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#1 orcamong

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 01:26 PM

I have a Ford Focus Estate Dec 2002 and need to replace one of the head light units so I thought I'd take the opportunity to try a new style.

I'm interested in two units which seem to be typical of what is available

*Ford Focus 01-04 Black Projector Headlights with LED riding lights (R8 Look) (http://www.essexraci...roducts_id=1238)

*Ford Focus MK1/2 Angel Eye Projector Headlights (http://www.essexraci...products_id=523)

However although they are stated to be being "plug & play" and easy to install, a few sites have mention a few things that are of concern for similar products and I was hoping that you could help clarify these points.

1: Have I got the correct parts for my Focus?

2: Will these work with my electric headlight adjustment?

3: I've seen that the LED's on some units are not replaceable - is this case and hence do they come with a lifetime warranty/replacement?

4: Also mentioned has been that the LED electrics have to be manually installed - is this the case or do they work with existing wiring?


Sorry to be so dim, but I've limited experience and just need to be sure that these will be suitable for my car and my abilities.

Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated

Many thanks in advance.

Kind regards

Harry

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#2 artscot79

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 03:07 PM

I have a Ford Focus Estate Dec 2002 and need to replace one of the head light units so I thought I'd take the opportunity to try a new style.

I'm interested in two units which seem to be typical of what is available

*Ford Focus 01-04 Black Projector Headlights with LED riding lights (R8 Look) (http://www.essexraci...roducts_id=1238)

*Ford Focus MK1/2 Angel Eye Projector Headlights (http://www.essexraci...products_id=523)

However although they are stated to be being "plug & play" and easy to install, a few sites have mention a few things that are of concern for similar products and I was hoping that you could help clarify these points.

1: Have I got the correct parts for my Focus?

2: Will these work with my electric headlight adjustment?

3: I've seen that the LED's on some units are not replaceable - is this case and hence do they come with a lifetime warranty/replacement?

4: Also mentioned has been that the LED electrics have to be manually installed - is this the case or do they work with existing wiring?


Sorry to be so dim, but I've limited experience and just need to be sure that these will be suitable for my car and my abilities.

Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated

Many thanks in advance.

Kind regards

Harry


well first off you cant adjust them with the electrical adjustment unless you take the motors off tghe original headlights and fit them to the new lights they are plug and polay however led lights need to run on a resistor simply because the electrics on the car are not all set up for led normal lights use more power and without this resistor fitted they will eventually burn out which people are finding more and more common they dont come with lifetime warranty replacement either they are bvased oin the fact they are fitted correctly

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 06:41 PM

well first off you cant adjust them with the electrical adjustment unless you take the motors off tghe original headlights and fit them to the new lights they are plug and polay however led lights need to run on a resistor simply because the electrics on the car are not all set up for led normal lights use more power and without this resistor fitted they will eventually burn out which people are finding more and more common they dont come with lifetime warranty replacement either they are bvased oin the fact they are fitted correctly


Thank you for the quick reply Arscot.

Sorry but need to delve a bit more:

Is the transfer of the adjustment motors a easy one?

Will the resistor form part of the kit for the new headlights?

Thanks again

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 06:50 PM

Thank you for the quick reply Arscot.

Sorry but need to delve a bit more:

Is the transfer of the adjustment motors a easy one?

Will the resistor form part of the kit for the new headlights?

Thanks again

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theres no simple answer really some motors transfer easily some dont you can end up with 2 sdets of lights that dont work and the resistor has to be purchased seperately and wired in i havent done one yet but even interior leds need them as theres a big difference in the current


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