Jump to content


Photo

Mk2 Facelift - Retrofitting Bi Xenon Headlights

Headlights Headlamps Bi Xenon

  • Please log in to reply
46 replies to this topic

#16 Julz

Julz

    Member

  • New Member
  • PipPip
  • 12 posts
  • Name: Jay
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2.5 zetec
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Essex

Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:05 AM

Julz- in order to get the xenons to work you need an extra earth wire in port 8 on the plug on your wiring loom and it will work. I fitted them to mine and had to do this little mod to get them lighting.

Hope this helps



If this works I owe u a big drink my friend

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#17 Haz93

Haz93

    Serial Poster

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 453 posts
  • Name: Harrison
  • Ford Model: Audi A5 Cabriolet + Mini Cooper
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Warwickshire
Contributor

Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:27 AM

Not sure if everyones is the same but my connector has all 10 ports already wired up. Have not tried the lights yet as I have no bulbs or ballast
Hope to buy this soon
http://item.mobilewe...nid=12406953563
Then will try this. Does it not need any fuses or relays to work then? Just the extra earth wire?


#18 jgriff

jgriff

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 180 posts
  • Name: John
  • Ford Model: Focus 1.6 zetec
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Ireland

Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:02 PM

It should work, it did for me. You can either tap into the earth wire on the loom which i think is the brown wire or do what i did and just earth it off the bodywork, which leaves it easy if you ever decide to change back and your loom is intact.

The xenons need two earths to work but if you just plug it in as is, all lights will work except the xenons. I've also since fitting fitted 8000k bulbs which looks really good

#19 renz2012

renz2012

    Newbie

  • New Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
  • Name: chris
  • Ford Model: focus zetec s
  • Year: 2011
  • Location: Staffordshire

Posted 07 June 2012 - 11:24 PM

can you add a link to the guide your using I might try this to mine

#20 Haz93

Haz93

    Serial Poster

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 453 posts
  • Name: Harrison
  • Ford Model: Audi A5 Cabriolet + Mini Cooper
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Warwickshire
Contributor

Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:33 AM

Okay so not got anywhere with this as I got bored looking. Now found two options I could go with:

Cheaper retrofit kit from Canada
http://www.ebay.co.u...9#ht_9696wt_807

Or OEM set to fit as shown earlier in thread from America
http://www.ebay.co.u...#ht_4600wt_1026

Any ideas which one to go for??


#21 Haz93

Haz93

    Serial Poster

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 453 posts
  • Name: Harrison
  • Ford Model: Audi A5 Cabriolet + Mini Cooper
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Warwickshire
Contributor

Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:53 AM

Okay so a little :D update on this project

I got it all working !!!

Haha excitement over.

I purchased a set of Osram D3S ballasts with wiring from the american seller in the previous post and some cheap 6000k D3S bulbs. Got it all fitted and wired up using the standard ballast connector inside the headlight and nothing!! Then I realised the D3S ballast as 3 pins. Pos neg and earth. The standard D1S ballast has no earth just pos and neg. However a 3pin connector came with the ballasts so just connected the 3 wires and Success!!!!!!!! If I had not had the ballast and bulb issue the headlights would be plug and play, as no extra wiring was required to the actuall headlight unit connector. As mentioned before my loom already had all 10 pins wired up.

Will get some pics up soon :D

#22 MrGrumpy

MrGrumpy

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 159 posts
  • Name: Tom
  • Ford Model: MK II
  • Year: 2005
  • Location: Sussex

Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:06 PM

We want pics :D

#23 Haz93

Haz93

    Serial Poster

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 453 posts
  • Name: Harrison
  • Ford Model: Audi A5 Cabriolet + Mini Cooper
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Warwickshire
Contributor

Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:45 PM

Haha sorry to keep you waiting :P

Okay so as they were when purchased :

IMG_0336.JPG
IMG_0340.JPG
IMG_0342.JPG
IMG_0346.JPG

Bulbs and ballast fitted

IMG_0610.JPG
IMG_0613.JPG

Halogen and Bi Xenon comparison

IMG_0620.JPG

Testing before fitting in properly

IMG_0625.JPG

Fitted in and ready :P

IMG_0608.JPG
IMG_0631.JPG

beam pattern and nice window reflection lol

IMG_0636.JPG
IMG_0650.JPG

Nice one to finish

IMG_0658.JPG

#24 .Ryan

.Ryan

    Too much time on the boards

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 726 posts
  • Name: Rhino
  • Ford Model: Focus Zetec S 115
  • Year: 2014
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:48 PM

They look sweet!

#25 jgriff

jgriff

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 180 posts
  • Name: John
  • Ford Model: Focus 1.6 zetec
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Ireland

Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:58 PM

Nice work there fella, glad you finally got it sorted

#26 Haz93

Haz93

    Serial Poster

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 453 posts
  • Name: Harrison
  • Ford Model: Audi A5 Cabriolet + Mini Cooper
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Warwickshire
Contributor

Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:56 PM

Thanks guys :) has taken a while but defo worth it.
Did you notice the headlights seem a bit low when you put yours on??

Have you got any levelling on them, auto or manual??

#27 MrGrumpy

MrGrumpy

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 159 posts
  • Name: Tom
  • Ford Model: MK II
  • Year: 2005
  • Location: Sussex

Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:20 AM

Looks good! I was gonna ask for a picture of your headlight loom connector, to see if I have the required wiring, but I think yours will be different being a 2.5.

Anyone done this on a mk2?

#28 jgriff

jgriff

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 180 posts
  • Name: John
  • Ford Model: Focus 1.6 zetec
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Ireland

Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:40 AM

I thought they seemed low but got a mechanic to set them properly and he set they were off by very little. I don't have any levelling adjustment on them at all

#29 artscot79

artscot79

    Ford Enthusiast

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,199 posts
  • Name: arthur
  • Ford Model: focus mk2 ti-vct
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Fife

Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:48 PM

by the picture of the light on the house they look very low compared to standard it could be the way the pictures been taken but they dont look like they light much up

#30 Haz93

Haz93

    Serial Poster

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 453 posts
  • Name: Harrison
  • Ford Model: Audi A5 Cabriolet + Mini Cooper
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Warwickshire
Contributor

Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:32 AM

Looks good! I was gonna ask for a picture of your headlight loom connector, to see if I have the required wiring, but I think yours will be different being a 2.5.

Anyone done this on a mk2?


The connectors may be a different shape but they will have the same wiring, by looking in the Haynes manual they do look a very similar shape to me. But not sure if the one the manual is a mk2 or facelift

If your connector has all 10 pins wired up it will be a straight forward plug and play, if not then wiring an earth wire is required as mentioned before

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have




Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Headlights, Headlamps, Bi Xenon

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users