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Micro

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#463610 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 10 March 2015 - 01:28 PM

Finally got my Möbius properly wired in in the back window.

Hardest part was fishing the power cable through the rubber hose thingy (and then routing the cable on the outside of the curtain airbags to make sure it would not impede their deployment).

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On another topic, does anyone know if Ford sell these and what they are actually called? (They're off the A pillar, most of them broke when I pulled it off - although still usable)

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#461900 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Micro on 06 March 2015 - 05:00 PM

When you say "burnt" do you mean the very rolled edge of the place the bulb goes?

That just looks like either manufacturing discolouration or normal heating/cooling cycles, when you need to worry is if you start seeing soot or obviously melted plastic/charring on the bulb connectors/connector themselves.

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#460116 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Micro on 01 March 2015 - 10:48 PM

You can get a good screwdriver bit set from screwfix, comes with multiple bits of the popular sizes too.

I bought a ratcheting handle from them too, but its lost the little ball that keeps the bit in place so just falls out now. The bit set is fantastic for the price though.


http://m.screwfix.co...red=true&_bck=1

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#459942 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Micro on 01 March 2015 - 01:52 PM

Borrow a few petrol station forecourt ones if its just to protect the bulb glass!

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#459189 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Micro on 27 February 2015 - 10:00 AM

Aah! I thought it was a shammy leather as a makeshift wiper!

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#459176 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Micro on 27 February 2015 - 09:27 AM

Is that a rear wiper mod? :P

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#458242 How Long Does It Take To Find An Idiot!

Posted by Micro on 24 February 2015 - 06:56 PM

I stick with take my chances, breach the line and answer to it if I am pulled. If there is a red light camera though, maybe I would reconsider!

 

I do it if I can put myself somewhere safe (not in the way of oncoming traffic), and where I can still see the lights - if, and only if, there are no red light cameras. Reality is that there is probably not much time saved - by the time everyone has moved out of the way the light has probably changed to green.

 

I had road rage yesterday. Some fool in a celica (the last shape) tried to tailgate me and undertake me, I sped up and he couldn't get past he then swerved at me lol thing is my car would crush all 4 passengers and not even notice. Some people really don't know how to pick a fight. Also it had a BMW Msport badge on it so couldn't be allowed to pass. I had a quote from Gandalf in my head at the time too.

 

Why not just ease off the accelerator to give you more time to slow down if the car in front brakes (as per highway code)? Let those who want to break the law, break the law. If you put yourself in the way you may well end up in the accident they cause.




#457602 How Long Does It Take To Find An Idiot!

Posted by Micro on 22 February 2015 - 08:00 PM

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:D

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#457585 How Long Does It Take To Find An Idiot!

Posted by Micro on 22 February 2015 - 07:30 PM

We can only cross reds on a call and lights/siren must be on.
5mph is the maximum 'authorised' crossing speed.
We must do an 'on the fly' risk assessment.


Aye, should have made my post clearer - if the traffic lights are blocked by traffic. Full audible/visual warnings on through the junction itself.

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#457550 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Micro on 22 February 2015 - 06:47 PM

I've bought two new headlight bulbs, two Lucas H7 £2.52 each from Eurocarparts.

Perfectly bright enough! :D

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#457473 How Long Does It Take To Find An Idiot!

Posted by Micro on 22 February 2015 - 02:56 PM

Blue lights and sirens turn some cars/drivers into unpredictable motorised death traps.

Pet peeve is the "oh god its got blue lights" triggering the "I must stop" mentality, and then brakes being slammed on.

Find this video is quite useful and perhaps should be played before the theory test:



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#457089 Drl Help....please

Posted by Micro on 21 February 2015 - 05:15 PM

Iirc the interior lights are negative switched, they always have 12v, then a component in the ecu switches the negative connection to turn on/ off.

You could put a relay in so that the coil has 12v permanent and taps into the switched ground, then run 12v perm through the relay contacts and out to your drl's - however I don't know what the rating is for the components in the ECU, and if they will like having an extra 200~mA sunk through them.

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#456916 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Micro on 21 February 2015 - 12:34 AM

 
I live in Rochdale. Why?


Just wondered if you were near me mate I'd come help you out, Rochdale would be a hell of a road trip from Herefordshire though!

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#456807 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Micro on 20 February 2015 - 05:46 PM

 
I don't have a red barrel crimp to hand as they are attached to crimp terminals.
 
I am still not sure about your crimping of 2 wires together. How it is going to work.


Where abouts do you live?

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#455173 1.6 Zetec Petrol - Just Me, Or Really Slow Off The Line?

Posted by Micro on 16 February 2015 - 04:12 PM

My Focus seems quite happy off the line - sometimes it does grumble a bit if you don't give it enough revs and it will then decide to be a bit slow, but if you get the revs right it will pick up pretty well. 

 

Bear in mind my description of "picks up pretty well" is only after driving a 1.2 Corsa for near on 5 years ;-)