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k13r4n
Ok guys what's the best light I can get for my boot and need red bulbs for footwell what's the best ?
Brigante
BOOM!

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Red-Light-Panel-48-SMD-LED-T10-BA9S-Dome-Adapter-12V-/320743863963?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4aadd2f69b&_uhb=1"]http://www.ebay.co.u...add2f69b&_uhb=1[/url]

Lol don't think you'll get better than these. Picture my boot but in red ;)

As for the foot-wells, give these a shout:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-501-T10-W5W-25-SMD-LED-Red-Dash-Wedge-Bulbs-/200848776809?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D3510814769433913909%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D200829325441%26
k13r4n
My boot light is a wee bulb
Brigante
I know, what you do is take your bulb out n plug one of these in instead. It comes with an adapter so it plugs in the same as the bulb.

What you do is completely remove the lens cover, plug this in n it's self adhesive so stick it over the hole in place of the cover.

You'll get this effect:

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0830.jpg[/IMG]
k13r4n
Ah I'm with you now shall be getting these when I'm paid will upload photos for ya Charlie
Brigante
All good mate, I've fitted a second boot light too so I've got one pad each side. Completely fills my boot as you can see.

Also got one in the glove box:

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-09-25172819.jpg[/IMG]
k13r4n
Ah that's pretty cool
Brigante
Yup, so as the pads come from china what i'd do is order 3 at a time so you got one for the boot n glove box n another if you decide to fit a second boot light.

I would recommend a second boot light too, really cheap and quick to do. All you need is a bulb holder n a length of wire.
k13r4n
Yeah light at the minute is just unbearable
Brigante
I know mate, makes a nice change actually being able to see in me boot when I gotta get something out at night.

It actually lights up me driveway
k13r4n
Nice
k13r4n
Charlie got a link for some legal Cree side light bulbs as I think my current ones aren't legal for the rapidly approaching mot in march
Aldoo
where do you run the cable to put the second bulb in the boot? (im a cyclist and an constantly putting the seats down and stuff, i assume itd be ran below the boot?)


..im sure this is close enough to topic to not class as a hijack!

cheers
Brigante
[quote name='k13r4n' timestamp='1353539592' post='217834']
Charlie got a link for some legal Cree side light bulbs as I think my current ones aren't legal for the rapidly approaching mot in march
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Don't think any cree is 'legal' mate due to being 6000k.

Just means when MOT time comes along, you just swap your decent sidelight bulbs over for you old crappy standard ones. Pass the MOT, then soon as you get back home you swap em back over.

It's what I'm gonna have to do next week concerning my cree reverse lights.
Stoney871
Don't worry.
You'll pass your MOT with Cree reverse bulbs in, not front ones though.
k13r4n
[quote name='Aldoo' timestamp='1353543800' post='217839']
where do you run the cable to put the second bulb in the boot? (im a cyclist and an constantly putting the seats down and stuff, i assume itd be ran below the boot?)


..im sure this is close enough to topic to not class as a hijack!

cheers
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I would link it but if you have a look for lenny he had a super guide for a second boot light and I think he removes the black trim around the catch for the boot and feeds it under here also Charlie will be able to advise as he had done this mod too
gforce
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1353113325' post='217178']
All you need is a bulb holder n a length of wire.
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Is a bulb holder really needed? Could ye not just tap directly into the wires coming from the panel to the adapter plug if using these LED panels?

[quote name='Aldoo' timestamp='1353543800' post='217839']
where do you run the cable to put the second bulb in the boot?
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Here's a link for the guide that someone mentioned above mate...

[url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/27165-guide-to-fitting-additional-boot-light-in-ford-focus-mk2-and-mk25/page__pid__146083#entry146083"]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/27165-guide-to-fitting-additional-boot-light-in-ford-focus-mk2-and-mk25/page__pid__146083#entry146083[/url]
Brigante
[quote name='gforce' timestamp='1353581123' post='217860']
Is a bulb holder really needed? Could ye not just tap directly into the wires coming from the panel to the adapter plug if using these LED panels?
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You could do yeah. Would just make it a more permanent feature and a little more hassle should you wanna change it.

With the bulb holder you just unplug it as a normal wedge bulb whenever you want should you wanna change to a different colour etc
Aldoo
thanks for the link! ..looks complicated though! think il go for a single 42 LED bulb
gforce
It shouldn't really be mate. Lenny is a pretty thorough guy as reflected by his guides, but essentially, especially if using the led panels recommended by Brigante (I ordered 3 today), then there's no cutting required, so you just tap into the existing light wiring, run the wire across the boot and up to the other side, connect to a second panel light, and hey presto!

Don't be intimidated mate, the guys on here are happy to answer any questions you may have and you'll get a great sense of satisfaction when complete! Give it a bash, what's the worst can happen?!
Brigante
It is extremely easy to do. Took me about 5minutes. Remove a couple trim peices, they just pull out. Tap a wire into the existing bootlight, run it around the spare wheel well and up the other side. Cut a hole the same size as the existing boots light hole and pull the wire through. Either wire it to a bulb holder or straight to the LED pad. Refit the trim peices and your all done. Look at my previous posts for photos of what you'll achieve with very little work.
gforce
So did you go ahead and cut the hole to size and that mate and then just place your pad over the top of it? I hadn't really thought about a hole for the wiring, but was thinking could maybe just drill one small hole that would be covered by the pad anyway? Would save the cutting part if that's what's putting Aldoo off.

I don't have a dremel (yet!) but pretty sure I have a template for the hole made up already as I fitted these as OEM style rear footwells on either side of the centre console in my Mondeo. Got a pair of them from a couple of old fiesta boot lights in a local scrappies for £2 with bulb holders and wire, so might go back to see if he's any left.

[url="http://talkford.com/uploads/gallery/album_527/gallery_39676_527_145069.jpg"]http://talkford.com/uploads/gallery/album_527/gallery_39676_527_145069.jpg[/url]
Aldoo
Yeah, its the drilling putting me off. but ill give it a go (Im so weak with pear pressure! haha)

I should really have more confidence with this considering im an electrical engineer!

Thanks guys!
Stoney871
All you have to remember is that anywhere you're likely to drill for extra boot lights is on the underside of the boot trim and anyway there's always blanking grommets. :D
gforce
That's the spirit mate! Look forward to your results!
k13r4n
Hey gforce noticed your signature says you have bi-xenon headlights and wanted to ask if they are auto leveling and do you have washers as well
Brigante
[quote name='gforce' timestamp='1353662193' post='217991']
So did you go ahead and cut the hole to size and that mate and then just place your pad over the top of it? I hadn't really thought about a hole for the wiring, but was thinking could maybe just drill one small hole that would be covered by the pad anyway? Would save the cutting part if that's what's putting Aldoo off.

I don't have a dremel (yet!) but pretty sure I have a template for the hole made up already as I fitted these as OEM style rear footwells on either side of the centre console in my Mondeo. Got a pair of them from a couple of old fiesta boot lights in a local scrappies for £2 with bulb holders and wire, so might go back to see if he's any left.

[url="http://talkford.com/uploads/gallery/album_527/gallery_39676_527_145069.jpg"]http://talkford.com/..._527_145069.jpg[/url]
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Yes mate I cut a hole the same size as the existing boot light hole, simply because if I ever wish to revert back to the standard boot light with the lens cover, I could buy an extra a cover for the second boot light too so it would look OEM

But yes as you say, you could simply drill a small hole for the wire.

Must say though, you don't need a drill or a dremel. I simply cut my hole with a stanley blade. Really easy.
gforce
That's good to know then. Was just thinking about a dremel as I've a few little jobs to do at the min that it would come in handy for. Does everyone swear by Dremel by the way? Have heard other makes are a waste of time/money, but didn't think these minor tasks would be too much of a problem. Seen a decent looking Draper with a load of accessories on Amazon for £20 delivered.

Lining up parts at the minute so I think next weekend I'll set aside a few hours on Sunday to spend a bit of time on the car and do...

twin reverse light mod (was thinking of dremel for this mainly to cut the bulb holder off a spare unit and cut the hole in my LHD unit), twin boot light, rear 12V socket, and maybe my RS spoiler, even just for a trial run!

Kieran, as for my bi-xenons...I don't have washer jets, and to be honest, I'm sunsure about levelling sensors! I had adaptive projectors as standard, and picked up a set of black xenons. Plugged them in and they work spot on. When I first turn on the headlights the beams move up and down, and when I turn the steering wheel, they move up and down also when cornering, whereas the adaptive halogens moved from side to side.

I didn't fancy any hassle at MOT so just swapped them back, but much prefer the light off the xenons so have got them back in straight away. I think as they're genuine units and emit a crisp white rather than blue, they'll not attract any unwanted attention, and I mustn't be blinding oncomers as nobody flashes me. I regularly give the lenses a wipe before heading off in the dark, so the way I see it (no pun intended!), I have better, brighter, (safer,) lights that aren't doing anyone else any harm.

Of course the other reason I have them in without the proper washer set-up etc is cos I'm bad-ass.
k13r4n
Ha yes just don't let Clive catch you
gforce
Haha, I know mate! Think I might be out of his jurisdiction so should be safe enough!

EDIT: What are the odds of me getting pulled tomorrow after posting that?!
k13r4n
[quote name='gforce' timestamp='1353709008' post='218078']
Haha, I know mate! Think I might be out of his jurisdiction so should be safe enough!

EDIT: What are the odds of me getting pulled tomorrow after posting that?!
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Let's hope you don't have any bad karma
Stoney871
[quote name='k13r4n' timestamp='1353708419' post='218077']
Ha yes just don't let Clive catch you
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I don't give a Monkeys at the moment, I'm chilling on holiday. ;)
The only thing that's missing from your set up is the washers and tbh hardly any officer other than traffic units would really know the nitty gritty of headlight regs.
Traffic officers get all tingly reading their little regs books but I'd probably find it all a bit retentive.
Stoney871
[quote name='gforce' timestamp='1353709008' post='218078']
Haha, I know mate! Think I might be out of his jurisdiction so should be safe enough!
[/quote]
It's not me you have to worry about, it's the white top mafia. :D
k13r4n
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1353710855' post='218092']

It's not me you have to worry about, it's the white top mafia. :D
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If I joined the police that's what I want to do and up in Aberdeen the shot of a Audi rs6 estate a BMW or a range rover looks really renting or I could just fit some blue LEDs on my car as all the undercover/cid cars here are focis
k13r4n
*tempting stupid autocorrect
Stoney871
Used to drive an unmarked BMW X5 when I was armed response and it was fun pulling in front of some scrote and flashing the hidden blues.
You could almost hear their buttocks slamming shut :P.
Fun until I stacked it into a hedgerow and a barbed wire fence on a country road at 60 due to mud on the corner.
The chief super loved me after that (not!), well it was only 6 months old.
k13r4n
Oh not good a woman tore past me in a twenty undetaking me looks over to which I was already watching het passing then I pulled in behind her she pulled over so I pulled round and carried on was in buckles
k13r4n
Footwell bulbs ordered guys will post pic when they are here and in
Heidfirst
for footwells I tried some LEDS but wasn't impressed. Just received http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310466634769, fitted & happy.
Red illuminated ignition barrel ordered from http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221150032476 (£13.00 accepted as an offer rather than the list £15.99) :)
k13r4n
[quote name='Heidfirst' timestamp='1354055656' post='218695']
for footwells I tried some LEDS but wasn't impressed. Just received http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310466634769, fitted & happy.
Red illuminated ignition barrel ordered from http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221150032476 (£13.00 accepted as an offer rather than the list £15.99) :)
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I would do the ignition barrel but I am much too cool for one and have a power start button instead
Stoney871
[quote name='k13r4n' timestamp='1354059933' post='218708']
I would do the ignition barrel but I am much too cool for one and have a power start button instead
[/quote]
Be like that then! Snob :D
Heidfirst
[quote name='k13r4n' timestamp='1354059933' post='218708']
I would do the ignition barrel but I am much too cool for one and have a power start button instead
[/quote]
I wonder if the Focus is as easy to steal as BMWs with a similar system ... :P
Haz93
I don't think so mate. It's hard enough to get it started with the key!! the amount of times I have got in pressed the start button and it comes up key not detected!!!

k13r4n
Ok maybe I'm not that cool then I just think its a cool feature and I stay in a rougher area of Aberdeen so if it gets stolen it will prob be found round the corner bailing through a pensioners house or something but I'm thinking on getting a tracker so if (touch wood it won't) be stolen it can be tracked to be recovered
Stoney871
A tracker is a very good idea.
The fitting and service contract aren't cheap but what price can you put on peace of mind?
k13r4n
Yeah I have been thinking on a tracker but hey if it's stolen I get a new car out of it I know this is probably not the correct out look to have but I have been looking into a tracker and I can't afford the price they charge for then so if its stolen I can go treat myself
k13r4n

I know, what you do is take your bulb out n plug one of these in instead. It comes with an adapter so it plugs in the same as the bulb.

What you do is completely remove the lens cover, plug this in n it's self adhesive so stick it over the hole in place of the cover.

You'll get this effect:

DSCN0830.jpg


I just bought a led pad for the fez in blue can't wait to get it already


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