Jump to content


Photo

Focus Zetec Tdci 2.0 (Euro 4) - Aux In


  • Please log in to reply
21 replies to this topic

#1 adamd

adamd

    Member

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
  • Location:

Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:47 PM

Recently bought a 2007 focus and have found the 'aux in' socket in the glove compartment. Am I correct to
Assume that this will connect my iPhone to the stereo with the appropriate cable?

Also, is it normal for there to be no cigarette lighter? Assumed this was standard in all cars!!

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 Incontro

Incontro

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 254 posts
  • Name: Steve
  • Ford Model: Focus
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Surrey

Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:56 PM

Recently bought a 2007 focus and have found the 'aux in' socket in the glove compartment. Am I correct to
Assume that this will connect my iPhone to the stereo with the appropriate cable?

Also, is it normal for there to be no cigarette lighter? Assumed this was standard in all cars!!

 

Welcome to the forums.

 

Yep, you need one of these cables:

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3f235ad2e3

 

The last car I used to ride in that had a cigarette lighter was built in the 90's.  ;)



#3 adamd

adamd

    Member

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
  • Location:

Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:01 PM

Thanks.

How on earth do I use an in car charger?

#4 Stoney871

Stoney871

    Resident Peacekeeper

  • Super Mod
  • 15,539 posts
  • Name: Clive
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Sport
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Devon
Contributor

Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:36 PM

There should be a 12 volt socket in the cubbyhole under the demister switches.
If it's not there or readily visible it's either been blanked off or removed.
If no socket is fitted then the wiring will definitely be there, just probably hidden or tucked away and accessible by removing the drivers side kick panel by the clutch pedal.

#5 adamd

adamd

    Member

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
  • Location:

Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:13 AM

Stoney - yes there is, but just a hole there at the moment. So I can get something put in there that I can use as a car charger for my iPhone ?

#6 adamd

adamd

    Member

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
  • Location:

Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:30 AM

 

Welcome to the forums.

 

Yep, you need one of these cables:

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3f235ad2e3

 

The last car I used to ride in that had a cigarette lighter was built in the 90's.  ;)

 

Thanks. So that should connect my iphone to the stereo? THe glovebox - what a retarded place to put it!



#7 Incontro

Incontro

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 254 posts
  • Name: Steve
  • Ford Model: Focus
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Surrey

Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:47 AM

Thanks. So that should connect my iphone to the stereo? THe glovebox - what a retarded place to put it!

 

Yes. There are also other ways to wire it, such as from behind the glovebox, and out the footwell.



#8 adamd

adamd

    Member

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
  • Location:

Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:51 AM

 

Yes. There are also other ways to wire it, such as from behind the glovebox, and out the footwell.

Thanks. Apologies for sounding like a dunce but I'm useless with stuff like this. So I can simply have it installed where the hole is (in the well behind the gearstick and underneath the stereo)? Would it be so difficult to have the aux in installed in this bit and the charging port in the glove box (where the aux in currently is), as it seems a lot safer to have the phone as close to my hands as possible for song changing purposes (yes, I know that I should not be doing this whilst driving!)?



#9 Incontro

Incontro

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 254 posts
  • Name: Steve
  • Ford Model: Focus
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Surrey

Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:33 PM

Thanks. Apologies for sounding like a dunce but I'm useless with stuff like this. So I can simply have it installed where the hole is (in the well behind the gearstick and underneath the stereo)? Would it be so difficult to have the aux in installed in this bit and the charging port in the glove box (where the aux in currently is), as it seems a lot safer to have the phone as close to my hands as possible for song changing purposes (yes, I know that I should not be doing this whilst driving!)?

 

I am assuming (possibly incorrectly?) that you mean something like this: http://www.fordowner...-mod-mk2-focus/

 

Can be done, but it requires a bit of effort.



#10 adamd

adamd

    Member

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
  • Location:

Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:39 PM

Yeah. It's all good, though, as bought a cable for £1.50 and the aux in works perfectly. Not overly concerned with a bit of cable sticking out so all sorted.

So I can get a power port installed in the 12v power outlet hole (under the central console)?

#11 jeebowhite

jeebowhite

    Resident Loon

  • Super Mod
  • 17,327 posts
  • Name: James
  • Ford Model: Sea Grey Mondeo MKIV 1.8TDCi 140ps Zetec
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Kent
Contributor

Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:01 PM

You should already have a 12v outlet in the car. If there is a metal cartidge in the dashboard that you can put the charger into, that should allow you to charge your device. If you have a hole (like someone just cut a random hole in your dashboard) then you would need to install a 12v outlet. the wiring should be there, you could find someone removed it, and cut the wires just as a quick fix...



#12 Stoney871

Stoney871

    Resident Peacekeeper

  • Super Mod
  • 15,539 posts
  • Name: Clive
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Sport
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Devon
Contributor

Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:11 PM

It's a 5 minute job to fit a socket.
First remove the footwell panel (pop out cap and a torx screw) and check you have a twin wire connector with an orange plug on the end.
Put the plastic ring in the hole first and then the socket pushes in and clips into the ring.
The connector will only go on one way so no risk of getting it wrong.
You will also find another single orange plug taped back on itself, untape it and connect to the single pin on the plastic ring and you'll get illumination with headlights on.

http://pages.ebay.co...id=121208107822

Sent using Ford OC mobile app



#13 adamd

adamd

    Member

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
  • Location:

Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:19 PM

Cheers. Where would you suggest taking it? Can only think of ford or an audio place.

#14 Stoney871

Stoney871

    Resident Peacekeeper

  • Super Mod
  • 15,539 posts
  • Name: Clive
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Sport
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Devon
Contributor

Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:39 PM

Fitting the socket is an easy DIY job as long as you have a set of torx screwdriver bits to hand.

Sent using Ford OC mobile app



#15 adamd

adamd

    Member

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
  • Location:

Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:24 PM

I'm not doing it myself, I'll make a hash of it as never done such a thing before.Where do you think is best to take it?

 

Pics attached

 

 

Attached Thumbnails

  • photo.JPG
  • photo (1).JPG


Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users