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#495120 Replacing Steering Wheel Fiesta Mk6

Posted by Lenny on 13 June 2015 - 10:16 PM

Sorry lenny but I disagree.. my fiesta has the gearknob off a scrap mk3 ;) haha
Just winding you up :P

:P
Please dont make me laugh i have a fractured pelvis,
The steering wheel would fit but airbag wouldnt work,


#495102 Replacing Steering Wheel Fiesta Mk6

Posted by Lenny on 13 June 2015 - 08:46 PM




#495090 Add Extra Wire For Power Fold Mirror Ford Focus 62 Plate

Posted by Lenny on 13 June 2015 - 08:12 PM

I have a 62plate Ford Focus titanium, I just bought second hand power fold mirrors with puddle lamps, I have also bought the 4 way switch with mirror fold button, my car already has 4 way electric mirror global closing etc. what I need help in is that I have read an extra wire has to be added to enable the power fold terminal 14 on plug to the driver mirror. Which is the best way to put the wire into the terminal block? What gauge wire is best? Or will it be easier to get an auto electrician to do this?

Hi.
I've created a guide with links to all required supplies on installing projector logo ford puddle lights which involves routing additional cable through to the front doors,
Link: http://www.fordowner...12-front-doors/
This guide may help you when installing the new mirrors as the principles are the same; obtaining a courtesy light positive.
You may also like to view my full list of guides can be viewed on my profile page:
http://www.fordowner...er/14733-lenny/
Or
If your using the forum App follow this link:
http://www.fordowner...-lennys-guides/


#494303 Crazy Cart Xl!!!

Posted by Lenny on 10 June 2015 - 09:01 PM




#494301 Crazy Cart Xl!!!

Posted by Lenny on 10 June 2015 - 08:50 PM

That looks like fun.

Its the new Ford Ka Electric model ;) no ABS or ESP but you can drift like a boss!!

Second to this would be putting some oven baking trays under rear wheels of your car and driving around with the handbrake on :lol:


#494235 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 10 June 2015 - 03:58 PM

Might take a nosey.. These are quite good cheap wins. Hopefully be able to get some of these done. The magnet ones sound good

Says there 10th Generation now lol
heres a link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111405718350


#494224 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 10 June 2015 - 02:51 PM

How difficult are they to fit?
I'm not to keen on drilling panels and doing things that are irreversible or expensive to put right. You got the link bud? Doesn't seem to have come through.

Ive edit the post to include links there mate,
The install involves removing panels and windows in order to route in the power cables from the footwells,
Some drilling of rubber grommets is required,
However there is a new 5th generation of these puddle lights that are battery powered and don't involve any wiring,
Just fit unit to door and a magnet pad to the body,
Switches on when it loses contact with the magnet.

Bird bath illumination is also a nice mod,
Get a 3 led strip,
Remove the panel from rear of the arm rest centre console,

Drill 3 corresponding holes in top of "bird bath"pocket to allow light shine through and splice power in to interior lighting see here: http://www.fordowner...older/?p=177171

Gives a nice constant ambient illumination at night while the footwells then fade on and off with doors, the centre stays constant.


#494220 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 10 June 2015 - 02:15 PM

So tonight I did I cheap £4 in total mod that is completely removable if I don't like it.
I have introduced blue LED strips for front and rear foot wells through the use of 2 W5W adapters, 4 LED strips and loose cabelling I had in the garage.
What does everyone think?
All the cabelling is tucked under the dash and the strips for the rear are attached to the underneath of the seats. Cables have been tucked into the seat trim so they aren't visible or an obstacle for the runners.

Looks sweet mate,
Ive done similar in mine with red leds,
http://www.fordowner...__fromsearch__1

Have you considerd fitting some ford logo puddle lights?
Link: http://www.fordowner...12-front-doors/


#494216 Suggestions For Sub

Posted by Lenny on 10 June 2015 - 01:52 PM

Definatly want a good set of comps eventually I think I might stick wil JL cause of how good the sub sounds. Short term plan of action!:
Carpet amp mount
Install leds for glow behind amp
New parcel shelf, (cut 6x9 holes in - don't ask)
New clips for door cards to eliminate rattles


If fitting some speakers to your parcel shelf i recommend purchasing a small rectangular sheet of 6mm thick MDF and bond it to the rear side of the parcel shelf spanning its width to reinforce it,
This will prevent it flexing under heavy bass aswell as create a tighter bass response in the boot compartment.
Paint or carpet it black to blend in.

Moving on from this;
Id purchase some black rubber hose (i can supply small door seal if desired)
Put your speaker cables inside this rubber pipe and glue it to the underside of the parcel shelf,
Leaves them tidy, protected and out of sight,

Or router out a 3mm cavity in the MDF panel and run the speaker cables sandwiched inside.

Id use nuts and bolts to secure the speakers in to the parcel shelf instead of screws as they look much cleaner and no risk of getting scratched,

Finally then,
Id terminate the cables from the parcel shelve with a 4 core connector from AutoLeads
This makes the parcel shelf easily removable by unplugging the connector.

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The speaker baffles are also available in 6x9 form to hide and protect the rear of the speakers.

In other news:
Had MRi scan yesterday following fall on 13th May says I've cracked pelvis on ball joint of left leg aswell as torn ligaments :rolleyes:


#493900 Suggestions For Sub

Posted by Lenny on 09 June 2015 - 08:47 AM

Got some spray on glue and the mounting point has been sprayed. Thanks for he advice.
Don't suppose you would reccomend upgrading component speakers or sound dreading first to improve the quality of sound? I want to hear the mid bass a bit more...
Also struggling to eliminate these rattles, seems every time I sort one another seems to appear...

I've read before that the Mk2 focus suffered from dash and panel rattles but ford put additional padding in to the mk2.5 to prevent these,
So unfortunately i cant relate to this particular issue mate,

I upgrade my front and rear speakers to JL Audio C3 650 at the same time as fitting the sub and two amps,
All purchased at lowest price from www.soundevo.co.uk
The four components are fed from a JL Audio XD400/4v2 mounted on the removable panel.
I gathered up the parts across seven months then took a few days to strip the car and install,

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I didn't bother with sound deadening materials in the end,
I had planned to use Dynamat and some materials from shush.ie
However i just fitted some DEi Boom 6.5" speaker baffles in to the doors prior to fitting the speakers,
Helps keep sound inside the car.

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I would recommend upgrading the components as funds allow,
No point upgrading them twice.


#493812 In Car Contactless Charging Phone

Posted by Lenny on 08 June 2015 - 09:09 PM

Wow, They certainly cover a lot of stuff for radio changes etc., nice find Lenny

Cheers mate,
Some great equipment in there,
I've used many of there products on my focus build and i must say the build quality of all items is exceptional,
Looking forward to fitting one of these contactless chargers inside the "garage door" compartment on the mk2.5 focus looks awesome


#493687 Suggestions For Sub

Posted by Lenny on 08 June 2015 - 03:47 PM

Cheers Lenny
Everything's ordered and on the way, hopefully should all be here for the weekend. I'll get it all done and upload some pics of the finished product

Dont forget to purchase some spray on glue for applying the carpet,
Also its better if you paint the mdf with somthing first and let it dry prior to spraying on the glue it helps it bond better.


#493536 Help Needed!

Posted by Lenny on 08 June 2015 - 08:26 AM

I own a mk6 Fiesta Zetec Climate 1.4. 55 plate, silver. It's done 65,000 miles and runs like a dream. I'm looking to sell it soon to get a 3 door focus zetec s, but it has two quite noticeable dents in the back corners.
I know I can get about £1,900 for it without these dents but obviously not as much with them.
I was wondering if you think it'd be worth repairing them before selling it would it be a waste of time and money?
Thanks!

As said there no harm getting a quote,
I reckon if your selling the car privatly then its definitly worth repairing them, waxing the body, clean engine bay and rent out a rug doctor from tesco to clean the interior
See guide: http://www.fordowner...g-car-interior/
And a cheap set of car mats,
Also put some tyre shine on the spare wheel ;)

This way it appears the car has been very well looked after and sure to be a good purchase as one would assume then that you have a huge attachment to the vehicle.

However,
If trading in to a garage i wouldn't bother repairing the dents or anything because they don't even get off the chair to go out and look at your motor,
They just open a book and see what trade in value that car now has and allow you that amount off your new motor.


#493508 Our Very Own Yplac Thread..

Posted by Lenny on 07 June 2015 - 11:41 PM




#493507 Our Very Own Yplac Thread..

Posted by Lenny on 07 June 2015 - 11:27 PM

 
Or just be sensible and eat it as you drive... I mean jeez, it's not that complicated eh!

People drive when there drunk,
And
Eat kebab's when there drunk,
So why not eat a kebab while driving with no alcohol,

Would be epic to see a police camera show where a drunk driver is stopped at a check point and found under the influence while eating a big dirty kebab lmao
Im sure its been done we just havent heard.