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sparkymark75

Member Since 10 Oct 2011
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In Topic: Dealer Service - Software Updates

01 March 2015 - 05:15 PM

Ok so for a car of my age, I'd be as well getting a service at an independent garage rather than a Ford dealer?


In Topic: Favour To Ask Someone With Factory Fitted Sat Nav

24 February 2015 - 12:06 AM

Yeah sorry, I should have said. It's for a Mk 4. Thanks anyway.


In Topic: Facelift Headunit Into Non-Facelift Car

22 February 2015 - 01:21 PM

One can't tell from the picture if the climate control unit (not the buttons - they are part of the satnav) is included.

It also takes a small jumper connector in the wiring to redirect the microphone input from the bluetooth box to the satnav for its inetegrated voice control. The electronic configuraton of the vehicle may require changing at the dealer to make everything behave (directions in the cluster etc.).

 

I believe you can "activate" the Convers+ functionality via ELMConfig. If not, I can go to my local Ford dealer, hopefully they will have a clue!!

 

Would the climate control unit that I currently have be usable if this one didn't come with it? Sorry for all the questions but I don't want to fork out £000's for something that's not do-able.


In Topic: Facelift Headunit Into Non-Facelift Car

22 February 2015 - 12:44 PM

With some work, yes. Same work as installing the pre-facelift touchscreen sat nav (new bezels, center console, climate control ...).

Thanks. The unit I looked at had the head unit, the facia and climate controls with it. Would anything else be required? I know I'll need to get a GPS antenna but you can get those from eBay.

 

I have this

 

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And I'm looking to swap it out for

 

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In Topic: Upgrade Ford Sony To Ford Sat Nav

19 February 2015 - 08:56 AM

Yeah, since posting that it seems the Ford Sat Nav isn't the best. It'd probably be worth keeping if it came with it but to retrofit it, maybe better of with an after market unit if you can cope without the Covers+ functionality for radio, music, etc
 
I think I'm now of the opinion that I'll just stick with what I have and retrofit USB to it, that way I can stick mp3's on a memory stick instead of burning CD's.
 
I was considering getting one of those Chinese units (such as this one http://www.talkford....dtg-411-sat-nav) but I'm not sure about the quality of the radio and sound and the fact that they usually run android or wince so take a while to boot up. If you do go down the Ford Sat Nav route, let me know how you get on.