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#46 Stoney871

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:50 AM

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:29 PM

Unfortunately I have the Titaium not the X so DRL are not std.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:09 AM

After some "modification" to the wire i have eventually got it working! :-D
however I have some issues, firstly that wire gets VERY hot quite quickly, it is being used as a resistor so i suppose it could be normal but i'm not sure if its safe! Also now I have put my fuse box back its gone off again! Will have a look today to find the issue.
I can confirm that the dash lights (speedo illumination etc) are NOT on with the DRLs.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:17 AM

The problem is that since I "modified" the wire it doesn't sit in the connector very firmly so it came out when I reattached it. Sorted again.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:34 AM

Hi chaps Just registared and wanted to say thanks to the OP for his guide.....

and To put something back to the forum here are a few pics of the mk2.5 fuse box with the relevant fuses and relay positions.

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2x 10a fuses
1x 20a fuse
Relay
and wire between t26 and t1 i did find that the t26 crimp was a perfect fit however the t1 spade was the incorrect size so time for a pair of cutters and a bit of bodgery

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:10 PM

Welcome Andy! Good simple modification on the wire, I think I'll do that to tidy mine up a bit. Did u notice if the wire got hot?

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:07 PM

Welcome Andy! Good simple modification on the wire, I think I'll do that to tidy mine up a bit. Did u notice if the wire got hot?


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I used a proper pair of criming pliers (the ratchet type http://www.google.co...ved=0CEQQ8wIwAQ ) then used a sharp knife to trim off the red insulation put the plug back in place then, Used a pair of snipe nose pliers to push it fully home once the green plug was correctly seated the crimp sits below the level of the plug so wont short onto anything i did open the end of the crimp up slightly with a flat screwdriver to make it easier to fit onto the fusebox contact but not so loose it doesn't make a good contact.

The wire gets warm to the touch but not overly hot (i left it hanging down for a full hour running to check prior to securing it all back in place) ((Does yours get hot near the old connector by any chance?))

I did try to cable tie it to the round steel dash support bar aiming to use it as a bit of a heat sink but i couldn't get a tie wrap round it along with the weather starting to turn so i just carefully stuffed it above the fuse box so it gets some air round it.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:19 PM

Hi chaps Just registared and wanted to say thanks to the OP for his guide.....

and To put something back to the forum here are a few pics of the mk2.5 fuse box with the relevant fuses and relay positions.

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2x 10a fuses
1x 20a fuse
Relay
and wire between t26 and t1 i did find that the t26 crimp was a perfect fit however the t1 spade was the incorrect size so time for a pair of cutters and a bit of bodgery

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and jobs a gooden...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRTuSRb52qY&feature=youtu.be

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Hi Andy, welcome to the forum. Top job there mate. Can you tell me what type of wire you used and also is this the correct relay?

http://www.ebay.co.u...1#ht_2552wt_952

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:44 PM

Clubber i used this relay

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649


item no 320939734228


the wire i used is shown earlier on in the thread

walk into any ford dealer and ask for part number "finis 1684288" its a fiesta part on the system described as a "kit"

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:22 PM

Clubber i used this relay

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649


item no 320939734228


the wire i used is shown earlier on in the thread

walk into any ford dealer and ask for part number "finis 1684288" its a fiesta part on the system described as a "kit"


I had that saved in My Ebay. You must have bought the last one.

What year is your car. Looks like a pre facelift from the video.

Also, in the original instructions by Pidu it says 'Ford genuine part finis number 1684288, price 11.02 GBP (only for halogen lights)'

I have Xenons. Would I need a different cable?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:09 PM

What do you mean the "old connector"? The whole wire was pretty hot, I didn't notice any change from one end to the other. I have checked again and it is not as bad now. Still warm, but not uncomfortable to touch.
@clubber, I have no idea about the working of Xenons vs halogens so I don't know what difference using different cable will make!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:20 PM

What do you mean the "old connector"?


I was just wondering if you had poor contact at one end resulting in high resistance and an increase in heat build up

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:20 AM

Does anyone know the resistor value of this wire?



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:06 AM

Hi chaps Just registared and wanted to say thanks to the OP for his guide.....

and To put something back to the forum here are a few pics of the mk2.5 fuse box with the relevant fuses and relay positions.

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I retrofitted factory DRL on my 2008 focus wagon TDCI. It is built for the german market with only basic equipment level.

 

The above applied to me also, had to change one on the connectors to a smaller size.

 

BUT, it didn't work anyway!

 

I crosscheck with the wiring diagrams, and two wires were missing from the main wiring loom.

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Connector locations:

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So after retrofitting the two wires it worked.

 

So if anyone is attempting this mod on a mk2.5 with only basic equipment level then first check that you have cables at pos 5 in c103 and pos 15 in c102.

 

If not then you must retrofit the cables, and the biggest problem with that is finding the right crimping pins.



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:50 AM

HI all!

 

I bought all the stuff to my 2008 focus MK2.5 titanium, then found out that there are NO sockets fitted for R15 and F113 there.
The fuse box looks the same as andy monty posted, but there are only empty holes in the plastic. This car was also built for german market.

 

Do you think I have a chance to make it work, or should I just sell the stuff, and buy an LED kit instead?



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