Jump to content


Show
Photo

Automatic Headlight Sensor


  • Please log in to reply
79 replies to this topic

#16 clubber

clubber

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 108 posts
  • Ford Model: ST3
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Berkshire

Posted 27 September 2012 - 03:44 PM

Ignition needs to be on then in low light the headlights come on, just unlocking the car will not turn the lights on.

No they wont. But you do have guide me home lights. When you switch everything off (leaving the lights set to auto), pull back the full beam switch once. The headlights will stay on for 30 seconds before shutting themselves down. Handy if you parked up in an unlit area.


Cheers guys, that would have been a nice feature to have.

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#17 clubber

clubber

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 108 posts
  • Ford Model: ST3
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Berkshire

Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:53 PM

I've ordered all the parts, can't wait for them to arrive.

#18 clubber

clubber

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 108 posts
  • Ford Model: ST3
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Berkshire

Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:13 AM

Rear view dimming mirror has been mounted and works fine and auto light switch has been installed. Just waiting for the mount for the rain and light sensor to arrive and I will fit it later today (hopefully).

#19 Haz93

Haz93

    Serial Poster

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 451 posts
  • Name: Harrison
  • Ford Model: KA Mk2 + Audi A5 Cabriolet
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Warwickshire
Contributor

Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

Hi mate, sorry have not had much time to work on the guide. How did you mount the mirror, with the different mountings? Also just found out that my sensor mount is coming off the windscreen!!! I used the halfords locktite glue, which has not lasted very well.
I have read up abit and it seems windscreen repair places have a very strong glass glue which if you can get to one like autoglass etc.. They will charge about 10 to glue the sensor mount on

#20 clubber

clubber

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 108 posts
  • Ford Model: ST3
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Berkshire

Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:18 PM

I filed down the inside edges of the 2 bits that stick out on the sides of the mirror mount and then just slid it on. Haven't received my sensor mount but have activated lights and wipers using the ELM cable and just tested it. All works as it should. Might go to Autoglass when my sensor mount arrives.

#21 clubber

clubber

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 108 posts
  • Ford Model: ST3
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Berkshire

Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:45 AM

Just bought some window tint from here that I will be putting onto my front windscreen under the rear view mirror to give it an oem look like this:

Attached Thumbnails

  • 5122347213_f4129547ca_o.jpg


#22 Haz93

Haz93

    Serial Poster

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 451 posts
  • Name: Harrison
  • Ford Model: KA Mk2 + Audi A5 Cabriolet
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Warwickshire
Contributor

Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:13 AM

I was thinking of doing this, but the oem 'tint' is actually inbetween the layers of glass, so you will still see the mount and glue holding it on.
I think using black vinyl wrap instead of tint might work better too as it requires no water to apply, just heat. Also get no bubbles either.

#23 clubber

clubber

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 108 posts
  • Ford Model: ST3
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Berkshire

Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:28 PM

Can you put a photo of yours up from the outside looking in?

#24 Stoney871

Stoney871

    Resident Peacekeeper

  • Super Mod
  • 14,405 posts
  • Name: Clive
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Sport
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Devon
Contributor

Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:17 PM

How about using some flyeye film to replicate the patterned area?

#25 clubber

clubber

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 108 posts
  • Ford Model: ST3
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Berkshire

Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

The window tint I ordered on Friday arrived so I cut it to size and stuck it to the screen. Think it looks okay, covers the insides up pretty well.

Before: 2012-10-07 14.29.41.jpg

After: 2012-10-08 13.58.15.jpg

#26 clubber

clubber

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 108 posts
  • Ford Model: ST3
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Berkshire

Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:37 PM

I'm quite happy with it all. £70 all in, can't complain. Big thanks to Haz93 for the heads up and help he has given me.

#27 Teabags

Teabags

    Settling In Well

  • New Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 50 posts
  • Name: DB
  • Ford Model: Focus ST
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Essex

Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:08 PM

I just received my mirror cowling and sensor, and now I've decided to not put them on! If anybody is interested pm me. Will post later in the for sale section.

Parts are off an focus ST.

#28 Anthony Obrien

Anthony Obrien

    Member

  • Members via FB
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
  • Location:

Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:08 PM

I can't get this to work on my st pre facelift has this been done on a pre facelift car

#29 Haz93

Haz93

    Serial Poster

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 451 posts
  • Name: Harrison
  • Ford Model: KA Mk2 + Audi A5 Cabriolet
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Warwickshire
Contributor

Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:42 PM

@ clubber

Glad it's worked out well mate :)

@ Anthony

It should work on a pre face lift if you have all the parts and have activated it via ff2 software shown in Preee's guide


#30 clubber

clubber

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 108 posts
  • Ford Model: ST3
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Berkshire

Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:44 AM

The window tint started to lift so I got some vinyl. A lot better. Cut it to size and stuck it onto the windscreen.

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



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users