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02-12-2013 05:01 PM
saughon Good directions
05-07-2012 01:17 PM
Tiger-Heli
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Originally Posted by kris4christ2 View Post
Here's a good place for all of the LED Conversion you want to do: http://forums.focaljet.com/interior-...onversion.html

The link Tiger-Heli provided has a second way, perhaps easier, to do the window/door switches.
The link I posted shows the modified trunk switch for older Focuses. However, it isn't a how-to as much as a single post saying "You can fit a 3mm LED inside the switch and it will light up".

The door lock switches have LED's in them from the factory but they are not powered. There was a thread on here explaining how to tie into the window switches for power, but the pictures and schematics got taken down - highly recommended mod, though.
05-05-2012 01:27 PM
kris4christ2
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Originally Posted by Sniper Focus View Post
Actually the 00-04 and the 05-07 has the same button, one just has a triangle face and the other is round faced...
Very nice

When I saw the pic at first I was like, how is the button lit up when the wires aren't connected?! But, then I saw the alligator clips, which are obviously providing the power. lol
05-05-2012 01:18 PM
kris4christ2
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very nice, not sure if this will work on my 01, since my button is totally different, but im goin to look into it and try....
Here's a good place for all of the LED Conversion you want to do: http://forums.focaljet.com/interior-...onversion.html

The link Tiger-Heli provided has a second way, perhaps easier, to do the window/door switches.
The conversion above doesn't include the Trunk Button. There's probably one out there somewhere, but I never found a How-To for it on here nor FocalJet, nor elsewhere on the web, thus why I made one.

As Sniper Focus shows, it's not much different And that way looks a lot easier.


** When searching on FJ for this, I came across posts saying there are some with certain years (I don't know which) that can't be lit up? Like the car image is just paint and not translucent (similar to cruise controls). So I would just make sure yours can in fact have an LED. If not, you can probably just buy another one with the translucent piece, and use the old one for practice.
05-05-2012 12:22 PM
kris4christ2
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Originally Posted by Tiger-Heli View Post
01 should be like the write-up here.
I didn't find any info in that thread for how to do the trunk button, it was all the door/window switches. They just showed the one "finished" picture. I searched FJ and didn't find anything either - any links were dead, all pics were gone, and any threads with this question just ended after a few posts with no answer. Was there something I missed?
05-04-2012 04:49 PM
Sniper Focus Actually the 00-04 and the 05-07 has the same button, one just has a triangle face and the other is round faced...

This is how I did mine, I drilled two small holes in the underside for the leads and glued the led in place. I put my resistor on a 22-24ga wire from an old AC adapter.


05-04-2012 10:18 AM
joesperformance
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Originally Posted by Tiger-Heli View Post
01 should be like the write-up here.
Awesome, Thx.... im soo doin this on my Focus, all the door switches, trunk release, lock buttons, everything I can find, lol.
05-04-2012 10:13 AM
Tiger-Heli 01 should be like the write-up here.
05-04-2012 12:28 AM
joesperformance very nice, not sure if this will work on my 01, since my button is totally different, but im goin to look into it and try....
01-03-2012 04:24 PM
Tiger-Heli I mis-spoke a bit about the engine needing to be running - the way you set it up and the way the window and headlight switch illumination works, they come on when the key is in ACC or RUN, not with key off or with the headlights switch.

Even then - even at night on my car the switch is easy to access and remember where it is and it only does one thing.

For cruise, you have 4 functions (Resume, Set, Accel, Coast) on three switches, so it gets hard to remember which does what. (Although I figured out that coast does the same thing as Resume if the system is on and disengaged).

I doubt I'd want to bother with modifying the Cruise buttons myself, but I'd be interested in reading what you come up with - or if someone else were selling lighted buttons.

Thanks again!
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