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#46 Stoney871

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:22 AM

Had to explain to him what I was trying to do and he had a laugh about it as he didn't think they would fit my car. 
 

 

Yet again proof that Ford don't know Jack about their own cars.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:32 PM

In fairness to him, i am probably the first person who called to get that part retrofitted to the Mk 2.5
Managed to fit it fairly easily with the help of Lenny's guide. Very happy with the end result. Only issue is that the spray is too wide at present and nearly going off the car windscreen. Any ideas how to fix this?

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:17 PM

In fairness to him, i am probably the first person who called to get that part retrofitted to the Mk 2.5
Managed to fit it fairly easily with the help of Lenny's guide. Very happy with the end result. Only issue is that the spray is too wide at present and nearly going off the car windscreen. Any ideas how to fix this?

Some can be adjusted with a pin, just angle the spray back onto the windscreen, remember it is different when the car is stationary to when at speed with the air pressure deflecting the spray



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:58 PM

Cheers for the info Foca. You are right about the spray when stationary and moving. On my way up on the motorway today, the spray was much nicer with the wind and it was a joy to use as the Irish weather was acting the b******s again. It was bright, sunny and lashing rain at the same time with intermittent patches of dryness.

Definitely worth the money this mod if you use the washers regularly.



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:41 PM

Getting back to the wind deflectors - I have just bought a full set for my Focus. The front seem straight forward but the rear ones I have adhesive tape on them?

 

Having checked the FAQ on the Climaire web site it states that no wind deflectors have any clips or adhesive and just clip in.

 

Can anyone who has fitted them please advise.

 

Many thanks

 

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:00 AM

Cheers for the info Foca. You are right about the spray when stationary and moving. On my way up on the motorway today, the spray was much nicer with the wind and it was a joy to use as the Irish weather was acting the b******s again. It was bright, sunny and lashing rain at the same time with intermittent patches of dryness.

Definitely worth the money this mod if you use the washers regularly.

Exellent about the spray!

 

Did you get/ fit the tuning box?



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:35 PM

Getting back to the wind deflectors - I have just bought a full set for my Focus. The front seem straight forward but the rear ones I have adhesive tape on them?

 

Having checked the FAQ on the Climaire web site it states that no wind deflectors have any clips or adhesive and just clip in.

 

Can anyone who has fitted them please advise.

 

Many thanks

 

Regards

 

John

 

 

I had the Climair ones. Front and rear had a bit to peel off with adhesive on it. No clips were supplied with it. They both tuck inside the window channels.

They were a really nice set and set off the car nicely.

Sadly, my whole set was stolen from my car proving that they are very easily removed. So just be careful where you park your car as there is no good way of securing them at the moment.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:42 PM

Need some info guys regarding upgrading from the stock 6000cd head unit in my Focus to the Sony Mp3 unit that's in the higher models.

Are the rear connectors the same on both units? Such that it is pretty much a straight swap without any/much modding?

 

I have this connected to my head unit at present for my aux input:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item45f5824e3d

Will I still be able to use this with the Sony head unit to use the aux input? Or will I need something else to use the aux input?

 

Thanks



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:44 PM

Exellent about the spray!

 

Did you get/ fit the tuning box?

 

 

FOCA, got the tuning box and like it a lot so far. Have had it for about 3 weeks now and found a setting that I think suits my needs. Will have to do a proper full review on it and my whole experience along with my personal views. Watch this space :)



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:49 PM

Need some info guys regarding upgrading from the stock 6000cd head unit in my Focus to the Sony Mp3 unit that's in the higher models.

Are the rear connectors the same on both units? Such that it is pretty much a straight swap without any/much modding?

 

I have this connected to my head unit at present for my aux input:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item45f5824e3d

Will I still be able to use this with the Sony head unit to use the aux input? Or will I need something else to use the aux input?

 

Thanks

The radios will swap over with no dramas, they both use the standard quadlock.

Also that aux cable will still work no problems.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:18 AM

Need some info guys regarding upgrading from the stock 6000cd head unit in my Focus to the Sony Mp3 unit that's in the higher models.
Are the rear connectors the same on both units? Such that it is pretty much a straight swap without any/much modding?
 
I have this connected to my head unit at present for my aux input:
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item45f5824e3d
Will I still be able to use this with the Sony head unit to use the aux input? Or will I need something else to use the aux input?
 
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The radios will swap over with no dramas, they both use the standard quadlock.
Also that aux cable will still work no problems.

Very sorry to inform that the above is not 100% true.

Yes all ford stereos from 2005 onwards are quadlock
And
Yes they will connect to your focus.

But not all that connects is actually compatable, trust me I've lost over 200 euro on resale of ford sony stereos.

Ok so let's start with Mondeo.
If you fit a ford stereo from a Mondeo
It will play CD's
It will operate AM/FM

But
Your steering stalk won't operate,
Your bluetooth won't operate,
Your Aux won't operate
And your bluetooth mic will squeak on high pitched sounds from the mondeo stereo.

Now we move on to focus.

There are 2 different shapes of focus stereo; square&Oval
You may think "I've got oval fitted so if I purchase oval it will work"
Sadly this is not the case,

Ford released oval stereos to fit the Mk2 from 2005-2008
These stereos will fit your 2008-2010 model but they won't function correctly,

A 2005-2008 focus stereo fitted to a 2008-2010 focus
It will play CD's
It will operate AM/FM
But
Your Bluetooth won't operate,
Your Aux won't operate,
Your voice control won't operate.

I currently have a 2007 sony fitted to my focus and experience the above issue because the software inside is different and ford don't provide updates to convert to function on different models.

So what you need to purchase is:
A ford focus sony stereo removed from a 2008-2010 focus only!
Either 6cd or single cd but must be from a june 2008 onwards.

Don't get caught out like I have been twice already,
E-bay sellers claim all is compatable... its not.
Ask for the stereo serial number and google it,
You will then know what model of ford and year it came from prior to spending on it mate.

The same goes for bluetooth modules if purchasing you need one from the same years to be fully functional.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:22 PM

Thanks for the valuable info. Saving me a lot of trouble and money along the way. So, my task got a little bit more difficult to source a second hand one as it has to match my car.

This is the unit I was thinking of buying:

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...mMakeTrack=true

 

It's from a Focus 2008 Titanium. From my limited knowledge of Focus, the Titanium model was only after 2008 with the facelift? Please correct me if I am wrong. I thought that before it was LX, Ghia etc?

 

Lenny, how much would you reckon should I budget for a second hand unit? Doesn't seem to be any around the breakers where I live. Any recommendations where I could source one?



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:03 AM

I had the Climair ones. Front and rear had a bit to peel off with adhesive on it. No clips were supplied with it. They both tuck inside the window channels.
They were a really nice set and set off the car nicely.
Sadly, my whole set was stolen from my car proving that they are very easily removed. So just be careful where you park your car as there is no good way of securing them at the moment.

Sorry you lost them Hassen- thanks for info. I have fitted mine now and they really do look quite nice.

Regards
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:40 AM

Thanks for the valuable info. Saving me a lot of trouble and money along the way.

Lenny, how much would you reckon should I budget for a second hand unit? Doesn't seem to be any around the breakers where I live. Any recommendations where I could source one?

The Sony stereo's didn't arrive in irish models mate,
I've even saw a 2009 ST with a 6000CD fitted.

Expect to pay in the region of 200GBP including delivery to Ireland.
Another tip:
If you have a chance, request the seller uses Parcel Force or GLS to dispatch the stereo to you,
As they base there shipping costs on the size of the parcel not on its weight.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:11 PM

Sorry you lost them Hassen- thanks for info. I have fitted mine now and they really do look quite nice.

Regards
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They do look nice once fitted. Sets the car nicely. Post some pictures when you can.



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