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Brigante
Finally tracked down a garage door on ebay and it was delivered today.. But it appears to be broken!! :angry: :(

Front
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/291443_467788426573049_900570354_o.jpg[/IMG]

Open
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/473566_467788346573057_1212292725_o.jpg[/IMG]

Closed
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/411565_467788213239737_627390726_o.jpg[/IMG]

As you can see it won't close :mellow:

Has anyone got any ideas? is there something I need to do to get it to close or will it only close when I fit it in my car? Or is it in fact broken and the nob head breakers sent me damaged goods? They posted it already open and it was well wrapped in layers and layers of take and bubble wrap so there's no way it was damaged in transit.

No point fitting it to my car if its not going to close so if any one can offer up any help it would be greatly appreciated :)
gc88
Its had too much of that chinese tea hasn't it...?

Mine was a bit gammy when i first got it, and never closed, but over time with use it now works perfectly.

to close mine i just push the door downwards and in,

I dont know, however, if yours is going to be the same :)

Maybe someone will come along with something useful to say :)

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Brigante
Lmao will you lot shush with the tea already? Do you reckon I should try and fit it, see if it works?
Stoney871
That's as they are, mine is the same.
The door lines up with the front of the cubby trim.
I looked at mine when I got it and had a head scratch and a think.
Figured it out.
If you look where the hinges etc are the door will not physically go any further down.
artscot79
im sure thats how it is due to the dimensions of the cubby hole it fits into
gc88
Fit it and see what happens.

Saves sending it back, them fitting it, calling you an idiot then sending it back out!
Brigante
Once again your right uncle stoney but a little late. When i first looked at it i saw it physically couldn't close any more but weren't sure if it was supposed to be like that or if i had been screwed over and it was majorly broken. Was in a bit of a rage already from work so I went with the latter and got on the forum. Then right after posting i thought about it properly and thought oooh.. Test fitted it and its all cushty :D Just gotta carbon wrap it now and cut a hole in it for power supply so i can still use my satnav.
Brigante
Bloody phone.. I tried sending my last message ages ago right after stoney first replied but it kept saying it couldn't load the page and only just managed to get it to send :mellow:
salsheikh
i bought one too and it wouldnt close and i too thought it i was sent a damaged one but in came in a sealed Ford box. Then i decided to fix it and .......i didnt manage to break it!
Brigante
Oh yeah, some reason there was a fair bit of sand behind the rubber bit that I pull out the cubby hole :wacko: not somewhere you would expect to find sand.
artscot79
depends what you were doing in the front lol
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1343240567' post='196498']
Oh yeah, some reason there was a fair bit of sand behind the rubber bit that I pull out the cubby hole :wacko: not somewhere you would expect to find sand.
[/quote]

perhaps the donor car was a result of flooding and scrapped due to water damage.
that would have filled the interior carrying dirt and debree with it.
Brigante
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1343250025' post='196540']
perhaps the donor car was a result of flooding and scrapped due to water damage.
that would have filled the interior carrying dirt and debree with it.
[/quote]

Donor car? Meaning the car the garage door unit came from? I meant actually in my car mate behind the rubber bit that's already in my cubby hole
Stoney871
Probably the ashes of the previous owner.
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1343253328' post='196556']
Donor car? Meaning the car the garage door unit came from? I meant actually in my car mate behind the rubber bit that's already in my cubby hole
[/quote]

[url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=10&t=2891&sid=dc24afc29c2bbb6cb0d29cf8ea089401#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/facepalm.gif[/img][/url] my Bad
i thought you ment in the garage door unit so i then assumed the donor car may have gotten somthing in to it via flooding since their has been alot of flooding earleir in the year.
Whoey
so want one of those...
artscot79
i wish i cant even get the breakers to give me a bloomin reply 5 phone calls and 4 emails
Brigante
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1343311916' post='196707']
i wish i cant even get the breakers to give me a bloomin reply 5 phone calls and 4 emails
[/quote]

:wacko: they still not got back to you? did you say I sent you mate? think they did take about a week to get back to me in the first place saying they have it so they probably just really busy.
artscot79
apparently the item was sold over 5 days ago?????
Stoney871
Well I finally got around to fitting my flap/ashtray.
Easy as pie except removing the lighter socket from it's original position.
Why the hell did ford mould the sleeve around the socket with a bloody bulb holder when it's black anyway so no light could have ever come through it? I couldn't seperate the socket from the sleeve no matter which way I pulled, pushed or twisted so resorted to pliers to snap off the bulb holder.
Anyway, ashtray came with a clear green sleeve and bulb in it so the black one was defunct anyhow.
Nice of Ford to provide the wire for the light so that's working and also now provides me with a 12v live feed if I ever decide to fit an illuminated gear knob.
No photos as I was too busy swearing and sweating like a lawn sprinkler.

salsheikh
i have just got hold of one and after reading what you have just been through i'm in two minds about doing it myself - might just get my old man to do it!
Stoney871
It was probably just me with my fingers of butter and fists of ham making it more difficult than it should have been.
I'm not a small lad and curling up in a footwell and working mostly by feel probably didn't help.
artscot79
i had to remove the socket a while back its a pain the 1st time but easy after that i find it easier to kneel down outside the car and get my head and arms in the footwell good time to check the aircon drain while youre there
Stoney871
But why the hell do they fit a bulb holder to a black sleeve? Seems a total waste of time and just an embuggerance for the sake of it.
Brigante
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1343411404' post='196973']
apparently the item was sold over 5 days ago?????
[/quote]

What the hell :wacko:

The breakers told me they had it in stock and quoted me 30quid the same day Lenny gave you their details. I may have another lead for you through mate, the breakers I eventually bought mine from asked me what colour I wanted when I paid, presumably because they had more than one in different colours.. I'll message him again and see if he still has some
Brigante
Rather than faff about trying to remove the power supply or worse, relocating it, I done the smart thing and took a dremel to the garage door unit and cut a hole for the power socket. Worked out really well. What you think lads?

[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/323967_468604113158147_1302132175_o.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/242644_468604189824806_1620026952_o.jpg[/img]

^_^


Oh and excuse the pealing carbon wrap, gotta heat it back up to get it to stick back down
Stoney871
Job done sir, doing that would have saved me swearing at mine tonight.
Brigante
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1343419339' post='197018']
Job done sir, doing that would have saved me swearing at mine tonight.
[/quote]

You wanted an ash tray though didn't you? So wouldn't you of had to of had that unit for the ash tray? I don't want one in my car so I was able to do this. Dremel works surprisingly well I'm really pleased with it.
Stoney871
I have the one designed for the mk2 I believe yours was the mk2.5 one?
Brigante
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1343420563' post='197024']
I have the one designed for the mk2 I believe yours was the mk2.5 one?
[/quote]

I believe so yes, apart from the ash tray, hows yours different mate?
Stoney871
The lighter socket is built into the right hand side and the socket light shines through a slot and through a green panel on the side of the ashtray into the tray itself.
Brigante
Oh yeah I know that mate, was thinking bout getting it but I don't want the ash tray bit and then thought I don't want the socket built in right at the front cause then my satnav charger will protrude out by the gearstick, that's why I trumped for this one so I still have full use of a larger cubby hole that the satnav charger will fit in the same as before and not stick out ;)
MrGrumpy
What size drill bit/cutter did you use?
Stoney871
Fair one, I have found that my iPod charger sticks out too far to close the flap but I pull it out when not in use anyway so no big problem.
Brigante
[quote name='MrGrumpy' timestamp='1343421975' post='197038']
What size drill bit/cutter did you use?
[/quote]

All I did mate was use a skinny drill bit to initially drill a hole, wiggle it about lol to make it a bit wider and upped the speed. Then when it was wide enough I switched to a skinny grinding attachment, then swapped that for a wide grinding attachment then used that to make it wider and wider going round in a circle then i test fitted it to see how close it was, then I put in the rubber circle attachment with a ring of sand paper on it to finish and smooth it off
Brigante
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1343422081' post='197040']
Fair one, I have found that my iPod charger sticks out too far to close the flap but I pull it out when not in use anyway so no big problem.
[/quote]

fair does, i just didn't want the satnav charger sticking out to far getting in the way when i'm changing gear
artscot79
thanks brigante i did email them back asking that very question no reply yet though ive tried most breakers up my end to no avail
Stoney871
Another one shown up on ebay.

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Ford-Focus-Carbon-Fibre-Look-Ashtray-BRAND-NEW-/180934080229?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2a2082f6e5"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Ford-Focus-Carbon-Fibre-Look-Ashtray-BRAND-NEW-/180934080229?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2a2082f6e5[/url]
artscot79
not doing ebay mate they are just selling at stupid money same seller everytime flogging cheap ashtrays from a scrappy that hes wrapped for a shed load more than he paid
Brigante
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1343508123' post='197213']
not doing ebay mate they are just selling at stupid money same seller everytime flogging cheap ashtrays from a scrappy that hes wrapped for a shed load more than he paid
[/quote]

I tracked down mine on ebay from a breakers in essex, only paid a bargain 25quid for it delivered and he asked what colour I wanted so he's bound to have more than the one. I've already messaged him asking if he had any more for you too so he should get back to me on monday, I'll PM you his details now as well anyway.
Stoney871
The one i linked to is a Ford standard carbon style and not hand wrapped as far as i can tell from the pic.
artscot79
probably is mate i meant its the same guy selling them he only ever sells 1 at a time so hes clearly buying them up and making a killing off them so far ive seen 10 sell for up to 55 quid as low as 41 quid breakers are doing them for 25 delivered so thats a fair mark up im a scot i hate being ripped off lol
Brigante
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1343602948' post='197440']
probably is mate i meant its the same guy selling them he only ever sells 1 at a time so hes clearly buying them up and making a killing off them so far ive seen 10 sell for up to 55 quid as low as 41 quid breakers are doing them for 25 delivered so thats a fair mark up im a scot i hate being ripped off lol
[/quote]

Hopefully we'll here back from the bloke I got mine off tomorrow when they open, he seemed straight up enough and delivery was quick too, posted tuesday and it was fitted in my car on the wednesday :)
artscot79
spoke to the guy but he has none left ive to email him again in a few weeks he should have one then
Brigante
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1343682399' post='197616']
spoke to the guy but he has none left ive to email him again in a few weeks he should have one then
[/quote]

Oh bloody hell :mellow:
Lenny
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1343682399' post='197616']
spoke to the guy but he has none left ive to email him again in a few weeks he should have one then
[/quote]

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Sorry mate. hope he follows through with his word in the coming weeks for you. [img]http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u55/BJ_BOBBI_JO9/Smiley%20signs%20words%20and%20greetings/th23_29_107v.gif[/img]
salsheikh
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1343458537' post='197094']
Another one shown up on ebay.

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Ford-Focus-Carbon-Fibre-Look-Ashtray-BRAND-NEW-/180934080229?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2a2082f6e5"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2a2082f6e5[/url]
[/quote]

you got yourself a bargain!!!
Brigante
As if this carbon fibre one went for 22quid and I paid 25 for mine delivered and had to wrap it myself
Whoey
Saw another here:

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/FORD-FOCUS-ASH-TRAY-2004-2008-/280933591395?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4168f26963

is that what it's like inside? I sort of only want a door to cover the cubby hole where the lighter socket is... seems like this fills the cubby up with a lot of useless plastic and leaving only a small storage space (I don't actually want/need an ashtray...)
Stoney871
The mk2 trays have a fixture for moving the 12v socket forward from the back of the cubbyhole.
The mk2.5 one is just a tray as the 12v socket is on the console.

Inside the MK2 tray-
[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/Phone%20Uploads/DSC_0070-1.jpg[/img]

Inside the MK2.5 tray-
[IMG]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/Phone%20Uploads/DSC_0096-3.jpg[/IMG]


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