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Bluetooth issues on my 2014 Figo's audio system: Good upgrade options?

Ford service personnel suggested the stock music system seems to have become outdated.

BHPian Lanuk@07 recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

I need some advice /help Concerning my Ford Figo 2014 Titanium diesels Audio System.

Whenever we connect Bluetooth and take a call through the car's audio system, there is a continuous whistling kind of disturbance that the other person or caller gets to hear.

I got it checked locally in Delhi as the Ford service centre guys said that it needs to be sent to Chennai. The problem got solved for a week or so but was back in the same capacity/level.

Eventually, I arranged for someone to go to Chennai which the Ford service centre personnel had suggested. It seems it is the authorized supplier /vendor for Ford. Upon diagnosis, the folks there suggested that it is a very old system and due to the new Bluetooth versions in mobile phones, this problem arises.

Now after exhausting all the possible options, I feel I need to get a new music system fitted. Since this is the first time I will be getting a system installed other than the factory-installed variant, I don't know where to start.

Currently, I am in Bangalore with the vehicle and will stay here for a year or so.

I need the guidance of fellow members on the followings:

  1. Any recommended brands or companies which I can opt for?
  2. The recommended products are normally plug-and-play systems or various wires will be cut to fit in? I am sceptical about the consequences of wires being cut and joined with tapes and other stuff. Have read so many threads on the negative aspects of such modifications?
  3. Are Any reasonable shops or places in Bangalore where I can get this activity done??

It will be a great help if fellow members can guide me here! Thanks in advance.

Here's what BHPian swiftnfurious had to say on the matter:

Don't fret please - the solution is simple. You can choose either a single din or double din unit as you wish. If you need rear camera support, go for a double din; else a single din should be fine - cost also will vary based on it.

Lots of brands available to pick from - Pioneer / Alpine / JVC / Sony and the list goes on. All these will have a plug-and-play option, so nothing to worry about. In Bangalore, any good installers are fine - I used Sachin's Autoshop in Koramangala and hope they still are operational. Otherwise, JC Road also has lots of options.

You can also check with Ford service whether they can install it if you purchase the HU and give it to them. They shouldn't quite deny it.

Here's what BHPian PratikPatel had to say on the matter:

As @swiftnfurious noted yours is a very straightforward solution. You can thank your lucky stars that you are not stuck with the ‘Sync by Microsoft’ system. Then you would have no option but to junk the whole system and lose some functionality like auto wipers and auto fold of OVRM as I would have to in my Global Fiesta.

Since you now have the option of 2 Din, you can even opt for CarPlay and Android Auto.

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