Ford Audio Bluetooth / USB firmware update - November 2012 release - How to update

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  1. EdOne

    EdOne New Member

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    Hey Guys, I have the following problem. If I plug my iPhone 6 via USB it tells me "no tracks found". I'd like to play my music from Spotify.
    I have a Ford Focus Turnier from January 2012.
    Will that update fix the issue? Will I be able to use spotify with the USB port?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Alex Preece

    Alex Preece New Member

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    I find with Spotify on my Focus is that I have to open Spotify on my phone and get a song playing before I plug my phone in, and then when I plug my phone in afterwards it works.
     
  3. cosmindaniel

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    Hi, i have BT Nokia on my car and a sony player , some how player(firmware) isnt compatible with BT, because i see on the phone like Ford Audio but when i try to put the code or pin (1234 & 0000) doesnt work. On phone display appear like " the pin or password isnt corectly", some one sais me, to by a new generation (3rd) of sony. But how can i recognise a 3rd sony generation about firmware??? Somebody knows what firmware have 3rd generation of sony???
    My car is Cmax from 12.2008. And the BT module doesnt have a usually usb connection just for dealer upgrade.....and is installed from factory default.(voice in france).
    Firmware of actually sony is 4.05.00.
     
  4. cosmindaniel

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    Hi, and if i dont have usb connector, how can i update the BT module. Have a usb connector but is special to service or dealer upgrade......???
     
  5. romainsmax

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    Hi Guys, i've registered to the forum after making the update like explained. I have a 2010 ford smax which is listed amoing the cars supported by this software. I've successfully made the update, got the message saying that it was complete, no problem. But when i restart the audio system nothing has changed, i still can't broadcast my audio from iphone to the autoradtio by bluetooth. I check the CD/AUX menu and still can't see Bluetooth in the list. My autoradio looks exactly like the one on the picture in the beginning of this topic. It has bluetooth activated, my iphone is paired, calls are working but not btaudio...
     
  6. Ron McGregor

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    Hi
    Thanks for the info above. in Australia with a 2011 mondeo titanium diesel and their was a read error.. could not read names in phone book on sony original bluetooth radio. Followed above and had issues reading the 8GB capacity USB and just said initialising on the radio screen.. so tried a 4GB capacity USB.. and it started updating.. then I inadvertently started the engine. The screen read updating for 30 minutes... so I stopped the engine and the radio and removed the 4GB USB. Then started the process again and followed the directions more closely and after 20 minutes or so the screen changed from updating screen to successful update and the radio came on. I now have access to the phonebook... :) but still trying to operate the voice commands.. Maybe it is me aussie accent. :) Anyway, thanks for the tips and if you get a read error.. try another USB. cheers Aussiemondy
     
  7. Ewanek

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    I too just wanted to say thank you for this fix. I've searched a lot for a solution to what seems a common problem and have been extremely frustrated by the lack of clear answers. This has worked 100% for me and I can now hear the songs (as well as see the track listed) through my Mondeo Mk4 Sony DAB. Howard you're a hero!
     
  8. DanWicks

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    Howard
    My Mondeo has a build date of 13.03.2012 - getting error message "No reply from phone unit". I've tried this update - despite being outside of the stated window, but no updates are applied when I switch on the ignition.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks
     
  9. DanWicks

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    I've removed the unit - labelled as CS7T-14D212-AB. It looks like it is no longer made - can anyone recommend a replacement?
     
  10. DanWicks

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    A little more progress:
    Unit is labelled as CS7T-14D212-AB. Have checked all connections are OK
    Getting some form of response now:
    On pairing, the unit is issuing a pin, but nothing progresses when you enter it on the phone, it just times-out. Have tried on various phones.
     
  11. theraceboy

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    Hey I have a 2009 Fiesta Titanium and I can't get it to do this update at all! I follow the steps exactly as above, I get in the car, turn the stereo on, plug the USB in, it says no files, then I turn the ignition on, it says it's updating and then it says, "Update failed. Please restart update."

    I'm using USB 3.0, are we finding this an issue?

    Please help I've tried to do this update so many times!
     
  12. InsaneNutter

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    Is the USB memory stick FAT32 formatted? if not format it to FAT32, if it is then try using an older USB 2 memory stick (not that it should make a difference but you never know).
     
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    Yeah it's FAT32, I'll try a USB 2.0. Thank you!
     
  14. Jamiecakes91

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    So my 59 reg fiesta usb hasn't worked for about a year and with recent calls to garages quoting £50+ just to look at it before fixing the problem I was hoping for a miracle. It had previously worked but froze on the same song and wasn't playing anything and not recognising any other device plugged in. We'd tried unplugging the battery formatting the usb and putting songs on again but nothing worked. I was cautious to try this download in case things got worse as that's my luck. I am so happy I did as it worked a treat and it's now fixed! Cannot thank you enough, it has saved my sanity of listening to the same songs on the radio and a shed load of money!!
     
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  15. Bob Grateful

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    Fantastic. The bluetooth in my 2011 Focus has been maddeningly connecting and disconnecting from the bluetooth on my phone - just my phone too. Others seemed to work fine.

    I tried everything. System reset, changed name of phone, battery disconnect.

    In desperation I tried this - followed your instructions and the system updated... and voila... it all works.

    Rock solid connections.

    Thanks!
     
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