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  1. Hello, I've just purchased a Ford Ka 2011 and it has just a USB port, no aux. When I connect my iPod I have no control over it as the screen shows the connected imagE. Is there anything I can buy, an adapter perhaps, so that I can connect my iPod and have control over the screen so I can choose what I want to play?
  2. Updating Radio

    Hi, I have a 2010 focus mk2.5 which I bought preowned. I bought a genuine Ford cable to connect my iPod to the steering column controls but it is not working at all. I have downloaded an update for the radio onto a USB stick but when I plug it in nothing happens. The stick is flashing but nothing else happens. Anyone has any ideas please???? I have spent hours on this now...
  3. 6000CD AUX issue!

    I understand that there are a lot of topics on the whole AUX connection for 6000CD, however none have simply resolved the issue. I've pulled the head unit out and I have a cable from the back of the radio into the glovebox, where the square block clips into a housing behind the hole that can be seen from the front of the glovebox labelled 'AUX IN', I have also purchased Ford Part No. 1426121 which has a similar block on one end and a 3.5mm jack on the other. How on earth can I simply get a connection from the back of my radio to a cable with a 3.5mm jack on the end?! I initially thought that the convenient 'AUX IN' hole in the glovebox was a simple connection for a 3.5mm jack, how wrong I was! Please help! Thanks.
  4. Hi there, Wondered if anyone could help me, trying to find out which iPods will connect to a Ford KA mk2 stereo via the USB. As I've been told some will and some won't. if anyone could help, that would be great. Thanks.
  5. This is for all Sony Gen 2 style head units and I believe the blaupunkt sat nav units too. This is for cars with these units that ALREADY have bluetooth with voice control and the head units must be running version 5 software onwards. This is simply a guide showing your how to do it cheaper using a newer bluetooth module hence skipping out on expensive Ford cables from the dealer. This is mainly applicable to early 08/58 plate facelift models that already have the BT/VC fitted (just before the USB option came out). This will give you the ability to plug in an iPod via USB, memory sticks etc and and also Bluetooth streaming. You will also be able to update your head unit to the latest software via USB stick. This increases compatibility with the latest phones and also adds new features like on mine the phone mode now tells me the signal I have and what network I am on. Parts required: New/secondhand bluetooth module with mini USB port I know part numbers 8M5T-19C112-AR and 8M5T-19C112-AT will work ok. I purchased the 8M5T-19C112-AR from a seller on eBay for £80 Some go for more than this but if you are patient you can get one for a bargain. New one's work out over £300 with the VAT from a dealer but if you want to pay out for one it will work fine. You will also need a mini USB to female USB adapter. I got one like this really cheap from eBay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290651563250?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D290651563250%26_rdc%3D1 item number 290651563250 £1.89 delivered bargain. I also used a USB extension cable I had already. I guess the other option would be to buy a longer adapter lead but it is up to you. A torx screwdriver. That's all you need. Once you have these items, take out your glove box by removing the following screws: Poke your head underneath and look up behind the passenger airbag unit and you should see your existing bluetooth module: It is held in via 3 torx screws and these are difficult to access. 2 screws hold the bracket to the car and the third one goes through the middle of the module and holds it to the bracket. I actually found it easier to undo the right hand screw and tilt the bracket down. I could then access the middle screw and remove the module leaving the last screw in place. The module has one large multi pin plug in it which is located on the left hand side as you look at it. You have to push the little tab in and swing the clip across before you can remove it. It is then simply a case of reversing the process and replacing the module with the new one. Don't forget to to plug the mini USB lead into the module at this time too as it can be difficult to plug in when you can't see the plug. You then have the option of where to run the female USB cable to. I chose the the glove box as it was simple to do and reasonably neat but there is nothing stopping you from putting it anywhere you like. I actually found there was enough space by the hinge of the glove box to put the cable through. This does not affect the glove box opening and closing. Once you have the module back in and the lead in the right place then re fit the glove box and pop your stereo on to give it a try. Turn your radio on and if you press the CD/Aux button you should find you now have 2 extra modes for USB and bluetooth audio. If your head unit is not currently on the latest software (it probably won't be) then sound will only play from the iPod if you have both the AUX and the USB leads connected or you use a ford Y lead. However, if you update to the latest software you will be able to use just the iPod USB lead which is much better and less cluttered. Once you have the USB port working you can then update your head unit to the latest software see here: http://www.ford-mobile-connectivity.co.uk/downloadsUpdates Your iPod USB conversion should now be all up and running and you should have an interface like this with the iPod plugged in: Everything should now be up and running although in some cases (like mine unfortunately) if you have a second hand module the voice control may not work. Don't worry this is nothing you have done wrong. Apparently where the unit still has the VIN number of the donor car in it. For some reason, this can stop the voice control working. The VIN number of your car needs programming into the module via IDS. I have managed to sort the voice control on my car using the latest version of ELM Config available here: http://civil.iffc.ru/ELMConfig/ On the new version the SRM tab had new options. I plugged into the car and pressed read VIN on the SRM tab. Sure enough, there was another car's VIN number in there. We typed my VIN in and pressed write. My VIN number was then saved to the SRM module but it still didn't work. Turns out you also have to tell the module that it is in a ford focus in the little drop down box. Once this was written to the module everything now works. The voice control even works for the iPod. Needless to say I am very happy to get it all working! I hope this is useful to some of you as I couldn't find all that much information on the later modules with mini USB. I thought it would be a great feature to add for a relatively low cost and without the need to buy loads of bits from the dealer. Total cost of upgrade for me £81.89 Bargain!! :D
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. 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
  10. 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??
  11. 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??
  12. 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??
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Best Usb/aux Cable

    hey guys i need a cable like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-FORD-FIESTA-IPOD-USB-CONNECTOR-LEAD-CABLE-/330421544244?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item4ceea8a534 the price is crazy i have a cheap one and i'm getting an annoying buzzing am i best just paying for a fordy one or not ?
  16. Radio Help!

    Hi, I have a 2005 fiesta with an RDS 4500 radio, which can be found here: http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Ford-Autoradio-Radio-CD-EON-4500-RDS-Fiesta-6-Fusion-/00/s/NTk5WDcyNw==/$(KGrHqZ,!m!E6J2LCv6(BOucNkVuYQ~~60_35.JPG I bought the car knowing that there was no auxiliary input, assuming there would be a simple solution. Apparently there isn't so I was hoping you could help. Ive asked at halfords and a local garage and have been told it cannot be installed on this radio. Ive seen online some solutions such involving using a silent CD and soldering an aux cable on, however mostly I've found there to be no real solution. These answers are somewhat dated so I was wondering if you could offer any suggestions. I would be willing to install a new radio/buy a product or any means possible, however I definitely don't want an FM transmitter, I find them infuriating! Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
  17. I am picking up my new Focus on Saturday, it has fitted the Sony Stereo with the USB and line in, in the glove box. I have seen that ford make an official connection lead for the iPod, do you have to have this for it to work with the wheel controls or can you just use a standard lead? Has anyone got a cheap copy that works well?? Any Advice would be much appreciated Thanks
  18. Hi all, I hope someone can help me with this. We have an 09 Fiesta Titanium, and recently the Bluetooth/voice/usb module stopped working. I managed to get hold of a second hand module, but I notice that the usb plug in the new module is of the mini usb type, whereas the plug in the old module looked more like a narrow usb A. My question is, is there an adapter available that will enable the older 09 usb cable in the car to plug into the mini usb of the new module? To me, it seems crazy that there wouldn't be, but not knowing the name of the type of connector in the car, searching the internet is like looking for a needle in a haystack! I just know that one end needs to have a male mini usb. Thanks in advance.
  19. Hi, I've just joined to be able to ask this question, I've read similar posts with people having the same problems but I still can't find an answer. I've had my fiesta for about 3 months now and one thing i've been very pleased with is the way the audio system works. Allowing me to connect my iPod and then through the ford iPod navigation system be able to select a playlist, an artist or chose to shuffle my entire library. However, this has suddenly stopped working. I can still play music through my iPod and skip tracks but i am unable to use any of the other relevant features, which is incredibly annoying! I now have to chose a playlist or song prior to connecting it to the ford audio system, and when i press any buttons which would have previously displayed the options relevant to having an iPod connected, such as playlist, artist, song, genre - i now get the message 'please wait' and then it just returns to the title of the song already playing. It's an iPod nano 6th generation connected to the ford audio system with a standard iPod usb cable - i haven't changed anything to do with the iPod during the time it was working fine to not working. Apologies, for the long-winded questions! Any tips or comments from people who have encountered the same problem would be hugely appreciated. I have the same problem when trying to use another iPod and when attaching an aux cable as well.
  20. SO....!!!! it would appear the stereo in my new 2012 focus edge doesn't like it's USB connection, it initially worked but then decided it would rather not work and now i Can't use the stereo to control the iPhone or any USB Mp3 device. I've done everything it says on here http://www.ford-mobile-connectivity.com/downloadsUpdates and it never starts the update!!! other than returning it to the dealer can anyone help me? I'm getting a bit desperate!