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#91 vince_13

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:53 AM

hi norman thanks, this is the first switch i used

 

http://www.overclock...rodid=CA-034-DT

 

i only changed to blue due to the colour, you will need a 19mm alternate switch,

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item337c038958

 

that is the reducer that the switch is pushed into, make sure its a push fit i.e wont come out, this then will then push into the existing hole in the console

 

any questions just ask



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#92 vince_13

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:57 PM

not really an update, but the car has had a bit of abuse recently due to moving house, so will try and get a good valet on it soon before christmas hopefully,

 

the car has just ticked over 20,000 miles, (not bad for 4 years old)

 

currently gathering information for my next project, again including samco hoses and engine bay, its rather ambitious but hopefully it will pull off



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:35 PM

Any updates on the part of the intake you took off? Been thinking about doing the same but im worried about water getting in, especially with winter coming up. Can't tell if its just a silencer or if it has further purpose.

 

Whats your thoughts pal?



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:43 PM

Hi luke the parts is still removed from my car, got more torque from engine but a decrease in mpg

Im not worried myself about water due to the air filter still in the box so it would have to fill the box with water to cause any damage imo

Id suggest remove it for a week see what ya think and if ya want ya can put it back or not, worth a try mate even for a day

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:24 PM

Think it's worth a try, hopefully I'll notice some small increase in performance. Cheers for the idea, would have never expected to find that under there.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:29 PM

yeh i think you will

 

whilst your under there be sure to just check in your airbox that there is no debris in there already, give it a general clean out

 

a word of caution: i only say this as i got caught out myself

 

be very careful when taking the plastic piece out that the cable to the bonnet lock is not disturbed

once you have finished and before you shut your bonnet ensure you have a long enough screwdriver to push the white collar back in (through the grille as suggested in the guide) if your bonnet doesn't open,

 

i removed my piece of plastic shut my bonnet then realised i couldn't open it, needless to say the guide on the forum of how to get back in works wonders, probably worth a read before you start so you know how to deal with that situation



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:47 AM

Good advice, thats the last thing anyone needs.

 

Thanks for the heads up.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:41 PM


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Where can I get one of these?



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:47 PM

Hi damien, your best bet would be ebay, have a look under mondeo aswell as they are the same size and will fit in the focus

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:53 PM

another mod update, the engine bay idea has taken a back seat for now, following this guide ive changed the leds in the switches to a blue/white colour

 

the led at the top (indicates the switch is on) is quite bright and isnt controlled by the dimmer unit, however the illumination led is just the right intensity and is controlled by the dimmer so can be made dulled down or made brighter

 

FYI i bought a second hand unit off eBay to dismantle the switches and practice on so the switch in the images are not from my car, but have been tested in my car

 

 

heres the guide written by someone else

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/46773-guide-how-to-dismantle-a-ford-focus-mk2mk25-button-switch/



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:33 AM

looking good



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:40 PM

thanks barry,

 

got my MOT next week so once that is done i get my switches out and convert them



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:46 PM

flew through MOT :D  cheapest MOT ive ever had haha

 

advisory on 2 front tyres



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:34 AM

good to hear it flew the mot fella.

mine went in last week and no advisorys what so ever so was chufed as beans



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:37 AM

good stuff barry,

 

going to be changing the heated window buttons today in order to replace the leds in them



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