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  1. Hi, i currently have the original non bluetooth stereo in my fiesta. I am looking to change this to either a standard one with bluetooth or the upgraded sony one. How will i do this? What needs to be done? And what do i need? How hard is it? TIA PFA (my stereo now)
  2. I have a 2010 Focus with sat nav, Bluetooth etc. Radio, cd and USB work fine but when switching to maps or sat nav the stereo switches off and back on to radio. Same with phone, screen goes blank and stereo restarts. Have checked fuses, disconnected stereo and checked that there are no loose wires into connection block on the unit. Any ideas or a sign of faulty stereo? It's almost like when you switch to a function requiring more power it resets. Thanks
  3. InPhase IPX-FD1 Stereo

    Hi all, I recently got given an Inphase IPX-FD1 car stereo system but it was missing the power connector lead and wiring loom to connect to ISO/Ford Stereo wiring. Has anyone out there either got this stereo or got a CORRECT wiring diagram for the 20 pin connector that goes into the back of the stereo please? I have the plug itself but the wiring is obviously not right as the only ground pin that matches up correctly to a ground connector pin in the stereo (as tested by continuity from wire to stereo chassis) is the one on the far side on its own. The plug is laid out in 2 rows of 9 pins with a wider outer pin at either end. Like this: _____________________________________________ | 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. | | 1 --- ---11 | | 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. | _____________________________________________ For the sake or argument, I have labelled the pins accordingly Pin 11 is a ground Pin 6 is a ground Pin 18 is a ground The rest I have no idea but the plug I bought only has 1 ground wire that matches up with the relevant pin - pin 11. I would either like to find a photo of an original power connector or a wiring diagram that shows which wire fits where into the plug so I can get the stereo connected up (note, the stereo was given to me by an old friend who has his car scrapped and he didn't take the power wire out of the car).
  4. Hi, First time in this forum So here's the issue: Ever since updating to IOS11 on my iPhone, the bluetooth between the phone and my fiesta's stereo is absolutely horrendous! It pops and crackles like a vinyl record, its like having a ***** bowl of Rice Crispies in the back! Both with music and phonecalls. It's driving me up the wall, so I called Apple (who blame Ford,), called Ford (who blames Apple). It's the same for my friend who owns a similar year Fiesta and a new iPhone. So my advice is do not update your phone, or do not buy a '10 model fiesta.
  5. Hi all, First of all i have already posted this in Audio and Electronics but have had no responses yet, so sorry for the repost. I am thinking about swapping out the head unit to something with a bit more punch and clarity (if this is possible). With the stock audio system, the audio gets very distorted on higher volumes when using the aux (i don't listen to the radio). Also the built in aux port has alot of wear and can cut out depending on how i position the 3.5mm jack. My insurer (co-op young drivers) said swapping out the head unit doesn't count as a modification, only if i add an amp or change the speakers is it then considered a vehicle mod. So i want to swap out the existing Ford 6000 CD to something a bit better, which includes Bluetooth and a USB port for charging. Will changing the head unit to something more premium improve the audio clarity and volume? Any suggestions? I found that the 6000 cd outputs 20w per channel after some googling. Do you think it is worth my time upgrading the head unit? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, Thanks (My car: Ford Fiesta Zetec Climate 1.25 2008)
  6. Hi all, I am thinking about swapping out the head unit to something with a bit more punch and clarity (if this is possible). With the stock audio system, the audio gets very distorted on higher volumes when using the aux (i don't listen to the radio). Also the built in aux port has alot of wear and can cut out depending on how i position the 3.5mm jack. My insurer (co-op young drivers) said swapping out the head unit doesn't count as a modification, only if i add an amp or change the speakers is it then considered a vehicle mod. So i want to swap out the existing Ford 6000 CD to something a bit better, which includes Bluetooth and a USB port for charging. Will changing the head unit to something more premium improve the audio clarity and volume? Any suggestions? I found that the 6000 cd outputs 20w per channel after some googling. Do you think it is worth my time upgrading the head unit? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, Thanks (My car: Ford Fiesta Zetec Climate 1.25 2008)
  7. So I have a fiesta black edition 2015, and it has the big standard stereo fitted with the blue screen. I want to change it from that to the ford unit with the screen which is coloured and has a sat nav installed. Is this possible? Has any one else done this? I will add pictures of what I mean. i want the standard ford sat nav system just to specify again. Does anyone know if this will work?
  8. Hi, I have a 2009 MK7 Fiesta Titanium fitted with the stereo shown in the attached image, but it does not have any Bluetooth function and wondered if anyone could advise if there are any options for adding an in-dash Bluetooth handsfree stereo rather than fitting something like a dash-mounted Parrot system? I have found a second hand FORD RADIO CD PLAYER STEREO (AM5T-18C815-PE) WITH BLUETOOTH on eBay. Is this an easy plug an play option? Are there any double din aftermarket in-dash Bluetooth units that I can install? Thanks
  9. Hello everyone, I recently changed my basic two line monochrome blue display with full color sony display, i only changed the screen, it was plug and play. My car didn't have sync or bluethooth to begin with, only USB and radio/CD, after the screen change USB and radio/CD work as intented. My issue is that with the new screen, I lost the car information messages (for example when a door is open, i no longer get the message on the screen), i lost the MYKEY menu aswell. When i go into setting, i only have audio setting and time setting, not even the option to change the language, I have not replaced the silver box, also i have not replaced the facia, still have the 1-6 numberpad. Is there a way i can get the car information messages back on my new shiny display, i dont car for bluethooth/sync and can live without MYKEY feature but i definetly want the car information messages feature back. Anyone who have done this mod before please advice, thanks :)
  10. AUX in Fiesta 2010

    I just bought a used 2010 Fiesta, but it didn't have an AUX connection. It did have an AUX button in the center console, though, so I thought I could just hook this up to the back of the stereo unit: Unfortunately it didn't work, as the display doesn't go into AUX mode when I press the AUX button. There is some kind of connection, as when I'm navigating some of the sub menus, and press the AUX button, it returns to the main radio screen. But it doesn't switch to AUX. I also have no USB or Bluetooth in the car as far as I can see. This must be a very low specced version. Any ideas what to try next, or if there is a secret feature to enable AUX?
  11. 2012 Mk3 Focus Problems

    Hi Everyone, Got a couple of issues with the 2012 Ford Focus Titanium I have owned for 9 months now. Stereo has been working a dream, one of the reasons I opted for the higher spec model was so I could have the reliability of the Sony headunit. A couple of weeks ago I was removing a bluetooth device from the headunit and it went into meltdown. Now the bluetooth. USB, Aux and Voice Control have all stopped working. I disconnected the battery for half an hour in an attempt to reset it but still no luck. Anyone got any other suggestions? Ford say it could cost me hundreds for them to find the issue and resolve it which I don't really want to spend if I can help it. Second thing is I am looking at getting my windows tinted. Rear windows look a bit strange letting so much light in I think. While it is in, I was considering getting the chrome strips under the windows wrapped in black as well because they stand out too much for my liking. Can anyone tell me if there is a way of taking them off? If I can tell the company how to take them off rather than them have to try and figure it out themselves, the price will come down a fair bit. Yes, I'm from Lincolnshire so I'm tight - but I also have a few weeks off work so thought it was worth popping the queries up here and seeing what responses I got. Thanks in advance for any help! Jake
  12. Hi guys So I bought this used Sony stereo with DAB to replace the standard boring Ford stereo. But of course I have run into a couple problems. Which I hoped you guys might help me with. The car is an Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost from April 2014. The car is born without DAB and SYNC functionality. On the pictures I have attached you can see that the standard Ford unit has some sort of advanced USB input. The new Sony unit has a larger "multi-input" of some sort. I tried to connect the unit without the weird USB thing and of course the USB in the car didn't work anymore and the Ford Ecomode is also "grayed" out when browsing through the Sony units menu. How do I get back the USB functionality and Ford Ecomode in the menu? Do I need some kind of adapter to solve this? Second problem can be seen on the third picture. The new and bigger screen is pretty exposed and needs some kind of frame I guess. How do I solve this? Thanks in advance guys.
  13. Stereo upgrade?

    Hi guys, I'm new here! :) recently bought a 2014 fiesta! not a big fan of the stereo (pictured) can anyone advise on which aftermarket stereo is best and will work with the steering controls? I've already found a fitting kit (pictured) just wondering about the actual stereo itself! Cheers!
  14. Multimedia Units for Focus

    Has anyone had any fun with these units before? http://xtrons.co.uk/pb76fsfap-s-7-hd-digital-octa-core-64bit-32gb-2g-ram-android-6-multi-touch-screen-car-dvd-player-custom-fit-for-ford.html Kinda perfects and a lot cheaper just in Hong Kong. all android run. even reads your OBD ports on the go
  15. Hey guys. I got my first car today, a 2010 Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.4. It has bluetooth and everything seems to be working perfectly except the AUX port, although I haven't tried the USB yet either. <That's what it looks like in my car, but that pic isn't mine. When I plug my phone in there is a bit of a noise that makes me think that it is connected, like you can hear a little bit of electrical noise come through the speakers as it's plugged into the phone, but other than that I can't get it to play through the speakers at all. Bluetooth music works fine. Any idea what the issue might be? I read somewhere it might be a software update? Thanks.
  16. Hiding wires!

    Hi all, just looking for some advice, I'm fitting a new stereo next weekend, and I think I'm going to need to run some wires from the back of the unit to the A pillar (driver or passenger side), what's the easiest way to feed the wires behind the dash? I've got a 2011 Focus mk3, thanks in advance x
  17. Hi folks, My first post on the forum, so hello! I have a 2003 StreetKa Luxury with what I believe to be the stock CD changer fitted. I've not had the car long, but haven't been able to use the CD changer because it gives me an error as soon as I select the CD mode, then flicks back to the radio. I've tried inserting a CD, but it gives the same error, so I wonder if it's something like a CD stuck in the unit or whether it could be a fault which stops the CD mode from activating altogether. I'm totally clueless with stereo units, so any help would be much appreciated. Practical help would be a huge bonus; I live in Coventry and would be willing to pay someone to sort this out for me, so long as it's not a fortune. Failing that, would it be an economical option to change the unit for another one? Cheers.
  18. Good Morning all, I have just bought a new phone that runs on Android 7 Nougat. This phone refuses to play nice with my 2012 Focus Zetec stereo. My previous phone worked a charm but was running on Android 6 Marshmallow. Basically I click to pair with the stereo, the car states to enter the following PIN, but the phone just then fails to pair as it doesn't even bring up the PIN window. I suspect this may be to do with the stereo as newer devices don't advertise a PIN. To this end I think the radio could do with an update. Am I able to do this myself, if so how, and where would I get the files from. Also how do I check the current and updated versions? Any help greatly appreciated as I really do need this working. Ta all.
  19. Hello all, I've finally taken my triple stack radio out, using a converter kit. I had a JVC KW-R920BT, which sits flush against the rest of the dashboard. Annoyingly the radio kept making strange noises and so did the replacement. I went for a Pioneer FH-X730BT, which works perfectly, but doesn't sit flush and makes it look horrible... Does anyone know of a radio that will sit flush with the dash? It must have Bluetooth Cheers
  20. Hello all, First of all, hope your all having a lovely Xmas I've just installed my new radio using this kit http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361463142323?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT I bought a JVC KW-R920BT. Everything connected fine, with the included cables on both the kit and stereo, however I'm getting a very annoying static sound on every source and if the volume is turned down the speakers hiss It's only on the right speaker, but doesn't do it all the time. Mainly when a song changes. Heres a video to the noise I'm using the same speakers as my stock radio. I'm not 100% sure if the problem is due to phone interference, but if it was then I'm screwed. I will try tonight if it is my phone. Anyone got any ideas?
  21. Hi guys, I have recently bought my 2005 Focus Estate and I want to upgrade the head unit. It is a pre facelift dash as the Sony head unit I have is square, not oval shaped. I am looking at getting an Android styled head unit, but this has raised a couple of questions I was hoping someone could help me with. 1: If I take the square Sony head unit out and want to fit a like for like replacement is this a standard double din? 2: Does the pre facelift variation of the focus use a "canbus" 3: I have seen this stereo which I like the look of, its not main brand I know but im not to bothered about that - what concerns me is that it wont fit, I have been told the head unit is double din size 179(W) x 100(H) - will this fit on my dash or will it be to big / small ? - Will I need anything else or should it bolt straight in! I really hope someone can help with this, I have searched high and low and cannot seem to find a clear answer! Many thanks, Ell.
  22. Hi guys, I hope someone can help. I've got a 2011(61) fiesta Zetec which came from the factory with Bluetooth and Voice. I have since fitted the genuine Ford sat nav from a 2014 fiesta titanium. The screen looks great; radio works fine; sat nav is spot on. But, Voice no longer works; time doesn't display and Bluetooth will let people hear me but I cannot hear them. I have tried the system with 2 separate SYNC modules in place of the standard Bluetooth module but nothing helps. With a SYNC module plugged in I lose all radio reception (just get a segmented circle spinning). Occasionally it will say say 'SYNC CONNECTION ERROR' but mainly it won't let you access the SYNC menus at all. I took it to my local Fraud dealership in case it needed activating. They spent 90 minutes with it plugged in to then tell me they can't see the stereo set up at all on the VCM. They did promise to find out if the audio loom changed at anytime in production, although they doubted it had. They never got back to me. So, my questions are:- 1) did the audio loom change at anytime between my car being built in 2011 and the sat nav module date of 2014? 2) could this simply be a dodgy sat nav module? I bought the sat nav screen (which contains all the sat nav workings onboard), the fascia panel AND the silver radio/cd box that hides in the centre console from the same person so I know everything is matched between those components. (They were from his Fiesta that got rear-ended and written off) And yet, if I press PHONE it goes to radio and so does AUX. Is this a wiring difference or a fault? Any advice or guidance would be great. Please, no comments like "go back to the old stereo and use a Tom Tom". Yes, that would be an option but not one I want. I suffer with anxiety and have had portable sat navs die on me suddenly. That's why I have gone to the trouble and expense to try and fit the genuine Ford articles. I really hope someone help. If I could just get the Bluetooth and the clock working I'd be so happy. Cheers Andy
  23. I really want to improve the overall sound quality in my current Ford Fiesta 14 plate but not sure what's the best way to do it? Can I buy certain upgrade kits? Should I just buy new speakers and a sub or do I need to replace the stereo as well? Can't seem to find an awful lot online but maybe I'm looking for the wrong thing... any help is appreciated guys! 👊🏻
  24. New Stereo

    Hi all! New here... Just got my first EVER Ford. A nice Black Zetec 1.6 2009 Focus. Basically, I want to change the stereo to an aftermarket one. Currently got the Ford 6000cd unit. I do have the Aux input for this in the glovebox. Looking at something that has USB, Bluetooth and Aux in. This for example: https://www.dynamicsounds.co.uk/pioneer-deh-4800bt-cd-mp3-usb-car-stereo-bluetooth-android-ipod-iphone-direct-control.html I still want to use the stalk controls on the steering wheel so would need the correct lead - Not sure on this as never done it before. Also I'm assuming I'll need some sort of lead to join the factory wiring to the new stereo wiring? I have seen the faceplates available for single DIN with a pocket below. Could someone be a gent and help me out? I'd ideally like to know every purchase I need to make, before committing my hard earned cash. then I can make a decision on what to do.
  25. I've recently bought a 53 plate Fiesta what wiring harness / adaptor will I need to connect the ford connection to this connection in the picture if possible. These are the fiestas with the triple radio you need to remove whole dash to take radio out. I know where to find a double din fascia plate however the wiring has stumped me, any help appreciated