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Bluetooth Music Streaming On Factory Satnav (09 S-Max)

01 August 2013 - 11:15 AM

Hi all,


I've seen a lot of discussions, but none seem to hit the mark, so apologies if I'm asking a well known question. Please give me a link instead of a snark (actually, both is fine  ;) ) though if there is an answer out there!


I have a bluetoooth voice control satnav stereo unit on my recently purchased 09 s-max. It has a USB port in the glove box, and a cd multichanger under the driving seat (in case it's relavent).


I connected my Android phone, and the phone functions seem to work, but I can't find anyway to play music from the handset on the car stereo.


I thought maybe it was a s/w issue, so I updated the unit software using the usb pendrive, but same result.


If I read the manual correctly, it seems like it should be possible, but I can't find anything as helpful as instructions!


So, my conclusion is that either:

  • my phone isn't compatible (can anyone propose a compatible handset? I work in mobile so I have access to most that I could test with)
  • I misunderstood the feature set, and it's just not possible
  • the menu is so complicated, I just haven't stumbled on the right part yet.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.




Tuning The Feel Of Power Steering

30 July 2013 - 09:51 AM

Hi all,


Just joined, as I just bought an '09 S-max Titanium, 2.0L petrol.


One thing I noticed, is how "active" the power steering feels. I seem to remember this when I first bought a car with PS, so I'm not super concerned.


I previously had a Focus Zetec, and that had a setting for PS, between Sport, Normal and Comfort, IIRC.


I was looking around the menus, but couldn't find anything similair on the S-Max. Can anyone confirm if I should, or shouldn't have this, and where to find it?