January 10, 2009, 4:34 pm
[quote name='tunne1rat' post='9583' date='Jan 10 2009, 03:56 PM']Thankyou Andrei.
I feel some advice is needed here so lets start at the beginning.
As with any aftermarket install, it really depends on how much you want to spend and what level of sound quality you expect to achieve.
The S-max like most Fords is very easy to add after-market ICE due to it's straight forward wiring. This is good because the basic Visteon Ford radio's are not the best sounding units I have heard and are really better off in the dustbin.
There are fascia adaptors available to fit either single or double din head-units and wiring adaptors to incorporate the steering controls (although some generic Ford ISO leads are not suitable for S-Max).
There is at present no way to interface with the convers display, but really there is no need to, as most double din head-units have large bright displays which can be seen as easily as the convers/dash display.
I should also mention that those cheeky chappies in the far eastern land of China have produced a DVD navigation head-unit which looks very similar to the Ford one, (including Ford badges), runs any windows ce satnav software (ie Tomtom, route 66 etc), has built in bluetooth / ipod control, interfaces with convers and fits your dash with no special facia or wiring adaptors needed. Best bit is it can be imported for around £350. Sounds too good to be true? It probably is! Having a lot of experience of China manufactured ICE, the build quality and sound quality is not going to be anything special (on par with visteon), but maybe a cheap alternative for anyone on a tight budget.[/quote]
That's a word of the ford ICE expert
, don't get it lost guys