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Usb Memory Stick And Playlists

13 August 2011 - 07:11 AM

Hi there, this is driving me mad!

Had a windows laptop and did m3u playlists on my usb stick and used that easily in the USB socket in my mk7.
However, changed to a MAC laptop, and for some reason the audio system in the car does not seem to recognise the playlists when updated or new ones from my MAC. (It plays the mp3 by themselves ok) I have tried m3u format and extended m3u format but no joy. I have also tried formatting the usb stick in both FAT (Windows) and MAC formats, but again no joy. Seems may only recognise it if done on a Windows machine???

Any ideas anyone?? Also if you are a MAC user, what software do you use to make the playlists on your USB drive. iTunes is very tricky and also looking for an easier way.
Thanks for any help. its driving me nuts

Air Conditioning Mk 7 Fiesta

31 July 2011 - 07:48 AM

Bought my Mk 7 when it was 6 months old. Just statrted using the air con, and compared to other air con I have experienced, it does not seem as cold as it should be?? All correct setting on the heather panel etc. Anyone else find this? Is it just a characteristic, or could or could there be something wrong?
My car has done bout 6k miles so uless previous owner had it on all the time which I doubt.....?

Thanks for any advice/views

Tyre Inflation Kit Or Spacesaver Wheel > Experiences??

15 June 2011 - 01:10 PM

After a bit of advice.
Bit gutted my car does not come with a spare wheel, but rather this daft can of foam. Has anyone had any good, bad or indifferent experiences with the foam?
I am mainly concerned with the replacement cost of this. I guess a Ford like for like one is not going to be much less than 50, so does this "Tyre weld" or similar you can buy in Halford or elsewhere, work as well/do the same job (10?). Can this be used as a replacement?
Can punctures be repaired post foam, or has the fact you have used the foam render the tyre irrepairable, if if it might have been repairable if the foam was not used?

Does anyone recommend to buy a space saver wheel, jack and brace (which I would rather have!. ANy idea of the cost? If so how does this work. Do I buy a 16" one as I have 16" alloys, or would a 14" one do, which some people say you can. Are these space savers vehicle specific, or as long as they have the right amount of holes would one fit another?

Any help/advice would be apprciated

Correct Tyre Pressure

15 June 2011 - 01:01 PM

I have a Zetec 1.6TDCi, with factory fitted optional extra 7 spoke 16" alloys, or to be more precise 195/45 r16 86v.
The standard inflation chart on the internet when I enter my reg no with the standard wheels (195/50/v15) says the pressure should be 30 psi all round. The plate thing on the inside of the ns door state 195/45 r16, 31psi all round, However it also states 1.6 Diesel, 33 psi all round. Would this plate be specific to my car with the option added or standard? I have also read that you should use the standrd pressure recommended for your vehilce, which would therefore be 30psi all round.

Anyone any idea what is the correct prssure???

Do Fiestas Cme With Jack??

12 June 2011 - 08:58 PM

Just got my 1.6 Zetec, with the foam stuff rather than a spare wheel. this may sound daft but there is no jack. Seems a bit strange not to have one with my car, but I suppose they think you would not need one? Is this correct? Did Foed ever think you might want to use a jack for no punture reasons???!
Anyway, is this right that there is not one??