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#151 alkyz89

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:26 PM

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!


like i said im sure if it was a door switch the footwell lights would stay on aswell !! so id rule that out.... have you tried taking the bulbs back out to see if that fixes the problem??
then you could add new wires from the footwell lights to the courtesy light...

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#152 ShinyAndy

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:59 AM

Before fitting the footwell bulbs the courtesy light stayed on all the time too, fitting them highlighted that the timed dim to off functioned correctly - this is why I wasn't sure if they actually were on the same circuit!

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:54 PM

ooooo ok sorry i didnt know it was an issue before!! erm you tryed removing the courtesy lights to look at the circuit on the back could be a loose wire making a connection where its not wanted, if that makes sense...

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im sure you know how to remove it, but if not heres a pic to help you out.
starting with the yellow arrow, lever the light down using a small flat head screwdriver, then onto the green arrows, doing the same thing.
hope this is of some help

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:59 PM

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.

heres a pic for you...
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its just a standard badge the sticks on... its not like the st one with the nuts n bolts

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:49 PM

heres a pic for you...
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its just a standard badge the sticks on... its not like the st one with the nuts n bolts


Looks really good mate! Is it one of these? And if so I take it that it won't come off easily!?

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4ab892da61

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:08 PM

Looks really good mate! Is it one of these? And if so I take it that it won't come off easily!?

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4ab892da61

yea looks the same... and as long as you clean the surface before sticking, and get it right the first time, its surprisingly solid.
i had my doubts at first... put it this way iv taken the car those eastern European car washes atleast 5 times since having it on there and its still going strong!!

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:18 PM

I know it's been while since this was created (!!) however i wanted to add in my thanks to the OP and everyone else who's chipped in!

I have a 59reg (UK) Zetec S and it was plug and play with the bulbs, working immediately!

Also a thanks to Lenny and Preee for all the guides i've read - you have made my next few weeks busy!!

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:15 PM

yea looks the same... and as long as you clean the surface before sticking, and get it right the first time, its surprisingly solid.
i had my doubts at first... put it this way iv taken the car those eastern European car washes atleast 5 times since having it on there and its still going strong!!


That's grand so... Iv been debating whether it would stick or not!

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:41 PM

I know it's been while since this was created (!!) however i wanted to add in my thanks to the OP and everyone else who's chipped in!

I have a 59reg (UK) Zetec S and it was plug and play with the bulbs, working immediately!

Also a thanks to Lenny and Preee for all the guides i've read - you have made my next few weeks busy!!


No probs mate,
theirs one thing better than saying thanks,
and that is: that you keep us updated on your progress and some pictures too mate.
look foward to seeing the results.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:40 PM

Hey guys gals

i've plugged mine in.

I wasnt sure where the socket was, so took a photo for others to locate them, they are both closer to the centre console than the doors, and quite akward to see.

Mine were all wired up etc. Mk2.5 2009 zetec s

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:42 PM

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


Hi, do we know why?

I've just changed mine for LED lights inside, (they were normal 501 bulbs) and they go on and off as they should?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:56 PM

Found mine and put two bulbs in this morning working fine. Great little improvement to car and only cost 3 quid.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:40 PM

I have sockets and cable coming to them but no power. Would magic cable and elmconfig program sort it?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:06 AM

Anybody know if the same applies for the Mk 3 Focus?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:09 PM

Just had a look through elmconfig in offline mode and didn't see option to turn these lights on... any suggestions? I rather keep it 'factory made' but will consider putting led strips in footwells and under seats at a later stage.

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