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Mikefoc

2012 Fiesta Running Lights. Where Can I Find A Ignition Swtithed Positive

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My wife has a May 2012 1.4 diesel Titanium Fiesta (one of Motorpoint’s Gibraltar cars).

I recently bought two daylight running light units which I intend to fit either side under the centre front grill bar. To ensure they don’t glare away at night I bought the small relay which switches them off when my side lights are switched on. I require three wire supplies for the unit. 1. negative earth 2. a side light 12v positive, and 3. an ignition switched positive. Connections 1 and 2 are no problem linking on the wires at the back of the nearside headlight connector. Finding an easy ignition switched positive is proving a bit harder. I thought of linking to the 12v cigar lighter lead but found this is permanently live, as is the horn.

My fuse box has a fuse for running lights but I can see no wires for the factory fitted Ford running light units which would sit below the headlights. The fuse points are permanently live.

The two 8 LED light units were £5 and the Genlabs DRLR2 relay unit was £9.69, both off eBay.

Can anyone tell me a suitable ignition switched easy linkage positive 12v feed, preferably under the bonnet?

Thanks, Mike

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I've been advised there's a purple wire coming out the back of the fuse box (behind glovebox) that is ignition live.

Alternatively mine is wired up using 'add-a-fuse' in fuse holder 8 (which is for parking sensors that I don't have, this is on the higher spec fuse box)

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Many thanks iNath. I have the lower spec glovebox fuse box but Fuse 8 is marked identically to the higherspec one in the manual. I have just sent for an 'add-a-fuse' and will give it a try.

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If you unplug your headlight and look at the connnection, one of them is an ignition live, I think its for the levellers. I used this for my old drl's, worked perfect.

You run a small wire under the clip that you pull to lift the connection off, then just push it into the right one. Now, which one is the right one? I can't remember, but there's only 8 or 10 to choose from, just put ignition on and try em all. I think 3 of em are constant live, only one is on and off with ignition, so very easy to figure out.

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Many thanks to D4nz0 and iNath. I am still awaiting my add a fuse units so I connected my side light connection to the red and green wire on the plug at the back of the nearside headlight. I similarly connected the ignition switched live to the purple wire on this plug. I used snaplock connectors. I connected my earth wire to a bolt at the back of the fuse box. I used two stainless steel self tapping screws to mount the brackets for each led unit under the centre bar of the radiator grill. All is now up and working.

I am quite pleased with the result for a total cost of about £15. I tried to post a pic but cant find the picture upload icon of the bottom of this post nor the quick reply post or post option mentioned in the forum help posts.

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Thanks Stoney. That was the unit I used, from the same seller. The first one didn't arrive (post office prob) but a second was sent out first class post when I complained. Its a little tiny unit about 2 cm by 1.5cm. It has a self adhesive pad so you can attach it to the bulkhead or wing inner. Works great.

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