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ITFC Fiesta S

Help With Car Radio/ipod???

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hello i have a fiesta s 09 plate and im just wondering if i can control the music with the steering wheel as its really annoying having to use the phone. i have the voice rec and aux but no USB port. should i install a usb port will that help ?

thanks

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If you dont have USB i suppose you dont have bluetooth either, but if you do then you can control your music when you are streaming music via bluetooth, which works well.

Other than that you will need to install the USB option and then get the cable which connects to the USB and AUX and it works perfectly.

Ken

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you should still be able to stream via bluetooth *i think. Ah but i guess you are using an ipod rather than an iphone which would not have bluetooth.

i dont know where you can get the module but im sure someone will, i know it goes behind the glovebox and a cable runs from from there to the USB port. once youve got all the parts its a simple DIY.

Ken

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I thought the USB slot was for charging ipods/iphones? or for playing music via a memory stick. To play music through my iphone i have to connect it through a aux lead to the aux point, however doing it this way doesnt allow me to use the stearing wheel mounted controls to change the song only the volume. Or i use the cars and phones bluetooth (which doesnt work properly since updating my iphone software)

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The aux input is just a dumb input so it just plays what it receives with no control apart from volume from the car. if you connect to USB as well then it turns into a proper ipod control and you can browse your albums and playlists etc through the car controls and see them on your screen.

You can also play things from a USB stick when plugged into the USB port

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Yeah ive seen them before, would have to find one with a lightening connector though to fit the iphone 5

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Just to clear up some confusion from the posts above:

  • If you only have bluetooth/aux (ie no USB) you cannot stream music, it can only be used for voice calls
  • If you have USB you can plug an iPod in to USB only (ie it doesn't need aux) and play songs through that
  • If you have bluetooth & USB you should be able to stream music via bluetooth

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will this work? i currently have this module and and has a spare slot for the mini usb connector ?

No the mini-USB connector on that module is only for firmware updates by a Ford dealer.

You would need a module with a part number from the 2nd table for USB:

bluetoothmodules.png

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so i have managed to find one from a scarp yard, this has the 19c112 in the name. will have to simply have to replace the module and get the cable then get the cable connector that leads from there to the port next to hand brake?

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so i have managed to find one from a scarp yard, this has the 19c112 in the name. will have to simply have to replace the module and get the cable then get the cable connector that leads from there to the port next to hand brake?

...and get it activated by someone with a Ford VCM + IDS software (all Ford dealers have them [though most aren't willing to use it for you] and some independent mechanics will carry them)

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Hi Guys,

Newbie Question on the same topic, i only have Aux, no bluetooth, can i do the same thing if i purchase a module / cabling?

Thanks

Would also need new stereo, screen, indicator stalk with voice control button, interior light with microphone, etc

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Would also need new stereo, screen, indicator stalk with voice control button, interior light with microphone, etc

Hi, So its not particularly worth while doing?

Just wondering as my fiat had USB/Bluetooth and it was great..

If i was to go ahead, how easy is it to source the parts and fit them? and around what cost?

Thanks in advance

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