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#76 Steven Dark

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 07:52 PM

does that mean adding usb to my car is haarder ?



it'll be the same as what i have had to do... replace the bluetooth module, add the usb cables. get the stereo updated via IDS

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:07 PM

group buy lol just checked mines the low module ends in 488

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:08 PM

it'll be the same as what i have had to do... replace the bluetooth module, add the usb cables. get the stereo updated via IDS


can a bluetooth module be added to a car with no bluetooth?

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:09 PM

group buy lol just checked mines the low module ends in 488

already bought mine.. book into ford thursday to be put on IDS.
High end is about 180 - cables/trim including the ford Y cable are about 50

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:12 PM

can a bluetooth module be added to a car with no bluetooth?


someone else asked this in the secret hole topic.
You need to check of there is any cabling in place behind/under the glove box.
check the last few posts

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:28 PM

someone else asked this in the secret hole topic.
You need to check of there is any cabling in place behind/under the glove box.
check the last few posts


can find any extra cables, do you actually remove the glove box or just bend it all the way forward? even if the cables are there would i need to upgrade the entire stereo as i dont even have a phone button.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:35 PM

can find any extra cables, do you actually remove the glove box or just bend it all the way forward? even if the cables are there would i need to upgrade the entire stereo as i dont even have a phone button.


I doubt the cables are there.. you probably need a whole new centre console if you dont have a phone button (what does it say there/what does it look like?)
probably a new stereo too, the bluetooth module and then lots of cables

Very expensive probably.. best to go into ford and ask about it - they will probably say "sorry, no can do"

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:40 PM

yeah i recon i would need the works, not fussed really the car was for the mrs so i didn't want bluetooth as she be able to phone me more often! i hadn't banked on how much id like driving the car, im now driving it most of the time and she drives my wagon! despite having far less grunt than my own its a pleasure to drive and very comfortable. if i could add it on for a few hundred then id consider it but i fear it would end up costing an absolute mint!

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:44 PM

not fussed really the car was for the mrs so i didn't want bluetooth as she be able to phone me more often!

Good plan :)

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 09:19 PM

yeah i recon i would need the works, not fussed really the car was for the mrs so i didn't want bluetooth as she be able to phone me more often! i hadn't banked on how much id like driving the car, im now driving it most of the time and she drives my wagon! despite having far less grunt than my own its a pleasure to drive and very comfortable. if i could add it on for a few hundred then id consider it but i fear it would end up costing an absolute mint!


Well im sure you can retro fit just bluetooth to your car.

You should be able to get a second hand module quite cheaply. Im gonna stick my module on ebay once the usb one has arrived. Gonna ask 80 quid for it. All you require is a replacement turn/signal/beam stalk with telephone prep and a microphone, which your ford dealer can supply. The fiesta harness should have the multiplugs there to take everything, so should be plug and play.

The easiest way to check if the car is prewired for bluetooth is to remove the courtesy light and see if there is a multiplug connector there for the microphone:

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You may require a visit to the dealers for a session on the IDS, like Steve, or you may be lucky.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 09:23 PM

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Glad to hear nearly your usb nearly sorted. Whats the dealer charging you? An hours labour for a session on the IDS? Whilst its on, see if they can update the firmware for the new module so it adds more phone compatibility. You've paid for the time.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 09:33 PM

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Glad to hear nearly your usb nearly sorted. Whats the dealer charging you? An hours labour for a session on the IDS? Whilst its on, see if they can update the firmware for the new module so it adds more phone compatibility. You've paid for the time.


They didnt quote me a price - i said how long would it take and they said about half hour max. So id expect t be charged half hour labour.

But they did say "did you have USB before we changed your stereo?" i replied "if i say yes then ill get this software updated for free, so yes i did have usb" this was asked after i explained in great detail how i added the USB to the car after they fixed the stereo.

The guy in there is pretty cool anyway and i reckon he might swing it for free as he said other people had asked about adding usb, so maybe seeing how i have done it might get them some extra cash.
I shall let you know thursday how much they charge.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 09:36 PM

Well im sure you can retro fit just bluetooth to your car.

You should be able to get a second hand module quite cheaply. Im gonna stick my module on ebay once the usb one has arrived. Gonna ask 80 quid for it. All you require is a replacement turn/signal/beam stalk with telephone prep and a microphone, which your ford dealer can supply. The fiesta harness should have the multiplugs there to take everything, so should be plug and play.

The easiest way to check if the car is prewired for bluetooth is to remove the courtesy light and see if there is a multiplug connector there for the microphone:

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forgot to mention that is a good way to check :P

some people dont have the Phone button on there centre console so it is much harder.. and im thinking that the cabling to the bluetooth module isnt in place... waiting to hear back from some people as to whether they have the cabling there.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 09:51 PM

forgot to mention that is a good way to check :P

some people dont have the Phone button on there centre console so it is much harder.. and im thinking that the cabling to the bluetooth module isnt in place... waiting to hear back from some people as to whether they have the cabling there.


The cabling should be the same bluetooth or not. The wiring harness should be standard across the board. Just the fact there is no bluetooth module plugged in.

Im not sure what effect the multifuntion display has though as this is different with bluetooth/VC/USB option.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 10:01 PM

The cabling should be the same bluetooth or not. The wiring harness should be standard across the board. Just the fact there is no bluetooth module plugged in.

Im not sure what effect the multifuntion display has though as this is different with bluetooth/VC/USB option.


But yeah id agree the cabling should all be there - bar the usb cable

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