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Old 08-15-2009, 02:45 PM   #1
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First time help!

I was browsing around the forums, reading stories, looking at mods etc. amazing stuff!

Anyways, I have no knowledge WHAT-SO-EVER with vehicles. I would really like to learn though, and the first thing I would like to do with my car is add a new Deck. (Reading the posts, a Head Unit? Am I correct? Is that what its called or is that something else?)

Basically I want something simple but with iPod support, like this one: http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodde...gon=&langid=EN

I know I can pay for them to install it, but I rather do it myself, figure out how it works etc etc, just how I am, much like you guys lol.

Now I know the focus has the big deck or head unit or whatever and doesn't look like the typical setup, so I noticed that you guys almost all seem to have like a box that goes in and gives you almost two shelves. One for the deck and one I'd assume is kinda like a cubbyhole, which is cool I can toss a cd case or something in there. I like that idea.


NONE THE LESS where on earth do I start? If any one can give me advice point me in the right direction or anything, that would be awesome!


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Old 08-15-2009, 05:06 PM   #2
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Basically what you want to do is fairly easy. Your '05 has a double-din head unit. which you want to replace with a single-din unit. You'll need to buy the adapter which fills up the extra space. And you should buy a wiring adapter also. The adapter plugs into the ford harness, and you connect the pigtail harness that comes with the new head unit to the adapter. This avoids having to cut on the Ford harness.

If you have the remote Ford audio controller (on the left side of the steering wheel) you may be able to buy an adapter harness for it so it will work with your new head unit. You may also have to buy an antenna adapter, since the plugs may be different.

To remove the bezel around the stock audio unit.....it just pries out. Start at the upper right with a flat thin blade. Be careful you don't scratch the dash. Once it's loose, just let it hang down.....you don't have to remove any wires or cables. You can disconnect the battery while you're doing the install, but it's not necessary.

That's about it....unless I forgot something.

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Thanks bluefront!

Your focus in the picture looks amazing. I've always liked the Navy Blue, White and for some odd reason when I see the silver colour in person, I think it looks great, but not in pictures.

Anyways, where would I purchase the adapter so I can have the single-din unit (thats the one with the cubbyhole right?)
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Any place that does audio unit installs should be able to get you that adapter. They're not all the same however. Some have a cubby-hole, but some are simply a flat plate. I think Walmart may even have them.

I bought one at Circuit City when they were closing......it has a cubby-hole. I actually found a few in junk-yards that have a nice little drawer that slides out. Take your time and do it right. I'm perfectly content with the stock speakers, so adding a new head unit would be easy for me.

Here's the double-din JVC I've been looking at It's got everything in one unit.
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Yeah I couldn't be bothered to change the stock speakers or add a sub, well not bothered, I don't feel the need to.

http://www.amazon.com/Scosche-FD1425...0437761&sr=8-3

Is that the adapter I would need?
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BUMP

That's the piece I would need right?

http://www.scosche.com/vehicle.searc...05&model=FOCUS

These guys also have a couple of wire harnesse's I assume I would need those aswell?
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