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Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:46 pm 
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Hey gyus


i got a quick one, we know how ford got told to change from there ba fogs to turning lights, but how do i go about getting those driving lights? I hate turning lights and they offer no benifit whats so ever (i think anyway)

and yes i agree that the Series 1 driving lights will do prollly just as much as the turning lights are currently doing.

but its just something about a car with fogs that i like.

i used to have a ef fairmont which i directly wired to the lights so that way they were always on, but i dont want to do this with the BA


so does anyone know if/where i can get any of these series 1 driving lights?

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Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:59 pm 
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in the eaerly BAs they were just wired to parkers... and im fairly sure the lamps are the same?
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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:57 pm 
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I have the early series lights in the bottom of the bumper on my BA wagon, the wiring is a lengthened parker light loom, which means that when you turn the parkers on they are on, the globes in them are only 5 watts so not very bright. The lights being wired up to the parkers also means that Ford removed the parker from the normal position in the lights.
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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:01 pm 
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mattronics wrote:
I have the early series lights in the bottom of the bumper on my BA wagon, the wiring is a lengthened parker light loom, which means that when you turn the parkers on they are on, the globes in them are only 5 watts so not very bright. The lights being wired up to the parkers also means that Ford removed the parker from the normal position in the lights.


so what am i hearing here? that there should be a hole in my cornering light for where ican put another globe? i thought they needed to change the entire light fitting to move it from the straight forward to the sides so they work as conering lights


or did i just read this wrong
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Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:28 pm 
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They were supposed to change the light to make it comply with ADRs as the original design didn't.

I don't think that there is two holes in the lights that you have, the only way to change them would be to run the wiring off the parker wiring so that they are on when the parkers are on, or to run a switch and some new wiring and have them switched somewhere in the car.
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Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:15 pm 
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They are NLA from ford because they don't meet ADR's. All the early MK1 fairmont ghias got recalled and they were swapped over for cornering lights which involved new lights with a different shaped reflector and a different wiring loom afaik.
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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:54 pm 
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GlennAUII wrote:
They are NLA from ford because they don't meet ADR's. All the early MK1 fairmont ghias got recalled and they were swapped over for cornering lights which involved new lights with a different shaped reflector and a different wiring loom afaik.


yeah this what i have found out so far..
so how do i get some to modify my lights or does anyone know anyone who does this?

i can redo the wiring, i just want some fog lights
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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:27 pm 
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They are still not really fog lights, since they have only got 5 watt globes in them, and they are plastic lenses and housings.
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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:52 am 
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i think i might put a BF front bar on it,, and get the new ghia fog lights
should be good.

from what i hear they are all the same mouldings
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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:24 am 
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Sounds like a plan. I agree with mattronics, they'd be useless as foglights anyhow.
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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:06 am 
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plus people who drive round with fog lights on in the sun look like wankers i reckon. why do you need fog lights when there is no fog

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:32 pm 
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Leroy wrote:
plus people who drive round with fog lights on in the sun look like wankers i reckon. why do you need fog lights when there is no fog
to look "cool" why else?

 

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