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#31 Maffoo

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:03 PM

So when do the lights come on? Whenever the ignitions on or whenever the courtesy light's on?

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:59 PM

So when do the lights come on? Whenever the ignitions on or whenever the courtesy light's on?


when you unlock it and take the key out the ignition.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 09:41 PM

On my '10' ZS I have just checked and although obviously I dont have ambient lighting, nor any options for such on the onboard computer, I do have the sockets for footwell bulbs and they work!

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 09:57 PM

So when do the lights come on? Whenever the ignitions on or whenever the courtesy light's on?


Try this link to have them switch on with the head lights and stay on

http://www.fordowner...121

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:42 PM

are those 2 seperate wires you are running (1 x positive 1 x negative) or is it audio cable with twin cabling inside?

can you link to all you used? very interested in doing this as mine doesnt have wires or holders!!

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:56 PM

I like the look of this!..
tho im thinking blue rather than red, but only because it would suit my car more than red..
Pretty good guide ther pal!

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 09:05 AM

are those 2 seperate wires you are running (1 x positive 1 x negative) or is it audio cable with twin cabling inside?

can you link to all you used? very interested in doing this as mine doesnt have wires or holders!!

Ash


Hey Ash, I just used maplins, here is the link for the terminal connectors: http://mobile.maplin...?moduleno=42654
I can't remember what audio cable I used it was a twin cable, one to carry positive, one to carry negative

Good luck :)

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 09:07 AM

I like the look of this!..
tho im thinking blue rather than red, but only because it would suit my car more than red..
Pretty good guide ther pal!


Go for it, which ever suits you best! Thanks very much, I have had it in for quite a while now and still working as well

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 06:42 PM

so 1 single cable with 2 wires inside?

like this?

http://www.maplin.co...&U=134&T=Module

so you connect 1 internal wire to the positive and 1 internal wire to the negative? negative to 1 set of led strips and positive to the another strip?

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 10:03 PM

so 1 single cable with 2 wires inside?

like this?

http://www.maplin.co...&U=134&T=Module

so you connect 1 internal wire to the positive and 1 internal wire to the negative? negative to 1 set of led strips and positive to the another strip?

SLightly confuzzled.


Hey buddy just tried to have a look on the maplins site but I couldnt seem to dind the sam cable that I used, to be doubly safe you could use this cable, you will only need to 3 amp cable. I have attemted a wiring diagram lol, here you go! Posted Image

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:51 AM

And i take it once you Twist the 2 additional wires, they run into another terminal block and led?

Superb Cal, Thanks!

(great diagram) :)

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:58 AM

ohh, just re read and now fully understand!!

on an unrelated note what bluetooth unit are you using (behind steering wheel?) and how easy+much was it to fit?

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 12:13 PM

And i take it once you Twist the 2 additional wires, they run into another terminal block and led?

Superb Cal, Thanks!

(great diagram) :)


Yea so the curbed wires on the diagram are the continuation of the circuit until you get to the last LED which you just put the wire straight in the terminal block, simples! lol and thanks, took me a little while :)

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 12:38 PM

ohh, just re read and now fully understand!!

on an unrelated note what bluetooth unit are you using (behind steering wheel?) and how easy+much was it to fit?

Ash


Cool! It's a Parrott system and it was fitted by Ford when I got the car for compensation as they didn't fit the original one (which may I add I wish I still had) I beleive you can get them from Halfords for about 150 and I beleive they can fit them as well.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:00 AM

Now with the remaining audio wire, push this up into the joint shown in the pic and round the gearstick.

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Same with the other side, you should have just enough cable to reach the driver's foot well.

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Again with the end of the wire twist the wires so they fit in the connector and connect the last LED in the same way.

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Finally stick the LED to the plastic under the dash and your done!!!!

Here's the end result biggrin.gif !!!!!!!

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Any comments or questions welcome, hope it makes sense!

Awesome Guide!!



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