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jeebowhite

So, everybody else seems to have one of these threads, I thought I would join the trend! :) So, welcome to the not-anywhere-near-as-exciting-as-Lenny's-thread-but-still-modifying-my-bus-thread :)

 

So, I dont have too many pictures of the car before I started, but you should hopefully catch the drift as we go! Anyway, I will take some decent pictures soon and get them uploaded but for now:

 

To start, the first thing I had to do, was replace as many standard filament bulbs with LED's. I cant stand the yellow colour, and I prefer the idea that if I do inadvertently leave my lights on, the car will still work anyway when I get back to it! So for now, I will post this and update with later pictures!

 

So to start, I replaced the sidelights with LED's I then went on to install some Dipped Headlights, but Xenon 6000k White output:

 

sidelights (baring in mind this was taken in the brilliant sun, so you cant really see a lot, but they are white as per my avatar)

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120897660499?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

 

IMAG0013_zps5641e156.jpg


Then I replaced the rear tail lights:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7225-BAZ15d-P21-4W-CANBUS-SMD-LED-Stop-Tail-bulbs-RED-/140731318861?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item20c43d824d

Dual Filament for standard light and fog light

 

IMAG0020_zpsdd01d714.jpg

 

fog lights (same bulb but brighter output)

 

IMAG0019_zpsd72cd5e8.jpg

 

 

number plate bulbs and

 

brake lights:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-382-1156-BA15s-R10w-245-13-SMD-LED-Fog-Light-Bulb-Red-LED-Car-Bulbs-/360427041176?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item53eb203198

 

IMAG0015_zps44fd3b59.jpg

 

Also Reverse Lights:

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/White-1156-P21W-BA15S-R10W-13-LED-5050-SMD-Tail-Brake-Signal-Side-Light-Bulb-New-/360622888777?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item53f6cc9749

 

IMAG0016_zpsb4c5a832.jpg

 

After I finished this, my obsession with LED's continued: so I installed LED's inside:

 

Courtesy Lights:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-42mm-8-LED-Blue-Car-Festoon-Interior-Dome-C5W-239-Light-Lamp-Bulb-DC-12V-UK-/400557617845?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item5d431832b5

 

DSCF0048_zps718e45b0.jpg

 

Illuminated Ignition Barrel:

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-ILLUMINATING-MOD-LED-IGNITION-BARREL-RING-BLUE-ILLUMINATED-LIGHT-/330700362369?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4cff471281

 

DSCF0029_zps01b0c656.jpg

 

Footwell Lighting:

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blue-15cm-9-SMD-LED-Flexible-Strip-Light-Car-Van-bike-12V-custom-lighting-/281097951168?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4172be57c0

 

DSCF0001_zps05db9568.jpg


and the rear:

 

DSCF0004_zps89ba4a2e.jpg

 

I also fitted the rear windows out with Privacy shades, as the tints were FAR too expensive around here, and I got these for about £75 from 'vanstyles'. I think they compliment the tinted look but without affecting insurance or my wallet as hard!

 

http://www.vanstyle.co.uk/van/shades-p-3071.html

 

DSCF0051_zpsf3d89848.jpg

 

DSCF0042_zps793ffef4.jpg

 

DSCF0041_zps43ff38f7.jpg

 

And with the Windows down:

 

IMAG0014_zps56a09ffb.jpg

 

Last job was to install DRL lights, I wish I could have gotten the same style that Lenny and Preee (and many others have) but these I thought where not too bad!

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-DAYTIME-RUNNING-LIGHTS-6-LEDS-6000K-PLUS-NEW-MODEL-AUTOMATIC-ON-OFF-SWITCH-/151104527380?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item232e881c14

 

31b6af14-ea92-4f3d-adc8-970f36771f74_zps

 

and their output against a wall:

 

Off:

 

DSCF0047_zps550f5bbe.jpg

 

On:

 

DSCF0046_zps225a2d0a.jpg

 

So far, thats all I can remember doing, I will take some decent pictures, and keep you in the loop with any further changes to my motor :)

Hyrule

Better late than never jeebo  ;). Looking forward to seeing more pictures.

jeebowhite

lol, I kept thinking theres no point putting it up with so few mod's, so thought "wait a bit longer" and by then, my camera corrupted, my SD card got mashed up and I lost most the pictures :lol:

 

Procrastination is the thief of imagery!

jeebowhite

Well, got my next jobs to do, not quite mods, but I got a couple of small rust spots I need to fix, and then fix the boot switch. hopefully that will make the car a little better, not quite modded, but still some work "to do"

 

Keep being tempted to buy myself the climate control knobs, but I just dont have the funds spare at the moment! lol

Focus_IRE

Hey james a quick question have you got a switcher relay for your DRLs? This is the switch that when you turn on your dims or whatvever light you have them onnected to that they turn off?

 

The reason I am asking is I have used this in my car to make my fog lights my DRLs, I will upload pics tomorrow to show you.

jeebowhite

Hi Stephen,

 

Yeah, got them as part of the light kit I bought. I piggy backed the live feed off an engine sensor, connected that to the harnass and then the negative goes to the negative terminal on the battery. Then I have a white wire, that goes to the sidelight, so that when sidelights come on, the DRL's go off :)

Focus_IRE

Yeah James thats the one, if you wanted you could use you fogs as DRLs as I have done bu the LEDs are a strong light had them on my astra and were the biz.

georgen

I like  :) , Ive got the boot switch to do as-well :(

b4zz

looking good

jeebowhite

cheers fella's, and stephen, I think its illegal in the UK for us to use Fogs as Daytime lights, which is why we buy aftermarket kits :)

georgen

cheers fella's, and stephen, I think its illegal in the UK for us to use Fogs as Daytime lights, which is why we buy aftermarket kits :)

It is illegal here to use fogs as DRL's, but only if you get caught  :P , James what are the led stop bulbs etc like, can you tell the difference or not.

jeebowhite

I would say they are a tad brighter, certainly since I bought the prism shaped bulbs over the forward facing clusters! I quite like them, and I dont worry anymore that if I have a deaf moment, and ignore the beep warning my lights are on, I can go home after work and the car wont have any issues at all!

Lenny

I would say they are a tad brighter, certainly since I bought the prism shaped bulbs over the forward facing clusters! I quite like them, and I dont worry anymore that if I have a deaf moment, and ignore the beep warning my lights are on, I can go home after work and the car wont have any issues at all!


Have you got a link go those single filament offset pin canbus P21 red led brake lights mate
jeebowhite

Hi Lenny,

 

I will try and dig out the exact link but it will take some time! the bulbs pretty much these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-18-LED-SMD-BAY15D-1157-380-P21-5W-Red-Car-Rear-Tail-Brake-Light-Lamp-Bulb-12v-/160959943708?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2579f5d41c and based in Ireland!

Lenny

Hi Lenny,
I will try and dig out the exact link but it will take some time! the bulbs pretty much these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-18-LED-SMD-BAY15D-1157-380-P21-5W-Red-Car-Rear-Tail-Brake-Light-Lamp-Bulb-12v-/160959943708?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2579f5d41c and based in Ireland!

Top man jeeb that's fantastic customer service,
To date every mod I've bought for the car has been imported and mainly from the uk,
Today a uk website links me to a modification for sale within Ireland lol
Your twisting my arm now lol, I'll have to purchase from these guys
Focus_IRE

Hey lads,

 

Why is it illegal to use your fogs as DRLs? all new volvos and others have their fogs as DRLs as they can go off when you turn on the headlights which is what I have done using the switcher relay, I cannot see how this can be illegal I may be wrong tho.

 

And another one whats the difference between illegal and unlawful?????

 

Illegal - is a sick bird :D  :P  :D  :P  :D

alexp999
I think fogs are too bright normally. I imagine when used as DRLs they are not on full brightness.
Focus_IRE

Just curious now is all, LEDs would be classed as brighter that fogs as the lumen output is strong thats why I am putting this out there just to find out is there an actual law to say about fogs?

 

I understand here in Ireland that fog lights are classed as illegal but everyone has them on and nobody gets stopped with them?

georgen

I dont actually know the answer, but always though it was a lens thing, as in the good old days you could buy front fog lights and also front driving lights so I have always based my thoughts on this. DRL are bright but don't illuminate far in front of car where fogs blast light in all directions, but as i said I dont know the official reason, this is me be a sad old git and looking to deep into things  :huh:

Stoney871

It is unlawful to use front fog lights as DRL because they are not aimed as per dipped lights and will reflect off a road and produce a possible dazzling effect.

 

It is against the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations (1989).

 

LED DRL do not reflect in the same way and dim when sidelights go on, and off when main headlights go on.

Most cars that appear to have foglights converted as DRL will usually be a two part light, one part will be fog lights (activated by a dedicated switch) and another part will be an LED ring or section (activated on ignition and controlled by a dedicated relay). 

This is most obvious on newer Mini's.

Stoney871

Illegal means "against or not authorized by law."

Unlawful means "contrary to, prohibited, or unauthorized by law...while necessarily not implying the element of criminality, it is broad enough to include it."

Lenny


Illegal - is a sick bird :D  :P  :D  :P  :D


. rofl-3329_zpse85d8c1e.gif
georgen

It is unlawful to use front fog lights as DRL because they are not aimed as per dipped lights and will reflect off a road and produce a possible dazzling effect.

 

It is against the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations (1989).

 

LED DRL do not reflect in the same way and dim when sidelights go on, and off when main headlights go on.

Most cars that appear to have foglights converted as DRL will usually be a two part light, one part will be fog lights (activated by a dedicated switch) and another part will be an LED ring or section (activated on ignition and controlled by a dedicated relay). 

This is most obvious on newer Mini's.

So my thoughts are correct   :)

Stoney871

So my thoughts are correct   :)

 

Indeed.

Focus_IRE

Good man Clive thanks for clearing that up was actually really curious hope nobody wasa offended with what I was asking. :)

jeebowhite

we Brit's dont get offended... we just get even... :p

 

Lenny, glad to be of assistance :) hopefully most your mod's can now be found on your own little island. That way saving you taxes, time and hassle as seems to be the case with most UK sellers ;)

 

As for everyone elses comments, thanks :) I still want to try and keep small mod's adding to the list, but at the moment, I can only just convince the missus that I need to do my repairs. Just finished fixing the boot switch, if only I could fit a hydraulic pump kit that on pushing the switch, it then pumps the hydraulic rams out and auto opens the boot... that would be cool, but no doubt, expensive :p

jeebowhite

Had a few idea's for a few small mod's - wondering what people think?

 

1) vent chrome strips:

 

2) door sill protectors (carbon fibre look):

$T2eC16FHJHYE9nzpcCu-BRJm8CchO!~~60_12.J

 

3) window chrome:

 

What do you think?

georgen

James:

1. looked at theese myself but come to the conclusion, when looking at the entire dash might look cheap tat.  :(

2. I like where you seen them  :)

3. liking that too if the quality's there  :)

jeebowhite
The actual chrome bits are here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-C-MAX-CHROME-WINDOWS-FRAME-TRIM-SET-CHROMED-STAINLESS-STEEL-/281059411589?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4170724685 but i was looking for a cheaper option,
 
The scuttle plates are here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271250671761&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:GB:1123 but I just bought the last set of four :)
 
as for the vents, I think I am starting to agree with you on that :)
georgen

scuttle plates have been relisted but forgot you have a C max and i got a focus, they say dont fit  :(

jeebowhite

I wouldnt have thought they are any different? its basically a tall focus lol

 

mine is the focus cmax, not the standard cmax... I would be shocked if they dont fit...

georgen

I thought that but when i put my details into their listing it said no  :blink:

jeebowhite

done that plenty of times.

 

When I get them, I will take some measurements and let you know, then you can take a gamble on them if you want :)

georgen

Thank you James

jeebowhite

Well, the protectors arrived (given that estimated delivery was 9-14th September (from Germany!) they arrived very quickly!

 

Measurements are 85mm * 695mm (front) and 85mm * 295mm (rear)

 

Not going to get to fit them for a while now, but I will put the pics up when I have done!

jeebowhite

Updated the iinitial thread with links to all my found purchases!

jeebowhite

Unfortunately this thread is now dead!

 

My bus was killed, repaired and sold! :D

VickiC
Rip
Lenny

Unfortunately this thread is now dead!
 Commiserations and congratulations jeeb what you driving now man?
My bus was killed, repaired and sold! :D

  

Rip

:o i thought you were the one who bought it....
jeebowhite
Cheers lenny, I did get it after a previous accident but someone totalled it and then insurer paid out the repair cost.

Now got my mondeo Mk4 :-D

Sent from my MY SAGA C2 using Ford OC mobile app
Lenny

Cheers lenny, I did get it after a previous accident but someone totalled it and then insurer paid out the repair cost.
Now got my mondeo Mk4 :-D
Sent from my MY SAGA C2 using Ford OC mobile app

lovely motor, i prefer the dash vents from the mk3 though, only down fall of the mk4 is the dash vents
petrol or diesel
jeebowhite
They are tricky to get right I must admit!

Sent from my MY SAGA C2 using Ford OC mobile app
Sneakkk

So, everybody else seems to have one of these threads, I thought I would join the trend! :) So, welcome to the not-anywhere-near-as-exciting-as-Lenny's-thread-but-still-modifying-my-bus-thread :)
 
So, I dont have too many pictures of the car before I started, but you should hopefully catch the drift as we go! Anyway, I will take some decent pictures soon and get them uploaded but for now:
 
To start, the first thing I had to do, was replace as many standard filament bulbs with LED's. I cant stand the yellow colour, and I prefer the idea that if I do inadvertently leave my lights on, the car will still work anyway when I get back to it! So for now, I will post this and update with later pictures!
 
So to start, I replaced the sidelights with LED's I then went on to install some Dipped Headlights, but Xenon 6000k White output:
 
sidelights (baring in mind this was taken in the brilliant sun, so you cant really see a lot, but they are white as per my avatar)
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120897660499?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
 
IMAG0013_zps5641e156.jpg

Then I replaced the rear tail lights:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7225-BAZ15d-P21-4W-CANBUS-SMD-LED-Stop-Tail-bulbs-RED-/140731318861?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item20c43d824d
Dual Filament for standard light and fog light
 
IMAG0020_zpsdd01d714.jpg
 
fog lights (same bulb but brighter output)
 
IMAG0019_zpsd72cd5e8.jpg
 
 
number plate bulbs and
 
brake lights:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-382-1156-BA15s-R10w-245-13-SMD-LED-Fog-Light-Bulb-Red-LED-Car-Bulbs-/360427041176?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item53eb203198
 
IMAG0015_zps44fd3b59.jpg
 
Also Reverse Lights:
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/White-1156-P21W-BA15S-R10W-13-LED-5050-SMD-Tail-Brake-Signal-Side-Light-Bulb-New-/360622888777?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item53f6cc9749
 
IMAG0016_zpsb4c5a832.jpg
 
After I finished this, my obsession with LED's continued: so I installed LED's inside:
 
Courtesy Lights:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-42mm-8-LED-Blue-Car-Festoon-Interior-Dome-C5W-239-Light-Lamp-Bulb-DC-12V-UK-/400557617845?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item5d431832b5
 
DSCF0048_zps718e45b0.jpg
 
Illuminated Ignition Barrel:
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-ILLUMINATING-MOD-LED-IGNITION-BARREL-RING-BLUE-ILLUMINATED-LIGHT-/330700362369?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4cff471281
 
DSCF0029_zps01b0c656.jpg
 
Footwell Lighting:
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blue-15cm-9-SMD-LED-Flexible-Strip-Light-Car-Van-bike-12V-custom-lighting-/281097951168?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4172be57c0
 
DSCF0001_zps05db9568.jpg

and the rear:
 
DSCF0004_zps89ba4a2e.jpg
 
I also fitted the rear windows out with Privacy shades, as the tints were FAR too expensive around here, and I got these for about £75 from 'vanstyles'. I think they compliment the tinted look but without affecting insurance or my wallet as hard!
 
http://www.vanstyle.co.uk/van/shades-p-3071.html
 
DSCF0051_zpsf3d89848.jpg
 
DSCF0042_zps793ffef4.jpg
 
DSCF0041_zps43ff38f7.jpg
 
And with the Windows down:
 
IMAG0014_zps56a09ffb.jpg
 
Last job was to install DRL lights, I wish I could have gotten the same style that Lenny and Preee (and many others have) but these I thought where not too bad!
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-DAYTIME-RUNNING-LIGHTS-6-LEDS-6000K-PLUS-NEW-MODEL-AUTOMATIC-ON-OFF-SWITCH-/151104527380?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item232e881c14
 
31b6af14-ea92-4f3d-adc8-970f36771f74_zps
 
and their output against a wall:
 
Off:
 
DSCF0047_zps550f5bbe.jpg
 
On:
 
DSCF0046_zps225a2d0a.jpg
 
So far, thats all I can remember doing, I will take some decent pictures, and keep you in the loop with any further changes to my motor :)


How do you do the foorwell and rear mate? Wanna do this in my focus?

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Lenny

How do you do the foorwell and rear mate? Wanna do this in my focus?
Sent from my GT-I9505 using Ford OC mobile app

Hi,
See my Guide for fitting front&rear footwell lighting aswell as illuminated ignition ring in your focus:
http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/34704-guide-fitting-footwell-lighting-to-your-ford/?fromsearch=1

You may also like to view my guide on fittin projector puddle lights in the doors of the focus:
http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/46244-guide-fitting-ford-projector-puddle-lights-mk2-mk25-focus-05-12-front-doors/

Also while your wiring you may like to view the guide on cup holder and bird bath shadow light illumination:
http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/28100-guide-to-fitting-smd-leds-to-cup-holder/page-2
Sneakkk

Hi,
See my Guide for fitting front&rear footwell lighting aswell as illuminated ignition ring in your focus:
http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/34704-guide-fitting-footwell-lighting-to-your-ford/?fromsearch=1

You may also like to view my guide on fittin projector puddle lights in the doors of the focus:
http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/46244-guide-fitting-ford-projector-puddle-lights-mk2-mk25-focus-05-12-front-doors/

Also while your wiring you may like to view the guide on cup holder and bird bath shadow light illumination:
http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/28100-guide-to-fitting-smd-leds-to-cup-holder/page-2

Thank you very much for the links! this will help me alot.

 

very good work keep it up! looks awesome!

 

And again thanks very much.



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