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  1. Nice one! Sorry must have got a bit mixed up with the 7.5 console I fitted just before I sold it and got the 8. Not a bad job really is it, you’re right though, it’ll take a fraction of the time the 2nd time round. I’m keeping the old one too for when it gets chopped in for a newie.
  2. Yep nice blue glow for free. Brightens it up a bit. You can get footwell lamps from Ford parts too (£10 per side), and they’ll pop straight in for a nice blue glow there too. 😉
  3. I’ve done this recently in my 2018 st-line, real piece of cake. steps are: 1. Pull up shiny gear lever surround, remove gadget trap and leave the surround loose 2. Pull hard (towards gear lever), on the heater control surround to extract it from the dash. 3. Unclip the heater pane plug and remove the surround complete with heater panel, manoeuvring the gear surround through the hole in the surround. 4. Remove the 2 torx screws where the heater was just removed from. 5. In each footwell, remove the two screw covers on the console kick plate and remove the two screws. 6. Pull each chair forward and from the rear seat, remove the two screw covers at the lower sides of the console and remove screws. 7. Pull up on the leather hand brake surround and it unclips from the console. 8. Carefully pull the console up slightly and push the unclipped handbrake surround through the console. 9. Reach in behind the eco/stopstart buttons and remove the connector. 10. Carefully remove the console by lifting it up over the handbrake and remove it from the car. The new console fits exactly the same in reverse except find the spare connector for the ambient lighting and plug it in to the new console. Hopefully I haven’t forgotten anything! This all takes about an hour all in. Hope this helps!
  4. Hi what reg Fiesta do you have?
  5. It appears that the MK8 fiesta needs cabin temperature sensors and a different sun load sensor and possibly an intake damper position sensor (!). Anyone know part codes for these pls?
  6. It does seem to work well.. The only thing I’m not 100% about is whether an interior cabin temperature sensor is required or if all trims already have that sensor. Adjusting the temperature definitely changes the blower speed, the vents it comes out of and the air temperature but the weather’s a bit too cold to really determine if it’s sensing interior temp and adjusting these things from feedback. Does anyone know if the MK8 has an internal temp sensor and if so if it is present on all trim levels?
  7. I can confirm the centre console with armrest/cup holder leds and the auto climate control heater from an ST-Line X/Titanium are a direct and simple upgrade for the Standard ST-Line that comes with no armrest and manual heater as standard. Only 6 screws and fully plug-and-play.
  8. Looking at my as-built the most likely number to change is the B from an A, which result in one bit on (1010 to 1011). Considering the function’s on or off, that would be my guess. The other different number is the 8 from an as-built of 7, which inverts all four bits (from 0111 to 1000), which is effectively four switches changed which doesn’t seem as likely.
  9. Had a similar thing happen at work when a colleague squeezed themselves in to their car with their door pushed hard against mine leaving a little crease near the edge. So annoying! Considered getting one of these: but been stalling due to the price. Still, it’s cheaper than a chips away visit! ps, I’d only get one as I’d always try to park at the end of a row to halve the risk 😉
  10. Great thanks for sharing. I’ll have to get them ordered myself then! 👍
  11. Hi, so did you fit them and if so how’d it go?
  12. Cool let us know how it goes please! Any chance you could post the part numbers of both pls?
  13. I’d like to do this mod too, probably have to look at a Titanium to work out what hardware’s needed. I bet it needs Ambient lighting activating too though..
  14. I had a 2017 mk7.5 fiesta zetec which I liked but never really loved, always wanted the st-line. I now have the mk8 st-line and it’s night and day in my opinion. Feels MUCH more sporty, grounded, technologically advanced and i just love it. The Interior seems massively improved, don’t notice the plastics any worse, the square bottomed steering wheel, wildly better screens, vents, buttons, dials, seat covers, headlining etc etc, are much better. after chopping in the last car only, I’m only paying £27 per month more on 3 years options (on privilege though), but as the price was right the moons seemed to align. i think it depends if you want to maintain an ageing car that’s perfectly ok at the moment, or don’t mind spending some extra money for the upgraded model that really is better all round and a brand new warranty and it’s a good year since it came out so any initial problems should be gone. The only way is up! hope my opinion helps! 😀