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#121 Gib123

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:39 PM

Cheers mate, 

 

From the couple of different threads I've read about it, it seems that most models will have the wiring tucked up in the headlining. 

So basically, there is only one sensor and it controls both the wipers and the lights? I've had a quick look on eBay, and there are a couple of set ups for sale which include the auto mirror/sensor/sensor mount etc..

 

Then its just a case of plug and play? change the light switch, plug the new one in, plug the sensor/mirror in and activate it through elmconfig? You dont have to add wires to the auto lights switch or anything? 



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#122 higgsy

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:10 PM

Kurt not sure if u are bothered with this, but heres a focus heated windscreen with the correct sensor location etc for the auto wipers etc. 50 notes.

http://pages.ebay.co...lobalID=EBAY-GB

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:07 PM

Thank you very much for that awesome find james. So tempted! Its not even far away from me but I cannot :D it would really complete the retrofit!!

Fitting it though might turn out to be a bad thing if its cracked or chipped and need replacing lol

Once again thanks bud

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:22 PM

Cheers mate, 
 
From the couple of different threads I've read about it, it seems that most models will have the wiring tucked up in the headlining. 
So basically, there is only one sensor and it controls both the wipers and the lights? I've had a quick look on eBay, and there are a couple of set ups for sale which include the auto mirror/sensor/sensor mount etc..
 
Then its just a case of plug and play? change the light switch, plug the new one in, plug the sensor/mirror in and activate it through elmconfig? You dont have to add wires to the auto lights switch or anything? 


Yes matt one sensor control both, its all plug and play but your mirror will need to be adapted to fit the mount already on the windscreen, if you can get hold of a mirror and the mount that comes with it you can do what I did and remove the standard mount then refit the new mount using windscreen mirror glue from euro car parts or halfords

Auto dimming mirror is or was a factory option on its own this mirror uses the same mount as the basic mirror, auto wipers was also available separately, get a mirror that has auto dimming with lights and wiper sensor, the mirror with auto dim + wipers and lights uses a different mount, a round type mount.

I found this easier than modifying the mirror, doing that cost me a mirror doing it wrong.

Adding of wires should not be needed everything should be there at the light switch and roof lining, only one person on here needed to add an extra wiring but his car is not a right handed uk model.

Once all done it will need activation on elmconfig, auto lights and auto wipers are activated separately.

Ben help me out with that part till I got my own elmconfig cable made by pree


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:19 AM

Yes matt one sensor control both, its all plug and play but your mirror will need to be adapted to fit the mount already on the windscreen, if you can get hold of a mirror and the mount that comes with it you can do what I did and remove the standard mount then refit the new mount using windscreen mirror glue from euro car parts or halfords

Auto dimming mirror is or was a factory option on its own this mirror uses the same mount as the basic mirror, auto wipers was also available separately, get a mirror that has auto dimming with lights and wiper sensor, the mirror with auto dim + wipers and lights uses a different mount, a round type mount.

I found this easier than modifying the mirror, doing that cost me a mirror doing it wrong.

Adding of wires should not be needed everything should be there at the light switch and roof lining, only one person on here needed to add an extra wiring but his car is not a right handed uk model.

Once all done it will need activation on elmconfig, auto lights and auto wipers are activated separately.

Ben help me out with that part till I got my own elmconfig cable made by pree


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Thanks a lot Kurt, very helpful.

 

Just one more question, I notice in the windscreen posted above, there is a opening for the sensor, Is there an opening for the sensor on our glass? or do you have to mount the sensor lower down so it isn't covered by the black stuff? 



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 10:03 AM

The screens are the different. The blacked part at the top of the screen is different As you see on the one I posted above which is from a car that has had the auto mirror/lights/wipers fitted as standard it has a black part to cover all the internals such as the sensor/ mirror cowling etc with a hole for the sensor. Standard screen doesn't have this, so you would just mount the sensor lower down below the current "blacking out". Also there is the inside too, the mirror mount is different. If you don't have the correct screen its never going to look 100% perfect as you will always see some of the internals from outside, but as Kurt has shown you can work round this and get the best result possible with what you have to work with.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:07 PM

Spot on James. They are different indeed. Cars with smaller lcd display above the steering wheel also have a different windscreen with less of the black stuff

The windscreen with sensor should fit neatly hiding all cables and the surrounding areas of the sensor


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:42 PM

Had my sweet julia in for service Saturday all new filters, brake fluid change and air con regas (ford recommend every 3 years) plus new rear indicator bulbs all in all an over priced £400 service, booked stamped paint and body check completed with an included 12months AA cover.

NSF outer CV boot has a split in it, ford wants £227 to do it or £80 pounds for the part, a part that has since changed since it's original state, my guess it's a known faulty part my car has only covered 30,000 miles

Bought a new CV boot kit at euro car parts for £12 will change it next weekend myself hopefully I can make a guide.

New triple R splitter on order as of today :D

Next job coming up either tints or xenons I much rather get my tints done first with all the sun

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:45 PM

So far my future and current on going mods

Tints
Xenons
Custom exhaust
Dpf removal
Remap
Wind deflectors
New shoes :)

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:01 AM

liking the sound of the splitter fella

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:15 PM

So far my future and current on going mods

Tints
Xenons
Custom exhaust
Dpf removal
Remap
Wind deflectors
New shoes :)

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New shoes. lol you joker  :D



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:33 PM

Had my CV boot job done at ben's recommended pal today, all is well boot looks good. Mean while over the weekend i witness an accident that almost had my focus involved after it was freshly cleaned at the car wash! and to top it off the guy fled the scene, got his number plate and face on my dashcam although i missed where he actually made contact with the other vehicle, shame though the other driver left before i could tell him i had the video, totally forgot about my dashcam because it isn't visible from the drivers seat, mug almost swiped my focus trying to escape will post up video once uploaded to youtube



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:47 PM

In other news over the sunday of mothers day i took the first step towards gaining my full motorbike licence by completing my CBT.

 

An entire day of training and learning how to ride and maneuver a motorbike (Honda CG125) not a scooter, it was good fun and i enjoyed it alot. In the world of motorbikes a Honda CG is, if not the slowest bike ever saying that though it's faster than my car upto 40mph lol, now i'm on the look out for a motorbike (125cc) to purchase, my old man used to ride a bike and so did my grand father it's only right that i learn how to ride one, now that i have i'm sort of hooked



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:00 PM

Video of of what i caught with my dashcam saturday, so lucky he didn't swipe my car

 



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:02 PM

If you want unbelievable fuel economy and similar feel to the CG there's the CBF125. For a bike that doesn't look like a 125 is the Varadero 125, it is a twin cylinder V so smoother.

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