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matt.ja90

Hi All,

 

I have a 2006 LS LX Focus.

 

Just wondering if anyone has done a conversion from the factory CD head unit to the Sony 6 CD in-dash unit that came out in the ST Focus (or XR5 to those of us in Australia)?

 

Are the plugs the same for both?

 

Does the remote control near the steering wheel work after the swap?

 

Any info helps... cheers

Stoney871

Answered via P/M :)

fordfocustitanium2.0

it should be the same and should work fine but i have the titanium focus which has it standard (sony 6 disc changer) and best stereo ever ford all the way

matt.ja90

Upon pulling out my head unit and looking at the plug, i believe the plugs are different... :( not going to work I think

Stoney871

They should be the same unless you've had a non Ford radio fitted and you can see the adaptor loom connectors?

The original connectors should be there but maybe tucked down?

matt.ja90

They should be the same unless you've had a non Ford radio fitted and you can see the adaptor loom connectors?

The original connectors should be there but maybe tucked down?

I'd show you the pics if I knew how to put a pic up... haha

Stoney871

A lot op people here use Photobucket, just register, upload and then post the .img code on your message.

matt.ja90

Heres the unit i want to put in:

[URL=http://s1297.photobucket.com/user/matt-ja1990/media/newunit2_zps94c7bba8.png.html][/URL]

Heres the back of the new unit:

[URL=http://s1297.photobucket.com/user/matt-ja1990/media/newunit_zps6c29614e.jpg.html][/URL]

Heres the back of the factory unit:

[URL=http://s1297.photobucket.com/user/matt-ja1990/media/originalplug_zps3c4bb28f.jpg.html][/URL]

Stoney871

Have you got a photo of the front of your current radio?

I don't recognise that connector type off the top of my head.

matt.ja90

The original radio:

[URL=http://s1297.photobucket.com/user/matt-ja1990/media/originalradio_zps659cf829.jpg.html][/URL]

Stoney871

Ah, that radio is slightly different to the UK spec 6000cd model (more buttons).

TBH you may be best off heading to a Ford dealer and asking their advice, curious that they use a totally different design of connector to the UK radios.

 

If you can locate a wiring diagram for your style of connector block you may be able to source a square (quadlock) style connector block and graft it over.

 

Just in case it helps, here's a couple of wiring diagrams for a quadlock connector-

 

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[URL=http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/stoney871/media/FordQuadlock-2.jpg.html][/URL]

matt.ja90

do you have any idea what plug type might be in my original radio?

Oldbeforemytime

Just out of curiosity, how much is the Sony head unit these days? I've not been able to check prices due to my connection being bad.

Stoney871
They go for around £120 for good ones, more if they're 6 disc.
Not bad seeing as they're £600ish from Ford.
matt.ja90

The one I was looking at was $AU120 however, upon pulling my radio out I noticed the plugs were different so I basically canned the whole idea.

 

Instead I'll upgrade the speakers (Alpine Type R Components) and hidden amps to maintain a factory look but big sound.



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