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Member Since 14 Oct 2012
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Ford Focus Mk2 Day Time Running Lights

09 November 2012 - 02:02 PM


I've seen posts for MK2.5 DRL's, etc.
Is it possible to add DRL's to a focus MK2?


Various Dash Lights

06 November 2012 - 11:36 AM


I decided for some reason to do a gauge sweep test and an LED test last night, and wanted to clear up a few things.

1. The dash has a red arrowe up LED which I believe is an indicator for when to go up a gear, How do I enable this?
2. The LED test also shows a green speedo diagram, what is this?

Finally; Above the small LCD display that shows mileage and temperature, there is a square that looks like it possibly has more lights/LCD display behind it? Does it? If so - Can I enable this and get it to display anything?


'squeek' When In Too High A Gear.

26 October 2012 - 09:04 AM


I'm finding i've had a bit of an annoyance when I happen to be in too high a gear for the current revs.
If I for example, change to third gear maybe 3-4 seconds too early, and likewise in all gears, I hear quite a high pitched squeek that sounds a bit like a none-oiled cog turning.

The noise seems to come from drivers side but I can't work out if it's infront of me or behind me.

It's annoying me loads, any ideas?


New Double Din Cd Player

24 October 2012 - 10:38 PM

Hey, a few days a go I posted a topic and asked for help with a facia for my new alpine double din unit.
One of you guys sent me a link, and violla - It's done!

It's got bluetooth, aux and ipod, I've wired the mic from behind the stereo, under the steering column, up the drivers pillar and it's in the corner of my windscreen now. Very good call quality, steering controls work perfect, I can't fault a single thing.

I can change the colour of the LED's in it, and I'm thinking of either keeping them blue, and adding blue footwell lighting, and changing all the heater controls to bluue.
OR; I can change it to red, add red lighting, and add the submarine style interior light.

Not sure yet.

Focus Climate 1.8 2006 - Double Din - Help Needed

20 October 2012 - 04:07 PM

Hey Guys,

New to the forum, but it seems a great forum to be involved with.
I passed my test a few weeks back and bought myself a 1.8 litre, ford focus climate 2006.

It had the CD6000 in and I wanted bluetooth capabilities etc, so instead, I've gone and bought an Alpine CDE-W235BT Double DIN.

It's a great head unit from what I can tell, I've wired it all up, it works.
I've fitted the steering wheel control box, they work.

Bluetooth is great, all the functions are great.

BUT; It doesn't fit.
I'm aware I need a facia, as the CD6000 is actually bigger than a double DIN, and I've found facias online - but the alpine cage is actually too big for the empty hole left.
Do I need a different cage?

I've never fitted a CD player before - Is it just as simple as clicking something in?