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Year
2002
Make
Ford
Model
Mondeo
Color
Magnum Grey
History
149000 Miles
NameDescriptionCost PriceInstall PriceRating
LEDs everywhereInterior courtesy lamp innards stripped and replaced with PCBs running 4 0.5W 8mm "strawhat" white LEDs driven by constant-current regulators. One red ambient and three white courtesy LEDs in the door handle recesses.£0.00£0.007 / 10
LED "DRLs"Optional front position markers£0.00£0.009 / 10
LED puddle lamps in mirrorMirror puddle lamps£0.00£0.009 / 10
LPGLPG conversion£1800.00£0.008 / 10
Doorcard puddle lamp LED strips24 (front) / 12 (rear) LED strip in the base of each doorcard, fed from courtesy circuit. Provides a good bright light when opening the doors into the area normally in shadow from mirror-mounted lamps. £8.00£0.008 / 10
12V socket in gloveboxAdditional 12V socket fed from stereo power lines for powering in-car DVD without earth hum.£5.00£0.006 / 10
Front-operated rear courtesy lampSwitch overrides rear lamp switch: force on, force off, delegate to rear. Very useful with kids: on for dropped stuff, off when sleeping.£4.00£0.007 / 10
Submarine lighting3mm LED in roof console, run from instrument illumination circuit. Provides deep red glow in gearshift area, good at lighting up hands.£1.00£0.007 / 10
Illuminated glovebox handleSlot cut in handle with new Dremel, filled with cut-and-sanded ballpoint pen shaft, backlit with dim red LED. Not sure why.£1.00£0.005 / 10
Harmon-Kardon Drive+PlayiPod interface to my head unit. Display on dash by A-pillar, knob by left knee (!), brains behind centre stack. Wired to head unit power to avoid earth noise.£25.00£0.007 / 10
Alpine SPE-17CS components in front doors6.5" adaptor plates. Crossovers mounted behind door cards forward of woofers; tweeters mounted "into" the door card.£50.00£0.008 / 10
Pioneer DEH-P65BT head unitReplacing 6006E to get aux-in and Bluetooth. Microphone behind grille in roof console. Works with stalk controls.£220.00£0.008 / 10
Vanity light retro-fitNot factory-fit on the Graphite, so I added them. Fairly easy to do.£12.00£0.004 / 10
Rear courtesy lampNot standard on the Graphite, so I fitted one. See wiki for instructions. Mine now front-operated (see other mod) and LED-based (ditto).£15.00£0.009 / 10
Leather steering wheelReplaced wearing-out rubber wheel with leather one from MondeoSpares£30.00£0.008 / 10
Rear footwell lights30cm 15x5050 SMD strips hotglued to a plastic ruler screwed to the seat base£5.00£0.006 / 10
Noise reductionFlashing tape fixed to many panels. Camping mat and underlay under most carpets and above headlining. Draught excluder plugging up door gaps.£30.00£0.006 / 10
Built 4 Dec 2002, registered Feb 2003. I bought it in Oct 2007 at 70k miles, converted to LPG in Aug 2008 at 84k miles and sold to a Pole in Sep 2011 at 149k miles for £1400. Now gone from DVLA records... Garage entry retained for posterity.<br /><br />Major replacements: subframe bushes, driver's seat base, thermostat, aux belt tensioner, rear drop links, coil pack, rear wheel bearings, handbrake cables.

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