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Guide To Fitting Smd Leds To Cup Holder

Posted by Preee on Dec 06 2013 04:51 PM

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First check my guide for making the LED setup.
http://www.fordowner...331#entry151331

Basic setup up is Ford Focus with armrest , but with out armrest there would be little difference.

Parts
9 SMD LEDS
Fuse holder and 3 amp fuse
Scotchlocks

Tools
T25 and T20 Hex screwdriver bits
Pliers
Drill and 4mm Drill bit
10mm Socket and driver
Multimeter tester
Flat head screwdriver
One inch wide insulation tape

STEP 1)
 
Lift armrest lid and undo two T20 retaining screws.
Lift handbrake surround up and over the handbrake.
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STEP 2)
Lift out bottom section of cupholder , use finger nail .Undo the T20 retaining screw and remove.
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Step 3)
Using your finger nails pull up the gear stick plastic/chrome surround lift out and then un-screw the
gear stick knog anti clockwise and remove.
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STEP 4)
Pop out Start button or 12v Aux and undo the wiring clip.
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STEP 5)
Using a flat head screwdriver , start from the bottom of the radio surround , insert screwdriver covered with
a cloth and using a twisting action work your way from the bottom / middle and upwards until radio surround is free.
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STEP 6)
Using T25 HEX screwdriver undo the two retaining screws and remover , un-clip the set of buttons.
You can now see the wiring for the buttons , i found two live feeds when lights are turned on.Furthest right (on mine)is the wires used for the ESP or Electric roof on CC models Orange/White = +. Left of that are the wires for the Rear Demister wire is Orange/Black + both of these are live when side lights are turned on.
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STEP 7)
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STEP 8)
Three sets of three SMD LEDS are going to be used , these are not covered in the rubber surround , the reason for this is they will click into a 4mm diameter hole to help with securing.
Start by drilling the center hole first and double check markings for the other two. Click all LEDS into Place and TEST they work.

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STEP 9)

Using
one inch wide insulation tape secure the LED's in place , use as much as you think is nessessary to secure , make sure bottom wire's are away from the Cupholder securing hole and tape to the side.This will not be seen .
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Next using a CLEAR silicon sealant add a small blob to each hole inside the cupholder , smooth flush with your finger and wipe away any residue. This is to seal the LED's from water spillage into the cup holder.
Allow to cure for 1 hr.

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Step 10) using 10mm socket undo one of the handbrake bolts and remove , this will be out earthing point.Return center console to the car , feed the wires through the center gap between the retaining screw and start button.Strip back the negative wire on the LED's and form a loop, feed the handbrake bolt through the loop and bolt back down. Starting from the front clip console back into place and use T20 for cup holder screw, place the bottom of the cup holder back into position.
Slide handbrake cover back on and put T20 Screws back in.
Feed positve wire and fuse holder passed gear stick and through opening where rear demister buttons are.
Screw gear stick back on , clockwise , making sure it is tight and clip bottom cover back in place.

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Using a scotchlock , i used the spare set of wires Orange/White + feed and connected into it with the fused end of my LED's.

Testing Time smile.gif
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Thank you for viewing my Guide
Paul