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  1. Head Unit Fried?

    My car has had some electrical issues and made a bad burning smell the other day. I've taken the head unit out today and the smell is definitely coming from in the head unit. Is it possible for a head unit to spontaneously fry its own components or is there a bigger issue that has caused this? My car is 2005 Mk2 Ford Focus with the sony 6000CD head unit.
  2. Hi, I was driving home the other night and my radio stopped working, interior light for the hazard button wouldn't work and the warning lights for airbags and drivers seat belt warning lights came on the dash. There was also a plastic burning smell, like there had been surge in the wires which had caused the plastic coating to melt. I drove the car yesterday on a short journey and all of the electrical faults were gone apart from the radio which still wasn't working although there is now a clicking noise coming from the fuse box although I have checked all the fuses and none of them have blown. Today I have taken a few interior panels and the head unit out to see if I can find any burnt wires but without any success. Has this happened to anyone else or does anyone have any advice? My goal is to find the issue so I can get it fixed professionally. Thanks
  3. hello, am currently looking at an array of fiestas. ranging from 09 to 15/16 plate. the one I am honestly considering buying is a 2010 with the older red look hud and radio system. so my question is does the newer sony dab system from say a 13 or 15 plate fit the older model cars. and are they fairly straight forward to fit. as I do like the idea of having Bluetooth connectivity and much prefer the system of the newer ones. but obviously the cost of a newer car is higher. so am just weighing up. but would just like to know if it is even possible.
  4. just posting to ask if anyone had upgraded their fiesta stereo to the axion DAB radio unit, if so is it worth the upgrade @ £135, see link below https://www.ford-accessories.co.uk/infotainment/audio/digital-radio-upgrade/2146136?model=fiesta&year=2008
  5. Ford Fiesta ST Interior

    I just got an ST. I choose it over the Polo GTI because its generally more fun to drive however, the interior and the equipment in the GTI excited me more. I knew that when I bought the ST so I'm not complaining I'm just wondering if anyone could show me some images of 3rd party headunits, perhaps like the US version which has a much better headunit. Thanks in advance.
  6. Hi my friend has a Fiesta mk7 (2010) and bought a Damaged ST 2015 and want to swap the radio for the Sony in the ST. But he seems to need an adapter. Anyone has a link for it? sorry for the crappy english - I am from DK
  7. Hi,Can anyone help me find the DAB functionality on my Ford Sony DAB radio?I have a ford focus 2014 st with a standard FM/AM radio. I bought a replacement off ebay........a Ford Sony DAB radio (part BM5T-18C815-XK, serial Z010263). A professional installer came to swap it over but he couldn't find the DAB menu?? Only the FM and AM stations. We tried every button & menu but to no avail. We didn't connect the digital aerial but in any case, surely the unit should have still been able to offer the DAB menu and simply said "no reception"? The seller advertised it as DAB and indeed it does say DAB on the case.See pics attached. Any advice or help would be really appreciated.Many thanks
  8. Hello everyone, I recently changed my basic two line monochrome blue display with full color sony display, i only changed the screen, it was plug and play. My car didn't have sync or bluethooth to begin with, only USB and radio/CD, after the screen change USB and radio/CD work as intented. My issue is that with the new screen, I lost the car information messages (for example when a door is open, i no longer get the message on the screen), i lost the MYKEY menu aswell. When i go into setting, i only have audio setting and time setting, not even the option to change the language, I have not replaced the silver box, also i have not replaced the facia, still have the 1-6 numberpad. Is there a way i can get the car information messages back on my new shiny display, i dont car for bluethooth/sync and can live without MYKEY feature but i definetly want the car information messages feature back. Anyone who have done this mod before please advice, thanks :)
  9. Which Radio Do I Need To Buy?

    Hello Just purchased first ever Focus, it is the last of the mk2's before the 2.5 on an 08 plate, there is no stereo in it, I can see from various places on the internet it came with the CD6000 model, problem is on Ebay there is loads of different ones, which is the right one? The Sony MP3 version would be great, will it work? What is the best one I can fit in it for easy plug and play? Thanks in advance
  10. Hi everyone, Completely new here as just bought a 14 plate Fiesta a few weeks ago. The car is a pretty basic model, to the point where it doesn't have Bluetooth connectivity, or, as far as I can tell, any real version of Ford SYNC. I'm therefore trying to listen to music on my iPhone through USB, however something between iOS, Spotify and Ford means the tracks keep skipping after one or two seconds of playing. I've spoken to both Ford and Spotify and neither have been helpful. To get around this, I've bought an external Bluetooth adapter, but it means I have no control over my music from the dash/steering wheel controls. Im therefore wondering if it would be easier (or at all possible) to upgrade my Fiesta radio with a newer radio unit, hopefully one with inbuilt Bluetooth and phone sync capabilities. Does anyone know if it's possible to do this? Presumably my current setup wouldn't allow for incoming calls and hands free (assuming no mic etc) even if I could get Bluetooth enabled? Any guidance would be really appreciated! Cheers.
  11. I really wanna install the Audio/Bluetooth update to my 2009 Fiesta, but my car doesn't have USB.. Is there any other way to update it? Can the dealer do it or can I maybe use a CD instead? Thanks!
  12. Ford 6000 cd

    Hello, This may have been asked before but I have had a look and didn't seem to get a good answer. I have a ford fiesta mk6.5 (56) it has a FORD 6000 CD radio which worked perfectly when I bought it but after going into the garage to get the clutch replaced the reception went really bad. I have cleaned the aerial screw and reconnected it with no improvement. I have taken out the radio and checked the wires in the back. I have also removed the base and put it back on. I do pick up one radio station (classic FM) it does pick up other stations but they are impossible to hear without static. No AM stations pick up. Any help would be appreciated :-)
  13. Hi guys So I bought this used Sony stereo with DAB to replace the standard boring Ford stereo. But of course I have run into a couple problems. Which I hoped you guys might help me with. The car is an Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost from April 2014. The car is born without DAB and SYNC functionality. On the pictures I have attached you can see that the standard Ford unit has some sort of advanced USB input. The new Sony unit has a larger "multi-input" of some sort. I tried to connect the unit without the weird USB thing and of course the USB in the car didn't work anymore and the Ford Ecomode is also "grayed" out when browsing through the Sony units menu. How do I get back the USB functionality and Ford Ecomode in the menu? Do I need some kind of adapter to solve this? Second problem can be seen on the third picture. The new and bigger screen is pretty exposed and needs some kind of frame I guess. How do I solve this? Thanks in advance guys.
  14. ford sony radio

    hi can anybody help i have a ford 600cd radio but i have just a ford sony radio for the but it has the blue tooth already in and it worked fine on the old radio do i need to get a new module for the sony radio if so which one do i need thanks
  15. Updating Radio

    Hi, I have a 2010 focus mk2.5 which I bought preowned. I bought a genuine Ford cable to connect my iPod to the steering column controls but it is not working at all. I have downloaded an update for the radio onto a USB stick but when I plug it in nothing happens. The stick is flashing but nothing else happens. Anyone has any ideas please???? I have spent hours on this now...
  16. Hiding wires!

    Hi all, just looking for some advice, I'm fitting a new stereo next weekend, and I think I'm going to need to run some wires from the back of the unit to the A pillar (driver or passenger side), what's the easiest way to feed the wires behind the dash? I've got a 2011 Focus mk3, thanks in advance x
  17. Hi folks, My first post on the forum, so hello! I have a 2003 StreetKa Luxury with what I believe to be the stock CD changer fitted. I've not had the car long, but haven't been able to use the CD changer because it gives me an error as soon as I select the CD mode, then flicks back to the radio. I've tried inserting a CD, but it gives the same error, so I wonder if it's something like a CD stuck in the unit or whether it could be a fault which stops the CD mode from activating altogether. I'm totally clueless with stereo units, so any help would be much appreciated. Practical help would be a huge bonus; I live in Coventry and would be willing to pay someone to sort this out for me, so long as it's not a fortune. Failing that, would it be an economical option to change the unit for another one? Cheers.
  18. Sat Nav / Radio Off

    Is it possible to have the satnav on but the radio off? I know that satnav cuts in during prompts but sometimes, in order to concentrate I like to have the radio turned off. If I turn the radio volume down then I don't hear the prompts. Any thoughts please?
  19. Ford Focus 2012 Radio Change

    Hi All, First Post... So i have had a 2012 Focus for a little while now, and have been looking for the perfect thing to do to my MK3. This morning i found it. So that stock nasty radio in the focus, i have decided has got to go. The blue dot matrix screen needs an upgrade. So, this being the case i dont actually want to spend a lot of money if i can avoid it. What with the whole sony radio system and screen shaping up to be quite expensive brand new... I know the screen is bigger for the colour LCD, so i am aware its not as simple as just unplugging the dot matrix, and that i would need the Sony Facia to match. But do i need to swap the whole radio, or does someone know if i can simply get away with swapping the front facia plate and putting the new LCD screen in? Or am i just asking for a world of issues? The reason i ask is that i have actually found a sony facia and LCD screen, but not the radio part for a sensible price, but dont want to buy it if its not going to fit/work. Hope someone can help, Thanks, Ryan. EDIT: Im aware quite a few of these sort of posts exist, but none i could find that face the above situation.
  20. Hello, Due of the recent increase of points and fine for using a mobile while driving I am looking to install factory bluetooth and usb on my fiesta. I understand that to do this using original parts I may require the following (Please correct if wrong and post part numbers if available) Radio - I assume that mine requires to be upgraded? Or maybe its ready? Bluetooth Module Wiring Loom - From radio to Bluetooth module? USB & 3.5mm Jack USB & 3.5mm Jacking Wiring Loom - as current 3.5mm wiring loom is unlikely to have the usb ready to be plugged in. Then finally I know someone with ford IDS who will need to tell the body control module/or radio? my car has bluetooth and usb This this worth the cost and hassle or should I just buy a Parrot for like £150 plus wiring kit?
  21. Radio buttons not working!!

    So I have an 07 fiesta... I was on my way home from work and pressed the mute button on the radio... then used the controls on the steering column to get it off mute by pressing the up volume button (I've done this before with no issue) next thing I know the volume has gone all the way up to 20!!! I tried turning it down with the steering controls and on the actual dial thing and nothing worked! So I turned it off (the only thing that worked)... I got home and check all the other buttons and NONE of them work... so now my radio is stuck ridiculously loud with no way to turn it down! Help?!
  22. So after almost two years of having no sound in my Focus, I finally bit the bullet and decided to have a crack at getting the audio issues sorted! Initially I had a mobile auto electrician diagnose the vehicle and he decided the stock speakers were blown, so I took it upon my self to fit some new ones! I purchased a set of 6.5" coaxials from Amazon for £17 and set to taking the door card off. I drilled out the rivets hold the old cones in place, sawed off the old speakers and got the gorilla glue handy to reuse the old housing. After this dried I rewired the speakers, using the existing component lead and reattached to the door, a quick test and, success!! We have sound!! Pop riveted the housing back in, whacked the door card back on and, with less than 1mm clearance, the speakers sit perfectly!. Coupled with my new bluetooth/fm receiver I can blare the tunes once more! Small job, but proud all the same!
  23. MONDEO RADIO NOT POWERING UP

    The entertainment system on my 2009 Mondeo will not power up at all. The screen is completely blank. I have made sure the battery is fully charged and is only 10 months old. The main fuse is fine but I haven't checked the one behind the unit.. This happened a few weeks ago and the main dealer said he powered the system down and then reconnected it. This cured the fault then. I did this and it was unsuccessful because the system is still totally dead. I am aware that the entertainment system will switch off if the battery is even slightly discharged. The entertainment system type as shown in the service book is LSRNS but I have no idea of the manufacturer. The serial number is C7E3A052799245387. The remainder of the dash panel electrics are working fine.
  24. Which plug is for what

    Hi I am from Denmark, som Sorry for spelling mistakes. I have installed the Sony radio with satnav in my car. Pretty easy. My question is.. What are all theese plugs for on the back of the screen? blue, pink, Black and green 🤔
  25. Hello all, First of all, hope your all having a lovely Xmas I've just installed my new radio using this kit http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361463142323?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT I bought a JVC KW-R920BT. Everything connected fine, with the included cables on both the kit and stereo, however I'm getting a very annoying static sound on every source and if the volume is turned down the speakers hiss It's only on the right speaker, but doesn't do it all the time. Mainly when a song changes. Heres a video to the noise I'm using the same speakers as my stock radio. I'm not 100% sure if the problem is due to phone interference, but if it was then I'm screwed. I will try tonight if it is my phone. Anyone got any ideas?