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#1 Invisible Man

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:07 PM

Hi Guys,

 

I'm due to get the Focus back from the accident repair guys this coming Monday.

 

First thing I shall be doing is installing my amp & sub. I have the Comms pack in the car and it has a Sat Nav (not touch screen) built in.

 

I need to order some keys to get the HU out, but haven't a clue which type of key I need to buy. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Unfortunately I haven't got a clue what the model of the HU is, just that its a 2010 Zetec with Comms Pack? 

 

Next thing is, I need to install the amp and sub. Are there any recommended entry points in the bulk head. I've read that there is a gromit behind the glove box, but are there any other points that will be better suited.

 

I will also be installing a dual switch for the sub (Mrs moans about it) and for a dashboard camera. Are there any good earthing points around the dash for me to earth the switch too?

 

Cheers

 

Gary

 

 

 



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:42 PM

have you tried ebay for the removal tools some units require 4 flat keys and the units can be a real pig to take out



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:44 PM

Post up a picture of the radio and we'll be better able to suss it for you.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:45 PM

This is why i was confused.

 

I saw some keys that looked like a metal rod bent into a 'U' shape, and others that looked like small knifes with hooks attached to them?

 

Think I'll might end up buying both types



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:46 PM

Post up a picture of the radio and we'll be better able to suss it for you.

 When I get the car back I will, but for the minute I am unable to.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:47 PM

The U shaped ones are for much earlier radios.
The key type may be necessary but hold off buying until we can say for sure you need them.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:53 PM

its the same as this one

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:55 PM

No keys needed.
Just remove the trim and the radio is held in with four screws (usually torx type).
Use a blade screwdriver with tape on the end to protect the plastic (or a bojo tool, much better) and start at the bottom edges to pop the clips holding the trim in place.
Work up to the top and pull free.
Take care around the hazard light button as the plastic is thinner there.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:07 PM

Hi what radio is this i my radio doesnt have sd card slot

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:11 PM

my radio the same, held in with 4 phillips screws, i just gently prized the facia off with a few flat headed screw drivers wrapped in rag so nothing got scored..... are you going to the high imput on your amp?



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:13 PM

I think it's a Blaupunkt FX Travelpilot. From what I can gather. The post 2008 models came with an SD slot to store Map data on

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:16 PM

saves carrying disk around...... even though the satnav is totally useless on these...



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:16 PM

Ok thank you mate Sent from my GT-S5830i using Ford OC mobile app

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:16 PM

my radio the same, held in with 4 phillips screws, i just gently prized the facia off with a few flat headed screw drivers wrapped in rag so nothing got scored..... are you going to the high imput on your amp?


The amp has both Hi and Low inputs. What sort of connections are on the back of the HU?

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:19 PM

none lol    only did mine sunday...... the main gromet in on the bulkhead junst a tad lower than the battery. i ran my 8 gauge thro, took out my glove box, and dropped the fuse box as i wasnt sure where it would thred thro.

as you look where your glove box was on the bulk head there is 2 entry places in the firewall, the 1 on the right next to the back of the centre console is where your wire comes through. i then threaded mine aback of the dash and down the drivers side into the boot. my earth in the boot was bolted down by a 6mm tex screw onto my rear seat frame.....



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