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#46 Lenny

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:43 PM

I temp wired it in to see how it looks in the dark (Camera flash is on) it look GREAT!!
 very happy with it.
 
Lenny i'm glad you brought that up, inside of the door was oily... had alot of cream coloured oily thick residue, i don't know what to make of it to be honest... i will hoover it out like ya suggested and thank you for this awesome guide!

No problem Kurt, I'm glad you found it easy to follow and usfull makes it worth my while creating when people find it easy to follow,
I had the creamy substance in the bottom of my doors too mate,
Seems like a Vaseline style jelly ford use to prevent water resting in the door cavity which certainly does its job,
But I run a cotton bud along the line of the bottom to create a channel in the oily substance so now its like a half pipe shape and water will run straight out the drain holes easier.

Also since your in the process of running cables,
Why don't you purchase a 3smd led strip,
Remove the bird bath panel from the rear of the centre console,
Line up the 3 led strip, drill 3 holes in line to allow the light pass through illuminating the bird bath pocket,
And wire it to your interior light feed to come on along with your night driving lights.
See my guide on front&rear foot well lighting for images and info on this thread here:
http://www.fordowner...p-holder/page-2

i fitted a 3 SMD strip to the ''bird bath'' pocket in the rear of the centre console by lining the strip in the centre and drilling three 4.5mm holes for the led's to beam through then stuck the strip to the panel with some electrical PVC tape, then spliced it in to the cup holder lights that i also fitted following prees guide in this thread,
very happy with the results and a nice glow in the rear now as well as the front matches in nicely, and these are all run from the interior dash light feed so the illuminate when the driving lights are switched on and they can be dimmed along with the rest of the interior lights, if you have a dimming wheel on your light control unit. http://www.fordowner...O_DIR#/cool.png

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#47 mixmasterlooney

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:54 PM

Very nice lenny, i do like it indeed. my greatest concerns are will the original footwell light handle all of the extra leds? puddle lights, front and rear footwell lights plus potential cupholder light and or bird bath lights?



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:04 PM

Very nice lenny, i do like it indeed. my greatest concerns are will the original footwell light handle all of the extra leds? puddle lights, front and rear footwell lights plus potential cupholder light and or bird bath lights?

LEDs use less power than a standard t10 w5w bulb so your 100% safe mate,

Your cup holder lights, and bird bath will be wired to your interior light feed,

Your foot well lighting front/rear, ignition ring and door puddle lightsill be on your interior light circuit
You may wish to increase the auto on/off duration using a modified elm327 as they may dim a bit quick after you lock the car
But as said there led mate no cause for concern,
If it was too much the fuse would blow,
And if they were all standard bulbs then I'd say no way.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:06 PM

If they are all LED's then the power load will still be lower than a pair of standard bulbs.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:04 PM

 awsome mod LENNY, love it  mate, just let me know when you crossing over puddle ,so that i can see it in real.

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btw see my old car bulid diary in titanium build diary.

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:15 PM

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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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:27 AM

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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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:35 AM

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:

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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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:34 AM

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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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:26 AM

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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Posted 28 August 2014 - 08:06 AM

New wireless battery powered versions available:
http://m.ebay.co.uk/...VIDESC&gxo=true
Maybe an option for those whom want the results without running cables

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 02:43 PM

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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Posted 28 August 2014 - 03:55 PM


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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Posted 28 August 2014 - 07:34 PM

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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Posted 28 August 2014 - 07:38 PM

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

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