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#1 tunne1rat

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 05:35 PM

This guide shows how to fit the upgraded interior light with map lights and submarine lights (and all without an IDS session),
The light unit I used has the part number 8a6a-13k767-bb34x1 printed on the side. The light is plug and play but to get the submarine lights working, one wire needs to be added, connected to the dash illumination circuit.

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Now everything can be re-assembled and tested.

A scotchlok could be used instead of a T-Tap at your own risk. Personally I think they are the work of the devil and are responsible for many electrical problems and have even been known to cause vehicle fires. The T-Tap provides a much more secure connection and can be easily disconnected when no longer needed.
Another product I highly recommend is a Posi-tap but these are harder to find in the UK.

When all done, the submarine lights should come on when your lights are switched on and should look something like this:

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#2 iNath

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 05:49 PM

Very useful as ever ;) When I installed mine got my Dad to run feed from the ignition so the submarine lights come on when car started.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:04 PM

Thanks Nath, the ignition switch is of course another option!

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:31 PM

On a Focus Mk 2/2.5, connect the wire to wire 16 on the light switch loom.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:49 PM

Where it says 'press this tab with a screwdriver' should it then just slide out? Mine seems to have been glued in or something.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:21 PM

It is a little tricky, but once you find it, the light will release easily from the surround.
If the light seems wedged half in, half out give the other side a bit of a pry with the screwdriver too.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:56 AM

Can anyone help me to find this interior light unit from ebay or some other website. I want to use this guide and do the mod but I'm struggling to find it. Reading from another forum (http://www.fordfiest...&fpart=all&vc=1) I'm starting to understand that more than one Ford model use interior lights that fit the same frame (don't know how to word this).

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:45 AM

http://pages.ebay.co...id=400299659322
They're not cheap but look the mutts nuts.
Did this mod on mine a few months ago.
There are websites that you can get them from but will cost nearer to 80+

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:01 PM

Ouch.
This is more than I anticipated. Very hefty price tag just for a interior light.

By the way, how do you know that this fits Fiesta? Does anyone know all or some of the Ford models that share the same style interior light that would fit to fiesta and have ambient lights. Before forking out these £80 I do want at least try to find bit more affordable option. I wouldn't mind buying a second hand one. Maybe I can use findapart services or something like that or keep hunting on ebay.

Tunne1rats
Was yours also Ford Galaxy's interior light, how did you know what to look for?


Thanks for the feedback so far. As I'm very new into modding I do appreciate any help that I can get.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:44 PM

Fiestas are 10 a penny in scrapyards now, just contact some in your area and ask if they have any Zetec or Titanium trims in (chrome beltline under windows) and ask them for the interior light.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:55 PM

That sounds like a good idea. Thanks.

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