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iDatalink KIT-FOC1 Dash Kit

Fits select 2012-up Ford Focus vehicles (also requires ADS-MRR module) — double-DIN radios (Matte black)

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About the iDatalink KIT-FOC1 Dash Kit

Install a new radio in your Focus

You bought a 2012-up Ford Focus — it's a great vehicle, but its dashboard makes it difficult to upgrade the factory radio. The iDatalink KIT-FOC1 factory system adapter (along with the Maestro ADS-MRR module, sold separately) gives you everything you need to install an aftermarket double-DIN (4" tall) stereo and wire it up to your Focus (does not work in vehicles with the 8" MyFord Touch system). With any car stereo, this package retains your backup camera (if equipped), along with your steering wheel audio controls.

Install a new radio in your Focus

You bought a 2012-up Ford Focus — it's a great vehicle, but its dashboard makes it difficult to upgrade the factory radio. The iDatalink KIT-FOC1 factory system adapter (along with the Maestro ADS-MRR module, sold separately) gives you everything you need to install an aftermarket double-DIN (4" tall) stereo and wire it up to your Focus (does not work in vehicles with the 8" MyFord Touch system). With any car stereo, this package retains your backup camera (if equipped), along with your steering wheel audio controls.

iDatalink to the rescue

Install an iDatalink-compatible car stereo from Alpine, JVC, Kenwood, or Pioneer, and you'll also retain your car's SYNC features, including hands-free calling and music streaming. You'll also retain the fader control and full functionality of your factory amplifier, along with your rear seat entertainment system (if present). Your climate controls will appear on your new car stereo's touchscreen, and you can set up gauges to check engine performance and other vehicle data, such as tire pressure, battery voltage, and "door ajar" warnings. You'll be able to choose which gauges you'd like to appear on the screen, and you'll even be able to check the engine codes when a warning light comes on.

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Product highlights:

  • allows you to install a double-DIN radio in your Ford Focus (also requires the Maestro ADS-MRR module)
  • includes dash kit, wiring harness, and other wiring
  • retains steering wheel controls and backup camera with any car stereo
  • extra features with an iDatalink-compatible radio
    • SYNC (including USB port, Aux input, and Bluetooth)
    • climate control display on touchscreen
    • visual park assist, tire pressure display, voltage display, and more
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # KIT-FOC1

What's in the box:

  • OEM integration dash kit
  • Vehicle harness
  • Trim-panel
  • Pocket
  • 2 Brackets
  • Hazard button
  • Unlock/Lock button
  • 4 Screws
  • Quick Start Guide

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Great concept, okay execution

Kohl from Tempe, AZ on 7/11/2019

2017 Ford Focus

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This is arguably the best choice for a focus when replacing the radio. While its not perfect, its far better than the Sosche or Metra kits when it comes to looks. The finish matches the factory look and feel and it doesn't rattle around or squeak, despite its loose fit. After hours trying to get this to attach to the climate control panel correctly, I found that you need to put your shifter in L, pull the climate panel up and out, slide the radio over the clips, bend it up until the center tab "clicks", finally slide the full assembly back into place, and push in the clips. The fit is decent overall, but it does have some noticeable gaps around the edges. I couldn't get the top tabs to fully engage, so I held it all in place while I tightened the two T25 screws. The pocket is a nice feature, it can be hard to fish your hand in and get your phone or cable out, as it is narrow. The USB ports are far enough back that you can plug your phone in, and still close the door. I decided after a few days to just run my radio USB cable to the center console port and patch the factory USB port (which only works for charging) to the pocket. If you're wanting to retain your factory SiriusXM antenna, you can use a Curry Code K to SMB adapter, the factory satellite antenna is the yellow plug. If you have no intentions of putting your factory radio back in, you can also just remove the plastic clip housing around the factory antenna lead, and it will work in an SMB port on a SiriusXM tuner.

Pros: Looks Professional, matches finish; Doesn't squeak or rattle

Cons: Tabs do not all engage; Vents fit loosely; Easy to scratch/mark during install; Small Gaps

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2018 Ford Focus Hatchback SE

Crutchfield customer from Detroit, MI on 6/11/2019

2018 Ford Focus

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This fit in my 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback SE, with the small LCD screen, non-Sony with 4 speakers. The hardest part of this job is getting the first plastic piece off with the air bag light. It is all in the angle of attack in getting that bad boy off. Once you get that first piece off this retro fit is a piece of cake. The two top plastic clips were hard to fully engage and the bottom right clip did not snap in for me on finally assembly. A bit of a wonky fit for me. Steering wheel controls function and the car info is a nice added touch. I can now see the actual PSI of my tires at all times not just when they're low by the idiot light. I would recommend this kit.

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Gets expensive fast

Crutchfield customer from Longview, WA on 5/6/2019

2017 Ford Focus

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Two things stop this kit from getting 5 stars. First is the kit is incomplete. You have to buy antenna adapters, SiriusXM module and a DDR something or other to interface between the car and new double dim. Plan on spending an additional $250 to complete you install. Second thing is the spring loaded dirt that hides a cubby hole and usb plugs hangs up. Not the biggest problem but annoying.

Pros: Great finish. Looks good. Seems to be good quality. Crutchfield support is awesome.

Cons: Additional products needed, doubling cost.

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Crutchfield customer from Princeton, WV on 4/26/2019

2013 Ford Focus

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It worked with 2013 focus. Not hard to install.

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Crutchfield customer from Morganton, NC on 3/25/2019

2014 Ford Focus

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This kit fits great in my Ford Focus. I showed the guy I bought it from and he was surprised it wasn't factory. The only ting I had to tweak, my phone still could bluetooth connect with my car and I just had to 'forget' that device so my phone would only connect with the stereo. The instructions were easy and I got it installed in a couple hours.

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Best replacement headunit install kit for the Focus hands down..

Corry from Rancho Cucamonga, CA on 2/24/2019

2017 Ford Focus

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Fits well, easy to install, thorough instructions.

Pros: Well fitting, easy to install, works as advertised..

Cons: The bezel needs the chrome trim rings around the vents to match the stock vents.

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Excellent!! Looks and fits like OEM

Eric from Cincinnati, OH on 1/22/2019

2016 Ford Focus

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Outstanding fit and finish. Wanted to have the install look like it was original OEM. This product is great!!!

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Ugly and unwieldy, bit better than the other options

James from Fairborn, OH on 1/9/2019

2015 Ford Focus

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Plastic is a good matte, though incredibly cheap feeling. I had issues with the stock air vents staying clipped into the new shroud, and when installing some of the clips designed to clip into the stock dash just didn't want to clip at all. Luckily there are screws to hold it down, but you need to hold in position while tighening. When using with a 2015 up, you have to change the bottom area to properly fit the airbag light and cover the climate control screws, and on my kit, the plastic piece that clip on the new bottom just would not come off, so I had to do some creative re-assembly to get it to line up. Finally, due to there being just not enough room, the radio can't sit back very far, so it's kinda ugly. The poker is a nice addition with the integrated connections.

Pros: New pocket with integrated connections is nice, overall good fit, better than other option.

Cons: Bad plastic, bad clips, ugly, very ugly

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Leon from Sumter , SC on 1/5/2019

2015 Ford Focus

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The fit was ok, The instructions were awful! I figured it out, the alignment of the head unit took most of the time!

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Darryl from Hamilton, OH on 1/4/2019

2013 Ford Focus

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The kit was very easy to install. It made swapping out the factory unit with an aftermarket head unit a breeze.

Pros: Great fit Easy install Clear Directions Included both types of emergency flasher switch (with and w/o door lock) The USB ports and hidden compartment was a nice feature

Cons: The door to the hidden compartment is a little awkward to open The USB ports are recessed back to far to making it uncomfortable to plug and unplug a cable. I just bought an extra cable and leave it plugged in all the time. Easy fix.

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Great product

Andre from St. Louis, MO on 9/13/2018

2018 Ford Focus

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This dash kit is way better than the scosche dash kit. As a product it's worth 5 stars. The reason for four is due to the instructions being very unclear at times. For instance the factory bezel you remove before taking out your factory radio controls is replaced by the bezel that comes with the dash kit. However you're instructed to attach the bezel to dash kit but you must disconnect it similar to how you first remove the factory radio. Additionally the hdmi and USB ports are not plug and play like the instal video or instructions indicate. You must have either a kenwoud that has a dual connector for these USB ports to work. Or you must get 2 female usb to female usb cord to connect these inputs to your aftermarket radio. I'm using this dash kit with the pioneer 4400 nex with wireless CarPlay.

Pros: Looks great. Extra connection options.

Cons: Instructions could be vastly more detailed saving time and energy.

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Courtland L from Spokane, Wa on 9/4/2018

2016 Ford Focus

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I had this installed in my girlfriends car with a kenwood ddx597 looks great. Wouldn't hesitate to buy again.

Pros: Looks great, almost like stock however still looks better than before. Maintains most stock functions

Cons: Lost the back up sensor, non visual.

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Features

Vehicle Compatibility: The iDatalink Maestro KIT-FOC1 consists of an OEM integration dash kit and vehicle harness designed specifically for select 2012-2018 Ford Focus vehicles. The KIT-FOC1 lets you replace the factory radio with an iDatalink Serial Port compatible head unit using the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module (794ADSMRR, sold separately).

Make Model Year
Ford Focus with "My Ford" Radio (4.3" Screen) 2012-2018
Focus without Sync 2012-2014
Note: The iDatalink Maestro KIT-FOC1 requires the purchase of the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR).

OEM Grade Fit & Finish Kit: The KIT-FOC1 OEM integration kit features a factory grade fit & finish to match the contour and color of your vehicle's dash. In addition, the KIT-FOC1 comes with a convenient storage pocket to keep your smartphone device. The storage pocket includes flush-mounted dual USB ports, one HDMI port, and a 3.5mm AV input for your aftermarket receiver (if applicable).

Vehicle Harness: The iDatalink Maestro KIT-FOC includes a vehicle harness which inserts into the iDatalink Maestro RR interface module (sold separately), plugs into your vehicle's factory radio harness, and hardwires to the harness of your new aftermarket receiver. The installation harness contains three Molex connectors which plug into your Ford Focus' factory radio harness. On the other end of the harness are four multi-pin connectors which plug into the Maestro RR interface module (sold separately). Instead of speaker wire leads the wiring harness includes front and rear RCA jacks which either plug into your aftermarket receiver's 4-channel preouts or need to be cut-off to wire to your aftermarket receiver's harness. The wiring harness also includes a composite video connector and stereo RCA jacks which allows you to retain your vehicle's factory backup camera (if equipped) and Aux input (if equipped) when plugged in your aftermarket receiver's camera input and Aux input.

Retained Features: The follow factory features (if applicable) are retained when replacing your aftermarket head unit with a compatible iDatalink Serial Port head unit from Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, or Pioneer using the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module and KIT-FOC installation kit.

  • Sync System (including media, phone, and menu access)
  • Steering Wheel Controls (two functions on each button with standard and expanded radio functions)
  • Backup Camera (with parking guidelines retained)

Extra Features: The follow extra features are retained when replacing your aftermarket head unit with a compatible iDatalink Serial Port head unit from Kenwood, JVC, Pioneer, or Alpine using the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module and KIT-FOC installation kit.

  • Selectable Performance Gauges
  • Tire Pressure Display
  • Battery Voltage Display
  • Read/Reset Check Engine Codes
  • Door Open Status and Warning
  • Visual Park Assist

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Picked this to go along with the Maestro ADS-MRR. The Metra wiring and dash kit for the Focus is trash, spend the extra money to get this instead. [ Jordan  Aug 01, 2019 ]
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Said i needed it [ Mersadie  Jul 15, 2019 ]
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I had the Scosche adapter package and dash piece. The dash piece never seemed to fit quite right, and the interface was glitchy at best (and required re-pinning for the backup camera). I'd read several good reviews on this piece and wanted the diagnostic capability Maestro makes available on my head unit, so it was a no-brainer. I just wish I'd seen this and not wasted my money on the Scosche setup in the first place. [ Christopher  Oct 22, 2018 ]
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Compatible with my car- no Metra dash kit will work with factory steering controls + Maestro RR- Keep that in mind. After many hours of headache at the installer. [ Phillip  Jul 26, 2018 ]

3 questions already asked

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I have problems with my current bluetooth and sync constantly disconnecting. Did getting an aftermarket radio have a better bluetooth connection than sync?
[ The  Aug 21, 2019 ]
3 answers
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Aug 28, 2019 ]  Staff
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Yes I've had numerous problems out of sync with factory radio with Bluetooth I switched to an after market and it's loads easier. Sometimes you have to manually connect it but no issues with it disconnecting. But forget sync on your phone or they will counteract each other. I recommend the idata link kit it's more expensive but worth it
[ Kenneth  Aug 22, 2019 ]
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I can't really speak for Sync bluetooth connectivity, since I only used it for about a month before upgrading my stereo two years ago, but I've never had a problem with either of my aftermarket radios. Previously I had an Alpine CDE-W264BT which was great, but the Metra dash kit and wiring harnesses were absolute trash. I upgraded to this, and wanted an idatalink compatible radio so I bought the Kenwood DDX276BT. I've had it for about three weeks now and the bluetooth works great.
[ Jordan  Aug 22, 2019 ]
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Will this work on my focus st with sync2?
[ Sim  Aug 05, 2019 ]
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Partially. I was able to hot wire the hazards and backup camera. Steering wheel controls dont work, nor does the automatic parking or collision system.
[ Leland  Aug 05, 2019 ]
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It did for me, but without the small screen it's hard to use the Sync 2 features anymore. I ended up unpairing all the phones. Once the new head unit was in place, Apple CarPlay did much more than Sync2 anyway.
[ Cecil  Aug 05, 2019 ]
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Yes but only on the Focus St1 package. If you have the touch screen it won't work.
[ Aaron  Aug 05, 2019 ]
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Hello! I purchased this kit along with the IDATALINK Meistro RR module. The kit does not include the module which will have to be purchased separately. You can retain Sync with the module . Make sure the Head unit you purchase has an IDATALINK port and you programmed the module correctly. On a side note with a pioneer W8400NEX Sync was glitchy. If you plan on ditching Sync turn it off on the stock radio before installing the new unit and unpair it from your phone as the new radio and Sync will have 2 different bluetooth connections. Your mileage may vary depending on retaining climate controls as my car did not have automatic climate zones.
[ JOSEPH  Aug 05, 2019 ]
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Will this fit my 2012 ford focus se?
[ Christian  Jul 04, 2019 ]
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It fits a 14 ST. Not sure about the 2012.
[ Charles  Jul 05, 2019 ]
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Yes it should but verify with crutchfirld tech.
[ Frank  Jul 04, 2019 ]
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I have a 14 Focus, it fits great. Should work fine on your 2012, it's the same dash. Kurt
[ kurt  Jul 04, 2019 ]
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Yes it will.
[ Zachary  Jul 04, 2019 ]

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