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Everything posted by tomtom70

  1. Audio malfunction

    Did you select another speaker/system for playback (happened to me once, cranked up the volume in the car until I realized Spotify was playing on the Echo in my kitchen)?
  2. You need both the Sony stereo (or the satnav), and the higher-spec bluetooth unit.
  3. How do I add bluetooth to Mk7 2009 Fiesta?

    That unicorn would be the only Ford radio of that type with integrated bluetooth, it is an extra unit (that needs more stuff to work properly). With a quick ebay search this one seems to be the only complete one: Ebay item 112584813565. Note the " - AND BLUETOOTH UNIT ( WORTH ON EBAY £50.00 ) PART NO.: AM5T-14D212-ED SN:CQ5G2488FORD BLUETOOTH UNIT FoMoCo "
  4. Ford fiesta mk7 09 headunit upgrade

    What's ECT, and what headunit with Bluetooth? The OEM (Ford) ones all have Bluetooth in an extra unit (ECU).
  5. Sound from one speaker only - Aftermarket HU

    The last bit sounds more like a software than a hardware issue, so that's the first thing to test once you get a replacement unit. If it is software (and this obvious), this should be known to the manufacturer (and UK importer), and they should be working on a fix (as software update). If it doesn't work I'd get my money back, and look somewhere else.
  6. Sound from one speaker only - Aftermarket HU

    Replace it while it is still under warranty, the fault is obviously inside the headunit. If you want to repair it yourself, you can try resoldering everything around the amps, and along the audio (analogue) path from the bluetooth chip to the amp. Without schematics it is hard to be more specific. When you are saying Android apps are you still streaming via Bluetooth, or connecting to the 3.5mm jack (assuming there is one)? Can you also connect to the USB on the bezel, how does audio work then?
  7. LS RNS headunit DAB and sat nav problems

    1st issue sounds like the GPS antenna is faulty (they can fall victim to rust), that's an easy fix for the dealer, or you can get an aftermarket antenna and put it on the dashboard (no more issues with humidity), with the correct (FAKRA) connector obviously. 2nd- unlikely, as Ford never offered a DAB option with the LS:
  8. Bluetooth problems on Mk4 Sony DAB

    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.
  9. poor sound quality from aux input on 6000cd

    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)?
  10. Mondeo 2011 Android sterio

    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.
  11. changing radio

    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.
  12. S-Max Rear parking camera

    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.
  13. DAB radio keeps breaking

    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.
  14. 6000CD and Bluetooth

    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.
  15. Focus Mk3 2011 Sony Dab Radio Bluetooth Issues

    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?
  16. 2012 touch screen sat nav

    It's either or as you've discovered. If you want to enter the street, don't enter a postcode.
  17. Ford nav system bluetooth audio fault

    Is this happening with all sources (radio, phone, bluetooth streaming, USB), or only some?
  18. radio power problem

    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).
  19. The Tomtom SD specific to this Ford unit, yes. Not a Tomtom SD for any Tomtom device.
  20. Ford Sync/Bluetooth in Fiesta

    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).
  21. Travelpilot EX - Are They Any Good?

    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.
  22. USB Port Connection

    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.
  23. Ford Sync Update - Can I Do It?

    Do you have the link to what you read? Carplay is only supported with Sync 3.
  24. Dab display

    If the dab display refers to the multimedia display, it's the battery status of the connected phone.
  25. Ford S Max 2014 Sat Nav Question

    If you have no issues, no issues to upgrade the firmware, if you have no issues with the map, no need to update the map SD card (those are different things). Tomtom firmware will not work (this is not a Tomtom device), the correct Tomtom map SD will (the one for the Ford satnav, not any for Tomtom mobile devices).