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  1. Sony Dab Radio Upgrade

    Ive recently upgraded my Sony MP3 fac fit to a DAB version , read all the info regarding changing aerials etc etc I bought a magnetic mount aerial off fleebay and it sits in the boot (foor) and gives me spot on reception ! Well worth the £11.99 inc delivery ! The aerial sits on the boot floor to the right corner so clear of anything , sticks through the hook eye hole in the carpet and is only 5" high ! Just another thought if your interested .
  2. Further to this adapter thingy i need , ive been searching around & it looks like they are freely available for "brands" such as kenwood, sony,pioneer etc .. Has anyone used or any knowledge of them at all (adapters) ? thanks again
  3. Dont get me wrong , i really do like unit , it works near pefectly apart from the pesky stalk controls... Everything else is spot on really .. BUT i do miss the remote control from the stalk. Now of they made one which is DAB then that would be perfect. cheers
  4. Good stuff James , any ideas on where i can one at all ? Im assuming then itll just be a loom in-line type of affair . cheers
  5. I only removed it to test , it doesnt work either way. I read somewhere that my "control" is analogue therefore did not need the canbus box. When i press the test in the steeringwheel setup on the unit it displays the values : 255 / 255 or something like. But when i attempt to program the unit with the stalk controls i get nowhere with the canbus box in situe. is it correct that removing the box is the right thing to do , you see this is where it confuses the whatever out of me .(by removing the box its simply a plugin to the loom thing) Should it work without the canbus box right away with no splicing of wires etc ? Should it work with the canbus box with my spec of car right away ? cheers
  6. Hi , first of thanks thanks for the reply ... .yes its the mk2 with 2.5 centre from factory The model of car is a late 07 Focus Ghia. As mentioned i suspect its the analogue system so the canbux box has been removed out of the loom of the aftermarket unit as it simply plugs inline with the loom Will it be the "spare" wires on the unit loom that seem to be a just in case .. as i recall there were maybe 2 or 3 wires labled but they were not bare ends they we sealed ends if that makes sense. thanks again
  7. Piccy attached now , see unit & steering controls Thanks again
  8. Hi all, i really need to pick everyones brains here if i could ... Purchased an aftermarket unit for my 07 Focus Ghia , you know the one ... gps/dvd etc etc Now .. the issue is trying to get the steering wheel controls to work .. I have the "stalk" controls attached to the steering column , so i guess its an analogue system , i simply cannot get the controls to take or even work from the stalk , i understand that as the unit came with a canbus box i need to remove than from the loom , which is fair enough ill do that .. but then what do i have to do to get this working. ? Is it something then to do with the "spare" wires i have on the unit loom ? for example key1 etc etc etc What do i have to do ? an idiots guide really would help. Many thanks in advance (ill attach an image of the unit later)
  9. New Dvd Satnav Unit Fitted (Pics)

    All now seems easy enough , ill wire the cam off the reverse sensor box , have a faff tmrw . Ill link to pics of the unit also so far pretty impressive if im honest , although still no steering wheel controls i guess ill live cheers
  10. New Dvd Satnav Unit Fitted (Pics)

    Bingo ! cheers
  11. New Dvd Satnav Unit Fitted (Pics)

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-170-Lens-Angle-Car-Rear-View-Reverse-Backup-Parking-CCD-COMS-Colour-Camera-/271004037453?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item3f1919714d Thats the jobby , if you see it has a seperate power lead , red plug , but the 5mtr rca cable has a thin red wire offf each end not shown in piccy.. odd cheers
  12. New Dvd Satnav Unit Fitted (Pics)

    Another quick question ... I just picked up the reverse camera for the unit and on the video lead ( phono/rca - phono/rca) each end also has a thin red wire with bare end . any thoughts or ideas what this red wire is ? thanks in advance
  13. What Tyres.

    I second that , to be honest stay clear ! I heard stories then it happend to me , enought said Go to a "reputable" company , black circles is a good site , also a site called tyrereviews , very good info there.
  14. New Dvd Satnav Unit Fitted (Pics)

    Did it involve any soldering etc ? the loom came with CANBUS box which in turn pluged into the main loom itself ... so could be wired wrongly you think ? When i get more time ill have to take it out again & have a look around. cheers
  15. New Dvd Satnav Unit Fitted (Pics)

    Yes , i got that from the "wheel" menu in the setup , it has the various functions , vol + / vol - etc etc ... didnt seem to work . Ill spend a little more time on it later and keep you posted. I touch the screen to highlight "vol +" then on my stalk pushed the volume up button , then went to complete as theres no "next or ok" nuttin ! Looked straight forward enough but i was hoping others had the same issue tbh. cheers