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Old 03-25-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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H/U upgrade, wiring harnesses?

I'm thinking of upgrading my H/U to a Boss Double Din:
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...-BV9362BI.html

I'm curious as to what specific harnesses I will also need to make all the factory features work with the upgrade. It says it has "Built-in steering wheel control settings will connect directly to your vehicle" - Is this true or will I need a specific harness? I feel like I'll be needing at least one, if not more, harness to enable all factory features to work with this H/U. I have sync, but this H/U has two USB ports, so I'll be using those rather than the factory one. It's going to go out to an amplifier, if that makes any difference in terms of what harness(es) I will need. The important things are the buttons on the wheel - I love those and would really enjoy to keep them all working.


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Old 03-27-2013, 08:29 AM   #2
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Go to crutchfield and it will give you the exact harness needed for your situation. My new Kenwood X997, Satellite module, and Harness will be here today!!!!
I got the PAC C2R-FRD1
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Only thing I get from Crutchfield is this:
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_975EPC5...lug-Cable.html
Everything else doesn't "fit" my focus. Is that really the only harness I need to make everything work normal?
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Only thing I get from Crutchfield is this:
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_975EPC5...lug-Cable.html
Everything else doesn't "fit" my focus. Is that really the only harness I need to make everything work normal?
Are you sure you have your vehicle entered right on Crutchfield? what is your year, specific model, sedan or coupe, sync or no sync, stock sub or no sub?
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Are you sure you have your vehicle entered right on Crutchfield? what is your year, specific model, sedan or coupe, sync or no sync, stock sub or no sub?
Yes. 2009. SE Sedan. Sync. No sub. Factory radio.
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Yes. 2009. SE Sedan. Sync. No sub. Factory radio.
Depending on your budget you could look into the idatalink maestro sync interface. It is the best available solution out there to keep sync and your steering wheel controls. It also allows you to change functions on your SWC and add a secondary function to each button. the newer 2013 models have the ability to add sat radio to the system also by using the 2013 model kenwood HU's. You can get it thru crutchfield you just have to dig around to find it. I tried the PAC setup on my fusion and its a piece of crap, it barely works and the PAC costs more than the idatalink setup.

Here check it out. Go thru and put in your car and choose the radio and it will tell you what parts are needed. The maestro RR (radio replacement) is the one you need, and the MK2 focus is the only ones it works on.

http://maestro.idatalink.com/
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Give Sonic Electronix a call. Their customer service is awesome and will set you up with what you need. All of their head units come with the basic "install accessories".
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Give Sonic Electronix a call. Their customer service is awesome and will set you up with what you need. All of their head units come with the basic "install accessories".
Basic install accessories does not cover the wiring harness for second gen focus. because even with the most basic focus without sync such as mine the fancy PAC Harness is needed.
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seriously? That's unfortunate.
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seriously? That's unfortunate.
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