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    C-Max Mk2
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  1. This sounds like the PTA (phone mute) on the radio conncetor is pulled to GND, so the radio thinks an aftermarket phone kit is active. As this serves no real function when there is no kit using it, I'd cut back and tape that lead, or pull the terminal from the radio connector.
  2. Curious - my guess is some weired grounding issue. Do you charge your Ipod when listening in the car (and does disconnecting power make a difference)?
  3. The original radio uses antenna diversity, i.e., both antennas are for FM. If your aftermarket radio only uses one antenna, you could connect either, and check which gives you better reception.
  4. If it's about the same year, yes. But as Bluetooth is not in the radio, but a separate module, just swapping radios will not give you Bluetooth.
  5. The NX came in different versions with and without the video input. If your car did not have the camera from factory, it is very likely your NX does not have the video input.
  6. The DAB receiver is a separate module in this generation S-Max, I think there is newer software (for this module, not the satnav) available.
  7. No radio (on a Ford of this vintage) has integrated BT, it is always a separate module, which comes with the voice button on the steering wheels controls. If your car does not have those, it does not have the module, and no bluetooth.
  8. You probably have not updated the radio, but the connectivity box (Sync 1). Have you tried other phones (both Iphone and Android)? When you play via USB, is that also with the phone or with a thumb drive?
  9. It's either or as you've discovered. If you want to enter the street, don't enter a postcode.
  10. Is this happening with all sources (radio, phone, bluetooth streaming, USB), or only some?
  11. The "ignition feed" on the S-Max is a signal on CAN bus only (same as time), so the CAN connection on the radio seems to be gone. As the problem persists after changing the radio it looks like its the wiring, or the connection on the other side (the instument cluster as the gateway).
  12. The Tomtom SD specific to this Ford unit, yes. Not a Tomtom SD for any Tomtom device.
  13. Get a Sandisk Ultra Fit flash drive or something similar for your paranoia. As for Bluetooth, you'd have to take a call or ask the system to read out messages, it does not happen automatically (if you do not activate auto-answer, if that is an option in the Fiesta). Selecting music on the flash drive is much easier vs. Bluetooth streaming, where you can only skip track (or have to operate your phone).
  14. The EX is good for the OEM look, and not much else, navigation is outdated ( the unit is a 2003 design), you only get turn-by-turn instructions (no map display), and you do not get USB (Ipod) playback and Bluetooth connection. I'd rather spend my money on something with these features. If you go for an EX, be sure to get one with the trapezoid bezels, the ones for Focus / C-Max with their rectangular bezel do not fit.
  15. You'd have to retrofit the Sync module (and possible different controls and display), or swap to the radio to the one where USB connects directly to the radio.