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#1 Chris398398

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:56 PM

Hello I brought myself a Zetec S 62 reg a while back. I have been reading a lot about footwell lighting and this has really taken my fancy and now I want to install them. I have no idea where to wire the lighting to. I have followed loads of different instruction some saying they have wires there for it other saying they don't. I therefore removed my glovebox to work out myself what I need to do. There is clearly no wiring for footwell lighting. Could someone tell me where I could wire the footwell lighting to (instructions would be great). I am hoping that the footwell lighting comes on when I unlock the car and stays on in till I lock the car back up. I looked at wiring to the glovebox lighting but I noticed the power remains even after you lock the car up ( I don't want a dead battery lol) any help, advice, guidance would be great!

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:01 PM

Also whilst I had the glove box out I noticed a few plugs that weren't connected to any think, could anyone tell me what they are for ?
White plug found behind but underneath glovebox
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Red plug found behind plastic cover I had to remove to remove glove box
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Finally this yellow plug I found tucked up behind center console
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Any information would be helpful :)

 



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:03 PM

Wire it to your interior light. I just did this on my mk2.5. I made a 2 part loom with the appropriate connectors on it so I didn't need to splice any wiring, then ran it down the A pillar passenger side and behind the glove box. I then added a second connector behind the glovebox and then made the second part of the loom which had both the bulb holders on, fed it under the dash between the footwells and all worked a treat. I even added a spare connector in case I want to add 3 part of the loom in order to have rear footwell lights. All works a treat. I'm sure the same will work for the mk3 focus. There are plenty of guides on the various forums. You may also find the guides for adding an illuminated ignition ring helpful as I copied the loom design they use. Cost me 17 for all the parts inc the multiconnectors , spades, shrink tubing / wire etc. Well worth it and the results are amazing

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:12 PM

I don't know what those plugs are buddy but mr lenny has kindly made such a guide for this exact job

 

http://www.fordowner...d/?fromsearch=1



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:16 PM

Yes I was looking at this option but was hoping not to go to all the trouble of wiring from the interior lighting. Not only that but the interior lighting comes on when I unlock the car but goes off after a few seconds once I am in the car.

I looked at the guide you mentioned, great guide but doesn't really state where or how to wire it up, where the picture shows the fuse, I already have a fuse there and could'nt find what it was used for.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:23 PM

Yes I was looking at this option but was hoping not to go to all the trouble of wiring from the interior lighting. Not only that but the interior lighting comes on when I unlock the car but goes off after a few seconds once I am in the car.

I looked at the guide you mentioned, great guide but doesn't really state where or how to wire it up, where the picture shows the fuse, I already have a fuse there and couldn't find what it was used for.


Not a hard job took about 2 hours inc making loom and fitting. The fitting was so easy I only had to remove the 2 pieces of trim (the lower ones in each foot well by centre console). Getting it from the interior light to behind the glove took literally 5 mins.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:29 PM

Yes I was looking at this option but was hoping not to go to all the trouble of wiring from the interior lighting. Not only that but the interior lighting comes on when I unlock the car but goes off after a few seconds once I am in the car.
I looked at the guide you mentioned, great guide but doesn't really state where or how to wire it up, where the picture shows the fuse, I already have a fuse there and could'nt find what it was used for.

Hi Chris,
My foot well guide is designed to be used in conjunction with an illuminated ignition light unit,
The illuminated ignition light comes with a moulded plug loom,
That filters the cables on the interior light,
Basically unplug the light unit and plug in the ignition ring loom plug,
Then plug the original loom in to the socket on the ignition light loom,
No cutting of cables required,
You then have a blue and a black cable feeding o your ignition light,

Using the list of parts in the guide
Splice the red to blue and black to black on the newly run foot well light cable,
Job done,

All the foot well lighting will be on the interior lighting fuse just the same as it would be if ford wired it.

Now if you want to fit,
But you don't want to fit an illuminated ignition ring,
I can supply you with an illuminated ignition light loom for 9 pounds including postage from Ireland,

It has a moulded plug and socket,
So you unplug the interior light,
Plug in this loom
Then plug the interior light plug in to the loom,

Feed the new black and blue cables down your drivers side A pillar
Splice in your new foot well lighting loom and fit some bulbs.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:04 PM

Hi Chris,
My foot well guide is designed to be used in conjunction with an illuminated ignition light unit,
The illuminated ignition light comes with a moulded plug loom,
That filters the cables on the interior light,
Basically unplug the light unit and plug in the ignition ring loom plug,
Then plug the original loom in to the socket on the ignition light loom,
No cutting of cables required,
You then have a blue and a black cable feeding o your ignition light,

Using the list of parts in the guide
Splice the red to blue and black to black on the newly run foot well light cable,
Job done,

All the foot well lighting will be on the interior lighting fuse just the same as it would be if ford wired it.

Now if you want to fit,
But you don't want to fit an illuminated ignition ring,
I can supply you with an illuminated ignition light loom for 9 pounds including postage from Ireland,

It has a moulded plug and socket,
So you unplug the interior light,
Plug in this loom
Then plug the interior light plug in to the loom,

Feed the new black and blue cables down your drivers side A pillar
Splice in your new foot well lighting loom and fit some bulbs.

 

Thanks Lenny, im not looking to wire in a illuminated ignition light as I have the push start button my my focus the actual button lights up blue. Im just looking to install footwell lights so the wiring loom would be of great help as I dnt really want to go round cutting wires if I can avoid it. Do u have a link to where I can buy the wiring loom ?



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:21 PM

Not sure about all the plugs you found but the red/black one is for a passenger airbag deactivation switch which would be mounted into a push out hole on the left hand side of the glovebox liner.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:25 PM

The shape of the yellow plug looks like the connector gor a bluetooth module but not sure, the white one could be for the bluetooth microphone.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:30 PM

The shape of the yellow plug looks like the connector gor a bluetooth module but not sure, the white one could be for the bluetooth microphone.

Yes I believe thats what the red plug was for, as I noticed I didnt have a actual switch to turn off the airbag, only able to switch it off through the computer settings. The yellow plug I dont think is for the Bluetooth as I have bluetooth in my car and it isnt wired through this.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:32 PM

 
Thanks Lenny, im not looking to wire in a illuminated ignition light as I have the push start button my my focus the actual button lights up blue. Im just looking to install footwell lights so the wiring loom would be of great help as I dnt really want to go round cutting wires if I can avoid it. Do u have a link to where I can buy the wiring loom ?

The loom can't be bought without buying the ignition ring,
But I have the loom with the ignition ring removed from the top,
So its the loom with two cables on the end,
I can post it to you on Thursday for 9 pounds if you want it.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:39 PM

The loom can't be bought without buying the ignition ring,
But I have the loom with the ignition ring removed from the top,
So its the loom with two cables on the end,
I can post it to you on Thursday for 9 pounds if you want it.

Yes I'll have that, PM me with details



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 07:55 PM

Yes I'll have that, PM me with details

Sorry mate,
I've just realised your focus is a mk3
I assumed when the guys refers you to my guide that your focus was a mk2 or mk2.5 very sorry my loom won't fit,
However if you purchase some 5amp cable linked in the guide,
You can splice in to your interior light loom and fit the foot well lighting,
You just need to know the switched live feed I.e. the feed that becomes positive when the car is unlocked etc.
And a negative feed,

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:07 AM

Lenny, I was just thinking last night that surely splicing up to the feed that postive when the car is unlocked wouldnt work. As this feed comes on when the car is unlocked but once I am in the car it times out after 10 or so seconds. If I was to wire up to this connection my footwell lighting would do the same. I also looked at splicing to the other light connection but this is the feed for the light switch and therefore always has a supply, even when the car is off and locked up. Any suggestions as to where I could connect up where my lights would come on when I unlock the car and stay on in till I lock the car back up ?



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