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Old 03-13-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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little LCD screen above radio

I bought my car with an aftermarket head unit in it. The little LCD screen that would say radio stations, compass, and temperature is blank. Is there any way to get it to have the compass and outside temp to work?

When I test drove the car is only said DVD but now it doesn't have anything on it.


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Old 03-13-2012, 07:45 PM   #2
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no idea, mine has the temp & DVD. I'm going to take mine out and build a little gauge panel to fill it.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:57 PM   #3
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If i cant get it to work I was going to put a stinger voltage gauge behind the screen.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:15 PM   #4
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sounds good to me, I was thinking volts, oil temp and oil pressure, myself.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:51 PM   #5
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You can get an adapter to show what is playing on it... I don't remember where the post was.

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http://www.crutchfield.com/p_541MSFR...Interface.html

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^^^^^ $199!!!!

my harness was only $99 but I dont have sync either.

well for that price I would stick in an A/F gauge up there and call it a day.
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i dont believe we have the option for compass and temp....i think they use the same screen for other non focus models.....that was my understanding at least
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i dont believe we have the option for compass and temp....i think they use the same screen for other non focus models.....that was my understanding at least
From what I know today, you can do it, but everything in your dash may need to be replaced just to get the compass and temp. Its still doable though. If I find an 09 or 10 with a 6 CD changer and Sirius with those options. I'll take it.


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Ford sells a kit that replaces your dashboard with a new dashboard cut to fit a a large touch screen for the 08-11 foci the only problem is dealers are over priced like usual so getting it would run me about $1800~$2200 depending on what features i want with the new radio dashboard. Sad part I haven't found anyone outside ford that sells the same or similar kit that fits a touchscreen lcd inside the dashboard. Most people just mount them which isn't something I'd consider
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