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#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


No escaping the "Random Cat"


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 :


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,


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.




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:




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:




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

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




#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.


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,


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


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,


#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,

#423980 Gauging Interest Zetecs Focus Mk2.5 Parts

Posted by Lenny on 29 October 2014 - 09:28 PM

Is your quoted price just for the surrounds, or the whole DRL kit?

The whole shebang as we say in Ireland :)

Splitter and lip now on the bay too:
Nothin better than rolling around on wet concrete driveway at 19:00 with a torx screwdriver and a pocket torch,
Got bored and it was held on by double sided sponge tape,
So quick wipe and shes ready for tiger seal,

#423876 Gauging Interest Zetecs Focus Mk2.5 Parts

Posted by Lenny on 29 October 2014 - 05:58 PM

Hi all.
As title says; gauging interest in genuine ford mk2.5 front lip sprayed in Moondust Silver complete with attached TripleRcomposites front splitter in glosa black,

These parts are extremely rare in Ireland,
I imported them personally from the uk,

I would like to see them sell within the country but money is money,
Looking around 110GBP exc. Shipping via tracked courier
Payment via PayPal,

Opinions welcome,

Gloss black fog surrounds with drl's also going soon,
Again extremely rare find in Ireland preferably see them also selling within the country but money is money,
The modules are attached to the rear of the battery box out of sight so preferably meet buyer and exchange battery boxs,
Looking 45 GBP for the gloss black drl fog surrounds.

Heres some pictures








#423864 Winter Bulb Upgrade Focus Mk2.5 2008-2012 Model

Posted by Lenny on 29 October 2014 - 05:28 PM

A bit of thread revival here lenny but does the light colour from the sidelight bulbs you listed match the osram dipped?

No mate,
The parking lights are 6000Kelvin white and the Osram cool blue intense are 4600kelvin white,
Xenon gas bulbs dont get any whiter than 4600kelvin
In order to have matching 6000k i recommend fitting HID's
Led are available in H7 fitment but led's cant be focused rendering them completely useless and illegal as dipped or high beam lights,

Heres the combination at night:


Cree 6000k fog led's
Osram cool blue intense dipped beam





#423618 Mobius Dashcam - Pedestrian Sigh.....

Posted by Lenny on 28 October 2014 - 08:28 PM

And he would be getting the bill lol

Or his next of kin after he was removed from the car using a spatula

#423592 Mobius Dashcam - Pedestrian Sigh.....

Posted by Lenny on 28 October 2014 - 07:44 PM

:lol: i didn't even see him until 2 seconds after ypu started braking mate lol lucky i wasnt driving or his head would be within the heated windscreen