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#1 ukphillad

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:39 PM

Hey all,

Just a quick question to see if anyone is aware of this. Did Ford ever make original Bi-Xenon headlamps for the Focus MK2??
Was looking on the internet to see if i can get any after market ones, but don't seem to be spoiled for choice :unsure:
Reason I am looking for them is that am still having an issue with my xenon conversion kit. Installed it there a while ago until recently more and more drivers started flashing their lights at me when driving past!! Then the Police stopped me and told me that I need to have the projector headlamps installed at least, otherwise the light is dispersed and hence blinds the other drivers!! When I went to the Ford dealership, they said they don't supply any headlamps like that. When asked about the ST ones, they said they are 400 quid a set and will have to play around with them to get them fitted!!!

Any help would be much appreciated guys :)

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:52 PM

Proper set of oe silver backed xenon headlamps available from my st3 if your interested.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:58 PM

How's things Foci_st3 :D have you got a picture of them by any chance? Would be really interested but not sure whether you know if it's a simple plug and play job or is there messing around with it involved?? :P probably not too much of an issue but out of curiosity

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:34 PM

If they're anything like the mk 2.5 its fairly easy mod to do

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:47 PM

Hi mate, I put black ST lights into my Titanium a few months back and they were a straight swap. Think the Titanium though has the same wiring loom as the ST. The headlight plugs are 10-pin, think you're Style spec might just have a 7-pin loom so you'd need to do some sort of re-wiring but I'm not sure exactly what.

Mine are bi-xenon as well by the way. They have a shutter which opens and closes along with full beam and dipped beam respectively. There are little plugs in the lights though that you can disconnect to disable the shutter function.

I had adaptive (cornering) projectors beforehand and thought about putting a HID kit in them, but didn't really wanna start butchering them so they're sat in the shed. Might need them for MOT anyway as I don't have washers installed. They seem to self level though when I first turn them on and when cornering.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:04 PM

Hi mate, I put black ST lights into my Titanium a few months back and they were a straight swap. Think the Titanium though has the same wiring loom as the ST. The headlight plugs are 10-pin, think you're Style spec might just have a 7-pin loom so you'd need to do some sort of re-wiring but I'm not sure exactly what.


Have you got a pic of your loom connector? I have a Ghia and was wondering if i have the same, is it just a case of if theres 10 wires the xenon headlamps will be plug and play?

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:07 AM

Hi guys, just some info on retrofitting the mk2. The headlight bulbs are D2S bulbs so you will need a D2S hid kit or the OEM ballast and bulbs, not the standard H7 fitting. If the light unit comes with these, it should be plug and play if you have 10 or 7 pins wired up. The 3 extras are for the self leveling. It won't work though if you only have 5 pins wired.
Some cars like mine have all 10 pins but no levelling function as the actuall sensors won't be fitted, but all the wiring is in place
Any questions just ask, I will try to help out :)

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:17 AM

Have you got a pic of your loom connector? I have a Ghia and was wondering if i have the same, is it just a case of if theres 10 wires the xenon headlamps will be plug and play?


I don't have a pic to hand mate, but can get one this evening maybe if I get 10mins before dark. As you say though, I think it's just a case of having a fully populated 10pin loom and you're good to go. You already have the adaptive projectors retro-fitted and fully working don't you?

The ones I bought had a HID kit fitted, but the original bulbs and ballasts were supplied also, so I just put these back in straight away without even testing the HID kit.

Haz knows what he's talking about re xenons, so it's good of him to offer any advice.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:49 AM

Just to confirm, on ford microcat the bi xenon levelling sensors and the adaptive lighting ones have different part numbers but look identical, so anyone with either of these fitted should be able to plug the other in straight swap. So if you have adaptive and want xenons then it's plug and play and vice versa.

If any of you have the levelling sensors, any chance you could post some pics?? And maybe the wiring too if you can trace it. The sensors are located one on the front wheel well and one on the rear. Thanks on advance.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:08 PM

picture of my st3 when it had the silver headlamps, ive currently got the black versions on at the moment.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:10 PM

I don't have a pic to hand mate, but can get one this evening maybe if I get 10mins before dark. As you say though, I think it's just a case of having a fully populated 10pin loom and you're good to go. You already have the adaptive projectors retro-fitted and fully working don't you?

The ones I bought had a HID kit fitted, but the original bulbs and ballasts were supplied also, so I just put these back in straight away without even testing the HID kit.

Haz knows what he's talking about re xenons, so it's good of him to offer any advice.


I have the adaptive projectors in but they dont fully work, I have the extra plug on my Headlight loom but when plugged in nothing happens, well not that i noticed when i got someone to turn the steering wheel. not sure how to activate them. I will check the loom connector and see how many wires it has

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:02 AM

The adaptive projectors won't turn unless the car is moving ( I think there is a minimum speed )
Do you mean you have them as standard? With all the sensors or have you just plugged them in?? Also do you have the auto levelling headlight switch in the cabin? As they won't work without this either

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:30 AM

In the manual it says they should turn when stationery but only towards the left, have not tried with the plug in and going for a drive.
I just plugged them in, what's the auto level switch?
I've got auto lights/wipers

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:35 AM

The auto level basically has no manual leveling wheel, I have one on order from eBay so will post some pics when I receive.
I shall look on microcat later for the parts needed as I'm not sure to be honest.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:15 PM

The manual is correct in that the lights should turn even when stationary. The only time they don't is when reverse is selected.

Should be able to get a pic of the headlight plugs this evening, not sure if I'll have time to get the wheels off though Haz to get pics of the sensors, if they're even there. It would seem they are as my lights definitely adjust when turning.

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