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10-06-2012 03:05 PM
avengerc4 see how I have the red composite cable going into the back of the CD player? Overkill radio shack gold plated, but my friend had it lying around and gave it to me for free so I used it lol. Follow those wires in the pic, but look up the full instructions on here.

And I still love the radio controls. The 80 is worth it.
10-06-2012 03:04 PM
avengerc4 don't think so on that one. You would probably still need to get an audio cable (you probably have an old one sitting at home) from old composite cables and wire it in. just either the white or red composite cable from the set will work. Cut it to length and strip it. Be VERY careful when you strip it though the wire is thin and finely stranded. There is a thread on here somewhere about it.
10-06-2012 02:54 PM
FLYLOW ummmm for $80 i think ill just stretch my arm a few more inches and control de damn radio where it sits...

anyways. I was about to order the kit on crutchfield and i did select the option where i can keep my sub, so im guessing everything is included?
10-06-2012 02:10 PM
avengerc4 oh yes I forgot to keep the stock sub you need to wire in the audio cable for the sub. It's not that bad...if you need directions on that I can look them up. I still coulda swore I started a thread on this, but I guess not lol.
10-06-2012 02:07 PM
avengerc4 I did complete it actually. If you want the steering wheel controls you also need to purchase the second unit which is around 80 bucks. Almost more than the damn cd player but worth it IMO.

I could have swore I started a thread on this but I guess I didn't?!? Here you go!

First I soldered together the 2 connectors you get from crutchfield with the kit.

Then I went ahead and soldered the proper wires together that are needed for the steering wheel controls

I had to extend some wires, I also added a body ground, which probably wasn't necessary for the steering wheel controls since I probably could have just used the ground that the regular new connector has on it

Everything soldered together

Finished end result

Although now the stupid knobs don't look like that :)
10-06-2012 12:04 PM
FLYLOW im about to do this soon. did you get it to work? you have pics or something?

the whole crutchfield kit includes everything to make the wheel controls work?
06-18-2012 08:16 PM
avengerc4 opps. Didn't even notice that sorry. Chris it looks funny because I twisted the wires together and then wrapped them in on each other if that makes any sense. so it's like doubled this

06-18-2012 05:32 AM
whynotthinkwhynot Moved to Car Audio and Electronics. Ford Focus Technical Chat is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls. Thanks for posting!
06-17-2012 10:32 PM
_ANTI i wish i could help you, but this is beyond me. i do have a question since you have it all hung out (so to speak). does your car and the inspected car have the same factory equipment? i know that SOME svts had the sub in the back and the audiophile head. i do not know if ALL svts had all the same wiring, just varied equipment...
06-17-2012 09:35 PM
focusZX505 You really need to learn how to solider
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