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  1. Mk3 Instrument Cluster Swap

    Hello, does the instrument cluster for a Ford Kuga 2013, 1.6 Ecoboost 182 CP, automatic, 4x4 fit on Focus 3 2014, pre-facelift, 1.6 Ecoboost? I cannot find any differences with the pictures I saw for Focus. I want to replace the instrument cluster with small display with this one. Thank you!
  2. Hi guys, I was just surfing through the links saved during search for sat navi retrofit and I found this site: https://www.ucdsys.ru/?page_id=370&lang=en In the description it says the kit contains " cooling hose with socket ". What is this? Cooling for navi? Do you have this thing? Thank you!
  3. Sat nav saying "No GPS" 2011 Focus

    I tried to put it on the ACM but it seemed to lose some satellites (I had maximum 5). What I did was to put the gps antenna on top of the glove compartment. I have in this way 7-8 satellites all the time. Also I so that if I turn it upside down it will loose all satellites.
  4. Details... Is there a topic here where the retrofit is described? I couldn't find it
  5. I'd like that too, but for the moment I do not want to remove the roof or floor on half of the car to get the wires from back to front. Not yet 😆
  6. Unfortunately I searched a few weeks on ebay while researching for needed part numbers. For the display with part number EM5T (which fitted my old display) the one I bought was the only one available. Also there was no frame and only one control panel which was 300 € . Maybe if I would have waited longer other options would appear. But I lost my patience and wanted to finish the retrofit fast :)
  7. I finally managed to get all parts for Sony navi retrofit. Unfortunately I could not find a complete system. I got the display from England (~250 €), the frame and control panel from Russia (~200€) and the fakra AM/FM cable I bought as original spare part (15 €). The two wires for the navi sound I made them myself. Not cheap at all. I guess JW1982 you are the only one so lucky to get everything at 25€ The display has quite some rust on the display edge, but I managed to remove it, so it looks good. For the moment I'm still missing the FD map cards for western and eastern Europe, but I tested it with a friend's card. I could find the 2017 maps with ranges between 45 and 100 €. I do not know if the one at 45 € is original or a cloned one. Somebody told me that if the card is not original after some time (~ 3 months) the navi could be blocked. Did you hear anything about that? Thank you JW1982 and Victory for your help. The info was really helpful.
  8. Elm327 software

    The best tools for Ford configurations are Forscan (http://www.forscan.org/download.html) and Focccus (http://ford.xtlt.ru/FoCCCus/).
  9. Ford part numbers

    You said you want to by a Focus 3 ST? If I know correctly on pre-facelift for ST you can have Sync2. Am I right? Which one is in the car you want?
  10. Then I have to search only for Sony :). I saw that both the control panel and the frame are very difficult to find. :( Did anybody see live a Ford Kuga with this Sony control panel. Is it the same? I found some on ebay. In the picture is shown with the air vents and I'm curious if the control panel can be removed from the frame just like for Focus and if it is the same. The part code for one is CV4T-18K811-TA and another is AM5T-18K811-TA. For this control panel it matters if it is from 2011 and my car is 2014, or if it has Sync or not? Thank you all for all the great infos
  11. Another question just came to my mind. A facia for non branded 5 inch display can be used so that the control buttons panel is replaced with the sony control buttons panel? Or they come in pairs? Is there a code for the whole assembly or only separate codes for frame and control buttons? Thank you!
  12. Thank you for the really fast replay. Sounds quite good. Better than what I was expecting before starting to read this thread :) Now the hunt begins :) At the moment the navi control I could find only on ebay.de and costs 300€. More than for the navi display.
  13. Hello, I'm trying to change my Sony radio system (with 9 speakers and 4.2 inch display, Sync, USB, AUX and emergency call) with a OEM Sony Navigation system, on my Ford Focus Titanium 2014. I looked over ebay, and for the moment there is no complete system available for sale. So I guess I have to buy all parts separatelly. I read all the posts until now, I got a lot of helpfull information, but I still have some questions, if anybody can answer. First: regarding the 5 inch navi display. On one post there was the info about order of AM5T-18B955- Dx, BM5T- 8B955- Dx, EM5T- 8B955- Dx. There is another code F1BT - 8B955- Dx. What is this one? Where does it fit: is this refering to non Sony navi and the others to Sony navi, or has nothing to do with it? Second: for the moment I didn't check my radio unit code so I do not know the code, but is there any special code needed for the upper display codes? I found a lot of BM5T - 18C815 - xx codes. Until now I only undestood that BM5T - 18C815 - XM/XN/XF is DAB radio. What is the difference between these DAB codes? Can I use a BM5T - 18C815 - GF/GM/GN/DG/HN/NJ with this displays? Also there is a code F1BT - 18C815 -xx radio. What is this one (once again non branded radio)? Third: as I said, the car has emergency call option in case of accident, which is based on GPS location. So I guess I should have a gps antenna. Is this the same used for navigation? What connector is used for navigation on the display? In this case a new harness is necessary from display to radio (or better Sync module) as I have to move the connector from the current location to the display. Fourth: just putting everything togheter will work automatically? There is no need to write in the central config anything? I would expect at least to change some settings with foccus (display type, radio or navi, so on...). I understood that system works also without the sony navi buttons. But will the 5 inch screen fit with the old facia for 4.2 inch screen? I know that the edges of the screen will not be seen because of the 4.2 inch frame, but could I use the old facia until I find the navi facia? The system works without the big display in the instrument cluster (the one which also displays directions during navi is activated and a small car in rest)? I only have the small one. I know there are a lot of questions (and a lot to read :) ). Thank you for taking the time to read the post and to answer if you know some answers.