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Lenny

Guide To Converting Stock Climate Controls To Custom Set

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No problem, I'll get my tape out later.

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The measurement I need is this dimension-

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The replacement dials for a Focus measure 30mm.

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yeah I will check tomorrow, but that measurement seems to be between 350-400mm

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Just measured a set i had laying around in the shed.

Circle diameter is 34 mm.

Also see the pictures for the rest of the looks "behind the scenes" so to speak ;)

I would also like a set in my Fusion (same controls as a Fiesta) but the middle knob won't fit without some homemade modifications. Is a 6 mm steel pin with 1 flat side so completely different from the outer 2.

The outer 2 are, as far as i can see from the pictures, the same as a Focus although i think they the ones in the Focus are somehow different in the way they are held on.

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Oh yeah, I meant 35mm not 350mm

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That's what i thought ;) but i thought pictures speak louder than words :rolleyes:

I tried to pull one knob out, didn't work. I think the only way to get them out is to stick 3 thin knifes or something like that between the 3 white fingers, spreading them gently, and then pull it out.

And the only way to get the replacement knobs to stick would be to make a groove in the new knob with a Dremel or to grind the 3 white fingers a bit so they still grip a little. The first option would be the best i think.

And the middle knob would be somewhat more difficult, sawing off the back of the original knob, grinding it down so it will fit into the new knob and glue it with epoxy or something like that. The only thing to look out for is to place it correctly so the knob is placed correctly.

Shame they don't have ready made for Fiesta/Fusion.

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Bit of a bump.

Have found the heater knobs in gun metal.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-FOCUS-Air-Con-A-C-GUNMETAL-GREY-Knobs-Heater-Dials-3-NEW-Custom-Mod-/221557552787?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3395dbf693

I've ordered a set. Will report back when I have them. :)

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Any idea where I could get hold of these now? I really like them!

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Pick them up for about a fiver on Aliexpress...might just drop some maHOOsive hints tomorrow - get a set for Christmas lol

(You think I'm cheap to buy for at Christmas? You should try dating me!!)

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Just took delivery of these guys

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-FORD-FOCUS-2-focus-3-Mondeo-AC-Knob-Car-3PCS-LOT-Air-Conditioning-heat-control/1703863139.html

3.60 euro and about 2 weeks delivery!

For nothing really :)

Just about to fit!

your lucky there black,

I used to sell these on eBay; purchasing a bulk order of items through aliexpress,

I ordered 15 sets of black heater knobs for focus

14 out of 15 sets that arrived were red

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Did you get a refund and keep them or did you have to send them back lol

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Did you get a refund and keep them or did you have to send them back lol

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Masked them up and spray painted black

then sold em on eBay for 7.50GBP a set 👌😀

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Result!

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Result!

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lost some profits having to purchase the paint but still better than nothing

the illuminated ignition ring lights are only 2 euro each from China as well selling on eBay for 15gbp each

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Cheaper than a return for refund.

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Cheaper than a return for refund.

at that price not worth returning

only to have some kid on a sweat shop production line Shot

🙌💥🔫

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Yeah that's true I suppose.

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thx lenny for the idea and guide, well happy with them

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