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#458841 Eonon Stereo Replacement - Which One ?

Posted by sonic113 on Yesterday, 11:17 AM

agree with Darren here. He is a big help with these units and knows his stuff. Hopefully get around to getting one of these very soon when I get a few pounds saved up.

#457687 Focus In Car Entertainment & Gadgets

Posted by sonic113 on 23 February 2015 - 01:32 AM

if your having bother with the instrument cluster not turning off then its possible its the existing BT module, I just pulled the plug on mine since its no longer needed and bobs your uncle. sleeping like a baby!

anyone getting aftermarket Headunits might need to keep that in mind, it might even be needed on some of the better OEM headunits from Sony.

good advice there Darren.    :)

#453582 Focus In Car Entertainment & Gadgets

Posted by sonic113 on 11 February 2015 - 11:10 AM

its working out really well so far, the niggles prezza above talks of were indeed present on the first one of these I got, but since I got the replacement unit (has DAB+ connector) ive not had any of them. it would appear that they updated it at some point and in doing so also corrected the niggles.

The only thing it doesn't do right is change to night mode when lights are turned on, all other niggles like the radio changing bug and poor reception are gone.

as for satnav, works a treat once you have the right software :D

Prezza, make sure you have enabled "Mix mode" its a setting on the eonon units that by its self is slightly meaningless but it actually allows both satnav and radio music at the same time, hence "mix mode"

It seems the HU is actually built around two different systems, the first, basic radio audio functionality, the second, the sat nav, this is the reason ive not been able to hack the unit that much, the actual OS controlling the day to day software isn't visible. I believe I can get access to it from an internal USB port but ill not be bothering until the warranty is up


Great Darren.

when I get a few pounds saved up I will order again. I might drop you a msg when I get the unit maybe to get help with setting up the sat-nav software part if you dont mind.


Good to know all is running well though.

#452926 Focus In Car Entertainment & Gadgets

Posted by sonic113 on 09 February 2015 - 01:00 PM

doesn't look it, likes like another Chinese clone. it really is worth getting one with a brand attached, even if it is another clone, you can at least expect some degree of consistency and quality not to mention aftersales support


I had a bit of a issue on last order due to the bank  :wacko: so I will be ordering one of these units maybe at the end of the month.  :)


How is the one you installed working out for you?

Is the sat nav woking well on it?

I will mainly be using it for the cd player and sat nav function so would you say its worth buying on of these units rather than a standalone one that pops on the window?


I do like the way these look OEM fitted though so that also draws me to maybe get one.

would these operate just these same as a stand alone sat nav unit?

#452111 Focus 2006 Lx Auto Fuel Consumption

Posted by sonic113 on 06 February 2015 - 11:10 AM

aren't autos less efficient in the fuel economy dept anyway compared to a clued up and sensible manual driver?

yeah i think auto's are not as good on economy, but around towns its hard to get good mpg I would say.

#449382 Mot On Monday

Posted by sonic113 on 28 January 2015 - 05:36 PM

A bit of topic here but I came across this ad from ford and thought due to the weather it was ideal to post lol!





By the way has ford the only make to do the quick clear front screen?


don't see it much in other car manufacturers bu its a great idea and very practical to have.

#449097 Mot On Monday

Posted by sonic113 on 27 January 2015 - 12:18 PM

Its more of a worry with the work I've either done or had done! :) it is undoubtedly a solid car in every other way

+ 1 the focus is a solid car all round and if looked after well it should give very little problems.  :)  My MOT due next month lol!

#446966 Elm327/forscan

Posted by sonic113 on 21 January 2015 - 03:54 PM

Thanks guys.



Check my signature fella, theres a link there on a guide I wrote that will help to get you started :)


Basically it allows you to read pretty much every sensor it can access (so far I havent found anything it cant read, but then I havent got every ford ever made to test it with :P)


You can do thorough diagnostics (I helped my Auto Leccy identify an issue with my airbag resistance using this!) and read general error codes.


Read my thread, and if you have any questions, let me know!


James I downloaded your pdf and looks good to get me started.


The link is outdated for the elm usb cable. I was going to buy one I saw on ebay but I noticed you have "Modified elm cable" so the one I was looking at is maybe wrong. Can you link me to the correct one?






its easy enough to use it and more importantly its actively updated, id consider paying for it its so good and lets just say I don't usually pay for software!

there is quite a few folk on here that use it too so im sure there will always be someone about that can guide you, but it really is pretty easy going :)


definitely is worth its weight! it makes a nice change to find a free bit of software that works so well!



I agree fellas its nice to get software that is free but also that actually works well.  :)

#446371 What Tyre Pressure Do You Run?

Posted by sonic113 on 19 January 2015 - 11:36 PM

I know that there are many arguments for and against high/low pressure tyre levels in regards to fuel economy and speed but unfortunately the solid fact is that running tyres over a car manufacturers recommended pressure will result in loss of grip and an increased level of uneven wear and a higher risk of losing traction/stability resulting in the likelyhood of swapping ends and entering the pearly gates backwards with a surprised look on your face.
What the tyres are rated to is not the important factor, the recommended pressure for a car at different loading levels is.




two good articles there clive.

they make sense and deserve a read through. 


I think the best answer to any one looking advice on tyre psi is stick with the label on the door or the handbook as these are manufacture recommendations.


I think if you do this you cant go far wrong lol! I will be running mine from now on on the fully laden recommendations on the door label as Its me the wife and 2 kids and usually a boot full most of the time so for me personally I think this might be the best bet in terms of psi recommendations.

#442334 Interior Lights

Posted by sonic113 on 06 January 2015 - 01:18 PM

they just push in up top, pop out the 501s, and the new boards just fit in to that socket, put the covers back on and your done!

The rear footwell lighting I direct you to Lennys fantastic guide for the rear ones, I got 4, 2 in each side, basically you attach them to the top of the underseat blowers, run the cables up past the handbrake and over to the passanger side footwell where you splice on to the front footwell lights.


For the front footwell I use http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

ive got 2 in the front, and two more in the boot, I slapped another in the glovebox as well, they come with all the required attachments and are amazing bright.

the footwell lights come in blue, red and white, its difficult to get an accurate colour shot of them all working as the light balance is all over the place, but I love the red warm glow coming up and mixing with the clear white from above. :)


Darren looks good man.


I used Lennys guide to install the front and rear footwells as well. Hats of to Lenny for that guide as its very informative.

I might change the bulb in my interior light to a white LED same as yours. Is the link above the only place you can get them? how long will they last and do they give of a better light than the standard bulb? I was going to add a red on at one point but though it would be too much red so a white one might be nice and cleaner looking than the standard yellow.

#437033 Focus In Car Entertainment & Gadgets

Posted by sonic113 on 15 December 2014 - 09:02 PM

good stuff Darren. after xmas Im ordering another from the Uk site. Hopefully they may have deals in January lol!  i will try to get the one with the E at the end. when all is installed it will be a great wee edition to the inside of the car. :)  

#436588 Focus In Car Entertainment & Gadgets

Posted by sonic113 on 14 December 2014 - 02:21 AM

just a wee update on my HU,

it went wrong the other week, the discs stopped playing I rarely used discs so probably only the 3rd or 4th time I used it, I spoke to Eonon who got me to run some tests and take a video, returned the head unit to HK for replacement, they shipped a new one out and all is well again.

Now, a couple of important things, English isn't their first language, we had some confusion to start with which delayed the return, to be fair it was my fault, my English isn't the best and straying from the queens English too much probably makes as much sense as Chinese does to us. So keep it clear, simple and to the point, also remember the time differences, it can add a few days on to the process if you miss one another!

Next up, the new headunit seems to be an upgrade, the screen appears to have better contrast, appears more fluid and has a connection for DAB+, the previous one had a connection for tyre deflation warning system, this new one doesn't have that but id probably rather have the dab anyway, in all other ways it appears the same, I couldn't see any differences with model numbers either so if your going to buy one it might be worth checking out if it comes with the DAB connection or not

Note that it doesn't have DAB itself, just a connector for an external module.


I think mine got lost in the post so will have to reorder after xmas. do you think your fault was a one off? would you still recommend getting the same model Darren?


I'm looking forward to getting one of these installed.

Let us know how you get on with the new one.

#424871 Focus In Car Entertainment & Gadgets

Posted by sonic113 on 02 November 2014 - 03:24 PM

Great job Darren.


I have my head unit ordered so hopefully its here by december post rush. I will be looking into gettin rear cam for it after xmas so all is good so far. lol!

#421704 Timing Belt + Water Pump Kit

Posted by sonic113 on 22 October 2014 - 11:54 AM

your links havent copied properly, its broken


id only get the genine ford cambelt, which i believe is made by Gates. you wouldnt want to get something off ebay for such a vital component






Use ford parts, but I can do one in 30 mins so labour shouldnt be much from and independant




I would only use the genuine ford kits for the belts just to be sure as its such a vital component. I Will be doing my belt on my 2009 1.6 zetec focus next year and will be getting a genuine ford kit. I'll only have the Haynes manual as a guide but I have done some on the old escorts belts so I'm hoping it should be too bad to do.

#416048 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by sonic113 on 03 October 2014 - 06:02 PM

All signs of incompatible memory card, this is on the mobius forum, buzzing/strange audio sounds and stuttering. What memory card are you using and class?

It's impossible to show the mobius true video quality on YouTube and it's hard for people to understand after you've explain how great it is then seeing a YouTube video lol


I agree Kurt.

the mobius is brilliant video quality and has to bee watched in real life to see it. You tube video compression does noting for it really.