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Captain Haddock

Member Since 28 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 20 2014 01:54 PM

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Carbon Fibre Effect Wrapped Dash Panel.

14 June 2014 - 09:08 PM

This is only a very simple single mod and hardly warrants a 'build thread', but I'm not bothered if it does get moved.


There were a few niggling scratches (two were down to the plastic) and even though the silver paint wasn't overly glossy the reflections off from the sun were getting distracting; so I decided to nail two problems in one shot.


I was half way through the job before realising I probably should have taken a 'before' shot, but I at least remembered to take an 'after' picture.




It's only Carbon Fibre textured effect wrapping and my first attempt in using sticky backed plastic for display in over thirty years, but it has done what I wanted on both counts.  Since it's unmarked the lower switch panel will probably remain 'as is' since I think the grille and tight clearances around the switches may be beyond my dexterity.

Guide: How To Dismantle A Ford Focus Mk2+Mk2.5 Button Switch

19 August 2013 - 08:46 AM

Hers's how to disassemble the Ford Focus centre console push button switches (for those who want to change the internal LEDs).


Attached File  Guide-How to Dismantle a Ford Focus Mk2+Mk2.5 Button Switch.pdf   2.15MB   366 downloads


The truly observant may have spotted that I used an ESP switch for the pictures; I was going to fit it and make it work properly as per the Focus ST, but the insurance company didn't like the idea of a safety related item (i.e. the braking system) being modified so that rather put the mockers on that.


P.S. If anyone knows what colour silver (Moondust Silver ?) the switches are painted with then I might recycle the ESP switch (by changing the emblem) for switching my front parking sensors on and off.