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#106 Stoney871

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:10 PM

Yep sorry mate red only unless you feel brave and do the red and white one to match your second reverse bulb.
I think I've stirred up enough now.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:19 PM

:( why'd they make a blue option if it's not legal. think I would do the white to go with the reverse lights though.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:02 PM

It's not illegal to sell blue but would be to fit and use blue.
Foreign markets are different.
You can go into shops in the Irish Republic and buy magnetic blue flashing car beacons but can't use them here but try buying them from UK police supply companies and they will refuse to supply you unless sent to a Police station.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:09 PM

Man this sucks. I wish these badge illuminators would be available for Fiesta MK7. I'm so disappointed!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:47 AM

Measure your badge and compare to the light size, you may be lucky.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

damn you people! the more i read this thread the more i want want :( i particularly like the idea of the white light wired to my reverse light. reckon that would look really tidy with my twin cree's especially if the badge light is bright as you lot say.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:13 PM

"*Manly tears running down the cheek*" - I already measured the badge, Fiesta's badge is a lot smaller, so no joy I'm afraid.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:39 PM

What are the badge measurements in metric?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:11 PM

Roughly 4,5cm x 11cm. Currently my consolation opton would be this http://www.ebay.co.u...=item20c1a4cfbf

This is red only.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:50 PM

I haven't seen any red/white combined ones for ages.
If you're going to fit one then the red is the best and safest option.
I had already spotted that size but was waiting for the measurements of your badge before linking to it for you.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:43 AM

I think I'm going for the red ones. There is no point to be moping around. Chances are there will never be white/red combo one for the Fiestas badge so I have to go with what I got.
  • Should I attach these to brake lights or side lights (i.e. keep then constantly on when the lights are on, or when I'm breaking? Your thoughts or opinon. (I'm leaning more towards as 4th brake light)
  • How much wire do I need tom order? Is 2 m sufficient?


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:20 AM

  • Should I attach these to brake lights or side lights (i.e. keep then constantly on when the lights are on, or when I'm breaking? Your thoughts or opinon. (I'm leaning more towards as 4th brake light)
  • How much wire do I need to order? Is 2 m sufficient?

If your going to have it active with the side lights then you wouldn't need to purchase any extra cable because you can splice in to the reg late lighting below the badge.
But if you want to fit it as a brake light,
Then 2 metres would be enough and to save weight, you could earth to the reg light earth feed and run a single posituve feed to the rear spoiler brake light.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:38 AM

I'm really torn between the dilemma.
One one hand it would be cool that it stays on whenever the side lights are on which happens mostly when its dark.
On the other hand it would be also awesome to have it as 4th break light and as you are also breaking during the day time it would essentiallly get some exposure at day and night.

I wonder if it would be possible to do it in the following way - during the day if you break it will go on but as soon as you switch on the sidelights they will come on and stay on (if this makes sense). This way I could sort of get best of both worlds. Could it theoretically be done?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:38 PM

What i did when i was searching for these lights was go on alibaba.com , find the dealer and contacted them , gave them the size of the light required and they replied with the options they had which was white/red , white/blue , blue/red , green/red.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:26 PM

When I first fitted my light I had it on permanently.
The problem with that is you only get to show it off when your lights are on.
After a couple of weeks I decided it looked more trick to have it work with the brake lights.
Far better in my view.

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