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Old 09-09-2019, 07:21 AM   #51
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Please see below, this is very simple fix:

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Got a used radio from a local guy parting out a few focus models for $50 - Happy to have a radio again!



So if and when this happens to you:

Pull your radio, easy 5min job - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOL6_PxGJTQ

Check part number (dealer was no help in this)

And find a local junk yard for one.


Hope this helps someone!
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:56 AM   #52
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Yes, a replacement from a junk yard is a really simple fix IF (AND ONLY IF) the replacement radio doesn't have this same issue. I've already installed a replacement radio 2 years ago. After 2 years the replacement radio has developed the exact same issue. AND, since the problem is intermittent, even a well-intentioned seller may not be aware that the radio they are selling is defective.
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Radio Part # Guide

Here's a description of the different radio part #s:

w/ navigation, w/ satellite: CM5T-19C107-GD -> CM5T-19C107-GJ
w/ navigation, w/ satellite: CM5T-19C107-KA -> CM5T-19C107-KD
w/o navigation, w/ satellite: CM5T-19C107-JA -> CM5T-19C107-JD
w/o navigation, w/o satellite: CM5T-19C107-HA -> CM5T-19C107-HD
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in my experience this happens to my radio when it is a HOT day
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Yes, a replacement from a junk yard is a really simple fix IF (AND ONLY IF) the replacement radio doesn't have this same issue. I've already installed a replacement radio 2 years ago. After 2 years the replacement radio has developed the exact same issue. AND, since the problem is intermittent, even a well-intentioned seller may not be aware that the radio they are selling is defective.
I got mine from a dude that parts out MK3 focus models, lucky he had a few and let me try it out first.
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And the point is that it is a) an intermittent problem, so it might not show up right away, and b) a really common problem, so even if the replacement unit doesn't have that problem at installation, it might develop it at any time. Therefore this is a band-aid solution.

Maybe you get lucky, and get a replacement that is okay and remains okay while you own the car. Maybe you get a week out if it, or anywhere in between. If the problem were rare, it would be different.

This is very similar to the whole reason that I bought my Focus in the first place. I had a Honda that I was reasonably happy with, until the transmission crapped the bed. It is apparently not uncommon at all for the year and model, so instead of investing in a wrecker transmission that might already have the same issue, or develop it soon, I went shopping for a car. The transmission would have been much cheaper, but I need something reliable to get to work.

A transmission is (As we're all painfully aware) a lot more work to replace, of course, as well as being more expensive to purchase, even from a wrecker. In this case, it's not a huge investment, so it's certainly worth a try, but your mileage may vary. I honestly believe that the actual solution in this case is aftermarket. The integration harness to retain functionality isn't cheap, but is a permanent and effective solution.
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And the point is that it is a) an intermittent problem, so it might not show up right away, and b) a really common problem, so even if the replacement unit doesn't have that problem at installation, it might develop it at any time. Therefore this is a band-aid solution.

Maybe you get lucky, and get a replacement that is okay and remains okay while you own the car. Maybe you get a week out if it, or anywhere in between. If the problem were rare, it would be different.

This is very similar to the whole reason that I bought my Focus in the first place. I had a Honda that I was reasonably happy with, until the transmission crapped the bed. It is apparently not uncommon at all for the year and model, so instead of investing in a wrecker transmission that might already have the same issue, or develop it soon, I went shopping for a car. The transmission would have been much cheaper, but I need something reliable to get to work.

A transmission is (As we're all painfully aware) a lot more work to replace, of course, as well as being more expensive to purchase, even from a wrecker. In this case, it's not a huge investment, so it's certainly worth a try, but your mileage may vary. I honestly believe that the actual solution in this case is aftermarket. The integration harness to retain functionality isn't cheap, but is a permanent and effective solution.
O trust me I know what you are saying. NEVER had any issues with any radios on any other cars EVER.

My "band aid" junk yard find is 3 years old now. Rather spend $50 then crazy dealer prices $800 and up. Also not a fan of upgraded headunits or radios so thats out. At the end of the day its up to the owner what they will do...

My "main" problem is that this that yes many others having this problem and ford is doing nothing for the owners.
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if the owners are smart, they will do NOTHING for FORD too. I for one will never by another ford. Nor will my children or siblings.
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if the owners are smart, they will do NOTHING for FORD too. I for one will never by another ford. Nor will my children or siblings.
Yeah after the radio, trans, and dealership issues this has left me thinking that its time for a new brand...
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I believe it, but given what I know about how this stuff works, my belief would be that even paying crazy dealership prices for a radio is still a band-aid, since you'll just get a new one that's the same as what was in there, with the same potential problems in a couple of years.

Glad you got 3 years from your junkyard part. You're one of the lucky ones there,
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