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#1 aussiegit

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:49 PM

hi guys ,
can you help me with a couple of queries on my 55 plate 1.6tdci sport
is there any wiring for a 12v socket in the boot as i need to run my cool box from there in the summer .
also the mw reception is very poor... is ther any reason for this or a cure ?
many thanks
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#2 artscot79

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:25 PM

theres no 12v wiring in the boot that im aware of having rumaged about unless im mistaken i think a lot of manufacturers stopped it. havin looked quickly theres no obvious place to locate it

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:53 PM

MW reception is always poor in the UK, use FM if you can.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:02 PM

i know there is wiring in the boot of my mk2.5 focus which i was informed is for a 12v socket... there may be one in your model... it is located to the right hand side of the boot under the carpet... there are pictures floating around on the forum on the twin/dual reverse light guide.... again this refers to the facelift model but i may help you locate yours if you have one!! hope this helps

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:04 PM

I'm sure Lenny will be here soon to advise you of how to do it!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

I'm sure Lenny will be here soon to advise you of how to do it!


http://www.fordowner...oot-focus-mk25/

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:18 PM

I'm sure Lenny will be here soon to advise you of how to do it!

You mean the LED Oracle? ;)

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:28 PM

On the Mk2.5 there is an Orange wire wrapped up off side behind the boot panel leading to the fog light wiring , i would imagine it will be there for the mk2 as well
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:37 PM

hi guys ,
can you help me with a couple of queries on my 55 plate 1.6tdci sport
is there any wiring for a 12v socket in the boot as i need to run my cool box from there in the summer .
also the mw reception is very poor... is ther any reason for this or a cure ?
many thanks
aussiegit


I'm sure Lenny will be here soon to advise you of how to do it!



Thanks mate,
ive done a guide on this in the guides section of the forum,
see link:
http://www.fordowner...oot-focus-mk25/

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:24 AM

Damn you lenny i stand corrected now ill have to go and do it now youre bad for my wallet im sending the mrs to moan at you lol

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:18 AM

lenny if you dont mind me asking how much was the ford kit i got a price of 73.45p surely not

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:19 AM

Damn you lenny i stand corrected now ill have to go and do it now youre bad for my wallet im sending the mrs to moan at you lol


lol sorry mate,
Dave at Auto star is selling a very afordable kit that can be used in the boot mate,

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item27ba8d09b7

you wont need the positive feed from the kit, you can use the orange plug that is currently in your car, then using the negative feed from the kit, push it in to the casing of the orange plug, and then plug it in to the 12v socket, the power is already flowing to the cable in the boot, so theirs nothing else needed.
except for drillimg the hole and the ring terminal on the end of the negative feed will fit on the screw for the panel like a washer on a bolt. and then the connection is complete,

all for less than £10 people, B)

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:24 AM

lenny if you dont mind me asking how much was the ford kit i got a price of 73.45p surely not


:o £73.45!!!
ford dont make the kit anymore as far as i am aware mate,
i bought it on ebay in an auction,
think it was £25 the winning bid, and the seller said they were end of stock not to be replaced, ford stopped selling the kit,

but you can purchase a 12v genuine ford socket on ebay
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4cff47a32c

and then make up an earth feed yourself, but that kit auto star are selling is very compeditive,

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:32 AM

You mean the LED Oracle? ;)


Lmao :lol: Led all the way.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:39 AM

Ill go for the autostar kit mate yeah pye motors have the kit but no paying that unless its 24k gold worst bit is ive seen that orange wire 20times but never noticed it

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