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The Bluetooth died and said f it....it's my son's now so wanted to remove distraction so now had Apple Car Play. Great upgrade and added a backup camera. Not cheap installing these things in the modern cars but a really nice upgrade if you want to modernize your Focus.


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What was your total cost and what components did you buy to put this together? Did you install yourself or have someone do this for you?
Paid a place to do it. Just over a grand all-in. There are a lot of parts...hahaha. Head unit. Sat reciever. Camera. Mic. All the dash bits.

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Holy crap on a cracker! $1000+ USD ... I'd have a hard time putting that kind of money into a 6 year old Focus. It looks fantastic by the way.
 

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Cheaper than a new car. Why not? We'll have this car 5 more years at least.

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We covered the old screen with vinyl...looked funny and isn't used now.

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That’s awesome, thanks. I’m looking to to the same thing in my 14 focus se. it’s almost paid off and I plan on driving it at least 5 more years, all freeway commute.


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That looks awesome. I was hesitant on doing this as ive been wanting a sub and amp in my car and didnt want try and get it to work with the oem reciever. Was unsure of the fit quality of the metra kit for the double din. Looks like ill be pulling the trigger on this soon.
 

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150 for the dash kit, another 50 for the wireing kit, that includes a modual that allows to retain everying thing plus adds the yellow wire, and then what ever you want to spend on the radio.

im working on getting the dash kit for mine, one with the menu buttons, got the wire kit in mail. and an older head unit to use for now, any one know what the output watts on the base radio is ?
 

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Looks good. I'm thinking of ways to upgrade my stereo. But it has the entry level sync........sigh.....
I'm pretty sure that is what he started with too. The Metra kit replaces all the buttons and such (where the touch screen is) with an allowance for a double din radio (or a specific sized touch screen). It relocates the lock and hazard button. In this case the OP used a touch screen.

Note the smaller screen above just like in your car.
 

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Update. Shitshow. After a few weeks we started having issues where it was dead in the morning - needed to be jumped. Noted the new dash kit with the lock buttons etc. was staying lit after the rest of the car went to sleep. Was somewhat intermittent. Ended up having to disconnect the Sync module and wire everything old-school. The issue was that in order for things to work correctly, Sync had to boot with the kit correctly or it failed and caused the issue. We decided to just axe it b/c the Sync is completely unused at this point anyway. Nice thing is the kit lights are not lit with the exception of a single LED for the lock. The screen is dark now which is better - we had actually covered it with black vinyl after a few days b/c it was annoying. Only downside of this new configuration is the the steering wheel buttons no longer work for volume or skipping channels/tracks...bummer but not worth purchasing a new Sync module for that.
 

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I just did mine again. I've probably had 3 different radios in mine. Including the RDC Android unit.

I've replaced everything regarding my stereo including the door speakers.
 

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Nice. I just went with the 10.4" tesla-lookalike unit that was straight plug-n-play. I wouldn't be able to stand the oem 4" screen sitting at the top not doing anything.
 
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