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#31 Preee

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:04 PM

Bigdaddy.

JohnH has a great guide on how to change the LED's on the radio , his link is in his signature.

the red safety feature for the door open is a good idea i think , i have some spare low glow red Led strips i could use and may have a look at fitting them , only have 2 though. i like the idea of puddle lights but only if they were fitted to the mirror's , but fot me not using the remote key to open my car then i would be already stood in the puddle as i pulled the door handle so the puddle lights are not for me :)

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:12 PM

A couple of pics of mine that i did a while back.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:08 PM

Looks good Paul , did you do the rears as well?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:48 PM

Bigdaddy.

JohnH has a great guide on how to change the LED's on the radio , his link is in his signature.

the red safety feature for the door open is a good idea i think , i have some spare low glow red Led strips i could use and may have a look at fitting them , only have 2 though. i like the idea of puddle lights but only if they were fitted to the mirror's , but fot me not using the remote key to open my car then i would be already stood in the puddle as i pulled the door handle so the puddle lights are not for me :)


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:48 PM

A couple of pics of mine that i did a while back.

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Love it!

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:12 PM

Looks good Paul , did you do the rears as well?

Yeah, but forgot to take some pics of them lol.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:39 PM

how come you have to take the door panel off? are you not just using the power that is already on the switches?

I might have a look into doing this at the weekend but don't have a drill with me so was thinking is there room to have a light come through on the gap around the plastic cover where the handle goes through...

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:37 PM

how come you have to take the door panel off? are you not just using the power that is already on the switches?

I might have a look into doing this at the weekend but don't have a drill with me so was thinking is there room to have a light come through on the gap around the plastic cover where the handle goes through...


it's possible i guess but how would you secure the LED , and you would not want the door handle rubbbing against the wires or LED

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:13 PM

it's possible i guess but how would you secure the LED , and you would not want the door handle rubbbing against the wires or LED


I fitted it earlier, this is what I manged to come up with:
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I'm waiting for it to go dark and I'll see how much light it show around the handle.

Also I'm still not sure why you have put in the guide to take off the door panel. I just popped the cover off and wired it up and put it back in.

I also noticed the light stays on for around 5sec then shuts off, at first I thought it wasn't going to turn off and I had wired it up wrong.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:08 PM

Also I'm still not sure why you have put in the guide to take off the door panel.


Quite simply , my N/S wires were short so i took the panel off and it also serve's for if someone wants to take a panel off.

As it states ,it's a Guide people can choose the way they want to do it.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:05 AM

Ordered my LED's last night. Will be fitting these when I receive them. Another top guide Preee

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:52 PM

LED's arrived today, fitted them to all 4 doors. Didn't bother taking door cards off. Just stick the wires into the existing plug and taped it up. Looks good and a worthwhile and easy mod. Can't wait for it to get dark!

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:04 PM

LED's arrived today, fitted them to all 4 doors. Didn't bother taking door cards off. Just stick the wires into the existing plug and taped it up. Looks good and a worthwhile and easy mod. Can't wait for it to get dark!


You will love the effect Clubber , i fitted some to my Nephews ST (facelift) the other weekend and the wiring was totally different , but got it working so it comes on with Ignition. looks great though he choose green Led's also did his cupholders so a nice tint of green inside the ST.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:44 PM

You will love the effect Clubber , i fitted some to my Nephews ST (facelift) the other weekend and the wiring was totally different , but got it working so it comes on with Ignition. looks great though he choose green Led's also did his cupholders so a nice tint of green inside the ST.


The wiring in my ST facelift was exactly the same as yours apart from the back that were a slightly different colour combination.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:06 PM

Nephews is a two door , all all the wiring for the passenger door were, the electric window one shot up/down without ignition there was no power there at all even with the lights on.Thats why his only come on with ignition , seems wiring is different on a few Focus's

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