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#61 troy45

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:55 PM

Know this is a bit of an old thread now but I'd not seen it before and thought I'd give it a go on my Focus ST as it's got the auto headlights etc.

 

Worked just fine, got a relay off ebay nice and cheap, plus was able to get my hands on some wiring off-cuts out of a similar GEM connector so didn't have to fiddle with getting different spade connectors to make up the link lead.

 

Cheers for all the work done with the details posted and nice handy photos :)



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:08 PM

Did you wire it off the original looms or just install the wiring and relay sepeartely?



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:31 PM

I just added the extra mini relay to the GEM plus the fuses and wired in the link lead to the big green GEM connector. Much preferable being able to do it that way.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:53 PM

Result!



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:58 PM

Certainly was, ended up rushing to finish it before going into work but it worked just fine once everything was in place.

 

There's some great info on here which has kept me busy with electrical mods!



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 07:21 PM

Hi I thought this might an interesting simple mod. Had a look at my GEM (CF type post face lift 2A) no contacts for fuses 110 113 & 135 nor relay R15. So a none starter for me.



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 08:52 PM

Hi,

 

As this topic has not been closed, I take a shot at getting an answer. :)

 

I thought I do this mod rather than a LED kit. There is less hacking and wiring involved, the aftermarket LEDs might not be very good quality and they might not work properly with the Auto lights function.

 

I am not really fussed about the looks, it is more about safety. I am driving with lights on all the time anyway, which brings two issues: the auto light is irrelevant and it turns the rear lights, dash lights on and dimms the radio display so on the 3 sunny days in June I cannot see a thing on it.

 

And I think the LED DRLs would have to be mentioned to the insurance company as modification, wouldn't it? Or else they might just say that I have breached the contract and would not pay a penny.

 

There was a question about the resistance of the cable. Looking at the pictures and interpreting what has been written about it, it would be quite easy to make one, unless there is a trick in it.

 

Has anyone measured the resistance yet? Would anyone with the factory cable willing to do it?

Has anyone tried to make one at home?

What sizes are the connectors?

 

I saw that someone ha to modify one of the connectors, but Pidu did not. Was this because Pidu has MK2 and Andy Monty Mk2.5 Focus and the wire was originally for Fiesta as I read somewhere?

 

Thanks if anyone is still following this.

 

Barna

 



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 09:34 PM

Hi Barna,

 

As I don't have precise enough multimeter for this, but it shows about ~0.3 ohms for the actual cable.

In theory, it should be between 0.5 and 0.7 ohms though, if I count with 12~14Volts, 55W bulb and 20% loss on the cable.

 

The connectors are 5 mm and 7 mm wide. 

 

The only trick which can be seen is the extra heat resistant coating, but we don't know what material is the actual wire made of.



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 10:28 PM

Hi demo,

 

Thanks for the instant reply and for doing the measuring.

 

Yeah, I have not thought of the material of the cable.

I am guessing it is not that important. Not much can go wrong, except for overheating.

 

I will check if I got the parts available to try and make one.

Still need to get the relay though.



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 08:20 AM

Hi check my fuse box just to see the fuses and wires if they exist.I see at f45 i have no fuse,at f48 ihave 20A, at f71 i have no fuse.Next check the connector and i see is already have cable at pin 1 and 26 .I have rain sensor and  lights switch with auto option

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Because i have already the cable at pin 1 and 26 is this means that is  bridged.?



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 08:05 PM

hi everyone,

 

Since I followed this article a long time, and I didn't to do it.

 

I just have a question is that can DTRL light up the parking light rather than headlight?



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 08:18 PM

You cam tap the power source into that light If you wanted to.

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:17 PM

You cam tap the power source into that light If you wanted to.

Hi jeebowhite,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

However, I see the schematic of focus MK2.5 (C307), it seems connected to headlamp internally and controlled by the relay R15.

How can I jump the wire to the parking light?



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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:22 PM

Tap the lights wire at the plug going into the headlamp itself is best.

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:24 PM

So if you take the main power source from the drl relay and tap the positive into the wire that should bypass the standard relay and light up the Headlight

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