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Old 05-17-2013, 12:37 AM   #1
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2013 Ford Focus 1.6 USB port

I am desperate to get an answer on the functionalities on the USB port for the Ford Focus 1.6.

I don't have an AUX port, which I am looking at having fitted after market.
I also don't have the SYNC functionality, this means I only have teh USB to rely on to connect and external media source (my Samsung galaxy or Ipod shuffle) for music.

I just can't seem to get it to work, I have pushed a few buttons on the radio to see if it picks up anything but nothing happens. Also when I plug my phone it I get tone as if I am plugging my phone in to charge but I get the tone every few seconds which is not normal.

If the USB is not mean to connect an external media source, what is the purpose of the USB port then?

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Old 05-17-2013, 12:56 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum

I moved your thread to the Car Audio section so more folks can see your problem.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:30 AM   #3
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Select the USB device as the audio source
by repeatedly pressing the AUX button
until the USB screen appears in the display.
After first connecting the USB device, the
first track within the first folder will start
to play automatically. Subsequently,
following audio source switching, the
position of playback on the USB device is
To browse the device contents, press the
up/down arrow key or the OK button once.
The display will show the track
information, together with other important
information described below:
• A vertical scroll bar on the right side of
the display shows the current position
of the folder view.
• ">" after an entry indicates a further
level down is readable (for example a
folder named after an album, with
individual album tracks within that
• "<" before the list indicates that a
further level up is readable.
• Icons to the left of track/folder text
indicate the type of file/folder. Refer
to the list for an explanation of these
To navigate the USB device contents, use
the up/down arrow keys to scroll through
lists, and the left/right keys to move up or
down within the folder hierarchy. Once your
desired track, playlist or folder is
highlighted, press the OK button to select
Note:If you wish to jump to the top level
of the USB device contents, press and hold
the left arrow key.

The system supports a range of external
devices, to fully integrate with your audio
unit via the USB and auxiliary input
sockets. Once connected, control of the
external device is possible via the audio
A list of typical compatible devices are
shown below:
• USB memory sticks
• USB portable hard drives
• Some MP3 players with USB
• iPod media players (refer to
-connectivity.com for latest
compatibility list).
The system is USB 2.0 full speed
compatible, USB 1.1 host compliant and
supports FAT 16/32 file systems.
Information on audio file
structures for external devices
Create only a single partition on the USB
We recommend that you put MP3 files in
a folder.
If playlists are created, they must contain
correct file paths referenced to the USB
device. It is recommended to create the
playlist after the audio files have been
transferred to the USB device.
Playlists must be created in .m3u format.
Audio files must be in .mp3 format.
Do not exceed the following limits:
• 1000 items per folder (files, folders and
• 5000 folders per USB device (including
• 8 subfolder levels.
To enable voice control for custom
playlists and folders, follow the procedure
• Create folders named with the
structure "Ford<*>" where <*> is a
number 1-10. For example "Ford3"
without an extension.
• Create playlists named with the
structure "Ford<*>.m3u" where <*>
is a number 1-10. For example
"Ford5.m3u" without any space
between "Ford" and the number.
Thereafter, custom folders and playlists
will be selectable with voice control.
To enable voice control for custom
playlists, create playlists named with the
structure "Ford<*>" where <*> is a
number 1-10. For example "Ford7" without
any space between "Ford" and the
Thereafter, playlists will be selectable with
voice control.
External devices may be connected using
the auxiliary input socket and the USB port.
You can find the socket in the centre
Select the auxiliary input via the CD/AUX
button and playback will be heard through
the vehicle speakers.
Connecting a Bluetooth audio
As various standards exist,
manufacturers are able to implement
a variety of profiles in their Bluetooth
devices. Because of this, an incompatibility
can occur between the Bluetooth device
and the system, which in some cases may
limit system functionality. To avoid this
situation, only recommended devices
should be used.
Please visit the website
for full details.
Bonding the device
To connect the device to the system follow
the same procedure as for Bluetooth hands
free phones. See Bluetooth setup (page
Operating the device
Note:The seek buttons and file information
will only work on certain phones and
Select Bluetooth audio as the active
1. Select AUX.
2. Press the up and down arrow buttons
to select the desired function.
3. Press the OK button.
Tracks can be accessed by skipping
forwards and backwards using the steering
wheel controls, or directly from the audio
unit controls.

Hope this helps you out
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:13 AM   #4
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You might not have a aux jack but you have a rca input right?

Buy this kind of cable

It works just like a aux jack.
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