ken

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About ken

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  • Ford Model
    2010 Fiesta Zetec S
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Oxfordshire
  1. No worries JoeZS19 , if you havent got one already, pick up one of these bad boys: http://www.fordpartsuk.com/shop/ford_ipod_connector_lead__f_1529487_c_420.htm
  2. The aux input is just a dumb input so it just plays what it receives with no control apart from volume from the car. if you connect to USB as well then it turns into a proper ipod control and you can browse your albums and playlists etc through the car controls and see them on your screen. You can also play things from a USB stick when plugged into the USB port
  3. you should still be able to stream via bluetooth *i think. Ah but i guess you are using an ipod rather than an iphone which would not have bluetooth. i dont know where you can get the module but im sure someone will, i know it goes behind the glovebox and a cable runs from from there to the USB port. once youve got all the parts its a simple DIY. Ken
  4. Another vote for disconnecting the battery - helped with an issue i had a couple of years ago when the whole thing stopped working. Is it updated with the latest firmware?
  5. If you dont have USB i suppose you dont have Bluetooth either, but if you do then you can control your music when you are streaming music via bluetooth, which works well. Other than that you will need to install the USB option and then get the cable which connects to the USB and AUX and it works perfectly. Ken
  6. If you are talking about the mk7 then which aftermarket headunit has it got? Mine has an aftermarket one and it has a config section where i can set things like indicator settings and miles or KM. There are not many aftermarket stereos for the M7 so you might have the same as me.
  7. Does the AUX port next to the USB go directly to the stereo then? i dont think i even looked while i had my car apart but i dont recall it going into the wiring loom at the back of the stereo...
  8. As mentioned above you can unplug the existing USB cable that goes to the port near the gear stick and plug your own in and put it anywhere. I had to do the opposite with mine because i changed the stereo but wanted to use the existing USB port by the gearstick. So i traced the port back and it lead to the control box under the glove box, i unplugged the cable from there and connected it to my after-market stereo and it works perfectly.
  9. Ive got the older unit and basically it replaces the screen with a bigger one and the main stereo control unit as well. this is basically a silver box that sits behind the buttons you see and the CD drive is part of that silver box which is replaced. however the front still looks the same because the hole is built into the standard fascia which is kept. as per my picture on the left <------
  10. Any news on this? i would be keen to compare the old and the new versions
  11. Hi All Anyone know where i can get hold of the stereo pin out? i am talking about the buttons from the front panel here not the main unit because i have those. I think there is 14 pins on the plug to the button panel and i just want to know which pin does what. Thanks Ken
  12. You mentioned that you have GAP insurance, does that mean you get the full price you paid for the car back rather than just what its worth now? Not nice to know that Ford warranty isn't worth much.
  13. Do you not find you get glare on the windscreen from the white above the stereo/screen? one of my old cars had a dash sprayed white/light grey and it looked great but cause quite bad glare/reflection in the windscreen on a sunny day.
  14. I cant remember exact figures but I've had 500+ miles out of a tank quite a few times as i generally drive pretty sedately. i have to really considering i have to drive 100 miles a day to get to work and back, if i didn't i would be bankrupt lol Since owning the car, (2.5 years now) my average fuel consumption is 59.8 and considering i do have the odd lead foot driving session when on the way to rugby or somewhere, i think thats damn impressive! Ive never done a pure motorway drive mpg test, i imagine staying at 70 on the motorway would get pretty high mpg figures but as my journey to work is all b roads through villages and what not i don't get to test the mpg properly
  15. from what i can see, there are 4 wires coming from each set of buttons yet only 7 entering the white connector block... there is defintely no other connector block there is however an earthing point and 2 spade connectors has that added to your confusion?? As Nath said earlier, its probably easier to just get the full steering wheel (have i mentioned that i have one for sale lol ;) )