HOW TO: Retro fit Focus Steering Remote Control

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HOW TO: Retro fit Focus Steering Remote Control

Post by ScubaSteve » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:11 pm

For this you will need the later Ford CD unit, the easiest way to tell is if yours has the dial volume control knob rather then the buttons.

You also need to source a Focus stalk remote

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You dont need the green/white wire, you might aswell cut it out.

You also dont need the plastic prong that attaches the remote to the focus, i just snapped mine off.

Dismantle the steering shroud, its four black screws underneath and one silver one just below the bonnet release catch.

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Feed through wires and plug into back of unit

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Then in the plastic shroud in the suitable spot drill a hole

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Mine needed a bit of enlarging

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Trial fit the remote

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Drill a couple of small holes for the self tappers

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Screw them into the remote then it will be attached

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And on the vehicle

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Re: HOW TO: Retro fit Focus Steering Remote Control

Post by spike. » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:23 pm

Nice job, MK1 focus control stalk.
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Re: HOW TO: Retro fit Focus Steering Remote Control

Post by ScubaSteve » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:27 pm

yeah good point lol
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Re: HOW TO: Retro fit Focus Steering Remote Control

Post by spike. » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:30 pm

Far cheaper than the Ford OEM for the puma, which I fitted to the FRP :)
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Re: HOW TO: Retro fit Focus Steering Remote Control

Post by ScubaSteve » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:23 pm

relocated it using a spare steering column fairing i had, clears the knee by miles now

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Re: HOW TO: Retro fit Focus Steering Remote Control

Post by RICHBREE » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:22 pm

Resurrecting an old post so apologies, i'm looking at fitting a Focus steering control to my Puma, this guide is great thanks, however the first pic of the stalk control has wiring coming out already, all the stalks I can find on Ebay are wireless, is it simple to attach new wires to the stalk ? thanks, R
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Re: HOW TO: Retro fit Focus Steering Remote Control

Post by slayllian » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:25 pm

RICHBREE wrote:Resurrecting an old post so apologies, i'm looking at fitting a Focus steering control to my Puma, this guide is great thanks, however the first pic of the stalk control has wiring coming out already, all the stalks I can find on Ebay are wireless, is it simple to attach new wires to the stalk ? thanks, R

I was thinking exactly the same thing, all the ones i can find come minus the wires or connectors.
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Re: HOW TO: Retro fit Focus Steering Remote Control

Post by ScubaSteve » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:26 pm

you ideally need the plug, at least, you could make you're own wires.

saying that if you are remotely savvy with anything like this you could knock up some form of connection into it, its only two wires and two pins
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Post by slayllian » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:41 pm

Top guide, fitted mine the other day! :ok:
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Post by Munster » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:13 pm

Ignore me I've just realised I'm a biff :oops:
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HOW TO: Retro fit Focus Steering Remote Control

Post by Matti9 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:10 pm

Hi all, I'm trying to connect the Focus stalk to my radio (with the round button), but need to know where the two wires need to go. Does anybody know the exact location on the back of the radio (maybe a good photo, the one in the guide is quite dark)? I have only two plugs, so the center pins are not in use.
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HOW TO: Retro fit Focus Steering Remote Control

Post by Wild E. Coyote » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:56 am

If you have the wires tha came with the steering wheel remote controls, it is pretty self explanatory as that connector is only two wires affair and can't go anywhere but in its designated plug at the back of radio. I am not using the OE radio CD6000 (swapped for Alpine 117Ri) so can't check but remember it was very straightforward
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HOW TO: Retro fit Focus Steering Remote Control

Post by Matti9 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:23 pm

Thanks for the help, I only had the stalk with two wires (forgot to get the connector). Eventually I found a diagram on a German Focus forum that directed me to pin 11 and 12, eureka! Everything is working fine now :-P .
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