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#388960 Foot Well Lights Help!!

Posted by sonic113 on Yesterday, 11:27 PM


Thanks for reply.



You can fit front footwell sockets without fitting the illuminated ignition ring, 
I personally like the ignition ring and it came with a moulded loom for easy plug&play in to the rear of the interior light, 
However you can run a cable to the interior light and splice it in just the same without using the illuminated ignition ring,


I would like a ignition barrel light as i think it does look nice especially the fade effect.

Does this mean that if I install this ignition light it plugs into the interior light and i can take a feed from the wiring of the ignition light to power front and rear foot wells without cutting into the actual car wires?



Yes LED's have a better spread of light, they don't get even 50% as hot as standard gas filled bulbs and best match your stock interior illumination colour. 

will the front foot wells be LED like the rear pods? also in your video are the rear and front foot wells bright as the ignition barrel shows? (the dark makes it a little hard to see lol!)



You will be tapping in to the interior light feed source, results all will fade on and fade off just like stock, 

excellent Lenny I wanted this effect and your video shows this when you lock/unlock your car, Thanks.



since you will be in the process of running cables,
You could also purchase a 3smd led strip, very cheap,
Remove the bird bath panel from the rear of the centre console,
Line up the 3 led strip, drill 3 holes in line to allow the light pass through illuminating the bird bath pocket,
And wire it to your interior light feed to come on along with your night driving lights. 
See my guide on front&rear foot well lighting for images and info on this thread here: 


I Like this idea and may want to add this as well, first though a few questions:


does this mean that the bird bath will light up when the cars side lights ect are turned on?

I dont have a dimmer wheel will it matter?

are the LEDs in bird bath safe ie do they heat up or anything? (ie they wont melt the plastic lol!)

can they be isolated from the car wiring at any time if I ever have an electrical problem so I can keep the car wiring OEM to make sure any mods are causing the issue? 




Thanks Lenny again and fro the parts list.

Now you have an idea of what I want to do whats the final list of things I need?


Will i order the ignition light first as i read here somewhere on forum it takes a while to be delivered


is all the wires you linked to safe in terms of electric current ect (just have to be sure as my knowledge of car electrics is ok but not as good as your Lenny so I wouldn't know a 10 am amp wire to a 240v wire lol!)


one more thing lenny what length do i need in the wires? I may need a little extra 40cm for error cuts lol!


thanks mate.

#388632 Foot Well Lights Help!!

Posted by sonic113 on Yesterday, 02:19 PM

Lenny I have had a read through the guide and would like to know a few things.

I don't have any socket holders under my front footwells.

So do I need an ignition barrel light?

Also is it better to use LEDs rather than bulbs?

When all is installed will it work like the interior roof light example fade on and off when the door is opened closed or car is locked unlocked. If so that would be great.

If you could link to some materials I would be greatful I can t get the links in the guide to work in my browser on tablet.

Do you have any videos of you footwell lights working just to get an idea.
I would like yo keep all lights like a red color to match with the dash lights if this is possible.

Thanks lenny I appreciate you help mate.

#388467 Foot Well Lights Help!!

Posted by sonic113 on Yesterday, 01:31 AM

Steve have you any pictures of them all light up? Did you get the exact lights Lenny has linked to in the guide?

#388290 Foot Well Lights Help!!

Posted by sonic113 on 21 July 2014 - 04:15 PM

thanks Lenny i will have a look through the guide after work.

#388165 Foot Well Lights Help!!

Posted by sonic113 on 21 July 2014 - 08:06 AM

Ok after a long time I now am getting around to adding foot well lights to the focus. Can someone give me a list if what I need and links to the best place to get them. I want to add foot well lights to the front and rear and have them red to match with the dash lights.

I did see a guide by Lenny somewhere a while back but can't find it and there was something about a ignition light wiring loom and taping into that I think.

Any help welcome as I want to get all ordered first and collected up ready to start.


Also anyone who has done this if you can any post pics of the finished mod it would be great.

Thanks again.

#387963 Weird Noise When Parked And Engine Off

Posted by sonic113 on 20 July 2014 - 04:00 PM

lol! johan mine is no where near that loud. like stoney says maybe the parking sensors or something? the speaker of the sensors maybe but I would not of thought it would be loud enough to hear over  20 meters lol!


can you record the sound maybe?


also when the sound happens and you turn on your ignition does it stop the sound right away?


are you sure there is not a cat stuck somewhere under it lol!  :)

#387903 Weird Noise When Parked And Engine Off

Posted by sonic113 on 20 July 2014 - 12:49 PM

I have the same noise on my 1.6 zetec 2009 model. Its like a low electric whine for a about 20 secs at random times when the car is parked. You can't hear it inside but only outside when very close to car For example I was painting rear drums last week and I heard this very very low electric whine. Trying to locate it, it does seems to come from around the fuel tank area I just thought it was the carbon cannistor or fuel pump priming or something. I think its normal though because a few other I know has the same thing.

It has no pattern to it just anytime when the car is parked up. The whine is very very low and you really have to listen to hear it.

#387898 Heater Knob Modifcation

Posted by sonic113 on 20 July 2014 - 12:31 PM

I agree. When my heater knobs come and I change them over I will be trying the light switch one.
If Wilco has a guide or any tips it would new most helpful to me and anyone else who wants to try it.

Looks awesome though. Great idea and job well done Wilco.

#386541 Help/advice On Power Steering Level

Posted by sonic113 on 16 July 2014 - 02:12 PM

I have to agree James that would make sense. I will take some fluid out when the engine is cold and make sure the level reads to the cold mark.



#386107 Painting Rear Drum Brakes

Posted by sonic113 on 15 July 2014 - 12:38 PM

Autoglym super resin.

Its good stuff and cheaper to buy the large bottle I think.

#384870 Focus Engine Cover

Posted by sonic113 on 11 July 2014 - 11:43 AM

ok thanks karl. Will look forward to seeing the finished cover.

#384595 Tax Disc Holder Pictures?????

Posted by sonic113 on 10 July 2014 - 01:58 PM

Ok thanks guys I need not buy one then lol! Nice to have a clear clean window,

#383544 Strange Clunk Sound

Posted by sonic113 on 08 July 2014 - 01:32 PM

Yes agree I have the same focus and after every start you will get a clunk sound around 10-12mph near the same time as the seat belt warning.Like mentioned its just the ABS self test. and as Jonathon said sometimes you may hear a light thud when you turn on the AC i also get this and it appears to be normal as well so noting to worry about.


as for the  brake fluid light I would recommend checking for any leaks on the brake system and clutch as its a fluid clutch. Just if you got a low reading there may be a leak somewhere in order for the fluid to be that low. But for the type of fluid its recommended to use fluid to a spec of ESD-M6C57-A. 


As a ref I Have included the table of recommended fluid specs for you or any 1 for future ref and just handiness.


I think this might be ok but other may be to recommend something.




Good luck  mate.

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#380792 Ford Focus Jacking Points And Axel Stands/ramps ???

Posted by sonic113 on 01 July 2014 - 12:06 PM

Karl, I think that one looks good. I may actually may get the same one as I think that some of silver lines range isnt to bad for the price.

I have also noticed that a lot of stuff from tool company's seems to come from the same place but is just re badged and recolored with ther own theme (maybe not so much snap on and the likes of the top companies). an example is the halfords ratchet stands.



My brother as these and they are identical in every way to the silverline ones i got, only halfords ones are black with their logo and states 2 tonne but I think that just to keep them right legally incase anything ever did happen. But I have noticed this with a fair amount of tools and gadgets (ie tyre pressure/depth gauges ect)


It goes to show though to do some research on anything before buying as you may be buying the same product but the only difference is the price.

#378226 Focus Wheel Center Caps/alloy Wheels Cleaner!!!

Posted by sonic113 on 25 June 2014 - 10:16 AM

Thanks for replies fellas. Just hope weather keeps up now so I can get detailing at the car.