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#16 LightningMat

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 01:28 PM

I did spec mine up a bit from standard, with the following options:

Tinted rear windows - I personally wouldn't buy a car without tinted rear glass.

17" alloys - Look much better, in my opinion, than the standard wheels.

Climate control - All my recent cars have had climate control, so was a "must have" for me. Will see how it copes once the weather get a bit warmer!

Satnav - Got a good discount, so thought it worthwhile. Have played a bit with it, and it is actually better than I thought it would be. I would recommend the upgrade to anyone thinking about it.

City Pack (rear parking sensors and auto folding door mirrors) - Parking sensors are great, there is even a little picture that pops up in the screen to show which sensors are picking up an object , and colour changes from green to amber to red as you get closer, very handy. Auto fold mirrors is a great feature and the puddle lights are nice and bright.

Mats - A necessity in any car!

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 10:18 PM

So, had the car a week now, so have started to do a few little personalisations...

 

I have started with some blue LED's - Bought a selection off ebay (very cheap, so thought I would get a selection to see which worked best) and have fitted them in the following places:

Drivers footwell

Passenger footwell

Roof lights (front & rear, including map lights)

Boot

 

(Some of the types I bought)

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I also tried to fit one in the glove box, but all the ones I bought were too big, so I have ordered a standard blue LED T10 bulb, so just waiting for that to arrive.  Also, probably worth noting, I had to remove the light assembly itself and take it apart to actually get the bulb out, as it is in there very tight!  Was easy to do, just need to be careful, as it is spring-loaded and the bits can fly out (as they did for me!!)

 

(Watch out for the Spring!!)

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Haven't managed to get any decent pics yet, as it's been raining and my mats need a good hoover before I take any pictures!!... I will get some up soon.

 

Also bought some Philips Silver Vision PY21W bulbs to "de-tango" the indicators front and rear - Not fitted yet though, due to the rain!  Will be doing as soon as it is dry!

 

(The lighting in the picture makes them look a lot more orange than they do in the flesh)

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I also ordered some DMB Gel Overlays - wasn't sure what colour I would like best, so ordered two of the small steering wheel ones - Blue on Black and Blue on Carbon Effect...

 

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(Same Gels, just from a slightly different angle and without flash...)

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I prefer the Blue on Black, so will be ordering up a full set soon - I have heard that DMB will do custom ones, so I am thinking of having "Ford" on the front, "Fiesta" on the rear, and "S" for the wheels).

 

I also bought a couple of "S" badges - one for the rear and one for the front grill - I bought ones with blue colour in the middle, as opposed to the usual red:

 

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Again, I will be fitting these when it stops raining!  (I will also be removing the "Fiesta" badge from the rear, as it isn't to my liking).

 

That's it for now, will get some pics up of them all fitted once the weather gets better!



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 02:02 AM

Where did you get the 'S' badge from? And how much did you pay?


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 06:00 AM

Mat what bulbs were best for the interior lights, I'm guessing the one in the middle?

I've used the ones on the right in your PIC and feel it could be a little brighter

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 07:14 AM

Where did you get the 'S' badge from? And how much did you pay?


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Got the "S" badges from here: http://www.yourbadge...98goej13kughr73
£4.99 each, plus a couple of quid postage.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 07:16 AM

Cheers mat!


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 07:18 AM

Mat what bulbs were best for the interior lights, I'm guessing the one in the middle?

I've used the ones on the right in your PIC and feel it could be a little brighter


I used the ones in the middle of my pic above for the footwells - give a nice spread of light. For the roof lights, I actually used some different ones (7 led type) - I had already fitted them in the car, so didn't have any to include in my photo above... I will get a pic of one for you when I get a chance.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 07:32 AM

Cheers mat I'll get some of those for footwells and use the red ones I have in there now in the overhead lights.

I used white ones of the ones on the right in your pic for the numberplate too but again not happy with the brightness

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 11:31 PM

These are the ones I used in the roof lights...
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Posted 04 May 2014 - 11:41 PM

I also tried to get a night-time pic of the blue interior lights... Not a great pic, but gives you an idea...

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:28 AM

Nice colour Mate, Ford's bringing out some really nice colours at the moment

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:39 AM

Are you allowed to drive with the blue lights on inside?

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:15 AM

Nice colour Mate, Ford's bringing out some really nice colours at the moment

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I agree... Although I initially wanted a blue somewhere between candy blue and deep impact blue, but ever since picking the car up, I love this colour! Pictures really don't do it justice (pics just can't replicate the real life pearlescence effect of this paint).

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:19 AM

Are you allowed to drive with the blue lights on inside?

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Good question. Not sure, but I "thought" that static blue interior lights were OK, but flashing blue lights were not... Perhaps someone knows for sure?

(All the blue lights in my ZS go off when driving... Unless you were to turn the internal ceiling lights on manually, that is).

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:35 PM

Got some more little things done over the weekend...

 

De-tangoed the front and rear:

 

Bulb Comparison:

 

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Before:

 

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After:

 

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I think the most noticeable difference is on the rear, where it now looks a lot "cleaner" without the orange bulbs.

 

The front bulbs were nice and easy to do, just popped the rear covers off the headlights to access the bulbs and was as simple of just swapping the bulbs out.  The rear bulbs were slightly more complex, as you have the remove the entire rear light cluster to fit new bulbs - Easy enough when you follow a guide though - I found one on here and followed that!

 

 

 

Next, I applied the DMB gel on the steering wheel:

 

Before:

 

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After:

 

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I heated the gel and the steering wheel badge before application (used a hair dryer) - Gel was very easy to apply and it certainly seems to be very well stuck down, so no risk of it coming loose any time soon!

 

 

 

Next, I removed the "Fiesta" badge from the rear and stuck on "S" badges front and rear:

 

Front - Before:

 

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Front - After:

 

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I decided not to cut the front grill, instead I padded out the middle of the S badge with some small sticky pads and stuck it across two of the bars on the grill.  Seems to be stuck alright, but I will keep an eye on it.

 

Rear - Before:

 

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Rear - During (de-badged):

 

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Rear - After:

 

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I used a hair dryer to heat up the "fiesta" badge on the rear to soften up the glue before removal.  I then simply used dental floss to slide behind the badge, and using a slow and gentle "sawing" motion, the badge came off very easily.  I peeled off the remaining fixing tape and cleaned up.

 

I Heated up the S badges with the hair dryer before applying, to ensure sticky pads were nice and sticky!

 

Then I took a few more photos...

 

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