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Rear Footwell Lighting Problem.. Help?

28 January 2015 - 05:04 PM

This actually relates to my new mondeo but its a mod I originally did to my focus and I'm using the parts from my focus. Also know a lot of focus owners have carried out the same mod but not many mondeo owners have to this seems to be the best place to post.

I have just finished wiring in my rear footwell lighting that I took out of my focus. I was going to wire the new looms straight into my existing front footwell lighting to keep the new wiring as short as possible.

On inspection the wiring to the front footwell lighting is rather inaccessable due to the stupid locations ford decided to place the bulb holders compared to on the focus. I'm in quite a lot of pain at the moment as I've some how pulled/sprained my right shoulder/arm/neck/shouldrblade area and I cant bend or twist very well right now so I didn't want to be awkwardly faffing about in the footwells too long or removing any more panels than necessary to try and locate the bulb holder wiring to tap into it.

So I decided to extend the new looms about 3 times their length, run the wire around the door seal, up to and around the A pillar and into the roof lining. Removed the front courtesy light, pulled the new loom through and spliced the earth into the submarine lighting earth and the live into the main courtesy light live. Assuming that it would now run off the same timer as my courtesy light and so that the rear footwell lighting would now come on/go off with the front footwell lighting and front/rear courtest lights.

The whole process went rather well considering the amount of pain I'm in apart from almost slicing off my middle finger after ever so slightly slipping with a brand new stanley fatmax blade.

However, as per the title of this thread I've noticed a problem. The rear footwell lighting for some reason isn't on the timer with the rest of the lights and is infact live the whole time. Not a major problem as I know they should cut off after about 10minutes of locking the car or being contstantly on, but it means while driving around they are going to be staying on which isnt good.

Can anyone advise on how to rectify this and the cause of why its happening? Have I wired it in wrong somewhere?

Courtesy Light Wiring Problem.. Help?

28 January 2015 - 04:57 PM

I have just finished wiring in my rear footwell lighting that I took out of my focus. I was going to wire the new looms straight into my existing front footwell lighting to keep the new wiring as short as possible.

On inspection the wiring to the front footwell lighting is rather inaccessable due to the stupid locations ford decided to place the bulb holders compared to on the focus. I'm in quite a lot of pain at the moment as I've some how pulled/sprained my right shoulder/arm/neck/shoulderblade area and I cant bend or twist very well right now so I didn't want to be awkwardly faffing about in the footwells too long or removing any more panels than necessary to try and locate the bulb holder wiring to tap into it.

So I decided to extend the new looms about 3 times their length, run the wire around the door seal, up to and around the A pillar and into the roof lining. Removed the front courtesy light, pulled the new loom through and spliced the earth into the submarine lighting earth and the live into the main courtesy light live. Assuming that it would now run off the same timer as my courtesy light and so that the rear footwell lighting would now come on/go off with the front footwell lighting and front/rear courtest lights.

The whole process went rather well considering the amount of pain I'm in apart from almost slicing off my middle finger after ever so slightly slipping with a brand new stanley fatmax blade.

However, as per the title of this thread I've noticed a problem. The rear footwell lighting for some reason isn't on the timer with the rest of the lights and is infact live the whole time. Not a major problem as I know they should cut off after about 10minutes of locking the car or being contstantly on, but it means while driving around they are going to be staying on which isnt good.

Can anyone advise on how to rectify this and the cause of why its happening? Have I wired it in wrong somewhere?

Dirty Diesels - Dispatches

27 January 2015 - 03:08 AM

Anyone else watch this earlier tonight? Think its been on before too.

On about how the government misold diesels to everyone as the green fuel of the future saying how environmentally friendly and safer it was compared to petrol and made everyone invest in diesel knowing full well about the amount of nitrogen they pump out.

Now they saying diesel isnt the clean fuel they said it was and that the fumes it emits can cause cancer. They want everyone to stop buying diesels and are on about imposing extra charges and taxes on them for people who continue to use them.

As someone who has just made the big switch from petrol to diesel and to a 2.2 diesel at that I'm a tad angry and concerned.

Headlight Washer Jet Not Firing

18 January 2015 - 04:14 PM

Had my mk4 mondeo about a month now and ive noticed that the passenger side headlight washer doesnt always fire.

First noticed it in the spate of frost ice and or snow we had, the driverside would fire but the passenger wouldnt. I figured it had frozen up and when i tried it a few hours later both was firing as they should.

On another occasion after parking up in a carpark i noticed it to still be sticking out and hadnt gone back in with the driverside.

I have just tested them again now and i again have found that the passenger side is not firing

Has anyone got ideas what could be wrong with it and why it is acting up? Its a recurring problem so i needed to get it sorted while ive got my 3month warranty

Dpf Regen

16 January 2015 - 07:32 PM

I'm gonna be on a long drive tomorrow for a good couple hours and should be able to maintain a constant speed.

I want to initiate a dpf regen but not sure exactly how to?

Does it just happen of its own accord while I'm sitting in 6th doing a steady 70 or do I need a low gear and high revs and sit in 3rd doing a steady 70?

How will I know exactly when its happening?