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Hyrule

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Finally got around to putting in my Cree Reverse bulb today. Makes a big difference. Dual reverse is on the cards.

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Also added Mist Washer Jets, vast improvement over the originals. Excuse the video, my nephew was helping me record :)

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Looking Sweet Ben,

Your body colour shows up the cree reverse light better than my silver, looks awsome

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After much slacking and making the last payment of my Student Loan (yay paid off in 10 years), I finally got round to some more mods:

New Windscreen Wipers & some New Osram Dipped Bulbs. I'll post some shots of the Osrams after I get some night shots.

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Then onto something I've been meaning to do for awhile. Adding a 2nd Boot light. I have zero experience with with electrics, splicing cables etc and to be honest the thought of it was daunting. But I have to give props to Lenny for a ridiculously easy guide and links to all the required items. Was actually very easy to do, and the splicing blocks make life so much easier.

Connection spliced into the existing boot light.

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Ran my cable through the boot trim, rather than the method in the guide, much quicker, just be sure to wrap it in loom.

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Eureka, we have a working connection :)

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And some shots of both LED pads lighting the boot up like a christmas tree :rolleyes:

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Still on the hunt for a reverse/fog light to do the dual reverse, but currently being quoted stupid prices by breakers. One quoted me £60 for the bulb, housing and as much wiring loom attached as possible.

But so far quite happy with the new light, and the Osram bulbs are a vast improvement to the stock Halogen bulbs.

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Some nice mods there, looks sweet. ;)

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Nightshots of the Osram Nightbreakers. So much cooler :

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Looking good mate,

I've got night breakers myself and rarely use high beam,

The H7 are that good

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Yeah definitely Lenny, can't believe the difference, I wont even bother putting osram bulbs for the high beams ;)

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Coming along great, but not sure on the fuel cap

That's the beauty of having your own build thread, one man's dislike is another man's treasure.

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Looks brighter than my philips ben, should compare in person

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Looks brighter than my philips ben, should compare in person

Hehe sure dude ;) Sorry to hear about your car trouble. :)

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Had a go at Reverse Parking Sensors today. Holes drilled and sensors fitted. Despite ordering sea grey the colours don't match, so will have to spray once they are all fitted. I've routed the cables through and spliced into the reverse positive feed, but the sensors are not working and it got too dark for me to see much else. In reading the manual, it appears the wireless LCD is required for everything to work as intended, so will install the LCD display tomorrow and double check the scotch lock connection.

Some pics of the holes drilled and more to be uploaded tomorrow.

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Had another look at the sensors. The wiring is perfect no issues. Plugged in the wireless LCD screen into the cigarette 12v socket to test. Works perfectly well. Visual display and beeping to notify you when approaching an object.

Not happy with the colour but will spray them at some point (see images below). Car needs a good wash so ignore the dirt ^_^

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Only issue now is wiring in the LCD display into the courtesy light. Need to find out which wire is positive on the courtesy light as I'm not sure which is which (see images below):

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Ben,

In case you missed my reply in the guide thread ...

Providing your car is a Mk2/Mk2.5 Focus then the following is correct :-

  • Black/Blue = Permanent Ground (-ve).
  • Black/Yellow = Ground from PJB trigged by door switches or door modules.
  • Orange/Blue = +ve 12v from battery saver relay (fed from fuse F104 10A),
    i.e. there will be no voltage after the basttery saver timeout period has expired.
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Ben,

In case you missed my reply in the guide thread ...

Providing your car is a Mk2/Mk2.5 Focus then the following is correct :-

  • Black/Blue = Permanent Ground (-ve).
  • Black/Yellow = Ground from PJB trigged by door switches or door modules.
  • Orange/Blue = +ve 12v from battery saver relay (fed from fuse F104 10A),

    i.e. there will be no voltage after the basttery saver timeout period has expired.

Ah thanks you are a star, I thought it might be the orange/blue cable, but would rather be sure. Many thanks

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Ben

When you spray the sensors drill four holes in some carboard push the sensors into the carboard, leaving about a 2mm gap, and lightly spray a couple of coats let it dry and then a light coat of laquer , don't over do it, spray from above , you don't want to get any paint inside of the gap of the sensors or you will stop them from working.

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Ben

When you spray the sensors drill four holes in some carboard push the sensors into the carboard, leaving about a 2mm gap, and lightly spray a couple of coats let it dry and then a light coat of laquer , don't over do it, spray from above , you don't want to get any paint inside of the gap of the sensors or you will stop them from working.

Thanks :D

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Finally found a breakers yard with the part I need for dual reverse. Downside is it's in Cornwall, so wont arrive till weekend or next week. But only £19 for the bulb holder and as much wiring loom as possible. That's the next mod on the cards.

Wiring in the Reverse sensors screen later tonight after the gym

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Big thanks to Captain Haddock & Pree for their help with my questions about the sensors.

Finally fitted the LCD screen above the rear view mirror today. I also colour coded the sensors using the official Ford Sea Grey spray paint.

I also took the opportunity to colour code my washer jets. Quite happy with the results all in all.

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Bit of an update. Been a week now and still no part from the breakers yard with the bulb holder and wiring loom for an additional reverse light. Called them up yesterday and despite already taking the money from my account, they informed me that when they went to remove the part from the car last week, it was already taken out. I've given them till the end of today to either find the part or refund my money. Sounds a little shady to me.

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WTF, my Osram nightbreaker bulbs are not nealry as bright as yours!!

Soz about your reverse light! Sounds dodge to me.

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Looking great ben ,

Nice job fitting the LCD for reverse too looks tidy,

Sorry to read of the difficulty with the reverse loom,

If they have the fog side you can use it just the same mate.

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