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In Topic: Clarity On The Smax Usb Connection

02 August 2013 - 11:40 AM

To those that have read this post with similar questions I urge you to spend the £10 at www.smaxownersclub.com all the info is there in a very user friendly format.


Thanks to those that gave advise. I should have spent the £10 sooner!

In Topic: Clarity On The Smax Usb Connection

01 August 2013 - 11:24 PM

Thanks for the recommendation. I had been toying with the £10 full registration (already have the free membership) but it sounds like it is worth paying for the full access. Just a shame you can see snippets or thread titles of what you are subscribing to until you pay your money.

In Topic: Clarity On The Smax Usb Connection

01 August 2013 - 08:40 AM

So things are sounding fairly straight forward so far. I tried scoping out the removal of the glove box yesterday and couldn't work out where to start. There appear to be some torqx screws to one side and at the top but other panels and the door to the glove box seem to be in the way.


I have searched this and other forums for a walk through of how to remove the glovebox and it is either too easy to show or I am not looking in the right place. Plenty of other model fords but not the Smax. Can someone please point me in the right direction.



In Topic: Clarity On The Smax Usb Connection

31 July 2013 - 12:18 PM

Thanks again for the reply. I had anticipated having to make a modification to the IDS system to let the connet+ system know that there were now new ways to connect, I assume that this is simply sorted by the radio.


The only other remaining question then is what lead I need from the BT module to get the USB socket.

In Topic: Clarity On The Smax Usb Connection

31 July 2013 - 11:34 AM

I've managed to track down a 8M5T-19C112-AM unit. Whilst that arrives I am trying to sort out the other bits that I will need.


Am I right in thinking that I will need a lead to go from the new unit to form the USB socket. I don't think I am that worried about fitting the correct mounting/ facia piece in the glovebox (unless this is easier), just the cable with the female USB on the end.


Can I use a standard iPod cable and 3.5mm to 3.5mm lead or do I need the Y cable available from several places.


Finally, updating the unit with a computer. I assume I will need some specific software. I haven't found any guides that explain this part of the process, just lots of people asking where they can go to get the IDS done. I have a laptop and can source what I guess needs to be male USB to male USB cable. 


Thanks again to anyone that can help.