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#121 Mr_Spock

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:27 PM

Looks much better mate,
Keep hold of your red unit, you may wish to fit a dual function unit in the future.

 I sure will, it would be nice with a double Cree reverse light.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:42 PM

 I sure will, it would be nice with a double Cree reverse light.

do it mate

 

its surprisingly easy and relatively cheap at around 70quid including the cost of the clear unit which you've already got

 

the results are immense



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:01 AM

Thanks for the encouragement mates, I have put it on my "to do list" - will provide pics when it's done :)



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:36 PM

quick question

 

i fitted my new lens, now im thinking of creating the dual reverse mod, ive got the second bulb holder and will use the original mounting support from my original light and glue it on

 

but how is best to wire to the new bulb holder? ive been looking to find some oem female connectors that will fit in, and get some suitable crimps to provide insulation but cant find anything

 

any advice?



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:56 PM

Probably your best bet is to head to a local breakers with wire cutters in hand and see if you can find a donor car with either the reverse or fog light looms intact then cut off a good 6 inches of wire with the connector to give you enough tail to work with.
Any Focus from 2008-2010 will have the same connector on fog side and reverse.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:47 PM

Finally got around to doing this mod :D cree's not in yet but ....

 

http://www.fordowner...ild-d/?p=345095

 

sorry couldn't find how to add photo from build thread to here.

 

Many Thanks to Lenny for his guide, and all of you who have contributed. :D

 

 



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 11:34 PM

Found this topic really useful in getting this done on my ST a while ago now - did do a version 1 before I saw this which used bulbs and holders out of another make of car as I hadn't thought there was room to fit 2 standard bulbs into the lamps. Problem with these was they were a pretty rare fitment and there were no CREE or decent LED's available to upgrade the bulbs.

 

So version 2 followed most of the guide on here, managed to get a damaged lamp off a Focus I spotted near to home - got the owner a new one at discount price and fitted it in exchange and got standard fog lamp off a car that had upgraded to clear version. Main difference after that was plastic welding the new holder on and being able to get the matching male and female wiring plugs so I could plug everything into the standard loom instead of having to splice wires etc.

 

Found the wiring parts at RS Components - they're called Sicma 2-way connectors, or Sicma3.

 

2-way male housing RS part no. 673-7777

 

2-way female 673-7755

 

then you need suitable pins

 

male sicma3 pin 1.5mm 673-7868

 

female sicma3 pin 1.5mm 673-7852

 

Had to buy 100 of the male pins so got tons spare just don't know where.

 

Worked a treat once all done and fitted with the CREE bulbs, the place I get all my ST jobs done at were really impressed.

 

Tried posting links for these but the computer said no :(



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:11 PM

Spotted a reverse/fog light loom plug and socket for the mk2.5 focus 2008-2011 on ebay today,
Heres the link if anyones in search of one at present:
http://m.ebay.co.uk/...391?nav=SEARCH

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:15 PM

Thanks lenny been searching for a holder for months

FYI theres still 1 left :)

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:33 PM

Thanks lenny been searching for a holder for months
FYI theres still 1 left :)

glad i was able to further assist ,

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:42 PM

If people are struggling to get hold of the holders (pun not intended) it might be worth putting some requests out to people who swapped from red to clear rear foglights etc? that's how I got 1 of my spares, luckily foc but was prepared to pay if needed.

 

That way you'll also have the second stub needed to graft on to turn a lamp into dual fitment :)

 

On second thoughts I must have ended up with more holders than I needed, need to check my spares  :wacko:



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:48 PM

If people are struggling to get hold of the holders (pun not intended) it might be worth putting some requests out to people who swapped from red to clear rear foglights etc? that's how I got 1 of my spares, luckily foc but was prepared to pay if needed.
That way you'll also have the second stub needed to graft on to turn a lamp into dual fitment :)
On second thoughts I must have ended up with more holders than I needed, need to check my spares  :wacko:

Thanks for the info mate but the bulb holder comes supplied with the clear len housing when purchased,
That part is generally not a problem.
However the part people find difficult to get hold of is: the moulded loom plug with some cable attached.
It plugs in to the bulb socket as saw attached to the roll of cable in image below:

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:02 PM

I know the plug you mean. I put some details on part numbers to order them from RS plus pins etc in an earlier post, did try to add links but every time I get stuck at the dialogue box and can't get back to my reply :(

 

Got a few spare plugs pre-wired available if they're that rare.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:11 PM

Ive been searching for a while and my next step would of been to remove the connector from my car and go into ford but whether they would have them I doubt it

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:16 PM

I know the plug you mean. I put some details on part numbers to order them from RS plus pins etc in an earlier post, did try to add links but every time I get stuck at the dialogue box and can't get back to my reply :(
 
Got a few spare plugs pre-wired available if they're that rare.

if you can make them with say 2 metres of loom attached im sure you would make a nice little business selling them through this guide,
Soldering and heat shrinking is somthing i could never manage to do, id be happy to pay for a moulded plug with sufficent loom would make the job alot easier only having to splice once inside the boot.
If you have the time and funds to invest id make up 3-5 of them, surly worth 15 pounds each inc. Labour
Dave at AutoStar electronics linked on first page of this thread can supply the required cable, bought in bulk would be cheaper and using your focus as a template to cut the loom to the correct length leaving additional 3-4 inches excess for splicing.

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