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#46 alkyz89

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 07:33 AM

Darn it lol

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#47 higgsy

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 01:15 PM

So fitted the retrofit kit today it today main fix took an hour but then decided to get it all nice and tidy so that took me another hour or so. Heres some photos

Started with the mic located it centrally in front of the interior light, stuck on with velcro that came in the kit. I was worried it would look out of place but it looks fine, I wrapped the main loom and the mic cable in loom tape last night for a bit of extra protection as I had a spare roll, just pushed it up the front of the rooflining above and down the passenger a puller clipping it into the clips that are already there for the loom to the roof. All you have to do is just remove the door seal- nothing else needs to be taken off (exactly the same procedure as when I fitted the loom I made for foot well lights)

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Then removed the glovebox and the stereo surround/ stereo and fitted the retrofit loom - very tight behind there! So I routed the quadlock where the cars loom and retrofit loom meet down into the hole in the bottom left hand corner.

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And as you can see the other part of the retrofit loom that goes into the back of the stereo routes back into the stereo cavity. While I was in there I notice a crack in the green connector you can see in the picture that connects the cable to the air direction switch on the heater panel, so wrapped it tightly in gaffer tape to stop it from getting any worse..

From there I routed module connector down into the right hand side of the glovebox cavity and along the front of the cavity

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Now looking for a location for the bracket I found what I believe to be a really good place - behind the plastic panel on the right hand side of the glovebox, its the perfect size/fit for the module and I secured it with double sided tape where it contacts that dashboard and then put a piece of thick carpet underlay behind the plastic trim when I refitted it and it is nice and secure with no movement.

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I then decided to neaten up/secure the USB cable in the glove box. I did this by drilling small holes and using small tie wraps to secure the cable, the cable foes out the back of the box where the vent of the cooled glovebox is.

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Finished and fitted....

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Tried to update the software but it was already up to date.

Picks up my nexus 5 and Mrs moto g fine. A2dp/Bluetooth/USB all work great.

Phone calls are clear both ways. Mode button on the stalk picks up and ends calls. Seek skips tracks but if you want to change folder you have to use the stereo (pitty this can't be done via stalk). Trying to find a way to scroll track/folder names on the display but don't think this is possible. If you flick onto a2dp mode it will even start playing your songs automatically and again you can skip tracks on the stereo/stalk.




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Posted 11 January 2014 - 01:37 PM

I looked at this kit before going the factory route, you've made a really good job of fitting it James.

 

I like where you've fitted the module as well.

 

I read that the kit can also support voice control it would be interesting to see if it was possible.



#49 higgsy

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 02:19 PM

Cheers gaz, I'm really happy with the results. All I really wanted was USB support but everything else is a bonus. Also have no quarms about spending 200 on it. As far as I know all I need is the stalk with the voice button so if I see one cheap on eBay I will pick one up and see if it works. I evidently had some wiring for it but this was easy and hassle free :D

#50 higgsy

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 12:41 PM

requested some quotes today from my local powerflow and longlife exhaust makers for a custom tailpipe, looking at what others have paid, I'm expecting around £120 fitted.  Just going for the one side, as I decided a duplex was a little bit too in your face (and probably twice the price lol). Watch this space, I'm looking to get this done within the next month or so, and then I will probably have the car where I want it for now until the spring/summer when I will be doing things like lowering (completing work myself) and other bits and bobs.

 

tailpipe should look something like this:

 

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:33 PM

Ok kingswinford tyres (powerflow) have quotes me £65 for the tailpipe on its own (including the tubing) and £140 if I want to have a backbox - all fitted, to be honest I aint bothered about the noise - I just want the look so will prob just go with the tailpipe, however I am tempted!



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 07:23 PM

liking the look of the exhaust fella that will make the back end look great



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 07:35 PM

liking the look of the exhaust fella that will make the back end look great


Cant wait! getting it fitted on Saturday morning. Now just deciding whether or not to get the back box as well they said they can tailor the noise level to what I want. And would like it to sound throaty when opening the throttle but be stock sounding when just driving normally.

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:29 PM

Hpw do they change the sound? Will it sound real or just a note change

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:38 PM

If I was to have the back box (140 with the tailpipe) as well the sound will change. But after consideration I have decided just to go with the tailpipe for now. When the rest of the exhaust goes I will look at replacing it with stainless and I will already have the tailpipe section so will cost me less. Don't want to start getting into performance enhancing mods with insurance etc and don't see the point in ditching an exhaust thats got a few years or whatever left in it. Really I just want it for cosmetic reasons

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 12:19 PM

Got the tailpipe done this morning. Went for twin oval as I thought it looked the best. Done at kingswinford tyres (power flow dealer) the dude just cut my existing exhaust just behind the rear axle and then bent up a pipe to fit and welded it all together. Very happy with it. Cost was 65 and it took about 35 mins.

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 12:37 PM

that looks much better then the ford one.

how they should have done it from the factory



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 12:44 PM

The only thing was I couldn't decide exactly where to place it in the gap as the gap isn't even I wanted it central but that didn't look quite right due to the slopey angled bit.

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:34 PM

Looks much better!!! I bet your well chuffed

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:41 PM

Looks much better!!! I bet your well chuffed


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