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#166 deanoo

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

Would like to thank the pugboy for this info, plugged in some bulbs and it's working fine, quick question can you buy LED lights that don't stay on very dim when switched off.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:59 PM

thanks to the OP as it turns out that my Mk2.5 Zetec had these :)
Started out with some LEDs but wasn't happy so switched to http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310466634769 & now happy.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

Reluctant to drag up an old thread but wanted to keep this together. After seeing the MILs Fiesta with footwell lights I wanted to revisit them on mine. I've a 2008 1.6 TDCI Mk 2.5 Zetec Focus. Took the bulb out of the boot light to test, found the grey bulbholders no problems, popped the bulb in and hey presto, working instantly. Bought two more bulbs today and it's looking sweet. Not a bad mod for £1.60!

Thanks for all the info here!

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:09 PM

old topic i know, just thought id say my 2010 focus has a holder but thats it, no wires at all! pain in the !Removed!. footwell lights look pretty decent aswell.



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:43 PM

old topic i know, just thought id say my 2010 focus has a holder but thats it, no wires at all! pain in the !Removed!. footwell lights look pretty decent aswell.

just pull a wire down from your center curtesy light , run into the bulb holders and fix to an earth and your good to go.



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:15 PM

old topic i know, just thought id say my 2010 focus has a holder but thats it, no wires at all! pain in the !Removed!. footwell lights look pretty decent aswell.

I had the same trouble,
As pree says,
Or purchase an illuminated ignition ring on e-bay comes with a loom makes it easier to splice in the footwell lighting,
Also see my guide in the list below this post for rear footwell lighting too,

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:21 AM

thanks to the OP as it turns out that my Mk2.5 Zetec had these smile.png
Started out with some LEDs but wasn't happy so switched to http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310466634769 & now happy.

I agree entirely, I tried 2 different types of LEDs.

The second ones I tried were "wide angle" but gave the same concentrated patch of light as the first ones, and it looked very poor.

After fitting conventional coloured bulbs, the spread of light is far superior.

Modern technologoy is not always "better"



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:24 PM

How about £1.45 for 10 with free P+P? http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/B002CI89Q0

 

Found the holder in our car and it's a working one  :D



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:30 PM

Just been out and done it...at 10 o'clock, in the snow...

 

Mildly amused at finding this thread actually...last weekend I found a twin pack of W5W bulbs that I bought when I got my first car (Punto - boot light didn't work...cause: dodgy connector).  I was considering ditching them but the old phrase "You know these will come in handy a week after you ditch them!!" So I slung them back in the car ^_^

 

I was also considering wiring in some lights for the footwells - no need now!

 

Thanks



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:18 PM

Im looking to start installing some footwell lights as there is nothing there, holders or wires!

 

those of you who have already done the installation, I seek your more knowledgeable wisdom as I need more than just a guess or hope!

 

Can you advise if the following should work? - (baring in mind this is for a 55 Focus CMAX!)

 

Fuse tap - rather than splice wires, I want to put this into the fuse with the interior lights, and wire straight into the open end - keep things all tidy!

"add a circuit" Fuse Tap:

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

LED's

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4171d109b9

or

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

or (slightly favoured!)

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

Is it advisable to have any additional wire to extend the reach? I plan on putting these in all four footwells (front and rear!). Can any of you advise any trusted / decent wire that wont spontaneously combust and engulf my vehicle?

Is it reasonable to wire all four of these into the one fuse tap? and will that piggback fuse tap work? I heard something about piggy backs, the wrong ones can cause damage?



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:38 PM

I simply purchased the illuminated ignition ring and spliced front and rear footwell leds from that

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:35 PM

seems a simple enough option, I was hoping to do it though without additional splicing if possible.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:56 PM

you could do it was just far simpler doing it through the ignition ring to be honest



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:30 PM

im still toying with the best way, but I am hovering over the buy it now button on it all



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:02 PM

i also went for the option of splicing the loom of the ignition ring, only because of past experience with using tools inside the car near wiring,

 

that way i can make the loom up (including the inline fuse) as long and as tidy as ya want outside the car (in the warm etc) and then simply install



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