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    My new motor!!

    Hi all,

    Yeyyyyyyy I'm finally on the road... here she is!

    My new motor!!-10455212_10203429818561367_1126519547542127785_n.jpg

    Focus CL Estate, 1.6, 86,665 on the clock, EX motability, Few little niggles which I need to sort - one of them being it needs A STEREO!!!!!

    Cheap Tax, Cheap Insurance, Cheap to run.... No idea what the MPG is!

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    Not sure an artic is a good choice for a first motor

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    Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Not sure an artic is a good choice for a first motor
    Well there's enough room in the back for my DJ gear, a half rack and two prams.. and shopping. That'll do me nicely!! - and it's cheaper to insure than the hatchback version lol

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    I may have a ford focus/fiesta stereo from a car that age knocking about somewhere cant remember if I put the factory radio back in my st170 when I sold it or not I know I have one for an 08 fiesta I left the optional Sony I bought in that. It will be if you want to look for one on ebay a ford 6000cd (if you can get the mp3 version great) but it needs to be the 1.8 din version as ford like using ford 6000cd on everything

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    Mines got one with it that has a slot for what I imagine is a cassette slot lol, not that it works, and the radio doesnt tune in either so I think it's goosed... I had to crack the radio code for it too (I have all the codes for ford radios)... Mines one of these...
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    The CD 6000 version is not too bad actually - never seen an MP3 one though.

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    I am looking at 3rd party radios, but no Idea what ISO leads I'd need if any... its putting me off buying a second hand 3rd party...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    Mines got one with it that has a slot for what I imagine is a cassette slot lol, not that it works, and the radio doesnt tune in either so I think it's goosed... I had to crack the radio code for it too (I have all the codes for ford radios)... Mines one of these...
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    The CD 6000 version is not too bad actually - never seen an MP3 one though.
    its basically the same but plays mp3 off cd as has an mp3 sticker on it. It was used in a few special editions iirc like the focus mp3. Might be a dodgy aerial or connection

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    Get yourself a cheap CD Player stereo from halford for around £30 bung that in with the appropriate Fascia plate and jobs a good-un

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    Get yourself a cheap CD Player stereo from halford for around £30 bung that in with the appropriate Fascia plate and jobs a good-un
    Thought about it as I wouldnt mind bluetooth for the phone. What about ISO leads ? And would I need an extra bit as my Radio is bigger than others.. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    Thought about it as I wouldnt mind bluetooth for the phone. What about ISO leads ? And would I need an extra bit as my Radio is bigger than others.. ?
    do you have stalk mounted controls?

    but basically what you need assuming the wiring loom is standard is a fascia plate usually available in black/silver to match the dash. Wiring adapter and possibly an aerial adapter. In theory its all pretty much plug and play though stalk adapters I found a nightmare

    the facia adapter should have a cage with it to fasten the single din radio into
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    Nope I have no stalk adapters... Thats good to know that it's Plug n Play - I'm liking the Pioneer on offer on Halfords.

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    One of the problems I have and it's a right pain to be honest... Thew boot release button in the dash does nada! Not a bean!! No noises or anything when I press it. Anyone any ideas ?

    I can open the tailgate with the key no problem.

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    Ford do an adapter to fit a standard stereo in there, it's just a plastic trim, cost me £2.50 many moons ago.

    I had 2 Focus's as company cars, real workhorse of a motor. 1.6 i'm assuming that's petrol rather than diesel?

    I had the original Focus with the old Endura (tweaked) diesel in it and later the TDCi one too.

    Anyway point is they're excellent cars, cheap to run and cheap to get repaired these days as they're not over-complicated with computers etc.

    Really pleased for you, it's hard to find a nice car that's cheap to run/insure. Good luck with your new car. Quick tip go find yourself a garage you can trust now, i'd suggest something like a one man band, or a local specialist garage. Find one now before you need one that way if you run into a problem you know who to call.

    Oh and join a breakdown company. If you join via a cashback site like topcashback you get some money back for it too. I joined green flag as it cost me under £10 a month I got £50 cashback for joining and they guarantee to be with you in under an hour. I have one off the top level of cover (the higher one just includes Europe which I don't need) so if I breakdown out of hours I get a hire car for 48 hours etc. Honestly it's the best investment you'll ever make, one breakdown on the motorway and that's more than the cost of breakdown cover for the year.

    Also check your car insurance as some insurers throw breakdown cover in.

    The boot button could be a blown fuse or possibly the release solenoid is faulty or dodgy cabling. Time to crack out the multimeter
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    You need a stereo facia like this to fill the double gap. Ford Focus MK1 Stereo Radio Fascia / Facia Panel Fitting KIT Surround Adaptor | eBay
    I fitted one in my last focus before i got my new one.

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