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Old 06-30-2011, 03:20 PM   #81
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Don't you think that cap might be necessary? I mean I doubt they bothered to spend the money for the part and pay someone to solder it on if it doesn't do anything....
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:05 PM   #82
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It may be, It assist in the ignition of the ballast and also prevents them from flickering. In the past, I haven't had any issues without them being installed. Plus Todd from Retrosolutions confirmed that it will be fine and the relay harness he sells for the 2012 Ford Focus will no longer have the capacitor built-in.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:59 PM   #83
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Would 55w hid kits fool the car into thinking the halogens are working fine.
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:26 PM   #84
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I cannot wait for the Projectors to come out! Winter is coming and it gets REALLY dark here during that season. I'm willing to install HIDs in the reflectors until the projector comes out.

Has anyone installed HIDs on their '12 Focus? If you have and documented your install, I would love to know how you did it and if there were any problems installing them.

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Old 08-12-2011, 04:52 PM   #85
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Ford has stated that many of the ST performance parts will be available to install on the base Focus. Crossing my fingers for the headlamps.
Looking at the two comparison pictures, I bet there's a good chance they'll fit...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:20...--_2011_DC.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fo...--_2011_DC.jpg

Not to mention the Focus Electric looks like it comes with projectors as well. I'm hoping you guys & gals get them! They'll look so nice with HIDs!
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Also, if anyone is at FocusFest, you should ask the ST team if the headlamps will fit/work, since I hear they'll be there tomorrow!
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If they do fit . . let me know. I accidentally ended up with a 2nd 2012 Focus yesterday while awaiting the new car. I'd be game to change to factory HID the moment they are available.
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If they do fit . . let me know. I accidentally ended up with a 2nd 2012 Focus yesterday while awaiting the new car. I'd be game to change to factory HID the moment they are available.
Haha...accidentally ended up buying a second 3rd gen? That's quite the accident.
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I'd like to purchase the projector housings but need to confirm that they'll actually work. I'd hate for this to be a $800 project for nothing.
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Anyone can not to be sure about compatiblity before try because of your wiring is different from europeans. I saw a US spec headlight socket pic, I think that, you do not have headlight levelling. So if you will buy OEM HID headlight, you can not use headlight levelling.

US spec headlight socket. All pins of plug were full on my car. I already had autolevelling system. I just activated DRL from IDS on service dealer. If your cars 2nd pin is empty, you should have to use a relay for DRL. I may provide wiring diagram of headlight on European models. Normally that should have to work.




I wrote that before, I done that but my wiring is different from yours. My collegue has a low level equipped focus. We already ordered pairs OEM bixenons for him focus. I think that, It will be delivered next week. I may share our experience with him car.

Here is the european focus's headlight socket pinouts.
For halogen lights;
1- Levelling motor (+)
2- Empty
3- Levelling motor adj.
4- Empty
5- High beam
6- Empty
7- Ground
8- Turn signal
9-Empty
10- Low beam
11- Levelling motor ground
12- Park lamp

For Bi-xenon headlights;
1- Empty
2- DRL
3- Empty
4- Empty
5- High beam
6- Bend light
7- Ground
8- Turn signal
9- Low beam Ground
10- Low beam
11- Levelling motor ground
12- Park lamp
13- Levelling motor (+)
14- Levelling Control signal

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