So, I my USB OBD adapter showed up earlier today, and I was able to get my son's old laptop up and running.Seeing as I'm back in the Focus fray (picked up a used 2012 SE hatch this past weekend), my first order of business was the headlamps after being spoiled for the last 4 years with HIDs on my vehicles. Picked up some LED bulbs and immediately threw the "dipped beam fault", which wasn't that surprising.
I have a ScanTool USB OBD interface on the way from Amazon.
I'd like to do the headlamp type change, shift light elimination, and maybe hill start updates. I'll likely do these one at a time (do it - check / clear codes - wait a day or two).
1) for the headlamp type, I've read to change that to 14 "Alternative HID". Correct?
2) Do I need both Focccus *AND* Forscan to do these items or can I get away with just one?
Thanks for the help - this is now the third Focus I've had, but the first I'll be doing anything to.
F150 and Superduty guys have figured that one out with FORScan (Bambi mode). Maybe looking up their values and see if they work on a Focus may lead you in the right direction.Now I just have to figure out how to get the fog lamps on 100% of the time.
F150 and Superduty guys have figured that one out with FORScan (Bambi mode). Maybe looking up their values and see if they work on a Focus may lead you in the right direction.
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My LED were great, same pattern as OEM just brighter, I had freinds drive in front of me and oncoming to me and they said lights were fine, not blinding or lots of scatter..I did lower the beams slightly...make sure leds are orientated left to right, not up and down..I have Kensun brand off amazon, more expensive set about $70 a pairI ended up reverting to the best Halogen bulbs I could find.
I know, the bulbs I purchased were meant for "off-road applications only", but I was hoping I could get at least SOME semblance of a legal beam pattern. Nah - it was like a spotlight. Zero cutoff. No amount of aiming could resolve it.
Now I just have to figure out how to get the fog lamps on 100% of the time.