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|01-25-2015 03:35 PM|
|jcoonan1||Very helpful. I'm assuming I can use the same process to get to the heater core as it is right under the radio. Question though is do I need to remove any thing else on the dash in order to release the housing above the core?|
|01-09-2015 04:00 PM|
|01-09-2015 12:56 AM|
|FocusFan73||I just replaced the stock radio for an aftermarket and let me tell you it was very interesting! I paid about $30 for the dash kit, $9 for the wiring harness and $5 for the antena. I had not clue what I was about to get myself into! I wired up my harness and double checked everything twice. Once the wires were all crimped up I plugged the radio in and got nothing. So confused I relooked over everything and thought I may have gotten the wrong harness. I looked and looked and looked online to find a website to backtrack the correct harness and finally found that Amazon had one. After trying to diagnose why the radio wasn't turning on, it came down to the red ground cable goes to absolutely no where on the harnesses. So the only way to wire it up to work is to run both wires to the fuse box in the engine compartment or you can do what I did which is ran it to an excisting rocker switch I had for under dash LED lights! None of the companys that sell the harness seem to put a warning or discloser about the non working/excisting positive (red) wire not working off the harness! After all the confusion and aggravation I finally have the radio up and running and its a huge difference! Hopefully nobody else runs into the same problem I did! _Brandon (2008 Ford Focus SE)|
|12-21-2014 02:26 PM|
|lafountain||I apologize in advance for bringing an old thread back from the dead. In picture 3 it shows the 12V sockets. My right side one had the retaining ring break off and push the socket into the area behind it completely and I can't get to it. Is there a way to get to this without going through the full disassembly shown or do I have to nearly remove the whole stereo to get to that part to fix it?|
|05-29-2014 06:19 PM|
|badazz2010focus||yeah cause it's can bus|
|05-28-2014 09:12 AM|
I got to make a quick response here (I have just spent a few hours working on a new navigation system for my 2011 SEL w/Sync (not the sony GPS touch screen radio)
OMG the radio inputs are Data Bus two wires you need are the
red/white 12+ hot
the Black GRD (ground to that bolt thats on the left side)
THERE IS NO ACC WIRE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This vehicle uses the can data network for accessory turn on.
You can find a Acc wire at the steering column its purple and green. Works awesome.
DONT BUY ALL THESE ADAPTER'S FOR YOUR RADIO FOR ((($30-$60-$90-$150))) WASTE OF MONEY.
The only adapter you might want is the steering wheel adapter (only if your new radio can hook up to that too))
all the rest
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Brown
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Violet
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Ora
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Green
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/White
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Blue
Also Ive been working on finding the Dimmer wire (Theres not one of those either) Ill post when I find out that colored wire and post it.
I hope this helps. it took me awhile but I wanted to share how to save money.
|12-31-2013 11:26 AM|
|Deja Rico Jr.||hate to post in an old thread, but does anyone know how to unhook the cigarette lighters? I've got everything else out and I'm about to just cut the wires...|
|09-13-2013 11:28 PM|
|Mumford||i would honestly try to find the power wire that goes to the LCD screen up on the dash and run that power wire to the radio that way it will turn on with the AUX position and work like it did before you put the new radio in.....also i would buy a test light they come in handy for stuff like this|
|09-13-2013 11:18 AM|
|08focuskoz||do you need to buy the expensive radio wiring harness for this car?|
|07-22-2013 10:51 AM|
Honestly don't kno nothing about installing new head units etc but i want to install a aftermarket cd player and i was wondering how do i do that? Also it seems that finding voltage is a issue aswell where can i find it without spending money (its tight atm)
P.S. im new to this and idk what is a subwoofer or any of the other stuff
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