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  1. Just to follow up; I took the advice and looked on eBay. Went with one of the cheapest sellers with good feedback and now have a working radio, cost me just over £5! Thanks for the advice!
  2. All good info guys, thanks for the replies. I now understand why there's a difference between retrieving the M codes and the V codes. Just a remarkable coincidence that the one you want is always the more expensive one!!! My "dealer" was a generic second hand dealer and it was almost a year ago so my chances of getting it off him are slim, I'll give it a go though.
  3. Sorry for digging up the old "radio code" issue, it seems the one written in my manual is not the right one! I'm assuming the dealer or a.n.other got the manual swapped with another car, cant think why else it wouldn't work (I did a battery disconnect after the CDs got stuck, they're out now...but now the whole thing is locked!!). I've just been searching for online code tools and they all seem a bit... er... dodgy... understandably you have to pay before you get the code but does anyone have one they know works? Also; I want to check I have my serial# correct as the one I tried didn't work! I thought the last 7 digits from the number below were the code but this didnt work on radio-code.co.uk I held numbers 1 and 6 together to scroll through and get the serial number; SOCD6X7V020739 Its a Sony 6CD changer from a 2008 Mondeo Titanium Anyone got any suggestions?
  4. Remap - Superchips/bluefin

    Yes, TDi look good too. They reckon +44Bhp on my engine with their two channel system! Wow!! You'd definitely notice that! Aftermarket aside; if my engine is 6 years old they've probably improved the factory map since then. Anyone got experience of different map versions for their ECU? (I know there was an issue that needed a code update with some of the CPUs in my Volvo V50 - which has FoMoCo written on all the CAN modules!)
  5. Remap - Superchips/bluefin

    Yeah, I know that's the real reason but I'm trying to justify the cost so I can act like its an "investment"!
  6. Remap - Superchips/bluefin

    Just had a look at the DTUK website, they do look good but they're pricey! There are ones on ebay for much less but not for my engine. Yes, a remap seems like a much more "proper" solution but I cant see me splashing out on that any time soon. There are some serious gains to be had by remapping diesel engines though!
  7. Remap - Superchips/bluefin

    Thanks again James, all good advice. I'm clearly getting older (and poorer) because I was actually just as interested in the improved MPG they quote. More power would be nice too, of course! But I cant see how a piggy backing "performance box" solution could come close to a proper remap (and yes, you're right, they're all just guide figures anyway!). That said I have a colleague who went for the full "stage X" dyno'd remap and got stung by cowboys who did no better job than a box would have (this is his opinion admittedly!!!). I think I've undermined my own argument because saving a tank of fuel over a year would take a long time to pay back on a remap!
  8. Remap - Superchips/bluefin

    I've been looking at "performance boxes" that plug inline with the common rail pressure sensor (yes, I have a diesel!). They range from £70 to £400 and yet all seem to boast the same stats as each other and even the same as a the remap figures but there is no permanent change to the standard car. But anything too good to be true sounds wrong to me! Comments?
  9. Parking Sensor Retro-Fit

    Thanks for the advice on the key, I'll see what I can do. What about the "fan" washer jets? Can you still get them?
  10. Parking Sensor Retro-Fit

    Oh yes, and Im going to check tonight to see if I can do the heated fan style washer jets, if you're still able to supply them then I'm interested!
  11. Parking Sensor Retro-Fit

    OK thanks, I'll do some investigating and try to plan it out. Haven't fully looked at what to do with the boot liner yet but I've got some ideas, if I'm organised (and I remember to take photos etc) I'll post my progress. I see you did the flip key conversion; I take it thats where you take the electronics out of the existing fob and transfer it to a flip key carcass? Can the blank key be cut by a regular locksmith or does it require a specialist? (I want to recondition my keyfob as its a bit scruffy)
  12. Parking Sensor Retro-Fit

    Thanks for the link to your thread, yes this looks like what I have planned! I'm going to match the factory sensor positions as best I can. I might post my progress... got a boot spoiler to paint up, window tinting to be done and some minor carpet repairs too... (boot liner pulling apart)
  13. Parking Sensor Retro-Fit

    Thanks for the reply... and yes, I completely agree. It'll be way easier and most people wont notice.. but I will and it will annoy me!! Realistically; I'll probably just get the buzzer kit. Just wondered if there was a known solution out there that I wasn't aware of being a newbie to Fords. Ooh, reverse camera... I'll have to look into that, can it be integrated into the colour instrument screen on the titanium spec!!?!! :D
  14. Newbie here, returned home with an 08 plate Mondeo Titanium today. :) I gave up trying to get one with parking sensors already installed as they seem to be rare and on more expensive examples.... but its a biiiiig car and England has smaaaall car parks!! I'm on a budget but really want the "factory" sensor fit, I'm aware there are after-market kits you can get and I'm happy and confident I can source and fit these but I want to do it "properly". The question; does anyone know if the vehicles are already fitted with any of the necessary parking sensor factory equipment? ie wiring, control modules etc? I'm suspecting not but have read other topics on parking sensor switches that plug into available ports etc so wondered what the options were. I'm assuming at some point I would need to go to Ford for a software flash to enable the function if nothing else. Alternative; are there any after-market kits that can tap into the audio and emit the "beep" from the car speakers (as the factory version would)? I'm just not too keen on putting a horrible little beeper in my lovely new Mondeo (I remember a trailer electrics kit I fitted to a previous car that emitted a deafening electronic BEEP which had me terrified to indicate!) Next approach is to ask for a quote for the retro-fit but I anticipate that option being outside my budget!! Thanks all, wish me luck in my new steed.