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Old 01-31-2012, 11:59 AM   #561
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My vehicle is a Canadian car, so I have drl. Is there any way I can defeat the DRL so I can run my fog lights in their place?
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:13 PM   #562
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My vehicle is a Canadian car, so I have drl. Is there any way I can defeat the DRL so I can run my fog lights in their place?
I believe there is a post floating around here that covers this. Do a quick search.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:15 PM   #563
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My vehicle is a Canadian car, so I have drl. Is there any way I can defeat the DRL so I can run my fog lights in their place?
I think I read about it a few pages back...

If you put your parking lights on, your fogs will work with the headlights not illuminated.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:20 PM   #564
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Couple of observations, and then a question:

I just added a powered subwoofer to my base non-Sony 4-speaker system, and it makes a world of difference. After a few hours of playing with the stock system, my sound guy and I found it best to set the MP3 (iPod, in my case) to a flat EQ band, and roughly shape the sound with one of the preset EQ settings in the car system. Then, you can tweak the treble, mid and bass settings to flavour. Those of you who play guitar know that EQ is best set at the end of the sound chain.

Strangely, the "Rock" preset sounds muddy and awful, but the "Pop" setting is much better. My current setting has the treble at the mid-point, middle at -3, and bass at -4 (subwoofer has a remote control for deep bass and thump). The stock speakers work much better when not asked to handle deep bass, and provide a clean bass kick when they're not overtaxed.

Here's the question part: is it my imagination, or does the SCV level (supposed to control volume based on vehicle speed) actually act as a pre-amp? For instance, if the SCV is set to off, the sound system sounds ho-hum, even sitting with the engine off. If I boost the SCV to between 4 and 7, there's more sound energy everywhere. In other words, I'm not hearing a simple boost in volume...it's more like a pre-amp boost before the stereo's EQ. Try it...it's like the sound gets punchier, not significantly louder. I have the SCV set to 5, if that's helpful to anyone.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:31 PM   #565
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My vehicle is a Canadian car, so I have drl. Is there any way I can defeat the DRL so I can run my fog lights in their place?
not sure if canadian foci have the ability to turn off drls but i had my (usa) focus' drl's turned off then rewired the fogs (w/ separate discrete toggle switch on dash) to be the drl's works great..
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:17 PM   #566
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You can actually fold up the bottom portion of your back seats and fold the seats down into them. This makes your back seats a flat bed. Double the trunk space.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:33 PM   #567
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You can actually fold up the bottom portion of your back seats and fold the seats down into them. This makes your back seats a flat bed. Double the trunk space.
We have a Ti hatch and I've not been able to do this.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:49 PM   #568
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The full size spare in the Ti cause the bulge and that is why you cant get it flat.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:51 PM   #569
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The full size spare in the Ti cause the bulge and that is why you cant get it flat.
I don't think our spare is a full size wheel and tire.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:51 PM   #570
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We have a Ti hatch and I've not been able to do this.
take off the rest head rests, put your hand in the back of the bottom bench and lift up...then press the release buttons that are towards the window next to the head rests you removed, lay flat and proceed to load your focus up with loads of stuff!
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