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Lenny

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#425386 Guide Fitting Second Reverse Light Ford Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5

Posted by Lenny on 04 November 2014 - 07:25 PM




#425228 My Ford Focus Mk2 Tdci

Posted by Lenny on 04 November 2014 - 06:38 AM

Now back to clear lights and a little something

Looking good mate,
Some black headlights would set the contrast nicely


#424994 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 03 November 2014 - 06:20 AM

I have said it time and time again, you're a legend :)

Nah i cant have that title as im not finished yet,
In my opinion the guy that charged me 500 euro to take my car for two days and install an alarm that i provided him with,
He's a true almighty legend! :)

I am a but only a meere Decipil of his botch job craft work and money grabbing efforts,
In my once leaders eyes i will forever remain; an Archangel in the world of automotive electronics because i preach the sac religious words of "DIY" and "how to"
Now encountering chapter 29 of my Bible entitled "installing aftermarket headunit to mk2.5 focus"

I will continue to enjure the spell which has been cast upon me known as stage 2 degenerate disc and provide you all with free independent how to guides,
casting out two fingers held high and spread wide to the nymphomaniac commonly known as "automotive electrician".

Stay Tuned!! Or atleast tastefully Modified,


#424949 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 02 November 2014 - 09:47 PM

If anyone is interested in a mk2.5 stock headunit fitting brackets with screws can have them for the price of shipping,

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#424940 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 02 November 2014 - 09:14 PM




#424939 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 02 November 2014 - 08:59 PM

This was really informative Lenny as usual. Nice walkthrough with pictures. 
In my headunit install, I got a guy from Autotronics to fit the headunit and do all the wiring. I knew it was going to be tedious and sometimes, I don't have the patience or the time. So, he did all the work and I watched. At the time, I should have taken pictures as they would have come in handy to others doing the install. Looking forward to the rest of the process. End results looks very good and having the basics well done will ensure that the aftermarket headunit looks the business :)

Thanks mate,
I find all this stuff therapeutic :lol: i owe a huge thanks to my local automotive electrician i could easily name and address em but its not my style, his sister is also a neighbour of mine,
his actions spurred me on to create 29 DIY guides on the forums,
After charging me 500 euro labor to fit an alarm system with model specific schematic that i had already purchased and supplied to him for fitting,
Had he not charged me 500 euro to fit the kit i supplied complete with guide explaining splice green to red etc..
Complete no brainer,
Id probably be still going to him for various jobs,
But nah even now with degenerate disc disease in my lumber spine ill continue to soldier on with it myself,
Aswell as educate and help others as much as possible save yall gettin rhode aswell :)


#424933 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 02 November 2014 - 08:42 PM

lol at the random cat! :)

Im tellin the truth yo, thats exactly what he said
Never pet or feed a neighbors cat, been stalking me since june,   

Did you purposely choose a shallow cage or was the one that came with the radio?
I know that many standard cages are too deep for the Focus dash.

I've not purchased the stereo yet mate, that cage came with the double din fitting kit for focus,
Purchased from dynamic sounds,
http://www.dynamicso...ocus double din
Also came with copper clips and screws to attach to stereo so ill update in three weeks time when installing the headunit :)


#424917 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 02 November 2014 - 07:14 PM

Update:

No escaping the "Random Cat"

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Brother in law was visiting today so i provided him with magnetic rod and a Torx screwdriver,
He kindly removed the side panels from the centre console and retrieved the dropped bolts,

So i got them fitted correctly the second time around,
Tightened them down securely ensuring dash fascia was tight no movement :

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Next up for fitting was these anti vibration pads,
Designed to cushion the cage,

The light brown side peels off revealing a sticky surface for mounting,

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The only place i could see them come in to use is on the sides,
So stuck one on each side between the cage and dash.

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Next it was time to slide in the cage, had to press on the sponge slightly on either side while pushing the cage in to place,
This was a pain at the time but worth it forever more as with the sponge tight between cage and dash the headunit is less subject to vibrations causing CD skip/jump.

Cage now slid all the way in:

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Surprised to see plenty of space left behind the cage for stereo cables etc.
Generally the space is very limited,
Tightest I've saw is the Renault kuga also known as a Nissan Kubistar extremely limited space at the rear for single din ISO anyways back on topic :rolleyes:

With the cage fully home,
I obtained a flat head screwdriver and pressed out the fins around the lip; gripping the cage to the panel:

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ISO cable fitted,
Aerial adaptor fitted,
Panel bolted,
Cage fitted,

All looks flush and factory ready for double din aftermarket headunit :)

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#424838 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010)

Posted by Lenny on 02 November 2014 - 12:39 PM

Looking tidy mate,
Those colour coded fog surrounds really turned out great nice enhancement,
I see you fitted zs grills, are you planning zetecS front lip? As im selling mine at present its in your colour ;) with a TripleRcomposites splitter attached.

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1555.l2649

Will be selling rear diffuser section mid next year aswell.


#424772 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 02 November 2014 - 04:39 AM

In our case basically the replacement fasica is thicker around the stereo opening compared to the stock fasica,
When bolted to the dash it creates a solid structure for the cage to be mounted on to.

The two silver plates supplied with a series of holes; mount to the headunit itself along with the copper sections,
As saw in the video above,
A great help to have found that video and know exactly where it goes together,

Theres two sponge sections supplied aswell i know they are to cushion the headunit to prevent skipping on CD's
Ill update this with more pictures later when the bolts have been retrieved and the double din cage has been fitted.


#424377 Mobius Dashcam - Pedestrian Sigh.....

Posted by Lenny on 31 October 2014 - 12:51 PM

 
Just some history so people don't get confused TF = Transflash which then became known as MicroSD  ;)
 
This is the 32gb card I use in my mobius Lenny http://www.ebay.co.u...0071137&afsrc=1

Works fine without fault. There have been some instances of fake cards or incompatible cards where u can record say a few videos then the rest are unplayable. But several months of using this one without issue.

The mobius thanks to Kurts excellent guide can be hardwired into the car so it starts recording as soon as the ignition is turned on. You can also configure the mobius to record when it detects motion (running on battery power) though I haven't extensively detected that.
 
Highly recommended though. I've ordered a 2nd one for the rear of my Focus

Thanks mate ill purchase card from that link,
I've purchased this kit on route
Going to install screen inside glovebox designed to flip down,

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

Plan is to install camera loom beneath panels in march when installing sound deadening and sound system,


#424347 What Could You Share?

Posted by Lenny on 31 October 2014 - 09:59 AM

I just bought a new fridge freezer today so if anyone wants my old one, that's cool

Reminds me of a story,
Old work mate had bought a new fridge,
The old one was still good so he left it outside the apartment block with sign "free to good home"
Was there for two weeks and nobody touched it,

So he changed the sign to "€50 and mobile number "

It disappeared within 12 hours lol technically stolen instead.


#424236 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 30 October 2014 - 08:32 PM

Update:

Initially purchased a Gold plated 3.5mm phono AUX port input cable from China to replace the stock AUX input port socket fitted in the glovebox,

However i later discovered that the particular model of headunit i plan to fit has RCA inputs for AUX on rear and not 3.5mm input socket,

I have since purchased a 3.5mm AUX input port to RCA cable and its on the way from China to replace 12v socket in the centre console,

The initial purchase arrived today however its no use to me, as i now know of different configuration,
If anyone is interested let me know,

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#424230 Mobius Dashcam - Pedestrian Sigh.....

Posted by Lenny on 30 October 2014 - 08:16 PM

Guys on the matter of dash cams,
Has anyone got a link to a reliable TF card,
Preferably 32Gb ive heard about false gb sized cards on eBay that dont work well,

And these dash cams,
Do they automatically start recording each time the engine is started or do you need to press record each time?


#424213 Gauging Interest Zetecs Focus Mk2.5 Parts

Posted by Lenny on 30 October 2014 - 07:27 PM

Who could refuse a shebang - never mind a whole one :P
 
I'm tempted...

DRL's are now sold,