Flawless...

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....
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spam_only snipped-for-privacy@comcast.net wrote:

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.
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.
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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.

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.
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The CDplayer/radio turns on without the key in my 2001 ZX3.
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Never looked in the manual to see if can adjust the time, but if you press the volume button in my '01 ZX3 with the key out the stereo/cd will play for 1 hour before it shuts itself off, the display reads "1 HR" when you press the button.
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On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 03:00:49 GMT, "John Cairns"
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:>>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....:> :> :>Never looked in the manual to see if can adjust the time, but if you press :>the volume button in my '01 ZX3 with the key out the stereo/cd will play for :>1 hour before it shuts itself off, the display reads "1 HR" when you press :>the button.:> :>John Cairns :>
Yep my '01 SE Wagon, '02 ZX5 and '04 SVTF are all like that.
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spam_only snipped-for-privacy@comcast.net wrote:

My dad's Focus is also perfect. :)
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