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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
ohwhell1 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.

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
TFocus51 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
07-01-2013 10:53 AM
Originally Posted by Allamand View Post
Hey all, know this is an old thread, but wanted to add some more info to it. I replaced my wheel on my 08 S with a leather wrapped one from Ebay with the Media/Cruise keys, and like others, the media key's did not work. I happened to have a radio from a Focus with the Sync system, and thought I would give it a try. Sure enough, by just changing out the back of the unit, the keys all work but the Phone & Voice ones! Now, if I can just figure out how to add the phone module and if it would be that simple, but alas, have a feeling that it is tied into the Sync system.
I just had to replace my unit and now my volume and forward reverse buttons do not work on the steering wheel. Is there another configuration that needs to be done?
06-25-2013 04:28 PM
Originally Posted by MoosePanini View Post
Bought an 08' Focus SES - Looking to replace the stereo, have been looking at receivers. So Far,
Is this a good buy? Your thoughts? Greatly Appreciated!
IMO if your going to buy a double din radio buy one with a touch screen lol but for price its not all that bad should sound pretty good but dont take my word on it see what other ppl say
06-25-2013 06:30 AM
MoosePanini Bought an 08' Focus SES - Looking to replace the stereo, have been looking at receivers. So Far,
Is this a good buy? Your thoughts? Greatly Appreciated!
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