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Haz93
Finally got round to doing this lol

so here goes,

a few weeks after purchase:



Loving the keyless push button start :P



First Upgrade was DRL's




random :F



Next Purchased these from Sal :)



With no bulbs or ballasts :o



So in the box they went for a few months lol

Next came the speaker system ;)




Only joking, this is the Vibe audio Focus RS at the Gadget Show Live :D

Next was the ELM cable and a few software mods to the car, like single push double locking, auto locking over 5mph etc..




Then came the seat covers...



wait that doesn't look like my car?? lol






then did the submarine lighting ( I will write up a guide at some point, looks great and only cost like 3quid from Maplins )
Can only be done if you have the following light unit





One complete, sorry for lack of a good pic. I will get some night pics soon



Now out come the Bi Xenons again. Purchased a D3S ballast and 6000K bulbs. The standard uses D1S ballast and bulbs but either can be used if done correctly. If anyone wants to do this mod please feel free to ask for advice.









And thats it so far :)

Thanks for looking
fordieashx
Wow, can I have your car? :D very nice what you've done to it, well done!

And can I ask where you got your seat covers from?
As I have been thinking of changing my car sometime soon and a focus zetec s is in the choice box, but I'm just picky and don't like the seats with the strips of leather down them... haha!
jimrex
Very nice... I'm liking the subtleness of the mods you have done :)

The seat covers are very smart, they look like standard seats rather than covers!
liam-20
looking good did the push button start come with the car? and how did you get past the auto leveling issue with xenons??
Haz93
[quote name='fordieashx' timestamp='1343910850' post='198233']
Wow, can I have your car? :D very nice what you've done to it, well done!

And can I ask where you got your seat covers from?
As I have been thinking of changing my car sometime soon and a focus zetec s is in the choice box, but I'm just picky and don't like the seats with the strips of leather down them... haha!
[/quote]

Haha thanks :D

yeah the seat covers were from a company called JC seatcovers
[url="http://www.jcseatcovers.co.uk/"]http://www.jcseatcovers.co.uk/[/url]
They do tailor made seat covers, made in Italy but based by me in Birmingham. I would defiantly recommend them as you can have any colour scheme and they have a few different materials to mix and match with :)

If you look on the website I have the Tiffany range, black leather with white 'insert' sections and contrast white stitching. cost £245 plus about £8 shipping!! I would of gone for the double decorative stitching but really didn't have the extra £20 to spare at the time.

Also defiantly recommend the Focus Zetec S too :P

With work I have had a few company cars for a few weeks at a time, such as golf 1.4 tsi, golf 1.6tdi, astra 1.7td sri, merc B class 2.0cdi, audi a4 2.0tdi, etc.. all nice cars, some better quality than the focus like the golf and the Audi, and others worse like the Vauxhall (spit) and the merc ( was really shocked with how bad this was ). But non of them had the character and 'drivability' of the Focus

Hope car shopping goes well for you, just make sure if you get a zetec S its in white ;)



[quote name='jimrex' timestamp='1343912072' post='198238']
Very nice... I'm liking the subtleness of the mods you have done :)

The seat covers are very smart, they look like standard seats rather than covers!
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Thanks mate :) I'm not a fan of obvious over the top modifications, but pleased with how its going so far

The seat covers really make a difference, had a lot of people get in and ask how much it was for brand new seats :P look really professional and much more comfy haha



[quote name='liam-20' timestamp='1343917842' post='198255']
looking good did the push button start come with the car? and how did you get past the auto leveling issue with xenons??
[/quote]

Thanks :) Yeah it came with the keyless start as standard mate. at the moment they have no levelling at all :S I'm working towards the auto levelling system, asking around breakers and such as all the wiring is in place, just need the actual sensors and auto light switch. but for the moment I am going to get them working from the standard levelling adjuster
fordieashx
[quote name='Haz93' timestamp='1343923273' post='198267']
Haha thanks :D

yeah the seat covers were from a company called JC seatcovers
[url="http://www.jcseatcovers.co.uk/"]http://www.jcseatcovers.co.uk/[/url]
They do tailor made seat covers, made in Italy but based by me in Birmingham. I would defiantly recommend them as you can have any colour scheme and they have a few different materials to mix and match with :)

If you look on the website I have the Tiffany range, black leather with white 'insert' sections and contrast white stitching. cost £245 plus about £8 shipping!! I would of gone for the double decorative stitching but really didn't have the extra £20 to spare at the time.

Also defiantly recommend the Focus Zetec S too :P

With work I have had a few company cars for a few weeks at a time, such as golf 1.4 tsi, golf 1.6tdi, astra 1.7td sri, merc B class 2.0cdi, audi a4 2.0tdi, etc.. all nice cars, some better quality than the focus like the golf and the Audi, and others worse like the Vauxhall (spit) and the merc ( was really shocked with how bad this was ). But non of them had the character and 'drivability' of the Focus

Hope car shopping goes well for you, just make sure if you get a zetec S its in white ;)[/quote]


Thanks for the link, will definitely keep it saved! And not a bad price either considering they're made to how you want them!

Yeah I would love a vw or audi, but they're just too expensive and I don't like the bog standard ones! :lol:

I'd love to get a white one but I guess i'll just have to save for a while to get one! Maybe by christmas time I could afford it ^_^ I would like either a white or black one, possibly red or grey too... :D
Rh1no
Looking very smart mate!
Haz93
Okay so bit of an update. I have ordered a rain sensor module and auto dimming mirror from eBay which should come today. Also ordered the ST headlight switch with auto levelling and interior light dimmer

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I will have to adapt the auto dimming mirror as it uses a different mount to the standard one. Apart from that i'm hoping it's going to be plug and play :)
Preee
Very nice work there Haz , its looking great.
Haz93
Okay so got the rain and light sensor plugged in today and IT WORKS!!!! Straight plug and play, however I had to adapt the mirror mount to get it to fit, also needed activating using civil's software

The origional mirror is on a slider with a push down catch facing the windscreen, the auto dimming one has a circular locking mount which is twisted into place.
Basically what I did was undo the two screws on the new mirror mount and this removes a 3 pin plate. Then the remaining section has 3 lumps. One fits at the lowest section of the windscreen mount and one either side. These side ones requied a grove files into them to slot over the windscreen mount. Then used a jubilee clip to hold into place.

Just need a trip to halfords now to get some windscreen mirror adhesive for the actual sensor surround. But I tested it by holding it on and my dad poured some water on the screen :D all went well. Also got the auto light switch in place and that works when the sensor is covered.
Haz93
Okay so all is well with the rain and liight sensor, will get some pics soon :)
Also the auto dimming mirror works a treat

I'm looking for front and rear leveling sensors with wiring if possible, and also the control module. If anyone knows of any ST's breaking would be a great help or also any of the above parts would be a great help.
Also the headlight washer system too

Thanks :)
Pete80
You have a cracking looking car there mate, this site is certainly renewing my interest in subtle mods on my motor
Haz93
Thanks mate :)
Yeah there's a lot you can do to a car to improve it without ruining its looks, like most vauxhall corsa drivers do.
Although cars like those don't really have much in the first place :P

Might be looking at a set of the ST LED rear lights soon :)
Jay Ali
Wicked car there fella
N I think da rear lights would look awesome
TDCiST
I'm after the submarine lights... Any chance of some more info??
Haz93
Thanks mate :)
Think I might get them next pay day :P

Yeah sure, all in all cost me about 3 quid and a few hours fiddling. First thing to do is to find the right colour and size LED's you want. Colour is your choice but they need to be 3mm 12V LED's
I got mine from maplins at about 1.50 each

I'll do a guide later on, with some pics :)
liam-20
hey haz cars looking good ive got the st led rear lights on mine transforms the back and there a straight plug and play no messing around with wires. liam
Oxide
Looking good. I really like the DRL's. Did you mount them yourself or did they come attached to the fog lights?
Haz93
Thanks guys :)

Liam, Yeah I've seen some ST's and RS's with them on and they really do make an improvement

Oxide, They came as an all in one unit [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Focus-2009-MK3-ST-DAYTIME-RUNNING-LIGHTS-DRL-REPLACEMENT-FOG-GRILLE-/271055950099?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&fits=Model%3AFocus&hash=item3f1c319113"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Focus-2009-MK3-ST-DAYTIME-RUNNING-LIGHTS-DRL-REPLACEMENT-FOG-GRILLE-/271055950099?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&fits=Model%3AFocus&hash=item3f1c319113[/url]

I have now posted a Guide on fitting the submarine style lighting in the Guides section.
Oxide
Yeah I need to find some of them to put on my mk 2.5 2008 focus
Haz93
Have seen this on eBay, think it will go well with my black and white seat covers

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-MK3-08-GEAR-HANDBRAKE-GAITER-WHITE-ST-/230421282030?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item35a62dbcee

Any opinions??
Lenny
[quote name='Haz93' timestamp='1350631130' post='212443']
Have saw this on eBay, think it will go well with my black and white seat covers
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-MK3-08-GEAR-HANDBRAKE-GAITER-WHITE-ST-/230421282030?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item35a62dbcee

Any opinions??
[/quote]
I reckon they would match the interior very well mate and a good price.
Stoney871
They will look very tidy.
Haz93
Just seen this on the mountune website [url="http://www.mountunestore.com/Product/Billet--Short-Shift--arm"]http://www.mountunestore.com/Product/Billet--Short-Shift--arm[/url]

£165 for a short shift arm. I feel the standard set up has quite alot of movement compared to other cars ie. golf, audi, toyota to name a few others I have driven. not sure if its worth 165 quid but would defo consider if I had money tree :D
Haz93
Okay I have purchased the parts for the foot well lights as its cheap and a feature I want too :)

Is it best to wire them in series or parallel??

If this works I may try fitting the puddle lights too :D
Brigante
[quote name='Haz93' timestamp='1352322598' post='215730']
Okay I have purchased the parts for the foot well lights as its cheap and a feature I want too :)

Is it best to wire them in series or parallel??

If this works I may try fitting the puddle lights too :D
[/quote]

Definitely parallel mate.. Ain't that right Clive ;)
Stoney871
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1352323330' post='215733']
Definitely parallel mate.. Ain't that right Clive ;)
[/quote]
Git
Haz93
Okay thanks mate :)

I missing something there?? :P
Brigante
I'll let Clive tell you lol. It's just a little on-going dig of mine cause I'm a right git.
k13r4n
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1352331313' post='215762']
I'll let Clive tell you lol. It's just a little on-going dig of mine cause I'm a right git.
[/quote]

It looks like Clive is made out to be the old bit of the old git in this duo haz
Stoney871
One little wiring error and I suffer for life.
Charlie is so cruel ;)
Lenny
[quote name='Haz93' timestamp='1352322598' post='215730']
Okay I have purchased the parts for the foot well lights as its cheap and a feature I want too :)

Is it best to wire them in series or parallel??

If this works I may try fitting the puddle lights too :D
[/quote]
Ive wired mine in series to save weight.
But i also take a poo before long journeys, so its up to you mate end result is the same either here or there.
k13r4n
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1352507901' post='216069']

Ive wired mine in series to save weight.
But i also take a poo before long journeys, so its up to you mate end result is the same either here or there.
[/quote]

Classy bud but hey I'm sure we shall find something useful with this info on do's and before a long journey
k13r4n
Weight saving tips for your car according to lenny wire things in series will save weight make everyone go for a dump before entering vehicle any other suggestions
Stoney871
Don't take the missus ;)
k13r4n
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1352508540' post='216072']
Don't take the missus ;)
[/quote]

Ha ha or the doughnuts Clive ;-)
Stoney871
[quote name='k13r4n' timestamp='1352508636' post='216074']
Ha ha or the doughnuts Clive ;-)
[/quote]

True, eat them first then do a Lenny. ;)
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1352509006' post='216076']


True, eat them first then do a Lenny. ;)
[/quote]
Yeah on the missus lmfao
k13r4n
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1352509259' post='216077']

Yeah on the missus lmfao
[/quote]

1 lenny 1 missus another version of 2 girls 1 cup
Stoney871
Kinky ;)
Brigante
You people are sick lol :o
Stoney871
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1352513503' post='216084']
You people are sick lol :o
[/quote]
And your point is? :D
Haz93
(Face palm) hahaha I'm sure going for a dump will save a bit more weight than half a meter of extra copper cable :P

I'm more likely to take extra food with me :) so weight saving isn't a key feature
Haz93
My parents have agreed to buy me some ST LED rear light for Christmas :D:D:D

will get some pics too if anyone else wanted to see how to fit them. may do a guide but not sure as the last one kept me up till 2 on a work night as I kept finding bits to change :P
Lenny
[quote name='Haz93' timestamp='1354098558' post='218745']
My parents have agreed to buy me some ST LED rear light for Christmas :D:D:D

will get some pics too if anyone else wanted to see how to fit them. may do a guide but not sure as the last one kept me up till 2 on a work night as I kept finding bits to change :P
[/quote]

Sweet,
The guides do take some time to do mate,
But id like to see how they fit in place regarding the loom etc.
Haz93
Okay so sad news, I have sold the Zetec S :(

I have been looking around for a while for a 2.0 diesel as I do alot of motorway miles and the focus was just too uneconomical.
Been looking at the new focus and the ST (decided it was not a good idea :P) also the Mondeo titanium X, new golf, A3 etc..
Went looking one day and fell for an A5 cabriolet at just the top end of my budget and in the perfect spec, so I am now probably disliked by alot of people on here :( I hope not to live up to the typical Audi driver stereotype, I just think its such an awesome car. Was sad to let the focus go but it was way too costly to run.

I put the car back to stock before selling so I now have all the items for sale, some already on eBay (Headlights, LED rear lights, DRLs, etc)
If anyone wants anything specific please ask.

I hope to stay on here and help anyone out with the knowledge I have :)
Brigante
Sorry to here that mate it was a nice looking car as well :(


Now if I see an a5 tailgating me too close I may have to think twice about ramming it off the road ;)

What engine has it got in it n whats the spec like mate?
Haz93
You wont have to worry about me tailgating, its like driving a giant ship you just can't see the corners its that big. Been driving in the slow lane to get used to it lol.

Its a Ibis white S line with a 2.0 TDI stop/start and 19" tri five spoke alloys. Looks amazing but not stupidly overpowered like the 3.0 TDI quattro.

Its soo much harder to mod though. to upgrade to the OEM Nav stereo unit you have to install an optical cable :S
Brigante
Sounds good mate (for an audi ;) )

At least its not a v######l :)

Glad your happy with it anyway but bad luck about being able to mod easy


If your led tail lights were black units i'd of had em straight off you
FordFocusman
Does your Led fit the focus from 2007 ?


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