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Old 10-24-2011, 07:58 AM   #8741
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perhaps a dumb question but is the dash light dimmer clicked into the all lights mode? or perhaps the actual switch is on?
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:09 AM   #8742
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Broc if I can find a diagram on it ill look that up for you. im guessing that depending on the way the switch operates (normally closed or open) might have either a bad switch or a near broken ground (ie bad connection)
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I had a spare tire go up in flames once, my truck was hit with an rpg though.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:02 AM   #8743
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should I install my turbo then change the timing belt? or is it easier to do the job with the header out?
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:04 AM   #8744
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:21 AM   #8745
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If you're going to to have the car torn apart already, might as well do the timing belt.
When I melted pistons on my first focus I replaced the timing belt when we were replacing pistons. Pretty easy when you are already in the part removal mood.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:13 AM   #8746
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you're probably right.. but i REALLY want to put this kit on!! stupid weather..
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:12 PM   #8747
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when was it last changed?

man I got some pics for you guys too lol. Maybe I should finally start a thread haha.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:36 PM   #8748
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post the pics!

not sure when the last time it was changed. it looks newer, but i'm not sure if it's the original or not. i'm going to change it just to be on the safe side, but i want the damn kit in! the car has 72k miles fyi.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:11 AM   #8749
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Alright Mark I'll just copy/ paste the posts and pics I've taken from the past few times I've worked on it lol. starting from the oldest when I started working.

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ok pics as promised....... nothing too special other than the fact I'm doing something and that theres still a ton of wires





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and y'know people keep asking me if I got in an accident with the car looking like this whatever lol



and this was the useless stuff I removed last time I worked on it, which, sadly was wednesday.


OH btw..... look how bent that lower radiator support is. It was like that when I first bought it :O



slightly cleared out engine bay? need to remove header and try to list parts for sale too. I needz money.

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alright here you go. todays progress :) (wednesday for you UT thread peeps)









edit: btw I also found a metal yard that sells it for $.25 per pound so if I can find either some square or round tubing, I'll be in business. I only need 8 feet max of that stuff. And I will try to borrow the diesel shop's welder too.

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TODAY: OK well....yeah. Massive carnage inside the focus today. A little pissed because I could technically still be in the shop working but had to leave early since I couldn't find my torx bits and effectively had nothing to do. So I had to leave the dash frame in the car and....

Well I'll let the pics speak for themselves





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Old 10-29-2011, 08:15 AM   #8750
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do you have another thread these are going in? I would like to subscribe.
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