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03-16-2017 04:36 AM
Pepsi1
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Originally Posted by RedDen View Post
Depends on the wiring of your vehicle, sometimes Ford cuts the costs and put in only wires needed for halogen, OEM Xenon lights have more pins as well as wires (and connectors are different btw).
Check the connectors first if they are the same and amount of pins
Thank you for your answer. Today i will take pictures of the connectors and i will post them.

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03-15-2017 11:44 PM
RedDen
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Originally Posted by Pepsi1 View Post
Hello everyone,

I have a 2015 Focus Facelift with normal halogens and I bought OEM Xenon headlights, complete.
Does the method described below work for my model or i have to do something different?


Thank you!!
Depends on the wiring of your vehicle, sometimes Ford cuts the costs and put in only wires needed for halogen, OEM Xenon lights have more pins as well as wires (and connectors are different btw).
Check the connectors first if they are the same and amount of pins
03-15-2017 04:10 AM
Pepsi1 Hello everyone,

I have a 2015 Focus Facelift with normal halogens and I bought OEM Xenon headlights, complete.
Does the method described below work for my model or i have to do something different?

Quote:
"So more simplest way:

1. Get Focccus software
2. get ELM27 reader off eBay, costs about $10
3. get ForScan software (needed to clear off error codes after)
4. connect ELM27 to laptop, let windows to install drivers.
5. Turn car on to ACC, switch off everything including climate, radio, auto light and so on
6. Connect ELM to car's OBD2, run Focccus, click open, it should connect
7. Once you get to the main Focccus window click "Read from BCM" in the left lower corner. Sometimes it takes several times to read all the settings from BCM, so be patient.
8. Once Focccus read all the settings from BCM click "Save to file", name it something like initial or stock (you may need it if something goes wrong, so you can flash stock settings back)
9. When you saved config settings to file you can change #14 to "Alternative HID" and #17 to "without dimmed dipped headlights"
10. Click "Write to BCM"
11. Wait, your car is going to act weird, lights, chimes, climate and so on will go on.
12. Now you can save new config file and close Focccus
13. Run ForScan, check error codes (I bet there will be many) and clear them.

After that you can proceed to installing your HID and check how it works."
Thank you!!
03-01-2017 11:05 PM
ArcticMynx well again i would like to know myself im now really curious LED's ramp up when they first turn on they are low amp/voltage as they warm up the resistance goes up and the computer realizes they are on... but they have such low amp usage like tails and turns without the "Load" the car thinks they are burned out... to me honestly there is no gain i would usually look at it in the way hey they are lower amps etc etc then realise the idiot lights say bulb out so you have to use resistors to bring the current back up to the cars liking so to me theres no real point theres no savings.. but everyone has their own likes and dislikes and have a right to have it the way they want hence im trying to see if i can help by finding out what exactly is needed to turn off the idiot/errors
03-01-2017 10:56 PM
howardtheduck222 im running leds in mine and manged to get them to work using the foccus program but still get the initial dipped beam message. however everything works properly i just get the message quick then its gone. not a huge deal but if there was a work around that i thought i may find an answer here
03-01-2017 10:23 PM
ArcticMynx yup theres quite a few threads on how to bypass that error that pops up if thats what your after to fix...

im going to see if i can get my hand on a bunch of the parts like the headlight bulb and a single HiD assembly to do tests on to see how its checking and how to trick and stop the error
03-01-2017 10:20 PM
howardtheduck222 ah i c thank you, just getting around to throwing some new lights in my 2012 and didn't know if i needed those steps or not. managed to do everything else with no problems
03-01-2017 09:47 PM
ArcticMynx
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Originally Posted by howardtheduck222 View Post
i'm having trouble with step 7, the address listed always comes up with the following error -
404 - File or directory not found.
The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

Can anyone weigh in on this, am i missing something?
that link was posted 2+ years ago, most likely its been renamed or there is a newer version out which is why its been removed.. there is also the chance the file is no longer relivant to a change to what Ford has done... those codes listed in #7 at the end are engine and vehicle specific, they are calibration codes.. you cannot mix and match or put in any of them into your ecu unless yours is the same.. i have 9 Focus ECU's from 2000-2003 and none have the same codes.. they are specific for the year type of engine engine layout, the cooling and running process for climates plus cold start calibrations on how the engine starts as a car made for and built in a warm climate may have issues starting in really cold climates.
03-01-2017 08:53 PM
howardtheduck222
Need A little help

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fraychild View Post
By the way - the steps I took are the following:

1 - Purchased an ELM327 USB unit from ebay; it was dirt cheap, like $10

2 - Downloaded and installed the programs he listed:
- I got the latest version.
- I downloaded the "19-May-2014 00:0417M" version. Download and unzip the content.

3 - Went to the site: and entered my VIN number - Changed #14 to Alternative HID, #17 to Without Dimmed Dipped headlights and downloaded the XML file - saved that to my desktop.

4 - Plugged the ELM via USB to my laptop and the OBDII connector - Turned the ignition key on so the reader can pick up the signal to the car's BCM.

5 - Ran the FORScan program to read my car's current configurations etc. I saved a .TXT file of the current Configuration/Strategy to my desktop. You can close the program after you get this information.

6 - Open the unzipped folder containing the FoCCus program and find a folder called VBF - open that folder.

7 - Went to this site for "" - You'll need that text file you saved from FORScan to copy/paste the configuration/strategy into the field at the bottom of the screen. The configuration/strategy codes look like this: AM5T-14D360-CB or BV6N-14C097-AC or BM5T-14C025-AD etc.

As stated before, you may get error message for some for some of the configuration/strategies, but for the ones that are valid, you will get a VBF file to download.

8 - Moved and copied those downloaded VBF files into the FoCCus VBF folder that was opened earlier. I was able to get 4 or 5 of them from my car's configuration/strategy codes.

9 - Plugged the ELM via USB to my laptop and the OBDII connector - Turned the ignition key on (on ACC not all the way) so that the reader can pick up the signal to the car's BCM.

10 - Run the "FoCCus.exe" file. When the small window opens, uncheck "Maximize speed" so the car can connects. Click open to get to the larger window which allows you a few options at the bottom.

11 - At the bottom, you will see “Read from BCM” button, and the fields will change to the car's current ECU settings. I clicked “Save to File” so I could have my current/factory settings safe somewhere - it's an XML file, I suggest you name and date the file. Just in case I needed to use it to write back to the car in case I messed something up.

12 - I then clicked on the "Write to BCM" - Selected the XML file that was created from the site and let the system re-write the changes I made to the car's BCM.

The car will act weird: dash lights will flash, door locks will open/close and radio will turn on/off.

Once done, I removed everything - took the car for a spin - then installed the HID kit without relays and resistors and everything worked out with NO issues.

Totally worth it in my opinion!

i'm having trouble with step 7, the address listed always comes up with the following error -
404 - File or directory not found.
The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

Can anyone weigh in on this, am i missing something?
05-22-2015 08:57 PM
RedDen
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Originally Posted by Lunchbucket View Post
Thanks for the great instructions! They helped a lot.


I had a lot of Errors or triangles with exclamation points in my Foscan. How do I fix these?


Thanks guys! Please let me know about the Forscan thing to fix any codes or modules that are getting errors.
Click "Clear all errors" in Forscan when conncted to your vehicle and you are done, all the errors should be gone, check it one more time with Forscan after that.
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