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#16 jeebowhite

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:58 PM

Thats the most naked I have ever seen a modern motor Mr Spock!

 

I would say if you have all those pictures, feel free to throw together any guides and tutorials :)



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:27 PM

Hehe, I even took off the doors to check for the best way to get new thicker speaker wiring from the door in to the dash.

 

My goal was to get the best sound quality for my budget and at the same time - the only thing showing, was the replacement of the head unit.

 

Maybe i could start a thread showing how I put this installation together. I have found lots of great tips on tweaks and repairs in this great forum, happy to give something back.

 

Edit: Started a topic in the Ford Focus Guides :)



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:13 AM

Good guides are always welcome.



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:50 AM

Thanks, I'll do my best to make it a good one :)



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:23 PM

Just installed a Pioneer AVHX-2500BT today. Very happy with the unit so far:

 

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:47 PM

Must admit i find the standard unit fine ive got my mp3 player through it radio if i need it it tells the time and ive got my own seperate bluetooth my windows phone gives me free satnav speed camera alerts traffic alerts so i cant justify £300-£400 on a headunit with features i already have that said theres some nice looking units

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:50 PM

Just installed a Pioneer AVHX-2500BT today. Very happy with the unit so far:

 

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how much did this cost you and did you fit it yourself?

 

been looking at it myself, think its the newer version of mine that i got last year



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:57 PM

Isnt that the same as the one halfords are selling

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:00 AM

Isnt that the same as the one halfords are selling

they have it at halfords yes mate but halfrauds are rip off prices even when 'on sale'

 

like when i got mine for instance, halfrauds had it on sale at about £260 down from 500quid summin

 

but my Missus found it on amazon for £200

 

60quid less than halfrauds 'sale' price



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:43 AM

Just installed a Pioneer AVHX-2500BT today. Very happy with the unit so far:

 

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That looks very good! i have been eyeing this model in halfrauds myself, i have the ovalish shaped double din slot so im guessing this would still fit but would require the more rounded double din adaptor? preferably in silver to match the center console!

 

do steering controls work well with this? 



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:34 PM

That looks very good! i have been eyeing this model in halfrauds myself, i have the ovalish shaped double din slot so im guessing this would still fit but would require the more rounded double din adaptor? preferably in silver to match the center console!

 

do steering controls work well with this? 

 

mines near enough the same unit and the steering controls work as normal, just requires the adaptor that comes as part of the fitting kit

 

i've written a guide on fitting a similar pioneer to this and it can be found in my signature. it shows what the steering controls adaptor looks like



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 01:31 PM

@ Focus-Jonny: The stalk steering wheel controls works in my car as I don't have controls on the steering wheel. Like Brigante mentioned, the adaptor that comes with the unit does the trick. 
Here are links on where I got my head unit and fitting kit off Ebay. The seller was Dynamic Sounds from Uk. 

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649

 

That's all the parts needed to do the job. That was the cheapest place to get all the bits. I got it shipped to London for free and then picked it up. Think it's free shipping to Northern Ireland as well. 



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:12 PM

I done this today, it's the Pioneer AVH-X2500BT (same as above)

Really easy install, steering controls work fine, looks good and the sound quality is amazing compared to the factory unit.

Theres a usb run into my glovebox that controls an iPod/usb device, this also runs the ipod from a standard iPod  lead , it's got the advanced app mode feature, a cd/dvd slot, bluetooth audio streaming/handsfree calls and is very customisable.

I bought mine along with the entire fitting kit from car audio centre online and was happy with the price.

 

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As you can see mine is the later oval shaped style and I had no problems getting the facia adapter.

 

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:15 PM

Very nicely done.
Looks tidy.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:14 PM

Here's mine a Zenec expensive new but available of eBay when they come up for around 300/400

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