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#136 gumpy321

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:27 PM

I just have to say to the op what a good find this is. Just checked in my 08 Zetec, and they were there. Now looks a lot better at night. Thanks chaps.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:23 AM

has this issue startd since you fitted the footwell lights?


No, never worked. It was only when I fitted the footwell lights that I realised that the on/dim to off circuit must be working - hence why I asked if they were definitely on the same circuit

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:38 AM

if the centre light is an led then it wont go off try replacing the centre courtesy light bulb but they are on the same circiut

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:41 AM

Everything is standard, no LEDs anywhere.. the rear centre light is the same. All quite baffling! Must be a wiring issue somewhere I guess

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 09:50 AM

Everything is standard, no LEDs anywhere.. the rear centre light is the same. All quite baffling! Must be a wiring issue somewhere I guess


Have you Got the ELM327 and the ford diagnostic software from the forum,
because you can use it to set the ammount of time the interior light stays on for when the door is opened or the engine switched off.
anything from 30 seconds to 30 minutes

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:51 AM

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.


Thanks for this ill have to check it out in my 05 focus.. Don't mean to sound to daft but I have an idea where to find the lights but would anyone be as kind to put up a pic or two as to where they are :) thanks in advance

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 11:12 AM

Thanks for this ill have to check it out in my 05 focus.. Don't mean to sound to daft but I have an idea where to find the lights but would anyone be as kind to put up a pic or two as to where they are :) thanks in advance


The irish models have the wiring their but no power,
i had to wire mine up to the centre interior light to get them to illuminate but you can also fit some in the rear footwells too.
here is a picture of the passenger side footwell, should me a little light grey socke mounted in a black metal clip.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:54 PM

if the centre light is an led then it wont go off try replacing the centre courtesy light bulb but they are on the same circiut


Just noticed in your mods you have a grille s badge, may I ask where you got this? Iv been looking on eBay and can't seem to find one, only an Rs one there.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:55 PM

The irish models have the wiring their but no power,
i had to wire mine up to the centre interior light to get them to illuminate but you can also fit some in the rear footwells too.
here is a picture of the passenger side footwell, should me a little light grey socke mounted in a black metal clip.

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Cheers mate. It's where I thought :)

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:50 PM

Have you Got the ELM327 and the ford diagnostic software from the forum


I don't yet but I'm not sure that would help, the lights are on all the time (even if I turn the ignition on) so that's why I think there must be a strange wiring issue as the footwell lights perform exactly as the courtesy light should.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:33 AM

if your talking about led lights i found my led courtesy light stays dim when the ignition is off for about an hr but dont worry its just using the electricity in the cables so i believe

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:16 AM

I'm not, it's a standard bulb and it is on at full blast!

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:21 PM

was the wiring for the footwell lights already in place or have you installed them yourself?? and if so did you tap in to wires behind the dash board, or run a cable up to the courtesy light??
i wouldnt have thought it was the door sensors as the footwell lights would stay on aswel, if they are on the same loom...

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:24 PM

was the wiring for the footwell lights already in place or have you installed them yourself?? and if so did you tap in to wires behind the dash board, or run a cable up to the courtesy light??
i wouldnt have thought it was the door sensors as the footwell lights would stay on aswel, if they are on the same loom...


Do you have a pic of your s badge on the front? I want to get that done.. Where did you get it?

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 08:45 AM

was the wiring for the footwell lights already in place


Yup, just plugged in some normal bulbs and it all worked as it should. It's very strange, I can only think that there must be a microswitch for the lights in the door latch or something that might be faulty. It must be separate from the circuit that tells the info screen that a door is open - if one of those went faulty I guess it might think a door is always open. It's at a garage at the moment getting a thorough check over and I asked them to take a quick look over but I don't want them to waste hours on sorting it!

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