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Hyrule

So had my Sea Grey 2008 Focus for 4 weeks now, and absolutely love it. Wanted to start with simple mods due to buying the car outright at £4.4k, (broke) lol.

 

Here's the car when I brought it home the first day:

 

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Stock model with rear privacy glass, the previous owner added Tints to the front two windows as well, but getting those removed at the end of this month.

 

Went for blue interior theme so started with the front footwells. Already wired so just Blue leds to pop in:

 

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Front and Rear Courtesy/Map Lights

 

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Alluminium Pedals

 

Horrible and plain as standard

 

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And after

 

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And just a few pics more pics showing off the lights :D :

 

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I've done other little things like change the sidelights, get dust caps for the air valves on the tyres as some were missing, and going to get some wheel locking nuts to replace the missing ones.

 

Next on the list for payday this month is:

 

  • Blue ignition barrel
  • Rear LHD fog light (might do the reverse light at the same time though not confident doing the wiring)
  • LED pads for glove box and boot
  • Custom Heater Controls
  • Removing the centre trim and painting it Moondust silver (not a fan of carbon wrapping)
  • Mist washer jets (will colour code)
  • Touch up the odd scrapes with Official Sea Grey spray can

Cheers for looking and comments/suggestions most welcome B)

 

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DanGersFord
I love that colour car! Looking good buddy :) interior lightings looking sweet
Preee

Car looks great in a sea of Blue

b4zz

I have always liked the sea grey and like what you have done so far the blue leds look sweet.

Oliverb

wow.. the Blue LED's look off the nut !!
i may have to change from the whites and order them..!!!
can i just ask i have forgot.. what size is the interior one ?if you have a link or anything that would be great :) ...
thanks 
nice start mate !!!!!!!!

Hyrule

wow.. the Blue LED's look off the nut !!
i may have to change from the whites and order them..!!!
can i just ask i have forgot.. what size is the interior one ?if you have a link or anything that would be great :) ...
thanks 
nice start mate !!!!!!!!

Thanks, yeah i love the blue, red looks a little to sex dungeon for my tastes lol.

 

Footwells :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261184949906?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

 

Interior Lights:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161006965708?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

 

Pedals:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251252277193?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

Hyrule

So some more goodies turned up on Friday, just before the postal strike  :lol:

 

Excuse the knee but it was nearly 30degrees on saturday and perfect to do a few mods in the sun B)

 

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REAR FOG CONVERSION:

So ridiculously simple to do :) Just don't be a wally like me and forget to order a red bulb.

Cree one ordered as soon as it dawned on me :P

 

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Nice and symmetrical  ^_^

 

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BOOT & GLOVE LED:

 

The boot was fairly simple, but the glove box, boy oh boy what a palava. There are 7 screws in total, with 3 screws hidden under rubber grommets at the base of the glove box which need removing before the whole unit will come out. Took me awhile to find those  :huh:

 

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Also this T10 W5W adapter supplied with the LED pad was very fiddly and in the end just didn't work. I also ended up blowing my interior light fuse as at one point I forgot to unplug the power for the glove box light when fitting the LED pad. Quick trip to Halfrauds to fix that. But waiting on a new adapter to complete the glove box.  :angry:

 

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BOOT LED PAD:

 

Looks great I think, can only imagine how bright it would be with two fitted. But much better than the pathetic stock light.

 

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Hopefully should be more goodies in the post today ;) More to come  :D

 

DanGersFord
Looking good
iverbigun
Where did you get your blue led pads from bud been trying to find them for my boot
Hyrule

Where did you get your blue led pads from bud been trying to find them for my boot

I bought them from a UK seller and they arrived next day, he was selling 2 pads for about £2.50, i looked at his listing today, he is now selling them for £52 LOL like wtf. Anyway look at my signature all my mods I've put links to them on ebay. You may have to get them from Hong Kong if you cant find a UK seller at a reasonable price. Also might want to invest in some T10 W5W adapters in case you get some fiddly/dud ones like I did.

 

Enjoy  :rolleyes:

welshy_maverick

Looks good! Might have to steal some of those ideas for when I get my ST at the end of the month!!  :)

welshy_maverick

P.s did these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261184949906?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649&clk_rvr_id=496558290766&afsrc=1

 

fit your number plate housing?

Hyrule

Looks good! Might have to steal some of those ideas for when I get my ST at the end of the month!!  :)

 ST....jealous much  :D  I saw one the other day on my way to Picadilly Circus, looked stunning. I'd have taken a pic but had the popo behind me ;)

welshy_maverick

 ST....jealous much  :D  I saw one the other day on my way to Picadilly Circus, looked stunning. I'd have taken a pic but had the popo behind me ;)

should probably clarify that its a Fiesta St that im getting, incase your enthusiasm was for the Focus ST. Focus a bit big for my needs atm. Due to be collecting it from the dealer towards the start of August so fingers crossed. Getting it is Frozen White, ST-2 Style Pack with the half red interior!! Cannot wait!! Lots of mods planned!!

Hyrule

P.s did these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261184949906?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649&clk_rvr_id=496558290766&afsrc=1

 

fit your number plate housing?

Those are the ones I put in my footwells, literally popped in without issue. 

For the Rear reg plate, they already had some T10/W5W leds, which look like this: 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-SUPER-BRIGHT-CANBUS-LED-BULB-501-W5W-T10-REAR-NUMBER-LICENSE-NO-PLATE-LIGHT-/270989557184?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3f183c7dc0

 

As they fit in horizontally you want as much light facing downwards. Might be different on your fiesta though

Hyrule

should probably clarify that its a Fiesta St that im getting, incase your enthusiasm was for the Focus ST. Focus a bit big for my needs atm. Due to be collecting it from the dealer towards the start of August so fingers crossed. Getting it is Frozen White, ST-2 Style Pack with the half red interior!! Cannot wait!! Lots of mods planned!!

 

Ah, ok lol. I learnt to drive in a fiesta mk4, being 6ft 4, it was not fun at all. Week after I pass my test, AA fits its fleet with brand new focuses. Just my luck

b4zz

looking good dude.

I want to do the clear rear fog for mine but got other things planed at the mo

gforce

Looking good so far pal, and a nice wishlist you have there. As for the bootlight, strongly recommend the second one! I got mine in white and have posted the pic below on the guide thread along with another few snaps. Dead easy job to do and given the low cost and massive upgrade, one of my most satisfying mods I reckon.

 

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/27165-guide-to-fitting-additional-boot-light-in-ford-focus-mk2-and-mk25/page-5

 

As for the seller bumping up the price...that's just a case of them putting up a long listing and then amending the price when they sell out to put people off ordering, saves a few pence on having to end listings and re-list items apparently. Plus, if someone is daft enough to pay £52 for a couple of LEDs then they're quids in!

 

 

Hyrule

So finally got round to fitting the glove box LED pad again, decent T10 w5w adapter this time.

 

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And Red Cree bulb in the clear lens conversion. Amazing how bright these bulbs are.

 

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Waiting on 2nd ignition ring and AC/Heater control knobs but in the meantime took the opportunity to give the Focus a clean and polish:

 

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More to come soon ;)

 

 

 

Oliverb
Nice one , I am enjoying your thread , parts are coming on quick !
I am debating right now if I want to pay for the rear fog conversation would you Ming sending me the links you got the fog lens and the bulb please :-)
I want to know if its the ones I am looking at right now :-)
Hyrule

So round 2 with the Blue LED Ignition ring. Bought from a different seller, much better quality, and only 9 days to come from china: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321159224901?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

 

Literally fitted in 30mins, just in time for the Apprentice final LOL ;). Absolutely love it.

 

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welshy_maverick

So round 2 with the Blue LED Ignition ring. Bought from a different seller, much better quality, and only 9 days to come from china: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321159224901?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

 

Literally fitted in 30mins, just in time for the Apprentice final LOL ;). Absolutely love it.

 

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Anyone know is one of these exists for the fiesta mk7 as I cant seem to find it? I like the idea of not having to splice into wires and it just being plug and play with the existing ford looms!!

Hyrule

Anyone know is one of these exists for the fiesta mk7 as I cant seem to find it? I like the idea of not having to splice into wires and it just being plug and play with the existing ford looms!!

 

Vince has a guide here for MK6 fiesta, not sure if its the same for the MK7:

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/tutorials/article/66-ford-fiesta-mk6-ignition-led-ring/

luke.grimbley

Looking great. The blue looks great

Hyrule

Love it when packages arrive in the post, glad to be working from home today:

 

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Swapped my sidelights for these LEDs: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Super-Bright-Xenon-White-Sidelight-LED-Bulbs-Replacement-501-W5W-T10-Canbus-Car-/280823193038?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item41625dddce,

 

and managed to break the housing on one, so need to see if I can find a replacement on ebay. That's all the mods for this month.

 

More next month ;)

alkyz89

just a quick one... did you find that you cant use the blue rubber key cover when you have the ignition barrel fitted??

Hyrule

just a quick one... did you find that you cant use the blue rubber key cover when you have the ignition barrel fitted??

 

Hey mate. Doesn't seem to be an issue for me, slots into the ignition without issue.  :)

iverbigun
Alright mate was the ignition light plug and play or did you have to do some splicingmines all blue lead. Inside and that looks mint as a finishing touch.
Hyrule
Hey fella. No splicing required, it runs off the front courtesy/map lights and comes with the necessary adaptors on the looms. :)
Hyrule

So not many mods planned for this month as im saving for a vacation to NYC.

 

Debadging the Focus was next on the list, so did that this evening. Not a fan of having it entirely bare, so I bought an MK3 Focus Badge to replace the stock one. I quite like it. What do you guys think?

 

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jacksargent93

I like the new badge - looks great! I have de-badged mine but can't think on what should go there :/ Mines 05 plate so might look weird with the mk3 badge :/ Check mine out let me know what you think :)

 

Cars look great by the way :)

Oliverb
Yeah that looks smart , I may have to purchase that badge too :-P but I also want to keep my titanium on so I hope it doesn't look to odd with different fonts !
Will be doing the rear fog light replacement soon to as just bought one off a fellow focus owner off here :-)
Lenny

So not many mods planned for this month as im saving for a vacation to NYC.
 
Debadging the Focus was next on the list, so did that this evening. Not a fan of having it entirely bare, so I bought an MK3 Focus Badge to replace the stock one. I quite like it. What do you guys think?
 
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Lookin good mate,
I'm tempted,
Oliverb

whats next........ :P !?!!!?!!!?
i want an ignition Light ring thing too :P ..... is it actually really easy to fit ? how much dismantling is involved i hate that , i get scared i will break something .. LOL 

mixmasterlooney

The ride looks crazy sick, love the LED but the footwell light wiring was there? where exactly because i had a quick look on mine and i didn't see any wiring

mixmasterlooney

Previously i had a quick look for the footwell lights wiring with my car being a ZS and not a titanium i assumed i would not have the wiring for footwell lights, sorta put that in as a future mod way down the line, anyways thanks to your photos! after seeing your LED lights i notice the socket for the footwell lights were normal 501s so i got stuck in and found the wiring in my car! surprise surprise! 

 

I took out the rear passenger interior light 501 bulb and tested the socket to see if it was live, RESULT!

 

 

Now i will order myself some Cree LED 501's if they exist :D and rock a red or blue style. Having the wiring has made things so easy for other mods so additional mod to come will be Lenny's Ford badge puddle lights since it will be a simple matter of tapping into the footwell light circuit and running a cable to the door job done!

 

This is the second surprising wiring loom i've found in my car that is usually on the titanium so it kind of leaves me to wonder if i got full titanium wiring loom fitted, I do have factory parking sensor and satnav so an interesting thought...

Stoney871

whats next........ :P !?!!!?!!!?
i want an ignition Light ring thing too :P ..... is it actually really easy to fit ? how much dismantling is involved i hate that , i get scared i will break something .. LOL 

The ring is pretty straightforward to fit, only fiddly bits are getting the ring to stay in place during re-assembly and lining up the steering cowl screw holes.

i do have a guide in my signature links.

Lenny

This is the second surprising wiring loom i've found in my car that is usually on the titanium so it kind of leaves me to wonder if i got full titanium wiring loom fitted, I do have factory parking sensor and satnav so an interesting thought...

If you think you have the titanium wiring loom then check the wing mirror loom,
If its titanium then you would have an interior light feed in the mirrors for the factory puddle lighting,
So you could splice in to that for the ford logo lights without taking out the window etc.
Sorry to hijack thread.
Hyrule

whats next........ :P !?!!!?!!!?
i want an ignition Light ring thing too :P ..... is it actually really easy to fit ? how much dismantling is involved i hate that , i get scared i will break something .. LOL 

 

Hehe well some ELM config stuff is next, gonna try that today. And thats it for this month, all my cash is going towards my vacation at the end of this month ;)

 

I could probably ask for something for my bday cming up lolol ;)


Ignition ring looks daunting on paper, but is actually quite simple. You take the top and bottom housing off the steering wheel and the door trim, and the courtesy light. My 2nd attempt I did it in 30mins ;) Just follow the guide and PM if you have any questions. And make sure you get it from the correct ebay seller in china (jooseloosener). :)

Hyrule

Previously i had a quick look for the footwell lights wiring with my car being a ZS and not a titanium i assumed i would not have the wiring for footwell lights, sorta put that in as a future mod way down the line, anyways thanks to your photos! after seeing your LED lights i notice the socket for the footwell lights were normal 501s so i got stuck in and found the wiring in my car! surprise surprise! 

 

I took out the rear passenger interior light 501 bulb and tested the socket to see if it was live, RESULT!

 

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Now i will order myself some Cree LED 501's if they exist :D and rock a red or blue style. Having the wiring has made things so easy for other mods so additional mod to come will be Lenny's Ford badge puddle lights since it will be a simple matter of tapping into the footwell light circuit and running a cable to the door job done!

 

This is the second surprising wiring loom i've found in my car that is usually on the titanium so it kind of leaves me to wonder if i got full titanium wiring loom fitted, I do have factory parking sensor and satnav so an interesting thought...

 

Ah glad you found it, its a great little mode to have. I need to do the rear footwells at some point. ;)

 

Must compare cars soon, very jelly of your Zetec S ;) hehe.

Hyrule

A few ELMconfig Updates done today. Many thanks to Pree for the cable and assistance :) Top bloke.

 

GEM:

Adjusted Safe Home Lights Delay

Adjusted Switch off Courtesy Lights Delay

Auto locking at 10mph

Double (deadlock) on one RC lock button press

 

HEC

Ticked ECO mode

Measurement Unit Menu

Radio & Phone options

 

My auto heated screen on low temperatures was already activated

Only thing that seems to have possibly gone wrong is my miles to empty suddenly went from 25miles to 49miles.

mixmasterlooney

A few ELMconfig Updates done today. Many thanks to Pree for the cable and assistance :) Top bloke.

 

GEM:

Adjusted Safe Home Lights Delay

Adjusted Switch off Courtesy Lights Delay

Auto locking at 10mph

Double (deadlock) on one RC lock button press

 

HEC

Ticked ECO mode

Measurement Unit Menu

Radio & Phone options

 

My auto heated screen on low temperatures was already activated

Only thing that seems to have possibly gone wrong is my miles to empty suddenly went from 25miles to 49miles.

 

Oh that is sweet dude! i've been struggling to get mine working right! maybe you can help me out :D

 

The miles thing is normal when the fuel is low it changes after switching on or off sometimes

Hyrule

Oh that is sweet dude! i've been struggling to get mine working right! maybe you can help me out :D

 

The miles thing is normal when the fuel is low it changes after switching on or off sometimes

 

Sure mate, let me know which bits aren't working. ;) I need to put in some petrol, I generally look at the dial on the guage to be honest rather than rely on the miles to empty as it can be quite unreliable.

Hyrule

Updated my Rom to v.0509 today, worked without a hitch. Actually got the correct menu options now displayed. And tweaked a little more, autorelocking, longer delay on courtesy lights dimming etc.

 

Still unsure how to work the Eco Mode. ;)

Hyrule

Back from New York City, and lots of ebay packages waiting.


First simple mod, is a chrome cover for the fuel cap. Literally takes 1min to do:

 

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More mods & pics to come 2moro, but what do you guys think. £10 of ebay, took 6 days to arrive from china ;) (link in my signature).

mixmasterlooney

I hope you enjoyed your holiday mate :D welcome back, fuel cap looks good, i like the sized look of the text

Hyrule

I hope you enjoyed your holiday mate :D welcome back, fuel cap looks good, i like the sized look of the text

 

Thanks, it was great to get away, though back to work on Monday :angry:

 

Yeah i think it looks great. something different anyway :)

Oliverb
Pretty neat, is it good quality ??
Hyrule

Pretty neat, is it good quality ??

 

Yeah quality is good I think. Literally three, 3m double sided strips and you stick on over the existing cover. :)

b4zz

looks a neat little touch that and not seen one before.



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