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Topic Review (Newest First)
05-12-2015 11:40 AM
FocusedOnSVT The wagon life is a pretty good one.
05-12-2015 10:38 AM
In a Focus group Just paid cash for a clean '03 wagon SE. I'm in the process of selling my '95 and '97 Escort wagons. The Focus is so much nicer than either of them. I'm stuck on wagons!
05-10-2015 03:31 PM
sailor Welcome to the Lurker!

Would love to have a blue wagon to add to the fleet (halfway replacement for the old P/U.
05-10-2015 03:28 PM
AngryIrishman Another new guy. Thought I would add my wagon to the mix. Been on here almost a year now and never posted. Should have introduced myself long ago.
04-24-2015 10:01 PM
hard aground Moving on to Focus wagon #2 tomorrow. Found an 05 with 32000 kms.
04-05-2015 02:56 AM
HotRodWagon Buy Ford ST170 headlights here. This is the best deal out there for OEM parts.
04-04-2015 04:11 PM
FocusedOnSVT Welcome! Best wishes with your new vehicle
04-04-2015 03:54 PM
FocusNYC Fellow Wagon Owners! I'm brand new here and just bought a beautiful 2005 ZXW. Looking forward to checking out all the other wagon info on here.
03-06-2015 11:22 AM
FocusedOnSVT I miss my unicorn wagon...
03-04-2015 05:43 PM
Originally Posted by sbc17 View Post
... I believe the difference is how they are aimed.
Originally Posted by sailor View Post
Yeah, beam shape is opposite for the RHD versions.
Thanks gents. I roamed around the web and learned some more about this topic. Lots of info about fixed, manual, and even automatic adjustment of the (light beam shape) reflector for RHD vs LHD. Most of my reading was not Ford Focus stuff.

It is a safe assumption that the TruPart (RHD - HL1152 and HL1153) have fixed reflectors; so beam shape is not adjustable without dis-assembly, modification and testing = No thanks, I will pass.

An interesting bit of info I ran into is;

"My old 2004 Focus Ghia had halogen lamps and it was easy to move them into the travelling position (right hand drive British car with lights adjusted for driving on right) with just a flick of a plastic lever on the back of each headlight box."
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So on some euro cars with OEM headlights (likely shaped just like the ST170 and TruPart HL1152) there is a mechanical switch that helped reshape the beam from RHD to LHD.

One thing I did not find is a story from someone who experienced this problem-> someone in the USA modifying their MK1 Focus to use Euro lights that were shaped for RHD. I am sure there are some people here who have ran into this problem, but I did not stumble into any of these stories yet.

Sad, but I might just do the regular Depo lights ($100 for the set). But the little red devil on my right shoulder says "Get the Depo HIDS and the D2S: MORIMOTO ELITE HID SYSTEM and do the job right, trust me, you will be happy". About $450.
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