How to remove (the original) and install a (new aftermarket) car stereo in a MK 2 Ford Focus
A tutorial on the process and items needed to (remove the original) and install an aftermarked radio/stereo in a Mk 2 Ford Focus, This was done on a 2006 model. Have included pics of the original factory fitted stereo to help you check if this is the same model as yours. This is not a wiring guide and assumes some knowledge on the subject. If in doubt, seek professional advice. There is no sound in this vid and I seem to be getting a few thumbs down because of it - I couldn't find a vid with all the info I needed, so I made one. It is what it is and I hope what it lacks in sound and entertainment value, it makes up for in in useful info.
Ford Focus Aux Input install
how to install a fm modulador into your ford focus. used as a aux input so you dont need to upgrade your radio. I used the ignition wire from the radio harness and the ground from the cigarette lighter. no switched used.
How To Install an Aftermarket Car Stereo (Sony CDXGT360MP)
Instead of paying Best Buy around $100 to install your aftermarket car stereo, just watch and install it yourself!
Specifically, I will be showing you how to uninstall an aftermarket car stereo and replace it with a new one. I will be installing the Sony CDXGT360MP Car Stereo.
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Ford Focus 2005 (Mark 2) Radio Removal / Installation
Ford Focus 2005 Mk2 Radio Installation / Replacement. In this video I show how to remove the old radio (In this case a 6000cd), and install a new radio (Sony), with a working steering wheel stalk. Please note, this is not professional advice, only documenting what has worked for me and what I learnt in the process of doing this for myself.
- Double Din mounting plate
- Fascia if installing a single din
- PC5-120 Keys for removal
- PC99-X50 (Allows Stalk to work, this is needed for all radios)
- PC99-SON (For Sony radios, also is required to allow stalk to work), this could be another cable depending on manufacturer.
- Microphone if your radio requires
it for Bluetooth
Also for another video which helps explain getting the radio out try: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZw2TtF3ca0
Xtrons TD712G - Fitting into Mercedes CLK - My Xtrons Hell...
Its absolute rubbish. 45w per channel? Its less than half that, at best. The onboard GPS device constantly needs resetting.
You just cant jump in your car, pop in a postcode (TomTom only has 4 digit postcodes, so wont get you anywhere useful unless you pop in the full street name etc). This unit will sit and wait and reset and wait and poweroff and reset... Then your driving along and bam! Satnav kicks in when it feels like it. I have driven over 80miles before it decided to find a signal.
Its been fun to use for a few days, but its going to be r-i-p-p-e-d out of my car this weekend and replaced with an Alpine unit.
Then, I am gonna stick a screwdriver through its screen and send it back.
There is no issue with TomTom itself, the software has been great, but the onboard GPS device keeps spazzing out every 5mins.
This unit is just like all the other cheap double din rubbish on the market, but with much better advertising.
I really desperately wanted an Xtrons after seeing the videos on youtube etc but mine is flawed. I havent heard such a quiet HiFi since I drove a Daewoo Lanos years ago. The Xtrons cant even give a good signal to my AMP/SUB so no sub woofers... Even changing the cables didnt make any difference.
My Xtrons gets HOT. I mean, really hot. The back of the screen isnt warm to the touch its baking hot! Eject a disk or SD card and you'll think "this is way too hot, how does this unit not destroy everything that goes into it".
Radio signal is awful. The screen has a mind of its own, press a Photo icon and the screen starts to open, then you have to go into Settings to close the screen.
Driving on a slightly rough road sends the Xtrons Super Anti-Shock into a spin and the disk loads and reloads. I am driving a Mercedes, my cars smooth as slik, one little jolt and my Xtrons keels over.
Disappointed with this unit big time.
Its cheap built, noisy mechanisms inside, quiet audio, invisible buttons on the screen that do weird things, GPS device reset all day long, it runs super hot, the screen colours can vary during DVD playback, GPS reception is poor, the touch screen moves around inside the front facia, Xtrons themselves dont care -
Wheres my warranty? Best I could get out of some bloke at Xtrons was "so what..."
Their site says "We will replace any faulty items should there be one within 7 days from purchase". So, not a 12 month warranty then... Explains why the chap from Xtrons was so rude to me on the phone.
Please dont waste you money on these Chinese head units, I saw older versions and some 2009 Chinese Double Din head units in peoples cars and assured myself Xtrons would be the best of the bunch. Its not, its exactly the same junk.
I am sure some of you will love the fact they are cheap and offer so many features. Thing is, if the main features of these units dont work well, whats the point in them? The TomTom software and iGo8 and Route66 both suffer from the onboard GPS devices constant resetting.
I am not going to fork out a grand on a head unit from a branded manufacturer either. Better I just stick with a 'Real TomTom' and leave the car's HiFI to play music.
Plus touch screen HiFis take your eye off the road. I am a driver, I want booming audio and the ability to change tracks without touching a screen to bring up a menu, then looking for a tiny marker button to swap tracks. Which is right above the on screen eject button, bad ergonomic design guys
Seems all these units are made by one manufacturer, then rebranded, they build an entire series per production run and made minor changes to the facia and TV or GPS cards. So, if mines faulty, then yours is bound to have some issues too. Glad I am not alone...
Alpine... Save me from this Xtrons Hell !
00-04 Ford Focus Double Din Install
Nice and easy way of installing a double din using the Metra kit 95-5806. Works with Mercury Cougar 99-02 as well.
Warning: this install will not allow you screw your bezel into place. If you require the bezel to be screwed in, you must modify the bezels face for the radio to slide in from the front rather than the back.
I am NOT held liable for any damage or stolen property.
Ford Focus - DVD-GPS-RDS-DTV-Bluetooth-IPOD-CDC-USB 7inch Hi res
Very nice double din 7'' touch screen high definition (800x480) car hifi 4x45W, DVD, MP3, MP4, DVX player, USB interface, Bloutooth interface for hands free calls, DTV, IPOD interface, GPS, Radio FM RDS, steering wheel control compatible.
Fits perfectly on Ford Focus II first edition. I bought this because i wanted to have a GPS navigator, but i hate to see flying cables or brackets to hold the portable navigator.... The Sony MP3 player was a very good car hifi, but this has really all you could need from an hifi! And yes, this is by China, but it works nice!
Service Tip: Radio Code
Dick Hannah Honda Service Director John Dancu explains where to find and how to enter a Radio Code.
Pioneer F90BT Smart Car Install
Pioneer AVIC-F90BT Installation in Smart fortwo. Step by step overview of installation process.
Checkout AVIC411.com for install pictures and more.
How to: Install a subwoofer and amplifier in your vehicle - part 1 of 2
In this video I explain where all the wires go, how the amp works, how to mount the amp and how to run the wires.
This video is meant to be a basic guide and you should always do research and read the instructions for the devices you're installing before you attempt to install them.
Hope this video helps you with your install.
Thanks for watching!