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vibeone

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    Focus MK3 2.0 TDCI Titanium + Nav
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  1. The phone you have connected to it. It's bluetooth stuff. Bar graph is signal, battery is battery status of the phone.
  2. Never had the crash indicator fire, but I think despite the warnings, if you have an as-built, you'd have to have bad luck to completely brick your car. I accidentally turned on loads of stuff the car didn't have and all hell broke loose, but easily fixed. Also, even with VCM you get the mass of comms errors so that just seems to be the system.
  3. Just block it. So easy on that engine, even I managed it. Much much smoother. (at least as a temporary test)
  4. Problems with the laptops they use? My fake VCM and Surface Pro seems to handle them fine ;)
  5. Let me know if you need the cable back haha - I'll happily test first though. Some people seem to think the russian thing works with canbus?
  6. Victory.... guess who(!) If I do this, one considering my ineptitude, do you reckon I can do this, and also if you use the russian method, can you still optionally overlay park pilot as per the original? Also, where does the camera actually fit?
  7. I get the whole aftermarket/stock argument, having been 100% aftermarket before my mk2.5, but I just like the stock look, and mine had dab and bluetooth, and the sound wasn't particularly bad. But admittedly if you need to wire a DAB aerial in, I appreciate the extra effort involved - I've just added a new DAB aerial to my mk3 because the reception was terrible!
  8. Good point, but I was under the impression you could fairly easily retrofit the oval 2.5's into the 2?
  9. and look for the DAB Digital Radio logo on the front too.
  10. Note of caution: I updated the ACM with IDS and killed DAB completely, rather like Victory did - DAB just has a spinner gif and nothing else. Swapped the ACM and it works fine. TMC still doesn't work, despite a new separate DAB aerial - which incidentally has massively improved the reception - if you look online it seems DAB in a number of fords is bad. Just looks a bit weird because I now have 2 aerials :)
  11. Thread update. I updated my Sony ACM with IDS and also killed DAB in exactly the same way. Luckily I had a spare, which is working fine, but I would be very careful updating your ACM. Spoke to Victory and we think it must be the update. Does anyone know how to completely reset the ACM (presets remain regardless of disconnecting etc) or flash an older firmware?
  12. Haha btw for the record, nav and menu worked great so thanks. But only rds no dab or tmc diags I'm aftaid
  13. The problem is you can't touch the screen if it's not a touch screen display :P So does the diag menu work on pre-facelift too?
  14. Jamie, thanks so much - I'll try this shortly. I'm after a TMC diag tool really - I know the older mondeos had such a thing, I'm hoping there is something/anything! that may help me.
  15. I use the iTronics ITV-80 which has an option for 12.2v which I'm much happier with. However, its ridiculously hard to get hold of. You'll need a constant live and an ignition live. The ignition live is hard to find in the passenger footwell, but on the non-facelift...