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#1 JAR897

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:37 PM

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Section A - plugs into the ipod/iphone/iphone 3G

Section B - transmits audio only! If you havn't ordered the USB in the car then it will just be a wire with that on both ends which you require. One end goes into the ipod/iphone headphone socket, the other into the car. (Does not support data on the screen or changing tracks from the stero etc).

Section C - USB which plugs into the usb port for those who have it. This allows data to be pulled from the iphone/ipod regarding the tracks and artists etc, so will show up on the car screen. It also allows information to be sent to the ipod/iphone asking to change tracks etc.


OUTCOME: Only those with the USB functionality will have the music information (title, track, artist) on the screen of the car. Only those with USB will be able to change track from steering wheel / dashboard.

Those without will have to do it from the iphone / ipod itself.


If you don't have the USB option get this:
2.5 male to male sterio jack cable

If you do have USB option, get this:
FORD Y-CABLE!


A normal USB cable doesn't work as the usb port encrypts the data bafore it is sent, so only special cables can transmit the data successfully.

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#2 Peter3716

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:01 PM

Hi, just a bit of clarity on the cable if you are NOT using a Y Cable. It should be a 3.5mm to 3.5mm Stereo Lead - connects to the iPod earphone socket >< Fiesta 3.5mm stereo socket. (Front of handbrake area)

Maplin item code L29BA for a 1.5m long version 5.99, although can be far cheaper if you look around.

Sorry JAR897, but the one indicated is misleading.

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#3 Nipz

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:38 PM

Nice one!

To admins this needs to be a sticky to help new members!

#4 vinnyvangough

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:51 PM

Pinned for you all

#5 smurfs

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:06 AM

It is a 3.5mm connector not 2.5mm as stated, if its a sticky lets get it right, that way it won,t cause anymore problems.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:18 PM

3.5mm male stereo jack plug <to> 3.5mm male stereo jack plug


lol you have to be so careful these days :ph34r:

#7 WelshAde

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:26 PM

are these only available from ford? i take it you dont get one with the car

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:28 PM

are these only available from ford? i take it you dont get one with the car


Only from ford, nothing else works. And im afraid their 20!

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:37 PM

thought so, ripoff price too

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 07:56 PM

Yea, only available from ford as the data which needs to be received into the USB port has to be in a specifically encrypted format which the cable does for you.

Ford Parts UK <-- I brought mine from here

They are a bit of a rip off, but still worth the money! lol

#11 AlexB

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 09:31 PM

Well, when i got my Fiesta I was using a normal iPod cable to hook my iPhone up to the computer (with a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable as well) and it worked fine for ages, after a while I started getting a problem where i connected it and the dash computer said 'error reading device' occasionally, so I went and bought one of the ford Y cables and its been fine for a week or so, now I just got the same error reading device!? I can't see why it can't read it even with the proper Y cable... not sure if it's something to take to the dealership?

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:49 PM

USB cable arrived in the post today - excellent service from Allenparts.com
Just need the car to go with it now

#13 Andy09

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:25 PM

I was curious to know what these cables looked like. I mentioned it whilst looking to buy my car and the salesman threw one in for free, that'll save a job :)

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:27 PM

I was curious to know what these cables looked like. I mentioned it whilst looking to buy my car and the salesman threw one in for free, that'll save a job :)


Good work!

I dont no why they dont come free when you order the USB!

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:13 AM

This is good to know - just ordered one, having already bought an extra USB - dock connector lead from the Apple store!

Does anyone use the iPhone 3G with their Fiesta? What's the word on interference on the stereo when a call comes in? Is there any?

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