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gc88
Hey guys gals,

Had my focus since new, bought it in winter a while ago, first drive was home from the dealers, skidding on ice and snow the whole 10 miles!

Love it, but haven't really done much too it.

It's a panther black Zetec S 2009ish. (18inch wheels, privacy glass)

I'll upload photo's as and when i can.

So far, i have (thanks to this website):
1) Installed footwell lights (bulb sockets already present and wired so it was a really hard task)
2) Changed courtesy lights to LED's (dome front and rear, and maps at the front - they go off when they should too.)

To do:
1) Install cigarette lighter in the boot (wiring all present, part ordered, just need time and balls)
2) Try to (re-re-)wrap the stereo surround in carbon wrap (first 2 attempts failed and not much patience!
3) Install extra light in the boot (problem is: do i install a standard ford one, or i have 2 x 48 LED Red strips that i could install?? Thoughts please)
4) 'Custom' climate control knobs on order from ebay
5) Sort out some LED sidelights
6) LED numberplate lights (although i've tried and tried to remove the light lens' and failed miserably.
7) Debating whether to get mk4 mist wshers - i have heated currently, but dunno if it's worth it?
8) Fit coloured (red or blue?) LED's to the footwells at the front. (currently a plain 501 bulb)

Lots to do, little time.

If anyone wants me to take photos of things when i *try* them let me know, if i can help i can.

Thanks guys / gals

gc88

B)

** UPDATE ** Photos 02/07/12

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/focus1.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/focus2.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/focus3.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/focus4.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/focus5.jpg[/IMG]
Stoney871
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1340816589' post='189439']
1) Installed footwell lights (bulb sockets already present and wired so it was a really hard task)
[/quote]

Lucky Beggar, i have to wire mine in still.

[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1340816589' post='189439']
2) Changed courtesy lights to LED's (dome front and rear, and maps at the front - they go off when they should too.)
[/quote]

I think that adds some class to the interior, much better than the standard yellowy ones.

[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1340816589' post='189439']
To do:
1) Install cigarette lighter in the boot (wiring all present, part ordered, just need time and balls)
[/quote]

Easy peasy, hardest part is drilling the hole, i didn't, just used a screw on one for ease.

[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1340816589' post='189439']
2) Try to (re-re-)wrap the stereo surround in carbon wrap (first 2 attempts failed and not much patience!
[/quote]

Try laying the vinyl flat on a sheet of plywood with the sticky side up and held tight with drawing pins.

[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1340816589' post='189439']
3) Install extra light in the boot (problem is: do i install a standard ford one, or i have 2 x 48 LED Red strips that i could install?? Thoughts please)
[/quote]

Stick with standard fittings and use good LED bulbs -

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/focus-RS-mk2-fiesta-mk7-2008-to-2012-white-interior-boot-LED-bulb-/180897050476?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2a1e4def6c"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2a1e4def6c[/url]

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-fiesta-escort-focus-ka-boot-footwell-light-/120938551616?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item1c287fd940"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item1c287fd940[/url]

You can't see the bulb in the picture but they're like this and very good.

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/Phone%20Uploads/DSC_0322.jpg[/img]

[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1340816589' post='189439']
4) 'Custom' climate control knobs on order from ebay
[/quote]

Definitely, i love mine.

[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1340816589' post='189439']
5) Sort out some LED sidelights
6) LED numberplate lights (although i've tried and tried to remove the light lens' and failed miserably.
[/quote]

With the numberplate lights i believe it's recommended to use an allen key to push the clip.

[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1340816589' post='189439']
7) Debating whether to get mk4 mist wshers - i have heated currently, but dunno if it's worth it?
[/quote]

Definitely, far better spread of water on the windscreen and the water doesn't blow over the roof on motorways.

[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1340816589' post='189439']
8) Fit coloured (red or blue?) LED's to the footwells at the front. (currently a plain 501 bulb)
[/quote]

Blue in my opinion.

[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1340816589' post='189439']
If anyone wants me to take photos of things when i *try* them let me know, if i can help i can.
[/quote]

Photos and progress reports are always eagerly awaited, you may come up with good ideas or short cuts that others have missed, i'm learning all the time.
gc88
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1340819924' post='189458']
Stick with standard fittings and use good LED bulbs -

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/focus-RS-mk2-fiesta-mk7-2008-to-2012-white-interior-boot-LED-bulb-/180897050476?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2a1e4def6c"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2a1e4def6c[/url]

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-fiesta-escort-focus-ka-boot-footwell-light-/120938551616?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item1c287fd940"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item1c287fd940[/url]

You can't see the bulb in the picture but they're like this and very good.

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/Phone%20Uploads/DSC_0322.jpg[/img]



[/quote]

Awesome, thanks for the comments.

Am i right in seeing that the bulb pictured had 25 LEDS? 24 round the edges and 1 at the end?

I'll just have to order blue [i]and[/i] red i guess then for the footwells!
Stoney871
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1340827077' post='189499']


Awesome, thanks for the comments.

Am i right in seeing that the bulb pictured had 25 LEDS? 24 round the edges and 1 at the end?
[/quote]
Welcome and yes 25 LED.
gc88
Well, Here are the first of the photos.

Inside for now, due to how clean the outside isn't.

Standard 501 bulbs in footwells:
[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0426.jpg[/IMG]

LED map and courtesy light:
[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0427.jpg[/IMG]

LED rear courtesy light:
[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0431.jpg[/IMG]

The photos dont really do the LEDs justice!

Also changed the number plate lights to LED. had a bit of an issue getting them out, so thought I'd take photos cause I can't be alone..?

This is what the clip looks like (on the offside of each light)
[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0419.jpg[/IMG]

I did it (easily) in the end by putting a screw driver in as pictures, then keeping the screw driver head in there, rotate the handle counter clockwise until vertical, then the light gently prised out!

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0428.jpg[/IMG]

Well, I hope that this has worked, all from my phone! just need some proper dark to get photos of the led plate lights, and to check they light the plate up enough!
Stoney871
It does look more stylish with LED's
gc88
UPDATE:

only one led on each number plate light works now.. they lasted all of 24 hours..

Not impressed!
gc88
Girls / Guys,

An update, if anyone cares :)

Changed the number plate LED's to these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220986447355?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

so far, so good and gives plenty of light!

Also been spending HOURS on here, reading every thread for months!

So, my lists are:

Done:
1) Installed footwell lights
2) Changed courtesy lights to LED's
3) Number plate light LEDS

To do:
1) Install cigarette lighter in the boot
2) Install extra light in the boot
3) 'Custom' climate control knobs
4) Sort out some LED sidelights
5) Mist Washer Jets
6) Buzzer only parking sensors

I'll try and get photos as i go, but i get carried away / worked up easily so will probably forget!!

PLan this week:
Hopefully Lighter and climate control knobs should all arrive, so to do that and install the additional boot light wiring at the same time.

I just hope i don't break [i]too[/i] much!
Stoney871
You'll do just fine.
If I can do it without making a stew sandwich of it then anyone can. :P
Preee
Gc88 , very good so far , keep up the good work , and when it's done there's nothing more refreshing than sitting in the rear of the car on the Drive admiring your work.
gc88
All i need is to find a light to install in the boot! Ebay doesnt have any!
Lenny
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1341171926' post='190265']
All i need is to find a light to install in the boot! Ebay doesnt have any!
[/quote]
Here you are mate,
also see my guide for an additional boot light i used these bulbs
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-T10-Car-High-Power-168-194-W5W-White-42-SMD-LED-Wedge-Light-Bulb-Lamp-12V-/170814467378?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item27c555ed32"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-T10-Car-High-Power-168-194-W5W-White-42-SMD-LED-Wedge-Light-Bulb-Lamp-12V-/170814467378?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item27c555ed32[/url]
gc88
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1341179194' post='190303']
Here you are mate,
also see my guide for an additional boot light i used these bulbs
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-T10-Car-High-Power-168-194-W5W-White-42-SMD-LED-Wedge-Light-Bulb-Lamp-12V-/170814467378?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item27c555ed32"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item27c555ed32[/url]
[/quote]
Already got them on order!

It's the bulb holder and lens im looking for!

I've emailed some dealers asking for a price, but they are all being crap!
Stoney871
I have one £5 plus postage, so say £7 if you're interested?
Was going to fit it myself but they do come up reasonably regularly on eBay so i can wait if your need is greater. :D

[IMG]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/KGrHqFhME457S7JE1BOSsqUN4K60_12.jpg[/IMG]
Rh1no
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1340919590' post='189750']
Also changed the number plate lights to LED. had a bit of an issue getting them out, so thought I'd take photos cause I can't be alone..?

This is what the clip looks like (on the offside of each light)
[img]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0419.jpg[/img]

I did it (easily) in the end by putting a screw driver in as pictures, then keeping the screw driver head in there, rotate the handle counter clockwise until vertical, then the light gently prised out!

[img]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0428.jpg[/img]

Well, I hope that this has worked, all from my phone! just need some proper dark to get photos of the led plate lights, and to check they light the plate up enough!
[/quote]

When I did mine I broke the clips and now they rattle around, could do with ordering some more from Ford, just need to find the part number.
gc88
Edited : Photo's added to original post.

Stoney - thanks for the offer mate, but i'm ok hanging round! Still waiting for the last parts to turn up and then i'll just wrap the wires in tape til i get a light - really no rush!

Thanks anyway!! :D
Stoney871
No worries mate, available if you change your mind. ;)
gc88
With thanks to this video -

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvHgqjIzSAs[/media]

I've changed my sidelights to LED's.
The 'lolly' pop sticks which i was warned off were very easy - i didn't have to twist 180degrees, i had to twist about 15 degress, until the catch lined up, then it came out. Lining it back up to get it back in was the hardest! (Long nose pliers were used so could have helped i guess!)

Well, one more down, more to do!

Done:
1) Installed footwell lights (currently RED awaiting BLUE)
2) Changed courtesy lights to LED's
3) Number plate light LEDS
4) LED Sidelights

To do:
1) Install cigarette lighter in the boot
2) Install extra light in the boot
3) 'Custom' climate control knobs
4) Mist Washer Jets
5) Buzzer only parking sensors
6) Glove box LED
Rh1no
Looking good pal :)
Lenny
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1341237835' post='190422']
With thanks to this video -

To do:
1) Install cigarette lighter in the boot
2) Install extra light in the boot
3) 'Custom' climate control knobs
4) Mist Washer Jets
5) Buzzer only parking sensors
6) Glove box LED
[/quote]

Nice list their mate,
a blue ignition ring would go nicely with the footwell lighting, and the parking bulbs look way better when upgraded to led, looking foward to your progress and pictures.
gc88
I could do Lenny, but its blanked out as its a power start button!

I like it being all blanked and black!
Lenny
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1341296841' post='190612']
I could do Lenny, but its blanked out as its a power start button!

I like it being all blanked and black!
[/quote]

id prefer keyless entry with power start aswell if i had the option mate.
Paddy H
Car looks really nice. I really need get a grip with mine.

I changed my main beam using that tutorial form youtube. Il admit i had a 5 minute struggle until i realised the technique.

Car looks great, nice work.
gc88
[quote name='Paddy H' timestamp='1341299917' post='190619']
Car looks really nice. I really need get a grip with mine.

I changed my main beam using that tutorial form youtube. Il admit i had a 5 minute struggle until i realised the technique.

Car looks great, nice work.
[/quote]

Thanks! Still fairly basic though..

Well, today i gained power to my boot :D Thanks to Lenny my main man!

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0451.jpg[/IMG]

Also sliced the wiring so just awaiting a dealer to get back to me for the extra boot light.. should be today or tomorrow. All wired run via Lenny's route as all that was off anyway.

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0450.jpg[/IMG]

And lastly, does anyone know what this is for? On the metalwork floor of the boot?

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0453.jpg[/IMG]

Im a happy chump. The lighter socket even works!! :rolleyes:
Lenny
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1341413103' post='190987']
Thanks! Still fairly basic though..
Well, today i gained power to my boot :D Thanks to Lenny my main man!
Also spliced the wiring so just awaiting a dealer to get back to me for the extra boot light.. should be today or tomorrow. All wired run via Lenny's route as all that was off anyway.

And lastly, does anyone know what this is for? On the metalwork floor of the boot?

[img]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0453.jpg[/img]

Im a happy chump. The lighter socket even works!! :rolleyes:
[/quote]

I have trained you well my son[url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/bowdown.gif[/img][/url]
you have had a busy day performing these modifications[url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/phew.gif[/img][/url] and hopfully the weather stayed dry for you, [url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/rain2.gif[/img][/url]
the breakers is a good place to pick up the additional boot light casing because the one ive fitted is from a 1995 fiesta, the design of the boot light hasent changed through the years. im hoping to get vintage insurance as result lol

and regarding the electronic device in the boot mate, im stumped it could be an auto leveler for the xenon headlights, a pulse generator to prevent the car rusting on exposed areas or even a GPS tracker lol i dont have one in mine and it looks good so im a bit Jel to be honest but anyways but ill have a look in the haynes manual in the wiring loom section and see if i can find out what it is by searching for the loom configuration to match the cable colours in the image above.

nice work done mate, top class [url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/cheers.gif[/img][/url]
gc88
Next dilemma...

I'm colour coding my fog lights, but do I leave the bezzel chrome, or do that black too?

And do I do the bonnet strip too... Hmmmm
Discuss!

Anyone able to help with Photoshop?
Paddy H
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1341469681' post='191205']
Next dilemma...

I'm colour coding my fog lights, but do I leave the bezzel chrome, or do that black too?

And do I do the bonnet strip too... Hmmmm
Discuss!

Anyone able to help with Photoshop?
[/quote]

I had same dilemma, i think leave the chrome surround chrome and colour code your bonnet moulding lip definitely. You could wrap it in carbon 3M wrap too.
Lenny
[quote name='Paddy H' timestamp='1341476259' post='191217']
I had same dilemma, i think leave the chrome surround chrome and colour code your bonnet moulding lip definitely. You could wrap it in carbon 3M wrap too.
[/quote]

+1 id do the same as above,
leave the chrome rings on the fogs as they are,
they clip out of the surround so you wont need to mask them up or anthing just remove them before painting, and by colour coding the chrome bonnet lip and perhaps fitting some light brows it will give the apperance of a lower bonnet and the headlights an evil apperance too
gc88
Climate Control Knobs arrived from ebay today:

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0460.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0457.jpg[/IMG]

Only took 16 days from Ebay!

Also the washer jets just arrived.. I'll be back soon!
Stoney871
Did you get the knobs from Jooseloosener?
He's always a good lad.
Paddy H
Am i missing something here what is the difference with the climate control knobs? I obviously don't take much care in this area.

As for washer jets are you installing MK3 jets?
Paddy H
Am i missing something here what is the difference with the climate control knobs? I obviously don't take much care in this area.

As for washer jets are you installing MK3 jets?
Stoney871
Knobs for comparison.--

[IMG]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/Phone%20Uploads/Knobs.jpg[/IMG]
gc88
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1341586422' post='191593']
Knobs for comparison.--

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/Phone%20Uploads/Knobs.jpg[/img]
[/quote]

My two photo's werent a before and after! They were a day light and night time :)

My originals are like the one's in stoney's top photo, but black plastic not silver :)

And yeah - just done my mk3 washer jets! 10 minutes top!
Paddy H
Oh i like them. i always thought mine were like that ha, Are they easy enough to change? Whats so good about the MK3 jets compared to Mk2/MK2.5 may i ask?
Stoney871
They're mist rather than jet sprays.
They cover the screen better, wipe faster and don't obscure the screen when washing at night.
gc88
And Paddy, the hardest thing about changing the knobs was waiting for them to be delivered.

Pull the old ones off using a cloth and pliers, push New ones on! Done!
Paddy H
Thanks Stoney, can you link me to these GC88 either here or in PM? I reckon if i order them now il get them by end of the month it seems ^_^
Rh1no
The Mk3 washer jet upgrade is an awesome little mod at £6! Quite interested in the climate control knobs...

gc88...nice sig pal ;)
Stoney871
Link to blue ones-

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-FOCUS-Air-Con-A-C-BLUE-and-Silver-Knobs-Heater-Dials-3-NEW-Custom-Mod-/320933271996?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4ab91d19bc"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-FOCUS-Air-Con-A-C-BLUE-and-Silver-Knobs-Heater-Dials-3-NEW-Custom-Mod-/320933271996?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4ab91d19bc[/url]

This seller also has silver and gunmetal grey available.
He's a very good trader and very fast for delivery too.
Paddy H
Il buy now, thanks Stoney. will mention you sent me.
gc88
Thanks Rh1no. Designed it myself, completely off my own back, haven't seen any similar anywhere... I'll change it if you want!

And Paddy they are the same seller I boight from. Took about 2 weeks. I got the black grips one, fit perfectly!

Im not so sure on the mist spray but will give them a chance!
Rh1no
Loving the Zetec S' on here at the mo, yours, Paddy's.....all looking sweet!
gc88
[quote name='Rh1no' timestamp='1341609804' post='191719']
Loving the Zetec S' on here at the mo, yours, Paddy's.....all looking sweet!
[/quote]

Aren't they just!

Today, i fitted a new glovebox light ( http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110876656287?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 ) - it gives out plenty of light ! I just hope it lasts as it was a PITA to fit!

And also, blue footwell lights, instead of the red ones i had in there! Waiting for it to get dark to try them out!

3 New photos too...

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/focus8.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/focus7.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/focus6.jpg[/IMG]

and the sig ;)

Loving your work on here guys + gals!
Lenny
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1341775520' post='192112']
Aren't they just!

Today, i fitted a new glovebox light ( [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110876656287?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649"]http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1439.l2649[/url] ) - it gives out plenty of light ! I just hope it lasts as it was a PITA to fit!

And also, blue footwell lights, instead of the red ones i had in there! Waiting for it to get dark to try them out!

3 New photos too...

[img]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/focus8.jpg[/img]
and the sig ;)

Loving your work on here guys + gals!
[/quote]

Your car looks excellent mate, pictures look good with the red contrast of the poppys and the bright green in the background. i love the grills and the alloys, next time your taking a picture from that angle mate turn the steering wheel the other direction so we can see more of those alloys :wub:
Rh1no
Looks awesome mate, make sure you get the interior night pics up, looking at putting blue footwells in mine ;)
gc88
Ok rh1no mate. 0100 hrs Tuesday morning, I will upload some pics.

That's if my car doesn't combust by then. I have no faith in my skills.
Lenny
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1341779168' post='192147']
Ok rh1no mate. 0100 hrs Tuesday morning, I will upload some pics.
That's if my car doesn't combust by then. I have no faith in my skills.
[/quote]

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gc88
I couldn't resist. Left the misses in bed and got some quick snaps.

Phone worked better than dslr! Probably cause i don't know how to use it out of auto...

Just footwell
[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0472.jpg[/IMG]

FOOTWELL AND INTERIOR
[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0473.jpg[/IMG]

FOOTWELL AND GLOVEBOX
[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0474.jpg[/IMG]
Rh1no
Liking this alot!

What bulbs did you use? very bright man :)


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