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  1. After reading this guide with all the comments and a post from Dan P from this thread, I successfully activated the cruise control in my Ford Focus MK2.5! I used the latest version of ELMConfig for the whole process (0.2.17). Initially, I bought a cheap OBD from AliExpress and even thought it was advertised as 500K speed, it did not work. Finally I bought this from Amazon and it worked great. The whole process took about 30 minutes. Thank you everyone for your help.
  2. Thank you so much for this post! I was stuck with the activation of the cruise control in my Ford Focus MK2.5 and your post saved the day. Now the cruise control works great!
  3. Thanks Lenny. Nice topic you have there with so much content and nice ideas. I hope you continue your project soon.
  4. Thanks Lenny. The boom mats were the ones that took over 1.5 month to arrive and as a result delayed the whole upgrade. I also forgot to mention that I had to replace around 6-7 door clips in total because the originals were either bent or stuck. The amplifier would be indeed a nice addition and I'm already thinking about it. This summer I'll enjoy my new speakers and if I decide to add an amplifier I'll do it around Christmas. So far I'm very happy with the car and all the modifications I did. I bought it at a bargain price from a friend's brother with zero problems and very low milage. With all these mods and I still didn't even reach the price that I would normally pay just for the car. Thanks again Lenny for your valuable help on this topic and the eye opening guides.
  5. Hi again. Every item arrived and I finally had the time to perform the upgrade. It took me 2 days of about 4 hours of work but the result is excellent. It's a huge improvement over the stock speakers. Another successful mod for my Focus came to an end. The last one will be the activation of the Cruise Control. I already ordered all the necessary parts and they'll be here soon.
  6. One more mod is completed. Once again, thank you Lenny for this very useful guide.
  7. Hi, I don't know anything about the unit you have but my Sony works perfectly with CarPlay. It has never lost the usb connection so far. I installed the unit in March, so I have it for almost 3 months now. I just posted the picture of the installation on May 1st. Do you connect your phone directly to the Kenwood or do you use an external usb slot like I do? Also have you tried different USB cables?
  8. Today I successfully installed the reverse camera. I bought the camera from eBay and seems identical to the ones suggested in previous posts. The price was around $13. Because I wanted to always be able to check the reverse camera and not only when I have the reverse gear, I soldered the positive lead for the camera power to the acc cable of my power harness. With this, my Sony head unit can automatically change to the reverse camera when I have the reverse gear but I can also manually choose the reverse camera from the Sony menu. The picture quality is really good for the price and I was really impressed with the backup lines. They are extremely accurate. The installation wasn't that hard, but it is time consuming. it took me a little bit over 3 hours. Overall, I'm very happy with the result.
  9. I ordered mine almost 3 months ago and today they finally arrived. It took less than 5 minutes to install them. For about $4, they look way better than the originals in my opinion.
  10. Thanks. I'll order the regular version then.
  11. Hi Lenny. I started ordering all the parts. I have a question about the Boom Mat Baffles. I know that I need the rounded 6.5"size but the eBay listing you provided above has a slim and a regular version. Do you know what's exactly the difference between those 2 and which one I should order? Also, the seller from where I bought the reverse camera gave me a refund so I'll also order the Connects 2 camera you suggested.
  12. Thanks again Lenny. I'll wait a few more days and if the camera does not arrive, I'll ask for a refund and order this one.
  13. Hi again Lenny, Wow. That is a well explained and helpful comment. Thank you so much! I'll start buying everything I need then because it will take some time for everything to arrive. I'll buy those boom speaker cups you suggested instead of the speaker rings. Also those door clips will be very useful. I'm sure that I'll have problems with a few of the originals when I'll try to refit them. I also have a dremel which I'll use for the tweeters. When everything arrive, I'll reply again to this thread with the current status and to probably ask more questions. One last question. I already ordered a reverse camera that replaces the boot handle but it's taking forever to arrive and I'm sure that the parcel is lost. I'll probably ask for a refund. Are you satisfied with the quality of the connects2 reverse camera that you have? I read your guide but the link of the camera is not working anymore. Do you know from where I can buy it?
  14. I thank you both for your replies. I think that I'm going to buy them then and hope for the best. Lenny, awesome setup sir. However, I don't want to install a subwoofer and an amp. It is a lot of work, cost a lot of money and I also don't want to sacrifice any boot space. On more question though. Since I'll do all that work, do you think that I should install speaker ring like this for example or they are not worth it? In case I decide to buy those rings, is there any chance that I'll have problem putting back the door panel?
  15. After many months, I finally bought and installed a Sony XAV-AX3005DB head unit. Specifically, I bought this kit. It contains everything that is required for my car and everything works great. Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Steering Wheel controls, automatic switching to the rear camera with reverse. I still wait the rear camera to arrive though. The setup was super easy and looks really clean and modern. I also bought this usb slot and it works great! Overall, I'm very happy with the result. It certainly wasn't cheap, but in my opinion it's worth it. Now I'm considering to upgrade the factory speakers.