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Jordan ZS

Adding USB to a MK7 with Bluetooth

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Hey Guys,

I've really got the need to find out whats needed to add the USB to a MK7. I've got the bluetooth option but not the ipod/usb.

I am 95% sure the special ford USB cable connects to the bluetooth module under the glovebox and that goes to the usb/aux unit by the gearstick. If you got these 2 items would it just work or would you then need to update the HU.

Pleaseeeee advise

Many thanks

Jordan

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Hey Guys,

I've really got the need to find out whats needed to add the USB to a MK7. I've got the bluetooth option but not the ipod/usb.

I am 95% sure the special ford USB cable connects to the bluetooth module under the glovebox and that goes to the usb/aux unit by the gearstick. If you got these 2 items would it just work or would you then need to update the HU.

Pleaseeeee advise

Many thanks

Jordan

I was under teh understanding it's impossible to add it to a Fiesta because the system goes through the cars main computer as it is also voice controlled. Adding cables as I understand it won't work, you need to change the cars computer too.

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I read on Etis that you may need to download an update for the head unit and stick it in the USB from ECAT. I just need more light on the subject, surely it cant be that much hassle?

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I know a few poeple added the USB to their Focus with BT, so it might be possible for the Fiesta also.

HTH :wacko:

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I would love to know the answer to this question!!

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I've been looking it to this lots as i want the usb port. has anyone got the wiring diagrams for the stereo yet?

where abouts is the bluetooth module, i've had a quick look under the glove box but not sure what its ment to look like.

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I've been looking it to this lots as i want the usb port. has anyone got the wiring diagrams for the stereo yet?

where abouts is the bluetooth module, i've had a quick look under the glove box but not sure what its ment to look like.

Can't help with diagrams,but maybe the following will be useful:

(if anyone wants higher resolution pics emailed to them , send me a PM)

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In Ecat i have found the items needed, obviously the aux/usb socket... a cable from the unit to the bluetooth module, and it seems there are two versions of the bluetooth module, a non usb and and a usb one. so i guess you'd need the usb bluetooth module to. But if you bought all these items would it just work?

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Can't help with diagrams,but maybe the following will be useful:

(if anyone wants higher resolution pics emailed to them , send me a PM)

SCAN105.jpg

SCAN106.jpg

SCAN107.jpg

SCAN108.jpg

SCAN109.jpg

Where did you get these images from dude, obviously scanned? is it something i can get my hands on?

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Where did you get these images from dude, obviously scanned? is it something i can get my hands on?

If you work in a dealership, possibly. It's the Autoteam magazine, Issue 5, 2008, all about the new Fiesta.

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If you work in a dealership, possibly. It's the Autoteam magazine, Issue 5, 2008, all about the new Fiesta.

Do you know who developed the stereo system? Was it Sony?

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Ive had a quick look at the bluetooth Module and it looks like we might need some special usb cable that fits in as its not a standard usb port - i guess they thought about people trying to fit their own usb.

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Do you know who developed the stereo system? Was it Sony?

Sorry I don't. Sony sounds feasible as they do the systems for the Focus and Mondeo I think?

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for anyone who is interested. the bluetooth module is a: Novero 8m5t-19g488-am

I have poor quality picture of the connections on the back. but will get a better one when its not so dark outside.

the connection where the usb would go, is not actually a normal size usb port, its slightly smaller, but i believe this attaches to a larger plastic connection.

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I don't think the 'audio unit' is made by Sony, rather it is a Ford own make product or possibly made by Blaupunkt. The sticker on the unit says "Made in Portugal", where Blaupunkt have a production facility.

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I think i can shed some light on all this now. after hours and hours of reading forums from all over the world.

I know this is mondeo, but has helped alot.

http://www.fordmondeo.org/forum/showtopic....d/776290/tp/39/

looks to me if you have the bluetooth module i mentioned above of the one in the forum i have just posted a link too. all you need is ford part: 1543691 plus the trim for the usb port and 3.5mm - havent found out what these are and would depend on your trim colour.

I am ordering this part within the next few days, so will post once i have received and tested it.

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Well done Steven :)

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can anybody tell me the easiest way to check the number of the BT mobule...where is it located and how do you get at it?

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The cable I have ordered my not work. I have requested pictures and more info on this. I will keep you updated though

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The cable I have ordered my not work. I have requested pictures and more info on this. I will keep you updated though

Heya to clear it up, the RADIO is made by Visteon, Essex, UK.

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Hey everyone. the cables and bits came today. plugged it all in and it didnt work. I think i need the stereo software to be upgraded (like in the magazine)

Does anyone have access to the Etis Downloads to get the required software for the upgrade?

If not i guess its a trip to ford to ask them.

Steven

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managed to get onto etis. but dont have access to the download. i get this:

HTTP Status 403 -

type Status report

message

description Access to the specified resource () has been forbidden.

JBoss Web/2.1.3.GA

What a load of rubbish, unless someone has access to it looks like i may have to go to ford.

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Now that sucks quite a bit. Ford wont download the updating software for me - and they wont do it for free, they want to charge an hours labour to update the stereo with their IDS.

Anyone got access to the download?

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Hi Steven, Where did you get the cables from? was it easy to fit? How much? I think Ford are being a bit tight charging you for the update. Anyway let us all know how you get on.

Thanks

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Hi Steven, Where did you get the cables from? was it easy to fit? How much? I think Ford are being a bit tight charging you for the update. Anyway let us all know how you get on.

Thanks

I got the cables from http://www.fordpartsuk.com/

I havent fully fitted it yet. Just plugged it in to see if it worked - Plugs into the Bluetooth Module behind the glove box if you have a Bluetooth Module. Cost for all the cables / adapters / Trim was about £50 with p+p

But im yet to get the update. Scouring the internet for it at the moment (Someone must have it)

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