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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:06 PM

nothing.
I have Ford Microcat 9/11(prices in EURO). Very usefull software for Ford owners.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:10 PM

When i opened mine had 3 extra sockets near the 12V socket. I Think is for CD Changer or GPS...
Any idea what are they?

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:08 PM

nothing.
I have Ford Microcat 9/11(prices in EURO). Very usefull software for Ford owners.

very usefull i have it too but im not that advanced on using it yet mate :lol:

When i opened mine had 3 extra sockets near the 12V socket. I Think is for CD Changer or GPS...
Any idea what are they?


:o
any pictures mate?
i cant think of anything that these could be for,

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

Recieved my socket-

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I assume i'll have to chop the connector off the red cable to change it to a male connector?
Also where is the best place to run the earth connection to?
The socket is rated to 15A so am i right that i'll need a lengh of 15A cable to run the earth?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:54 PM

Recieved my socket-

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I assume i'll have to chop the connector off the red cable to change it to a male connector?
Also where is the best place to run the earth connection to?
The socket is rated to 15A so am i right that i'll need a lengh of 15A cable to run the earth?


Nice one mate,
it finally arrived,
you would need to change the positive to a male spade connector and extend the earth feed with 15amp cable around 12 inches of cable, then crimp a ring connector to the end and fit it to the inside of the panel screw like a washer and when yo screw the boot panel back in to place,
the earth cable will be earhted with the screw due to the ring terminal bridging the contact,

thats the way i fitted mine to the earth.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:59 PM

You are a true star. ;)
Cheers buddy.
Will have to wait until later this week to do the job though as i'm out on the sauce tonight for my B-day.
I'll tip a couple for you. :)

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:08 PM

You are a true star. ;)
Cheers buddy.
Will have to wait until later this week to do the job though as i'm out on the sauce tonight for my B-day.
I'll tip a couple for you. :)


Happy Birthday mate,
i havent had a drink since december :rolleyes: hav a good one.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:51 PM

Cheers mate.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:53 PM

Finally fitted the socket.
Easy job, hardest part was working out where to put it.
Being belt and braces i've added a 15A inline blade fuse to the live cable just in case of surges.

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I have the habit of blowing fuses when fiddling with the car so thought it prudent to fit an extra one.
Surprisingly i found something useful at Halfords - LED fuses, if they blow a small LED lights up on them as a visual indicator.
Anyone else seen/used them before?

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:25 AM

Finally fitted the socket.
Easy job, hardest part was working out where to put it.
Being belt and braces i've added a 15A inline blade fuse to the live cable just in case of surges.

I have the habit of blowing fuses when fiddling with the car so thought it prudent to fit an extra one.
Surprisingly i found something useful at Halfords - LED fuses, if they blow a small LED lights up on them as a visual indicator.
Anyone else seen/used them before?


Nice job mate,
never saw the led fuse holders before mate sounds good.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 04:04 PM

It's one like this but clear so I can see the indicator LED if the fuse goes.
In Line standard waterproof Blade Fuse Holder fuses 30a 30amp kit car boat bike

http://bit.ly/zsxTRl

Fuse is like this one.
Tempted to replace all the ones in the footwell panel as far easier than pulling random fuses to find a blown one.

GLOWS WHEN IT BLOWS. 4X 15AMP STD BLADE FUSES WITH LED

http://bit.ly/K7LXNf

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:02 PM

It's one like this but clear so I can see the indicator LED if the fuse goes.
In Line standard waterproof Blade Fuse Holder fuses 30a 30amp kit car boat bike

http://bit.ly/zsxTRl

Fuse is like this one.
Tempted to replace all the ones in the footwell panel as far easier than pulling random fuses to find a blown one.

GLOWS WHEN IT BLOWS. 4X 15AMP STD BLADE FUSES WITH LED

http://bit.ly/K7LXNf


good idea mate,
and not a bad price for four of them,
you would probably do the whole fuse board for less than £25 and still have loads of spare fuses,
just dont forget to write doen your stereo code before you start, and ensure they are the mini type fuses to fit the fuse board mate.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:15 PM

good idea mate,
and not a bad price for four of them,
you would probably do the whole fuse board for less than 25 and still have loads of spare fuses,
just dont forget to write doen your stereo code before you start, and ensure they are the mini type fuses to fit the fuse board mate.


Don't worry, I have my code safely stored.
These fuses would certainly make finding a blown one less of a lucky dip.
Makes you wonder why car manufacturers don't do this as standard.
Just realised how stupid that last statement is!
Ford would never do something so sensible.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:22 PM

Don't worry, I have my code safely stored.
These fuses would certainly make finding a blown one less of a lucky dip.
Makes you wonder why car manufacturers don't do this as standard.
Just realised how stupid that last statement is!
Ford would never do something so sensible.


lol very true mate, all of that is very true but they dont even suppy mud flaps on their cars as standard so they dont care about the maintanance of the thing they just want the inital £20,000 for the car after that its your baby. but i 100% agree with you mate they would be great and somthing i will add to my to do list.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:14 AM

You'll probably end up blowing all the fuses on purpose just so you can have a lighty up panel - knowing your penchant for lights. :P

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