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pugboy

Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 Footwell Lights

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Just ordered Red led T10 501 w5w pack of 10 bulbs £2.49 Freee p&p and 2x 24 Red strip leds 12v flexable strips £3.79 free p&p off Ebay .Strips i place under the front seats to light up rear footwells :)

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i did this myself, there is a metal pole that you can stick them too...but you may need a little superglue to stop them peeling off.

i ran the cable for power down the central console.

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I’ve got a 2010 focus and I’ve been in the foot wells for over an hour put new working 5W5 bulbs in and nothing happens when I open the doors or switch on the lights, even checked the manual and fuse box for a empty slot but all the empty slots are clear at the back they don’t have any terminals in the unused slots, the bulb sockets have cables leading from them and everything a don’t understand why they won’t work for me :(

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could they need activating by ford in the ECU? id get a multimeter onto them and see if i can trace where they lead.

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The holders were present and wired (just had to pop in bulbs) on both my 55 plate and my missus 59 plate Focus.

Bulbs obviously come in orange (they are the same for most side repeaters).

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could they need activating by ford in the ECU? id get a multimeter onto them and see if i can trace where they lead.

My mate has a multimeter, hes going to try it out tomorrow thanks for the idea, hope to get them working would be a nice touch, its due a service next month i may ask the garage to get them working if i cant lol driving me mad first rusting boot and now this Proverbial :angry::lol:

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Bulbs fitted and working straight away in my '06 Ghia.

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Got my mate to hook up the multimeter to the bulb terminals today and there’s no power going to them at all, checked fuses already and they are all their mine is a 1.6TDCI Style manufactured July 2010 the only difference in my model and the rest of you guys is mine is in KMPH as I’m from Ireland, does anyone have any other ideas I could try, the cables are leading from the bulbs to the fuse box in the loom and everything and have Haynes manual all should be fine can’t figure out where the break in connection is,

Last resort is to pay ford to sort it for me as i really want them working, :(

mite get a black sheep sticker for the rear :lol: ford focus black sheep style :lol: (only one with no footwell lights)

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Got my mate to hook up the multimeter to the bulb terminals today and there's no power going to them at all, checked fuses already and they are all their mine is a 1.6TDCI Style manufactured July 2010 the only difference in my model and the rest of you guys is mine is in KMPH as I'm from Ireland, does anyone have any other ideas I could try, the cables are leading from the bulbs to the fuse box in the loom and everything and have Haynes manual all should be fine can't figure out where the break in connection is,

Last resort is to pay ford to sort it for me as i really want them working, :(

mite get a black sheep sticker for the rear :lol: ford focus black sheep style :lol: (only one with no footwell lights)

I wouldn't bother with the hassle to be honest. They are only lights, lights that go off for the most usage the car will get.

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If you have found the wires , why not loop from the main courtesy and remove the feed wire to the footwell lights , therefore it will work the same and removing the feed in the fuse box will avoid and conflicts if it does feed from ecu.

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If you have found the wires , why not loop from the main courtesy and remove the feed wire to the footwell lights , therefore it will work the same and removing the feed in the fuse box will avoid and conflicts if it does feed from ecu.

I agree with what your saying mate

if this was on my previous car i would have no problem with doing that,

but ive bought this car brand new its my third child i wont even let any1 eat in it :)

I dont want to be adding custom cables to it just yet, incase their is a simple way of correcting it as it is,

Id be sorry then had i cut the existing ones.

thanks for the post though and welcome to the forum. :)

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Hi

Not sure if you guys on here know this, but the majority of the current Focus models are prewired for the footwell lights - you just plug the bulbs in! I've done this on my 55 plate Zetec and on two of my workmates cars who have 08 plate Zetec's.

Just letting you know anyway as its a nice little extra to have and it only costs a couple of quid for the bulbs.

If anyone else knows of any similar enhancements that can be made on the cheap let me know.

hi

i have changed all my interior bulbs for led and makes a big difference, front side lights and number plate lights too

Paul

Stalybridge

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try a resistance check on the cables from fuse to bulb socket. this will show if the cables are broken or good. if you do it from the fuse, it will show if you have the right fuse etc.

values you should be looking at on the multimeter are around 0.06 for good.

if you get around 1 or more, you have the wrong fuse or wire is snapped.

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had 2 spare bulbs in the garage, cost of mod nothing. Bonus

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I agree with rhat your saying and if this was on my previous car i would have no problem with doing that, but ive bought this car brand new its my third child i wont even let any1 eat in it :) and i dont want to be adding custom cables to it just yet, incase their is a simple way of correcting it as it is, id be sorry then had i cut the existing ones.

thanks for the post though and welcome to the forum.

Ah, so you have a 1.6 TDCI like me and the footwell lights dont work or have no wiring and bulb holder. I'm sure someone else on here with a 1.6 TDCI does not have the lights also.

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im thinking there might be an option on the ECU that has to be turned on by Ford to activate this feature.

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Dont think that is the case JohnH, could be wrong, but as its an electric circuit, I dont think the ECU will control a Switch to keep it permenantly off. I could be wrong, and if anyone can prove me wrong I will be happy to learn, but I suspect, its more likely to be a problem with the wiring. If its bought from new, you could take the car back to Ford and advise it seems to be "Faulty" - Warranty should equal free fix :)

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Don't rule the ECU/GEM out.

I remember someone having to to to Ford to have theirs programmed to tell it that the car had a heated windscreen added.

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jee - it would make sense if it was just an electrical circuit with a few switches...that would make everybodies lives far easier with hardly any fun. from personal exp of electrical circuits, not just in cars, the manufacturer wants to make things as hard as possible for the typical user and make money from them. i could be wrong also about this but you would like to think that a new car would have its wiring tip top with no issues...as what else could the manufacturer took shortcuts on?

nigel s - that would make sense, as when you have the battery light on the speedo unit for say an alternator issue, the heated windscreen is disabled...but that just goes to show how much power that takes to run it.

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I look forward to being proved wrong, because on thinking about it, my car has an option whereby if I drive over 15mph the car doors automatically lock, and unlock in the event of an accident. This has been disabled on the ECU, so I hope to be proven wrong!

Otherwise I would be disappointed also if there was any wiring issue. I suppose if you get a multimeter reading in the fuse board for that particular loom, then it could be more a switch issue...

Will be interesting to see the results!

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Just checked my car and it doesn't have anything, no bulb holders, wiring, nothing - cheapskates.

It sounds like it's completely random whether your car has them or not.

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hey PUGBOY

Brilliant find there with the Under dash lighting. i went out and brought some bulbs this morning and the ports worked first time on my ford focus zetec.

Cheers again

Biggsy

P.S any more interesting mods found yet??

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Just checked my car and it doesn't have anything, no bulb holders, wiring, nothing - cheapskates.

It sounds like it's completely random whether your car has them or not.

Hey did you see the pictures placed on this thread?? mabey worth looking at them. the holders are not the abvious to see sometimes

Biggsy

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Interesting thread..

Thought the interia footwell lights were a std feature on the zetec models so fairly surprised to see a few people with zetec climates having to stick the bulbs in for this. Dam even my 13 yr old escort has these.

Like the sound of swapping exteria bulbs for LEDs - will look into this when i get my new motor.

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cant see anything that looks like what has been described here on my 2010 Zetec S

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