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stay_high
07-15-2011, 03:26 PM
Installing this in my 08 ford focus.

Sony Xplod CDX-GT550UI CD receiver - Features & Specs at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_158GT550UI/Sony-Xplod-CDX-GT550UI.html?tp=5684&tab=features_and_specs)

I clicked on the "crutchfield master sheet" and this popped up

Car Selector (http://www.crutchfield.com/app/popups/InstallationToolbox.aspx?I=158GT550UI)

The ford focus in dash reciever kit and antenna adapter are free which is great but then it shows this.

PAC Ford Radio Replacement Interface Allows aftermarket radio installation in select 2005-up Ford-built vehicles (model C2R-FRD1) at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_127C2RFRD1/PAC-Ford-Radio-Replacement-Interface.html?tp=3486)

130 dollars. Do i really have to buy this to install the HU???

The_Grimy_One
07-15-2011, 03:29 PM
Does your car have a factory amp? It looks like this harness allows you to maintain the use of the factory amp. It also says it allows you to maintain rear seat controls.

stay_high
07-15-2011, 03:40 PM
Does your car have a factory amp? It looks like this harness allows you to maintain the use of the factory amp. It also says it allows you to maintain rear seat controls.

i dont think my car has a factory amp. I have a amp and sub installed in the trunk if thats what you mean. There hooked up to a line out converter.

stay_high
07-15-2011, 04:00 PM
how will i know if it has a factory amp? sounds just like any other stock car radio