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matt.ja90

Factory Head Unit To Sony 6 Cd Head Unit Swap

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Hi All,

I have a 2006 LS LX Focus.

Just wondering if anyone has done a conversion from the factory CD head unit to the Sony 6 CD in-dash unit that came out in the ST Focus (or XR5 to those of us in Australia)?

Are the plugs the same for both?

Does the remote control near the steering wheel work after the swap?

Any info helps... cheers

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Upon pulling out my head unit and looking at the plug, i believe the plugs are different... :( not going to work I think

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They should be the same unless you've had a non Ford radio fitted and you can see the adaptor loom connectors?

The original connectors should be there but maybe tucked down?

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They should be the same unless you've had a non Ford radio fitted and you can see the adaptor loom connectors?

The original connectors should be there but maybe tucked down?

I'd show you the pics if I knew how to put a pic up... haha

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Ah, that radio is slightly different to the UK spec 6000cd model (more buttons).

TBH you may be best off heading to a Ford dealer and asking their advice, curious that they use a totally different design of connector to the UK radios.

If you can locate a wiring diagram for your style of connector block you may be able to source a square (quadlock) style connector block and graft it over.

Just in case it helps, here's a couple of wiring diagrams for a quadlock connector-

stereoford8hx-1-1.jpg

FordQuadlock-2.jpg

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Just out of curiosity, how much is the Sony head unit these days? I've not been able to check prices due to my connection being bad.

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The one I was looking at was $AU120 however, upon pulling my radio out I noticed the plugs were different so I basically canned the whole idea.

Instead I'll upgrade the Speakers (Alpine Type R Components) and hidden amps to maintain a factory look but big sound.

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