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#301777 Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

Posted by giwrgos_ath on 02 November 2013 - 05:55 PM

Guys,

 

Is any of those software compatible with a MK7 Fiesta? Can you activate stuff like auto lock, dds etc?

Can those be used to view diagnostics for a KA?

 

Thanks




#295431 Footwell Led Lights

Posted by giwrgos_ath on 08 October 2013 - 08:44 PM

This is an excellent mod that it can also be practical!

 

I had it wired to the courtesy light as well, however i later installed an illuminated ignition ring, so i piggy-backed from that wire. In that kit, they give you connectors so you don't have to alter any of the original wires.




#292084 Retrofit Auto Lights And Wipers

Posted by giwrgos_ath on 23 September 2013 - 10:15 PM

Well done mate and congratulations. I hope you enjoy this mod!

 

By the way, which glue did you use for the sensor holder?




#291761 Retrofit Auto Lights And Wipers

Posted by giwrgos_ath on 22 September 2013 - 05:30 PM

Wow, nice work mate. How did you remove the square mirror mount? Did you just pull it away from the windscreen?

 

Also, did you test with the -AA sensor?




#291663 Retrofit Auto Lights And Wipers

Posted by giwrgos_ath on 22 September 2013 - 08:28 AM

Oh ok. Did you find anything? Do they actually sell those things in Ford? I would imagine they only sell the wiring looms...




#291599 Retrofit Auto Lights And Wipers

Posted by giwrgos_ath on 21 September 2013 - 06:15 PM

What do you need the male pin for? The male pins exist in all locations. In order to retrofit a wire within a loom, you only need female ones.




#291578 Retrofit Auto Lights And Wipers

Posted by giwrgos_ath on 21 September 2013 - 05:29 PM

I need two different sizes of female connectors.

 

I'm pretty sure rs-online has something that can fit, but i am not very sure how to search for it.

 

I would like to avoid paying an extreme amount of money for two small part, or destroying a whole loom just to get one cable.

 

As far as i can tell, those two connector types are used in most wires that originate from the PJB, so it would be nice to have them for reference.

 

This is definitely the one, but i cannot find anyone selling it. Attached File  7116-4100-02.pdf   262.54KB   58 downloads

 

The housing of the other connector reads AMP 968705-1 but i'm not sure how to find a pin for it.




#291534 Retrofit Auto Lights And Wipers

Posted by giwrgos_ath on 21 September 2013 - 02:37 PM

Hello Kurt,

 

I still cannot comment on the -AA or -AB issue. Apparently there is -AC as well. I only tested with an -AB sensor, and i still haven't found the pins needed... :S

 

Once you activate everything through ELM, you can easily check which one works. Just plug it in (with the engine on ON), and before you position it on the windscreen, cover it to simulate darkness. If the headlights come on, that means that the sensor will be OK to use.

 

The part of the sensor that attaches to the windscreen is interchangeable. You can easily open the housing using a coin or your keys. Just insert them to the side gaps and twist. If the -AA doesn't work, just put the cover with the silicone on the -AB.

 

I don't see why the -AA won't work. I compared the electronic parts inside both of them and they look identical. There are different revisions however, which makes me think that they might have different sensitivity levels, or configurations.




#291091 Retrofit Auto Lights And Wipers

Posted by giwrgos_ath on 19 September 2013 - 06:51 AM

I haven't glued the metal plate yet. In fact, i haven't finished the whole mod yet. I have tested that it works, but i still haven't been able to source the correct pins to connect the switch with the fusebox.

 

If anyone can show me the correct type of pins, it would be great. I know which ones i need, but i cannot find an exact match on eBay or RS-online.

 

Regarding the mirror mount, i  think the old part will not fit easily, so i would create something from scratch rather than use the existing mirror.




#290436 Retrofit Auto Lights And Wipers

Posted by giwrgos_ath on 15 September 2013 - 05:48 PM

Kurt, if i were you, i would avoid gluing the mirror. If you need to remove it for whichever reason, you will have huge issues and you might even break the windscreen.

 

If the cutting did not go well and you cannot alter it to fit, i would recommend to craft something that will slide into position. You can then cut away the remaining part of the mirror base and glue that to the crafted part.

 

Also, you do need something to hold the sensor in place. Captain Haddock has posted an image of his sensor where you can see how it attaches to the windscreen.

 

Unless the sensor is attached to the windscreen firmly and there is silicone between the two, you will never get optimal results.




#289293 Side Lights When Unlocking Car??

Posted by giwrgos_ath on 10 September 2013 - 12:42 PM

I would imagine he means something similar to the fiesta and other cars, where the side lights come on when you unlock it and stay on.

 

I believe it also happens on the versions with the mirror puddle light. Can we somehow force the side lights to come on like the puddle ones?




#285218 Retrofit Auto Lights And Wipers

Posted by giwrgos_ath on 26 August 2013 - 07:42 PM

Nice one! The end result will definitely look better with the proper windscreen.




#284905 Retrofit Auto Lights And Wipers

Posted by giwrgos_ath on 25 August 2013 - 02:18 PM

The circle on my image shows the cable i had to insert for the lights to work.

 

Your loom already has this cable. It is the one shown on your image with Green on either side and red in the middle located on the right of the clip.

 

Our looms are the same but mine is missing only one cable which is the one responsible for auto lights.




#284764 Retrofit Auto Lights And Wipers

Posted by giwrgos_ath on 24 August 2013 - 04:53 PM

Right, so the new switch did not work.

 

Having only basic knowledge of electrical systems, i decided to use a multimeter at the cable leaving the switch when the engine is "ON" and the switch set to "Auto" hoping that i would at least see if there is any current running through.

 

I used the wiring schematics found on Preee's post [(Attached File  entire_schematics_ph8m5t-70000-ad.pdf   83.41KB   93 downloads) and i tried to locate cable number 52 (15s-le42 GR-RD) which i believe is the one responsible for the auto lights signal Attached File  Pages from entire_schematics_ph8m5t-70000-adp116.pdf   52.33KB   334 downloads.

 

Surprisingly i couldn't find that cable on the loom, so i now need to try and locate its position on the fuse box. If that is blank, I can then try and install a cable from another loom i have hanging around and hope that it will work.

 

If someone could tell me which connector on the fusebox is the one needed, that would be great.

 

Update:

 

I believe that the connector is number 5 on C103 which is the long blue one on the left. I did install a wire running from that to position 52 on the switch, but nothing happened. Do i need a second wire?




#284656 Retrofit Auto Lights And Wipers

Posted by giwrgos_ath on 23 August 2013 - 09:34 PM

Kurt, to remove your current mirror, you need to get a flat screwdriver and push the locking part up (away from the windcreen).
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The wire and connector going to the switch are the same for LHD and RHD. I was reluctant in buying one because they are expensive and i would have to resell it, but i finally decided to give it a shot. I'll collect it tomorrow and test.

 

Prior to ordering the switch, i disassembled my current switch and everything seemed to be in order, so i doubt a new switch will make any difference. I'll report back tomorrow.