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#46 AJ_sXe

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:34 PM

I have managed to get a BT/USB module, display panel, stereo headunit, 12 button fascia/control unit and USB/AUX-In panel and (when it arrives later) the BT mic roof panel all for a measly £180 from a scrappy :)

And my local Ford will programme it (with IDS) for the cost of labour

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:54 AM

And my local Ford will programme it (with IDS) for the cost of labour

Yes but did you ask how much that is? :P

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:45 AM

It's about £60 an hour but the guy didn't seem to think it would take that long/cost that much. Besides I dunno of any smaller local places that have IDS? :huh:

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:22 PM

Any tips for finding the module? I am trying Ebay atleast twice daily for 3 weeks, only saw one that sold for £168!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:31 PM

Any tips for finding the module? I am trying Ebay atleast twice daily for 3 weeks, only saw one that sold for £168!


Get on the phone to as many breakers yards as you can. They only come up on eBay maybe once or twice a month. It has taken me 50 phonecalls before I found one once.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:03 PM

I concur with iNath, I had to chase up about 15 breakers before I found one with a S1600 that was totalled, EXCEPT for its stereo and it's accoutrements ;)

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:10 PM

Haha, thats funny - I got mine off of a totaled S1600 as well! :P

Does anyone know whats so special about the Ford USB Cable going from the Module to the Center console? Its looks like a normal Mini USB to USB to me..!

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:52 PM

1633151 - Fiesta 2010-Wiring BT/VC Phone Interface + USB Connect 1710952
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Then a dealer or person with access to Ford VCM + IDS software with a few mins to spare.
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Hiya,

Just a quick question - With this particular cable and the Bluetooth USB Module, is it possible to use a normal USB-A to mini USB then buy a female to female USB Adapter so that it changes the connection type on the USB-a side? (If that makes sense..) or do I HAVE to buy that cable from Ford?

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:07 PM

Hiya,

Just a quick question - With this particular cable and the Bluetooth USB Module, is it possible to use a normal USB-A to mini USB then buy a female to female USB Adapter so that it changes the connection type on the USB-a side? (If that makes sense..) or do I HAVE to buy that cable from Ford?


You can use THIS cable (when it's back in stock, usually £1.10) and I can confirm it works with the following restriction. The USB input end (ie when you plug your memory stick in) on the Ford cable is a custom mold that fits perfectly in to the plastic housing down by the gear stick. This is not and so will not fit, you could just leave it dangling in the glovebox or try and come up with another solution.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:20 PM

Is this the same thing?

http://compare.ebay....&var=sbar&cbt=y

And will the bluetooth/USB module still function the same as the old Bluetooth only module until I can update the IDS?

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:31 PM

Looks good to me. And I believe it should, but I've only tried it the other way round (activated it for someone before their USB module arrived, old one continued to work fine)

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:22 PM

You can update before swapping modules around? In that case does anyone know someone that can update my IDS around gloucestershire?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

You can update before swapping modules around? In that case does anyone know someone that can update my IDS around gloucestershire?



You can indeed, PM Lez on here.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:48 PM

Thanks for the info! It's only taken me a year to get round to doing this!

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:57 PM

You can indeed, PM Lez on here.


Hey I'm new, just registered and I'm looking to add a Bluetooth unit with USB to a standard ford fiesta 2009 head unit.

What is it that we have to ask a ford garage to do exactly, I understand they will need to have a Ford VCM + IDS diagnostics unit and software but what do they need to change?


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