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#1 james_60

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:22 PM

Hi Folks


Puddle Lights do those words ring any bells.



Mk1 and mk2's have them i think. They are fitted to the underside of the wing mirror


How come ford decided that the newer mk2.5 didnt need them ??



Can i fit them !!



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Posted 20 October 2011 - 10:54 PM

Hi Folks


Puddle Lights do those words ring any bells.



Mk1 and mk2's have them i think. They are fitted to the underside of the wing mirror


How come ford decided that the newer mk2.5 didnt need them ??



Can i fit them !!



Jamie :-)

I have them on my 61 plate Titanium and waste of time ! Not sure why ford want to light the 8" x 8" panel of my door under my mirror ? Unless there is a use ? Discuss .........?

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 05:19 AM

They are for you to see if there is a !Removed! sleeping up against your door, which gives you time to get the baseball bat out of the boot without waking him up. On a serious note I kinda agree with wick not much point as the amount of lights that come on any way when I unlock the car its like Christmas

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 09:38 AM

They are for you to see if there is a !Removed! sleeping up against your door, which gives you time to get the baseball bat out of the boot without waking him up. On a serious note I kinda agree with wick not much point as the amount of lights that come on any way when I unlock the car its like Christmas

neaver heard of them :blink:

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 01:43 PM

They are meant as a safety feature i think , to light curb side , when entering/leaving the car.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 01:57 PM

I believe the clue is in the name 'Puddle Lights'. Is it to illuminate the area so you avoid stepping in a puddle entering/leaving the car (obviously in wet weather) ? I think on the New Focus they would look better if they were white LED's like the number plate light.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 02:40 PM

Hi



Most european cars have them in the bottom of the door and most of them are red.



I mean most people a few years ago would say what is the point in footwell lighting. All you see is your feet


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Posted 21 October 2011 - 02:45 PM

Hi



Most european cars have them in the bottom of the door and most of them are red.



Jamie



I think the red light was to warn other drivers/people in the dark your opening the door , and i think Tomo is correct that puddle lights are try and stop you getting your feet wet :P .

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:26 PM

well the fact remains



Iam sure the mk1 had them in some form or other. and the mk3 has them but not the 2.5 which is weired.


Can they be retrofitted like most mods.


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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:33 PM

I would imagine they would not be hard to fit , you may have to run the feed to the curtesy lights for a simple connection. Unless you have a fuse directly for the puddle lights and its working in the GEM.

i have been looking at some on fleabay

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 07:13 PM

i just love gadgets lol as you can probably tell.

and iam always in search of lone cables with connectors that dont connect to anything :-)


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Posted 21 October 2011 - 07:26 PM

i just love gadgets lol as you can probably tell.

and iam always in search of lone cables with connectors that dont connect to anything :-)


Jamie



Yeah same here , i've just ordered some SMD leds , deciding where i'm going to put them , either in door speakers to light them up or center cup holders for illumination, and i'm waitng for some OEM DRL relacements to come back in stock.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 09:35 PM

iam ordering a cree reversing light :-)

One thing i wish i could have is illuminated sill protectors and led rear lights



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Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:59 AM

I believe the clue is in the name 'Puddle Lights'. Is it to illuminate the area so you avoid stepping in a puddle entering/leaving the car (obviously in wet weather) ? I think on the New Focus they would look better if they were white LED's like the number plate light.

They will be White LED once I get round to it ! 

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 08:34 AM

Hey wick


Fit cree 501's (w5w) (if they utilise that bulb)

cree sidelight bulbs (they will light up the pavement lol)



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