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Attention Ford Bluetooth Users! - Update Available As Of April 2012!


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#1 Haylo714

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:41 AM

Apologies if this has already been discussed:

Ford has released a new update in April of this year (previous update was october 2011) for Ford stereo's to fix the following issues:

- Playback of music files via the USB stick
- Connection stability of iPod/iPhone devices
- Connection stability for Bluetooth, telephony and music streaming via Bluetooth
- Compatibility of mobile phones


Personally I hope this will solve the common problem with Bluetooth not pairing when you start the engine. Normally have to turn the stereo on without the car and wait for it to pair - then turn on the engine. THIS UPDATE WILL NOT WORK IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A USB PORT. Please ask your local ford dealer to update your stereo instead.

Instructions:
1). Download files:- http://www.ford-mobi...udio_update.zip
2). Extract all files into ROOT directory of USB stick. Root directory meaning it is directly placed onto the USB stick - not in a folder!
3). Go to car, turn on stereo using the on/off button. Do not turn ignition on at all.
4). Once stereo is on plug in the USB stick.
5). Turn the ignition on but not the engine.
6). Stereo will now start updating.
7). Wait 15-20 mins.... You should now see "update finished" and the stereo will resume normal operations.
8). You may need to turn stereo on/off and/or debond and pair bluetooth devices.

Update applies to:

Fiesta: July 2008 - December 2011
Focus: February 2008 - January 2012
C-MAX: February 2008 - January 2012
Kuga: February 2008 - January 2012
Mondeo: September 2008 - January 2012
S-MAX: September 2008 - January 2012
Galaxy: September 2008 - January 2012
Transit: from June 2009
Ranger: from April 2009



Haven't had a chance to test the update properly as I am at work, however I will let you know if the BT bonds with my phone first time when I start the engine.

Fingers crossed!

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