I'm afraid I'm wary of Halfords now. It was their work on my 2005 car that started all these false alarms and both they and a specialist electrical garage in Chard have never been able to solve the issue for this two year period. I just don't want it happening again with the replacement car. Consultation with Ford UK have always pointed to some sort of 'handshake' issue between the head unit and the alarm module. I'm hoping that Ford sorted any compatability issues out by the time they released the 2008 cars.
Thank you Matt,
Many of the after market head units do have steering wheel compatibility. However, your hyperlink seems to indicate that you recommend a proper Ford / Ford Sony replacement. Is this correct? In which case would a Ford / Ford Sony DAB unit be backward compatible with a 2008 CMax?
The reason for asking is that my garage feels that the alarm problem I'm having on my 2005 CMax is linked to the DAB on my after market unit. When we swopped it for a AM/FM only there was no alarm fault.