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Lenny

Guide To Converting Stock Climate Controls To Custom Set

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This Guide is now available to download in PDF format see link:

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/62846-guide-fitting-custom-climate-control-knobs-mk2-mk25-focus-2005-2011-pdf/

Received these set of custom Aluminium heater controls this morning,

Their high quality for the low cost you can purchase them for,
I found them a great solution to the stock (Ford) set as the rubber finish on the stock ones catch dust very easily and feel sticky after being polished,

I've used a dash board wipe and a set of wide pliers to remove the existing controls, I recommend using the wide pliers rather than the normal as this set will have a flush grip on the knob your removing compared to the normal pliers which will grip the knob at an angle increasing the chances of damaging the part.

Take a dash board wipe and fold it over until you have a pad around an inch square,

Place it over the control knob,

Grip the pliers over it then squeeze and pull gently. Ensuring not to pull left or right, just straight as this could crack the surround, or worse you could end up having half the control stuck in the casing.

As you can see in the fifth and sixth picture below I thought I had gotten some of the control knob stuck in the casing, but thankfully I didn't the clear plastic saw in the pictures is the distributer lens for the bulbs inside the control unit.


I highly recommend this item to any focus owner, The build quality is really worth £30 their proper aluminium the only plastic part is the black disc on the front and the clear ABS plastic lens inside to distribute the light.

They are available in a range of grip colours, I personally went for the black grips,
Although I think they just spray the aluminium a different colour,
let me know your thoughts on these please.

Link To e-bay Listing: Click Here
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Thanks For Looking!

Please Check my List of Guides Listed Below For More Information. B)

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Very nice Lenny , job well done ;)

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Very nice Lenny , job well done ;)

Thanks mate, ill have one more picture when its dark,:)

very happy with them.

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these are quaslity mate. Must tell us where you got these from. Please haa :)

They look the part with the volume control too...

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these are quaslity mate. Must tell us where you got these from. Please haa :)

They look the part with the volume control too...

Thank you very much for the comments,

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he's 100% shipping From China, but at £11 well worth the wait B)

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they look awsome Lenny, good find and a good job fitting them, excellant write up.

Thanks for the Feedback,cool.gif

Links to All of my Guides can be found at the bottom of all my Post's

Nice Picture you Have there.tongue.gif

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ordered myself a set, i passed the message on that you recommended him to me :lol: he is only up the road from me in northumberland mind

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ordered myself a set, i passed the message on that you recommended him to me :lol: he is only up the road from me in northumberland mind

It;s a Small World :lol:

Glad to read you got them no problem, as i was begining to worry since i hadn't seen them listed on e-bay for a while,

any club discount?

or discount to other members who are willing to pay him directly via Pay-Pal :D

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he didnt mention any lol, mind you i forgot to ask :lol:

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Really want these but listing is ended......bugger

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Really want these but listing is ended......bugger

if you contact the seller through e-bay mate,

tell hime you saw them on here and he will sell you a set through paypal he's 100%

other sellers have continued to purchase this item this way, with no problems .B)

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Yip, i sent him a message earlier today , so hopefully he'll reply soon. Ordered the clear fog too while i was on there :)

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Thanks For Looking!

Please Check my List of Guides Listed Below For More Information. B)

Mate have to say they look impressive !!!

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Mate have to say they look impressive !!!

Thanks

that’s quite a compliment coming from a Mk3 Owner B)

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Thanks

that’s quite a compliment coming from a Mk3 Owner B)

Have the insurance been informed of modification ? 

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Have the insurance been informed of modification ? 

Ah now, you keep that sort of negative behavour to your own threads :lol:

im not jealous that you have a 2011 Mk3 Focus with tinted windows :lol: im quite contnet to admire your model and keep mine under wraps until better times.

no need to get the UN envolved in this thread too mate :P

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Ah now, you keep that sort of negative behavour to your own threads :lol:

im not jealous that you have a 2011 Mk3 Focus with tinted windows :lol: im quite contnet to admire your model and keep mine under wraps until better times.

no need to get the UN envolved in this thread too mate :P

I have actually had every single focus Mk they have done and loved them all ! Last year I was driving a Fiesta Zetec S and loved it but dealer offered good price so had to snap his hand off ! The creativity of some people you do have to admire and those dials are super !

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I have actually had every single focus Mk they have done and loved them all ! Last year I was driving a Fiesta Zetec S and loved it but dealer offered good price so had to snap his hand off ! The creativity of some people you do have to admire and those dials are super !

Thank mate,

im Very happy with them there well worth every penny. B)

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Thank mate,

its crazy to think that these are selling for less than £5.00 in china but the supplier wont sell us anything smaller than 30 sets per order :(

although im happy to have payed the £30 odd pounds to get them from a local seller as there well worth every penny.

Always the same though - we get ripped off in this country.

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Yip, i sent him a message earlier today , so hopefully he'll reply soon. Ordered the clear fog too while i was on there :)

I've just found these control knobs listed again, by a different seller but the same item.

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