|01-05-2013 03:30 PM|
|Ger's 2012 Focus||Upon my feverish search (well, not really, but the way I tell the story...) for some actual description and/or video showing how, I came across an etrailor.com video of all than I ever wanted to know about installing the harness on the '12 Focus HB. Seems that it involves removing both tail light assembly's from the body and routing all sorts of wires here and there. Very informative and more than a simple install, but the video does go thru each step. Here is the link - http://www.etrailer.com/Custom-Fit-V...eid=2012306671 Hope this helps others.|
|01-05-2013 12:57 PM|
|Sonic_HedgeHog||Don't drop the nuts!!!|
|01-05-2013 12:53 PM|
Also, from what I understand, don't drop the nuts.
|01-05-2013 11:27 AM|
|01-05-2013 09:00 AM|
|Ger's 2012 Focus||Okay, as I ponder the ramifications of doing this, I realize that maybe I do not need to remove the light assembly unit at all, but merely need to disconnect the wiring harness from the light in order to plug in a "T" adapter to run the trailer wiring harness down to where that would connect. So WHY would I (or someone in a place that specializes in hooking up electrical connections for trailers, like U-Haul) need to uncouple the entire light assembly from the body when all I need to do is trace where the plug is connected to the back of the ass'y and unplug IT? Or has Ford come up with an INGENIUS way of having to remove the light from the body in order to disconnect the wiring harness? This problem is getting WAY too involved for what would seem to be a simple solution! Can someone point out a simple solution here, or do I already have the one-word solution of simply "SELL!"?|
|01-02-2013 09:36 PM|
The fasteners that attach the lamps to the body are secured behind the rear cargo trim and or lift gate trim on the hatch.
|01-02-2013 08:46 PM|
|Ger's 2012 Focus||
Drop your nuts???
If I am understanding all the threads, you all seem to be talking about removing the light BULBS themselves that are enclosed inside. What I would like to know is how is it possible to remove the lenses on the outside of the body? Some clown was trying to remove the left side lense to connect the trailer connection at UHaul and somehow cracked the outside left lense on the edge. Yes they ARE going to replace it, as I have the documents thru their insurance that says they are gonna do that. I just wonder if they will give me enough money to purchase one. My next trip is down to the dealer to inquire about the cost of one of these beasts and also to see what the cost of installing the wiring harness for the trailer hookup will be, and if they can even do it.[bootyshak
|10-11-2012 12:37 AM|
Fwiw, if anyone drops a nut on a vehicle with the Sony system, you can use the subwoofer mounting nut as a replacement until you get one from the dealer. That is, of course, if you don't want to spend the three hours trying to get the plastic one back out of the depths of hell that it fell in to...
|10-10-2012 10:03 AM|
I just pulled one yesterday to size up the paint rubbing/chipping issue and found it's pretty easy to remove the tail lights. As indicated, remove the little cover then, using a large blade screw driver, unscrew both large wingnuts being careful not to drop them into the panel. When both nuts are removed the assembly can be removed with a little jiggling.
I did discover so paint rubbing and plan to pick up some touch up paint to repair. I also plan to deburr the edge of the assembly.
|10-10-2012 02:23 AM|
Instructions w/ pictures.
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