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#301 georgen

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:00 PM

Well was having a dig around my box i keep car bits in and came up with this, its a volt meter mounted in battery cover, first pic hard to see with camara, 2nd engine not running 3rd engine running, took 30 minutes from finding to pics   :D

 

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#302 Nathan54771

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:56 PM

How did you cut the square in the battery cover to fit it ? :)

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:14 PM

How did you cut the square in the battery cover to fit it ? :)

Marked it out by drawing around voltmeter from the underneath, then drilling small holes in all 4 corners, then drilling holes in line between the four corners, then dragging drill through the holes like a saw and cleaned up with Stanley knife. 



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:18 PM

Thanks :) debating doing this myself

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:24 PM

Thanks :) debating doing this myself

Came in very handy with my last car, when we recently had that really hot weather i got in my car at 2pm and the sun had been battering it, anyway when i started car battery warning light was on and stayed on all the way home, the car was already sold and was waiting for it to be picked up so a broken alt is all i needed. anyway once home opened the bonnet and gauge was showing 13.7 volts so charging, I parked the car in the shade came back an hour later started and warning light was off. so heat must of messed with the electrics and showed a fault where there was not one.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:36 PM

I like the engine cover mounted votltmeter its a novel and interesting place to put it and it certainly brightens up the engine bay

 

But i think having it visible from the drivers position is probably more convenient/ useful day- to day -

 

i fitted mine here -

 

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:01 PM

I like the engine cover mounted votltmeter its a novel and interesting place to put it and it certainly brightens up the engine bay

 

But i think having it visible from the drivers position is probably more convenient/ useful day- to day -

 

i fitted mine here -

 

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Double post doh



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:05 PM

Stealth mode LOL, I dont like a load of stuff inside on a standard motor, modded like your you need to see whats going on all the time, on mine it adds a bit to a dull bay and its different. I found something else in my box of tricks to measure inlet air temp, will i or wont I fit it. mmmmmmmmmm



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:27 PM

Well went and got some wire and wired up the ambient lighting on the interior light I bought.wired it to the light switch so once lights on they are on as well, wired to orange and blue wire going to switch, there was two and either can be used.

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#310 Stoney871

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:42 PM

Oh aye, ambient lights are a subtle mod but do add a dash of refinement.
Fitted mine a year and a bit ago.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:05 PM

The stereo is blue as standard on the facelift however the zs doesn't have ambient lighting which is odd.

 

i find that quite bizarre if you would get the cupholder but not everything else!

Found the standard zetecs at work have got the lights under the door handles as well as the strip above the glovebox (in addition to the standard map light ones), but not the cupholders obviously due to no centre armrest...



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 03:11 PM

Filled up with v power petrol now hoping to see a change :)

#313 FiestaZS90150

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:40 PM

I did this small mod today very easy and cheap

 

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Use the stuff from dyed clothing you can get in stores: I hated the dirty white that mine have become just over 2 Months lol



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:03 AM

How much did your matts cost because I still have to get some for mine

#315 FiestaZS90150

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:15 AM

Well they were 50€, i added them in with the car with i orderd it.

If i had known i would have bought the mountune ones for the same price



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