Hi guys and girls,
Im new here, although i've been a avid reader on here for some time. Ihave a question which seems to have been answered a few times, although none of the posts quite cover my individual circumstances.
I have a 2009 Mondeo 2.0l Diesel Titanium and I have the Sony 6 CD Dash-Changerheadunit. I also have the voice control and bluetooth features and the colour screen near the speedo clocks etc. (Convers+ or something?) and I do have a 3.5mm audio Aux-in in the glovebox.
However, what I would love to be able to do, is plug my iPod/iphoneinto the unti and control that as I would with the main system, but alas, my vehicle doesnt have the USB socket in the dash. I've heard some people say it can be retrofitted by changing the bluetooth/voice module, I called Ford dealership and they almost managed to sell me the USB Music Box which ALMOST does what i want to do, but doesnt support iPod and doesnt allow you to see track names etc on the screen.
So, my questions to the experts on this forum is:
1. Can this modification be done with the Sony 6CD headunit
2. Can it be done in such a way that the tracks can be read and controlled on the system, as a Factory system would
If it is a matter of changing the Bluetooth/Voice module, can anybody tell me the exact model i would need, as i've seen so many different versions being recommended on various posts etc, and I wouldn't want to buy one for £100-200 and be stuck with it, as it's the wrong version.
Also, my understanding is that even if you change the module over, you still need to have it programmed by a dealer to enable the USB as a device on the system. Is this accurate? If so, does anybody know of somebody who would either do the whole fitting job for me (parts and labour) or does somebody know who could do the programming for me, if i managed to get the unit installed by somebody else? I dont want to buy the unit, have it installed, only to find i cannot find somebody to do the programming.
Of course, I'm also open to using a 3rd party solution, though I don't want any external screens hanging around in the cabin or wires all over the place. My overall aim is to keep it as true to the manufacturers way of doing it as possible, but ideally without the huge cost involved. Im more than happy to pay a few hundred pound, but dont want to be spending a fortune.
Can anybody help me with the above? Do we have anybody whos done this job themselves and can say that it works well etc?
Thanks for your time reading all of the above and sorry it's so longwinded, but I like to be absolutely as sure as possible what im doing with this sort of thing.
Many thanks again.