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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-04-04, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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mk6 headunit

Hi ,

I'm planning on putting a new headunit in my fiesta mk6.

Will I have to replace more the the dashboard surround ?
Or will I have to order anything else ?


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-09-04, 12:19 PM
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Re: mk6 headunit

if your fiesta had a ford headunit installed, and your dashboard has 2 plastic bars, you have to cut them and buy a proper adaptor in order to fit a single din unit in a double din place.
If you don t like seeing the cuts on your dashboard (it isn't that bad) you also have to order this front part of dashboard with the one that has a normal double din hole.
In both cases you have to place the doubledin adaptor...
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-11-04, 03:19 PM
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Re: mk6 headunit

Yep you can get an adapter for about 15 from autoleads which is a head unit sourround and comes with a box below the h/u to hold stuff, such as loose coins etc!
Or if you want to take out your ice when you come to sell the car, you can buy a new dash board/sat nav surround and use this for the new head unit and when you want to sell your car, put the old pristine condition dashboard back in with the Ford h/unit.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-23-04, 10:04 AM
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Re: mk6 headunit

I did mine this weekend. You just cut the slats, then file/grind down the stumps to make the single opening. I then put some black electrical tape along this inside lip, so you can't see any of the cut-outs where the slats were.

The hardest thing was securing the cage into the Autoleads adaptor, as the adaptor was too deep for the cage push out securing slats, so I had to Aryldite the cage into the adaptor. Another slight difficulty was making use of the rear support rail for the aftermarket hifi. As the new one is higher up in the top space of the autoleads adaptor I just used a metal strip, which then bolted onto the rail clip. I would go through this effort, as it will make sure the headunit won't sag and strain the cage.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-23-04, 11:39 AM
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I hope this will be of some help.., you will need to take apart the dash, it takes about 15 mins, theres like 4-5 screws and some clips that are a bit of a ****, you woun't have any problems with the autoleads facia, if you just want a single din on the bottom. Ford will do the fitting for you, but they charge 55 pound for the new dash bit, and another 50 for fitting. Let me know if u need any help
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