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Old 09-24-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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Unhappy 6 disc radio in 2005 Focus

I recently bought a 6 disc out of another Focus. It worked for a night and because the radio sat not used it kept two of my cd's. I got them out and plugged the cd player back in to see if it would work. It did, but the screen died and I couldn't see anything. So I was wondering what a solution might be to fix this that wouldn't cost a lot. Was also wondering if anyone knew what the small square red plug in is. My original radio doesn't have it but it is on my harness.
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If the screen died you might be screwed. it could be the actual screen itself or it could be a problem in the circuit board itself, and there isnt really any way of knowing but i could be wrong on that one.

And honestly your best bet is always to go aftermarket, it sounds much better than stock, and if you invest a little $ and not go for the cheapest unit, it will last longer than the car itself. IMO a double din unit looks awesome in the 05-07 dash.
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Yea I was thinking that as well. I have researched the aftermarket and it just seems like to much. By the time I am done it would be like $250-300 in final. Plus I like the way the stock looks in the car.
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Yea I was thinking that as well. I have researched the aftermarket and it just seems like to much. By the time I am done it would be like $250-300 in final. Plus I like the way the stock looks in the car.
Ditto ^^^^^ I like how the oem looks too. & can the aftermarket be run from the 2ndary audio controls?
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:14 PM   #5
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The steering wheel controls? It is like a extra $50 to be able to use it and pioneer is the only one that you can use it on. Unfortunately. :(
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You can buy a steering wheel control module for any aftermarket brand stereo from a couple different companies. I've used PAC modules in the past. The universal SWI-RC will control virtually any brand aftermarket radio with a remote input.

If you want to buy used and save a few bucks, you can still find the old school application specific modules too. The SWI-JACK is for JVC, Alpine, Clarion, Kenwood, and Blaupunkt. The SWI-PS is for Pioneer and Sony. Finally, the SWI-ECL2 is for Eclipse.

They also make a non brand specific SWI-X model that can learn infrared commands from the original remote and control anything that has IR capability, so you can even control really oddball stuff. I set up a car computer one time and programmed a SWI-X to emulate the Windows Media Center remote.
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