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  1. I currently have a 2010 fiesta with a standard fm radio. but I do fancy a dab one, local stations aren't very good. so I was looking at simply swapping it for a used dab and installing a magnetic smb aerial on the roof, with the radio coming from the worlds most famous auction site. but I noticed that they have different connectors. Mine has 2 connectors quite close together that are squarish and 1 bigger than the other. whereas the dab ones I've looked at have blocks that seem wider, but shallower meaning ill have to change my blocks. I was just wondering if this is relatively straight forward, as electrical knowledge is a thorn in my side. if it is, does anyone have any links as to how to do it or what blocks to buy.
  2. Hi I'm new to this forum so I hope this is the right section I have a mk1 2004 focus Basically I've replaced the original head unit with an aftermarket and it was working fine then suddenly turned off I checked fuse and it's fine, after testing and having a fiddle it seems the ignition live cable is dead but the permanent live is fine? Any ideas? Is there a separate fuse? I've wired it up using the permanent live but I'm worried I'll forget to turn off the head unit and drain the battery Thanks Tom
  3. Hi, so I have an 06 Fiesta Zetec 1.4 diesel. In recent months I have noticed that I will be driving along and sometimes when I change gear/brake/set off the abs and handbrake lights quickly flash on, along with this, sometimes the radio turns on and off as well. I have had the car for years, had the MOT a few weeks ago, they found no errors etc. Wondering if anyone else has had this problem and has any troubleshooting tips? Thanks, Ravi
  4. Having just picked our S-max up yesterday I can't tune the radio into DAB, there's no spare wheel and the rear child locks are baffling. The book is as clear as mud so any help would be grateful, thanks in advance Ian.
  5. Hi All, I currently have the standard Ford 6000CD radio, along with the aux connection and stalk steering wheel controls. I am looking to replace this with the Pioneer SPH-DA120, but I have no idea really where to start when it comes to what I need to make sure everything works. I know I will need a fascia kit and I have found this one: https://www.dynamicsounds.co.uk/ctkfd21-ford-c-max-fiesta-fusion-galaxy-car-stereo-single-double-din-fascia-fitting-kit.html Will this work? Or would I need a different one? Thanks!
  6. Hi. I just put a fiesta titanium bluetooth sterio in my basic style model. Everytime I try to use the phone, it says audio mute, also I cant enter a lot of the options menues. Do I need a Bluetooth module or ford activation code of some sort. Thank you..
  7. 2014 Ford Fiesta APIM

    So I’ve had this car for about a year or two and when I first got it, I mucked it up. I was getting frustrated with my Sync not connecting to my spotify and I started mashing buttons and locked up my radio. Not completely, but my AUX, USB, Accessory doesnt work. When i push the “Phone” button it flashes for a sec and goes straight to Radio. Ive tried the fuse and ive unconnected my battery twice. Once for 15 minutes, and once for like 2 Hours because i thought maybe I didnt do it long enough and I wanted to be sure. Last, I took it to Ford. I believe they told me it was my APIM that had gone bad and they said it was going to cost close to $800 to fix. This was about a year ago and I just cant afford it, but its a drag only being able to listen to the Radio and CD’s. So I tried replacing the whole radio and that didnt work either. Now I dont know if the “Communication module”, “Ford Sync Module”, and APIM, are the same thing. Ive gone on Ebay and I cant find a replacement Sync APIM module for my car but I have found several Sync Modules and Communication Modules. Also I have absolutely no clue where the APIM is in the car. I saw someone post about some kind of module under the glove box, some cars are under the center console, and some cars have it behind the screen. Where is mine? If its the one behind the screen for mine can i just replace the screen? I know i dont have a sync 2 or sync 3 because it looks like those have way bigger screens than mine. I have a picture of my Dash attatched. sorry its not a good one my girlfriend is driving right now and its dark. I kind of just assumed someone can identify it from a general pic. Ive been dealing with this problems for a while now and I just want to fix it Asap getting real tired of it.
  8. Head Unit Fried?

    My car has had some electrical issues and made a bad burning smell the other day. I've taken the head unit out today and the smell is definitely coming from in the head unit. Is it possible for a head unit to spontaneously fry its own components or is there a bigger issue that has caused this? My car is 2005 Mk2 Ford Focus with the sony 6000CD head unit.
  9. Hi, I was driving home the other night and my radio stopped working, interior light for the hazard button wouldn't work and the warning lights for airbags and drivers seat belt warning lights came on the dash. There was also a plastic burning smell, like there had been surge in the wires which had caused the plastic coating to melt. I drove the car yesterday on a short journey and all of the electrical faults were gone apart from the radio which still wasn't working although there is now a clicking noise coming from the fuse box although I have checked all the fuses and none of them have blown. Today I have taken a few interior panels and the head unit out to see if I can find any burnt wires but without any success. Has this happened to anyone else or does anyone have any advice? My goal is to find the issue so I can get it fixed professionally. Thanks
  10. hello, am currently looking at an array of fiestas. ranging from 09 to 15/16 plate. the one I am honestly considering buying is a 2010 with the older red look hud and radio system. so my question is does the newer sony dab system from say a 13 or 15 plate fit the older model cars. and are they fairly straight forward to fit. as I do like the idea of having Bluetooth connectivity and much prefer the system of the newer ones. but obviously the cost of a newer car is higher. so am just weighing up. but would just like to know if it is even possible.
  11. just posting to ask if anyone had upgraded their fiesta stereo to the axion DAB radio unit, if so is it worth the upgrade @ £135, see link below https://www.ford-accessories.co.uk/infotainment/audio/digital-radio-upgrade/2146136?model=fiesta&year=2008
  12. Ford Fiesta ST Interior

    I just got an ST. I choose it over the Polo GTI because its generally more fun to drive however, the interior and the equipment in the GTI excited me more. I knew that when I bought the ST so I'm not complaining I'm just wondering if anyone could show me some images of 3rd party headunits, perhaps like the US version which has a much better headunit. Thanks in advance.
  13. Hi my friend has a Fiesta mk7 (2010) and bought a Damaged ST 2015 and want to swap the radio for the Sony in the ST. But he seems to need an adapter. Anyone has a link for it? sorry for the crappy english - I am from DK
  14. Hi,Can anyone help me find the DAB functionality on my Ford Sony DAB radio?I have a ford focus 2014 st with a standard FM/AM radio. I bought a replacement off ebay........a Ford Sony DAB radio (part BM5T-18C815-XK, serial Z010263). A professional installer came to swap it over but he couldn't find the DAB menu?? Only the FM and AM stations. We tried every button & menu but to no avail. We didn't connect the digital aerial but in any case, surely the unit should have still been able to offer the DAB menu and simply said "no reception"? The seller advertised it as DAB and indeed it does say DAB on the case.See pics attached. Any advice or help would be really appreciated.Many thanks
  15. Hello everyone, I recently changed my basic two line monochrome blue display with full color sony display, i only changed the screen, it was plug and play. My car didn't have sync or bluethooth to begin with, only USB and radio/CD, after the screen change USB and radio/CD work as intented. My issue is that with the new screen, I lost the car information messages (for example when a door is open, i no longer get the message on the screen), i lost the MYKEY menu aswell. When i go into setting, i only have audio setting and time setting, not even the option to change the language, I have not replaced the silver box, also i have not replaced the facia, still have the 1-6 numberpad. Is there a way i can get the car information messages back on my new shiny display, i dont car for bluethooth/sync and can live without MYKEY feature but i definetly want the car information messages feature back. Anyone who have done this mod before please advice, thanks :)
  16. Which Radio Do I Need To Buy?

    Hello Just purchased first ever Focus, it is the last of the mk2's before the 2.5 on an 08 plate, there is no stereo in it, I can see from various places on the internet it came with the CD6000 model, problem is on Ebay there is loads of different ones, which is the right one? The Sony MP3 version would be great, will it work? What is the best one I can fit in it for easy plug and play? Thanks in advance
  17. Hi everyone, Completely new here as just bought a 14 plate Fiesta a few weeks ago. The car is a pretty basic model, to the point where it doesn't have Bluetooth connectivity, or, as far as I can tell, any real version of Ford SYNC. I'm therefore trying to listen to music on my iPhone through USB, however something between iOS, Spotify and Ford means the tracks keep skipping after one or two seconds of playing. I've spoken to both Ford and Spotify and neither have been helpful. To get around this, I've bought an external Bluetooth adapter, but it means I have no control over my music from the dash/steering wheel controls. Im therefore wondering if it would be easier (or at all possible) to upgrade my Fiesta radio with a newer radio unit, hopefully one with inbuilt Bluetooth and phone sync capabilities. Does anyone know if it's possible to do this? Presumably my current setup wouldn't allow for incoming calls and hands free (assuming no mic etc) even if I could get Bluetooth enabled? Any guidance would be really appreciated! Cheers.
  18. I really wanna install the Audio/Bluetooth update to my 2009 Fiesta, but my car doesn't have USB.. Is there any other way to update it? Can the dealer do it or can I maybe use a CD instead? Thanks!
  19. Ford 6000 cd

    Hello, This may have been asked before but I have had a look and didn't seem to get a good answer. I have a ford fiesta mk6.5 (56) it has a FORD 6000 CD radio which worked perfectly when I bought it but after going into the garage to get the clutch replaced the reception went really bad. I have cleaned the aerial screw and reconnected it with no improvement. I have taken out the radio and checked the wires in the back. I have also removed the base and put it back on. I do pick up one radio station (classic FM) it does pick up other stations but they are impossible to hear without static. No AM stations pick up. Any help would be appreciated :-)
  20. Hi guys So I bought this used Sony stereo with DAB to replace the standard boring Ford stereo. But of course I have run into a couple problems. Which I hoped you guys might help me with. The car is an Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost from April 2014. The car is born without DAB and SYNC functionality. On the pictures I have attached you can see that the standard Ford unit has some sort of advanced USB input. The new Sony unit has a larger "multi-input" of some sort. I tried to connect the unit without the weird USB thing and of course the USB in the car didn't work anymore and the Ford Ecomode is also "grayed" out when browsing through the Sony units menu. How do I get back the USB functionality and Ford Ecomode in the menu? Do I need some kind of adapter to solve this? Second problem can be seen on the third picture. The new and bigger screen is pretty exposed and needs some kind of frame I guess. How do I solve this? Thanks in advance guys.
  21. ford sony radio

    hi can anybody help i have a ford 600cd radio but i have just a ford sony radio for the but it has the blue tooth already in and it worked fine on the old radio do i need to get a new module for the sony radio if so which one do i need thanks
  22. Updating Radio

    Hi, I have a 2010 focus mk2.5 which I bought preowned. I bought a genuine Ford cable to connect my iPod to the steering column controls but it is not working at all. I have downloaded an update for the radio onto a USB stick but when I plug it in nothing happens. The stick is flashing but nothing else happens. Anyone has any ideas please???? I have spent hours on this now...
  23. Hiding wires!

    Hi all, just looking for some advice, I'm fitting a new stereo next weekend, and I think I'm going to need to run some wires from the back of the unit to the A pillar (driver or passenger side), what's the easiest way to feed the wires behind the dash? I've got a 2011 Focus mk3, thanks in advance x
  24. Hi folks, My first post on the forum, so hello! I have a 2003 StreetKa Luxury with what I believe to be the stock CD changer fitted. I've not had the car long, but haven't been able to use the CD changer because it gives me an error as soon as I select the CD mode, then flicks back to the radio. I've tried inserting a CD, but it gives the same error, so I wonder if it's something like a CD stuck in the unit or whether it could be a fault which stops the CD mode from activating altogether. I'm totally clueless with stereo units, so any help would be much appreciated. Practical help would be a huge bonus; I live in Coventry and would be willing to pay someone to sort this out for me, so long as it's not a fortune. Failing that, would it be an economical option to change the unit for another one? Cheers.
  25. Sat Nav / Radio Off

    Is it possible to have the satnav on but the radio off? I know that satnav cuts in during prompts but sometimes, in order to concentrate I like to have the radio turned off. If I turn the radio volume down then I don't hear the prompts. Any thoughts please?