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#1 greggp

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:13 PM

My Aux Cable has been fine up until now. however it now only plays ipod audio through right side of speakers. When I switch to Radio & CD the sound is fine on all speakers - it only happens with Aux connection, is this something to do with the cable do you think or possible the Head unit? I've had the cable around 3 years 'wedged' in the silly glove box connector (Bad design on fords behalf). I've got the Sony Single CD Player MP3 head unit as standard in titanium model. I don't have another 3.5mm aux cable to test if it's a fault with cable - maybe go and buy one later.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:24 PM

Sounds like the cable for the left channel has packed up or the connections inside the socket have gone.
For your information the left channel feed wire is the blue/white one in case you want to do a continuity test.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:45 PM

cheers Stoney.
Turned out the Belkin jack cable is the culprit - Work colleague had a cable so just tried it in mine and works fine.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:24 PM

Easy fix, rare for Belkin stuff to pack up.
I suppose jamming the cable in the glovebox and trapping it when you close the flap was to blame?
I didn't like the idea of putting my iPod in the glovebox with no means of control so i ran an aux cable with a 3.5 plug on the end of it down from the radio connection to behind the heater dial panel.
It comes out in just the right place to plug into a Griffin iPod remote which plugs into the 12v socket.
I can charge the iPod and control the music at the same time.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:16 PM

Yeah I have been having this problem over the last month, aux cable trapped in the glove box and now got a bad contact, had a few risky moments leaning over to move the cable around on the motorway :S
Stupid design and I really get fed up with it. When I get a satnav stereo they have a proper iPod lead out the back of the stereo I plan to feed into the armrest cubby hole thing :P
That should sort this stupid aux cable situation :)


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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:20 PM

open the glove box and push the cable through the bottom of the glove box door,
this will give you more length and it wont squeeze the cable neither.

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