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  1. #1
    Hi,


    I currently have a faithful CARK-91 installed for my 6310i, I have
    upgraded my phone to a 7610 and would like to install a CK-7W into my
    Ford Focus with a 6006 cd changer.


    I have read in a number of posts that the power leads need to a bit of
    work as the CARK 91 has a six pin power plug, and the CK-7W has a four
    pin plug.


    Will I be able to use the existing connection to the Car Stereo as I do

    not have the tool to remove it (If I have to remove the car stereo
    where would I get the tool or is there an easy way to pull it out.)


    To charge the phone I intend to use the existing power cable and change

    it to a connection matching the nokia power connection, then just use a

    universal cradle to hold the phone in place.


    A last thing I would like to be able to do is to run the audio through
    the car stereo speakers, as the Focus has a lot of cabin noise,
    especially in the footwell where my existing speaker is located.


    Any experiences and hints would be greatly appreciated


    TIA


    Chris aka BoobBoo




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  2. #2
    Ivor Jones
    Guest

    Re: Upgrade CARK-91 to CK-7W



    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:1138[email protected]
    > Hi,
    >
    >
    > I currently have a faithful CARK-91 installed for my
    > 6310i, I have upgraded my phone to a 7610 and would like
    > to install a CK-7W into my Ford Focus with a 6006 cd
    > changer.
    >
    >
    > I have read in a number of posts that the power leads
    > need to a bit of work as the CARK 91 has a six pin power
    > plug, and the CK-7W has a four pin plug.


    The way I've done similar jobs is to use bullet connectors. Disconnect the
    battery first (!) and cut each individual wire in a place where you can
    get at it and crimp bullet connectors on the ends that are staying in
    place, i.e. to the battery and stereo etc. Then crimp new connectors on
    the power lead of the new car kit and plug it straight in.

    > Will I be able to use the existing connection to the Car
    > Stereo as I do not have the tool to remove it (If I have
    > to remove the car stereo where would I get the tool or
    > is there an easy way to pull it out.)


    Any car accessory shop will have the tools, it's a pair of U shaped bits
    of metal that you poke into the holes at each side and then pull the unit
    out. Although if you do what I said above you shouldn't need to, as the
    wires to the stereo are still in place.

    > To charge the phone I intend to use the existing power
    > cable and change it to a connection matching the nokia
    > power connection, then just use a universal cradle to
    > hold the phone in place.


    Hmm, does the phone take 12V straight into the bottom connector..?! I
    smell smoke..! I'm not 100% certain but I'm sure I've seen cradles that
    have a power connection for charging, but unless you're on the phone
    morning noon and night won't the battery last for a day's journeys..?

    > A last thing I would like to be able to do is to run the
    > audio through the car stereo speakers, as the Focus has a
    > lot of cabin noise, especially in the footwell where my
    > existing speaker is located.


    Not sure on this one, sorry. I think it depends on the stereo unit, check
    with Ford.

    Slightly OT but on the subject of Ford car stereos, does anyone have any
    idea why my 6000 (single CD unit) has stopped receiving FM..? I thought at
    first the aerial connector had fallen out but it hasn't and MW/LW stations
    come through fine.


    Ivor





  3. #3
    Steve
    Guest

    Re: Upgrade CARK-91 to CK-7W


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi,
    >
    >
    > I currently have a faithful CARK-91 installed for my 6310i, I have
    > upgraded my phone to a 7610 and would like to install a CK-7W into my
    > Ford Focus with a 6006 cd changer.
    >
    >
    > I have read in a number of posts that the power leads need to a bit of
    > work as the CARK 91 has a six pin power plug, and the CK-7W has a four
    > pin plug.
    >
    >
    > Will I be able to use the existing connection to the Car Stereo as I do
    >
    > not have the tool to remove it (If I have to remove the car stereo
    > where would I get the tool or is there an easy way to pull it out.)
    >
    >
    > To charge the phone I intend to use the existing power cable and change
    >
    > it to a connection matching the nokia power connection, then just use a
    >
    > universal cradle to hold the phone in place.
    >
    >
    > A last thing I would like to be able to do is to run the audio through
    > the car stereo speakers, as the Focus has a lot of cabin noise,
    > especially in the footwell where my existing speaker is located.
    >
    >
    > Any experiences and hints would be greatly appreciated
    >

    Have a nose at siocommunications.co.uk, there is a forum there and the guy
    that runs it (he's an installer is very helpful). If you live in his
    coverage for installs (Central Scotland) then he is a brilliant installer.

    Steve





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