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Discussion relating to automotive audio, entertainment and security.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Welcome to the car audio and entertainment discussion room.

    This room is living proof that we do listen to the "We want your ideas!" threads. :) This room is designed to cater for those interested in automotive audio and entertainment technology. Talk about the latest technology and ask other’s opinions on systems before buying.

    Started by PaulST‎, 12-01-2007 04:08 PM
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    1. Sub Woofer distorting at high volume - BF II XR6t

      I'm looking at upgrading or replacing existing speakers and/or amp in my BF II with Premium Sound.. the rear sub distorts bad when volume is up high... with medium volume it all sounds normal, just high volume kills it... Is it possible to upgrade the amp and speakers without too much hassle? ...

      Started by Ramb0‎, 10-05-2018 09:58 AM
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    2. FG Factory Sub Replacement SUCCESS!!!!!!

      Well the std sub in my 2012 Mk2 G6E was ok....but i still love my music and decided on a new Sub...now I didnt want a box that takes up the boot or running new amp etc..i wanted factory...I had 2 options, Kenwood or JBL....seen as how JBL pretty much suck compared to 5 years ago I went with...

      Started by jaskel‎, 06-02-2013 11:23 PM
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    3. Unidentified cable AU2 XR6

      I have had a cable in my glove box since purchasing my car several years ago. Recently I removed the audio unit and found the cable would fit into an unused plug on the rear of the unit. The cable has a ford part number tag on it 1R23-19A442-CA. The cable has a 3pin connection on the other end, it...

      Started by noclaf‎, 15-10-2016 11:25 AM
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      01-03-2018, 08:44 PM Go to last post
    4. Ford Sync 2 - Android

      In August 2016 I took delivery of my FGX Falcon Cab Chassis. Beaut car and I've had two of them before that. Additional bonus was it came with Sat Nav - Ford Sync 2. At that time I'd only had a Tom Tom stuck on the windscreen so the in car thing was great. However it also came with free updates for...

      Started by GrantCC‎, 06-02-2018 07:37 AM
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    5. FG Audio upgrades

      If there are any members who have made changes/upgrades to their base model audio systems (monochrome screen) i'd love to pick your brains. Im not wanting to turn it into a fully sick doof doof machine, just a modest and value for money improvement. Im guessing it will be a speaker upgrade,...

      Started by actxr6‎, 31-08-2008 05:10 PM
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      10-12-2017, 07:33 AM Go to last post
    6. Cool FG Audio replacement, 3 amps and power speakers including parcel shelf(not rear door)

      Hi all, Last Sunday I started my audio upgrade. First off, the power cable - connected to direct battery conn in fuse box under hood. Cable runs down and under coolant reservoir to first fuse, from there it runs left and through access hole through guard. Have to jack up and remove front...

      Started by AndrewsGT‎, 01-07-2017 07:47 PM
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      15-07-2017, 12:00 AM Go to last post
    7. Activation NAV on SYNC2 (all cars with SYNC2)

      Hello :) People ask what I need to activate the navigation? 1. update Sync2 system to version 3.8.15128 2. with Forscan Extended License you have to change APIM Navigation configuration (7d0-01-02. Byte 1 = 00 No Nav. Byte 1 = 04 with Nav); 3. install license (send me PM) 4. to work you need...

      Started by vincentka‎, 19-01-2017 09:56 PM
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      10-04-2017, 04:21 AM Go to last post
    8. Cool No SUB

      Hey Y'all (yes I'm a Yank) I've got a 2007 XR6 with a premium sound system. Not getting anything out of the subbie. When I pulled the fuse out of the AMP socket in the fuseblock, is seems that I now get More bass sound from ALL of the speakers. Does that mean that my Subbie amp needs to be...

      Started by rodsound2k‎, 14-11-2016 07:57 PM
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      14-11-2016, 07:57 PM Go to last post
    9. Sub and Amp install on a BF Ute.

      First post here, so go easy. Im sure this topic has been done to death, so please bare with me and feel free to point me in the direction of decent past threads. I feel the more i read on this topic the more confused i get. I have always owned hiluxes so setting up a decent stereo system in them...

      Started by Peter16‎, 06-03-2012 09:16 PM
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      10-11-2016, 07:03 AM Go to last post
    10. Wiring diagrams for a BA falcon with a premium sound system

      Could someone please help me with finding someone with some diagrams for my Ba falcon as I won't to install an aftermarket head unit amp an sub. How would this all go ? Would have to disconnect the factory sub an amp? Everything is basically all set just need to wire up head unit etc as at the...

      Started by Falcon0213‎, 07-11-2016 09:32 PM
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      10-11-2016, 06:52 AM Go to last post
    11. BA Premium Sound Questions

      Hello All. I've recently brought a BA XR8 and throughly love it. Now i've read on hundreds of posts that you can't upgrade from the Standard System to the Premium as they need to re-loom the car and many other things. To throw a spanner in the works I've plodded along in the whole custom...

      Started by Lvn_MR2‎, 03-07-2010 06:06 PM
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      07-11-2016, 09:15 PM Go to last post
    12. 2007 Falcon Futura Wagon Mk II keys

      Hi guys, quick question about my car keys for a 2007 Mk II Falcon Futura wagon. I have the key with the 4 button remote that is seperate from the key, the typical BF style key. However I want to change it to the 3 button flick key common amongst BF Mk III and FG Falcons. I've received...

      Started by SteveL83‎, 30-08-2016 01:16 AM
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      30-08-2016, 01:16 AM Go to last post
    13. AU XR3 SeriesIII aftermarket head unit guide

      I'd like to make a note this this is not complete, my Dad is a metal worker and helped me out with this, I'm going to try and write up a very simple guide if you could even call it that. This was installed in a 2002 AU Series 3 XR6, I'm assuming you already know how to pull out your double dim...

      Started by DK-Matty‎, 22-08-2016 02:39 PM
      • Replies: 4
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      22-08-2016, 09:34 PM Go to last post
    14. Head Unit replacement advice - Imports for Mondeo and other Fords

      Have the Sony 6000C(?) system that comes standard. However no Bluetooth and ipod compatibility through the system. Ipod through aux only. I want to be able to to control the ipod through the steering wheel controls (best) or through head unit (second best) and hands free phone (voice activated...

      Started by Aldo‎, 16-04-2011 11:55 AM
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      22-08-2016, 05:39 PM Go to last post
    15. Question After market AUIII XR6 Sterio head unit help

      My CD player in my 2002 AU XR6 SeriesIII was ejecting the CD's and after some research I decided to go for a Sony Double Din WX-900BT on special at Super Cheap Auto on special for $190 down from $329 as opposed to fixing my original, I know it may not be the best there is but its practical, cheap...

      Started by DK-Matty‎, 20-08-2016 02:21 AM
      • Replies: 2
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      20-08-2016, 01:42 PM Go to last post
    16. Wiring my horn into the central locking bt50/ranger

      Hi there, I just got a bt50 (not a ford I know, but it is basically a ranger) and I wanted to know if anyone had wired their horn into the central locking... My ford falcon used to do this and I liked it to know it was locked... My thoughts is that I just have to tap into where it sends the signal...

      Started by josh_malpas‎, 28-03-2016 10:48 AM
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      19-06-2016, 03:49 PM Go to last post
    17. 2005 XR6 horn staying on

      i just brought this 2005 model XR6 2 days ago, been cleaning her for the last 2 days , then to day after i had finished washing & polishing, i start her up then switch her off 10mins later the horn goe's off by itself i don't even have the key in the car its done it 3 times tonight , so i have...

      Started by daddyracer56‎, 27-12-2015 10:00 PM
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    18. Post 2005 ba xr6

      Hi , could anyone help with my car please as i just brought , i can not get the CD player to work the radio works fine but i noticed that it's part of the dash screen & would be very hard to fit in & aftermarket radio/cd player , is there a problem with these model cd players , cheers Bob any...

      Started by daddyracer56‎, 27-12-2015 09:47 PM
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    19. FGX Audio Change/Upgrade

      I have a new FGX and the audio is pretty average. Just wondering what people would recommend changing/upgrading to? This is my second car so, kinda, new to this :) Thanks :D

      Started by Danii1‎, 17-12-2015 03:34 PM
      audio, fgx
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      24-12-2015, 11:44 AM Go to last post
    20. cd player repairers in brissy

      I have a 2008 FG XT with a stock cd player.It wont feed a cd in 90 per cent of the time and if it does it wont give it back. It will play it ok if it accepts it but it's just not right. Just want to find out cost of repair or replace of orig unit. dont want to install second unit any where else in...

      Started by pjs2‎, 04-07-2015 01:20 PM
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    21. Wanted: Wiring diagram for 2013 Ford Ranger XLT

      Hi Guys, I had an aftermarket entertainment, GPS and reversing camera monitor installed in my 2013 Ranger. Everything works fine except when the job was done they installed a new microphone for the hands-free unit on top of the steering column. However, the microphone is nowhere near as good as...

      Started by free2be‎, 24-05-2015 07:46 AM
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    22. bf stock standard head unit cutting out when too loud

      I have just bought a 2006 bf MkII xr6 off a first owner, I have the basic head unit and when I turn it up it cuts out completely and comes back on, on a lower volume. But when it does it its not really loud at all. The only thing I can see done is just the addition of a aux cord coming from under...

      Started by rattus‎, 09-10-2014 06:49 PM
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    23. Question BA/BF Bluetooth Hands Free Upgrade

      I have a '06 Fairlane with a Nokia Hands Free. The Nokia appears to be a CK-7W around 2007 vintage. I want to replace it with a Parrot MKi9000. Two questions I'd really appreciate some help with: 1) Assuming the Nokia was professionally installed, can anyone suggest where a pro would likely...

      Started by KeirD‎, 27-09-2014 08:53 AM
      icc inputs, icc wires
      • Replies: 1
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      27-09-2014, 02:53 PM Go to last post
    24. Unhappy New Head Unit but no sound from rear speakers

      Hi All My Son installed a new head unit in his car on the weekend, it originally had a Full Alpine system with Amp and Sub he wired it eaxactly the same as the old one in fact all the wire colour codes were indentical between the old and new so it was pretty straight forward, everything works...

      Started by cbat58‎, 03-09-2014 06:45 PM
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      04-09-2014, 07:38 PM Go to last post
    25. 06 Ford BF ICC 7" touch screen upgrade help!

      I'm in the process of upgrading my factory (basic bottom of the line ICC system) into a 7" GPS system i've relocated my factory ICC unit about 30cms, (cut and extended the looms) I'm now having problems with my ICC The unit is illuminated and volume button works and shows the different numbers...

      Started by ford_ed_94‎, 04-09-2014 03:22 AM
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    26. Amplifer problems

      Hi, i recently wired up my sub, amp and head unit and for some reason the amp and sub wont come on when the radio is on but when i change it to AUX or CD it works. what have i done wrong? cheers

      Started by T.B.G.‎, 12-10-2011 09:01 PM
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      10-07-2014, 07:01 PM Go to last post
    27. Ford focus 2012 car radio

      Good day or night. I'm a new member. I am here to learn and share information with all of you I will be more than happy to share problems solutions, tips and tricks with you . i am looking for the infor about the Car Stereo System ,just for the better sound quality. so i...

      Started by linery‎, 30-07-2013 05:34 PM
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      09-07-2014, 09:11 PM Go to last post
    28. Red face Remove a stereo from AU falcon

      Hi, Could anyone point me to a company or person that would remove a factory fitted Stereo from my AU 111 Falcon I am in the inner suburbs of Melbourne :confused: Problem Solved :D

      Started by Yarra‎, 06-04-2014 12:03 PM
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    29. Au speakers

      Hi all, the front speakers in au is 5x7??? Is there an adapter to make it possible to mount 6" at all?

      Started by mattneggar‎, 27-03-2014 01:57 PM
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      29-03-2014, 11:43 PM Go to last post
    30. Au falcon stereo

      Hi does anyone have a wiring diagram for the inside of an au factory stereo? I mean the ones showing you all the elctrics and copper lines inside the stereo itself? Its an double din single cd tape deck head unit out of a futura

      Started by mattneggar‎, 09-02-2014 09:12 PM
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      09-02-2014, 10:54 PM Go to last post
    31. FG amplifier, subwoofer etc?

      Hello ford owners and enthusiasts First of all thanks for the opportunity to be on this forum. I am the proud owner of a 2008 Falcon G6. I have to say on a personal note never have driven a falcon I love it. the comfort, power and style is awesome. Now on my previous car ( Astra ) I had...

      Started by GO ROOS‎, 31-01-2014 09:38 PM
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      01-02-2014, 12:13 AM Go to last post
    32. Replacing speakers on BA Falcon

      Due to one of the door speakers on my BA distorting badly, I'm replacing all 4 with new 5x7s. Problem is Ford use a plastic connector for the stock speakers, which my aftermarkets obviously don't have. I'm thinking my best bet is to remove the half of the connector attached to each stock speaker...

      Started by Jason Maher‎, 30-12-2013 11:48 PM
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      30-12-2013, 11:48 PM Go to last post
    33. aftermarket HU or AUX for ipod?

      Hi all I want to know if im better off buying an aftermarket HU or an AUX for my ipod in my 03 Fairmont BA. I'm not an audio enthusiast I just want to listen to my ipod instead of changing cds all the time even though I have a 6 stacker its still annoying. I'm aware of what I have to do for a new...

      Started by NebulaMist‎, 08-11-2013 03:03 PM
      aftermarket, fairmont, falcon, head unit, mp3
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      08-11-2013, 03:14 PM Go to last post
    34. Wire routing to boot from rear passenger area

      Figured this problem applies to stereo speaker wiring as well hence putting this question here. The problem I have is routing the main brake control wire from the rear passenger area to the boot cavity. What is the best way to do this? I was going to run the cable from front to back via the...

      Started by Elecmuso‎, 02-10-2013 10:26 AM
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      02-10-2013, 08:09 PM Go to last post
    35. Redwights latest stereo setup.

      I have gotten peeved lately with my DVD deck playing up and had to rethink the whole thing, with the era of smartphones being common I decided this was the way to go. The amps were leftovers from the white wagon, and the speakers have been bought about three years ago and not used. What I was also...

      Started by Redwight‎, 13-09-2013 07:28 PM
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      21-09-2013, 07:50 PM Go to last post
    36. WANTED: 6 CD Stacker Cartridge E/N/D Series

      Hi Guys, I recently purchased the 97 DL LTD that was originally bought new for Sir James Gobbo whilst he was Governor of Victoria by Government House (Vic). Unfortunately though, the cartridge for the stacker is missing, meaning I am stuck with radio or cassette... Does anyone know where I...

      Started by EVL-04D‎, 06-07-2013 10:23 AM
      6 disc, alpine, cartridge, cd stacker, stereo
      • Replies: 3
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      09-07-2013, 12:30 AM Go to last post
    37. Icc Bluetooth

      I have got an Xr6 50th edition with the colour screen icc unit as standard, my Bluetooth works fine for calls but I can't seem to work out how to sync my contacts! The option isn't there to do so. Even though the car is a 2010 Mk1 I thought it had all the Mk2 gadgets? Any ideas if I can get the...

      Started by Xr6,50th‎, 05-07-2013 04:10 PM
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      05-07-2013, 04:10 PM Go to last post
    38. Door speakers AU2 Wagon

      Can some one tell me what size speakers fit in the front doors? I want to buy the right size diameter before I start canonbolizing, then go DOH!! & what sort of wattage for a standard head unit. Thanks for input.

      Started by northwest‎, 28-06-2013 06:22 PM
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      03-07-2013, 11:54 AM Go to last post
    39. xy speaker

      Have just purchased an xy super fringe radio, what impedance are the speakers suppose to be? I think it should be 15 ohm but not sure. Thanks

      Started by gigantor‎, 17-04-2013 08:18 PM
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    40. EF Falcon stereo install, random photos.

      I have this al on another forum but anyways. I tried to do a cheap install that ended up better(more expensive) than I planned on. Masking up for the sub box- Test fit, thought of blending it all in but I decided against it as I wanted easy access to light for changing, annnd they are...

      Started by Noobtastic‎, 21-10-2012 10:57 AM
      • Replies: 3
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      17-03-2013, 10:26 PM Go to last post
    41. Question Festiva Radio

      i need a little advice as to what panels or screws i need to remove to replace the radio in a 98 model festiva. any help is good help thanks

      Started by cl2.0‎, 26-11-2009 09:02 PM
      cd player, festiva, ford, stereo
      • Replies: 4
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      26-02-2013, 07:21 PM Go to last post
    42. FG Install. Voltage droping,need some advice.

      Hey guys. Its been along time since my last post here so, hey how ya been. Anyway i just got done with installing some audio gear on my fg xr6, sounds awesome btw. Im having some trouble with voltage drop in the charging system. So much so that it cuts out the icc screen and dims the...

      Started by nashy‎, 01-01-2013 12:12 AM
      • Replies: 15
      • Views: 7,484
      12-01-2013, 01:04 PM Go to last post
    43. BA Falcon stereo power output and 5x7 speaker suggestions

      Does anyone know the specifications for the output for the standard BA Falcon stereo? Would it be enough to power the speakers listed below, or not worth the spend because i'm not getting the best out of the speaker without an amp? I was thinking of changing the factory 5x7s with either -...

      Started by ccwchew‎, 18-08-2007 04:20 PM
      • Replies: 10
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      09-01-2013, 11:44 AM Go to last post
    44. alpine install

      hi guys im looking to install a sound sytem with all alpine what i have in mine are 4 SPX-17PRO running off what amp ? best sound best match so on what alpine sub ? any info would be great thanks :) its to go into a bf xr6 mii so size and converters is a must

      Started by -ZL FAIRLANE-‎, 15-06-2012 04:42 AM
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      05-01-2013, 09:59 PM Go to last post
    45. AU1 Radio Unit Lights

      Hi I have an AU series 1 Futura wagon and the factory audio system works quite well in it except at night when the headlights must go on the radio lights disappear - they don't just dim, they go entirely out as soon as the headlights even go on to parkers - the audio still works but you just...

      Started by bead‎, 17-10-2012 05:57 PM
      • Replies: 1
      • Views: 2,956
      23-10-2012, 11:01 AM Go to last post
    46. New Stereo

      I need to get another stereo fo my au3 fairmont,i have had no luck trying to get the same one from a wrecker so i was wondering what would suit as an aftermarket model,i'm not real savvy about this stuff so any help would be apprecciated.Thanks Darren

      Started by dazzle38‎, 27-08-2012 05:12 PM
      • Replies: 2
      • Views: 3,507
      27-08-2012, 05:39 PM Go to last post
    47. Ranger/BT50 Audio in Pinout

      Hi all had a fiddle with my BT 50 and found out the pinouts for an Aux input didn't want to pay $400 so I Soldered some wires on placed a 3.5mm stereo jack in a posy I liked and presto Here is the pinout

      Started by bongo‎, 26-08-2008 02:59 PM
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      1 2
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      23-08-2012, 01:40 PM Go to last post
    48. Ford Mondeo TDCI USB

      I own an MA Mondeo TDCI with the sony 6cd radio. It has voice control and bluetooth. My question regards the radio. Is this radio the same radio that is fitted to the later MB and MC models like the zetec. If so is it possible to retrofit the usb the same as the later model zetec's etc. I want to...

      Started by b2428‎, 13-08-2012 08:39 PM
      • Replies: 0
      • Views: 3,740
      13-08-2012, 08:39 PM Go to last post
    49. Subwoofer is creating the wrong kind of noise

      I have a subwoofer in boot, if turn it the stereo up to about 20/50 the boot lid starts to vibrate and makes alot of noise and if i turn it up to 30-35/50 and increase the bass boost it becomes unbearable. It doesn't drown out the music there is no way you can ignore it. I have put the sub in...

      Started by jack91‎, 16-11-2010 06:13 PM
      • Replies: 1
      • Views: 3,105
      04-03-2012, 01:28 AM Go to last post
    50. EB How to enter Radio Code

      Hi guys Just bought an EB and replaced the battery...radio is asking for a code which I now have but not sure how to enter it into the unit!! Ive tried a few times and a few ways Its a radio/cassette std issue.It has no knobs just buttons to push and has adjustments for bass treble etc... Any...

      Started by NAsty‎, 31-01-2012 11:21 PM
      • Replies: 1
      • Views: 4,411
      05-02-2012, 10:26 PM Go to last post

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