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minnis
If the wire was indeed fitted, whereabouts would it be? I took my glovebox out earlier to find a mass of wires going everywhere. There were probably at least 4-5 different bunches of wires taped up going to different places in and around the fusebox. Where exactly would the aux-in wires be if included on my model? Thanks in advance,
Minnis
Stoney871
If you have the wire prefitted the plug on the end will look exactly like this-
[IMG]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/aux2.jpg[/IMG]

There is another wire running to the glovebox area and looks very similar but is the cable to connect a passenger airbag deactivation switch.
The cable for that looks like this-
[IMG]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/cables4.jpg[/IMG]

If you don't have the aux cable then buy this and install yourself, it's straightforward.
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-GENUINE-FORD-AUX-INPUT-FOR-MP3-iPOD-ADAPTOR-KIT-fiesta-focus-mondeo-1426121-/200822286869?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item2ec1f0ea15"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-GENUINE-FORD-AUX-INPUT-FOR-MP3-iPOD-ADAPTOR-KIT-fiesta-focus-mondeo-1426121-/200822286869?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item2ec1f0ea15[/url]
minnis
Thanks for that. I didn't see either of those two cables anywhere, how annoying.
Also, would installing that wire count as a modification from an insurance point of view? I'm fed up of using an FM transmitter, but I probably couldnt justify the price if I had to declare it. Being a 19yr old male, its quite high already, and they wanted £500 and a £300 increased excess just to upgrade my radio head unit!
Thanks :).
Lenny
[quote name='minnis' timestamp='1349967894' post='210819']
Thanks for that. I didn't see either of those two cables anywhere, how annoying.
Also, would installing that wire count as a modification from an insurance point of view? I'm fed up of using an FM transmitter, but I probably couldnt justify the price if I had to declare it. Being a 19yr old male, its quite high already, and they wanted £500 and a £300 increased excess just to upgrade my radio head unit!
Thanks :).
[/quote]
Wouldn't affect your insurance mate.
And the bottom of the glovebox door will allow the audio plug cable to pass through with the glovebox closed.
minnis
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1349969529' post='210823']
Wouldn't effect your insurance mate.
[/quote]
Awesome, thanks :).
Is that it wont affect my insurance at all, or I wouldn't have to declare it? Because even declaring it means I'd have to pay the admin fee, in which case it can wait until I renew my insurance! :P.
Thanks
Lenny
[quote name='minnis' timestamp='1349970355' post='210825']

Awesome, thanks :).
Is that it wont affect my insurance at all, or I wouldn't have to declare it? Because even declaring it means I'd have to pay the admin fee, in which case it can wait until I renew my insurance! :P.
Thanks
[/quote]
You wouldn't have to declare it because your just extending a socket from the rear of the existing stereo to the inside of the existing glove box.
The feature is already there when you press the AUX button.
Stoney871
Yep. No need to declare.
If and when you go to fit the cable I'll happily talk you through it.
minnis
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1349972753' post='210833']
You wouldn't have to declare it because your just extending a socket from the rear of the existing stereo to the inside of the existing glove box.
The feature is already there when you press the AUX button.
[/quote]
Ah okay, fair enough :). Thanks :).


[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1349972921' post='210835']
Yep. No need to declare.
If and when you go to fit the cable I'll happily talk you through it.
[/quote]

Thanks for the offer :). It will most definitely be a case of when. After fitting parking sensors, I've got the urge to modify my car more now!

Thanks to all :)
k13r4n
Hey minnis I have both in my car aux was in already had to get cable for wanted 25 quid for it and I put rear sensors in a defo must I think and I have the same urge and I'm wanting to get xenons fitted but that will cost a bomb though and these guys seem pretty clued up good bunch and their keen to help others so bite their hand off if they offer it coz if they had sense they could charge for it :-P
minnis
[quote name='k13r4n' timestamp='1349990949' post='210912']
Hey minnis I have both in my car aux was in already had to get cable for wanted 25 quid for it and I put rear sensors in a defo must I think and I have the same urge and I'm wanting to get xenons fitted but that will cost a bomb though and these guys seem pretty clued up good bunch and their keen to help others so bite their hand off if they offer it coz if they had sense they could charge for it :-P
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Lucky! I couldn't find the cables anywhere. Will get around to doing this when I fin the time/money lol. I also want to put bulbs in the footwells. I think I found the drivers side one but couldn't find the passenger one :(. I'm thinking a nice red glow... :).
Yeah, xenons would be nice. I'd like DRLs and the twin reverse light too - at night, when I reverse onto my drive I can barely see! Need one each side and super bright bulbs too :). And I'd like to kit my car out with the 'custom laser cut parts' in Lenny's sig... but everything costs too much lol! Especially for an unemployed student.
Lenny
[quote name='minnis' timestamp='1350038491' post='210980']

Lucky! I couldn't find the cables anywhere. Will get around to doing this when I fin the time/money lol. I also want to put bulbs in the footwells. I think I found the drivers side one but couldn't find the passenger one :(. I'm thinking a nice red glow... :).
Yeah, xenons would be nice. I'd like DRLs and the twin reverse light too - at night, when I reverse onto my drive I can barely see! Need one each side and super bright bulbs too :). And I'd like to kit my car out with the 'custom laser cut parts' in Lenny's sig... but everything costs too much lol! Especially for an unemployed student.
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Thanks for the comments mate,
I don't drink or smoke or play consoles, I just mod my focus sounds like a pleasent hobby?
Well it is, buts its more addictive than any of the 3 previously mentioned ways to unwind.
So I just thought id warn you mate, and I know others on here will agree with me on how addictive it can be.
Some mods are cheap and very effective such as the guide to fitting front&rear footwell lighting, costs less than 30 pounds and lasts forever.
Also the DRL's are a good modification that can reduce your insurance costs depending on the insurance provider.
k13r4n
Kenny I'm the same don't drink smoke but I am an avid gamer when the Mrs let's me and the small mods do seem adictive just dont have the money to do it
k13r4n
Sorry ment lenny predictive txt on the phone
minnis
Yup, I'm the same. Don't drink, don't smoke etc. My only hobbies are music and Motorsport, and now modding my focus. All three are very expensive!
Stoney871
I drink very rarely, smoke like a chimney, work long hours, play PC games and still have time for the forum and modding my car.
Certainly doesn't leave me any time to get bored.
Brigante
I don't smoke (filthy habit <_< ;)), rarely drink, don't even own a games console n the last thing i played was a ps2 :o

So since buying the car it has become my main hobby. Although like I've said many times before, I had never planned to do anything to it.

Stumbled across this forum in search of advice on my bonnet not opening. N now I'm forever planning the next mod n already racked up a lengthy mods list with many more planned and on the way.

My Missus holds this forum solely responsible for all the grief n neglect inflicted on her due to me being outside constantly taking the car apart n wiring more things in.
minnis
Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but what is the difference between this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-GENUINE-FORD-AUX-INPUT-FOR-MP3-iPOD-ADAPTOR-KIT-fiesta-focus-mondeo-1426121-/200822286869?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item2ec1f0ea15&clk_rvr_id=425540301215&afsrc=1

the connects2 aux in cable that i know a lot of people have used, and this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ford-Aux-IN-Input-Adapter-Phono/dp/B0057VXDPQ/ref=pd_sim_sbs_ce_1

obviously the amazon one is by far the cheapest, but i'd need a phono-3.5mm cable.
Do the genuine ford and connects2 cables both have the sockets (so you plug in an additional cable), or does the lead just hang out?

I can't seem to get my head around such a massive price difference.

Thanks in advance!
Stoney871
The Ford kit connects to the loom the same way as the Amazon one but goes to a socket that needs drilling and fitting to the glovebox, they can have a habit of having a crap contact due to internal movement of the socket.
The second one is a good idea as it can be much easier to run a cable out from under the demister panel on the dash which puts the cable in more practical position and saves a lot of work.
Obviously you need this to complete the second part-

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-5m-3-5mm-Jack-to-2-x-RCA-Phono-Audio-Cable-Gold-Lead-/160600769096?pt=UK_Computing_Sound_Vision_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item25648d4248"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-5m-3-5mm-Jack-to-2-x-RCA-Phono-Audio-Cable-Gold-Lead-/160600769096?pt=UK_Computing_Sound_Vision_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item25648d4248[/url]

I used one of these and never had a problem with it-

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-6000CD-AUX-in-to-3-5mm-Jack-24-220-3-5-/300471701053?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item45f5824e3d"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-6000CD-AUX-in-to-3-5mm-Jack-24-220-3-5-/300471701053?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item45f5824e3d[/url]

I use it to plug into a 12v socket iPod charger/controller so the wiring position is very practical for me-

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Griffin-AutoPilot-Charge-control-play-your-iPhone-ipod-6189-AUTOPLTB-/380521556086?pt=UK_MP3_Player_Accessories_FM_Transmitters&hash=item5898da2876"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Griffin-AutoPilot-Charge-control-play-your-iPhone-ipod-6189-AUTOPLTB-/380521556086?pt=UK_MP3_Player_Accessories_FM_Transmitters&hash=item5898da2876[/url]
minnis
Thanks for that.
Do any of these give the ability to skip tracks etc by the steering wheel control? I very rarely use it on CDs, but its still nice to know its there.
Stoney871
Unfortunately the aux connection has no remote settings.
The iPod controller has direct play/pause/ff/rew/previous and next track on it and once a selected album has finished will automatically go to random play.
minnis
Thanks for such quick replies.
Thought as much. It doesn't bother me that much as most journeys I'll have my gf in the passenger seat to change tracks. Just would have been a nice bonus!
Steven2898

If you have the wire prefitted the plug on the end will look exactly like this-
aux2.jpg

There is another wire running to the glovebox area and looks very similar but is the cable to connect a passenger airbag deactivation switch.
The cable for that looks like this-
cables4.jpg

If you don't have the aux cable then buy this and install yourself, it's straightforward.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-GENUINE-FORD-AUX-INPUT-FOR-MP3-iPOD-ADAPTOR-KIT-fiesta-focus-mondeo-1426121-/200822286869?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item2ec1f0ea15


Hi there im adding aux to my ford focus and i took the glove box out and i noticed it does have this cable it was just taped to the top not plugged into anything can you tell me what i get to plug into this?
Stoney871
If you definitely have the aux cable (as per my first picture with 4 pins) then you need the aux socket end.
I'm not at my PC until morning but I'll pull up the part code for you then.
Stoney871

If you have the cable but no socket the part (Finis) number is 1310208 and about £5.

If you don't have the socket or cable then the Finis number is 1426121 and about £20.

All available from your friendly neighbourhood Ford parts counter.

Steven2898
Was just looking at the photos you posted off the aux cable and the airbag one im afraid i only have the airbag one, if i order the socket and cable from ford do i get the radio removal keys as well? and does it still go in the glove box and is there a way to pass it into the glove box from behind the radio?
Stoney871
The full kit will not come with removal keys.
TBH the Ford cable is expensive for what it does and is prone to bad contact alignment.
You're better off with a cable that has a 3.5 plug on the end, you can run it to wherever you choose, no holes to drill and more efficient (plus you get the correct keys with it).-

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=360898168857

No need to disconnect the radio quadlock at all, just pull the radio forward and plug the cable into the spare socket.
Steven2898

ok so i ordered that lead you said would be easier and it arrived today just wondering do you recommend anywhere to put it for convience and how do i get it back out after i put the radio back in where does it come out of?

Stoney871
I used to have my cable coming out from under the demister switch panel so it was central and accessible.
Since fitting an upgraded centre console I extended the cable to come out in the armrest storage tray.
Some have brought the cable out of one of the centre air vents and some bring the cable out inside the glovebox.
The easiest way to ensure you can pull the cable out to full length is to tape some string (strong patacord is best) to the cable so you can guide it through from wherever you choise to position it.

Sent from my SM-G900F
Steven2898
Yea i like the plan off making it come out, just below the demister button but how did u get the lead down there?
Stoney871
If you remove the radio fascia you will see the two screws holding the switch panel in place.
Just loosen the screws and slide the cable down behind.
Steven2898
I have been at this stupid radio all day i got one side of it out the side closest to the wheel. i think the clips are broke on the left side as it is not budging i am using the right removal tools and they just wont clip when i put them in, they just slide in and out like theres nothing for them to clip to, any other ideas how i could get this radio out? I have had it out before with the same removal tools it just wont budge now been at it all day
Stoney871
Steak knives instead of the keys or push firmly on the side of the radio that is stuck to release pressure on the claws as you insert the keys.


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