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Stoney871
Just wanted to post a couple of small mods off my list of bits and pieces.
I decided to get around to changing my side indicators for smoked LED ones, a bit of a tight fit but i think they look cracking.

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Focus-04-06-SMOKED-LED-SIDE-INDICATORS-/330520817262?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4cf4936e6e"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4cf4936e6e[/url]

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/Phone%20Uploads/DSC_0085-2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/Phone%20Uploads/DSC_0088-2.jpg[/img]

Also i went for Carbon Fibre effect steering wheel inserts- (the silver S is my little touch as after all my car is the Sport version)

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Fiesta-Focus-Mondeo-Zetec-S-ST-Sticker-Decal-Badge-black-/160873243059?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2574cae1b3"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2574cae1b3[/url]

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-CARBON-FIBER-STEERING-WHEEL-TRIM-MK2-ST-RS-ZETEC-ST-3-TDCI-SPORT-225-/280949069192?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4169de9588"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4169de9588[/url]

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/Phone%20Uploads/DSC_0094-2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/Phone%20Uploads/DSC_0105-2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/Phone%20Uploads/DSC_0101-2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/Phone%20Uploads/DSC_0102-2.jpg[/img]

Comments and critique welcome.
catch
Looking good Clive,

especially the nice easy carbon fibre mod ....really enhances the aesthetics of the steering wheel
Steven33
I do love LED lights, the immediacy of them flashing on/off really adds a premium look to the car i think!
Oxide
Really like the carbon fibre on the steering wheel. I've been looking at replacing the entire radio surround, ashtray, and gear surround with carbon fibre.
Brigante
Tidy little job there mate. When you gonna get round to fitting your overlays :P
Stoney871
Thanks lads, glad to see you approve.
Brigante, I keep meaning to get around to fitting the overlays but the weather never seems to be right when I have time.
Brigante
Lol I know mate just winding you up cause I know you've had em a few months :P

Your steering wheel inserts look like they've just been carbon wrapped by the seller, are they?
dezwez
:) looking good
Brigante
I do like the smoked repeaters too, wanted to do it myself but as you know I'm installing wing mirror repeaters at some point so not much point doing smoked till then.
Preee
Looks good Clive , i used vinyl wrap on mine.
artscot79
youve got the same ones i ordered ya bugga lol sidelights i mean how are you finding them do they flash correctly ie in time with the fronts
Stoney871
Lights are all in sync.
The inserts are not wrapped, they're solid plastic with a textured carbon detail on them.
You'd think they were carbon if you didn't look at the back of them and see the injection mould blobs.
artscot79
that put my mind at rest i ordered mine the other day and since no one had done it i wasnt sure how they would look but im happy they look good mate im not being biased lol
Stoney871
You'll find that when you remove the old ones you're likely to snap lugs off them.
New ones need to shimmy under the airbag cover, be warned you will probably sound the horn a few times so be prepared to annoy some people. ;)
I made a few scrotes jump a bit so good result all round. :P
martyntdci
Looking good there, was looking into those inserts, but I cannot carbon wap so the rest of the dash would stay bland lol.....
Oxide
How did you remove the bottom of the three inserts from the steering wheel? Interested in doing the same mod, had a quick 2 second look at them and the side 2 seem to pull right off but the lower one wraps all the way around?
Stoney871
The bottom one is two parts.
Pop the rear bit off and the front one just comes off with a bit of flexing.
Be aware that the rear bit has a plastic tube coming out of it to clip into the front bit.
A wide bladed screwdriver with the tip taped over is a good tool to have handy.
Stoney871
Next phase done at long last, finally got my footwell lights fitted.
I've only got some weedy white LED in at the moment as i forgot i used my decent blue ones in my courtesy lights.
I'll pop on some photos later when it's dark and update when i get some decent blue ones fitted.
artscot79
fitted my led side repeaters you werent jolking that they are a tight fit had to take a few extra mm out the 2 lugs they wouldnt go otherwise even with the fem mm taken out they needed a thump to get them in wouldnt like to get them back out without breaking them that said they do look good work well with the black trim the light blue body dark rear windows and the bright red s badge
Brigante
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1347819170' post='206910']
Next phase done at long last, finally got my footwell lights fitted.
I've only got some weedy white LED in at the moment as i forgot i used my decent blue ones in my courtesy lights.
I'll pop on some photos later when it's dark and update when i get some decent blue ones fitted.
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Whey hey :P

One less thing I can dig at you at ;)

What LEDs you thinking of getting?
Stoney871
They are a tad snug.
I think i'll look next to Zetec black reflector headlights and LED tail lights just to keep the dark lighting theme going.
Stoney871
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1347820700' post='206922']
Whey hey :P

One less thing I can dig at you at ;)

What LEDs you thinking of getting?
[/quote]

Not decided yet, i'll have a scout around later.
Any suggestions as to nice bright ones?
Brigante
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1347820966' post='206924']
Not decided yet, i'll have a scout around later.
Any suggestions as to nice bright ones?
[/quote]

For 2quid these serve the purpose quite well inho

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130689922599?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_2878wt_1186"]http://www.ebay.co.u...#ht_2878wt_1186[/url]

They what I got in in the photo's before I installed the ignition barrel so if you go by them they spread the light quite well

Replaced them with these

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140661360967?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649"]http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1439.l2649[/url]

Waited a literally month for them to come from china, the delivery was actually that long. Only to find that because there's so many more LEDs, they half the size of the LEDs on the 5smd and less powerful, which I could tell from the photo but still, considering they got 23 extra lights on them I've noticed no difference in light in the front footwells and really wasn't worth the wait.
Stoney871
So first ones are good then?
Cheers mate.
Brigante
good enough for me mate. these are them

[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0583.jpg[/img]

just saying for how long i waited for the 28smds to come from china cause i couldn't find a uk seller of the blue ones anywhere, just white ones, wish i'd of just kept the 5smds in cause they just as bright n spread it the same.

so for 2quid the 2 n a few days wait instead of a months wait you can't go wrong ;)
Brigante
oh and in my courtesy light i've got this

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-11121018.jpg[/IMG]

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1pc-Festoon-Dome-36mm-9-Power-SMD-LED-Spark-Blue-Bulb-/190727085502?_trksid=p4340.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC.NPJS%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUA%26otn%3D5%26pmod%3D190716548089%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D2093283317225589335#ht_863wt_1186"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1pc-Festoon-Dome-36mm-9-Power-SMD-LED-Spark-Blue-Bulb-/190727085502?_trksid=p4340.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC.NPJS%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUA%26otn%3D5%26pmod%3D190716548089%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D2093283317225589335#ht_863wt_1186[/url]
Oxide
I need to replace my courtesy lights as well, struggling to find any in red though :(
Brigante
[quote name='Oxide' timestamp='1347831230' post='206980']
I need to replace my courtesy lights as well, struggling to find any in red though :(
[/quote]

have a look at all these listings

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=36mm%20led%20red&_sop=15"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=36mm%20led%20red&_sop=15[/url]

as long as its a 36mm it should do the job

this one for instance seems to be the cheapest n is a uk seller. should do the job nicely

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-LED-C5W-SV8-5-239-FESTOON-36mm-CHOOSE-COLOUR-12V-CAR-OR-VAN-239-CHECK-SIZE-/330706328480?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var&hash=item4cffa21ba0&_uhb=1#ht_2745wt_1139"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-LED-C5W-SV8-5-239-FESTOON-36mm-CHOOSE-COLOUR-12V-CAR-OR-VAN-239-CHECK-SIZE-/330706328480?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var&hash=item4cffa21ba0&_uhb=1#ht_2745wt_1139[/url]
Oxide
...I'm beginning to feel like an absolute ebay novice. I can never seem to find what I want
Stoney871
Bulbs ordered.
Cheers.
Brigante
Lol i just searched for 36mm led red. The one i just linked should be sufficent enough but i havent used that type myself before.

If you have a mooch through all the listings theres a variety of types. If you did want red map reading lights too to go either side of the courtesy light you just need the same type as your front footwells mate
Oxide
Well that's good news, because I ordered 4 for my footwells with plans on doing the rear footwells but I guess I can just get the footwell, courtesy (just ordered btw) and map reading lights done all at once now haha.
Brigante
All good then mate, you'll have your front lighting all sorted unless you fancy the ignition barrel.

Just so you know though you can't use the front footwell bulbs in the rear footwells cause theres no holders. What you will wanna do is stick an led pod on each blower under your front seats, unbolt your centre console to thread the wiring up the middle of the car, take your glove box out n splice the rear footwell lighting into the front passenger footwell lighting so they run off the same timer. may sound daunting but it's very easy.

My good friend Lenny AKA Don Corleone of modding ;) has written a guide on it here already:

[url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/34704-guide-fitting-footwell-lighting-to-your-ford/page__fromsearch__1"]http://www.fordowner...__fromsearch__1[/url]

Just scroll down in the guide to the bit about the rear footwells

And here's the red led pods you'd need to order 2 of:

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RED-LED-5-LED-POD-LIGHT-Wire-Attached-Motorcycle-Car-/350057941604?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5181144a64&clk_rvr_id=387700841581&afsrc=1"]http://www.ebay.co.u...0841581&afsrc=1[/url]
Oxide
Ignition barrel is already ordered and on the way :D

I'd be a bit nervous about doing the rear ones if they require that much wiring. I'm still a complete novice when it comes to dealing with wiring and electrics. Maybe eventually, I'll use the ignition barrel mod as a test to see how confident I am with it first.
Brigante
Honestly mate I'd never done any wiring myself either n the rear footwells was the first thing i'd ever wired but it really was that easy.

Also, if your wiring the ignition barrel it will be easier to wire it to the driver side footwell rather than route the wire to the courtesy light. If your doing it this way its exactly the same as doing the rear footwells.

First, remove the steering wheel column surround by removing the 2 screws from underneath. Once thats gone there should be a black foam sheet over the footwell, flap that up n you'll see the footwell lighting wire thats got fabric tape around it, peel some of that back.

Route the LED barrel light from the ignition barrel to the footwell wire to work out how much of the ignition barrel wire you need then cut the rest of the loom off. You'll end up with this much that you don't need.

[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/614394_481238915228000_1881787785_o.jpg[/img]

Then all you do is take a stanley blade n strip down about 15mm off the plastic coating of the earth wire of the footwell lighting to expose the copper wire.

Then strip about 15mm off the plastic coating from the end of the earth wire of the ignition barrel loom. Wrap this around the exposed copper wire of the footwell lighting nice n tight. Once you've done that, tape it up with electrical tape nice n tight ensuring no copper wire is exposed.

Then do exactly the same procedure for the live wires n the ignition barrel light will suddenly light up. Put it all back together n job done. Clive has already uploaded a guide on the ignition barrel lighting so use that for reference on how to put the steering wheel column back together.

If you can manage that you can definitely manage the rear foot-wells. Its exactly the same you just have to route the wiring up the middle of the car n splice it into the passenger foot-wells.

There's plenty of us here on the forum more than happy to help if you need any advice on any mods you may have in mind, n if there's anything in my signature you fancy doing I'm more than happy to advise on it if you wanna drop me a PM or something. I'm sure that goes for Clive too if you wanna do anything in his signature.
Oxide
I'll definitely give it a go, got plenty of stuff ordered, just sick of waiting for it to arrive! I want to get started already lol
Brigante
[quote name='Oxide' timestamp='1347836851' post='207012']
I'll definitely give it a go, got plenty of stuff ordered, just sick of waiting for it to arrive! I want to get started already lol
[/quote]

Lol I know how you feel there mate, most of my stuff came from china like my footwell n courtesy lights n ignition barrel light. n the led pods for the rear footwells come from america. so waiting 2weeks to a month for em all to come was bloody horrible lol when you can't wait to start modding.
Oxide
My only saving grace is that I should be quite busy with work over the next couple of weeks so hopefully it will take my mind off of it for a while
Brigante
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1347832698' post='206992']
Bulbs ordered.
Cheers.
[/quote]

Should have them in no time mate then you can get some night shots up of your work :P

What you got in your courtesy light anyway when you say 'ambient'?
Brigante
[quote name='Oxide' timestamp='1347837239' post='207014']
My only saving grace is that I should be quite busy with work over the next couple of weeks so hopefully it will take my mind off of it for a while
[/quote]

Lucky there mate, I'm currently out of work after my contract ended. Got an interview type thing on the 25th for a better job at the same place so hopefully I'll be back in work soon. Driving me mad not working so I've just been doing a few mods to keep busy. Last few I did was second reverse light n second boot light.

Have you had a mooch right through my mods thread? Gradually shows the transformation from being completely stock to all the mods I've done since joining this forum.
Stoney871
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1347837302' post='207015']
Should have them in no time mate then you can get some night shots up of your work :P
What you got in your courtesy light anyway when you say 'ambient'?
[/quote]

Submarine lights.
2 LED's on the courtesy light which shine down on the centre console when the headlights are on-

[IMG]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/Phone%20Uploads/DSC_0198.jpg[/IMG]

[url="http://www.european-parts.net/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/966"]http://www.european-parts.net/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/966[/url]
Brigante
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1347840456' post='207021']
Submarine lights.
2 LED's on the courtesy light which shine down on the centre console when the headlights are on-

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/Phone%20Uploads/DSC_0198.jpg[/img]

[url="http://www.european-parts.net/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/966"]http://www.european-...products_id/966[/url]
[/quote]

Thoughtso

Is it worth the money or am I alright sticking with what I got?
Stoney871
I got mine cheap and if I remember correctly off someone on the forum.
They do look cool though, it's a subtle red glow onto the console that just makes the interior look more stylish.
They sometimes come up on eBay but not very often.
Brigante
Hmm I'm not bothered about red in my car lol. I'll have to keep an eye out for one I suppose.
artscot79
pics of those led repeaters now for the next idea lol
Brigante
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1347879774' post='207047']
pics of those led repeaters now for the next idea lol

[/quote]

I still wanna get these but I'm gonna do the wing mirror repeaters instead
artscot79
i was going to do the wing mirrors but cant be bothered too much expense for such a small mod tried to get the st mirrors breakers want 150 quid sod that these are bright enough
Brigante
Lol i know but i'm gonna do it anyway. Either get st mirrors or just get the repeaters n the covers to go on my existing mirrors.
artscot79
when i was looking i found these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-2008-2011-Door-Wing-Mirror-Electric-Heated-Indicator-Primed-LH-/190722161645?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&fits=Car+Make%3AFord|Model%3AFocus&hash=item2c67ed3bed

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-MK4-wing-DOOR-MIRROR-mk3-ELECTRIC-PRIMED-HEATED-INDICATOR-2008-L-H-/250905167442?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3a6b1d0652

or retrofit these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Button-12v-Amber-LED-Side-Indicator-light-Repeater-GOOD-/230837333852?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item35befa2f5c
Brigante
Gonna do the mk2 mirror repeaters mate not the 2.5. Like off a cmax ghia or a mk2 st


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