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#1 atherm3

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:00 PM

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Nice easy one most likely, will be replacing all interior lighting on my MK 2.5 Focus, I can see that the the footwell has 501 fittings ready and waiting, but what are the interiors that are in the boot/number plate and of course between the driver and passenger?

Also has anyone ever added additional fittings to the rear passenger area? Dark as hell back there when loading my daughter into her seat after nursery etc.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:35 PM

Also has anyone ever added additional fittings to the rear passenger area? Dark as hell back there when loading my daughter into her seat after nursery etc.

you dont have a interior roof light in the back? number plate bulbs are a 501 same as under the wing mirrors.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:50 PM

Numberplate and boot definity 501's.
Interior light bulb types depend on build level.
They could be festoon or 501's.
I fitted a blue LED strip at the back of my centre console and it lights up the rear footwell nicely.
White LED's would be more beneficial to you or as stated above get a rear roof light added.
Not hard to install but if you're not confident then any half decent auto electrician/mechanic could do it in about 30 minutes.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:58 PM

stoney, i thought all focus's came with a rear interior light fitted.......



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 08:15 PM

you dont have a interior roof light in the back? number plate bulbs are a 501 same as under the wing mirrors.


Nah there's no light there, must be due to being only zetec spec? The wing mirror 501s, are those puddle lights or just the indicator bulbs? I don't have the puddle lights but would like them.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 08:20 PM

my bad sorry. i have puddle lights in my wing mirrors and also have a rear interior light. i forget sometimes that all arnt the same....



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 08:22 PM

The indicators and puddle lights are both 501.
Not all Focus have rear courtesy lights unfortunately.
A bit of wiring and cutting of the headliner is needed but straightforward as long as you have a steady hand and mark the cut lines carefully.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 08:27 PM

Numberplate and boot definity 501's.
Interior light bulb types depend on build level.
They could be festoon or 501's.


Thanks, I'll pop the front light out and look before I order.

Any idea what settings the footwell lights are when in the standard fittings? I.E. on when car unlocks but dim when engone starts, much like the interior.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 08:37 PM

The footwell lights indeed work exactly the same as the automatic courtesy light settings.


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