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brins0

Member Since 12 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Sep 20 2008 03:28 AM
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In Topic: Ipod Connection

12 August 2008 - 09:12 PM

Brins>> thats what I was thinking, have a look at my post.


I know for a fact that there is a standard stereo jack plug for the input, (we had a fiesta on our recent trip to Spain, and we used it frequently), but I was curious as to whether there was some kind of adapter that allowed you to use USB that may go into an un-used port on the back of the unit. I have seen some iPod ones around, but they won't work with non-apple devices I don't think. They fit into the ISO connector on the back of the unit, commonly used for CD Changers.

The iPod kit on my mum's BMW mini connects in a similar way, and appears as a CD changer when there is an device connected to it. This allows you to control the track which is played, on the head unit, which is far more convenient. You also get the track titles appearing on the screen as well then.

In Topic: Ipod Connection

12 August 2008 - 02:17 AM

I'm getting my Fiesta Zetec Blue this thursday, and I'm interested to know if the Sony stereo system that comes with it, has a port on the back which you could put a USB lead or similar into, as burning MP3s onto CDs all the time will become tiresome after a while, not to mention costly.

I don't really want to have to replace the entire head unit, as I quite like the one I played with in the show room, and from what i've been told, it's the stereo system that controls the voice command. All I want is the ability to plug a bog-standard USB pen drive into the stereo in mass storage mode (none of this apple/zune based stuff), I'd be delighted if I can with the addition of a simple cable...

If I can't then so be it... I'll have to replace the full unit, but I was planning to build myself a carputer for it anyway...