: overhead/reading lights
03-24-2004, 12:11 AM
hey, just wonderin if anyone could tell me what kinda bulb to use for the overhead "reading" lights or whatever cause id like to go blue with them. thanks for the help and if u could list a link to some online or know what stores might have them it would be appreciated. thanks again....
03-24-2004, 01:47 AM
pep boys has it all.....they have a book with all the lights the focus uses and a part # when you do it tell us how it looks? may look good in mine almosta ll my lights inside r blue....later
03-24-2004, 01:36 PM
thanks for the help.
03-28-2004, 12:43 AM
dont know if you tried it yet... but bulbs are not the wa to go... i got some blue ones from autozone.. within a day, the color was burnt away from them.. took em back and got the gel covers, NEVER do that, they look like crap. if you really want to change the color, run a small neon tube up there, or a couple LEDs. That way you can have the (in my case blue) glow ,and the white lights if you ever need it.
03-28-2004, 02:12 PM
that soudns tight...but wat power do u hook the leds up to?
03-28-2004, 04:05 PM
well, thanks for the advice, lol but i already had them in. they actually look pretty tight and match my leds, so hopefully the color wont burn out. so thanks for the warning, just a lil late.
03-28-2004, 09:37 PM
i guess i dont know what you mean by "what power". i have a 4 channel switch that i plugged them into. You can get ones with a built in resistor from autozone for about $10 (3 LED's). i used them for my vents. at target, they had these "mood lights". i cut the cigarette adapter off, had to do some minor rewiring, but im putting them behind the dome lights. let me know if i can help you out.
03-29-2004, 04:07 AM
is the cigarette lighter the only 12 volt power supply available in a focus?
I'd got a varad hyperled Kit and about 10 street glow neon accent kits that i'd like to wire into my new focus, and now that it's warm enough, I want to get it done.
Let me know, k thx
03-29-2004, 10:28 AM
well... yes that is the only power outlet.. all you have to do with your neon is to cut the cigarette adapters off.most all of the neon tubes are just wires attached to the adapter. you then take the power and ground and hook them up. on the other hand, some of the lights have resistors in them, (like some LED's i have) which make it a bit harder to do. for this, you od open up the adapter, whether it be taking out screws or just twisting apart, and pull out the wire and the resistor. then take a piece of shrink tubing and put around the resistor. from there just wire everything to a switch and wire it into the electrical system.
hopefully that helps you out in some way... if you need anything else, let me know.
oh. and by the way.... 10 tubes.... damn, that is going to be one lit up car!
03-29-2004, 09:23 PM
actually 10 accent kits = 20 tubes, 2 per kit :-p
03-29-2004, 09:24 PM
My old buick that i originally installed these lights in had 2 power sources inside the steering column that, when i had the neons pro-installed, is where they wired them to. Does the focus have anything like that?
03-29-2004, 09:55 PM
I'm pretty sure the whole car runs on 12 volts. Tap into any power and ground and it will work. Thats what I did with my Radar detector, just ran the wire right into the roof and powered it off the dome and made my own ground. Works like a charm, and turns off and on with the car, unlike the cig lighter which stays on all the time.
03-30-2004, 02:55 AM
and if a cop pulls you over to see the radar radar lol?
there illegal here in canada.