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02-13-2017 03:47 AM
cresch07
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Originally Posted by ELCouz View Post
Yup, Fire hazard!

IMO, I would use the firewall instead of having power wires in a critical place ... dangerously close to a door hinge... (short if kinked/cutted there)
Currently looking into an in-line fuse (which was in my original plan, just don't have it yet). Everytime I've tried to run through the firewall, murphies law has kicked in for me. I will say when I first ran wires there, I was apprehensive and eyeballed them for a couple months. After having them there for the last 4 years, I hvan't had an issue, there is plenty of room. Also, the wires are stiff enough that it doesn't flex around.
02-11-2017 05:43 PM
ELCouz
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Originally Posted by sailor View Post
^^^ Just one addition needed, fuse holder/fuse in hot wire near battery.
Yup, Fire hazard!

IMO, I would use the firewall instead of having power wires in a critical place ... dangerously close to a door hinge... (short if kinked/cutted there)
02-11-2017 03:55 PM
ah1f39
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Originally Posted by cresch07 View Post
Any idea what size fuse?
Higher amperage than the rated draw of the lights but lower than the max amperage of the wire gauge by length.
02-11-2017 11:33 AM
cresch07
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Originally Posted by sailor View Post
^^^ Just one addition needed, fuse holder/fuse in hot wire near battery.
Any idea what size fuse?
02-11-2017 09:14 AM
sailor ^^^ Just one addition needed, fuse holder/fuse in hot wire near battery.
02-11-2017 03:36 AM
cresch07
LED Accent Lights

Decided to add some LED accent lights. The area I'm in can sometimes require light, but headlights are too bright, and the marker lights are too dark. Adding these to a dedicated switch that can be activated with the car on/off solves that problem. Yeah I know my car is dusty, weather just hasn't permitted a good detailing in a while. Now that that's out of the way, here it is:

Items:
LED Accent lights from Walmart- $9.88
Spool of 18g Autozone Wire- 5.99
Autozone rocker switch: 3.99
Wiring connectors I had laying around: free
Total cost just under $20 with 45min install time.


Slotted the switch into the fuse panel for easy access later.


Left enough extra wire so panel can be easily removed to access the fuses.


Ran cabling through the side of the door (again, easy access for later)


Pulled the cables through the fender panel, ran through a hole that I found in the lip under the hood.


Both positive wires running directly to the battery, with the negatives running to the default ground indicated in the pictures (wire cleanup and sleeving to come later)


Attached the lights to the inside of the marker housings.


Before


After
09-21-2016 07:18 AM
Canuck_0 Throw a fully built cossie in there and do us Focus' proud :sunglasses:
09-20-2016 03:46 PM
TBFocus15
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Originally Posted by pyzik View Post
That front end looks great

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Thanks! [emoji106]

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09-20-2016 03:45 PM
TBFocus15
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Originally Posted by Canuck_0 View Post
Wow, that looks really good man. Look out for all the hot hatches and Evo's trying to race ya now haha.
Lol thanks! Too bad she's all show until/unless I do any engine mods[emoji23]

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09-20-2016 01:57 PM
pyzik That front end looks great

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