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Old 02-07-2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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I want a dome light.

Ok, so my 07 ZX4 SE doesn't have a dome light and it's driving me up the wall. All it's got is the map lights up front, leaving the back in the dark when I need to find something back there. So far, I've owned my car a month and it's been a common problem.

So, for a dome light, I assume I'd have to drop the headliner, cut a hole in it, mount a light, and run 12v constant, switched and ground, correct (I'd probably just splice into the map lights up front)?

What model car could I get a dome light out of that would match my gray interior? I assume one out of another Ford (Like a Taurus or Fusion) would have a similar color. Do any Foci come with dome lights? I'll probably just go to the Pick-N-Pull and snag a light on the cheap.

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As far as I can remember, the Focus didn't have a dome light (in the back). Perhaps wagons?

I do think someone once installed one... it was quite a while ago, you could try a search in this (Interior) forum maybe? I think that person went pink-n-pull diving to get the part.
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I think I'll just get one like that 97 Taurus one I posted, and just put it in. It looks close enough to the gray in my car.

Am I alone or does it drive anyone else nuts not to have a dome light? It probably doesn't help that I have 5% tint in the back
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there used to be a how-to to add a rear dome light, no foci came with one, find yourself a stock dome light and cut off the front tab so it will mount flush, you can cut a hole in your headliner with out dropping it just use a utility knife.

make 3 wries to run parallel to the front light and put it all together and your done!

here is mine looks like, could be a little cleaner with the front tab, but it serves it purpose

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What car did that light come from, and how did you run the wire w/o dropping the headliner? Good 'ol coathanger?
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that is a stock focus front dome light w/o map lights, and good ole coat hanger got the job done

and all i did was super glue the trim piece in there and almost a year and half later still looks as good as the day i put it in
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Excellent, thanks for the tip. It's on my list of things to do!
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Here's some threads that might help (I'm bored, and searched). Looks like pat247 had some tips:

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I think that person went pink-n-pull diving to get the part.

LOL pink and pull
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lol, not sure what happened there
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