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Headlight size (diameter)-I did search
« on: July 12, 2014, 03:31:02 AM »
I am so bored I am looking at the entire Summit Racing online catalog and adding things to my wish list there.
Anyway, what size are the headlights on these? The factory manual just says they are "no. 2". That tells me nothing.  ;D

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Re: Headlight size (diameter)-I did search
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2014, 03:50:05 AM »
If round then the classic seven inch diameter.

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Re: Headlight size (diameter)-I did search
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2014, 12:19:26 PM »
I know that we live in an Internet dominated world  (IE searching the entire Summit catalog), but a tape measure would have given you the size you wanted to know. I'm not trying to chastise you, only pointing out there are "non-electronic" alternatives to finding answers.

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Re: Headlight size (diameter)-I did search
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2014, 03:10:47 PM »
Thanks.
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Re: Headlight size (diameter)-I did search
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2014, 12:11:02 PM »
Wittsend, you really need to come to the Focus website and help me out, LOL. I play that recording at least five times a day. Nothing against Russ at all (hear me Russ?) and always willing to help but it just appears to me the art of true DIYing is dying the death of a dirty dog. They constantly inundate you with 'important, my car is down NOW!' requests like the exact bolt size, thread count, grade markings (if smart enough, usually not) of practically any bolt that can be pulled in two seconds to have a perfect example in their itty-bitty hands. Or they want all the measurements of wonky one off OEM only parts they think they are going to pick up easily at the parts store and good luck with that one. Countless numbers I turned away at the parts store with 'forget that, you will only find it at the dealership' and they'd go cussing you out all the way out the door (to the next part store, they missed the message entirely).

I'm thinking of all the 500 different say snap-in retainers that hold various parts on cars commonly now, I've dug them up commonly to only have customer say 'that won't work it's the wrong color', and then I say well, here it's $1.99 package of 3 and OEM is $6.50 each, they then hit the door to go get them. The young kids now cannot think abstractly for spit. All they can lock on to is it don't look right. Whether it can work has no place in that brain at all.

And they are not happy if YOU don't do all the research and give them the EXACT part number, what store and the price at that time, I've been ripped time and time over it. They want YOU to do all the work and then they pop in a part in 2 seconds and brag to friends how they fixed something. Pretty d-mn funny.

Most of the thrill of DIY to me is working out the solution when none existed before, just being able to at last snap in this or screw that in when you realize it'll work has no meaning to me at all. The brain working to get there was the best part, the measuring, the comparing of like parts, the ultimate risk, will it work or no? Currently reworking an early Focus fuel module to take the later pump which is the only one available, it does NOT FIT the early module but we'll see about that. Already got the logistics of it worked out and a bit of plastic grinding and the easiest $100 bill I ever made. I ain't paying $100 more (potentially MUCH more, OEM is $459!!) for $15 worth of newly shaped plastic just because they decided to change the shape. Or, pump repair total of maybe $60, as compared to a common $600-$800 repair. Yeah, that's MUCH more like it............ .............a nd done on so many things that under the hood the two Foci I have have so many non-stock parts it's not funny. Same with all the cars before, it's not worth doing unless I can save WAY more than part is from the normal channels of replacement, I do not go OEM virtually at all, usually the most wasteful way to fix something. Saved a solid $100 bill on each car simply going to bulk hose instead of the formed oddball end size hoses commonly sold over the counter.

Thank goodness there is a much higher level of APPLIED intelligence here at this site.......... .....

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Re: Headlight size (diameter)-I did search
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2014, 10:57:25 AM »
Look on the bright side: the question with an answer is now cataloged here on the forum for anyone that searches for it in the future. ;)

The Focus is now 16 years old; making it viable as a cheap first car for many new drivers (specifically teenagers with 10-second attention spans that are ignorant of their vehicle's workings and write everything like a txt msg lol), so I can only imagine how ADHD the forum is.  :o
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Re: Headlight size (diameter)-I did search
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2014, 12:51:45 PM »
Just last week I "retired/resigned" from my college teaching position. A fair portion of that decision was it got too hard to get students to do what they were suppose to.  Many were nice kids who unfortunately made a minimal effort.

  I taught television production.  One of the greater difficulties was getting the students to comprehend there were industry procedures that were the staple of the business.  When a project is shot it is slated and logged for identification purposes.  Yet, I repeatedly got students who would not do so telling me, "Hey, I have it right here in my head."  Later when they edited their project they had no idea where the scenes were, the duration, issues within the scene (good or bad). Even more frustrating was they would look through say..., six takes of a certain scene.  Then state, "I like the third take best".  Without that identifying slate they had no idea which was the 'third take' unless they went to the beginning and watched them all over again.  5-10 seconds of slating and logging per take would have told them what was the good scene - and could have easily been found by the visual slate.

Another aspect was that few students had creativity.  They were taking a production course - part of which require them to come up with ideas.  I mean the purpose of the video production is to put ideas in a visual medium.  Yet few if any had ideas???  It was like they expected to walk into class and find ready made scripts and choose one to their liking.   This only got worse each year and at the same time the administration put more pressure on us to produce better students.  It was like the Israelite's  being told to make more bricks without straw.

In the end I think the problem is multi faceted.  I do not see the human as inherently good, but rather inherently selfish.  So, we all (my self included) gravitate towards what benefits self rather than others.  Then you have a society that touts individualism and at the same time offers a homogenized world.  Thus you end up with multiples of kids all coming to school in the same clothes thinking they are "unique."  When we were young we read books and that fostered images in our mind.  It was like making a mental movie was we read.  When the book said, "She was beautiful" it was our vision and version of beautiful.  Today the book is a movie with the same super model for all to see.

Anyway, the answer is, "A seven inch, round headlight."  But how one gets to that knowledge can significantly alter the course of their life. I do commend Russoborne for his attempt to search before asking.  I'm just wondering if the education system limited him to the realm of possibilities he could have applied.

Side note: The author of this post is a 57 year old former college instructor.  He has two (grown) children ages 20 and 22. Both children were homeschooled. His daughter (20) recently graduated with a BA in Business (debt free).  His son (22) is a former California State Science Fair Champion.  He is an aspiring machinist and runs his own (made to order) R/C car parts business on the side. - In most cases you do see a return on your investment with how you raise and educate your children.

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Re: Headlight size (diameter)-I did search
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2014, 01:37:25 PM »
I don't disagree with anything that's been said here.  In all fairness to Russ however, I think it's important to remember that he just moved.  I haven't moved in nearly eighteen years, but the last time I did it probably took at least six months to get organized as to where everything was and where it was going to be kept in the new place.  Russ seems like a pretty logical person to me and I do believe if he'd had access to a tape measure he would have measured one of the headlights on his car rather than trying to find the answer online.


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Re: Headlight size (diameter)-I did search
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2014, 02:22:42 PM »
I haven't moved in nearly eighteen years, but the last time I did it probably took at least six months to get organized as to where everything was and where it was going to be kept in the new place.   
Dang, that was quick,LOL, I'm on my second year and still can't find some of my tooling, I'm just now organized enough to where I can at least work on my stuff a bit now, lol.. ;D
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Re: Headlight size (diameter)-I did search
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2014, 04:08:25 PM »
I'm still hunting stuff, and  it has only been three months. I am missing some tools I know darn well I packed. :( I don't feel so bad now. :-[
And for the record, I am about to turn 55. Not exactly a kid.  ;D
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Re: Headlight size (diameter)-I did search
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2014, 09:26:15 PM »
No problem Russ, the rant I gave was not directed at you at all, something there struck a hidden chord that called other things to memory. I apologize if you thought anything aimed at you.

As Wittsend states the selfish thing is a lot of it, they want what they can get and why not? We've moved away from teaching them to get up on their own when knocked down to teaching everyone they are self important and have the right to the same health and happiness as all the rest, unfortunately, that is NOT the real world at all. Rights and reality are often in hard fought conflict and the reality is that many will suffer, what happened when Adam and Eve left the garden........ ......and supposed perfection. An idea of self worth is very valuable but I think we've gone a bit too far with it.

X2 on the bolded statement..... .........

If ya'll only knew how many times at the store some young guy absolutely insisted the part I gave him would NEVER work and then I went outside to install it in 30 seconds or less.......... .............. .............. ...then they get MAD about it???!!!!!

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Re: Headlight size (diameter)-I did search
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2014, 02:26:17 PM »
 I left my ex over 5 years ago & I'm still completely disorganized. I have 3 garages & they are packed full of crap forcing me to work in my driveway when the weather allows.
 
I have at least 6 tape measures but in the last year I have only been able to find one. I'll be organized when I croak from old age.....
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Re: Headlight size (diameter)-I did search
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2014, 04:22:13 PM »
I too rebuy tools when I can't find the ones I already have..........