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#544669 New Dvd Satnav Unit Fitted (Pics)

Posted by Lenny on Today, 04:56 PM

Just a tip:
If you are definitely going to want a reverse camera sooner or later, I highly recommend you order one now, and install the stereo and camera all in one go, it will save you a lot of hassle. Reason being the wiring loom for the stereo can be tricky to tuck into the dash, so you will have to wrestle with the wiring twice if you install them separately.

Another tip:

When fitting the headunit; take out the two air vents allowing your hand to fit in where the vents are,
see guide: http://www.fordowner...ocus-2008-2011/
This way you can lift up the loom while sliding in the headunit.

I've 16 RCA's and 3 usbs at rear of mine aswell as the standard loom,
I found this method easiest when fitting👍

Remove both centre dash vents to allow your hand reach in to the rear of the headunit and assist fitting,
To remove the vents
Obtain two flat head screwdrivers, 
Insert them in to the clips inside the vent and lift screwdrivers upwards while pulling out the vent. 




Slide headunit in to cage until clips catch in to place:



#544635 This Little Nissan Went To Asda...

Posted by Lenny on Today, 02:04 PM

1.15 euro per litre of Topaz premium Diesel over here
that's 80p per litre 👣
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#544570 New Dvd Satnav Unit Fitted (Pics)

Posted by Lenny on Today, 09:44 AM

Guide Fitting Custom Built reverse camera 2008-2011 Focus link:

Guide Fitting 10" Rear monitor Focus 2005-2011

Guide Fitting Double Din Aftermarket headunit Focus 2005-2011
Link: http://www.fordowner...ocus-2008-2011/

Guide Fitting 10" Custom Sub and amp panel Focus 2005-2011
Link: http://www.fordowner...ocus-2005-2011/

Guide Fitting Dual Camera DVR system Dashcam Focus 2005-2011
Link: http://www.fordowner...-mk25/?p=438442

#544568 Recommend Me A Sub

Posted by Lenny on Today, 09:39 AM

Had it fitted yesterday and it's awesome! Bass and depth is tremendous! :D
Tbh they even wired in my dashcam for an extra 30 quid so well happy
Ps excuse my filthy car....*whistles*


looks good, 🙉
30quid to wire dash cam has got me considering starting my own business,
even at 15 pound i'd be making a good profit.

Guide installing discreet dual camera DVR system (dashcam)
link: http://www.fordowner...-mk25/?p=438442
If you follow my guide please send me 15.00 GBP
via PayPal
that's 50% Discount & you don't even have to look at me 😀👍

#544550 Playstation 2 In The Car, Should I Fit?

Posted by Lenny on Today, 08:27 AM

Any photos of the playstation 2 installed? Thinking I might do the same. 

Hi Arthur,
Welcome to the forums, here's a picture of the PlayStation 2 slim inside the glovebox with the rubber Matt removed from the glovebox floor.


The purpose of this response is to highlight all the options of entertainment prior to you choosing the PlayStation aswell as responding to your question regarding how it looks fitted, keeping this as relevant to in car entertainment as I can.

I had planned to cut a rectangular hole in the back of the glovebox down low, 
Feed the cables out through that at rear and under the carpet.
I purchased some 3 metre PlayStation 2 extension cables which would result in permanent connection to the PlayStation 2 inside the glovebox.

A socket would be positioned under the drivers and passengers seat where the joypad can then be plugged in to when the console is being played.
Here are images of those extension cables; 
link: http://www.ebay.ie/itm/191002378266



I later decided not to permanently fit the PlayStation 2 to the focus, 
So I still have these cables in there packaging aswell as the purchased PlayStation with games, 



I had trial fitted everything and it works a treat but I've also fitted a DVR system in the glovebox and 4G WiFi router, the PS2 didnt get enough use in my focus to jusify taking up the space. 
I've fitted rear 10" HD monitor which has it's own supply of games aswell as DVD which keeps the kids entertained in traffic. 

I'm considering fitting an Amazon prime Stick as there USB powered and connect to the WiFi stream Netflix and other providers on the move. 
More detail on that here: 

Guide Fitting 10" monitor: 

Guide Fitting Dual Camera DVR system:

DVB Tuner with live pause & record is fitted inside boot panel






WiFi plugs in to USB power supply at rear of glovebox 





The DVR recorder is flip mounted to the roof of the glovebox which takes up a little space so the PlayStation was a bit of in the way when not being used much.



Any questions; I'm happy to help,

Also I have the PlayStation 2 here aswell as extension cables if yourself or anyone is interested in purchasing as I very rarely use it.

#543818 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 26 November 2015 - 11:06 AM

Sounds good,
Maybe stock pile necessary parts for spring 2016
I look forward to reading the progress,

I'm the meantime there are nice 12v electric blow heaters available quite cheap on eBay which look good
link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200995773368

#542860 Heated Front Windscreen Not Working 100% - Same Fault As Focus?

Posted by Lenny on 23 November 2015 - 10:33 AM

The heater in windscreen has two fuses,
One for drivers side and one for passengers
so if it's clearing a perfect 50% then the fuse is blown or removed,

The wiper motion in the above video is quite therapeutic 😩

#542682 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 22 November 2015 - 07:56 PM

no good to me as no school bags in my boot lol! As my kids are teenagers. 25 & 19 yr olds.

Jees I was 5yrs old when you became a daddy Yunni 😅
make a tidy anchor point for handcuffs when boot is in both open and closed position
whip pish 💥


#542670 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 22 November 2015 - 07:09 PM

Awesome. How do you feel it performs in night and day?

it's great in day,
Doesn't have night vision but I do have dual Cree led reverse bulbs which are bright enough.

#542666 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 22 November 2015 - 07:04 PM

Even though it quotes Mondeo would it still be compatible? I like the look of it and I understand what you mean in regards to the fitting of it. Mmm I need to see some videos of both I think

yep it's the exact same part number as saw in my guide the CAM-FD1

The pioneer cam is permanent live which can be used as a rear view camera when driving that's an advantage over Connects2

The connects2 camera is only live when reverse is active but i suppose could be wired to ignition live.

I favour its integrated in to the boot handle and perfectly centre, can see bumper in video.

#542660 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 22 November 2015 - 06:57 PM

Can't see the connects2 one. Product not found on dynamic sounds. I'll probs be going for the Pioneer one to match the radio anyway.

here it is:

I was going for pioneer myself aswell but I prefer the Connects2 version because it looks factory utilising a part of the car that's already there and shows Ford how they could have done it

#542652 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 22 November 2015 - 06:50 PM

I do like the reversing camera. Might add it to the Xmas list ;)
Grab handles clever too

the connects2 camera is top quality
Boot door strap is great function for me too because the kids can reach it to pull down the boot after putting in there school bags,
Before fitting the strap they couldn't reach the boot to close it,
Aside from that it adds a sporty touch to the boot,
Extra WOW factor right there 😀

#542644 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 22 November 2015 - 06:37 PM

I am tempted although it's removing functionality. Does look so much tidier though.

here's de-wiper guide:
Saves 1280g weight on the boot door aswell
fit reverse camera👌
Boot door strap also looks sporty

#542639 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Lenny on 22 November 2015 - 06:29 PM

Focus is looking awesome mate,
De-wiper boot would look sweet

#542636 Blimmin Lights

Posted by Lenny on 22 November 2015 - 06:24 PM

Cheers both of you. I wasn't in the mood for some random electrical problem especially in the winter.

happy to help,
For optimum results I recommend having headlight alignment done after bulb change,
Bulbs can be fitted upside down;
I'm guilty of this myself was picked up by garage on alignment.

Spring coil inside bulb should be on bottom when fitting 😕



I purchase osram on eBay and bring to local garage for fitting and alignment 👍