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#383594 Please Please Show Your Support For Wave 105 Cash For Kids Cycle Madagascar 2...

Posted by Torchwood on 08 July 2014 - 02:41 PM

Hello all Ford Owners Club members....


I have signed up to an amazing charity that helps local and UK children, and I will be cycling just under 500km across Madagascar in May 2015, for Wave 105 Cash For Kids Appeal.


Please show your support for a great childrens charity who are commited to providing support to local and UK children under the age of 18 who are physically, emotionally, financially and socially disadvantaged. Additionally they support many out reach  and drop in centre's who, without cash for kids, could not offer these invaluable services.  There is after all, one simple goal... To turn sadness into happiness, tears into laughter, and there is nothing better then the sound of a child's laughter, and many happy faces... Thank you!


This is by fat the biggest challenge I have undertaken to date, the last 6 months have been very tough on me, both personally and health wise.  Recovering from a serious operation in December, bed ridden for 2 months I lost over 13 kg and suffered muscle waste.  So to get me strong and fit again, I have committed myself to this challenge, I have pledged over £300 of my own money so far.  I cannot think of a better way to give up my spare time, then supporting Wave 105 Cash for Kids Appeal.


You can show your support in the following ways:




I can then forward the month every 2 weeks or every month on behalf of the Ford Owners Club Members, I can then use my details to gift aid donations for that extra amount!  And please leave your reply in this thread that you have done so, so I can add you to the list...


You can donate what ever you can spare direct to my Every day hero page too: https://cyclemadagas....com/uk/grant-1



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#299754 Interior Ambient Lighting

Posted by Torchwood on 26 October 2013 - 01:48 PM

Ok, cool.


I found some aftermarket stuff a little too bright, and oem easier to fit. B)  

#298178 Interior Ambient Lighting

Posted by Torchwood on 20 October 2013 - 07:02 PM

This is really odd because my ZS has all the Ambient lighting wiring, and i got the dealer to add the lights.


The glove box wire is just above the glovebox tucked in a proper blanking holder, the door card ambient wiring was a little more involved as that needed a loom made up and took 6 weeks for ford to make for me, and the wire for the lighting to come on and go off with the rest was easy to find.


The ambient light in front of gear stick in the centre console no longer exists for the mk7.5 models, so ford ordered a mk7 and i took a feed from the glovebox wire rather than splicing into this or cutting into that!!!


PLUS -  The ambient lights on all of them are really nice and bright!!!  I have noticed a number of ppl mention the glovebox one not being 'that' bright, but mine is.  I'm very pleased with it, and the door side ambient lights under the handles and in the door latches are great!!!  Looks awesome.... :D  :D

#284533 Zetec S Arrived Uk.

Posted by Torchwood on 23 August 2013 - 01:00 PM



Oh i remember that feeling, counting down the days, and then going there on the day seeing it sat there all prepped and registered..


First thing you do.... Take pictures!

Second thing you do... Go for a drive!

Third thing you do... Upload pictures here for us to all marvel over.......mmmm!!! (without fail!!!!!)

#283791 Colour Help!!

Posted by Torchwood on 20 August 2013 - 11:47 AM

Ordering my fiesta zetec S tomorrow and need help with colour! I'm thinking panther black but undecided on panther black, silver or nautical blue! Advice? 17 year old boy!

I would have gone for Nautical blue....  On a standard model its...not bad!  But on the Zetec S with the body kit, the big spoiler and all round sportier.... yep... I think it would look unique, different and very nice!! 

A small part of you will one day, regret getting a black or white one!  They are a nightmare to keep clean, and both show up chips and scratches more than any other colour!  Neighbour has a black car and she said she gave up caring for it after a few scratches appeared and just show up clearly against black, you wouldnt think it was a 61 plate car to look at it....

#283529 What Have You Done With Your Car Today?

Posted by Torchwood on 19 August 2013 - 12:48 PM

The stereo is blue as standard on the facelift however the zs doesn't have ambient lighting which is odd.


My ZS does...  Cupholder.... on the Doors and the dash! :P

#280835 What Have You Done With Your Car Today?

Posted by Torchwood on 08 August 2013 - 11:45 AM

Been busy the last few weeks, studying for the eltricians course exams...


But changed the orange indicator bulbs up front, LED side repeaters fitted.  Bright white LED side lights...


And car booked to go back in and have a wave of updates fitted...  Finally!!!  Taken ages for the parts to arrive!

#260815 Losing The Plot!!!!

Posted by Torchwood on 17 May 2013 - 04:57 PM

Also, does it do it when the car is cold or warmed up, or both!!


The link selector in the gearbox could have worked its way loose, it happens...


So if you are driving happily and it starts playing up, are you able to engage clutch and take it out of said gear, but THEN it will not go into the next gear, say from 5th to 4th, or 5th to 3rd.?

#253348 St2 Time

Posted by Torchwood on 18 April 2013 - 07:03 PM

veeeeery nice too!


Spirit blue, is that the one with the purpley tint to it... Like reflecting off the sun!?  Quite a deep colour...?