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Subtle But Nice - Fiesta St 2 Mods

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Hello to all,

This is my first post, I've had my fiesta for 1 month now and just wanted to show a few pics and discuss what I should do next with the beast.

I love it, absolutely love the machine.

Let me know what you think. I also have 4 years automotive wiring harness background so feel free to ask me questions.


My baby before Ford Fiesta Zetec S - 1.8 L, few mods, added DRL's, reversing sensors, moved aux point, changed all bulbs



The beast on the day I picked her up. You have to clean her on day 1 then she is yours.


First run out in the peak district, just outside buxton. 3 figures on a B road...oops!


First mod has to be from DMB, thanks to everyone who works there they do a grand job. - Before




Carbon-white smb overlays before and after (same on back)


The mods are so subtle they work


and last but not least a profile photo I took when on a long drive.

So yeah thats everything up until now. I want to make mods where if i took it back to ford I won't void the warrantee and mods that i can act dumb with the insurance folk...."it was like that when I got it, I know nothing a bouts cars.. honest"

Any ideas are welcome.

Next mods to include:

Black wrap on lower splitter (to protect against stone chips and to keep the "subtle but nice" approach)

de-tango all bulbs on the car (recommendations on what bulbs would be appreciated)

move to a colder temperature with the headlights/main beam (again any suggestions would be nice)

Change interior bulbs

MAYBE.... black wrap the wing mirrors but I don't know if this is going to look crap or not.

Thanks guys.

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Welcome Matthew. Another ST owner on here great choice of car.

De tango is a great idea, make sure you do it when you do your dipped beam bulbs so you only have to remove the headlight unit once. I got 6000k HID's for mine. I also have brightened the bulbs inside mine they are much better, just get some of eBay, same with indicators any should do.

Not sure about wrapping your mirrors, prefer to keep them body coloured personally.

Hope you keep enjoying the car.

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Thanks Phil,

I took her out for a late night drive last night, she handles corners like a dream! Looks like I'm going have to start saving for a new set of tyres, love can be expensive ;)

Thanks for the advise about the bulbs. Ive never done HID's before, shouldn't be an issue fitting them I'm just scared of squeaks and rattles. I think getting the colour right is key. You do see a lot of crappy Vau***ll Co*sa's (I can't swear on here) with really blue lights and I'm not a huge fan of that, might just be personal opinion.

I dont suppose you could drop me a few links eBay links for the kit you got, I reckon 6000K is the sweet spot. Ive just taken a loot at your motor mate its looking nice, I think I'm going to add the clear CHMSL to my list.

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I got mine from HIDs direct they have a website and are on eBay. I got the 6000k set with terminus 35w. Had some 55w from my ZS but they wouldn't work just flickered all the time. Try this link but compare eBay as well they charge delivery on some but not others


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Just a few photos showing the next subtle mod.

Changing the red CHMSL to a clear CHMSL, I reckon this matches the white a little better than the red.


The genuine ford part. Can be found on eBay here.





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Just a few photos showing the de-tango process of all 4 indicator bulbs. Can also use this as a kind of a mini "how to" on removing a fiesta MK 7 - ST2 rear lights.

As always I start of an image before


Before (both sides are the same ofc)


The first step is to remove the 2 x Torx screws as shown and a third screw inside the boot also needs to be removed. (just where the plastic trim meets the carpet), as your hand needs to go behind there.


Once all 3 screws are removed, pull back the carpet and the trim enough to get your hand behind. I used the carpet to "wedge" the trim into the position shown. There is one last butterfly clip holding the headlight in place. It is located around the two parts of the wiring harness that you can see in the photo. Righty tighty - Lefty loosy. BE CAREFUL NOT TO DROP THE BUTTERYFLY CLIP DOWN INTO THE BIW (Body in White) This will cause a squeak/rattle and will annoy the hell out of you, and you will also have to buy a new one from ford.



At this point you can lift the unit out of position, and swap out the bulb by twisting the bulb holder 90 degrees and same again with the bayonet bulb.



Reverse steps tightening the butterfly clip first ensuring to re-connect the harness. et voila, silver/chrome indicator lights that still work a treat.

A couple of photos below also show the front indicator lights. I didn't have to remove the driver's side headlight unit, only the passengers to do this mod.





Thats one more mod down. still a few more to go.


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Just a few photos showing the next subtle mod.

Changing the red CHMSL to a clear CHMSL, I reckon this matches the white a little better than the red.


The genuine ford part. Can be found on ebay here.





Was thinking about doing this to my White Fiesta ST2 but not sure how it would look. Would you be able to take a photo showing the clear light with more of the rear end?

Nice work so far mate!

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