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    Looks great wizz That's the problem with the focus - dashboard is not at a vertical angle! Nice solution


    Quote Originally Posted by Focus Dan
    I'd like to know about the steering wheel stalk too.. I'm very tempted to go buy a new one from Ford so I can have a play with it.
    I'll have a guide on my website soon - mine's working. Any idea how much replacement ones are, I've sinc figured out a way that doesn't involve cutting apart the original
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    not sure how much they are new but I picked one up from fms spares for £15 posted... Like the sunshade idea! I was looking at tinted windows but it wouldnt look right on a standard ish car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Winx
    not sure how much they are new but I picked one up from fms spares for £15 posted... Like the sunshade idea! I was looking at tinted windows but it wouldnt look right on a standard ish car!
    Hi Henry,
    I was thinking of that too but I don't think it's legal now to have front side windows tinted is it ? It wouldn't look very cool to see one side window tinted and the other not, so I gave up that idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Winx
    not sure how much they are new but I picked one up from fms spares for £15 posted... Like the sunshade idea! I was looking at tinted windows but it wouldnt look right on a standard ish car!
    Excellent - that sounds about right

    Jmz from the FFOC (with the 5-door ST170 who was at the meet at the weekend) is doing it one-way, interfacing the unmodified interface through a circuit into a USB gamepad.

    I am at the moment using the original which I removed the insides of, and connected 5 wires to a USB gamepad to press each button.

    The original circuit uses a resistor network, so what I want to do, for the sake of perfection is get an original one and one of these:

    http://www.velleman-kit.com/common/p...an=1&id=351346

    and wire it up to one of the analogue inputs. It comes with it's own DLL/com component and Confused says it's very simple to write software for.

    Of course the velleman USB interface board is useful for a lot lot more stuff, such as controlling analogue gauges, reading direct from say the speedo/rpm for instant statistics on screen and of course adding proper 'buttons' and knobs / controlling lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizz
    Hi Henry,
    I was thinking of that too but I don't think it's legal now to have front side windows tinted is it ? It wouldn't look very cool to see one side window tinted and the other not, so I gave up that idea.

    Wizz

    I don't know about that... Seeing the impreza changed my mind about that:




    If I was going to do it I was thinking about these:

    http://www.torquesteer.co.uk/store/d...b745752bd36c81

    Winx, you're most likely here to have seen these in the flesh - any good?

    BTW, If anyone's wondering I found out about these through the UK ffoc.co.uk - couldn't remember where i'd seen them so spent last 10 minutes searching focus owners club for every conbination to find the link!
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    Can you still see through the blinds at all?
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    sorry guys not seen these on a car before...

    I have now decided to keep my car so am getting it resprayed, apart from the roof at the end of the summer holidays and to complement the new bodykit wheels etc I think I will go for tinting. I reckon I can get away with a light smoke on the front windows without attracting too much attenetion. A load of peeps I know in other cars have managed to get away with it so we shall see!


    Very interested in the usb thingymajigbobby that steve has linked to, will be investing once he has got it working!

    Would it be possible to have the volume still working the headunit and the others moving on track etc?
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    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...rldID=&doy=9m4

    Not too pricy either which is good, thanks steve Do keep informed as to your progress, will be tres cool if this can be integrated with centrafuse or road runner (still can't decide which I like best!)
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    Thumbs up Some Power/Graphics Upgrades

    As they say in the Leaflet (Subject to Alteration)

    I have gone the way of the AverKey Lite (AverMedia QuickPlay in the USA)
    I have also replaced my original Morex 60w PSU and ITuner ITPS with the "All-In-One" Morex M1-ATX 90w PSU/Controller.
    It has cost me.......... but hear are the advantages:-
    : No more fiddling with the twin display graphic driver mode ( thank God/Aver)
    : No "out of range" problems with my VGA monitor
    : I have been able to add a USB2 hub and power it from a 5V off the PSU
    : I have been able to re-install my AverTV usb hardware ( that told me to sod off when I went "twin display mode" )
    : I have been able to fully implement hibernation, with all the time saving and other advantages it gives.

    Very Pleased now with the above

    All I need now is a really good Car TV aerial....someone point me in the right direction in the UK

    Wizz

    PS: @Winx, @Stevieg. With all those screens now I'm definitely going to get tinted....no not me silly, the car. I'm staying sophisticated grey !
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizz
    There has been a lot of chat on the Forums about sunlight readable skins, particularly a replacement for BrushedMetal the MediaCar/RoadRunner skin which is the one that I use.

    So I thought I'd go one stage further and get myself a removable sun shade for the car
    Wizz
    And Finally, to compliment the sun visor, some nice tints to bring out the in the VGA/RCA screens
    See the start page for the "before" look.

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