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Hi all, i purchased a 55 plate C max a little while back. Very happy with it except Im a little confused about something and am hoping that someone here can help me. It's with regard to the Sony radio that's fitted in the car. It a single CD player, but curiously has the AUX button but no AUX in anywhere to be found. Is there a mysterious cable that only a select few can access or am I making a mountain out of a mole hill? Any help on getting me up to MP3 player status would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi and welcome!

I think that the connection is at the back of the stereo but a lead can be bought so that you can plug in your mp3 player in the glovebox.
Have a search of the forum as this will provide a few answers
 

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Hello I have a 57 plate 2ltr Zetac , on mine the aux in is on the central console by the cigar lighter/handbrake you need a double ended jack lead .
 

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I have the Sony 6 disc auto changer and there is an MP3/ iPod connection just inside the glove box (Top Right - when its open).

I plug the iPod in there.... press the Aux button and hey presto iPod music through the car.

I imaginethat if you have the socket in the glove box, it will be connected to the back of your stereo.

Like Charlie says you will need a double ended lead, one end plugs into the Aux socket and the other end into the headphone socket on the MP3/ iPod.

It should be as simple as that.
 

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thanks for the replies people. I have searched hi and low for this elusive AUX socket. Maybe i just need to replace the head unit itself. If this is the case, does anyone have any suggestions where to get one other than the dreaded halfords?:) Would be a shame though because that Sony one is rather nice.

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I'll get the camera out and take a photo of where it is on mine.

Bare with me....
I'll try and get it done for you tomorrow.
 

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there are various other threads on this matter
try putting IPOD connection in the search topis

They deal with connection to AUX sockets at the back and how to get IPOD if you have the CD/DJ button instead
 

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I have just bought a double ended lead from Ford for under £6 , which is cheaper than Argos . Not having much success with the MP3 at the moment .
 

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I have just got a cd 6000 with AUX from our VERY GOOD friend mjShort.I had to do to the dreaded fraud dealer to get the correct leads,Turns out there are 2.When you pull the unit out there is a connector block about 1inch sq.There should be 2 plugs in there,1 black & 1 white.If the white one goes off to the left & down,then you have the wiring & connection for ipod/mp3.If not you need to get part No 106067 @£14.88.If you have this lead fitted,then you will either need the double ended lead part No 103046 @£5.17 or a different lead which I don`t have the number for but it has a very small jack plug,a usb plug & an ipod plug.
If you have to fit the 1st lead,take out the white plug & fold it back against the harness.From the glove box,feed the white plug up & past the light bulb on the top right,& as you do so with the radio out you can look left & see the wire come through.Feed it round the back of the radio carrige and pull it up along side the harness.Plug it into the back of the radio.mj & I did this this morning& took us about 45 mins,mainly cos it`s very fiddley,but it is worth it.
I hope all of this is useful to anyone who is stumped by good old fraud logic.
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Any probs & you can pm me and I`ll get back to you and if you want even talk you through fitting.
Best of luck
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I have now got my MP3 up & running & its great , I have a car charger on order ,which will save having to keep bringing it in to charge . The only niggle is the low volume on the player , I need to have the radio volume quite high , & if I switch over to radio or CD without turning it down it blasts my head off .
 

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Hi guys,

This is where my iPod connects. Its into a plug socket in the glove box.



And it then runs through my Sony Stereo.

 

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I had to add the connection with lots of help from mjShort.We put it through the gap by the glove box light bulb.It works a treat.Now I`ve seen where it`s supposed to go I might put it in the correct place.
 

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Hi

I have just purchased a Sony 6cd for Ebay - I have noticed from your reply to the above thread that your model has Bluetooth, is it standard on those 6Cd units. Mine hasn't arrived yet so I can't tell. But it mine also has Bluetooth that would be a nice bonus!

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Lucky,
I'm pretty sure it is addition to the stereo, I don't actually know though because mine was fitted as a factory option before I even got the car.

(it used to be a Ford management car, was only six months old and only had 4,450 miles on the clock).

Mine is voice activated as well so yours could have the bluetooth built in, but not the separate voice controls. Hopefully I'm wrong though.
 

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Thanks R7BKR,

Hopefully it shall arrive soon and I will play - been a brought the Aux apadtor and leads today from a very helpful Ford Dealer!.

Thanks Lucky
 

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Have you contacted www.fordpartsuk.com as they deal in Genuine Ford parts at discounted prices (usually between 20-25% less)

Just give them a call as I know they'll be able to help.

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Hi Again . I have now got my MP3 player working well , I have also bought a cigar-lighter charger & with the double ended lead I sometimes play my old tapes with my old Walkman .
 
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