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Old 13th September 2008, 10:11   #1
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Question ford mondeo

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I have a ford Mondeo 4004 model. It has a wonderful OEM sound system by Visteon Germany. But it cannot play MP3 CD's. The shape of the mondeo oem is slighlty differnt is size, hence if ai try to change to a double din aftermarket deck from sony JVC etc, it does not fit.

I need help to attach a ipod player or atleast play mp3 any help o suugestions.

Also in Honda Accord 2006 model, it does not play MP3or ipod. Any suggestions to retrp fit a mp3 plaer or ipod.

thanks a bunch!
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It has a wonderful OEM sound system by Visteon Germany.
I need help to attach a ipod player or atleast play mp3 any help o suugestions.

Also in Honda Accord 2006 model, it does not play MP3or ipod. Any suggestions to retrp fit a mp3 plaer or ipod.

thanks a bunch!
Visaton is a reputed OEM manufacturer in Germany however they are more famous for their speakers espcially a 8" fullrange called the B200 (maybe the most VFM fullrange out there). Going by Visaton's reputation I suppose the sound will be smooth and full.

The 2 options you have are either using a FM modulator to connect an ipod or CD/MP3 changer or using a product like H/K Drive & Play. THis is true of the Honda Accord too.
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Navin, Visteon is Ford's automotive components unit, similar to GM/Delphi. Visaton is the specialist speaker manufacturer. The stock OE Visteon system in the Mondeo is a very competent unit, but not in the same class as Visaton drivers.

@agpcool, check the manual of the audio unit - there might be an Aux-in provided in the HU terminated at the HU connector pins, but not wired to a socket. If so, it should not be too big a problem to get it wired to a headphone socket, to which you can connect you PMP / iPod with an EP-to-EP cable.

If not, another way is to use an amplifier which has a direct Aux-in connection, like the Blaupunkt GTA480.

I was gifted a China-made Car MP3 player a couple of months back, which has 1GB flash for song storage, MP3 player, an EP socket to connect external PMPs and an FM unit to beam the output to the HU. The whole thing goes into a cigarette lighter socket, and has an IR remote too (the main unit has only 4 buttons). Though the playback from the built-in MP3 player is tolerable (better than FM radio), the playback from iPod through the EP socket is horrendous.
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Hi,

I switched from the stock HU to the JVC AVX800 on my mondy. It was a perfect fit, will post a pic soon.
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dear navin... thanks for your reply... but fm modulator has too much disturbance.... i will have to try H/K Drive & Play, but not sure if it will work on Mondeo and Accord OEM players.... i will check it though
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Hi,

I used to own a Mondeo and we had swapped the O.E. system for a Kenwood DDX 7039 DVD system.

This was a 2 Din system and flushed perfectly into the existing slot for the O.E. system.

Also, my installer was able to connect the Kenwood system to the O.E. remote on the steering stalk, so that I could retain all the functions like track change, volume control. etc....
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dear deralte

i am not sure if the OEM in both mondeo and accord have aux input.... i have a pinout for the mondeo, but it does not show an aux in the pinout. however on the headunit it has an option for selecting aux....... thank for your reply
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Dear R P M

i eagearly await the picture... thanks....
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Sorry for the delay.


Here are the pics..quality of the pics is bad but u can get an idea of how it looks. When the panel slides down the car has to be in neutral otherwise it touches the gear knob (if in 1st,3rd or 5th).


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Default Honda Accord / Ford Mondeo Ipod connectors

I have a 2006 Honda Accord. I will really appreciate if any one can tell me is theer any way to attach an ipod/mp3 player to the OEM system. Using FM trasmitter is not a good soluution and the music quality really become bad.

any suggestions.. thanks!
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Even i am gonna keep a close watch on this one as there is nt any soluttion from the after market chap s which appeal s me and no one will be intrested in chopping slicing wires and risk other utilities ! The fm transponder really give s poor quality sound and is not worth it !! Any audio guru could please throw some light to this issue !!
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hi to state the obvious. in most manuals the pin config is given in a cryptic like my blaupunkt. so only an installer typically understands it. very dumb i must say. you have to look for 3 pins. one for left one is right and one ground. generally its the last three. if you can post us a pic of the manual showing the pin config sheet we could help better.
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here the pin config for the mondeo oem stereo.....
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It is either the pin pair 8,9 (Phone Audio +, -; the shield of the cable should be connected to pin 5 but strangely it is marked NU here) or 11,12 (maybe not, since it is marked Remote; please check description in manual) in the remote connector #2.

The ACP + and - is for the steering wheel remote, and AVC is the input to automatically control volume based on speed.

This one does not have the CD changer interface (remote connector #1), where one can use pin pair 5, 11 (R) and 6, 12 (R) as AUX-IN.
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You can also get a fabricated casing for Double din players.The one which i got for my accord or like the 1 Dinu has got for his civic.
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