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Maxxxykins

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Go To Check Sidelight... Few Cracks And Splits... Need A New Headlight And Washer Hose...

21 January 2015 - 04:52 PM

Hi All,

Noticed my drivers side sidelight was off last week and decided to have a look at it on the weekend. Took it out put it back in, worked fine. What's the problem? I left the whole headlight unit on my engine to get the screwdriver.. Next thing you know a gale force wind blows it off (It wasn't even windy?!?)

 

I pick it up, everything looks fine until I go to screw it in again.. (I found the other half and put it back)

 

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Oh well, that's fine at least it still works, turn the lights on, indicators yupp, full beam. No.. Great my bulb is smashed, swap a working one in, still doesn't work. and on closer inspection, my whole driver side headlight is dipped.

 

Quite hard to see but this is the passengers side

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And this is now the drivers side, you can see a gap,

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Can't get a picture of the light spread but it is noticeable, I've tried finding out why it does this, and found the culprit. There is some sort of bolt joined at this part, connected to the whole assembly that keeps it straight I guess, this is now just rattling around inside.

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So i've got to buy another headlight I suppose, lesson learned.

 

Driving home, through the wet country roads and dirt always gets on the windscreen, go to wash it off and nothing happens.. use the back washer and it floods out as usual. I can still hear the motor going.. Wtf?

 

Go and check and after removing my over headlight to check the connections I see this..

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(It was originally all secured in place)

 

So i've had to take out the rivets that keep this in place and just shorten the cable for now so it still works and I can actually see out of my windscreen.

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I can only think that when the bonnet was put back down it cut the hose going around the near side bonnet strut in half, but it didn't touch this side of the car at all and it was all securely in place? How could this have happened?

Either way, if any of you are selling a MK7 Washer hose/part hose and a driver side headlight unit (with projectors) let me know and I will gladly buy them off you!

 

I've already looked around a few breakers near me and they don't have anything, if you spot a good deal on eBay or know of somewhere to get these parts, let me know as it will be greatly appreciated!

 

 


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Would These Work In The Fiesta?

01 September 2014 - 09:34 AM

Hi All,

Just noticed these - http://www.amazon.co...=I3LQP00E0E7YIE

 

They are down as interior bulbs, but I've used interior (like) bulbs as my sidelights before and they still worked. They are still W5W but its just the 24V that is worrying me.

If not, is there any other alternatives, that have a HID/purple/blueish colour that are bright. The one I have at the moment are bright and purpleish but they start flickering after a month.

Cheers.


501 Sidelights

27 August 2014 - 04:31 PM

Hi All,

I was just looking for some suggestion of what sidelights to get, for a while i've had a few pairs of some LED's that i've got from ebay and different shops, which all seem to be the same type etc. They are bright, and have a slight blue/purple tint to them, but they always seem to flicker every now and then or die or a 1 or 2 of the LED's will die. Just looks awkward.

Is there any LED's that you have had that last and are the same with a tint of blue or purple?

Or any bulbs that can match the brightness and colour of these?

Thanks,

Max.


Protect Your Ford!

15 August 2014 - 03:28 PM

Hi All,

Just before I start I saw this somewhere else on here before but can't find it again, and before I go breaking any rules, I'm not affiliated with this company anyway, just thought it was valuable knowledge to share.

Apparently Cars like this are stolen every week, are stripped and sold for parts, pretty hard to trace once the car is dismantled and fitted/sold around.

Was browsing through youtube on my iPad and one of the suggest videos was this: http://www.youtube.c...W8qzVjK5mt1G66g

After watching it, I thought it would be useful for any ST/RS owners who want to upgrade the security on their car. Seems like a good system but at a price, can't speak from experience but it just looks to easy..

Anyway here is the full site and information: http://www.securemyc...-car-alarm.html

Regards, Max.