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06-10-2016 06:19 PM
89lxvert
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arco-Zakus View Post
The last four comments about installing fog lights are great, but anyone reading any of the several threads on that topic won't see them because they are in this thread about removing the bezels.
Yeah thats too bad. I guess they will just have to make a new thread so that you can do a google search link for them.
06-10-2016 05:51 PM
Arco-Zakus The last four comments about installing fog lights are great, but anyone reading any of the several threads on that topic won't see them because they are in this thread about removing the bezels.
06-10-2016 04:26 PM
89lxvert
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheddarhead View Post
Excellent feedback! Thanks for taking the time to walk me through the process / logic.

It's not "uncommon" to find that Automakers will use a "standard" harness for all of the trim levels...so that adding options / features can be easily accomplished on the line. Unused connectors are simply capped / tucked away for options not configured for that specific vehicle build config. So adding back an option as an upgrade can "sometimes" be easily accomplished..at least, outside the cabin environment...provided you can find a jumper harness from and/or match the connector from the master harness, at least for power.


5S manual transmission...so I'll likely need to fish a signal line through to the switch location.


Again, this makes sense...but I appreciate your discussion here, as I haven't even had the oppt'y to pull the wheels / drop the cover from below the engine / root around in the engine bay yet....so I was unsure if there was any bracketry required to mount the lamps into the bumper cover / facia. Sounds like this isn't the case here.


Had a set of (factory-installed) halogen Driving Lights on my old Contour SE...their contribution to night vision was minimal at best.
If / when I do this, I'll be looking for LED lamps to extend field of view...although my initial impression of the factory Headlamps is pretty positive.

>> Are you pleased with the performance of the Morimoto Lamps?



This is likely to be the aspect of the project that'll slow me down the most...making sure that I don't do something hasty / sloppy in the interior.

I also like the idea of being able to activate the Driving Lights while the High Beams are illuminated...so a circuit independent of the factory circuit may be the logical way of doing this.
Being able to turn the lights on and off independent of the factory lights is a plus for the aftermarket curcuit, but to be honest I did it because it was easy.

This post helped me to decide not to attempt a factory style install, but it has lots of good informationa along with great pictures and info for mounting. It is where I got the hardware recommendation. http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/m...cs.html#/enter

The morimotos are great. The only negative is that they are much whiter than the factory halogen headlighs. I would have prefered a yellow option if they made them (other than the lamin-x film), but they only have the white.

Without a factory button solution I was just going to mount the fogs non-functioning. Though a few members have done some pretty nice aftermarket button installs, I did not want to do anything that did not appear factory.
06-10-2016 03:50 PM
Cheddarhead
Quote:
Originally Posted by 89lxvert View Post
Everyone does it a little differently. I used an add a fuse tap for power off a keyed circuit in the underhood fuse box. Forget which fuse i tapped into, seems like it was for power windows or something of lesser importance. This way I didnt need to permanently tap into anything. I used a fog light harness and relay kit from amazon for the wiring. I do not remember the brand but the one I bought was the best rated that I could find, and has worked great.
Excellent feedback! Thanks for taking the time to walk me through the process / logic.

It's not "uncommon" to find that Automakers will use a "standard" harness for all of the trim levels...so that adding options / features can be easily accomplished on the line. Unused connectors are simply capped / tucked away for options not configured for that specific vehicle build config. So adding back an option as an upgrade can "sometimes" be easily accomplished..at least, outside the cabin environment...provided you can find a jumper harness from and/or match the connector from the master harness, at least for power.

Quote:
If your car is an automatic you can run the wire through the cover that is blocking the hole for the clutch pedal in the firewall to get the wire inside the interior of the car. There is also a place behind the glovebox that you can use for a manual or auto car.
5S manual transmission...so I'll likely need to fish a signal line through to the switch location.

Quote:
The only mounting hardware i bought was:

4 1/4 - 3/4 1/4" x 3/4" Cap Hex Bolt
4 1/4 - 20 1/4" - 20 Locknut with Nylon Insert
4 1/4WSHR 1/4" Flat Washer

Any hardware store will have the hardware, I bought all stainless stuff. The mounting holes for the lights are molded into your bumper. Its fairly obvious how they go in once the bezels/blank covers are off.
Again, this makes sense...but I appreciate your discussion here, as I haven't even had the oppt'y to pull the wheels / drop the cover from below the engine / root around in the engine bay yet....so I was unsure if there was any bracketry required to mount the lamps into the bumper cover / facia. Sounds like this isn't the case here.

Quote:
Initially I used a pair of junkyard factory fog lights, but they have been replaced by morimoto leds. The bezels I bought cheap from ebay.
Had a set of (factory-installed) halogen Driving Lights on my old Contour SE...their contribution to night vision was minimal at best.
If / when I do this, I'll be looking for LED lamps to extend field of view...although my initial impression of the factory Headlamps is pretty positive.

>> Are you pleased with the performance of the Morimoto Lamps?

Quote:
No one was really interested in it, but I posted pictures of the factory switch I used here: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/m...switch-st.html

It would have been easier to use an aftermarket switch but I didnt want to cut my interior. I am pretty sure I could have used a similar method to use the factory fog button, but I already had the switch and pigtail I used, so I didnt try it.
This is likely to be the aspect of the project that'll slow me down the most...making sure that I don't do something hasty / sloppy in the interior.

I also like the idea of being able to activate the Driving Lights while the High Beams are illuminated...so a circuit independent of the factory circuit may be the logical way of doing this.
06-10-2016 01:53 PM
89lxvert
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheddarhead View Post
Interested in doing this.

My (newly-purchased) 2012 S sedan has no fog lights.

Did you have to:
A. Run wiring to the fusebox or battery?
B. Add a jumper harness to connect to the main lighting harness?
C. Purchase any add'l brackets / mounting hardware?

What did you do to get wiring into the cabin?

What switch did you use / where did you mount it?

TIA!
Everyone does it a little differently. I used an add a fuse tap for power off a keyed circuit in the underhood fuse box. Forget which fuse i tapped into, seems like it was for power windows or something of lesser importance. This way I didnt need to permanently tap into anything. I used a fog light harness and relay kit from amazon for the wiring. I do not remember the brand but the one I bought was the best rated that I could find, and has worked great.

If your car is an automatic you can run the wire through the cover that is blocking the hole for the clutch pedal in the firewall to get the wire inside the interior of the car. There is also a place behind the glovebox that you can use for a manual or auto car.

The only mounting hardware i bought was:

4 1/4 - 3/4 1/4" x 3/4" Cap Hex Bolt
4 1/4 - 20 1/4" - 20 Locknut with Nylon Insert
4 1/4WSHR 1/4" Flat Washer

Any hardware store will have the hardware, I bought all stainless stuff. The mounting holes for the lights are molded into your bumper. Its fairly obvious how they go in once the bezels/blank covers are off.

Initially I used a pair of junkyard factory fog lights, but they have been replaced by morimoto leds. The bezels I bought cheap from ebay.

No one was really interested in it, but I posted pictures of the factory switch I used here: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/m...switch-st.html

It would have been easier to use an aftermarket switch but I didnt want to cut my interior. I am pretty sure I could have used a similar method to use the factory fog button, but I already had the switch and pigtail I used, so I didnt try it.
06-10-2016 10:41 AM
Cheddarhead
Adding Fog Lights to an "S" Sedan...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CunFFS13 View Post
@sonic_hedgehog
I know, but at least here there is for sure. I didn't have foglights from factory, so I bought them from my local Ford dealer, I paid $2,300 pesos (177USD) just for the bezels plus another $3,600 for the fog lights

Interested in doing this.

My (newly-purchased) 2012 S sedan has no fog lights.

Did you have to:
A. Run wiring to the fusebox or battery?
B. Add a jumper harness to connect to the main lighting harness?
C. Purchase any add'l brackets / mounting hardware?

What did you do to get wiring into the cabin?

What switch did you use / where did you mount it?

TIA!
06-09-2016 10:33 PM
OneMeanFocus Stick a credit card deep into the inner corner. It pops up. Tug lightly and bam it's out. Paint it. Pop it back in :D.
05-04-2016 11:32 AM
PoisonIvy
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2whluge View Post
I have a slightly different problem. I hit a snow drift with my wife's 2012 SE hatch and cracked the bumper which broke off two of the bezel tabs and one of the fog light anchors. I am NOT going to replace the bumper. I'm thinking either epoxy or clear silicone caulk to anchor everything. The only damage to the bumper was the fog light deal so if I can fix this, I am back in good graces with my wife.
You might have more luck using the "take out the headlight" method, to get behind there. Maybe put a new bulb in while you're at it. It'll buy you time before you have to pull it out after it's been glued or caulked.
05-03-2016 11:36 AM
2whluge I have a slightly different problem. I hit a snow drift with my wife's 2012 SE hatch and cracked the bumper which broke off two of the bezel tabs and one of the fog light anchors. I am NOT going to replace the bumper. I'm thinking either epoxy or clear silicone caulk to anchor everything. The only damage to the bumper was the fog light deal so if I can fix this, I am back in good graces with my wife.
04-30-2016 01:43 PM
saintsfins Great thread. I just did mine in a few mins with the card method from the front. I bought black ones off ebay. Slide a flexible card under the bottom until you hear/feel the click, then use some kind of hook/bent tool to pull from inside the cover's rim. Both popped out easily.
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