page contains numerous pictures and can take a while to load on
modems. It's also split on two pages to help you load it. PAGE1
is a list (most with pictures) of all the mod's I have carried out
on my car (Not in order). Look in the How-To listings for help doing
them, if they do not appear there then they don't have a how-to
yet. I am unlikely to answer you by email if you ask for one, post
on MEG if you want to ask a single question.
Number #7: External
a spoiler changes the look of any car, and the mondeo is no exception.
The rear of the car looks a little bland normally and for £100ish
you can get the car to change look completely. Mounting the spoiler
is easy to but you do need to drill a couple of holes in the lid
of the tailgate! If you use something like Black Gutter Seal to
help stick it down then you get a near perfect "factory-fit"
finish. There are many different spoiler designs but I personally
don't like car's that have massive ones and ford's RS style one
is distinctive and subtle.
also change the look of your car completely, many people say the
bigger the better but personally I think you can easily go to big
on a standard looking car (Ie, not lowered or body kitted) These
are 16" TSW Revo's.
Number #8: Headlining
the easiest stuff to change, Ghia sunvisors, Ghia Maplights and
an Electric Sunroof really make a difference without much cost.
More detail's on all of this stuff in the How-To section.
Number #9: Audio
ford audio equipment isn't that bad in comparison to other manufacturers
but a swap of the head-unit and speakers makes you realize that
it's still not all that good either! I've installed Pioneer 6x9's
in all the doors and the shelf with an amplifier and Sony head unit.
Sound quality is vastly improved and on the occasion that you want
to really pump out some Metallica it handles it fine!
Number #10: Rear
Number #11: Trip
a trip computer is a great little extra but requires some complex
wiring. You'll already have the power supply, alarm LED, Clock memory
and "Light's On" feed at the clock (the unit it replaces)
but you will need to add wires that monitor the amount of fuel in
the tank, the fuel flow rate and the Vehicles Speed. View
Number #12: Rear
Electric Windows & Four way One-Touch-Down
on how I did my One-Touch-Down
Relays can be found here.
complex wiring operation is required to install rear electric windows,
and whilst it's possible to wire the rear window's in manually you'll
be taking an awful lot of wires from the front door to the rear's
and its a lot easier to obtain a ghia or ghiaX models wiring loom
and replace it. You'll also have to replace all the door looms (except
passenger) and install the rear motors, switches and appropriate
also got a Mk2 switch on my car as the Mk1 unit looks a little dated
and that requires you to completely rewire the back of it as the
connections are different.
Number #13: Marker
Lights and Door Entry "Puddle" Lights
aren't standard fit on any Mondeo including GhiaX but can be found
on Scorpio's. They light up the area outside the car and look good.
Plus they alert dopey drivers that the door is open! I used Peugeot
406 boot light's to do this job and then a red permanent marker
on one side to produce the marker light section. Scorpio's have
them fitted into the metal of the door but if, like me, you don't
fancy taking a dremal to your door then you can mount them in the
bottom of the door card with a little effort. Make sure you use
a heat-sheilding light (like the 406) so they don't heat up the
fabric of the door. The wiring for them has to be run into the door,
one side being taken to permanent 12V and the other side going to
the door open pin switch. You need to put a suitable diode in place
with the pin switch to stop the lights from coming on when another
door is open.
Number #14: Extra's
- This is the rest of the stuff that hasn't got pictures!
Sun roof surround - This is fabric and not the plastic rubbish
the mondeo has.
Rear View Mirror - Auto dipping mirror's are so cool! Requires
ground, ign fed 12V & signal from reverse lights.
West Mondeo Drivers Club Sticker - Had to be added!
Live Windows - It got annoying needing the ignition on to use
the windows so I rewired mine to be permanently live.
6041 Car Phone - Complete installation with glass mounted aerial
and auto stereo mute.
Rear Wiper - Auto turn on of the rear wiper on reverse gear
- only if the front wipers are in constantly on mode.
57i Induction Kit - A little more power and a nice deep roar
Intake Pipe - Smoother flow or air into the throttle body, hardly
noticeable power increase - lot more noise.
Horn - As fitted to all top spec mondeos, gives a higher pitch
then the original to make it louder
Warning Module - Lots of wires but worth it, door open warning,
low coolant, low screen wash, low fuel, service warning, low oil,
frost warning and Ice warning
Fog Lights - After a long hunt I finally found a set, quite
easy wiring for these but requires you to swap the existing light
switch for a complete retro-fit. Some additional wiring was added
to make these lights illuminate when main-beam is turned on.
Ghia Grill - Many thanks to DontTease from MEG for supplying
me with a meshed ghia grill FOC! Top Man, sprayed to match the car's
colour it makes a big difference to the front look of the car.
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