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Mk2.5 Retrofit Bluetooth / Usb /voice

18 April 2014 - 11:52 AM



  I am looking at installing Bluetooth and USB to my MK2.5, 59 plate Focus Zetec built in Valencia
 Oct 2009.


It was originally fitted with the round CD 6000 radio and
single cd player. I have changed it for a Sony DAB 6 cd player 8M5T-18C939-MD.
A much better radio. The Sony radio firmware is 05 06 01 dated 02 12 2008 so
should be compatible with the upgrade. There is no microphone or any other
wiring installed apart from the radio connector and the Aux port which is wired
straight into the radio connector. The steering wheel control is the standard
one without voice.


I have looked at the Focus guide http://www.fordowner...for-focus-mk25/


I am just trying to get my head around exactly what items I
need to be on the lookout for. At the moment the list in the guide is what I’m
going on. Any comments or suggestions would be gratefully received.


One other option I have seen in other posts is the Kit from Ford. Cost seems to be the factor here.


Sony 6Cd Dab Radio # * Symbols

18 March 2014 - 12:45 PM


The Sony 6CD DAB radio I have has two buttons marked # and *. They don't seem to do anything and the handbook does not mention them.

Has anyone found out what they do.  Just curious.


Bleeding Abs

11 March 2014 - 11:09 AM


It's been a couple of years plus since the brake fluid was changed in my 59 1.6 focus 2.5. As I would like to completly flush the system this will also entail flushing the ABS valves / pump etc. Is there anyway of doing this without taking it to Fords.


In the past I have used the Gunston Eazybleed kit but this has always been on a non ABS system.


I have used the EMLCONFIG to enable several things including tyre deflation detector system but I couldn't see any way to use this to open the ABS valves.