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23 June 2015 - 06:13 PM

Looks very tidy, glad to see it in such good condition.  :)

In Topic: New Dvd Satnav Unit Fitted (Pics)

23 June 2015 - 10:19 AM

It's weird that it's not working this way...I would try to contact the seller if this is a standard behaviour or not, just to be sure that everything is all right with the stereo though...


As for the GPS issue, definitely try to mount the receiver somewhere, where it's not blocked by anything, i.e. if you have heated front window, it sorta creates a cage for the GPS signal, so move the receiver out of the car and you'll see then. No need to remove any pillars or anything yet, simply just roll down the window and run the wire out of it and mount the receiver on the car from outside. It should be magnetic on the bottom, so it should hold well.


If your signal is fine, then I would suggest to mount the receiver either inside the A-pillar, or under the roof - I think 2-3 pages back in this thread is a picture in one of my posts where it's shown where I mounted mine...and I'm having no problems since then ;)


Thanks for your help mate.


Apparently the ignition issue is "by design", according to the Chinese seller.


I do have the front heated windscreen - perhaps that is the cause of the signal issue? I hope so. I think mounting the GPS antenna outside of the car is a bit too much lol, but I might try mounting it under the roof, above the courtesy light as you suggested. I'll try to find the old posts then, thanks for the advice.

In Topic: Anyone Flown American Airlines?

23 June 2015 - 10:13 AM

They're ok...the 757 is quite old now. I'm flying to the US next Tuesday with Virgin to Las Vegas. Their planes look lovely. Enjoy the trip!


Lucky beggar!

In Topic: Few Questions... Possibly Stupid Lol

22 June 2015 - 09:15 PM

Someone more familiar with the Focus Mk3.5 will hopefully tell more about the hazard lights.


But if you are already having rattles on a brand new car, I would take it straight back to Ford, to have it fixed under warranty, along with a courtesy car.

In Topic: New Dvd Satnav Unit Fitted (Pics)

22 June 2015 - 04:34 PM

Maybe the FL Focus handles this differently, I just tested this on 2007 Fiesta (Mk 6.5) too and it's working on it as well.


Try it once more and you'll see. Didn't you by any chance mess up some of the wiring from ACC and battery and so on? This could maybe result in something like this...although it would be best then, to see it, try to take a picture, if you did something with the wiring, other than plugging in standard cable for the stereo...


Tried it today, no luck I'm afraid. I can live with that though.


An issue I am having is with the GPS receiver - sometimes (intermittently), it can fail to get a position lock, which can be very annoying. However, if I move around the receiver randomly a bit (it's currently sitting on the dash, next to the nearside demister vent/a-pillar), it seems to help.


Anyone have any suggestions?