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#31 vince_13

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

With that holder you can push up on the wires and the contacts will slide out of the rubber bit.
That will allow you to straighten the contacts up.


excellent advice, thankyou now my bulb holder fixed :D maybe it be easier to push the wires out, lock the ruber in the mount and then pull the wires back through?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

You may also find it will be a good idea to cut one pair of opposing lugs off the bulb holders as the holes under the dash only have two lug spaces.
Leaving all four lugs on means the holders don't sit straight.
I found this problem with mine and removing the lugs does help.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

thanks again stoney brilliaint advice :) hopefully if the weather holds on i might try again

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:01 PM

All from experience mate :D


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 06:04 PM

i got red bulbs x2 delivered this morning but im unsure how to remove the current bulbs in place and put the new ones in. 

 

any help would be appreciated 

 

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 06:06 PM

Wedge bulbs just pull straight out.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 06:40 PM

thanx stoney i will try and pull it out tomorrow. hopefully my map light bulbs will arrive then too.

 

so i dont have to unscrew anything to replace the bulb.

 

also i cant find the one on the passengers side.

 

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 06:46 PM

No unscrewing needed.
With passenger side do you mean no bulb there or no wiring?
If no wiring yhen it may have gone behind the dash panelling.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 06:50 PM

couldnt find a bulb there. i gotta get a fuse box cover too if i can find one. the cloth type one i have is ruined.

 

if it has gone behind the dash bord how do i get it back out 



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:46 PM

I have a plastic mesh type cover on my fuse box.
Can you see any light glowing anywhere from the passenger side to indicate where the holder might have gone to?
The wiring can't have gone too far, a bit of poking around will be necessary.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:38 PM

where u get it from. i checked it and can see the light but looks like its gonna be hard to get out 



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:47 PM

You may need to fish around with a bent coat hanger.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 06:53 PM

I've just fitted lights to my 2002 focus, there were no wires behind glove box, so I spliced into interior light, and ran cable down A pillar
They fade in and out when door opened, but when totally switched off at interior light dome, the footwell lights still come on , when door opened, but they do fade out after time, is there a way round this? Because if I had the car door opened for say cleaning hoovering etc the lights would remain lit.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:56 PM

I've just fitted lights to my 2002 focus, there were no wires behind glove box, so I spliced into interior light, and ran cable down A pillar
They fade in and out when door opened, but when totally switched off at interior light dome, the footwell lights still come on , when door opened, but they do fade out after time, is there a way round this? Because if I had the car door opened for say cleaning hoovering etc the lights would remain lit.

Hi Roy,
The way your foot well lighting currently functions is exactly the same as fords standard foot well lighting design.
The GEM automatically cuts power to the interior lighting after 30 minutes,
So if hoovering/cleaning with any door or boot door open for a duration greater than 30 minutes the GEM will cut the power to save your battery.

However if you would like full control over the foot well lighting you can fit a 12v rocker switch to the positive feed on the foot well lighting loom allowing you to cut the power flowing to them.

Purchase two insulated female spade connectors and a 12v rocker switch.
Cut the positive feed at a location where you would like the switch to be,
Fit a female insulated spade connector to each exposed positive cable,
Plug the crimped connectors in to your switch.
There you have full control of the foot well lighting to turn them off or in auto.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:34 PM

If you've used LED bulbs then the current draw will be small so having them on for 30 minutes will be of no impact overall.



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