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scousa

Bluetooth/usb Issue Repair??

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Hi I'm new to the forum and have recently picked up a 2009 zetec s 1.6.

First thing I notice was the Bluetooth, aux and USB aren't working.

I have done a bit of research before posting and have tried disconnecting the module an fuses to no avail. I haven't yet tried disconnecting the battery as I don't have the radio code.

However since Bluetooth USB modules are like hens teeth is there anyway of repairing the module rather than replacing it.

Does anyone know if its a hardware or software failure?

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There is no radio code and you could always try the software update from the for website

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Ooh right ok.

How do I do the software update if the USB slot doesn't acknowledge any devices?

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It does sound like the module needs resetting.

Disconnect the battery for 10 to 20 minutes and see how you go.

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Ooh right ok.

How do I do the software update if the USB slot doesn't acknowledge any devices?

Our resident tech man Nath is the guy to see (or should that be watch?):

http://youtu.be/ugdE9RviYvM

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Our resident tech man Nath is the guy to see (or should that be watch?)

Have you been watching me... =/

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Have you been watching me... =/

#YouTubeStalking....

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I dont have Bluetooth but what a cracking guide well done that man :driving:

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I dont have Bluetooth but what a cracking guide well done that man :driving:

You're too kind :)

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cheers for the replies and help fellas, that's a decent video.

I'll let you know how i get on

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ok so i disconnected the battery for around 20mins, then followed the video but my car still doesn't acknowledge the usb being plugged in.. any ideas?

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Did you try unplugging the USB cable from the module (the smaller black wire as opposed to the massive plug)

Can you plug a phone in to see if it gets any power?

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Yeah disconnected both cables from the module, I will try something else in the USB slot tomorrow

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left the battery and module disconnected overnight and still nothing, i also tried to charge my phone via the USB but that still doesn't work

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Ok so it's either the module or the cable that's at fault

Next cheapest option is to buy something like this - unplug USB from module and replace it with this (for testing purposes)

If it works, your original cable is no good - if it still doesn't work your module has failed.

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Well since the Bluetooth isn't working I imagine the module is at fault?

I have a spare cable like that somewhere so I'll give it a try and report back

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Well since the Bluetooth isn't working I imagine the module is at fault?

I have a spare cable like that somewhere so I'll give it a try and report back

Almost definitely, just wanted to rule the cable out as it was cheaper than a module :) (rather than doing it in the other order!)

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**double post**

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Ahh fair enough, I'm gutted cause a USB Bluetooth module went for £50 on eBay the other day but I weren't sure if that was my problem

Is there no way of fixing the module rather than replacing it?

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Not that I know of, never opened one up to be fair though. I imagine it's all circuit boards inside so not much the average Joe can do.

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hmm i suppose but there must be a simple reason why so many of the modules fail

can i plug any usb & bluetooth module into my car?

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can i use a usb bluetooth module from any ford?

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Be aware that there are two types of modules, only Bluetooth and Bluetooth+USB. There are also different types of USB connectors aswell. You would be better off buying a module with the same partnumber as the old one. They use the same modules on any Ford.

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