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#1 Ben...

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 07:42 PM

A short guide to show you how to fit the 'Ford Power' push start button to a 2008- Ford Fiesta (Mk7)


*This will not replace your key

It will only work when the key is turned to stage 2

What you will need:

Push Start Button - 1459645
Push Start Plastic Bezel - 1574152
Push Start Aluminium Look Bezel - 1667755
12V 30Amp Relay
Soldering Iron & Solder
Red & Black 5Amp Wire
10A Fuse & Holder
Wire Strippers/Crimps
Pliers
Spade Connectors To Suit Relay
Torx Driver

Decide where you would like the button to be positioned

First position I had it

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Then I moved it to here
(Pretty hard to cut, BE WARNED!)

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First I removed the stereo

Pull up screen surround from the front

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Unscrew 2 T25 Torx screws and 2 hex bolts using a 7mm socket

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Remove 'secret compartment' and then pull stereo out and upwards

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Remove steering shroud

Undo 3 T25 Torx screws

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 07:44 PM

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Pull bottom section downwards

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You will then be able to see the ignition loom

Unplug this

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The wires you will need are the purple/green wire and the blue/white wire

The purple/green wire is live when the key is turned to stage 2 (ignition live)

The blue/white wire is live when cranking the key to start (starter motor)

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Use this diagram to wire your switch up

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I sawed the excess plastic off the bottom of the switch so was able to access the pins easier
I then bent the pins outwards so they were further away from each other
I soldered wires to the appropriate pins and then insulated using heatshrink
I then connected up the relay using spade connectors
I also used a 10A fuse (you may be able to see this in the background)

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I connected the wires to the ignition like this as i didn't want to cut any wires or splice in to them
(I know its not ideal)

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 07:56 PM

Does the power button stop the engine as well, or just start it?

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 07:57 PM

Just starts it im afraid my friend

Results

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 08:47 AM

re-starting the engine would be fun if you stalled then!

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:36 AM

And the award for the most pointless mod goes to...

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 12:04 PM

And the award for the most pointless mod goes to...


:lol: agreed. Seems a bit pointless to me, why have the button when you still need to turn the key? Much easier and quicker just to keep the key i'd say.

Its not as slick at the official Ford keyless system is it...But then it does cost £400+. In my Titanium, just need to press the clutch down, then push the button, Engine starts and im off.

Be intersting to see what Ford say if you ever have a fault with your car....

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 12:30 PM

yeah it looks like it does more harm then good :/

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 04:02 PM

You can still use the key.. i did it purely for aesthetic reasons

I thought it would look good and i think it has come out well

You could say any modification is pointless.. matter of opinion

My opinion is that it is ridiculous to comment if your scared to touch your car because of the warranty

I only made the guide for the benefit of people that were interested

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:28 AM

You can still use the key.. i did it purely for aesthetic reasons

I thought it would look good and i think it has come out well


You can't see it though, it's hidden away down below the gearstick.

You could say any modification is pointless.. matter of opinion


Modification that make life harder are pretty pointless. Not all mods make life harder.

My opinion is that it is ridiculous to comment if your scared to touch your car because of the warranty


I don't think that's the point, if you had modded the car that would have been worthwhile, then nobody would have commented negatively. It's a pointless mod that could affect your warranty. But, it's your car, your money, your choice. But it's also a forum, so you are going to get feedback one way or the other.


I only made the guide for the benefit of people that were interested


Which is fine, it's still there.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:57 AM

Its perfectly visible when in the front of the car, especially at night when the LED is more clear

All mods make life harder.. they cost money and you have to fit them.. but if you enjoy then it doesn't bother you

Well it is the point.. i enjoy reading feedback, but when its coming from people who have done nothing to their cars because all they're worried about is the warranty then it's irrelevant

Why bother posting negatively if it doesn't interest you

If you had something positive to say as well then i wouldn't mind

But..

And the award for the most pointless mod goes to...


Necessary?

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 01:07 PM

Ben i think you have doon very good job with this guide. Its clear and it looks like you have put quite a lot of work in it.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 01:25 PM

Cheers mate

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 01:38 PM

do you have any shots of you removing the centre Handbrake trim, scared of breaking any clips.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 03:26 PM

can i explain why i dont think it is pointless, i have the TDCI and as you are probably aware it needs to be kept for a few seconds at ignition before starting for glow plugs, so i turn the key to ignition put my seat belt on then start the engine, although i haven't added my button to my new car had it in my old mk 6.5 and used it for the above purpose. Thank you for the guide it is VERY helpful although i dont understand why you need the relay as i didn't on the mk 6.5 but im still gonna use your guide don't fancy breaking her.

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