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#31 salsheikh

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 07:51 AM

George, you clever bar steward!

 

did you get the side kick panels for the arm rest?



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:52 PM

I found some RHD ones and used those. They easily fit a LHD car without modification, and they are not that much different in shape.

 

I have no reason to buy the LHD ones since they are that expensive.



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 10:31 AM

Hi giwrgos_ath,

 

Great guide !

How did you wired the 2 aditional cigarette lighters ? Are there any unused wires underneath the standard console or do I need to piggyback on the standard one?



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 10:49 AM

Hi giwrgos_ath,
 
Great guide !
How did you wired the 2 aditional cigarette lighters ? Are there any unused wires underneath the standard console or do I need to piggyback on the standard one?

I did the console upgrade a year ago and made my own loom.

If you need one I can knock one up for you for cost of parts and postage.
It just connects in between the existing socket on a mk2 and it's connector then plugs into the two other sockets.

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 10:57 AM

HI Stoney871,

 

Thank you but I already have the parts to make the loom as I was doing some wireing in the trunk for the second light lamp. I was curoius weather there is any existing unsused wires I can connect to.

 

Any chace you have a picture with your loom?



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 11:05 AM

Afraid the loom was fitted before I thought to take a picture.
It's straightforward though.
Just a patch lead between the original socket and it's loom connection and then run parallel wires to the middle socket and then to the rear socket.
Most important thing is to make sure you leave enough slack to allow the wiring to be routed without straining the connections.

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 12:33 PM

Got it, thank you Stoney !



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 12:44 PM

Just for your reference this is the connectors I use as they fit nicely onto the standard Ford lighter socket but you can of course just use standard bayonet crimps-

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

This is how I wire my looms, found this online a while back and it's very straightforward-

 

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 01:07 PM

I have this set:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

Didn't knew about those connectors, I think I will order few of those as they look more factory like.

Big thank you for the tip !



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 07:58 PM

Right I fancy putting in an arm rest in my 2008 style....the ones on e-bay all look dead easy to fit over the current console....is this true or will it be a right slaver on and not worth it



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Posted 14 February 2015 - 03:21 PM

Should be fairly easy and it's worth having the original one rather than an aftermarket one, still, now I'm stuck on removing the old cigarette lighter.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 03:45 PM

Two ways to remove the old socket.

1/ Snap the back of the fitting ring with pliers and yank it out or-

2/ Use a pair of small screwdrivers and if you can get the angle right prise the socket out of the ring--

 

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BTW, found a couple of photos of how the socket patch cable I made was fitted, the cable is covered in black loom tape.

Not sure if they are of great use though-

(The shiny black cable is for my USB feed from the armrest box to the module in the dash).

 

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 04:48 PM

Thanks again !
The pictures look great.

I read about the second way, there are 2 pins inside, tried to push one at a time and push the metal case, but so far no luck. Not sure how to fit 2 screwdrivers at the same time.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 06:01 PM

Even just one screwdriver may do it if you lever it just right.
If you can find something like a very small crowbar type tool it may help (maybe a small claw hammer?).

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 06:03 PM

http://pages.ebay.co...5780252&alt=web

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