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    S Max Titanium 2.0 TDCI
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  1. Hi I've been looking for ages trying to find a rear mounted bike rack for my S Max. Evans Cycles are saying this will fit: http://www.evanscycles.com/products/saris/bones-rs-3-bike-rack-ec008399 It looks like it may do as it has a hook that goes under the rim of the tailgate rather than sitting on the bumper (which I think is a problem as the S Max doesn't have one deep enough for it). Can anyone help me on this? Don't want to waste my money and/or damage the car. Thanks!
  2. Why did you go through so many tyres do you think?
  3. Thanks for all the links - will take a look.
  4. Thanks for the info – really helpful. I tried to find reviews of the Chinese one but couldn’t as not sure of the model number – do you know where you came across any reviews so I can have a look? Thanks I don’t currently have blue tooth or voice control so that wouldn’t be a problem and the dash only displays the radio station name. I would miss the steering wheel control for volume etc. though. Apparently an ebay seller called iceboxautos are able to get someone local to supply this unit and keep the steering controls. Thanks for the suggestion of Ford/Blaupunkt "FX" but am not sure which one that is and can’t find it on ebay – are you able to post a link to it? Thanks so much – I know that’s asking for a lot of help but really appreciate it. Brad
  5. I am also looking at something like this: http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649 As this looks like it will exactly fit the slot in the S Max with no extra fascia or adapters needed – so it might be a lot easier to install? However as its an unknown brand to me and looks like a Chinese import – I’m not sure what it will be like. Basically, I’m looking for something that integrates with the ipod well and can play DVD’s and avi/mpeg video files. Thanks again everyone for all your help,
  6. Hi Hope someone can help me. I have a 2006 S Max with a CDC 6006 stereo and want to replace it with a unit like this: http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/XAV-601BT I was hoping that I could just take out the 6006 one with some removal keys and put the Sony in – however it looks like it’s a different size. I think I need a kit like this to do it: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CT23FD01A-FORD-S-MAX-2006-ONWARDS-DOUBLE-DIN-FASCIA-FACIA-ADAPTOR-PANEL-KIT-/150919842547?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D4911665569210426447%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D2%26sd%3D180654227657%26 Does anyone know the best way to replace the stereo and do I just need this sort of kit to do it – it looks a very complicated kit. Apologies for my ignorance here – I have replaced a normal single-DIN radio before but never a double din and don’t want to mess the installation up. I would really appreciate any help, advice, info or pointers anyone has. Many thanks! Brad
  7. Done it! I had to hold down the lock button first and then hold the unlock button - its now working to unlock all doors with a single press. Thanks so much for your help. My next task is to see if I can change the radio to a more up to date double din one (which has ipod integration as thats all I listen to in the car really). Got no idea where to start really so will have a look and perhaps start a thread to see if any one on here has replaced the 6006 CDC with a different unit? Not sure how easy it will be. Hope thats ok to start a thread on that? Thanks everyone. All the best
  8. Thanks so much for the welcome and all the info - much appreciated! :) Have tried holding both lock and unlock down at the same time for 4+ seconds but doesn't seem to do anything. Perhaps i'm not doing it right or pressing both down at exactly the same time. Will try again later. Thanks again. Brad
  9. Hi Firstly, want to say 'hi' to everyone. I've just bought an 06 2.0 TDCI Titanium S Max and am really enjoying it. I had some major problems at the start with the power steering but thats all sorted now by the dealer. One thing, though, is really annoying me - when unlocking the doors with the key fob, I have to press the unlock button twice to be able to unlock all doors. I keep forgetting to do this and the family get annoyed because only the drivers door is unlocked. I thought I read somewhere that you can change this setting by pressing a combination on the key fob, but I can't get it to work whatever I do. Does anyone have any ideas? Would really appreciate the help. Many thanks and all the best Brad
  10. Welcome to the Ford forums loxley108 :)