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Jamesy Boy
Hi, just bought myself a 2007 TDCI Titanium S-Max. Loving it so far just need to get a couple of things done.

Firstly I'm interested in upgrading the lovely rectangular stereo unit to an aftermarket unit that has bluetooth, sat nav, etc, etc, but as mine is the rectangular shape I can only find dark grey units with green lights.

Is it possible to change the facia panel to that of the facelift one that has the oval shaped stereo unit? As finding an aftermarket one in this shape is a lot easier and has a silver finish and red lights. If it is possible to swap over the facia panels, do I need to change the cradle behind this?

Many thanks in advance
137699
Yes the fascia plate is a straight swap. No need to change the cradle behind.
You can get the oval fasica plate from Ford - costs about £28 in silver finish IIRC.

I did the same on mine - ditched the rectangular 6006CDC unit in favour of an oval sat-nav unit, but I decided to stick with OEM ford as the chinese import units seem to be low quality and I've read a few reports of them catching fire!

You can get the OEM Ford Blaupunkt FX sat-nav unit from ebay for about £250 - that's what I fitted to mine and I've never regretted it - even works with factory bluetooth & voice control.
Lenny
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Yes the fascia plate is a straight swap. No need to change the cradle behind.
You can get the oval fasica plate from Ford - costs about 28 in silver finish IIRC.

I did the same on mine - ditched the rectangular 6006CDC unit in favour of an oval sat-nav unit, but I decided to stick with OEM ford as the chinese import units seem to be low quality and I've read a few reports of them catching fire!

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Thant post has put me off buying a chinese model now :o dont want to burn out my car,

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Jamesy Boy
Thanks for the fast reply.

Well of to the dealer now to get a fascia panel ordered, as long as its not too expensive. Can't seem to find a scrappy with one near me.


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