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#431898 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on Yesterday, 11:00 PM



Gotta get Tadhg one of these in Argos when he's a little older :lol:
He will be drifting like a Boss!!


#431306 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 25 November 2014 - 10:33 AM

Hi Lenny
Can i ask what this plug under the headlamp is
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Yunii

Not sure mate,
Either loom for self leveling Xenon headlights or for the headlight washer jets, perhaps both.
Cant think what else it could be to be honest.


#431121 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 24 November 2014 - 08:55 PM

Update:
DVR system arrived today,
Updated images on page 54 see link if desired: http://www.fordowner...-54#entry430468

I'm raging now about the Customs regarding import tax fee on the DVR kit,
They Purely picked me out at random;
Irish import law states any parcel imported from outside of the EU which is declared as a gift or at a value under 50 euro it is exempt from import taxation.

The package contains no invoice and the declension form states value of contents 40.00 USD
And declared as a Gift...

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The customs sent letter requesting receipt of purchase,
Then taxed me based on that. Thieving Ba!!!

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In other news,
I brought a 2GB memory Stick to work today and download Firmware update for the pioneer headunit via Desktop computer as i don't have a laptop or Desktop computer at home,
Took 28 minutes of my lunch break to download and transfer the zip. File to the memory key.

Turns out the Firmware on the AVH-X8600BT has gone from out of the box version 1.03 to newly updated 1.07 Version.
Says the update sorts out some glitches in the software and additional support for iPhone 5
I've not encountered any software glitches personally but good to have it up to date,

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Looks like windows basic programming screen during update:

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It was good to find out the headunit only accepts software updates via USB1 so I've connected the Apple device plug to USB2 which will gurantee ease of updates in the future through the port in the centre console

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I had to hold the headunit in my hand while it updated because I've currently no cage to fit the dash,

Replacement cage is in the post though,
Looking forward to its arrival as i cant permanently fit the headunit until it does :)

Also measured up the interior width of the centre console arm rest storage pocket and this phone storage unit wont fit:

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http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

However I've found this smaller one that holds only the phone and fits perfectly :)

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http://www.ebay.co.u...32745652&_rdc=1

Plan is to fit it to the back of the centre arm rest storage box to hold the iPhone while its connected to the headunit preventing it from falling around.

Much like the original ford design fitted to ST3 and RS models:

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#430894 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on 23 November 2014 - 07:55 PM

That's a smart idea!! Might have to consider it

+1
Kieran mate I've made my mind up overnight defo on the list now


#430881 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 23 November 2014 - 07:18 PM

Hang in there buddy :lol: 1 week old today

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#430828 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 23 November 2014 - 05:00 PM

2 minutes. I'm impressed Lenny.
Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC mobile app

Thanks Phil :lol: with the lights off of course


#430799 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 23 November 2014 - 03:35 PM

 
how do these work lenny?
 
can they be used on any 12v system to keep an eye on battery level?

Seems they can be used to monitor battery level on any motor,
He also does them in a 6 volt version
And a similar unit to warn of freezing conditions outside ideal for retro ford Owners,

From my understanding its a simpe positive and negative feed,
Splice them in to an ignition live feed such as the heater control unit,

It then displays one of the three led's depending on the voltage level its recieving,
I understand it to be a combination of three led's and relays inside
Green only works at 11.5v or higher,
Theres an auto off relay on yellow which stops yellow illuminating while green is active
Then as theres no enough power to light green,
Yellow becomes active.

Quite a clever little unit and fits a range of locations will work on any car,
Seller is advertising the same unit in various ways to help sell them,
The core operation is the same on all 12v
Just ensure your purchasing one for 12v supply


#430744 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 23 November 2014 - 11:27 AM

Cage for sale along with owner il even throw in his blue overalls!!!

Both pairs?
After i cooked you a sausage & smoky bacon bap for breakfast with a cup of tea two sugars...
In me blue overalls :rolleyes:


#430718 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 23 November 2014 - 09:41 AM

No plans to fit a leisure battery then? Lol

Ugh extra weight aswell as Botheration of fitting a sealed externally vented battery box to prevent contaminating the cabin with gasses,
Aswell as having to install a split charging system to altanator and battery.
Talking around 250GBP excluding the second battery.
Not happening too much cost for such a small advantage in my case.


#430716 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010)

Posted by Lenny on 23 November 2014 - 09:29 AM

Cheers Lenny, be careful calling a Land Rover a Jeep lol.....some people can get quite defensive lol
I'll try that next time, think it's a poor design though....I used long nose pliers to twist and pull. :)

:lol: i apologise for any fluctuations caused to your Morale :lol: I'm not really in to off road vehicles,
I grew up on a farm an my first engine to drive was an International Model 400 i don't even like going to the beach lol


#430701 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 23 November 2014 - 03:30 AM

Have had this item in my watch list for the past week thought id give it a mention on here too,

Its basically three led's in one,
And monitors the voltage of your car battery,
Its remains green until voltage drops below 12.0V

then it turns yellow until voltage drops below 11.5V
Then it turns red for anything lower.

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Link: http://www.ebay.co.u...sd=191393771437
I had considered purchasing one and fitting to the ST gauge pod bottom centre between the two gauges,

Since ill be fitting two amps to th3 car in spring, there will be a heavy drain on the battery; if listening to the stereo with the engine off,

So having this warning indicator visible on the dash would in theory give early warning of battery drain, leaving enough time to start the engine saving the occupants from becoming immobilised due to a drained battery.


#430700 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 23 November 2014 - 03:29 AM

Have had this item in my watch list for the past week thought id give it a mention on here too,

Its basically three led's in one,
And monitors the voltage of your car battery,
Its remains green until voltage drops below 12.0V

then it turns yellow until voltage drops below 11.5V
Then it turns red for anything lower.

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Link: http://www.ebay.co.u...sd=191393771437
I had considered purchasing one and fitting to the ST gauge pod bottom centre between the two gauges,

Since ill be fitting two amps to th3 car in spring, there will be a heavy drain on the battery; if listening to the stereo with the engine off,

So having this warning indicator visible on the dash would in theory give early warning of battery drain, leaving enough time to start the engine saving the occupants from becoming immobilised due to a drained battery.


#430699 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on 23 November 2014 - 03:25 AM

Have had this item in my watch list for the past week thought id give it a mention on here too,

Its basically three led's in one,
And monitors the voltage of your car battery,
Its remains green until voltage drops below 12.0V

then it turns yellow until voltage drops below 11.5V
Then it turns red for anything lower.

_35_zpsypv1ztjk.jpg

Link: http://www.ebay.co.u...sd=191393771437
I had considered purchasing one and fitting to the ST gauge pod bottom centre between the two gauges,

Since ill be fitting two amps to th3 car in spring, there will be a heavy drain on the battery; if listening to the stereo with the engine off,

So having this warning indicator visible on the dash would in theory give early warning of battery drain, leaving enough time to start the engine saving the occupants from becoming immobilised due to a drained battery.


#430677 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 22 November 2014 - 11:49 PM

Great read through the progress Lenny. Christmas definitely came early for you :)
That headunit is class. I was just reading through it's specs and it's well worth the money, just for the sound quality. Like you said, it already sounds awesome through the stock speakers. Imagine how they will sound once you get the upgraded ones and a sub to match it. 
 
Must have been good fun today working on the car again. I reckon it was all worth the effort. Looks like your plan is well under way and soon enough it will all be sorted. 
 
Looking forward to the progress and the future updates :)
 
p.s: How did you manage to get the time off from baby duties? :P

  
Thanks mate,
Ive gone a bit overboard on budget but it is the last time ill be stripping the interior,
And ive managed to cut costs on many of the other items by selling existing parts,
I agree and cant wait to purchase and install speakers,
The remaining Shopping list is still unchanged but ive found a package deal consisting of the planned JL Audion amp but its with two sets of JL C2's front set are components so aiming for that in Febuary :) finish it off nicely,
See link to package deal:
http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
That's the most expensive purchase remaining on the list so if i save for it between now and February its all down hill after that,

I started a thread recently regarding the premium uk spec focus and RS models having a dedicated pocket inside the centre console for audio devices:
http://www.fordowner...-do-they-exist/

I've found an alternative which i hope will fit instead,
Will suit my requirements
See link: http://go.redirectin...mid=14733&xtz=0
Going to measure it tomorrow seeking a communal finger crossing people :)

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Ow and i could have done with a bit of help from my son today,
I showed him the headunit and told him it would be his for cruising when he's older lol
Joys of breastfeeding is i cant do nothing for her except house dutys and looking after the udder two :lol: see what i did there

Go careful with your back Lenny! You've got the Santa outfit to squeeze into in a few weeks!

:lol: no more ho's for me lol im in enough trouble now,
Id be more like "bad santa" classic movie that


#430670 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 22 November 2014 - 10:54 PM

Cage looks alright lol......fitted worse in the past, soon straighten out. ;)
Good progress Lenny. :)

:lol: it was brand new two weeks ago,
Live and learn i suppose, never expected the pioneer cage not to fit when the headunit did,
I just didnt want to have to git the copper tabs on either side to slot in to the cage thats why i opted for the pioneer cage then it didn't fit after butchering out the existing lol
Ill get a replacement on the way,
Worst of living in Ireland is i cant pick one up local or in Halfords gotta import from Uk