made short work of it (be careful not to get caried away, and remove too much).

General:

15 Amp cable is a bit of an overkill, as original bulbs will only be drawing about 1.75 amps, and the 5Watt LEDs will be drawing les than half an amp so I used 3 amp cable (a lot easier to work with).

Conclusion:
Very pleased, thanks to Lenny.
[/quote]

thanks for the comments mate,
please check my list of guides listed below such as the additional boot light you may be interested in it too.
alkyz89
quick question... the orange cable for the 12v socket you found i dont suppose that would be used to power the electrics for a tow bar or something?? just trying to work out why it is there lol
alkyz89
just a quick one for anyone following this guide, i have just noticed half way through that if you have the cree Q5 reverse light AND the cree Q5 rear fog light they wont fit unless you cut the new bulb holder at a slant as the bulbs clash...
its just a case of trial and error,
[img]http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l544/alkyz89/DSC_0312.jpg[/img]
Lenny
[quote name='alkyz89' timestamp='1327703387' post='163545']
quick question... the orange cable for the 12v socket you found i dont suppose that would be used to power the electrics for a tow bar or something?? just trying to work out why it is there lol
[/quote]
it could be for the tow bar wiring mate, im not sure,

but the plug on the end of it, is an exact fit for the rear of the 12v socket and the RS and ST models of focus dont have spare tyres in the boot instead they carry a 12v compressor so the wiring may be there because the ST and RS models of focus have a 12V socket installed in the boot to power the compressor im not sure, but it works perfectly when engine is on and off.
Lenny
[quote name='alkyz89' timestamp='1327764487' post='163607']
just a quick one for anyone following this guide, i have just noticed half way through that if you have the cree Q5 reverse light AND the cree Q5 rear fog light they wont fit unless you cut the new bulb holder at a slant as the bulbs clash...
its just a case of trial and error,
[img]http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l544/alkyz89/DSC_0312.jpg[/img]
[/quote]
]Nice one mate,
you got a really good bond on that without using too much glue,
hopfully my unit will accept the Cree Q5 fog light bulb the way it is positioned at the momment :unsure:
alkyz89
thanks yea i used this glue
[img]http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l544/alkyz89/DSC_0315.jpg[/img]
worked realy well only problem being is that u can only use it once. i could have done with a little bit on the inside and abit were the bulb holder is right on the edge... ive got afew other pics to put up for people to see how i routed the cable if there is anyone else still looking to do this MOD...
[img]http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l544/alkyz89/DSC_0317.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l544/alkyz89/DSC_0319.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l544/alkyz89/DSC_0320.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l544/alkyz89/DSC_0322.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l544/alkyz89/DSC_0323.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l544/alkyz89/DSC_0324.jpg[/img]
hope these are of help...
And cheers lenny for another great guide!!!!
Lenny
[quote name='alkyz89' timestamp='1327777605' post='163631']

worked realy well only problem being is that u can only use it once. i could have done with a little bit on the inside and abit were the bulb holder is right on the edge... ive got afew other pics to put up for people to see how i routed the cable if there is anyone else still looking to do this MOD...

hope these are of help...
And cheers lenny for another great guide!!!!
[/quote]

Very nice Clean Job their Aaron,
looking foward to seeing a few pictures of the bulbs in action mate, when the glue sets on the light unit.
i have yet to purchase a Cree Q5 Red fog light bulb so id like to see one of it in operation too mate.
alkyz89
i will get some day and night pics tomorrow... im hopping you'll be able to fit the cree fog light along side your reverse light. failing that you can always sell yours on ebay and make another lol
but the fog light is sooo bright and the twin reverse light ... wow... its EPIC lol makes you want to reverse everywhere haha
next on the list... hmmm... iv got some 6x9's iv had for about a year i might put them in the parcell shelf?? will have to start a new topic i think get some other opinions....
Anyways twin reverse lights are ace... pics will follow sometime tomorrow!!


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