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Lenny

Guide: Fitting Ford Projector Puddle Lights Mk2 & Mk2.5 Focus 05-12 Front Doors

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Following up the pop rivets i done both sides today wiring in one side, only had time for one

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Cable coming from under the speaker as insulation no need to worry about cut cables. The replacement longer pop rivets worked perfectly with ease. :- )

Tapped into the footwell lights under the glove box. sliced off a bit of the sleeve exposing the wires and crimped it.

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Ithen ran a feed off that and put together a loom long enough to pull out from under the glove box footwell without removing any panels. The loom has rear footwell lights white cable and puddle lights black cable, the other feed wired into the connector block is for additional mods wiring such as the bird bath lights lenny suggested :- ) finished off by wrapping it all with black electrical insulation tape.

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Still not 100% done though, i now need to wiring in the driver side puddle light and driver side rear footwell lights, basically connect it all as it's already wired and waiting.

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Finally gave this mod a go today after waiting for some good weather to arrive.

Had spent a while trying to find alternative to wiring into the footwell lights as I'd have wanted to route through the existing door loom and that was just wasn't looking practical. So plan B after getting up and running with the ELM327 kit was to use the puddle lamps feed to the mirror - my ST already had the wiring in the loom for this so I spliced into the feed and ground at the door module connector.

Went for a variation on the usual logo too, as is the norm for me the job (plus wiring up and fitting folding mirrors) took me all day but I didn't rush it and some bits and pieces took a bit of thought and care to get as neat as possible. Got a few photos of my efforts through the day....

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and the end result

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Only done the drivers side so far, thinking I maybe should have done passenger side first instead to iron out any niggles :unsure:

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Finally gave this mod a go today after waiting for some good weather to arrive.

Had spent a while trying to find alternative to wiring into the footwell lights as I'd have wanted to route through the existing door loom and that was just wasn't looking practical. So plan B after getting up and running with the ELM327 kit was to use the puddle lamps feed to the mirror - my ST already had the wiring in the loom for this so I spliced into the feed and ground at the door module connector.

Went for a variation on the usual logo too, as is the norm for me the job (plus wiring up and fitting folding mirrors) took me all day but I didn't rush it and some bits and pieces took a bit of thought and care to get as neat as possible. Got a few photos of my efforts through the day....

IMG_2049a.jpg

IMG_2047a.jpg

and the end result

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Only done the drivers side so far, thinking I maybe should have done passenger side first instead to iron out any niggles :unsure:

looks good mate,

Some time its dark and dry,

You could have a fiddle with some pvc tape to block out the overlap in the white circles,

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looks good mate,

Some time its dark and dry,

You could have a fiddle with some pvc tape to block out the overlap in the white circles,

Good thinking Lenny cheers :)

I measured everything up to get spacing of the LEDs right for the height of the doorpad off the ground but must have gotten it a little bit out :(

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Good thinking Lenny cheers :)

I measured everything up to get spacing of the LEDs right for the height of the doorpad off the ground but must have gotten it a little bit out :(

its difficult to gauge the spread of light mate,

Even the level of the ground would affect the outcome,

also your ST are Gen2 and the ford ones are Gen3

If you can exchange the ST ines for Gen3 they will be the same 6000k white as the ford logo.

Looks great as it is though just sayin.

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Thanks for the link Lenny. These actually look good but just was thinking would it be easy to change the batterys when need or would you have to strip the door card off? and how long would the battery's last in the car? I take it there must be a switch or senor that knows when the door is opened or closed. But yes a good job and I thought the price was not bad either.

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Thanks for the link Lenny. These actually look good but just was thinking would it be easy to change the batterys when need or would you have to strip the door card off? and how long would the battery's last in the car? I take it there must be a switch or senor that knows when the door is opened or closed. But yes a good job and I thought the price was not bad either.

People would need to remove door card to change batterys didnt think of that mate,

But generally led's are low power consumption

Unless the unit is small enough to fit somewhere else perhaps stick on door pocket,

They seem to work off a magnet,

Stick magnet to door frame, when magnet is in contact with the unit it cuts power off

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I saw these when I was searching the web to see what I could get for mine, hadn't thought about how you'd change the batteries.

Having to remove the doorpad would rule them out for me, every time I do that no matter how careful I am I manage to break 1 or more of the pin retainers off the doorpad instead of the pin releasing. I'm running out of off-cuts from fitting my second boot light which I'm using to plastic weld the pad back together :(

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I'm pretty sure those self powered ones just stick inside the doors not between the frame and door cards.

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People would need to remove door card to change batterys didnt think of that mate,

But generally led's are low power consumption

Unless the unit is small enough to fit somewhere else perhaps stick on door pocket,

They seem to work off a magnet,

Stick magnet to door frame, when magnet is in contact with the unit it cuts power off

They do look good but myself personally I think I'd prefer the other type that harwires in. But saying that wireless is still very handy.

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Mine are functioning fine fed off the puddle lamps wiring in the door, so for people with the right looms and access to ELM 327 or similar you can set the feature active even if your mirrors don't have the lights.

Would save the extra work involved in wiring into the courtesy light wiring in the cabin - mine lights come on whenever the door is opened, just they'll stay on a bit longer after the doors are closed until you lock the car or the puddle light timeout is reached.

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They do look good but myself personally I think I'd prefer the other type that harwires in. But saying that wireless is still very handy.

+1 all considered

I hadnt thought of battery change etc.

I think when there so close to the power supply better to take the time to wire them in.

Each to there own though,

Maybe good for boot compartment or hidden inside bumper or grill,

Range of possibilities being wireless,

Voy racers could even stick em on the peak of the cap facing up towards the face of it proudly displaying the vauxhall logo :)

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Mine are functioning fine fed off the puddle lamps wiring in the door, so for people with the right looms and access to ELM 327 or similar you can set the feature active even if your mirrors don't have the lights.

Would save the extra work involved in wiring into the courtesy light wiring in the cabin - mine lights come on whenever the door is opened, just they'll stay on a bit longer after the doors are closed until you lock the car or the puddle light timeout is reached.

Sadly mine didnt have these cablesvin the loom so i had to retro fit.

All done now though,

Great for those who do have the factory terminals they get to enjoy eight hours of there lives doing other things,

Insteof routing cables :lol:

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