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zagobir

*Black Beauty* - Fiesta Mk6 Build Thread

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Alloys have taken a back seat for a while - they're still sitting in the garage

This afternoon though, this happened...

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Been trying to decide on a stereo for a few months now but have since done my tints and of course bought the alloys so decided to save a bit of money for now with regards to audio.

My mum kindly gave me her Parrot Kit (MKi9200) that she had removed before she sold her Focus, and so I just had to pay labour to get it fitted I'll get some proper pictures tomorrow - the full kit includes a small screen, microphone, AUX and USB line-in and a little remote. This allows me to sync up my contacts to make hands free phone calls as well as stream music, all controlled without touching my phone. There are some additional features such as the ability to read e-books but who's interested in that?

Went for a drive to see what it feels like to listen to something other than the same 2 CDs over and over again (or the sketchy radio) and I found a 55 plate buddy!

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Mine was embarrassingly filthy in comparison to theirs though so next on the cards is a good wash!

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Yours is different to the other 55 plate, looks like yours is on of the early facelift models? Really need to get that brake light done and debadged too.
My mods have taken a back seat now ☹️ due to a very expensive visit to the dentist. My wallet is lighter to the tune of £200 and that's just the beginning apparently.

That gear knob looks a bit different....



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Pictures as promised!

Here's a closer look at the screen:
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Not sure about where it is at the moment but it is detachable so I can hide it away in the glove or whatever, as long as I'm happy not knowing what song I'm listening to or who's giving me a ring!

Microphone for voice commands and calls:
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AUX and USB connections nicely hidden under the main unit:
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I much prefer this to where my mum's where wired to... In the glove compartment! Was always strange for 5'10" me to have the glove door laid on my lap and my hands fumbling inside the glove box to control the music

Lastly, the remote:

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Again, can be moved as it's just stuck on with some 3M tape. Parrot did actually include some kind of band which allows you to strap the remote to your steering wheel but I don't fancy it there.

So far I think this is a good bit of kit and a good work around for someone that doesn't want to change their whole radio unit for whatever reason.

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Yours is different to the other 55 plate, looks like yours is on of the early facelift models? Really need to get that brake light done and debadged too.
My mods have taken a back seat now ️ due to a very expensive visit to the dentist. My wallet is lighter to the tune of £200 and that's just the beginning apparently.

That gear knob looks a bit different....



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It is indeed! As far as I know, their is pre-facelift Zetec hence the smaller grille and different lights and fogs.

Ahhh, trips to the dentist can be a killer! Just get them all pulled out and jobs a good'un!

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looking good now get and give the poor fez a good bath lol
Thanks b4zz! I really do need to don't I!? Haha. Laziness is setting in already

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It is indeed! As far as I know, their is pre-facelift Zetec hence the smaller grille and different lights and fogs.

Ahhh, trips to the dentist can be a killer! Just get them all pulled out and jobs a good'un!

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You believe right, I think it was 2006 it all started to change to you shape of the front end.

It's going to cost me the thick end of £200 apparently so now I'm thinking of giving the window chrome wrapping a go myself. Just need to figure out how much I need, then go crazy with a squeegee. As far as the dentist goes, I've done the hard work for him. I filed the tooth down myself cos it was sharp lol


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St170 alloys have look at them they look well
They also look good on a focus mk1/ 1.5
Like what i had few yrs ago.
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I also fitted mk3 mondeo autodimming rearview mirror on the mk6 fiesta/ focus mk1.5. Relatively easy & very useful.
Also mk6.5 door mirrors.
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I also fitted mk3 mondeo autodimming rearview mirror on the mk6 fiesta/ focus mk1.5. Relatively easy & very useful.
Also mk6.5 door mirrors.
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Please explain more about the auto dimming mirror...
Thanks

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Please explain more about the auto dimming mirror...

Thanks

 

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Basically when a bright light hits a small sensor on the mirror , the mirror goes dark which stops dazzling you. Currently you have a little lever which you pull or push & mirror dips so you dont get dazzled.

As for the mirror their are 3 wires

1. Reverse = which you feed to reverse light( not needed as you can switch off .

2. Earth = need feed to earth

3. 12v ign = need to get feed to dim lights. I think orange & yellow not sure. You need to ensure that if you buy one that it comes with 3 wire multi plug that plugs in back of mirror & it of wire to extend onto to the lighs switch. Otherwise will need to make loom. In order to do this you need to remove your stock mirror but not the metal base (Do not remove) as thats needed for autodim mirror to slide onto . Their are 2 prongs from below which you push down with flat screwdriver but at same time push mirror upwards to remove.

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Moving away from rearview mirror i have this if your interested.

Iso connector for one shot lowering drivers electric window & with blue led convertion. Includes passenger side window switch. Its just matter of pushing conector pins into the loom connector.

I'm sure i have diagram how to what pins to connect to.may have to tape it to keep hold as loom is tight squeeze once covers go back on.

Btw this was my mk6 zetec climate.

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Now i have this in place of mk6 .

Mk7 Titanium Tdci. As well as the mighty Focus Titanium-S .

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@Zagobir.
More pics of mirror & comparing the differences from stock to mondeo one .btw the stock one in pic is of stock focus
It this helps.
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[mention] yunii [/mention]

Oh wow, didn't even realise mirrors like that were available! I never even use that lever on my rear view mirror - haven't yet felt the need.

 

Did/do you find that the auto dimming mirror comes in handy?

 

Also did you not get my mail? My Mk6.5 already has those switches for the window - both driver side including one touch, and passengers side. Thanks anyway

 

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[mention] yunii [/mention] Oh wow, didn't even realise mirrors like that were available! I never even use that lever on my rear view mirror - haven't yet felt the need.  Did/do you find that the auto dimming mirror comes in handy?

 

Also did you not get my mail? My Mk6.5 already has those switches for the window - both driver side including one touch, and passengers side. Thanks anyway

 

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I certainly did as you get blinded with them Audi drivers bright lights dazzling you. Believe me its very effective & a wide angled mirror so good view thru it as well. Btw i didnt get your mail. Yunii

 

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I certainly did as you get blinded with them Audi drivers bright lights dazzling you. Believe me its very effective & a wide angled mirror so good view thru it as well. Btw i didnt get your mail. Yunii 
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Haha that is a fair observation! Not a fan of Audis then? Or just the drivers?

Hm, that's strange. I replied to the one titled 'Hi' that you sent on the 8th. Anyway, don't hesitate to message in the future Hopefully my reply will get to you next time!

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Haha that is a fair observation! Not a fan of Audis then? Or just the drivers?

Hm, that's strange. I replied to the one titled 'Hi' that you sent on the 8th. Anyway, don't hesitate to message in the future Hopefully my reply will get to you next time!

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No probs i'll help what i can. I know more on the focus then the fiesta mk7 as i completely changed the entire looks of the car. Also their are more guides for the focus as well

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Guess who discovered a slow leak!? b49ade448707dfbae26493ce18cb6e32.jpg

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Is it a puncture or just leaking from rim where paste is pasted
Over a time they all do this.

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Is it a puncture or just leaking from rim where paste is pasted
Over a time they all do this.

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Ah, I've never actually experienced this problem before so just assumed it was a puncture.

So there could be a gap or something between the rim and tyre?

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Ah, I've never actually experienced this problem before so just assumed it was a puncture.

So there could be a gap or something between the rim and tyre?

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When tyre fitters fit tyre on a rim they paste like glue or something that seals air from leaking .once tyre is on they dip in water tank to look for bubbles. Which would mean leaking air if bubbles appear.
Over time they tend to leak air especially when rims are old & paint flaking.
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