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#1 Preee

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:45 PM

A guide on how to fit an ESP Button in your Ford Focus -Preee


First of all i did not write the attached guide , this was done by some clever Russian guy , i will attach his guide as a pdf file which i have translated to English , i have not altered it in any way i have just followed it but adjusted a few things for my own fitting.
The Russian Guide ----- in Downloadable PDF translated to English >>>Attached File  ESP-button.pdf   2.8MB   557 downloads

This guide does not ADD ESP to your car it just allows the Focus ST quick turn off button.
Under take any changes to your car at your own risk.

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Tools required. Approx time 3.5 hrs much of it panic :)


Finis-order code = > 1492837 silver button ESP
various screw drivers
Drill and bit 3mm
scotch locks
insulation tape
3 core 10 amp wire 2 meters long
Socket set
Pliers
USB internal connector block for the required pins
shrink warp
soldering iron
3 pairs of clean boxer shorts :)

Back ground
First brought this button last year hoping it would be like the Fiesta and simply plug and play as i found i had the wiring in my Titainum.
Not so , second attempt was to try Ford , they could not activate it via IDS and also said they would not activate it !!!!.
A lot of searching let me to a Russian web site , where i found the guide , wow scratching my head and translating i thought , no no , to hard to do.
Well i translated the full guide although not perfect and decided to give it a try :)

I fitted the switch in reverse order to the guide as i found that easier.

First of all the Proof.


I will not go into the Full Guide i will just put what i found out while doing it.
Seems although i had the wiring inside the car , it stopped at connector C111 so i did not have the ST wiring loom under the bonnet.
So the only thing of use was the connector inside my car next to the heated rear screen.
You need 5 Wires to complete this MOD.


-1pin -> the 1 pin block S111-> the F19 (10A) fuse under the bonnet
-2pin -> Earth
-3pin -> backlight button connected to side lights circuit
-5pin -> the 5 pin block S111-> the 8 pin Connector C830 (connector ESP); OFF button Light signal from GEM
-6pin -> the 10 pin block S111-> the 38 pin Connector (connector block s830 ESP).Main Signal to GEM

S111 is the connector under the bonnet behind the Battery which needs to be drilled to allow the fitment of 2 wires to Pin 38 and pin 8 .

Pin 1 on the switch connects to the Green/Yellow wire on Fuse 19 on the ABS in the Fuse box under the bonnet.

Most of the time taken was removing the battery and battery box and gaining entry to the underside of the fuse box.

As there are no pins to attach too in S111 i had to think hard , i finally found an old USB header block , Internal plug 8 pins , i removed a pin and tried it on the pins in S111 , perfect fit , so i set about drilling the back of the S111 to allow me to insert the pins.
That's the tricky part and please take your time on this.

Solder my wires to the pins and wrapped in shrink wrap for protection.Inserted them into the correct 38 and 8 sockets , held them in place while i push fitted S111 back into place so they did not come out. Secured the wiring again. next was the Pin 1 feed from the Fuse 19 , i scotch locked into this wire. Secured all wires and then feed them all through the large rubber gromet next to S111 .
Removed glove box and radio surround and fed the wires through to the switch.

I cut the three wires and taped them up as i did not want any part of the circuit going some where i did not know and scotch locked the wires as per the guide to the back of the plug.
And tested :)

The pins i used. and some more pictures.
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#2 Lenny

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:37 PM

Fantastic Guide mate,
i will need to invest in one of these switches,
what does the illumination look like at night, does the car image illuminate red?

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:43 PM

I'll go and take a picture Lenny

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:57 PM

Here you go night time shot of the button.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:06 PM

Here you go night time shot of the button.

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Nice one mate, matches in really well and the yellow indicator to inform that it is in off mode is really noticable when illuminated,
top class stuff,

does the centre screen on the dash alert you that the esp is off too when you use the button,
and does the esp light display on the gauge cluster when you use the button?

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:44 PM

If your in the menu then the cross goes off in the box for ESP.

But yes the cluster displays the skidding car in yellow when you turn it off via the button just like when you turn it off via the trip computer.

Only difference is when you turn it off via the trip computer you get a beep , which you don't get when you just press the button.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:16 AM

Awesome little mod, would love to do this but I'm crap with technical stuff :/

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:49 AM

Awesome little mod, would love to do this but I'm crap with technical stuff :/


Rhino , it's not has hard as it appears , and because it looked tricky was the reason i had not attempted it , when i dug my way to the actual GEM connector i realized that it was not a big job.
The biggest part is removing the battery and that's just bolts

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:25 PM

Just re-checked and yes it does display ESP-OFF on the centre cluster.

What i also noticed is that having the battery off for 3 hrs , my power windows auto open/close had set it set to having to keep my finger on the button so i had to reset all of the windows .

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

I wish I had the bottle to do this mod......I'm assuming that I could half do this and replace my blank with the ESP button and piggy back off the standard illumination which would still leave it as inactive?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

I wish there was a TC off option on the focus! Grrrrrrr



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

I wish I had the bottle to do this mod......I'm assuming that I could half do this and replace my blank with the ESP button and piggy back off the standard illumination which would still leave it as inactive?


Yes you can install the button and use the wires from the lighting so that it lights up.
This Mod only looks hard , yes it takes a couple of hours but it's really not that difficult to do :)
I would say you probably have the wiring connector in place so you could just install the button plug and play.

it's only then the three wires which i did as we don't have the ST wiring loom.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:30 PM

HI GUYS, i currently purchased mk2.5 titanium on a 10' plate (3 days ago), i realized removing blank cover that it has a plug attached to it, if i were to plug a esp switch, will it plug & play ? or i do need to make loom as mentioned in early part of this topic?

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:02 PM

HI GUYS, i currently purchased mk2.5 titanium on a 10' plate (3 days ago), i realized removing blank cover that it has a plug attached to it, if i were to plug a esp switch, will it plug & play ? or i do need to make loom as mentioned in early part of this topic?

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The wiring is present in the Titanium , but it only goes as far as C111 in the n/s footwell , as i found out , so the wiring mod is needed.So it's is not Plug & Play i'm afraid.

This mod is easier than it looks BTW.



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:56 PM

Hi Pree,

 

I know you no longer have your mk2.5 but can you remember the colour of the wire that I can piggy back off to get the illuminaton from the side lights? Only plan to have this switch as a dummy.

 

Thanks

 

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