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Old 03-07-2019, 04:10 PM   #31
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Pics of the other parts just received:

My preferred overhead light, without the unnecessary 'alarm sensors'. Still has the map lights and the ambient light - which still requires a separate line run from the dash. It will need a bit of a cleanup though by the looks of it.



And some images of the Single Zone Auto Climate Control module (EATC). I needed one with a front Bezel from a matching Fiesta. The bezel has a holder for the Cabin Temp sensor which is a part match for the one that came with the LT Focus dash.

While the opening in the bezel looks the same as for the LTFocus, the SZ Module is actually noticeably smaller across in the section between the dials. So the Dual Zone modules do not actually fit inside the SZ bezel. The mounting accoutrements at the rear of the bezel and for the module itself are also different. The Fiesta bezel could be filed out to fit a DZ module in it I suspect, but I am going to push ahead with just the SZ option for now and wait until later to think about if DZ is an option.








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Old 03-07-2019, 04:15 PM   #32
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I also found this on Aliexpress - the Window Mirror switch with the Powerfold option shipped to oz for $19.






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Old 22-07-2019, 01:02 PM   #33
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I have a couple of additions to the parts:

(5) Reverse Park Sensors - there's a factory 'ParkPilot' system. I'm a sucker for sensors. Every other car I have has them. I need these bastards.

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There was a locally supplied dealer-fitted reverse parking sensor kit specific to the Fiesta WP/WQ (Ford part# WP13K236AA). I recently tracked one of these down on eBay for the poultry price of $95. Reckon it had been sitting in old stock for a long time. Being such a small car, not many local buyers would have ticked this option. I've only ever seen one Fiesta WQ (a Zetec) that had factory sensors fitted. These kits appear thin on the ground now.

Anyway, the aftermarket/dealer-fitted kit is very similar to the kit I installed on our Territory a few years ago. Detailed installation instructions specific to the Fiesta were easy to follow and they work well. The only difficult part was re-attaching the rear bumper, which requires you to source a couple of new blind rivets of a specific type. Managed to get them from Ford spares and they only had a few left. They were also really hard to install with a standard rivet hand tool.

I reckon the sensors make my red XR4 look better from the rear. Others will argue with that but at least I'm reducing the risk of my wife backing it into the gate.

I'm keen to consider the auto-headlight switch next. Seem relatively easy from what I read in this thread?
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Old 22-07-2019, 02:52 PM   #34
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I'd love some photos of this, or perhaps a scan of the Fiesta specific instructions. I've got a dealer-fit sensor kit for a falcon at home and thought it might work in a Fiesta - but how the looms route, where the module sites, how it gets power are all of interest to me in the Fiesta world.

Do you have any pics or anything that is scannable?

And yes, I know what you mean about the steel rivet that has to be drilled out and replaced on either wheel arch for the rear bumper. The rear is where my 'wreck' had received a minor tap, and it took me a bit to realize that I had to be destructive to remove the bumper - and drill out that rivet. The BA Falcon and SX Territory I have, on the other hand, are all bolted and clipped on without the need to be destructive. Much better. The BA/SX bumpers also had markers on the inside to show where the sensors go. I didn't see that on the Fiesta.

Otherwise, on the sensor front, there are a lot of places in the UK with used factory fit 'Park Pilot' modules, and sensors can even be found on AliExpress. Finding a fiesta-specific loom is the challenge. But if my memory serves me right, the actual part code for some of the Fiesta 'Park Distance Control' system actually had MkIII Mondeo prefixes on them. Not that any of those came to Oz....

None of those reverse park modules integrate with the vehicle looms for anything other than power though. Both the BA and SX factory installed modules (a) have CAN Bus interfaces on them so I can troubleshoot individual sensor issues using the OBD scanner (which came in handy when one sensor failed recently) and (b) have audio integration into the factory sound system so that reverse parking comes out of the factory audio speakers. No such luck in Fiesta/Focus/Mondeo land it would seem.


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Old 24-07-2019, 08:52 PM   #35
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I had a look around for the Installation Instructions that came with the kit but I have a sneaky suspicion they got tossed during a garage cleanup recently. Kicking myself if I have because they are quite handy as a reference. You could try quoting the part # to Ford and see if they have anything on file?

The kit was definitely made by the same local supplier who did the SX/SY Territory kit I installed and presumably they do the Falcon kits too. Perhaps try contacting them if they still exist (Vision Automotive Technology)?

The installation required removal of the rear bumper as well as the centre and LHS internal boot trim. The module and buzzer are installed on the sheetmetal behind the LHS boot carpet. I can't recall the exact details but the internal loom had a wire tap for the reverse light conductors that run into the LHS rear light cluster. I recall I had some issues getting a decent connection and it was also a little short and only just reached the existing loom.

The external sensor loom is then fed down through a hole in the sheetmetal at the lower LHS corner of the boot cavity. There was an existing grommet/plug in the hole that you have to remove and then cut a slit or hole to accommodate the loom. I recall the hole being quite small and the connectors only fit through with some careful manoeuvring.

Because the kit was so old, the 3M cable clips that are supplied to stick onto the rear nudge bar were totally dry. In any case I couldn't see them staying stuck long-term anyway so I just used cable ties. One thing I noted was the the spacing of the sensor connectors on the loom didn't quite match the position of the sensors on the bumper. Nothing drastic but one or two had to be unwound from the main loom bundle to allow enough length to reach the sensor.

Finally, you are right about the Territory having markers on the inner side to show where the sensors should be placed. For the Fiesta, the kit supplied 4 x paper templates that you stick at set measurements along the bumper.

So, I reckon your Falcon kit could be modified to suit the Fiesta because I'm sure 95% of it is exactly the same as the Fiesta kit I used. Happy to help with more details and try to pull some photos together if you need (haven't quite worked out how to attach images to this thread yet).

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Thanks Nick.

Most of that I could work up from a Focus or Territory Kit, I think you're right. I already have a number plate light reverse camera working, feeding into our aftermarket head unit. Has come in handy already for some very tight parks.

But the sensor spacing. Any chance you could take some measurements - distance from the top of the bumper, distance between sensors etc so that we could get a rough idea of where the holes need to be drilled?








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Powerfold Mirrors.

I have a friend flying to the UK in October, and he volunteered to stuff some Powerfold Mirrors in his luggage to bring back. Now I just have to find them again.

The website I had linked before, kbaparts.co.uk - I've just tried to use in anger, and it looks like that website is actually a dud. Can't setup an account to buy. Can't buy as a a guest because none of the links to Paypal work.

These mirrors are available from ebay.co.uk, but at about 60 to 70 Pounds ea, rather than the 40 on that website. The parts are: FDFI790EHPFR and FDFI790EHPFL.

As for the switch with the 8th pin and the detent for switching the powerfold mirrors in and out manually, my order from AliExpress has arrived.




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Old 18-08-2019, 04:40 PM   #38
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Hi Luke,

Here is a couple of photos of the finished job. The position of the sensors is exactly as per the kit instructions as follows:

-Inner two sensors: 240mm left and right from vertical centre line of bumper.
-Outer two sensors: 620mm left and right from vertical centre line of bumper.
-All sensors are 25mm below the upper crease-line on the bumper.
-All measurements are to the centre of each sensor.

I note you have the optional stripes. I have a set of white stripes in storage that I may apply to my red XR4 at some stage. However, my rough measurements suggest that the outer edges of the stripes may be where the inner two sensors are? Let me know how this plays out for you and how you deal with the stripe. I reckon neatly cutting the stripe around the body coloured sensor would still look good.
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Old 25-08-2019, 06:26 PM   #39
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Thanks heaps Nicko. That was the main bit I was missing.

Your paint matching looks spot on too. I'm jealous of you having a Red one. The Paint alone must be good for an extra 5Kw....


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Just ordered a set of powerfold mirrors from onlineparts.co.uk. ABAKUS 1213M06 and 1213M05 aftermarket powerfold mirrors. Shippping to a friends place in the UK who will bring them back in his luggage.




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A 2015 Ranger Wildtrack turned up at a local wreckers this week. I couldn't help myself, the overhead console was a reasonable price. When I went to go and pick it up I discovered it was black! Thought about it for a little while, I really wanted a cream one, but then figured this blackness is not so common, so I'd go ahead anyway.





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