Jump to content


Show
Photo

How Nifty Is This?


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 johnH

johnH

    Ford Enthusiast

  • Moderator
  • 1,091 posts
  • Name: John
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 Zetec 1.8 TDCI (Climate)
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Tyne and Wear
Contributor

Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:32 PM

Hey guys I was just cruising ebay for some sill plates for my car and I come across this:

 

Silver button: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4ac5677718

 

black button: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4ac567794c

 

Would be really good for those with USB sockets on rear of aftermarket radios and for having aux in same place...maybe good to also wire in to use as a USB charger!



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 FOCA

FOCA

    Feet on the table

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,536 posts
  • Name: FOCA
  • Ford Model: Mondeo Mk3 Sleeper 194 flb.p.t.
  • Year: Non
  • Location: Scotland
Contributor

Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:55 PM

Neat



#3 jeebowhite

jeebowhite

    Resident Loon

  • Super Mod
  • 14,958 posts
  • Name: James
  • Ford Model: Sea Grey Mondeo MKIV 1.8TDCi 140ps Zetec
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Kent
Contributor

Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:44 AM

That is quite handy!



#4 johnson293

johnson293

    Settling In Well

  • Members via FB
  • PipPipPip
  • 33 posts
  • Name: Marc
  • Ford Model: Focus Titanium 1.8 TDCi 115
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Tyne and Wear

Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:43 AM

Saw these on Ebay last week, and was showing these to my dad, as an option for his 2008 Zetec. Does anyone know if the standard 6000CD player for that year has a USB port on the rear, as that is how these are wired in, they just connect to that port on the head unit.

 

His car currently only has an aux in, in the armrest.



#5 Stoney871

Stoney871

    Resident Peacekeeper

  • Super Mod
  • 14,042 posts
  • Name: Clive
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Sport
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Devon
Contributor

Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:01 AM

Afaik that radio won't have a USB.
Those button blanks are tailored more towards aftermarket units

#6 Mr_Spock

Mr_Spock

    Settling In Well

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPip
  • 77 posts
  • Name: Tom
  • Ford Model: Ford Focus 1.6 Petrol Hatch
  • Year: 2005
  • Location: Other / Non-UK
Contributor

Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:55 AM

Great find :)

 

Ordered!



#7 johnH

johnH

    Ford Enthusiast

  • Moderator
  • 1,091 posts
  • Name: John
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 Zetec 1.8 TDCI (Climate)
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Tyne and Wear
Contributor

Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:12 PM

I seen it and thought "hello there, i know a forum who maybe interested" lol im still looking for a decent set of sill plates....not too sure if i want the lockwood ones where it has a pic of a car or do i want the ones that say Focus...and what colour do i want the writing....aaaaahhhhh im a man....i hate decisions lol



#8 Mr_Spock

Mr_Spock

    Settling In Well

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPip
  • 77 posts
  • Name: Tom
  • Ford Model: Ford Focus 1.6 Petrol Hatch
  • Year: 2005
  • Location: Other / Non-UK
Contributor

Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:33 PM

I am very happy with these:

 

IMG_8689web.jpg

 

IMG_8692web.jpg

 

IMG_8694web.jpg

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/...GB:3160&vxp=mtr



#9 alkyz89

alkyz89

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 375 posts
  • Name: Aaron
  • Ford Model: focus zetec S
  • Year: 2010
  • Location: Greater London

Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:40 PM

or these??

DSC_0522-1.jpg

DSC_0524-1.jpg

 

and the standard stereo wont have a usb port in the back :( i was looking at these last year lol



#10 Mr_Spock

Mr_Spock

    Settling In Well

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPip
  • 77 posts
  • Name: Tom
  • Ford Model: Ford Focus 1.6 Petrol Hatch
  • Year: 2005
  • Location: Other / Non-UK
Contributor

Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:57 PM

My aftermarket Pioneer have 2 of them:

 

PioneerDEH-80PRSRear.jpg

 

Saw that the Dash USB Connection is included with a mini-usb connector - ordered a USB to mini-usb adapter:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2c65bd4655



#11 Dal.

Dal.

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 139 posts
  • Ford Model: Focus ST225
  • Location: Cambridgeshire

Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:01 PM

I have the panel in my Focus and it's a great match for shade and texture. I just use it for the 3.5mm jack plug to save connecting to the one in the glovebox.

I did try the Ford approved USB >musicbox< but it wouldn't work properly with my Denso sat-nav so the O/H has it in her Fiesta ST now and that works fine with the Sony stereo.

#12 theduke

theduke

    Hairy Member

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 264 posts
  • Name: James
  • Ford Model: Focus Mk 2.5 Zetec
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: RhonddaCynonTaff

Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:31 PM

Thats neat shame it wont work with 6000 tho :(



#13 johnH

johnH

    Ford Enthusiast

  • Moderator
  • 1,091 posts
  • Name: John
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 Zetec 1.8 TDCI (Climate)
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Tyne and Wear
Contributor

Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:45 PM

I wonder if it is viable to splice the end and hook it into the switched 12v for radio and use as USB charger? Instead of having ciggy light socket in use...will only require 5v and around 0.5amp or something...time for research i think lol

#14 johnH

johnH

    Ford Enthusiast

  • Moderator
  • 1,091 posts
  • Name: John
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 Zetec 1.8 TDCI (Climate)
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Tyne and Wear
Contributor

Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:46 PM

So in other words you can charge and listen to music of your phone without power flying away like on some "smart" phones

#15 Mr_Spock

Mr_Spock

    Settling In Well

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPip
  • 77 posts
  • Name: Tom
  • Ford Model: Ford Focus 1.6 Petrol Hatch
  • Year: 2005
  • Location: Other / Non-UK
Contributor

Posted 06 July 2013 - 04:07 PM

Received the "Nifty" item today :)

 

Quality looks okay, nice red led when power button is activated.

 

IMG_8938web_zps6aba2d0e.jpg

 

IMG_8939web_zps1fcfeb78.jpg



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users