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#1 SMF1

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 06:06 PM

Hey All

 

Due to take delivery of my new Zetec S later in May and will be wanting to change the number plate lights, side, dipped beam and bull beam if possible to white bulbs. Also do these Focus' have DRLs? Would be looking to change them as well if so.

 

Could anyone point me in the right direction of where to get error free bulbs please?

 

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 06:44 PM

It's my understanding that all new cars made in the last few years must have DRLs fitted as standard.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 06:52 PM

It's my understanding that all new cars made in the last few years must have DRLs fitted as standard.

 

I thought so too, after Jan 2011 I believe but have seen a lot that don't seem to have any lights on.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:13 PM

That's odd... Have Ford managed to circumvent the regulations on DRLs?



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 08:26 PM

That is for cars made after 2012. The mk 2 and mk3 were designed by ford well before this date therefore they aren't required to have drl

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 08:26 PM

But drls are optional

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 08:47 PM

That is for cars made after 2012. The mk 2 and mk3 were designed by ford well before this date therefore they aren't required to have drl

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So the regulation isn't "cars made" but "cars engineered/designed" after 2012? Because I'm pretty sure that a car made in 2014 would be required to have DRLs if it was the former.

 

Anyway, you can just drive with your dipped headlights on. It has the same effect (reducing chances of having a road accident by making you more visible).



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:28 PM

That's correct bud, keep in mind the mk3 was already made, going through test etc but not in production, ford could have added drl and made it standard, like many other manufacturers. Nissan did with the gtr. Smart did. Toyota... and many more

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:34 PM

You and me both SMF1 getting new Zetec S `s ,,looking forward to the arrival,,been promised around 23rd april for mine.The drl`s are not standard on the zetec s nor are they an option as far as im aware.

 

Shame but leaves scope for a nice upgrade in the future 

 

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:38 PM

:D Is this the first safety feature ever to be considered a cool upgrade?

 

 

 

That's correct bud, keep in mind the mk3 was already made, going through test etc but not in production, ford could have added drl and made it standard, like many other manufacturers. Nissan did with the gtr. Smart did. Toyota... and many more

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So you're saying they could have added DRLs, but decided not to? (presumably to save money).



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:53 PM

Save and make money. Its an option only with xenon headlights so lots of money for Ford vto make

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 10:05 PM

Ah! Very sneaky of them! :D



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:15 PM

So could someone link me to some bulbs please that are more aesthetically pleasing than the yellowish ones? :)



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:52 AM

So could someone link me to some bulbs please that are more aesthetically pleasing than the yellowish ones? :)

 

I use these in my Mk2.5. Not sure if the bulbs are the same in the new models, but these give off a nice White/Blue light. Not much brighter than a standard bulb, but look miles better.

 

They do main beam ones and sidelights too. Not sure about fogs as I have left mine standard for now, you may have to plump for a different make for those ones.

 

http://www.amazon.co...am blue intense



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