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Maxtek

Member Since 28 Feb 2013
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In Topic: Fiesta Zetec 08 - Headunit Replacement Parts?

27 March 2013 - 08:26 PM

If your cage is probably the standard 113mm that most suppliers use I'd say go for a 103mm

Best to measure from where you want the front of the cage to sit and back to the shallowest place the cage is likely to hit on.

You may even be able to cut notches out of the back of your current one with tin snips to allow the cage to sit in correctly.

 

I was under the impression that my current cage wouldn't fit my headunit due the the cage being double din and the headunit being single din, I was going to buy that fascia you linked previously and then get a new cage. If the cage is compatible with this new fascia then surely the headunit wouldn't be, the screws/slots on the cage won't line up with the headunit will it?

 

Apologies if this is hassle but I really don't want to bodge it or have a possibility of something going wrong in the future.


In Topic: Fiesta Zetec 08 - Headunit Replacement Parts?

27 March 2013 - 06:46 PM

What you need is one of these-

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2328390eeb

 

You may also find that any cage supplied with your single din radio is too deep for the dash space.

If you go to any motor factors you should be able to get one that is shallower so as to allow the correct head space to allow the cage to sit far back enough to allow the fascia to sit flush.

 

That fascia would be great but could you recommend me a cage to go with it that I can get online? There aren't a great deal of places around here that deal with this sort of stuff, well the ones I know of are a little shady.

 

Hey Maxtek,

 

Yeah looks like you have a double din adaptor but need a single din adaptor for your headunit.  The clips you have fit on the edges of the fascia.

 

Good Luck :)

 

Yeah that explains why I couldn't get it to fit properly and the fact I overlooked the clips...


In Topic: Fiesta Zetec 08 - Headunit Replacement Parts?

25 March 2013 - 09:32 PM

What you need is one of these-

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2328390eeb

 

You may also find that any cage supplied with your single din radio is too deep for the dash space.

If you go to any motor factors you should be able to get one that is shallower so as to allow the correct head space to allow the cage to sit far back enough to allow the fascia to sit flush.

 

That's exactly the one I was thinking of, although If i can get my current fascia to fit then I doubt I will change it, well not yet anyway.


In Topic: Fiesta Zetec 08 - Headunit Replacement Parts?

25 March 2013 - 09:30 PM

Are there any clips that came with the facia, on the MK 2 focus (prevous car) it was basically the same as yours, but had 4 clips in each corner to hold the fasica and cage in.

 

Was the headunit exactly the same as the one above, or did you need 4 keys to get the headunit out?

 

EDIT: Sorry re-read your thread. I was under the impression you had the same headunit above.  Its basically the same as the MK2 focus, there should be 4 'U' shaped clips included with the fasica which clip on (be careful as they can bounce off, or fall down the hole!) these simply clip into the hole.  Put them on the fasica 1st (I glued mine on) and then push the fasica into the gap.  I don't believe you will need to unscrew the above screws.

 

Let us know :)

 

Just went to take a couple pictures to try and explain what I mean and I found some clips which I must have overlooked before but now even with these clips I don't see how it will keep the cage seated nicely. Also do I attach the inner fascia (silver plastic) with the clips in place to the car then push the cage in, then headunit then finally the last black fascia plate (this black fascia part didn't seem like it would fit with my headunit).

 

http://i5.minus.com/jz1y90BO24U6Q.JPG

 

http://i6.minus.com/jjril8ozQMYbS.JPG

 

http://i6.minus.com/jbhjzuXKYGkada.JPG

 

http://i2.minus.com/jxRXGSJQdgjQY.JPG

 

http://i6.minus.com/jbroKfN8gelWxi.JPG

 

(Didn't want a wall of images so I added the links)


In Topic: Fiesta Zetec 08 - Headunit Replacement Parts?

25 March 2013 - 07:13 PM

There should be 4 screws that you attach the fascia onto (the ones that held the ford headunit on), then the cage fits into the hole (making sure you bend the metal strips to hold the cage in firmly.

 

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This is a picture without the cage/fascia, your post sounds like it should work but I have no idea how to carry it out. In this picture, do I remove the two screws you can see and the other 2 you mentioned, I guess are the two inside near that compartment on the base and top? I don't see how any of the parts that came with the aftermarket cage work together.

 

Appreciate the help Rick!