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#529080 Speaker Upgrade Help - Coaxial Upgrade Non Ford

Posted by tomtom70 on 05 October 2015 - 12:52 PM

If you already have tweeters, you don't want coax. They would lead to either having 2 tweeters running parallel, at reduced power, or the one in the coax being deactivated if there is a crossover. Depending on where exactly the factory system is lacking, you can either upgrade the woofers or the tweeters or both.


The Ford systems are eq'd (frequency corrected) to the speakers and the cabin. I don't know what Nissan does - if it is the same with them, even nominally better speakers can give a worse result (if the frequency response is corrected where it is not necessary).

You can try (and err) yourself, or find a trustworthy shop (or mate) who knows what they are doing.


With the last upgrade I did myself, only changing the tweeters helped a lot for clarity and reduced distortion at higher levels.


If you are looking at new woofers, the available depth is a major criterion in selection the correct replacement.

#522336 6000cd Bluetooth Oddity

Posted by tomtom70 on 13 September 2015 - 07:14 PM

Do not pull any fuse before finding the radio code.

#501011 What Storage Device For Music - Sync2?

Posted by tomtom70 on 07 July 2015 - 07:57 AM

You can still use your Ipod, but connect it via USB. Sync will index the same way the Ipod does locally. I'm not sure on cover art on Sync 2, though. If it works, this would be the way to do it, if it doesn't, then you need to wait for the next car (with yet a newer version of Sync).

If you don't want to use your Ipod, any thumb drive will do - it only needs to be formatted in FAT32 (not NTFS), and your ID3 tags need to in order - because that's what Sync uses for indexing. No need to shell out for USB3 (at least for the in-car use), though it may be more convenient when copying to the drive.

#468011 Focus Mk2.5 Factory Sat Nav.

Posted by tomtom70 on 21 March 2015 - 10:59 AM

The antennas (antenna base) are the same for all satnavs. To deinstall, you need to take of the interior light (incl. cover).

#467977 Focus Mk2.5 Factory Sat Nav.

Posted by tomtom70 on 21 March 2015 - 08:10 AM

You don't need a GPS receiver, you need a GPS antenna (there is a difference, and they are not interchangeable),

Your documentation is your order, which should read Ford SD satnav with touchscreen, or you can check with your VIN on ETIS. The user manual covers several models ( if I remember correctly).

You can either replace the GPS antenna on the roof (the knobbly base of the radio antenna), or get a patch antenna, and install it somewhere on the IP (you need to take the satnav out to connect it, but this is the cheaper option).

You can get the SD (which has to be the correct Tomtom SD for your Ford system - there are several) online (e.g., http://www.navishop2...products_id/919 ), but Ford could actually be cheaper, esp. if they have a sale on maps like they did last year.

#459930 Ford 6000 Headunit

Posted by tomtom70 on 01 March 2015 - 01:28 PM

Same difference as AUX is connected to the Bluetooth box.

#455389 Galaxy Mk3 Stereo Wiring

Posted by tomtom70 on 16 February 2015 - 10:55 PM

There is no switched live feed (IGN) on the original quadlock, as the OEM radios are always powered ( and get their switch signal from the CAN bus), you need a CAN adaptor to do the trick (or always switch manually).

#439308 Updating Maps Dvd

Posted by tomtom70 on 23 December 2014 - 09:51 PM

The Tomtom maps (for the Ford system of the year) do work as Tomtom is also the supplier for the Ford maps (and has been for a couple of years).

#431680 Cd6000 Bluetooth No Longer Working

Posted by tomtom70 on 26 November 2014 - 01:40 PM

This sounds like a known issue with the Bluetooth module (which is not the radio), which may hang up and not communicate with the radio anymore, at which point the radio acts as if there was no Bluetooth module installed. This should recover after a reset (fuse or battery disconnect). Don't forget to have the radio PIN code at hand before you try this.

#403466 No Name Touch Screen Dvd Satnav B/t Usb

Posted by tomtom70 on 30 August 2014 - 08:13 PM

The wires will be black like all the rest. Description of the pinout should be available on the forum.


DST is the American expression for summer time (BST) - a Chinese unit is more likely to use DST.

#403442 No Name Touch Screen Dvd Satnav B/t Usb

Posted by tomtom70 on 30 August 2014 - 07:13 PM

1) Daylight savings time?

2)+3) Illumination and steering wheel controls are not on CAN bus in a 2010 Focus, but discrete signals (dedicated wires).

#401375 Dead Satnav/stereo In Focus Mk2

Posted by tomtom70 on 24 August 2014 - 10:08 PM

There was a free replacement action for satnavs of about that time. Have your dealer check TSI 26/2013, if that is still active and applies (btw., result of a google search on travelpilot fx tsi, but I recalled there was something to search for).

#365216 Travelpilot Fx - How To Stop Music

Posted by tomtom70 on 17 May 2014 - 10:30 PM

If there is a mute/pause function it's on one of the softkeys, and was only introduced later with a software update.

Without this, you can only turn down the volume completely (the satnav voice has a separate volume setting).

#348948 Travelpilot Fx

Posted by tomtom70 on 30 March 2014 - 02:03 PM

This deep link still seems to work (better hurry ...):


#348931 Travelpilot Fx

Posted by tomtom70 on 30 March 2014 - 01:02 PM

This could be an issue with the USB/Bluetooth box rather than with the satnav. Have you looked for an update (I don't know what happened to the link)?