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#1 slrooke

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 08:04 PM

hi guys, i'm picking up a mk1 focus 1.8 lx tommorow, its got a basic ford tape player and i want to replace it with the sony cd unit from my mk1 mondeo, are the cables to convert the connection on the wires for use in the focus the same as the mondeo one.

also my dad seems to thionk that changing the radio will mess with the immobiliser, i think hes wrong but want to make sure,

thanks in advance

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#2 Chris494rep

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 07:40 PM

hi guys, i'm picking up a mk1 focus 1.8 lx tommorow, its got a basic ford tape player and i want to replace it with the sony cd unit from my mk1 mondeo, are the cables to convert the connection on the wires for use in the focus the same as the mondeo one.

also my dad seems to thionk that changing the radio will mess with the immobiliser, i think hes wrong but want to make sure,

thanks in advance

Hi mate, you will need to get an adapter plate from local audio/Halfrauds as your stereo is double din (very thick) You can also pick up the leads (autoleads) i think they are called from the same places, well worth the tenner or so as you can make a mess by cutting leads! It wont affect your immobiliser, but your original radio will need the code entered again. Also check in shop if you need the ariel plug addapter (they will know what your talking about) On a personal note, i would get the standard ford cd player, as these plastic adapters dont really look the part. Each to their own tho.

#3 slrooke

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 09:12 PM

Hi mate, you will need to get an adapter plate from local audio/Halfrauds as your stereo is double din (very thick) You can also pick up the leads (autoleads) i think they are called from the same places, well worth the tenner or so as you can make a mess by cutting leads! It wont affect your immobiliser, but your original radio will need the code entered again. Also check in shop if you need the ariel plug addapter (they will know what your talking about) On a personal note, i would get the standard ford cd player, as these plastic adapters dont really look the part. Each to their own tho.


picked up the ford focus today. :P . found out its got a 6cd changer, so prob wont be replacing the stereo. at the moment the controls on the steering wheel arnt working, is this just likely to be a loose wire, fuse etc.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 09:29 AM

Could be a dodgy connection or someone may have removed the stereo previously and disconnected the steering wheel controls.

#5 slrooke

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 08:37 PM

Could be a dodgy connection or someone may have removed the stereo previously and disconnected the steering wheel controls.


connections in the back are ok, might be a loose one in the steering collum tho as all locks and ignition have been replaced so something may have been knocked loose.


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