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Centre Panel

23 November 2008 - 12:42 PM

I realise I'm a new poster so my request might seem a bit dodgy, but have been trying to sort this out for a little while now :blink:

Wife got a fusion 1 tdci from her dad in part ex for her old ratty bora tdi - which was faster, better on fuel, comfier etc but had loads of dents and bangs in it and various warning lights on the dash, so she did a swap and he traded that in on his c-max.

Only thing is, being a fusion 1 its proper poverty spec - wind your own windows and a casette (!) player. I bought another (Ford) cd player off ebay - don't know if it even works yet as I'm having a swine of a time getting the centre panel off!

I got the various screws off required at top, bottom, middle, pulled the panel away unhooked the hazard switch and heater cable, also air direction (blue twirly thing!) selector but there's something I can't see stopping me pulling the panel away far enough to get the old radio out. I can get to the screws but the panel just won't pull away far enough to remove it.

Bought a haynes manual (the burgundy one, for fiestas) as it's the nearest to it but that hasn't shed any light as there are different screws (and lower half of steering column plastics) to take off apparently on fiesta - can't see having to do that for the fusion.

So does anyone have a workshop manual or a parts fiche diagram of the heater console wiring on a fusion? There's one cable or wire - something that feels 'sprung' stopping me pulling the console away.

Put it all back now but left the screws out so I can get to it in 5 minutes, but this is annoying me now! Watch, I'll get the new cd player in and it'll be a duffer after all this hassle! Didn't even get a code for it <_< but figured that one out via the internet...

Also, in my Seat Leon I have a 20gig hard drive hooked up to the cd via the changer socket. Is there anything like that for fords? (Mine's called a 'phatbox' I bought in a group buy off Mkivs.net). Anything basically to bring the car into the 21st century as the spec of the thing wouldn't be out of place on an early 80s motor...

Can't complain - it was effectively, 'free' (sort of - her bora wasn't worth much and this has 18k miles on it) but it's a bit of a step down for her until we can afford something else. Or she has mine and I get something else :)

Cheers, Paul

New member

23 November 2008 - 12:24 PM

Hello all, just joined up as the wife now owns a ford fusion - figure this is the best place for info about the car and pass on info as I find it out. I drive a leon tdi 150 suitably chipped up but wanting something faster now, funds permitting.

Anyhow, hi all :)

Cheers Paul