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02-11-2013 06:33 AM
syafiq1704
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Originally Posted by Mark1972 View Post
Well finally plucked up the courage to install an after market screen in my 2012 focus... And what a great decision that was!

Instead of the pokey little 4.inch screen i now have a stunning 8" touchscreen with Nav, Dvd, IPod with album art, reverse camera, Bluetooth music streaming and better still it fully integrates with SYNC system and i even get to keep the parking sensors on the camera screen.

Completely stunned it all works! lol.

Going to post some pictures to get your thoughts guys??






More pics Here...
how do u customize the menu to make it like that?
01-19-2013 05:46 AM
GhiaFan Do the voice controls still work?
01-19-2013 12:38 AM
Bolto Hey so you know, Ford installed your steering wheel on the wrong side! Might be a TSB for that
01-18-2013 11:29 PM
F35-JSF
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It a SD card to update the maps and the system filmware.



I ordered that one as well...

It doesnt support Ford SYNC or the reverse sensors if fitted.
It also looks very cheap graphically wise, No ipod album art, Steering controls were also hit and miss.

But then again the FLY Auidio unit was twice as much. Well worth it IMO though. It just looks so much more proffesional graphically and everything works.
I never thought about it before but I wonder if the steering wheel control is dependent on which control style you have on the wheel. My se focus has the audio controls blended with the phone controls but higher models have their own pad dedicated for the audio. Might be the reason its hit or miss.
11-21-2012 12:37 PM
Mark1972
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Originally Posted by Desmo748 View Post
I swung by a local car radio shop today and showed them those head units i linked from amazon. They said that since my car was not equipped with factory nav/MFT etc etc that those would not work with my car. Now i know this might have been a ploy to get me to purchase the template and radio separately from them at a higher cost. But does anyone know if these would work if since i did not get the MFT option?
As the post above stated the units will work with any trim level (at least here in the uk).

The plastic moulded trim fits perfect, however there does seem to be issues with the steering control functions on the cheaper units above as we'll as the user interfaces looking cheap and boring.

If you have a basic trim level or just SYNC with no MFT it's an awsome upgrade

If you have sync and MFT I can't really see it would be worth it, however we do not have MFT here in the UK so I don't know how good it is. We get a tiny little 4 inch screen which is why I upgraded to the 8 inch touch fly audio.
11-21-2012 02:23 AM
mrpeaches
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I swung by a local car radio shop today and showed them those head units i linked from amazon. They said that since my car was not equipped with factory nav/MFT etc etc that those would not work with my car. Now i know this might have been a ploy to get me to purchase the template and radio separately from them at a higher cost. But does anyone know if these would work if since i did not get the MFT option?
I don't know the specifics of the units that you quoted, but I am 99% sure that the guys who told you that it wouldnt work with your car are either lying or unknowledgeable. The units are made to work with focuses, not just focuses of a certain trim level. Also, since they are part of a molded dash replacement trim, they will fit whichever trim level you have.

Obviously I'm biased towards doing things aftermarket, but I think you would be fine ordering these from amazon. Feel free to ask me any questions that you have and I'd love to help you out. You can check my post history for my setup.
11-20-2012 05:17 PM
Desmo748 I swung by a local car radio shop today and showed them those head units i linked from amazon. They said that since my car was not equipped with factory nav/MFT etc etc that those would not work with my car. Now i know this might have been a ploy to get me to purchase the template and radio separately from them at a higher cost. But does anyone know if these would work if since i did not get the MFT option?
11-20-2012 12:03 PM
Mark1972
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after reading this i did a search on amazon and found at least 3 variations of the Movewell one.

http://www.amazon.com/Koolertron-Nav...pd_sim_sbs_e_6

http://www.amazon.com/Focus-Navigati...pd_sim_sbs_e_8

this one looks like it can accept any screen/tablet you want to use

http://www.amazon.com/Metra-99-5827B...ocus+2012+dash

btw now my wife says i am becoming TO OBSESSED with tinkering with the car now! lol never!
The metra kit is good too, I got that as well! Lol
Idea being it was a backup plan if the fly audio didn't work.

You can by a connection kit that allows you to keep all functions of your standard factory screen and add any double din unit you like.
The metra connection kit works on US focus not sure about here in the UK.
11-19-2012 10:33 PM
SkyPilot
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btw now my wife says i am becoming TO OBSESSED with tinkering with the car now! lol never!
That is simply just not possible.
11-19-2012 10:33 PM
dpando1 I have been waiting for it seems like years to finally see a 2012 focus owner give feedback on those aftermarket units...Thank you so much
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