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Lenny
[i][b]On the right hand side of the boot compartment on the Mk2.5 Focus and possibly the mk2 also, [/b][/i]
[i][b]their is an orange plug which is a positive feed for a 12v power socket, [/b][/i]

[i][b]the only additional items required to connect is a earth cable and a 12v socket, [/b][/i]

[i][b]attach a female spade connector to the earth feed and push it in to the slot next to the positive feed, [/b][/i]

[i][b]then push the orange connector on to the rear of the 12v power socket, [/b][/i]

[i][b]finally choose a location on the panel you would like to mount the socket and drill the hole. [/b][/i]

[i][b]their is power already being fed to the orange plug so their is no further wiring required. [/b][/i]

[i][b]I Purchased Ford 12v Power supply kit Finis Code: 1021887 this kit has since been discontinued by ford, [/b][/i]
[b][i]but if you wish to purchase the 12v Socket with out the earth cable the Finis code is:1333905 and costs less than £5 [/i][/b]
[b][i]once you have that part you just need to make up an earth feed using a female spade connector and a ring terminal on the oposite end. [/i][/b]

[i][b]it contained the 12v plug and cap[/b][/i]
[i][b]4metres of positive cable which i didnt need to use for fitting, [/b][/i]
[i][b]1 metre earth cable with female blade connector and ring terminal attached, [/b][/i]
[i][b]and 8 cable ties which i didnt need to use. [/b][/i]

[i][b]but this orange plug will work with any 12v socket that has 2 pins on the rear like this one found on ebay [/b][/i]
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12v-Waterproof-Accessory-Cigarette-Power-Socket-Loom-/170633529783?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item27ba8d09b7"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item27ba8d09b7[/url]

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[i][b]I have crimped a ring terminal on to the opposite end of the earth feed cable, [/b][/i]
[i][b]and put it on to the screw that holds the panel in place like a washer then screwed the panel back in to place, [/b][/i]

[i][b]i now need to purchase a holesaw bit to fit the diameter of the 12v socket. [/b][/i]
[i][b][img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/BootLightFitting9.jpg[/img][/b][/i]

[i][b]When finished [/b][/i]
[i][b]and the panels are back in place, [/b][/i]

[i][b]take care to ensure the rubber boot seal over laps the plastic interior around the boot opening, to avoid any leaks. [/b][/i]

[i][b][img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image0988.jpg[/img][/b][/i]
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Preee
Nice find Lenny on the live :)
irl-06lx
brilliant, will be great for charging the VHF
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1326898861' post='161902']
Nice find Lenny on the live :)
[/quote]
[quote name='irl-06lx' timestamp='1326902615' post='161915']
brilliant, will be great for charging the VHF
[/quote]

Thanks for the comments guys,
the positive feed would also be useful for anyone who planned to fit a sub in the boot, this cable would save them over an hour fishing a live feed from the battery all they way through the firewall and interior to the boot.

the focus is full of secrets :D
footwell lights, ST Pod markings under the dash, secret diagnostic menu, and now this additional 12v socket in the boot,
the car just keeps on giving :lol:
Steven33
Hi mate,

been a long time admirer of your guides for the mk2.5 focus but never posted anything because up until last week I only ever had the mk1.5. But finally got my mk2.5 zetec last friday. Only thing I have done so far is order mud flaps :rolleyes: but I am keen to put an additional power socket in the boot to power a cool box rather than messily have it connected to the power socket in the arm rest. Do you mind if I ask though how much you paid for the power socket kit from ford? I tried looking up the finis code you mentioned and the only site I could find where it gave me prices stated £73! Thought this was a tad steep but thought I'd check before I embarrass myself at the parts desk! Thanks, Steve
Lenny
[quote name='Steven33' timestamp='1334758708' post='178336']
Hi mate,

been a long time admirer of your guides for the mk2.5 focus but never posted anything because up until last week I only ever had the mk1.5. But finally got my mk2.5 zetec last friday. Only thing I have done so far is order mud flaps :rolleyes: but I am keen to put an additional power socket in the boot to power a cool box rather than messily have it connected to the power socket in the arm rest. Do you mind if I ask though how much you paid for the power socket kit from ford? I tried looking up the finis code you mentioned and the only site I could find where it gave me prices stated £73! Thought this was a tad steep but thought I'd check before I embarrass myself at the parts desk! Thanks, Steve
[/quote]

Hi Steve,
first of all id like to say thank you for your kind comments and im very happy that you have found my guides usefull, if you require any further information on any of them you can contact me anytime, through the forum or via the email address that is printed on the PDF versions of the guides.

the 12v socket kit from ford is no longer sold mate,
ford have stopped selling this kit and i purchased mine for £20 via an ebay auction,
but dont worry as this modification is still very much possible,

Dave at autostar is selling an excellent kit that is better than the ford one and alot cheaper,
my guide above will cover the fitting of the auto star kit too mate,

here is a link to the kit on autostar and if you want to you can tell dave i recommended you to his listings.
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FUSED-12v-Accessory-Cigarette-Lighter-Power-Socket-Kit-/180502761187?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2a06cd8ee3"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2a06cd8ee3[/url]

scroll down the listing for further images of the kit,
and you wont need to use the positive feed that comes supplied with the kit because you already have a fused positive feed in the boot, so you just need to use the negative feed from the kit and the 12volt socket,

will take you 45 minutes at the most to fit this kit mate.

Hope this helps,

Kind Regards,
Leonard Woods
Stoney871
I bought one of these as it saves cutting holes in the trim, i'll just need to screw the socket under the trim beside the courtesy lamp and maybe a small hole with a grommet for the cables. :)
Will be happy when it arrives though, been 2 weeks as they reckon the stock hasn't arrived yet - really they shouldn't sell them if they don't have the stock ready. :angry:

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300682609859?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300682609859?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649[/url]
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1334763920' post='178357']
I bought one of these as it saves cutting holes in the trim, i'll just need to screw the socket under the trim beside the courtesy lamp and maybe a small hole with a grommet for the cables. :)
Will be happy when it arrives though, been 2 weeks as they reckon the stock hasn't arrived yet - really they shouldn't sell them if they don't have the stock ready. :angry:
[/quote]

If that seller is slow to supply the goods mate,
id request a full refund and purchase from autostar,

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12v-Waterproof-Accessory-Cigarette-Power-Socket-L-MOUNT-/180515759402?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2a0793e52a"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12v-Waterproof-Accessory-Cigarette-Power-Socket-L-MOUNT-/180515759402?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2a0793e52a[/url]

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12v-Waterproof-Accessory-Cigarette-Power-Socket-15AMP-D-/180614570421?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_BoatEquipment_Accessories_SM&hash=item2a0d77a1b5"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12v-Waterproof-Accessory-Cigarette-Power-Socket-15AMP-D-/180614570421?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_BoatEquipment_Accessories_SM&hash=item2a0d77a1b5[/url]
swinman
Hi Steven33, I can also recommend the kit from autostar that lenny has shown you the link for. I don't live far away from autostar, so a quick phone call to check on stock went over & picked the kit up, Dave was very helpful & I mentioned Lenny's name & the forum & got a few pence knocked off the price as well LOL. Cheers Swinman.
Steven33
Hi Lenny,

Not a problem, your guides really are inspirational! :D Thanks for your kind offer, I will be sure to email or post if I have any questions, your help will be much appreciated!

As soon as I take delivery of the mud flaps and get them fitted I will go ahead and order a socket from Dave at autostar. Thanks for the link, that looks like a useful ebay shop and I'll be sure to have a browse through to see what other bits and pieces there are.

One quick question just now, the power supply already in the rear is definitely fused? Hope you don't mind me asking, just don't want to melt my new car! :wacko: What fuse in the fuse box is it? Sorry if these are really obvious questions, I haven't even took the boot trim off yet to have a look or updated from my old focus haynes manual to a new one yet.

Thanks again for your help and I look forward to letting you know how I get on with the mod (after I take my brave pills!)

Cheers,
Steve
rokos
The right finis code is 1333905 and the price is about 6 pounds, friendly..
rokos
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1326889909' post='161875']
[i][b]On the right hand side of the boot compartment on the Mk2.5 Focus and possibly the mk2 also, [/b][/i]
[i][b]their is an orange plug which is a positive feed for a 12v power socket, [/b][/i]

[i][b]the only additional items required to connect is a earth cable and a 12v socket, [/b][/i]

[i][b]attach a female spade connector to the earth feed and push it in to the slot next to the positive feed, [/b][/i]

[i][b]then push the orange connector on to the rear of the 12v power socket, [/b][/i]

[i][b]finally choose a location on the panel you would like to mount the socket and drill the hole. [/b][/i]

[i][b]their is power already being fed to the orange plug so their is no further wiring required. [/b][/i]

[i][b]I Purchased Ford 12v Power supply kit Finis Code: 1021887 [/b][/i]
[i][b]it contained the 12v plug and cap[/b][/i]
[i][b]4metres of positive cable which i didnt need to use for fitting, [/b][/i]
[i][b]1 metre earth cable with female blade connector and ring terminal attached, [/b][/i]
[i][b]and 8 cable ties which i didnt need to use. [/b][/i]

[i][b]but this orange plug will work with any 12v socket that has 2 pins on the rear like this one found on ebay [/b][/i]
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12v-Waterproof-Accessory-Cigarette-Power-Socket-Loom-/170633529783?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item27ba8d09b7"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item27ba8d09b7[/url]

[i][b][img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image0997.jpg[/img][/b][/i]

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[i][b][img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image1471.jpg[/img][/b][/i]
[i][b]I have crimped a ring terminal on to the opposite end of the earth feed cable, [/b][/i]
[i][b]and put it on to the screw that holds the panel in place like a washer then screwed the panel back in to place, [/b][/i]

[i][b]i now need to purchase a holesaw bit to fit the diameter of the 12v socket. [/b][/i]
[i][b][img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/BootLightFitting9.jpg[/img][/b][/i]

[i][b]When finished [/b][/i]
[i][b]and the panels are back in place, [/b][/i]

[i][b]take care to ensure the rubber boot seal over laps the plastic interior around the boot opening, to avoid any leaks. [/b][/i]

[i][b][img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image0988.jpg[/img][/b][/i]
[i][b][img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image0989.jpg[/img][/b][/i]


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[/quote]finis code is 1333905
Lenny
[quote name='rokos' timestamp='1334847455' post='178557']
finis code is 1333905
[/quote]

Thanks mate,
i have added this Finis code to the guide.

is this finis for the 12v socet only or the socket with fitting kit?

also if this is for the socket only, is it the socket with or without the attached rubber cap on it?

thanks for your help.
rokos
its complete socket



http://ffclub.ru/topic/28437/
Lenny
[quote name='rokos' timestamp='1334867895' post='178642']
its complete socket



[url="http://ffclub.ru/topic/28437/"]http://ffclub.ru/topic/28437/[/url]
[/quote]

good find mate,
thanks very much B)
rokos
nothing.
I have Ford Microcat 9/11(prices in EURO). Very usefull software for Ford owners.
rokos
When i opened mine had 3 extra sockets near the 12V socket. I Think is for CD Changer or GPS...
Any idea what are they?
Lenny
[quote name='rokos' timestamp='1334933780' post='178730']
nothing.
I have Ford Microcat 9/11(prices in EURO). Very usefull software for Ford owners.
[/quote]
very usefull i have it too but im not that advanced on using it yet mate :lol:

[quote name='rokos' timestamp='1334934052' post='178733']
When i opened mine had 3 extra sockets near the 12V socket. I Think is for CD Changer or GPS...
Any idea what are they?
[/quote]

:o
any pictures mate?
i cant think of anything that these could be for,
Stoney871
Recieved my socket-

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/24042012369.jpg[/img]

I assume i'll have to chop the connector off the red cable to change it to a male connector?
Also where is the best place to run the earth connection to?
The socket is rated to 15A so am i right that i'll need a lengh of 15A cable to run the earth?
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1335281334' post='179354']
Recieved my socket-

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/24042012369.jpg[/img]

I assume i'll have to chop the connector off the red cable to change it to a male connector?
Also where is the best place to run the earth connection to?
The socket is rated to 15A so am i right that i'll need a lengh of 15A cable to run the earth?
[/quote]

Nice one mate,
it finally arrived,
you would need to change the positive to a male spade connector and extend the earth feed with 15amp cable around 12 inches of cable, then crimp a ring connector to the end and fit it to the inside of the panel screw like a washer and when yo screw the boot panel back in to place,
the earth cable will be earhted with the screw due to the ring terminal bridging the contact,

thats the way i fitted mine to the earth.
Stoney871
You are a true star. ;)
Cheers buddy.
Will have to wait until later this week to do the job though as i'm out on the sauce tonight for my B-day.
I'll tip a couple for you. :)
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1335282556' post='179360']
You are a true star. ;)
Cheers buddy.
Will have to wait until later this week to do the job though as i'm out on the sauce tonight for my B-day.
I'll tip a couple for you. :)
[/quote]

Happy Birthday mate,
i havent had a drink since december :rolleyes: hav a good one.
Stoney871
Cheers mate.
Stoney871
Finally fitted the socket.
Easy job, hardest part was working out where to put it.
Being belt and braces i've added a 15A inline blade fuse to the live cable just in case of surges.

[IMG]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/DSC_0033.jpg[/IMG]

I have the habit of blowing fuses when fiddling with the car so thought it prudent to fit an extra one.
Surprisingly i found something useful at Halfords - LED fuses, if they blow a small LED lights up on them as a visual indicator.
Anyone else seen/used them before?
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1336859026' post='182291']
Finally fitted the socket.
Easy job, hardest part was working out where to put it.
Being belt and braces i've added a 15A inline blade fuse to the live cable just in case of surges.

I have the habit of blowing fuses when fiddling with the car so thought it prudent to fit an extra one.
Surprisingly i found something useful at Halfords - LED fuses, if they blow a small LED lights up on them as a visual indicator.
Anyone else seen/used them before?
[/quote]

Nice job mate,
never saw the led fuse holders before mate sounds good.
Stoney871
It's one like this but clear so I can see the indicator LED if the fuse goes.
In Line standard waterproof Blade Fuse Holder fuses 30a 30amp kit car boat bike

http://bit.ly/zsxTRl

Fuse is like this one.
Tempted to replace all the ones in the footwell panel as far easier than pulling random fuses to find a blown one.

GLOWS WHEN IT BLOWS. 4X 15AMP STD BLADE FUSES WITH LED

http://bit.ly/K7LXNf
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1336924444' post='182390']
It's one like this but clear so I can see the indicator LED if the fuse goes.
In Line standard waterproof Blade Fuse Holder fuses 30a 30amp kit car boat bike

[url="http://bit.ly/zsxTRl"]http://bit.ly/zsxTRl[/url]

Fuse is like this one.
Tempted to replace all the ones in the footwell panel as far easier than pulling random fuses to find a blown one.

GLOWS WHEN IT BLOWS. 4X 15AMP STD BLADE FUSES WITH LED

[url="http://bit.ly/K7LXNf"]http://bit.ly/K7LXNf[/url]
[/quote]

good idea mate,
and not a bad price for four of them,
you would probably do the whole fuse board for less than £25 and still have loads of spare fuses,
just dont forget to write doen your stereo code before you start, and ensure they are the mini type fuses to fit the fuse board mate.
Stoney871
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1336938776' post='182430']


good idea mate,
and not a bad price for four of them,
you would probably do the whole fuse board for less than 25 and still have loads of spare fuses,
just dont forget to write doen your stereo code before you start, and ensure they are the mini type fuses to fit the fuse board mate.
[/quote]

Don't worry, I have my code safely stored.
These fuses would certainly make finding a blown one less of a lucky dip.
Makes you wonder why car manufacturers don't do this as standard.
Just realised how stupid that last statement is!
Ford would never do something so sensible.
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1336939526' post='182437']
Don't worry, I have my code safely stored.
These fuses would certainly make finding a blown one less of a lucky dip.
Makes you wonder why car manufacturers don't do this as standard.
Just realised how stupid that last statement is!
Ford would never do something so sensible.
[/quote]

lol very true mate, all of that is very true but they dont even suppy mud flaps on their cars as standard so they dont care about the maintanance of the thing they just want the inital £20,000 for the car after that its your baby. but i 100% agree with you mate they would be great and somthing i will add to my to do list.
Stoney871
You'll probably end up blowing all the fuses on purpose just so you can have a lighty up panel - knowing your penchant for lights. :P
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1337166241' post='182822']
You'll probably end up blowing all the fuses on purpose just so you can have a lighty up panel - knowing your penchant for lights. :P
[/quote]

not a bad idea lmao
what would be the easiest way to do it, without putting my hands on the battery :lol:
Stoney871
Shorting off the fuel pump live feed usually does a fair amount of damage. Not recommended or endorsed.
Could just throw a bucket of water over the fuse board;)
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1337181968' post='182865']
Shorting off the fuel pump live feed usually does a fair amount of damage. Not recommended or endorsed.
Could just throw a bucket of water over the fuse board;)
[/quote]

or instead of using a bucket, i could change the pollen filter myself
this would allow water on to the fuse board naturally. :lol:
and wouldnt effect the water shortage or get me in trouble for miss use
Stoney871
:P
johnH
i managed to pop a few fuses by turning my multimeter to read amps and sticking them on light circuits :lol:

now i have hundreds of damned fuses!!! cant buy them seperate!!
Lenny
Ford 12v Socket type with spring flap cover on top Finis:1712882
cost less than £5
Fastfordman
I am not sure if this has been mentioned by others previously but on my estate focus there is a ford socket fitted on the right hand side of the boot area already. Exactly where the wire is you've connected your socket to so I wonder if the wiring is carried over from the estate to the hatch but not connected up?
Stoney871
[quote name='Fastfordman' timestamp='1340820885' post='189468']
I am not sure if this has been mentioned by others previously but on my estate focus there is a ford socket fitted on the right hand side of the boot area already. Exactly where the wire is you've connected your socket to so I wonder if the wiring is carried over from the estate to the hatch but not connected up?
[/quote]

Sounds logical, probably exactly the same loom for all cars of that range.
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1340821183' post='189470']
Sounds logical, probably exactly the same loom for all cars of that range.
[/quote]

yes ford are known for the ''one size fits all'' motto
thats why most models can activate cruise control and footwell lighting etc.
ford have one loom for the interior of the car and then a seperate one for the engine bay that they pop in to place depending on the engine but the interior loom is the same for the model regardless of spec all connections will be in place.
Stoney871
Apart from bloody footwell lights. :(
gc88
Lenny, do you remember the diameter of the hole bit you needed?

:)
Lenny
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1340906592' post='189685']
Lenny, do you remember the diameter of the hole bit you needed?

:)
[/quote]

pretty sure it was 30mm mate but i drew around the 12v socket cap with a pen, then bored out the hole with a dremil and a cutting bit because i didnt have the required hole saw to drill it, but the results were the same so this may be an alternative for you too if you dont have the hole saw required.

here are links to a 30mm hole saw and arbor if required, but personally if you have a dremil id use it mate, not worth spending money on a hole saw that you will only use once.

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30MM-HSS-BI-METAL-HOLESAW-/150833544480?pt=UK_Home_Garden_PowerTools_SM&hash=item231e613d20"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30MM-HSS-BI-METAL-HOLESAW-/150833544480?pt=UK_Home_Garden_PowerTools_SM&hash=item231e613d20[/url]

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Holesaw-Hex-Arbor-Fits-14mm-30mm-Hole-Saw-Arbor-/230509591384?pt=UK_Home_Garden_PowerTools_SM&hash=item35ab713b58"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Holesaw-Hex-Arbor-Fits-14mm-30mm-Hole-Saw-Arbor-/230509591384?pt=UK_Home_Garden_PowerTools_SM&hash=item35ab713b58[/url]

i bought a 52mm hole saw and arbor for the fitting of the gauges in the st pod and it was a big waste of money because i will never use it again lol but if you have a friend that could loan you a 30mm hole saw then you are on the pigs back [url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/pig.gif[/img][/url]
Fastfordman
Picture of the socket that came fitted to my Mk2.5 estate.

[img]http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w397/fastfordman/Z5.jpg[/img]
gc88
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1340908539' post='189697']
pretty sure it was 30mm mate but i drew around the 12v socket cap with a pen, then bored out the hole with a dremil and a cutting bit because i didnt have the required hole saw to drill it, but the results were the same so this may be an alternative for you too if you dont have the hole saw required.

here are links to a 30mm hole saw and arbor if required, but personally if you have a dremil id use it mate, not worth spending money on a hole saw that you will only use once.

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30MM-HSS-BI-METAL-HOLESAW-/150833544480?pt=UK_Home_Garden_PowerTools_SM&hash=item231e613d20"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item231e613d20[/url]

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Holesaw-Hex-Arbor-Fits-14mm-30mm-Hole-Saw-Arbor-/230509591384?pt=UK_Home_Garden_PowerTools_SM&hash=item35ab713b58"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item35ab713b58[/url]

i bought a 52mm hole saw and arbor for the fitting of the gauges in the st pod and it was a big waste of money because i will never use it again lol but if you have a friend that could loan you a 30mm hole saw then you are on the pigs back [url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/pig.gif[/img][/url]
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Awesome, thanks.

I've found one (from dad's endless tool supply) and i've found the 28mm and 30mm ones both fit the lighter in, keeping it secure!

Now all i need is a connector for the earth - its in the post!!

I've been looking around for earth points, but can't see any screws in there? There's plenty of round holes and stuff. I'm thinking of just doing a nut and bolt through one of the holes and connecting it there?

I'M EXCITED!

I'll also try and do the wiring for the additional light, following your route, not Preee's at the same time. I'll tape the ends up until i find a bulb housing stuff. That won't cause a problem will it? As long as the + and - ends are both properly wrapped so don't conduct?

Cheers mate!
Stoney871
Run the earth to one of the screws you remove to release the boot trim.
Use a ring crimp connector on the screw between the trim and the car body.
gc88
I was thinking of doing that, but wasn't sure as surely itll fall if I ever need to remove the trim? And if I've sold the car or forgotten, it might not be put back!
Stoney871
After fitting the socket would there really be any reason to pull that trim again?
gc88
Fit the additioanl light the other side ;)

I dunno really, I take it not? i haven't yet had to change a bulb in the back lights so don't know how where etc :)
Stoney871
Well if you run the wiring for the extra boot light at the same time and pre-position it behind the left hand trim in preparation you'll be sorted.
Lenny
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Run the earth to one of the screws you remove to release the boot trim.
Use a ring crimp connector on the screw between the trim and the car body.
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+1 on that Stoney,
and Gavin the cable will be fine tapped up until you can find a boot light housing,
id say try the 28mm then bore it out to 30 if you need to.


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