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Vrod21 06-05-2011 02:10 PM

How to: USB2 add media (2012 focus)
 
We'll try this again.

If you would like to add Media to your USB2 port on the SYNC computer. Here is a how to.



First you will need one of these. A USB mini to USB adapter.


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Remove the small door on the panel on the passenger side foot-well bordering the center counsel. Remove the pin inside.

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Remove the panel then by pulling towards yourself then toward the passenger seat.

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Look behind the climate controls and you will see a black box about the size of a 90's walk-man. On the bottom them is a gray port. That is your USB2 port.

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Plug the USB mini adapter onto your cable then into the port. It is easier that way.

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Run the cable wherever you want. I ran it into the glove box. There is an opening on the left side of the cubby in the glove where the owners manual goes.

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I placed my ipod on the top of the glove box where I pulled the cable through. There is a perfect little shelf there for an Ipod. I put some double sided tape on the back and it is out of sight and safe.

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The voice command to access USB2 is "USB2."

I did this so I can use the USB port in the armrest to charge my phone.

Hope this helps guys!

diesel_travis 09-11-2011 04:52 PM

Wow, nice find!

scottjl 09-11-2011 07:54 PM

before i go ripping my dash apart.. any idea if this is the 2nd usb port for those with MFT?

Vrod21 09-11-2011 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottjl (Post 3817934)
before i go ripping my dash apart.. any idea if this is the 2nd usb port for those with MFT?

Unfortunately, I don't have MFT so I don't know.

If it is any consolation it was pretty easy to pull that kick panel off.

Someone with MFT should venture a look.

DaeGoesFast 09-12-2011 12:58 AM

This is a really cool find!! There are also enough USB toys and gadgets around to probably come up with something neat!

HHundyy 09-12-2011 02:02 PM

See, I have a Ti with MFT and I have two USB ports in my armrest, which I'm guessing one of THOSE would be USB2? I haven't tried to plus two devices in yet, so I'm curious to know if there are 3 USB ports for the MFT optioned Foci? I'm guessing not, but still wonder...

Yellow Blaze 72 09-21-2011 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaeGoesFast (Post 3818266)
This is a really cool find!! There are also enough USB toys and gadgets around to probably come up with something neat!

What a great place! Thanks for the link.

diesel_travis 09-22-2011 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vrod21 (Post 3695676)
First you will need one of these. A USB mini to USB adapter.

I can't tell, is that the 4 pin or 5 pin? I'm looking at these adapters and I'm not sure which one I need:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...=10314#1031401

Edit: looking again, it looks like this one:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

vegachicago 09-24-2011 06:27 PM

How can I remove that flat plastic pin. Mine will not budge - do you need a new one to replace it? Thanks everyone.

Vrod21 09-24-2011 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diesel_travis (Post 3832072)
I can't tell, is that the 4 pin or 5 pin? I'm looking at these adapters and I'm not sure which one I need:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...=10314#1031401

Edit: looking again, it looks like this one:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Yes, the second one is it.


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