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#61 Pidu

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:14 PM

You are wrong mate ;) , bottom seal of the rubber would not stay lifted if you run the wire inside the car under roof lining, it would be completlly invisible. Also lifting of the spoiler would not be required. On your day off come to Exeter and we will do it ;)

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

Will see what I can do.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

Here you go Clive , bear in mind this is a Mk2.5 and may be different but i would imagine placement will be the same if wire colours are different.

This is the O/S connection above the rear wheel arch.
Orange = Side light
Green = Brake light
Blue = Indicator
Black = Earth
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My Rear DRL's did not go as planned when i fitted the leds to the light clusters , and powered it all up , they are not bright enough to be seen in daylight , so i removed my DRL circuit
and just wired them to the side lights so they look a lttle like the ST twin Lights , but even then the Leds are a darker red than the side light bulb but it's not too bad , nothing ventured and nothing gained .lol

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:35 PM

Cheers for that will look when I have time again.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:00 PM

The piccies ain't great, but the LED rear badge is now fitted, and up and running B)

I've chanced running the "red" off the sidelights circuit, so my badge is red as soon as the lights are switched on... Not been pulled... YET! :huh:

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(i really MUST remember to fit a new LED in the numberplate light too) :unsure:

And in reverse.... (white section of badge illuminated)

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:11 PM

I like it :)

I'm sorry to say that, but I don't like this:



It would be getting on my nerves every time I open the tailgate <_< You could have tried harder and run wire through the genuine wire casing (not easy, but can be done, it's only single wire) or find third brake light wires inside this casing.

Is fourth brake light legal? No problem with MOT, police etc.?


I managed to get the wire through the umbilical eventually, but it was a faff! The umbilical does seat cleanly again when replaced, but it needs to be warm and pliable to do this... (hairdryer) I taped my cable up to an old scrap length of wired curtain hangar, fed the hangar through the umbilical, untaped the wire, then wrapped it around the loom, and used baby cable ties to keep it all neat and factory looking.



I don't know how you fella's have managed with those god awful scotchlock connectors though i must admit :huh: I'm not a great fan of them, i much prefer regualr crimped, or even soldered connections, much more reliable long term....( if a little more effort initially) ;)

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:24 PM

I've chanced running the "red" off the sidelights circuit, so my badge is red as soon as the lights are switched on... Not been pulled... YET! :huh:

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(i really MUST remember to fit a new LED in the numberplate light too) :unsure:

And in reverse.... (white section of badge illuminated)

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The rear Badge fits it beautifully mate,
i love the rear duplex exhaust system too B)

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:50 PM

just a sec guys before i buy it, is the dimensions:14.5cm x 5.6cm of the led light?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:04 AM

Your dimensions are correct.
Standard mk2 / 2.5 focus badge size.


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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:36 PM

just a sec guys before i buy it, is the dimensions:14.5cm x 5.6cm of the led light?


To fit these lights to a MK2.5 you have to shave the sides and bottom of the unit a little as it has to fit into the back section of the boot holder , on the Mk2 you don't have this problem as there is room to fit , without any adjustments

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:23 PM

I think the badge light is originally designed to fit the MK2 as everything lines up perfectly on fiting.
On a 2.5 it's a lot more involved.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:32 PM

I think the badge light is originally designed to fit the MK2 as everything lines up perfectly on fiting.
On a 2.5 it's a lot more involved.


its well worth the effort though,
i also have some pictures of fitting to a mk2.5 on here, very easy of you have a dremil or similar type tool.
i didnt have a dremil when i done mine, instead i used a drill with a 4mm bit
and a Black&Decker mouse Sander with some P40 on it.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:11 AM

tnx guys :D

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:22 PM

Quick update.
Got round to redressing the tatty way I connected the light to the main tail light feed.
Took some extra time over it and reconnected it to the third brake light cable.
It now works with the brakes and looks much tidier.
One thing that I couldn't get right though was when I finally managed to feed the wire through the grommet to the spoiler I retaped it a little high so the grommet has moved up between the body and the spoiler.
No big problem though as I'm currently bidding on a 2.5 spoiler on eBay so hopefully I'll win it and when fitting it I will have full access to put the grommet back properly.
Long as it doesn't rain in between I'll be fine.
The spoiler was a good find as it's the right colour and mint condition too.
Long as it fits properly I'll be happy.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:59 PM

Quick update.
Got round to redressing the tatty way I connected the light to the main tail light feed.
Took some extra time over it and reconnected it to the third brake light cable.
It now works with the brakes and looks much tidier.
One thing that I couldn't get right though was when I finally managed to feed the wire through the grommet to the spoiler I retaped it a little high so the grommet has moved up between the body and the spoiler.
No big problem though as I'm currently bidding on a 2.5 spoiler on eBay so hopefully I'll win it and when fitting it I will have full access to put the grommet back properly.
Long as it doesn't rain in between I'll be fine.
The spoiler was a good find as it's the right colour and mint condition too.
Long as it fits properly I'll be happy.


Should be a straight swap mate,
id like to see you win it too.

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