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#1 bridgo

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:38 AM

im thinking of geatting a new ford  illuminated gear knob for my 2011fiesta  zetec, has anybody fitted one im not asking about the wiring up as ive done plenty of mods myself , im more concerned about the quality /finnish of it , is the shiney metal part of it coated or just polished steel , ive had polished gear knobs before on my old focus and it looked quite dull after a few months.



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:04 PM

I had one, looks amazing at night!

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:27 PM

is the metal finish just polished or is it coated im thinking of scratches etc from my wedding ring .



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:31 PM

It looks great! I have one in mine, pretty easy to hook up as well .



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

It looks great! I have one in mine, pretty easy to hook up as well .

 

How do you go about this? May have a crack at it if it's basically remove gaiter, wire it to an ignition wire and off you go :P



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:51 PM

is the metal finish just polished or is it coated im thinking of scratches etc from my wedding ring .

 

It is coated, like the steering wheel inserts, but metal.



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:55 PM

It is coated, like the steering wheel inserts, but metal.

thats great cheers thats exactly what i was hoping for, ill be looking out for one on ebay now the £75 they go for is a bit steep , 



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:30 PM

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The gearknob is coated. Not that easy to scratch. 

 

 

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I haven't installed it myself but it's connected to the fusebox in the buttom right corner as shown on the picture.

The wire has its own 1amp fuse.   

 

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When installing it you simply just dismount the plactic by the footwell aswell as the plastic connected to the gearknob. If you want more space you can dismount the glovebox.

The wire simply runs behind this plastic trim.

 

As far as i know, this wire comes in the box..

 

I hope this was helpfull..  



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:41 PM

Does it come in black? Might look a little off in an all black interior :P



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:47 PM

2nt3ya.jpg

 

The gearknob is coated. Not that easy to scratch. 

 

 

316u6w7.jpg

 

I haven't installed it myself but it's connected to the fusebox in the buttom right corner as shown on the picture.

The wire has its own 1amp fuse.   

 

29opydf.jpg

 

When installing it you simply just dismount the plactic by the footwell aswell as the plastic connected to the gearknob. If you want more space you can dismount the glovebox.

The wire simply runs behind this plastic trim.

 

As far as i know, this wire comes in the box..

 

I hope this was helpfull..  



I've checked out a guide for this type of connection and to be honest it scares me a little how "cowboy" it looks especially with this being a "genuine" Ford part couldn't there be a better way to fit it?



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:48 PM



I've checked out a guide for this type of connection and to be honest it scares me a little how "cowboy" it looks especially with this being a "genuine" Ford part couldn't there be a better way to fit it?


Dad wired mine to come on with sidelights.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:03 PM

If you have an illuminated lighter socket you can spur off that wire instead. (light feed only not the actual socket as the amperage would be way too high)
It would definitely come on with the side lights then.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:21 PM

Dad wired mine to come on with sidelights.

 

 

If you have an illuminated lighter socket you can spur off that wire instead. (light feed only not the actual socket as the amperage would be way too high)
It would definitely come on with the side lights then.



Either of these two setups seems to be way safer, at least to me.

How easy would it be to splice into these wire(s)? *total electrical noob*
 



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:34 PM

if your just splicing into a 12v sidelight feed  scotchlocks should be fine 



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:53 PM

There are many ways to do it.. This is just how the dealer did the job.. :)  



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