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  1. How To Connect Phone To Ford 6000cd

    Hello, I recently bought a 2008 Ford Focus, and I have some issues with the stereo. Firstly, I would like to ask you guys how to connect the phone to the car (since there are 2 buttons on the stereo, dial and end conversation). Also, currently it has a jack line in aux, is it possible to install a usb one for this type of stereo? Thank you in advance for the help! The stereo is a 6000cd
  2. Please help! I have a 2011 (Nov) Fiesta. I bought the car second hand last April (2012) and have been listening to my IPod nano (the small square one) without any problems, using the Ford Y Cable, until last week. Now I'll be listening to the music and it will just stop (as if it had been paused), the display on the ford dash shows the track name, the time is not moving and there is no sound. Then the display will say either "IPod initialising" or "Error reading iPod device". On the occasions it says "initialising" after it has "initialised" the display returns to the track with the time not moving and still no sound. If I unplug the cable and plug it back in again sometimes it'll start working, but most times it doesn't. I have tried another Ford Y Cable, which hasn't made any difference. I have also tried using the iPod Dock cable with audio lead from the headphone socket, which also doesn't work. So the 3 cables I've tried all react in the same way. I have also tried playing the iPod on its own, and this plays perfectly OK. I haven't updated the iPod software either. Please can anyone offer a solution? Thanks.
  3. I've been getting used to my new Fiesta over the last few days and can't understand why Ford located the USB / Aux connector by the gear stick. Don't you find that all your cables get in the way and make it look really untidy? Well after doing a bit of searching I discovered that the new sync module has 2 USB connectors on the back so the spare, with a connecting cable can be used else where. With this information I decided to have a look. So far I have located the module and inserted a mini USB cable in the spare socket, it isn't tested yet as I'm at work without all the required connectors. To start you need to locate the sync module, this is found in the passenger side foot well under the glove box. It is covered by a Grey fibre type thing held in by 2 black plastic push in rivets, these can be hard to remove as the center needs to be pulled before the whole thing can be pulled out. Once you've removed the cover you will see the module attached to it. On the back will be an empty mini USB socket where the second cable can be attached. once attached you can then feed the cable where ever you like (in the glove box) hidden out of the way. If you need access to the glove box all you need to do is open it and squeeze the sides in wards and pull down. The whole thing shouldn't take more than 30 minutes to complete. As yet I haven't tested it but understand that when installed and you press the AUX button it will give a choice of USB 1 (the main one below the gear stick) or USB 2. If all goes well and you want to give it a try then you will need the following. 1. A tool to remove the plastic rivets without braking them. 2. A mini USB to FEMALE USB connector (size of your choice) or a mini USB cable with a FEMALE to FEMALE connector. 3. USB stick / HDD / iPod etc. 4. A little bit of patents. I'll update you guys later when I get home of the outcome and add more pictures. N.B. Pictures have been sourced from the Internet and are not my own.
  4. Hi guys, I am new to the Ford Owners Club - so please be nice! :) I have recently purchased a Ford Fiesta Studio (2014) from Ford directly. I have got an iPhone 5 with a Lightning Connector - but whenever I try and plug it into the USB connection it seems to play a song automatically from my music app, it then continues to choose its own song and flicker through the songs whenever I try to select my own one. Does anybody else have this issue? If so have you managed to get around it yet? It is really bugging me! Ford do not know anything about this issue either - I was thinking maybe its a Firmware issue but my cars only 3/4 weeks old so should be updated with the latest side of things? The only way I have been able to sort this out is by buying a bluetooth USB and connecting the phone to it wirelessly to play music. Many thanks guys!
  5. Hi Any help and advice much appreciated. I have an head unit ford60000cd with the volume button on left. There is no AUX button on front. But on the rear there is a connecter to connect a multi changer. Is there anyway to connect an mp3 plater ipod. Any help welcomed. I have attached pics for your info. Cheers Wayne
  6. I have just changed the clutch on my 2003 1.8 petrol Focus, and I have a plug that I cannot find the connection for. It is on the same part of the harness as the lambda sensor it is a 2 pin plug and the plug is red on the inside. It's a bit embarrassing but I just can't find where it goes. Thanks
  7. Anyone any idea why a 2012 Fiesta plays an ipod at fast speed when the same ipod works perfectly in at least 8 other vehicles? I have proved the ipod is working perfectly but the dealer refuses to accept that the fault lies with the vehicle console.
  8. Connecting Ipod Touch

    I've just purchased a brand new Ka Zetec and I'm trying to connect my ipod touch using an aux cable. The sound is great but although I set the display to 'title' all it shows is AUX and I can't forward or go back using the controls on the dashboard so i'm stuck listening to the random shuffle from the ipod. Any ideas? The aux cable isn't a genuine Ford one, would this make a difference? Has anyone used anything different that lets them control what they are listening to? Any help gratefully received
  9. Hey So i'm a complete Noob and don't really know what I'm doing, but I have a problem I need to fix. I have a 2012 focus edge 1.6 tdci with no added frills. Started using the ipod connection and other than the stereo navigation being poorly designed it worked a treat. but it then started developing issues, with not listing tracks artists genre's etc. Now it only lists "0 track 0", no menu, no options only "0 track 0". I found a post on some forums somewhere (cant remember where now) that said this was caused by scrolling through the track listings too quickly (!!!! !!) and the software needed to be reinstalled to address this or the fuse for the stereo needed to be removed and replaced ?!?! Please can someone guide me to or tell me a step by step guide on how to fix this ? It's causing me much stress!!!!
  10. Hi, I ve just bought a Ford Focus Style 1.4 2006 plate and i would like to connect my Ipod to the stereo sysytem. I can't find an AUX button on my stereo but want to try and connect cheapest way poss- i've heard radio transmitters aren't that good? Any help please! Thankin you!
  11. Hi everyone, I want to connect my ipod to my car to play music. It is a 2005 Sportka. After loads of looking, there appears to be no aux input.... Am I right or just being blind? If not, can anyone recommend any good alternatives and products other than replacing the whole stereo. Thanks
  12. Iphone / Stereo Problem

    Hi all. I have just purchased a 2009 focus 2l tdci titanium, very happy with it. One minor problem is I have the Sony DAB stereo. It has a USB connection for the iPod. If I connect it with the iPhone 5 the phone shows as playing. The stereo recognises what's being played. But no sound. If I switch it to Bluetooth the music plays through the stereo, but keeps pausing then playing again. If I remove the USB lead it plays fine through the Bluetooth. Ideally I want to be able to play the music using the USB port rather than Bluetooth. Anyone else had this problem? Thanks for your time Gary
  13. I'm delighted with my Titanium except for the rather antiquated method for connecting auxiliary audio. The Sony CD DAB does NOT have Bluetooth nor can I find a USB socket. There is an auxiliary 3.5mm conventional jack connector located in the glove box. Can I run an Ipod off this using a 3.5mm jack either end or do I need another type of lead?. Any assistance much appreciated.
  14. So I bought one of these iPod cable adapter kits from Connects 2. It's one of these cables that allows you to trick your radio into thinking that your iPod is actually the CD changer, so it streams audio through the head unit whilst also supplying power to charge your iPod and also letting you send commands to skip next/previous track, shuffle and repeat, and also select playlists all from the buttons on your standard Ford radio (a 6000CD in my case). Unfortunately, after installing it I am only getting audio passed through/power supplied to my iPod. I've tried several models of iPod, iPhone etc and none of them can be controlled from the radio head unit as promised on the website. The guys at Connects 2 reckon it's because my Fiesta already has the Aux input port for connecting MP3 players etc, but I can't see how that would stop the CD changer from sending commands to the iPod.... I've seen it working fine with the head unit buttons controlling the iPod in videos of the same 6000CD head unit online, so I know that it is possible. I also know that certain models of Fiesta were released with the ability to have the Aux port added but not actually activated, so I'm wondering if there's a way to disable the Aux feature and if that would allow me to use the head unit buttons as promised. Anybody know anything about this stuff or know anybody who might??
  15. My 2007 Fiesta Zetec has an Auxiliary Input for audio (iPods, iPhones etc) but I didn't want to leave an iPod exposed and I also couldn't be bothered hiding it away/connecting the audio/connecting the USB charger etc every time :) So I decided to purchase an iPod interface cable that plugs into the back of the radio using the input meant for a CD changer (Model CTAFOIPOD005.2 from Connects 2). So I connected it all up and managed to get sound playing through both my iPod Shuffle 6G and my iPod Classic fine but I can't seem to use the next/previous buttons of my car radio to skip through tracks as stated on their site. Also the ability to select playlists using the CD-changer controls doesn't seem to do anything either. Anybody have any experience with these? I'm probably doing something wrong but I don't know.... Also, I was told the cable would cause an iPod to function like it was plugged into a dock, i.e. turning on when power is present (car started) and off when power goes away (car turned off), which was great because then I could leave it 'on' in the glovebox and when I drove it would play music, and when I stopped it would turn off, rather than wasting battery. However, as it is it seems to keep charging (or at least the little charge symbol is present...) even when the engine is off, which worries me that it might just drain the car battery....or is that unlikely? I don't know much about current draw etc.... Any ideas??
  16. I have a 2007 Fiesta Zetec 1.4. It has a pretty standard Ford Radio/CD player HiFi with an Aux input for connecting my iPhone/iPod, but what I'd rather have is a permanent 'dock connector' style cable (i.e. the 30-pin adapter that plugs into the bottom of an iPhone/iPod to provide both power and line-out audio) that I can install in the glove box so that I can just leave an old iPod in there on repeat for constant playback. I'd like it to be in the glove box because whenever I use my iPod in-car through the Aux port, I have to connect the audio, then connect the power to a cigarette-lighter/USB adapter, and then pack it all away when I park for fear it will be attractive to thieves etc. As well as hiding it away, I'd rather do it with the 30-pin line out connector because when I connect an iPod via the Aux-in port and charge it at the same time, I get a nasty ground loop/earth hum coming through the speakers (which varies when I rev the engine/change gears etc). So all in all, if I could end up with a single cable coming out in the glovebox somewhere which could both charge my iPod AND pass audio through to the radio (even if this disabled the external Aux-in port to do so) I would be well pleased. If I could still use the Aux-in port that would be even better. So basically I'm assuming I need to cannibalise a 30-pin connector and find a way to plug the audio pins into my stereo and also find a 5V line somewhere to charge the pod... unless some clever person has already manufactured a cable to do just this....?? Anybody know how I might go about this??
  17. I just got a new 63 plate ford fiesta titanium x and connected my blackberry 9900 to the Bluetooth. It worked well for a week - being notified of and able to listen to incoming texts while driving was great. Then I tried to connect my iPod, didn't work but then neither did my blackberry. It repeated the last text I'd listened to, but never acknowledged another new text. I've disconnected it and reconnected, I've deleted and readded, but nothing works, can't get it to speak or even list texts anymore. Any ideas what I've done and how do I fix it?
  18. Hi all, long time reader first time poster. Recently bought myself a Ford Fiesta MK7 edge and it's fantastic in each and every way :-) There is one minor gripe though which I'm hoping you guys may be able to help me out with........ When I plug my iPod into the headunit using the USB cable, I can listen to music from it with no problem and can scroll from track-to-track, but cannot navigate between albums/tracks/artists etc using the built in menu. Instead of being presented with a selection of 'Artist', 'Album', 'Genre' etc. - all I see is 'Track 0'. There are no other options. Unfortunately, this means I need to unplug my ipod and select the album of my choice before I start driving or use the AUX cable instead (which doesn't charge it up when driving). This ipod menu navigation did used to work but just stopped one day for some reason; is this a common problem which can easily be fixed as I've never heard about it before. I've also tried another ipod with it, but am experiencing the same problem. Given this, the fault is with the headunit. (FYI It's the built in one but without handsfree bluetooth capability.) I'll probably take it into my nearest service center soon for them to have a look at it (as it's still under warranty) but is there anything else I could try before I do this? Many thanks.
  19. Hi There!

    Hi all, I am currently driving in a 1.3 Fiesta Finesse which I have had for just over a year and I'm just looking for some advice on things to do to my fiesta to make look a bit cooler and general up keeping of my wee ford. Thanks for reading!
  20. I Pod Connection

    Hi guys, I having a problem with my Ipod when connecting it to my car ( mondeo titanium x 2011 ) when I connect using the usb and phono imputs it works fine all controls on steering wheel but when turn the engine off for more than about 5 mins I have to unplug the phono connection and then plug it back in to get any sound. This is when im using the ipod touch but it works fine when I use the ipod Nano only problem is the sound quality is not as good, if anyone has had this problem before and found the solution I would be very grateful. Thanks for reading my cry for help. Kevin
  21. Ipod Mini Install

    I have a ford fiesta mk7, I've been to quite a few shows and seen iPads installed into dash boards but I've never seen one in a fiesta. So I've been thinking about putting one in mine but I want Ito I can't remove my iPod and use it out of the car. So what I plan todo is to buy a cheap'ish head unit and putting it in the place of the old head unit and making a new dash and placing the head unit behind the iPad so that when the iPad isn't in I can still use the radio but then the iPad is in I can control the volume wish the iPad since I can connect it thought Bluetooth so I don't have to have a cable running into the iPad so it all looks neat. I'm just wondering if they know of any other and or better ways of doing this. Thanks Oli
  22. Hi all, Up to 2 days ago I've been enjoying the delights of my ipod whenever I've wanted in my '10 Fiesta 1.4TDci Titanium. Now I can't select the Aux function on the stereo, either through the button or via the menu. The ipod is also not being initilised as well so I guess the stereo isn't seeing anything there. Any ideas? I've checked the iPod & leads! Thanks Lee
  23. Help With Car Radio/ipod???

    hello i have a fiesta s 09 plate and im just wondering if i can control the music with the steering wheel as its really annoying having to use the phone. i have the voice rec and aux but no USB port. should i install a usb port will that help ? thanks
  24. Connecting Ipod To Ford Audio

    I have an I pod classic does anyone know how to connect it to my 59 plate ford focus zetec s ford audio system via the auxilary without using fm transmitter cable
  25. Hi, This is my first post on here. I have been elsewhere for this issue but no help so far..... Regarding rear screen wash supply pipe on a Mondeo Mk3 2001 hatch back. There is a flexible screen wash pipe within the hinge of the boot. It comes from the car body and plugs into the boot lid (eventually leading to the rear washer jet). This rubber pipe seems to be connected to the boot lid via a black plastic connector (which kind of sits in the boot lid). It is at this point / connection that I have screen wash leaking everywhere into the boot whenever I use it. There is a crack in the rubber pipe where the fluid is coming out. BTW the jet is not blocked, as you will still see it exiting some of the screen wash. I thought I could simply pull the rubber pipe off and replace it BUT..... for the life of me I cannot remove it. It seems to be moulded on. I have even used a screwdriver to try and prize the plastic connector out but no luck at all. It is difficult also to get to it due to the limited space - and I have small hands lol! Has anyone else come across this (long shot)? And if so any guidance would be much appreciated. Many thanks in advance..... A pic is below: