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In Topic: Ford Focus Mk 1 Bluetooth Aux In?

12 October 2012 - 02:30 PM

Hi All,

I received all the parts yesterday and it looks really good (if i do say so myself :))

It works really well, except I have a bit of a hiss. I think this is more to do with the Bluetooth connection rather than wiring. But after turning down the treble it's hardly noticeable (although it will probably drive me nuts).

Thanks again for all the help though, especially Clive/Stoney!

In Topic: Ford Focus Mk 1 Bluetooth Aux In?

05 October 2012 - 08:25 PM

Ah cool, looks like a plan :)

Just going to use skotchlok connectors to hook into the power and earth, rather than mess around with solder and heat shrink.

All going well I should be doing it next week sometime.

Thanks again for the help Clive.

In Topic: Ford Focus Mk 1 Bluetooth Aux In?

05 October 2012 - 07:57 PM

Sorry to be a pain, it looks like the cigarette lighter is 'live' all the time even when the car is off. I’m not sure whether the Belkin has an Auto Off feature or not and I don’t really want it to draw power whilst it’s not in use.

I've just watched a video where someone is doing exactly what I want to do, but they have a Blaupunkt stereo. He's hooked it up to the power wire on the stereo which is also controlled by the ignition switch (see below for vid).


I’ve just had a look in my trusty copy of the Haynes manual and I’m guessing that I should piggy back onto 443/3 which appears to be the switched live. Is this correct?

Also can I piggy back the black cable of the cigarette lighter to one of the two earths (445/11 or 445/12)?

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If that theory could be confirmed as a good one that would be awesome :)

Thanks for your help (again)


In Topic: Ford Focus Mk 1 Bluetooth Aux In?

03 October 2012 - 09:21 PM

Thanks Clive, I'll hook it up normally first to see what it's like and then if it's good I'll have a go at wiring it in.

I've got some shrink wrap around here somewhere...

I'll post some pics as soon as I've done it.

In Topic: Ford Focus Mk 1 Bluetooth Aux In?

03 October 2012 - 08:19 PM

Hi Stoney,

I'm not very electrically (if that's a word) minded, will I be ok to use both the new piggybacked outlet (hidden) as well as the existing one (in centre console). So for example, the aircast will always be plugged in, but from time to time I'll want to use the existing one for my sat nav and other bits and bobs.

I probably wouldn't drill a hole anywhere, just have it in a box somewhere behind the dash (if there's any room).

Cheers for the help,