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ukphillad
Hey Guys,

Been a long time since I posted something on the Focus forum, but been real busy with college and all, and the car was running like a wee princess. However recently I started to wonder whether it would be possible to somehow add an AUX connection to my 6000CD system. The system itself has a fully functioning button for the AUX which automatically changes the output channel to AUX, however there is no factory AUX connection and there is no way to plug in the iPod or other MP3 players. My question is whether anyone knows (or has already done) this sort of modification ? And if so, how can I go about doing so and if it's possible at all!

Cheers lads!
Mike77
Are you sure there isn't one in the top left of the glove box ? If not I'm sure you can retro fit them. So someone who has done this may be able to provide a starting point for you.
Stoney871
You have two options, either you fit the factory standard aux connector or an aftermarket one like I have-

Factory standard-

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=180986267476

This involves drilling a hole into the position provided for it in the glovebox liner and some people have had problems with the contacts not lining up properly resulting in the thing not working properly.

What I use-

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=300471701053

I have the plug coming out of the ashtray area but before fitting an ashtray I had the cable poking out from behind the demister switch panel, it was the ideal position to plug into an iPod controller in my lighter socket.
Carl0s
Just did this last week. You only need to buy the 3.5mm stereo dock from the dealer (costed ~15euros). Then take your glovebox out, all the wiring is allready there. There is 2 red sockets taped to the wiring harness near the glovebox lap. One is for Passenger airbag of (the one whit only 1 row of connectors) and the AUX-IN connecter (that has 2 rows). Just plug it in.

The lining os problematic, the cable lenght on the aux-in is ridicilous, 10cm or something like that. Thats why i left the connector behind the glovebox, and ended up bringing the 3.5mm stereo cable trough the glovebox lamp hole.

Realy easy, and quick. I did it on the dealers parking lot, while smoked 1 cigaret... :)
minnis
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Just did this last week. You only need to buy the 3.5mm stereo dock from the dealer (costed ~15euros). Then take your glovebox out, all the wiring is allready there. There is 2 red sockets taped to the wiring harness near the glovebox lap. One is for Passenger airbag of (the one whit only 1 row of connectors) and the AUX-IN connecter (that has 2 rows). Just plug it in.
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You're very lucky. Some focus's have the wiring already there behind the glovebox, but others (like mine) didn't. I had to take the radio out and plug in a cable at the back.
Carl0s
[quote name='minnis' timestamp='1359210690' post='230435']
You're very lucky. Some focus's have the wiring already there behind the glovebox, but others (like mine) didn't. I had to take the radio out and plug in a cable at the back.
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:/ The guy needed confirmation from the workshop chieff according to what part i need, and the big guy told that its pretty much that if you have the AUX button, the wiring is there...

Pretty hard to imagine the wiring not be in there, atleast in my car, the wiring came from wrist-thick main wiring harness. But, the connector was pain in the ass to find. First one that you spot is the the one whit longer wire that is for the airbag, after taking a closer look at the main harness, i spotted one smaller harnes coming out of it, that was immediately bendet close to the main harness, and covered whit electrical tape. So i needed to "peal off" about 10cm of electric tape in order to find the connector... :)
Stoney871
Most do not have the cable already there.
I had the aux button and definitely no cable.
The presence of the cable is pretty much hit and miss.
Only way to be sure is to pull the radio forward, if there's only one c block in the bottom of the quadlock connector then there is no hidden cable.
orangeboy
See this for all info:

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n_VTX7sLHU&list=FLBll7NvO7w6a9o2glKYVxAg&index=33"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n_VTX7sLHU&list=FLBll7NvO7w6a9o2glKYVxAg&index=33[/url]
Stoney871
Well posted there.
Of course if you're removing the stereo from a MK2 you need to remove the stereo first using removal keys and the fascia does not need to come off. (similar to removing the Fiesta radio as in this other video)

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmTiTCj_b8A&feature=player_detailpage"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmTiTCj_b8A&feature=player_detailpage[/url]
Scott TDCI

this will be my first project, thanks guys 

Stoney871
If you need info as to where to get the cable and installation instructions I'll be glad to advise you.
Scott TDCI

i had a look today for these cables and i found the red/black block.... BUT i didnt find the white cable, what dose this mean? heres a couple of pics if what i found 

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artscot79

thats an airbag deactivation plug tape that back up you need one of these that plugs in http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/181034626045?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&adtype=pla&crdt=0

Scott TDCI

thats an airbag deactivation plug tape that back up you need one of these that plugs in http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/181034626045?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&adtype=pla&crdt=0

.

Righto thanks for that, OK im hopefully goning to get the cable to come out near the arm rest, any of idea how much ford will want for the cable (really want to do it tomorrow :-). )
Stoney871

The cable is usually about £20, you'll find it's generally listed as for a Fiesta/Fusion but is the same for the whole range.

 

They'll ask for your registration and then say it isn't available for your car, don't give them your reg, just use the finis number.

 

The Finis (part) number is 1426121.

Scott TDCI

is the code for the radio the sticker on the radio Manuel? is it 4 digits?

 

thanks  

Stoney871
Yes it should be a four digit number on a rectangular sticker.
Stoney871
If you do it right you shouldn't need to unplug the radio.
Just push the block straight into the quadlock connector.
Scott TDCI

If you do it right you shouldn't need to unplug the radio.
Just push the block straight into the quadlock connector.

 

top tip, thanks

Stoney871
Make sure you push the block in straight though as the pins on the radio are very thin.
ajt

The easiest way to find if you have the plug is to check the C connector at the radio end. If pins 5 and 11 have wires then you have the plug (make a note of the colours as they will match the plug end). I too found my plug was taped up and hidden just as Cal0s said, but I knew it had to be there as I had checked the radio end.

Blue4life64

Im selling the cable if anyone is looking for one

Steven2898

Just did this last week. You only need to buy the 3.5mm stereo dock from the dealer (costed ~15euros). Then take your glovebox out, all the wiring is allready there. There is 2 red sockets taped to the wiring harness near the glovebox lap. One is for Passenger airbag of (the one whit only 1 row of connectors) and the AUX-IN connecter (that has 2 rows). Just plug it in.

The lining os problematic, the cable lenght on the aux-in is ridicilous, 10cm or something like that. Thats why i left the connector behind the glovebox, and ended up bringing the 3.5mm stereo cable trough the glovebox lamp hole.

Realy easy, and quick. I did it on the dealers parking lot, while smoked 1 cigaret... http://static.autoclubhub.com/ipb/forums/3.3.4/public/style_emoticons/#EMO_DIR#/smile.png


Hello i wanted to add aux to my car as the radio has the aux button so i took my glove box out and noticed that it has the wires use were talking about in this post i just need the aux connector, did u get yours in a ford dealership? What did you say when you wanted to order it? Do you have an item number?
Stoney871
Make sure you have the right cable first.
The red plug with 6 pins is for the airbag switch, the aux plug has 4 pins as I mention in the other current post.
Part number to follow in the morning.
Stoney871

Part numbers posted on the other topic.

bry0586

id like to have an aux fitted as i rarely listen to cd's but all this in confusing for someone who knows buggar all about electrics :(  dont/cant ford fit it for you?

Stoney871
Ford could fit it but would charge an hours labour at least.
An independent garage would fit it for far less and probably quicker too.
In truth the Ford supplied aux cable/socket is rubbish as the design lends itself too readily to crossed circuits.
Better off buying a cable off ebay with a 3.5mm stereo plug on the end and have it coming out behind a dash panel somewhere.
The standard glovebox position for the socket is dumb too in my opinion.
Far better placement would be centre console or somewhere like that.
Stoney871

Buy this cable-

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-6000-CAR-RADIO-CD-AUX-IN-CABLE-FOR-MP3-iPOD-iPHONE-ADAPTOR-LEAD-FREE-KEYS-/111073760765?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item19dc8315fd

 

And just pull the radio forward using the keys provided.

 

 

There is no need to remove the radio fully from the car or disconnect the wiring thus avoiding losing the radio code and locking it out.

The 'C' block connector simply plugs into a spare socket on the radio connector (Quadlock) and locks in place.

 

 

You can then run the wire wherever you want to.

I used to have one like linked above fitted and I removed the radio, unscrewed the radio fascia and then loosened the screws holding the demister switch panel so I could slip the cable down behind it and leave the cable dangling into the dash cubbyhole area.

bry0586

i was thinking the perfect place for an aux would be one of my space blanking plates, only have rear demister.  but WHYY have an aux button on stereo but dont just fit them to cars standard????lol

bry0586

ordered the cable off the link posted here, so its just a matter of pulling the radio out a bit in order to plug the cable in then feeding the wire where ever? does the radio how to be pulled out much?  

Stoney871
Pull the radio out far enough to gain access to the connector.
You may find you'll have to unplug the aerial cable to give more length to drop the radio out further, just don't forget to re-attach it after (easily forgotten).
bry0586

right so my plug n aux came earlier, with 4 keys , do the keys have to go in a certain way as one side is curved? 

Stoney871
The curved part faces inwards.
Insert the bottom ones first until they lock and then the top ones.
The keys will hook into tabs on the locking claws.
Pull the keys outwards on one side and then the other.
You may find that pushing the face of the radio helps the claws to unhook more easily.
The keys will be locked in place until you flip the small catches they engage with once the radio is pulled forward.
bry0586

thankyou, fingers crossed i can get it out n fit my aux cable :)

Stoney871
Any problems let me know.
bry0586

yeh so after 2 attempts i failed, the right side started to come out but the left side was stuck like poo to a blanket, i'll either get somebody to fit it for me or buy one of those little receivers you can connect to phone n "tune" my radio to the frequency lol

.Martin
On the side that's stuck, put a long screw driver through the hoops and pull the screwdriver rather than the hooks as the load will be spread more evenly it may come out.

Good luck :)
bry0586

not had chance to try this again, why cant ford make it simple, when i took the stereo out of my old corsa 2 teaspoons was enough to get that out haha

Stoney871
You can get a Focus radio out with steak knives.
bry0586

wouldn't i need 4 knifes though haha. i'll try again wednesday/thursday when im off, im just worried im going to fuff it up haha

bry0586
Done :-D just need to get the dremmel out to make it sit better in blanking thingy

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Christoph82

Part numbers posted on the other topic.


Which topic are the part numbers posted in as I only need the aux socket as I have the 4 pin plug behind the glove box
Stoney871

The aux socket alone is part (finis) number 1365708 and is about £6.

 

Christoph82
Thanks ever so much down to the ford parts counter tomorrow for me
Stoney871
Make sure you don't clip the two parts of the socket together before they are in their final position as they are a beggar to separate.
If you do accidentally do so I can show you how to split them without breaking them.

Sent from my S5
Christoph82
Unlucky for me they came in the box clipped together any tips to split it before I fit
Stoney871

ChrisH
Http://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Fiesta-Focus-Mondeo-Brand-New-Car-Aux-in-Adapter-Cable-/151303281923?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item233a60dd03&vxp=mtr
has anybody used this? Seems like the same as the jack plug version but with a socket instead. Would look ok installed in a blanking plate I would have thought. Its from hong Kong though
Turvey
Wouldn't be too difficult to snip the male end of a 'normal' lead and solder on a socket in its place ;-)
bry0586

personally id say just order one of these

 

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=300471701053

 

Its what i ordered and once id stopped being a fanny about getting my head unit out took seconds to fit, works a bloody treat :)



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