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#413427 Guide For Fitting Daytime Running Lights Focus Mk2.5

Posted by Lenny on 25 September 2014 - 06:14 PM

sure doThe kit, slightly different to the original ones posted, purchase from speedline though. As far as I can tell the biggest difference is just the Dimming / control unit, its just a single unit rather then two, the wires looked a wee bit more polished too, less connectors, more tidy.WP_20140912_003.jpgWP_20140912_004.jpgWP_20140912_009.jpgWorth noting its near on impossible to get true colour pictures of these on my camera, I can vouch that on full, these things are as bright as any OEM set you'll see on the road.DSC_2867.jpgDRLs on fullc474b55d-7e5c-4745-9905-061b001ca59a.jpgSidelights and 50% DRLs5faf34e1-8a65-411b-98cc-01acca6ae3c4.jpg

You gotta get yourself some silvatec indicator bulbs to replace the orange bulbs mate,
They shine yellow but have a mirror coating will leave your headlights completely silver in appearance.

Whats the high/low beam spread of light like compared to the original units

#413411 Egr Blanking Plate Already Fitted?

Posted by Lenny on 25 September 2014 - 05:43 PM

that's a fiver in my pocket .......... :P

Ive got a load of oval shaped 3mm stainless steel plates if selling for 1 pound each excluding shipping if there any use to you,




#413404 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 25 September 2014 - 05:18 PM

The led rear lights that RS's have are they worth the money to replace the standard ones?
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Here's the fitting guide: http://www.fordowner...its-focus-mk25/
If your purchasing new: cheapest supplier is Sandicliffe.co.uk cheaper than ford but still genuine ford parts
I sold a set of 16" Snow flake ford alloys on eBay and bought the RS tail lights with the winnings,
I reckon there worth every penny if fitting along with a body kit and ST pod they look the part,
Some people manage to pick them up second hand on eBay fairly cheap aswell,


Not too sure mate. There are a few people on the forums who had them replaced. Might be a good idea to ask them. I think Lenny did that for his car. Not 100% about that. 
Not really my thing as I would not get to ever see them while driving :P

You can see them reflect in shop windows at night when cruising :)
Look like star wars saber's :lol:

#412946 Egr Blanking Plate Already Fitted?

Posted by Lenny on 24 September 2014 - 06:04 PM

does anyone have the dimensions of the egr blanking plate ?

There less than 5 quid each mate not much profit on making them.

#412915 Egr Blanking Plate Already Fitted?

Posted by Lenny on 24 September 2014 - 05:06 PM

My guess is its the gasket mate,
Ford mechanics generally love the egr as it kills turbo making overtime for them.
I can drop over some weekend and help you out if desired save you an hours labour in mechanic's

#412687 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 11:09 PM

Awesome! Many thanks for all the info. All I got to do now is order it in the coming weeks and mess about with the program. Can't really go wrong right? :P

Not aslong as you save a copy of the settings when you first connect to the car,
Save a copy of the default settings to your computer,
Then if you activate somthing that you dont like you have a backup of the default,
Nobody's bricked a car yet so you should be 100% its very user friendly software now that theres an English option

#412662 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 09:40 PM

Thanks for the replies lads. I actually have now both a metric and inch set, which I am sure will come in handy in the future. I was wondering myself why Ford had both metric and inch bolts in the engine bay. Thought that was a bit silly :P
Thankfully the new set I got has both metric and inches. Gonna go round trying them all tomorrow if I get a chance and weather holds up :)

Thats what i did at the time aswell mate,
Went through each socket until i found one thst fits then took note of it for the guide :rolleyes: thats why the guide has both metric and imperial sizes my bad y'all

Got the ides from the German guy whom invented the Condom,
His name was: Itfits goodan-tight

#412657 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 09:26 PM

Thanks man. Appreciate it. I might get it shipped to my Parcel Motel if they allow Northern Ireland shipping to save me a few bob. 
Next q: Which software do I use and where do I get it from? :)

I think the site selling them has links to the most recent version of elmConfig
However if you browse through the most recent pages of the guide linked above you should find links to the most recent version of the program written by Civil whom is also a member of the forum.

#412649 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 09:15 PM

Cheers for the link Lenny. This looks like something I could definitely attempt and that wouldn't break the bank. 
Btw, do you have a link for the ELM cable you were talking about? Thought I might just buy one to mess around with the software if it's not too pricey.

No problem,
Here you are sir plug&play already modified ELM327: http://www.spanglefi...ratElectronics/

The one on the right is for us as its priced for shipping outside of the UK
I think the site has links to download the most up to date software programs
However here is a link to the forum thread where it can be discussed and dissected in great detail take two days off work qnd read through this thread below:

#412643 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 09:09 PM

My problem is actually funny. The socket just feels loose over the bolt. I even tried different sizes but no luck. The bolt on top of the nut is quite long and I wonder if that is making things difficult. I will have to take it all apart tomorrow after work and see if I can get anywhere. Btw, for anyone doing this, leave the car to cool down for a few hours before attempting this as I nearly got burnt today :P


Why didn't you get a metric socket? Not sure on the actual size of the real world socket but 5/16 is the equivalent of 7.9 mm and the bolt head is 8 mm? The socket needs to be bigger than 8 mm although it would be called an 8 mm socket.
That might not be the actual issue, it is worth using a metric socket on a metric bolt I think.
When I did mine I used normal size sockets not extended ones or anything special but it was metric


It will definitely be metric.

If desired let me know what metric sockets you require Hassan,
I will get them out of my tool box put them in an envelope and dispatch to you tomorrow,
They will arrive to you Thursday morning,
Just return when finished
Save you buying more,

#412620 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 08:42 PM

Highly recommend the custom subwoofer enclosure for the boot. Makes a big difference with having usable space there. Plus it was matched for the woofer itself. 
Liking the planned mods. How hard is it to fit the reversing camera on a touchscreen unit? And how much would it cost?

Providing the stereo is compatable with a reverse camera its not that difficult,
If it has a yellow RCA input on the rear thats all you need,

The reverse camera gets its power from the cable feeding the reverse bulb,
Just splice a positive feed from the reverse light feed to the camera,

There are various types of camera,
Some fit to the bumper panel which would be the easiest to install in terms of cables
My personal favorite is one to replace a reg plate light,
Or this one replacing the boot handle: :)

The hardest part will be fishing cable tidy through the existing grommets traveling from reverse light feed up to the roof,
Through the existing rubber pipe and in to the boot panel,

After that its just a single yellow RCA video plug to the rear of the stereo just the same as a RCA cable in the rear of a TV in the home,

Most stereos will automatically switch to the camera view when they sence signal from the video source/RCA input
Much like modern TV's automatically switch to dvd when you insert a disc,

So by splicing the cameras power feed to the reverse light feed the stereo should switch to reverse camera view automatically.

The camera itself ranges from 10-40 euro depending on model,
Some Chinese models bost to have sony camera lenses etc. With high quality night vision etc.
Personally id go for the 40 euro model considering the effort involved to get the feeds in you might aswell make it worth while and fit a good one.

Im also happy the cameras are more/less universal to the stereo's
This means that i can get the ball rolling on the project the next time i have a spare 40 euro,
Purchase camera and some loom from Dave at AutoStar on ebay
Installing the camera properly and seamlessly will surly kill eight hours of boredom on a weekend,
And can then lay dormant in the car until funds allow for the next piece of equipment.

#412610 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 08:24 PM

Quick question regarding fitting the EGR plate. I had to go buy a 5/16 socket to loosen that bolt. I then tried to loosen the bolt but no luck. 
This is what I bought from the shop. Am I doing something wrong here or just plain stupid? Any help would be appreciated as I have dismantled the car bits 3 times already :(

Draper are a good enough manufacturer mate,
Abd if the socket fits tight on the bolt shouldn't be a problem,
In some cases try to tighten then try removing,
This can sometimes help
Slide your wheel brace over the wrench handle this will give you a longer handle allowing you to apply more torque with less effort

#412583 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 07:07 PM

No problem mate hope all is well your end :)
You got anymore plans for the car?
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All work on the car is on hold at present due to our third baby arriving in next two months followed by santa in December
But future plans are:
ST front & rear bumper,
Change exhaust tips to suit ST bumper,
Custom fit boot sub install (same as Hassen's saw on previous page at meet)
Touch screen stereo with reverse camera,
Front & rear auto DVR cam system.
Possibly set of Team Hecko wind deflectors,

Work on the above list is expected to commence in March 2015

#412572 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 06:47 PM

Congratulations mate! Enjoy married life haha!
Some really good photos of the meet as well mate!
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Thanks very much Will mate,
Missed seeing your post until now just spotted it.
Cheers :)

#412535 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 04:58 PM

Ho ho ho ... & not the kinda ho ud like!!! & don't forgot a pressie for the wife since ye forgot our month anniversary yesterday! Leo will be too busy breast feeding for any car business lol

:lol: ill be busy breast feeding :lol:
I dont aknowledge one month anniversary didn't you get an IPhone 4S on bill pay from me last week,
That covers anniversary, Birthday and Christmas for ya luv lol.
Go call someone who cares :lol: