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Lenny

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  1. After the suspension has been worked with; you will need tracking alignment done, if you don't it will cost you more on excessive tyre wear rather than paying less than the cost of one tyre to have the alignment corrected.
  2. If you ever decide to install an amplifier then you would need to have the speaker cables cut in that fashion, So crimp spade connection may be the best solution. I've fitted a removable amplifier panel which also has a feed from the headunit 50W speaker outputs, so if the rear seat needs folding down the panel with amplifier can be unplugged and speakers connected to the headunit audio supply to keep audio while rear seat is folded.
  3. 😐 it's Lenny
  4. Perhaps better getting the Haynes manual and chopping the block
  5. Here's a diagram of the plug All speakers are wired independently; the only location where they all come in line with each other is at the rear of the headunit. A common problem is for the rear speakers to stop working; I've narrowed this down to be a problen in the wiring between the chassis and the rear doors possibly inside the rubber goose neck. The reason I know this; is because I've completely stripped out the stock system and installed a full JL Audio C3 650 kit with amplifiers and aftermarket wiring, the only part of the factory wiring I kept was the connection between the chassis and the rear doors which I now regret because I'm now experiencing the common problem of the rear speakers not working which is wrecking my head as I've invested 280GBP in a set of speakers which are in the back doing nothing.
  6. Yes it can straight swap And if the new Sony has DAB then you would need an extra aerial for that function to work but everything else will function without any issue.
  7. It is simple enough; you just need the newer surround aswell as two plastic clips which provide the screw sockets. The DAB also uses an additional aerial; the Ford DAB aerial is inside the driver's side wing mirror if fitted
  8. Yes, but you can't trust the seller is telling the truth when there saying it's from a focus, You must see the headunit part number on the left side; and search it on Google to find out of its from a focus or not this one here is a part number from a mondeo Aside from this in my own opinion mate your most likely spending around 200 pounds on old technology which has very limited ability, if you were to go for an aftermarket headunit you would have more technology for the same money such as Bluetooth capabilities and mp3. The factory Sony's aren't as good as an aftermarket to be honest.
  9. Yes that's 100% correct The only thing you need to watch out for when purchasing a ford Sony headunit on eBay or anywhere second hand is to make sure it came from a Ford Focus because the identical ford Sony headunit is also fitted to the mk3 mondeo and although it is identical on the outside and it will fit the focus the software inside is different meaning the sound won't be correct as the outputs differ; I've experienced all of this in the past. The only way to be sure is to obtain the part number of the headunit and Google it to find out if it's from focus or mondeo. There are 6CD changer models also available in Ford Sony which take in 6 CD's within the headunit itself no extra box in the boot or gl ovebox all fit inside the headunit, I had one of those myself but it was from a mondeo.
  10. If fitting an aftermarket double din headunit; you would need those items along with a steering stalk adaptor, alternatively see my detailed guides here for removing stock and fitting aftermarket there are many ad advantages to fitting aftermarket compared to factory units which make it a worth while investment: Guide to Fitting Aftermarket headunit focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 Click Here Guide To fitting 10" HD Flip Down Monitor Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 Click Here Custom 10" Sub enclosure & Amp panel Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5Click Here Guide Installing Reverse Camera Focus Mk2.5 2008 - 2011Click Here But if fitting a Ford Sony headunit; you won't need any adaptors as it's a straight swap.
  11. Make a few and sell em for 25 nice profit 👍
  12. Being 6ft tall; I do like having successfully raised all of the downstairs; light switches on the walls up from there original height of 43" from floor up to there new more comfortable and aesthetically pleasant height of 54" inches up from the floor.👍 I now need some more expanding foam and pollyfiller, to complete before painting, all switches upstairs are already 54" up from the floor.
  13. If wiring is there; then you just need the fog light kit Mk2 kit http://fordpartsuk.com/shop/ford_focus_mk2_fog_lamp_kit_rhd_f_1512477.htm Mk2.5 kit: http://fordpartsuk.com/shop/ford_focus_fog_lamp_kit_dark_grey_f_1521231.htm but if theres no wiring there; then you will also need the Wiring loom it's the same for both mk2 & mk2.5 models: http://fordpartsuk.com/shop/ford_focus_mk2_front_fog_lamps_wiring_loom_f_1599361.htm
  14. Still available here: http://fordpartsuk.com/shop/ford_focus_mk2_front_fog_lamps_wiring_loom_f_1599361.htm
  15. My whole week has been like that at work like going to bed thinking tomorrow will be better than it wasn't as something else happened 😣