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#1 matt.ja90

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:04 AM

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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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:36 AM

Answered via P/M :)



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:25 PM

it should be the same and should work fine but i have the titanium focus which has it standard (sony 6 disc changer) and best stereo ever ford all the way



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:00 PM

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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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:28 PM

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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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:43 PM

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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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:54 PM

A lot op people here use Photobucket, just register, upload and then post the .img code on your message.



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:02 AM

Heres the unit i want to put in:

Heres the back of the new unit:

Heres the back of the factory unit:



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:17 AM

Have you got a photo of the front of your current radio?

I don't recognise that connector type off the top of my head.



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:41 AM

The original radio:



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:17 AM

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-

 

 



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:43 AM

do you have any idea what plug type might be in my original radio?



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:49 PM

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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Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:52 PM

They go for around £120 for good ones, more if they're 6 disc.
Not bad seeing as they're £600ish from Ford.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:39 PM

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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