DIY Double DIN Android auto headunit install - 1.6 LX

Going to be a bit of a short post but i’ll put links to what i used and some of the things i would do differently:

Parts used:

Headunit: Sony XAV-AX3250 - has a double din screen but only single DIN behind means you have a bit more space for adapters

Stearing wheel adapter: Ford Focus Mk1 98-04 Steering Wheel Stalk Control Lead JVC CTSFO001.2 | eBay - theres others that work but this was cheapest at the time! - seems the seller has changed the listing, but i use a connects2 one

DIN adapter: https://www.dynamicsounds.co.uk/ct23fd56-ford-focus-1998-2004-black-double-din-car-stereo-fascia-panel-plate.html - Was a bit fiddly to install but worth it

DAB Arial Adapter: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B077GMM5G9 - Wouldn’t recommend doing this route, i get quite spotty DAB reception, probably worth getting a proper arial and just leaving it behind the dash (might update this if i do that)

Subwoofer: JBL STAGE800BA - great little sub just enough ummf for the stock speakers.

RCA cables: RCA Cable Phono Lead Twin Stereo Audio Male to Male - Pure OFC 24k Gold | eBay
Misc cables: 0.5mm 1mm 1.5mm 2.5mm 12v Thinwall Single Core Automotive Auto Marine Cable Wire | eBay - went for 14AWG for everything

Install:
All i had to do modification wise is trim/file down a support cross beam thats behind the screen only by a few mm

think if i was to do it again it could be worth getting a new silver face plate (like this one), but they are quite pricey! and you lose the coin tray.

Works well, also added a small subwoofer at the same time which is worth it, running cables ain’t to bad for that.

Pics:
This first one was with the old single DIN but it shows the wiring.



Manual for the connects2 adapter:


Finished product:



Sneaky Giha included as a bonus.





If you have any questions Do let me know!

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