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    Default Installing Speedhut overlay

    I'm installing a Speedhut gauge face overlay and would like to know which wires coming off the headlight switch I should tap into so the face lights up when I turn the headlights on.
    Recently junked Light Saphire Blue 2000 SE sedan
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    2007 ZX3 S "The Stig" 2.0 Duratec 5 speeed, Oxford white exterior black interior
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    Default Re: Installing Speedhut overlay

    I've installed three Speedhut gauges over the years (different colors), but ran the wire into the fuse slots for the light switch--forget which fuse # it was; the Focus Hacks website indicates Fuse #47, if that helps. That is, I pulled out the fuse, stuck the wire into the slot for the fuse, then pushed the fuse over top of the wire. There may be a new design, but that's what I did back in 2006, and it's worked like a charm since 2006.

    Also, I just wrapped the ground wire around a screw I found underneath near the fuse box.

    Cheers,

    Scott

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    Default Re: Installing Speedhut overlay

    Thanks Scott,

    Read the thread over there and got the information I was looking for. Wire off the headlight switch is orange with blue stripe.

    I know how to ground it. I did a different BEM indiglo (reverse glow) face on a previous Focus, and couldn't remember which of the many wires coming off the back of the switch was the one I needed.

    Will work on it tomorrow when its warmer out.
    Recently junked Light Saphire Blue 2000 SE sedan
    Stock except for fog light trick, LED's, and a wagon rear dome light.
    2007 ZX3 S "The Stig" 2.0 Duratec 5 speeed, Oxford white exterior black interior
    Quote Originally Posted by HotRodKristina View Post
    Heck yes, those are fantastic. Especially with your meat :wub:

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    Default Re: Installing Speedhut overlay

    Finished. Ran into trouble since the screw I chose on the fuse panel wasn't a ground. Couldn't figure it out, tested the overlay with a 9V, and it works. Ran a wire from the battery to make sure the ground was right, and voila. Decided to use a screw on the body/frame where the dash is attached.

    Wish they were brighter though...
    Recently junked Light Saphire Blue 2000 SE sedan
    Stock except for fog light trick, LED's, and a wagon rear dome light.
    2007 ZX3 S "The Stig" 2.0 Duratec 5 speeed, Oxford white exterior black interior
    Quote Originally Posted by HotRodKristina View Post
    Heck yes, those are fantastic. Especially with your meat :wub:


 

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