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  • Birthday 09/17/1966

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  1. Dash Space Saver Broke

    has anybody had this problem? the little space saver that is on the top of the dash has broke.this is where the extra clocks on an rs would be. the little latch that holds it in place has broke of and will not stick back on. what i want to do is remove it without breaking it so i can sort it with less hassel. is it easy to remove? or less bother to keep it wedged with a folded bit of paper? please help as i hate driving knowing it is broke, i cant stop looking at the paper stuck out the top of it.
  2. Radio Upgrade

    When i changed my stereo ( the same as yours ) i got the full kit, cage, facia, the whole lot. the cage did not fit, it is sat at my feet now. but i did use the facia, this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Focus-Facia-Fascia-Panel-Stereo-Surround-Adaptor-Radio-Trim-Double-Din-/160977642340?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item257b03e364 i too had a lot of work to do to get it to fit flush but it did in the end. a lot of work and the result looks ok, not brilliant but ok. ( think the cheap carbon wrap let mine down. ) got pics somwhere, i will dig them out and post them.
  3. Key Fob Problem.

    hello all, got a problem with my cental locking and not sure what to do. i changed the battery a couple of weeks ago due to the signal being very weak, but now in the last few days the central locking only responds when it feels up to it. its not the keys as i have 2 and both will work when it wants to, or both fail so the problem must be with the car side of the locking. as anybody had this problem in the past? and if so how did you resolve it? been all over google and the web itself but no luck, all i seem to find is how to reprogram but with two keys failing at the same time i am sure it's not them. please help me. cheers billybob
  4. In Car Camera (Again)

    http://www.smartcamdirect.com/index.php this is where i got mine. and the selection of smaller cameras is now better then when i got mine. also best to get a class 10 32gb sd card, greater picture and less formating of the card.
  5. Ac Clutch Wont Engage

    cheers stoney871, i will get it regased when i get back off me hols. bit of luck the sun has gone in and i wont need it again for another six - seven years. :D billybob66 B)
  6. Ac Clutch Wont Engage

    hi guys and galls, i need a few pointers on my ac, when i switch it on the clutch does not kick in, could this be that the gas is low? i have checked the fuse and the wiring connecting the compressor and all seems fine. i must admit that in owning the car in three years i have never used it and it could now be a little stuck but with this hot weather ( is this a dream? ) i could do with more than the windows down. if anybody has any ideas as what to try and what relays to check i would be ever so greatfull, and so would the wife. and please if i do not get back to any of your replys its not my ignorance its my jolly hols in the sun stopping me. thanks all, billybob66 :D
  7. Show Us Your Aftermarket/upgraded Headunits

    got mine fitted but keep forgeting to take the after photo's to post. the radio is in, the wrap has been put around the facia and the dials have been changed. one problem i did have was when i fitted the rear view camera i must of broken the video cable feeding it through the rubber gator. as bringates thread states it's a pig to do and your not wrong there mate. tried another cable and the picture shows but it is not the yellow connectors so it wont change the screen when i put the car into reverse. i have to change it by touch screen. hopfully i can find a new video cable tomorrow and get it finnished, ( fed up keep taking head unit out, next door think i've lost the plot) then a little more wrapping and then its all done. :D hope i can get it as good as gary minty jupes wrapping, if not might ask him to do mine, look at his http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/45150-going-to-start-wrapping/
  8. Going To Start Wrapping

    you have done a fine job there, it looks great. B)
  9. this is somthing i have thought about, one idea i had was to put in a second lighter next to the first one. the second one would only come on with the ignition. so if your phone is plugged in hidden it will still charge on number one. but your camera will turn off, when you leave the car on number two. one thing is worth thinking about is, if you where to have a minor bump the first thing you would do is take out your keys when you get out of the car. but you still need the camera recording. this wont happen, the camera connected to the acc supply will turn off after a couple of minutes. what camera have you got? and what sized card are you recording on too? EDIT... just reread your first post and you all ready have two sockets so you only need to change the supply for one, ferretflooozy's idea sounds good to me. but please do let us know what camera you have and maybe a link on where to get one. :)
  10. Show Us Your Aftermarket/upgraded Headunits

    hi focus jonny, not got the steering wheel control adapter, having a look on friday morning around a few car shops at what conectors i can find. as for the interior well mine is like a dark red wood effect, got a feeling the unit and the red will clash a bit. going to do the black carbon and also change the three heater controls at the same time, might go for the silver with the black ring around them. gonna try and take photos as i go along when i swap them over the weekend, cage arriving permitting. :) jacksargent93 Posted Today, 12:04 PM That headunit looks rad. How much was that if I ask? Cant see a price anywhere hi jacksargent93 there are a few prices dependent on who you get it of and if you get the maps, here is a link to a few sellers, http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0&_nkw=Eonon+g2103&_sacat=0&_from=R40 or just search Eonon on ebay and you get quite a lot to choose from,
  11. Show Us Your Aftermarket/upgraded Headunits

    picked up my new 2 din tonight from TNT. but i have a problem allready, the unit is 100x182 mm and the surround inside edge is 118x193mm so i have a nice big gap all round. looks like i am going to need a cage to help me out. here is a list of items i have so far- unit http://b2b.eonon.com/details.aspx?pro_id=1445&product_no=G2103VE surround http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160977642340?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 wiring harness http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190800228048?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 cage http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151029272382?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648 and last but not least to improve radio signal ( poor due to smartcam ) radio booster http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Antenna-Radio-FM-AM-Signal-Amplifier-Booster-12V-/390485591088?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item5aeac14430 if any one of you kind chaps can think of any thing else i need please let me know. with a bit of luck i can get it fitted this weekend as long as the parts are all here. then in a couple of weeks carbon fibre the puppy.
  12. Do You Like My Centre Console?

    that looks great, might have to try that when the new headunit turns up this week. are you going to change your heater dials??
  13. hi aps67, if you are fitting your new stereo in a mk 2 take out the stereo and check the wires on the bottom connector. i too had this problem and it turned out to be that. on your connector you have, top block is power and so on second block is for your speakers and the bottom thin block is for your swc. check these wires, on mine two of them where in the wrong place. just remembered i bookmarked the page, :D http://www.eonon.com/car-dvd-blog/post/13.html give this a read it tells you in better detail, hope it helps. if not worth a try. ;) billybob66 EDIT. just checked and the image has been removed but you will be able to follow the direction given.
  14. Rear Washer Jet

    hi all, just need a little info before i break something, the problem i have is that my rear washer jet wont spray, so is it simple to remove the nozzel in the spoiler ? i want to remove this so if there is a blockage then i can hopefully spay it out once the nozzel is removed. any help would be welcome before i break it. :( cheers all, billybob. ( not putting 66 any more ) :o
  15. hi rocymru, any chance you could post a few pics to show your problem in better detail. sorry to say i know nowt but some of the peeps here are gods, and could help with that little more info. cheers, billybob66. ( learning loads from this forum from the gods. ) :D :D :D