In alt.autos.ford.focus Bill R <email@example.com>:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> I guess maybe I'm lucky, or people maybe only post when theres a
>> problem. My 2001 Focus SE has been flawless. Anyway I just put a new
>> Ford mp3 player in it. Mine didn't come with one back in 2001 you know.
>> A friend gave me one out of her 2003 (which has also been flawless?).
>> The wiring didn't exactly match up and I'm wondering if I got
>> everything right or not. I can turn my stereo on without the key in the
>> ignition. Is this proper? Other than that unexpected oddity (i guess
>> that is my question- how does yours work?) everyhting is perfect....
> I have a 2005 ZX3 SE with the factory installed six disc
> CD/MP3 player in it and that is exactly the way mine works.
> I guess Ford thinks that someone may leave the CD player
> on (with the volume turned down) and run the battery down.
Like the Focus any Ford I owned had a position on the ignition
lock, which would just turn on the radio, nothing else. Can't
remember how the original Focus Radio worked, was the first thing
thrown out after a day, but I suspect the same way.
> Another annoying thing that I don't like about the way Ford
> does their electrical systems is that you have to have your
> key in to put the (power) windows up or down.
Mine (1999 2l wagon) can at least put all windows up, via remote
control on the key. AFAIK
newer ones can although put them down,
a feature I'd like to have to get some heat out, if it stood half
day in the sun, before entering.
Michael Heiming (X-PGP-Sig > GPG-Key ID: EDD27B94)
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