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Focus ST225 Android Radio Install :)

Postby wayneh » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:08 pm

Wazzzzup Gents,

If you looking to replace your head unit I would strongly suggest you opt for one with an Android OS! It's freaking insane! The link below shows the responsiveness of the Android head unit as well as a quick Torque pro App integration 8)
I can browse the net, e-mail, whatsapp, skype and more (not that I will but I can).

https://youtu.be/SC4Qb-2RmDo

I then took it one step further as I did not want to leave the bluetooth OBD2 adapter plugged in permanently so order an OBD2 splitter which will allow me to take the stock OBD2 port and split it into two so i can leave it in permanently as well as "hide" it so Ford can still access the "stock" port if needed.

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Only issue is [apparently] two items can not be run at the same time on the cable so I installed a switch that when closed will give power to the stock port location and when open will give power to the bluetooth adapter #AwesomelyLazyButEpicNonetheless

What you need:
Switch R50
Carbon Cover R45
Wiring R20
12mm Drill bit (to make the hole)

I put the switch near the OBD2 stock location so it's nicely hidden and easy to access.

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Wiring it is easy, connect cable power of both harnesses coming from the adapter to center of the switch, and then from each of the out side connectors connect a cable to one harness each. This will pull power away from one when the other one is in use. I put it that when to switch cover is closed power is routed to stock location and when cover is open and switch is up the bluetooth adaper switches on and oem location off. 8)

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I know its geeky but hey, its super cool at the same time. 8)
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Re: Focus ST225 Android Radio Install :)

Postby gerrieST » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:28 pm

How much did you pay for the unit if i may ask wayne?

Any website link for the unit?

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Re: Focus ST225 Android Radio Install :)

Postby gerrieST » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:33 pm

It says the video is not available.

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Re: Focus ST225 Android Radio Install :)

Postby DWJ » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:42 pm

Iv'e seen these on bidorbuy, don't know how good they are though...

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/18088417 ... E_MAP.html
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Re: Focus ST225 Android Radio Install :)

Postby wayneh » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:45 pm

gerrieST wrote:It says the video is not available.


Video works pal, just tested it. http://youtu.be/SC4Qb-2RmDo
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Re: Focus ST225 Android Radio Install :)

Postby wayneh » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:49 pm

gerrieST wrote:How much did you pay for the unit if i may ask wayne?

Any website link for the unit?


Paid R6k from a guy in rooderpoort who bought a M5. So don't have a link pal. I believe stop shop has similar for slightly less
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Re: Focus ST225 Android Radio Install :)

Postby xStatic » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:33 pm

wayneh wrote:
gerrieST wrote:How much did you pay for the unit if i may ask wayne?

Any website link for the unit?


Paid R6k from a guy in rooderpoort who bought a M5. So don't have a link pal. I believe stop shop has similar for slightly less


Works out slightly more from Stopshop, my unit from them arrived 3 weeks back and came to R6800 after shipping, customs, insurance
Ordered this one (http://www.stopshop.co.za/buy-ford-focu ... radio.html) with Android OS, wifi dongle and DVR

Wayne where did you get the splitter from? Being wanting to leave my dashdaq in the car and then also play with torque pro on the DVD unit so this will help me from having to swop cables all the time

Btw load the "Poweramp" music app - really improves the sound as you have control of all equalizers and stuff

Bonus with stop shop is they offer a 5 year warranty with these units if anyone is interested
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Re: Focus ST225 Android Radio Install :)

Postby wayneh » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:46 pm

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Re: Focus ST225 Android Radio Install :)

Postby transformer » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:23 pm

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Re: Focus ST225 Android Radio Install :)

Postby transformer » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:30 pm

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Re: Focus ST225 Android Radio Install :)

Postby wayneh » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:54 pm

Very similar to mine. Awesome price too.
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Re: Focus ST225 Android Radio Install :)

Postby Umlungu » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:53 pm

Jeez bud, I would have just used a different switch.
Those missile launch switches are massive.

Check these ones I sell, small and flush.
http://www.devils-parts.co.za/81-dash-s ... -and-plugs
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Re: Focus ST225 Android Radio Install :)

Postby transformer » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:04 am

Yeah but I prefer the buttons on your version. Nice work man your car is sweet. Its a shame SnS havent featured some of the cool ST/RS's on here

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Off the top of my head your car, clems car, Pdubs RS and ST, inZains ST, TDW, STock are all awesome cars that I'm sure other car fans could appreciate
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Re: Focus ST225 Android Radio Install :)

Postby wayneh » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:18 am

transformer wrote:Yeah but I prefer the buttons on your version. Nice work man your car is sweet. Its a shame SnS havent featured some of the cool ST/RS's on here

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Off the top of my head your car, clems car, Pdubs RS and ST, inZains ST, TDW, STock are all awesome cars that I'm sure other car fans could appreciate


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Re: Focus ST225 Android Radio Install :)

Postby BLESSED-ZN » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:58 am

**** that unit is tops. good choice
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