Stereo replacement, 2007 Ford Fiesta.

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Found 30th Mar 2015
Hi all, Mrs Mac has has a Sony stereo since Christmas and it's not yet been fitted. She recently had a new car, 57 plate ford fiesta, and surprisingly the local garages aren't exactly keen to fit it! I might have a crack at it myself but can anyone recommend what I'll need and how difficult it is? I know a fascia is needed and I think I need a loom, cage and wires too? Any help and links much appreciated. I think it's single DIN.

I did replace the stereo in my Puma before but made a hash of it, stereo wobbled and squeaked in place and I didn't connect the external aerial properly.
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Maybe try a local place?
My 05 Fiesta required a lot of the trim removing to get the old stereo out - including disconnecting the heater controls which can be a pain, especially when it goes wrong! Cost me £80 for parts and labour.

Think it's easier now (had the stereo out of my other halfs 07 fiesta several times) probably worth getting a kit off ebay, normally they come with the removal tools, wiring kit and surround. Once you have everything it should be quite simple.
njpugh90

Maybe try a local place? My 05 Fiesta required a lot of the trim removing … Maybe try a local place? My 05 Fiesta required a lot of the trim removing to get the old stereo out - including disconnecting the heater controls which can be a pain, especially when it goes wrong! Cost me £80 for parts and labour. Think it's easier now (had the stereo out of my other halfs 07 fiesta several times) probably worth getting a kit off ebay, normally they come with the removal tools, wiring kit and surround. Once you have everything it should be quite simple.



Thanks, as I said, the local places weren't overly keen on replacing the stereo and Mrs Mac gave up in the end. I'll look into a kit if the one garage doesn't get back to us tomorrow.
Park it in a seedy alley and im sure the stereo will be removed overnight.
Steve Mac

Thanks, as I said, the local places weren't overly keen on replacing the … Thanks, as I said, the local places weren't overly keen on replacing the stereo and Mrs Mac gave up in the end. I'll look into a kit if the one garage doesn't get back to us tomorrow.



Maybe not a garage? I took mine to a place that specialises in car audio (sextons to be precise)
an auto electrician should see u right tbf but might cost u a bit
I think the difficulty depends on what type of stock radio that you have. I have 2 friends who have a fiesta mk 6 but with different radio units. One has a radio that looks like this whilst the other has one that looks like this.

If yours is like the first one, then it's a lot more difficult and requires removing the dashboard panels. Process shown in this video. I wouldn't recommend doing it by yourself. However, if yours is like the 2nd picture, it's a lot more of a straightforward process. Here's a video showing the method. You can buy release keys on eBay for removing it. You can also get the fascia you require too for pretty cheap since it's a double DIN unit and the replacement Sony one is single DIN. Other than that it should just be a case of unplugging stuff from the old unit and plugging them into the new one. However sometimes the connections aren't the same so you might need adaptors.

I would assume that if the local garages aren't keen to fit it, then it's probably the one in the first picture that you have. If that's the case, good luck
I changed my stereo on my older car,bought all the pieces and got a mobile auto electrician to fit it.
I originally went to Halfords and they refused to do it as said would have to remove whole dash to connect new wiring to steering controls.

The whole dash was actually 3 small screws. Guy came to my work place to fit and was done in 20 mins.
dreadzone101

I think the difficulty depends on what type of stock radio that you have. … I think the difficulty depends on what type of stock radio that you have. I have 2 friends who have a fiesta mk 6 but with different radio units. One has a radio that looks like this whilst the other has one that looks like this.If yours is like the first one, then it's a lot more difficult and requires removing the dashboard panels. Process shown in this video. I wouldn't recommend doing it by yourself. However, if yours is like the 2nd picture, it's a lot more of a straightforward process. Here's a video showing the method. You can buy release keys on eBay for removing it. You can also get the fascia you require too for pretty cheap since it's a double DIN unit and the replacement Sony one is single DIN. Other than that it should just be a case of unplugging stuff from the old unit and plugging them into the new one. However sometimes the connections aren't the same so you might need adaptors.I would assume that if the local garages aren't keen to fit it, then it's probably the one in the first picture that you have. If that's the case, good luck



Thank you, iirc it's the second one so l will attempt the task myself if needs be.

takethatfan1978

I changed my stereo on my older car,bought all the pieces and got a … I changed my stereo on my older car,bought all the pieces and got a mobile auto electrician to fit it.I originally went to Halfords and they refused to do it as said would have to remove whole dash to connect new wiring to steering controls.The whole dash was actually 3 small screws. Guy came to my work place to fit and was done in 20 mins.



Thanks, didn't I offer you to come and do something similar before we last spoke on the bra thread?!
Thanks for all the answers guys and girls.
Steve Mac

Thanks, didn't I offer you to come and do something similar before we … Thanks, didn't I offer you to come and do something similar before we last spoke on the bra thread?!



Oh yes I remember now,good memory you have
takethatfan1978

Oh yes I remember now,good memory you have



It's certain trigger words I'm afraid, or numbers and letters next to each other
Give it ago before you take it anyway is my advice. Fitted mine in my VW in less than 10 minutes. YouTube videos, Ford Fiesta forums, They all have very useful advice. Saving you a lot of money!
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