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Posted 10 September 2011 - 08:06 AM

Nice job but i thought you could only show a white light to the rear when reversing ?.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 10:44 AM

Nice job but i thought you could only show a white light to the rear when reversing ?.


Reading regulations i think i will remove the White Glow from side lights and wire it to the reversing light instead

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 12:01 PM

Actually sounds like a much better idea mate - white light at the when driving forward is just wrong

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 02:32 PM

All done i should ! be safe from the Blue lights now as this complies with regulations.A bit more wiring involved but all easy to do Reverse wires were orange/blue and black.

White now comes on when reverse is selected.

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Hit the brake any time and it turns red even in reverse as in picture.


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These lights come in different szies to fit Fiesta and Focus/Mondeo.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 12:29 AM

Excellent Guide Pree,

I finally got a picture of mine in the dark, thanks to your guide and information i now have one fitted :D worth every penny and all the effort,

im very happy with this,


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Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:23 AM

looking good Preee. liking the red effect.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 06:05 PM

Fantastic!

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 04:09 PM

Fantastic!



This Mod would look tidy on your white Zs Mate B)

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:03 PM

What a seriously cool bit of kit! B) Do you think the "white" option fo the light is for the front? and the red option for the rear? It'd be interesting to see one lit up as the front ford badge... ( I know the badge flips to reveal the bonnet catch... But i'm pretty sure the lighty up oval could be bonded onto the rear of the front badge somehow) B)

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:36 PM

What a seriously cool bit of kit! B) Do you think the "white" option fo the light is for the front? and the red option for the rear? It'd be interesting to see one lit up as the front ford badge... ( I know the badge flips to reveal the bonnet catch... But i'm pretty sure the lighty up oval could be bonded onto the rear of the front badge somehow) B)


it would look nice on the front but would take alot of cutting to get it just right,
because the led's on these are fitted to the centre of the unit, drilling a hole for the lock is not an option.

but you could perhaps fit it to the flip part of the badge, and this would require some cutting of the chrome section to get it to flip smoothly, and you would also need some extra insulation on the cable to give some extra protection on the flipping.

and the original intentions were that when you put your lights on

the rear badge would illuminate a white glow,

then when you hit the brakes it would change to white,

but UK and EU laws state that a white light to the rear must only display when reversing, except for reg plate illumination,

the model i purchased just has the red feature, but pree has done a fantastic job fitting his and has connected the white light to his reverse and the red light to the brakes,

if i was buying again, i would do the same as pree has done too.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:57 PM

Reversing off my drive i can see the white reflect in the window of the house opposite, and i always dab the brakes to make sure Red is still working , it was my first little Mod and when i first took the boot handle off and saw the work i needed to do i almost did not fit it , but in the end it was well worth the effort. Of course you could save alot of time by just cutting off the badge and buying a replacement badge as you need to take your time seperating the badge from the backing.

But yes it looks great and like my DRL's , i have never seen another one fitted on a Focus apart from Lenny's.

I saw a car a few months ago with a white badge light on the front , i think it was a Mazda , it looked ok , but the focus badge on the front would not be an easy mod i think.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:06 AM

Great advice there chaps, thanks! I don't suppose some kind soul could put up a link to the white/red version could they? I feel a bit of a weekend job coming on here! B)

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:11 AM

I've got a red one on it's way to me now and a spare badge just in case.
On a MK2 the fitting should be much easier as no cutting of trim is needed.
I should hopefully be able to use pre-existing holes.
Once i have the parts in my hand i'll be able to suss it out.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:18 AM

I've got a red one on it's way to me now and a spare badge just in case.
On a MK2 the fitting should be much easier as no cutting of trim is needed.
I should hopefully be able to use pre-existing holes.
Once i have the parts in my hand i'll be able to suss it out.


from looking at mine mate,
it seems that the badge was designed for the mk2 because it has a lip around the edge designed to sit in to your boot panel where the badge currently is mate nice job B)

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:08 AM

I don't know if i'm just being a bit thick, or looking too hard or what... But i'm buggered if i can find the badge that has both white, and red illumination on e-bay... I've seen white OR red, or even blue... but not white AND red! :huh:

Maybe i'm putting the wrong search words in or summat :(

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