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Maxtek

Hey!

 

A couple days ago I got a Fiesta Zetec '08 Special Blue Edition, and I can honestly say I love it, absolutely fantastic car! So many nice little features that you wouldn't even think about when purchasing it but genuinely do make the car that much more enjoyable to be in.

 

Small side note, am I right in saying this is a mk6.5 Fiesta? (58 plate but not new style)

 

So, onto the topic in question; the headunit. About a month ago I bought an Alpine CDE-123R headunit which I plan on fitting into the car. The car currently has the stock Sony headunit fitted and I want to know what kind of cables/adapters/fascia I need to acquire to fit my Alpine headunit.

 

The current headunit in the car...Image1510.jpg

Note; not my picture.

 

I want to be able to connect my iPhone 5 via USB and use it to play music, not interested in the whole bluetooth/handsfree in car calls.

 

I already know, or believe I need to get a set of removal key tools.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-Focus-C-Max-Mondeo-Fiesta-CD-Radio-Stereo-Removal-Keys-Pins-6000-6006-CDC-/250904481702?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item3a6b128fa6

 

However after this stage I'm kind of stuck, well I reckon I could work it out as I go along but I have no clue what other parts I will need. I think I'm going to need some form of adapter as the Alpine headunit has a different shaped cable block at the back. Also will I be able to use volume changer on the steering wheel?

 

Any help would be very much appreciated, and I once I have it all figured out I do plan on making a guide for this model Fiesta as there doesn't seem to be any out there (well none that I could find).

DanGersFord

This is a mk 6.5 fiesta so if yours looks like this then yes it will be because 08 was the last year they made them.

 

This is a mk7

 

Which ones your car to start off with :)

Stoney871

This is the kit you need.

It contains the correct loom adaptor with the remote interface connected, iso aerial adaptor, fascia adaptors, correct cage with fitting brackets and removal tools.

Very often, like in the Focus, the cages supplied with radios are about 10mm too deep for the dash  so the replacement one is strongly recommended.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Fiesta-Double-Din-Fascia-Panel-Alpine-Stalk-Adaptor-Stereo-Radio-Kit-/400404527496?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item5d39f83988

Maxtek

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This is a mk 6.5 fiesta so if yours looks like this then yes it will be because 08 was the last year they made them.

 

This is a mk7

attachicon.gifFord_Fiesta_MK7_Sport_20090331_front.jpg

 

Which ones your car to start off with :)

 

Mk 6.5 it is :) thanks for clearing that up.

DanGersFord

No problem. And if you do make a guide make sure you take plenty of pictures as youre doing it. I changed all my stereo etc before i was a member so didnt realy get chance although mines a mk6 lol

Maxtek

This is the kit you need.

It contains the correct loom adaptor with the remote interface connected, iso aerial adaptor, fascia adaptors, correct cage with fitting brackets and removal tools.

Very often, like in the Focus, the cages supplied with radios are about 10mm too deep for the dash  so the replacement one is strongly recommended.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Fiesta-Double-Din-Fascia-Panel-Alpine-Stalk-Adaptor-Stereo-Radio-Kit-/400404527496?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item5d39f83988

 

 

Wow, extremely quick response and seems to be exactly what I need all in one package, a little pricey though but im not too fussed about spending that bit extra to have it done properly.

 

Not sure if a guide will be need or wanted as you seem to be on top of things, don't mind making one though.

cheers Stoney!

Maxtek

No problem. And if you do make a guide make sure you take plenty of pictures as youre doing it. I changed all my stereo etc before i was a member so didnt realy get chance although mines a mk6 lol

Just had second thoughts about the guide as Stoney seemed to be right on top of things but I'll definately be sure to do it, no harm in it even if it isn't used.

Stoney871
A guide is always welcome.
The more information a member posts about an install, the more likely others are to give it a go too.
Maxtek

Quick update:

 

I finally got round to ordering the parts and today I tried to install the headunit. I got it all wired up and working fine but I couldn't seem to get the cage/fascia to fit at all, it seems there are no mounting/screw holes on the car and I really can't see where the cage is supposed to latch onto.

 

Is there a different cage out there that people have had success with that would work for me?

 

Oh and I have plenty of pictures for this guide that I will be doing.

 

EDIT: I would much prefer a single din cage, well 2 single din slots (1cage) to make up the whole cage and fit properly.

RickG

There should be 4 screws that you attach the fascia onto (the ones that held the ford headunit on), then the cage fits into the hole (making sure you bend the metal strips to hold the cage in firmly.

Maxtek

There should be 4 screws that you attach the fascia onto (the ones that held the ford headunit on), then the cage fits into the hole (making sure you bend the metal strips to hold the cage in firmly.

 

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This is a picture without the cage/fascia, your post sounds like it should work but I have no idea how to carry it out. In this picture, do I remove the two screws you can see and the other 2 you mentioned, I guess are the two inside near that compartment on the base and top? I don't see how any of the parts that came with the aftermarket cage work together.

 

Appreciate the help Rick!

RickG

Are there any clips that came with the facia, on the MK 2 focus (prevous car) it was basically the same as yours, but had 4 clips in each corner to hold the fasica and cage in.

 

Was the headunit exactly the same as the one above, or did you need 4 keys to get the headunit out?

 

EDIT: Sorry re-read your thread. I was under the impression you had the same headunit above.  Its basically the same as the MK2 focus, there should be 4 'U' shaped clips included with the fasica which clip on (be careful as they can bounce off, or fall down the hole!) these simply clip into the hole.  Put them on the fasica 1st (I glued mine on) and then push the fasica into the gap.  I don't believe you will need to unscrew the above screws.

 

Let us know :)

Stoney871

What you need is one of these-

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Fiesta-Facia-Fascia-Panel-Stereo-Surround-Adaptor-Radio-Trim-Din-FP-07-10-/150998683371?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2328390eeb

 

You may also find that any cage supplied with your single din radio is too deep for the dash space.

If you go to any motor factors you should be able to get one that is shallower so as to allow the correct head space to allow the cage to sit far back enough to allow the fascia to sit flush.

Maxtek

Are there any clips that came with the facia, on the MK 2 focus (prevous car) it was basically the same as yours, but had 4 clips in each corner to hold the fasica and cage in.

 

Was the headunit exactly the same as the one above, or did you need 4 keys to get the headunit out?

 

EDIT: Sorry re-read your thread. I was under the impression you had the same headunit above.  Its basically the same as the MK2 focus, there should be 4 'U' shaped clips included with the fasica which clip on (be careful as they can bounce off, or fall down the hole!) these simply clip into the hole.  Put them on the fasica 1st (I glued mine on) and then push the fasica into the gap.  I don't believe you will need to unscrew the above screws.

 

Let us know :)

 

Just went to take a couple pictures to try and explain what I mean and I found some clips which I must have overlooked before but now even with these clips I don't see how it will keep the cage seated nicely. Also do I attach the inner fascia (silver plastic) with the clips in place to the car then push the cage in, then headunit then finally the last black fascia plate (this black fascia part didn't seem like it would fit with my headunit).

 

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(Didn't want a wall of images so I added the links)

Maxtek

What you need is one of these-

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Fiesta-Facia-Fascia-Panel-Stereo-Surround-Adaptor-Radio-Trim-Din-FP-07-10-/150998683371?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2328390eeb

 

You may also find that any cage supplied with your single din radio is too deep for the dash space.

If you go to any motor factors you should be able to get one that is shallower so as to allow the correct head space to allow the cage to sit far back enough to allow the fascia to sit flush.

 

That's exactly the one I was thinking of, although If i can get my current fascia to fit then I doubt I will change it, well not yet anyway.

RickG

Hey Maxtek,

 

Yeah looks like you have a double din adaptor but need a single din adaptor for your headunit.  The clips you have fit on the edges of the fascia.

 

Good Luck :)

Maxtek

What you need is one of these-

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Fiesta-Facia-Fascia-Panel-Stereo-Surround-Adaptor-Radio-Trim-Din-FP-07-10-/150998683371?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2328390eeb

 

You may also find that any cage supplied with your single din radio is too deep for the dash space.

If you go to any motor factors you should be able to get one that is shallower so as to allow the correct head space to allow the cage to sit far back enough to allow the fascia to sit flush.

 

That fascia would be great but could you recommend me a cage to go with it that I can get online? There aren't a great deal of places around here that deal with this sort of stuff, well the ones I know of are a little shady.

 

Hey Maxtek,

 

Yeah looks like you have a double din adaptor but need a single din adaptor for your headunit.  The clips you have fit on the edges of the fascia.

 

Good Luck :)

 

Yeah that explains why I couldn't get it to fit properly and the fact I overlooked the clips...

Stoney871

That fascia would be great but could you recommend me a cage to go with it that I can get online? There aren't a great deal of places around here that deal with this sort of stuff, well the ones I know of are a little shady.

 

If your cage is probably the standard 113mm that most suppliers use I'd say go for a 103mm

Best to measure from where you want the front of the cage to sit and back to the shallowest place the cage is likely to hit on.

You may even be able to cut notches out of the back of your current one with tin snips to allow the cage to sit in correctly.

Maxtek

If your cage is probably the standard 113mm that most suppliers use I'd say go for a 103mm

Best to measure from where you want the front of the cage to sit and back to the shallowest place the cage is likely to hit on.

You may even be able to cut notches out of the back of your current one with tin snips to allow the cage to sit in correctly.

 

I was under the impression that my current cage wouldn't fit my headunit due the the cage being double din and the headunit being single din, I was going to buy that fascia you linked previously and then get a new cage. If the cage is compatible with this new fascia then surely the headunit wouldn't be, the screws/slots on the cage won't line up with the headunit will it?

 

Apologies if this is hassle but I really don't want to bodge it or have a possibility of something going wrong in the future.

Stoney871

Sorry, was labouring under the illusion that you also had a single din cage.

My mistake.

I'd suggest buying a 103mm cage and working from there or as I said before- measure the dash space at the smallest depth and gauge it from there.



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