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Now I don't know about all the other Focus versions.....but if your window switches light up with the ignition on, you can probably do this mod easy enough. Before you start, I suggest reading some of the other treads on this subject. The technique has been discussed before.....but I did it differently.

First off....most of the other links do not discuss this ZX5. The pictures and the connections are different from my car. But they're similar enough, that you need to read the other threads. What's different with my mod....I made a much better connection on both plugs. I found some "female mini-spade connectors". Most auto parts stores sell these things, or a dealer.



The problem is that the ones you find, won't be identical with the Ford connector. So....in order to get the spade connector to fit into the Ford plug, you will need to file out two channels (I used a Dremel). If you do this right the new connector will slip right in from the back side of the plug.....plus you will be able to remove it. Whatever you do, don't try to stick the connector in there before you ream it out....it may not go far enough in, and it might stick. Here's what mine looked like after this mod (this is the lock switch connector)



And here's a picture of the two vacant holes with the new wires installed.



Those two larger wires (18 or 22 gauge) go to the other switch, as is discussed in the other links. This car has two connectors in that location.....you'll be using the connector with four wires. On this connector, the black wire is the ground....and there are two other wires that can be used as a power source. You need to use one of those automotive probes, or a volt meter to find a wire that gets 12v with the ignition on. And I soldered my wires together.....much more secure.



Be sure to use long enough wires between the two switches.....and cover them with foam to keep them from rattling. Be sure they don't get pinched when you put the trim panel back on. On this ZX5, the entire door panel will need to be removed to do the job.



Anyway it can be done....whether it's worth the trouble is up to you to decide. Questions?

Oh.....that foam vapor barrier with the tape. I found it all split up the first time I removed that panel. Whoever owned it before me had a broken window. The butcher that fixed it, didn't bother to replaced the ripped-up foam. That thing does not have to be touched to do this mod.
 

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Well I finished the passenger side yesterday. The technique is about the same as the driver side. The lock switch wiring is exactly the same. The window switch is slightly different. The black wire is the ground.....the power wire is green/white. I'd suggest testing before permanently hooking up any wires.

I did the wire harness a little different....I used a 22ga two-conductor wire (an old speaker wire). I just taped it to the existing wire that runs between the two switches. Tell you what....If you do this mod outside in the day-time, you will have a tough time seeing if the LED actually lights up. It's such a weak light, you'll almost have to wait till dark, to see if it's really working.

Other than that.....easy mod. [:)]
 

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Looks like a good write up and simple enough to do. Too bad I cant use any of this information, but I'm sure it will come in handy for others.
 

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Good write-up - suggest you post a link to it in the main Lock Lights thread.

I did something similar when I modded mine, but what I did was I contacted Mike (b16sir1991) at HilBish Ford and he sent me four spare wires from the lock switch harness with the connectors attached that fit right into the blue plug.

In case anyone ever needs to, you can pry out that white retainer bar on the bottom of the plug and then you can release the connectors and push them out from on the wire end of the plug.

Hope this helps!
 
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