I've been a focus owner for just under 6 hours. Got it second hand. On
the way home I noticed that the radio controls on the steering column
don't do anything - the radio only responds to the buttons on it. I am
wondering where to start troubleshooting this. I can't guarantee that
the radio is the original but it is a Ford (3000 Traffic). I'm driving
a 1998 1.6LX
Can anyone confirm whether the remote controls should be working?
The 6000 would be better as its a CD player. If a CD unit isn't needed
than a 5000 (radio-cassette) works with the remote stalk. The 5000
should be dirt cheap as many people have upgraded from the 5000 to the
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Very interesting, both of you. Thanks for your information so far.
Buying a second hand car really can be an adventure...
I would like to get a CD player so the 6000 sounds good. I do not know
what equipment came as standard in a 98 S reg 1.6 LX. I am guessing
that a 5000 or 6000 came as standard and someone stripped it out to
sell before they sold me the car. I have not had a root around to find
any speakers in the rear. So far I believe that only the front
speakers are active in my car (the 3000 series only supported 2
channels, is that right?)
Assuming that I get a 5000 or a 6000 on ebay, is it a simple slot in
and connect the cables, or might something else be required for
getting the reomte controls working?
thanks a lot
The '98 LX would have had a 5000N as standard, with an extra-cost option of
a 6000 plus CD autochanger. (The CL and Zetec got the 4000N, with an
upgrade option to the 6000CD single CD player.)
As an aside, my '99 LX (which I had as an ex-demonstrator) came with a
6000CD single-CD player; according to the brochure, which I still have,
this is not possible!
Note that the 5000 is a cassette player!
It will be a simple plug-in job because you are returning your car to how it
would have been originally *unless* the original wiring has been hacked in
It seems likely that at some time your car has had a third-party sound
system fitted, and the original sold or lost. When the car was sold, the
first available Ford unit was put in to fill the hole!
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