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#1 hawker

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 12:33 PM

I know its not something that gets used much (set it once and thats pretty much it) but it seems strange as every other car I've ever owned has one.

Why doesnt it have one? Or am I missing something?
If it does, where's it hidden!?

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#2 artscot79

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:39 PM

I know its not something that gets used much (set it once and thats it) but it seems strange as every other car I've ever owned has one.

Why doesnt it have one? Or am I missing something?
If it does, where's it hidden!?



would be strange considering the mk1 has it im assuming you looked around the light switches etc

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 05:23 PM

Mk1 zetec has one, Little roller wheel to the left of the headlight control dial.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 10:41 PM

I know its not something that gets used much (set it once and thats it) but it seems strange as every other car I've ever owned has one.

Why doesnt it have one? Or am I missing something?
If it does, where's it hidden!?


Just looked at a photo of my car on the 56 stone chip thread, is that not it to the left of the lighting switch?

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:28 AM

Just looked at a photo of my car on the 56 stone chip thread, is that not it to the left of the lighting switch?


nipped out and looked at it before the wife goes to work in it. That switch looks like it's the headlight level adjuster. So yes it's funny it not having a dash dimmer if that is the case. bit of a back wards step.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:01 PM

I wonder if all the wiring is already behind, and its just a case of pull the old one out, and fit one with a dashboard dimmer switch?

May be worth having a look around some scrap yards to try.

Anyone know how the unit pulls out? Is it just clipped in?

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:38 PM

on the 06 mondy you can just swop the panel for one with a dimmer switch on it, so i would think the focus would be the same.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:47 PM

Thanks mate.
I may have a look around for a new front panel.
any ideas how it comes out?

Perhaps the dimmer switch only came as standard on Ghia models on the Mk2. Strange that the Zetec doesnt have it tho.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 08:19 PM

i was wondering the same about my 2002 focus estate that doesnt have a dimmer but does have head light adjustment.

my old 1994 vauxhall cavalier has a dimmer and i used it all the time when driving at night i like a dull dash as it helps my eyes adjust. so whats goin on a few years later, did mr ford just plain forget ?

havnt really bothered to check if there is wiring behind where it should be on the focus.

id imagine it will be a top and bottom push in clip to release the little cover

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 08:23 PM

Thanks mate.
I may have a look around for a new front panel.
any ideas how it comes out?

Perhaps the dimmer switch only came as standard on Ghia models on the Mk2. Strange that the Zetec doesnt have it tho.

hi
you might find if you can get the switch with the dimmer on it might be plug and play my focus never come with front fogs and just had standard switch i changed switch to front fogs fitted fogs and worked so worth a try you can get switches for £17.00 on ebay and yes they just pull out let us know how you get on just a update on this i have now fitted a switch with dimmer and headlight ajustment with front fogs all works great hope this might help someone

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