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Rowan112

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  • First Name
    Rowan
  • Ford Model
    Focus Mk3
  • Ford Year
    2014
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Yorkshire

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  1. so i finally got to connect to the reverse camera to the stereo and the dynamic trajectory was working. I was surprised to see it working. So it appears you can get parking lines on aftermarket stereos, must be done on the BCM and be put on the video signal if that's the case.
  2. i thought that they were projected by the BCM, guess i learn something new.
  3. This correct? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301174915127
  4. Yeah I've seen people do that I am assuming those are aftermarket cameras
  5. Na I need a HSD fakra the one with 4 pins
  6. Hello my friend is wanting to upgrade his stereo on his mk3 pfl to an aftermarket one. He has the OEM reverse camera. I know that sync1 reverse camera connector is an HSD fakra and that only 2 of the pins are actually used. Could I just tap into the wires without cutting off the HSD fakra and make it into an RCA or is there some kind of adaptor I can get. I can't seem to find one. Last time I messed with a RCA wire the negative video was used as a shield around the wire, so it was a pain to handle. I know you can get an adaptor for the sync unit itself to RCA so you can install an aftermarket one in but I can't seem to find one for OEM camera to aftermarket.
  7. ah i misunderstood why you said that, just didn't see the mention for reverse cam. wondering why you said it haha
  8. isn't it the same sync3 module? wouldn't it just be pin 14/15 still?
  9. yeah each of their own. For me i need all these extra features, I travel a lot and if i'm waiting on someone i can watch stuff from my stereo. They offer more than sync3 and the old stereos are just not good enough for me tbh. yeah i had a guy who tried fitting it himself. He connected the fakra to GPS to his Black fakra which is used for DAB/FM signal.
  10. PFL is for Focus MK3 that is between 2011 - 2014 and FL is for 2014 - 2018 You'll know the difference by looking at the hazard/central locking button. you have a 2011, so it's a PFL. PFL have both the hazards and central locking button on the stereo, FL have only the hazards due to the central locking button is on the door. Wireless Carplay also offers Wireless Android Auto. I would suggest you get the PX6 Wireless Carplay version. DAB is an Add-on. You have to purchase a DAB+ box, Fakra to FM/DAB adapter, an adapter for the DAB aerial to fit into your DAB+ box. which all together costs £51 This kit allows you to use your aerial for DAB. Do you know if your car already supports DAB? if not, you can retrofit an OEM DAB aerial which costs around £30. that's what i did as my car didn't come with DAB. I refuse to use the windscreen DAB aerial DAB parts - £51 DAB+ - £30 - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262882909633 SMB Male to MCX Male - £7 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Connectors-connector-adapter-Extension-Extender-SMB-male-MCX/dp/B075S6XWP1 Fakra to DAB + FAM Splitter - £14 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B076WPS3FV I have all these links saved, so the prices might flux but the last time i checked that's the price. Last time i checked the total price will be £380 for all the parts alone. That includes DAB parts, Stereo itself, Shipping and European Warehouse. which costs about £20 more than the Double din but you get way more out of it. I would highly recommend you get it.
  11. I would suggest not getting those doubledin stereos, they look quite outdated and kinda ugly but that's my opinion. This is my stereo, it's an PX6 unit. It supports everything that your car comes with. it's high quality, does not have compromises and comes with 4gb ram. it can play netflix, disney plus etc. it comes with all the wiring needed to upgrade. it looks OEM and is fully programmable. all the buttons can be changed functions, the buttons on the steering wheel can be changed too. I have set mine to open google assistant instead of sync. Sync, Steering Wheel controls and Climate Control all works with it. Navigation comes up instantly on it, I use Waze with it and it loads instantly. The only thing it doesn’t come with is DAB, it’s an add-on you have to purchase. Even then it’s perfect at it everything loads instantly and no waiting time for anything. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001196862190.html - PFL https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001197182111.html - FL I would recommend getting PX6 Wireless Carplay version, it gives you wireless carplay and wireless android auto. PX6 is one of the fastest units you can get on the market. It’s even better than sync3 in my opinion and there are others who shares that same opinion with me. Just make sure you purchase European warehouse option too, it’s to avoid paying customs. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32961700672.html Here's a quick review i did of the stereo https://photos.app.goo.gl/hzsgirQRzSmQDJnx5 You're not far from me, i fit them for people. if you're wanting it
  12. you can pay £10 for a hardwiring kit and do it yourself. it's quite easy tbh. hiding wires is the best. especially on the front of the car
  13. Well i don't have climate control, i have the standard heater unit. Can that be adapted for the FL from PFL? My car is a 64plate, I have changed my speedo clocks to FL and i have the ability to change the dimming on my clocks. So i am pretty sure i got the newer BCM in it. Damn that looks pretty sweet tbh, I am thinking of doing that, i really want that compartment to put my phone for wireless charging tbh.
  14. did you have to replace the dash too? What did you have to do to get the center console replaced? I am assuming center console, climate control and stereo?
  15. Hey Molly, Your post seems very interesting. Did you replace your center console or just the climate control?
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