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#158 of 200 Aux Input Cable for Thumb Drive - 2007 GT
Sep 06, 2010 (10:05 am)
Not really an electrical "problem", but a request for help. I've been looking for an Aux Audio Input Cable for a 2007 mustang gt. More specifically, I need a wire that will allow me to connect a thumb drive to my auxillary input in the center console. I have looked online for a few days without success. Anyone have a site for this wire? Thank you in advance.
#159 of 200 Re: Aux Input Cable for Thumb Drive - 2007 GT [juxto]
Sep 06, 2010 (5:05 pm)
Umm......what exactly do you think is going to read the thumb drive? You'd need a mp3 player to interface with an aux input or something to actually read the thumb drive like Sync. PIE makes the adapter but again you need a mp3 player.
#160 of 200 Re: Aux Input Cable for Thumb Drive - 2007 GT [akirby]
Sep 06, 2010 (5:50 pm)
Thank you. It's actually not for me, but for a neighbor. I use a thumb drive, but mine is in a new toyo that doesn't need anything additional. I didn't know how it worked with ford / 2007 technology.
#161 of 200 Re: 2005 Mustang GT Electrical Issues [loncray]
Sep 07, 2010 (2:27 pm)
I assume that when I took the car to the Ford Dealership that they looked at it and tested it. Prior to taking it to the dealership, I had a friend look at it and he informed me that the alternator was putting out enough volt's, if he was wrong then I firgued that the dealership would have caught it.
#162 of 200 Electrical Issues and Thumb Drives
Sep 08, 2010 (5:11 am)
First, I can't speak for the older Mustangs, but the '10 and '11's with the electronic package will read music files off a thumb drive without benefit of an MP3 player. They have a 10Gb hard drive in their guts that stores music. They even replaced the 6 CD changer with a single CD drive because folks don't need all those CD's anymore.
Second, assumptions about what dealerships did or didn't do are dangerous. I think Autozone stores will check batteries and alternators - you might want to take the car there. My armchair diagnosis is that you've got something in the car drawing electricity even when the car is off and it's killing your battery.
#163 of 200 Re: Electrical Issues and Thumb Drives [loncray]
Sep 08, 2010 (11:36 am)
Yes, they do have a 10gb hard drive but you can only load the hard drive from CDs one at a time. Even with Sync you can't load mp3s from the usb drive to the jukebox hard drive. Without sync there isn't even a usb port.
#164 of 200 Re: Electrical Issues and Thumb Drives [akirby]
Sep 13, 2010 (5:12 am)
Without Sync (and the Electronics Package), there's no hard drive. Guess you'd need to insert CD's one at a time, like the old days.
#165 of 200 Re: Electrical Issues and Thumb Drives [loncray]
Sep 13, 2010 (8:36 am)
No, the hard drive is part of the Navigation system. The Nav system has a 40 gb hard drive and they found they had 10 gb left over and made it available as a jukebox. Since there is no connection between the Nav system and Sync you can't use the Sync usb port to load mp3s from sync into the Nav jukebox.
That may all be different with the new MyTouch interface but mustang doesn't get that yet.
#166 of 200 Re: 2005 Mustang GT Electrical Issues [jtmccall1]
Sep 26, 2010 (7:03 pm)
I've gotten so tired of my battery going died and having the dealership telling me that I just need to drive my car more often. I love my Mustang but hate wondering if it is going to start if I don't drive it every day! Just seems wrong, and since my warranty has now expired, they the dealership said to not worry about it since it had been in the shop so much that it is documented! That really made me feel warm and fuzzy about the Ford dealership. Well I guess that's the end of owning Fords, it's my 5th one! So sad, they say to buy American cars but look what happens when you do!!!
#167 of 200 2000 ford mustang charge problems HELP
Oct 19, 2010 (6:19 am)
hello i own a 00 base mustang with the v6 5 speed 3.8 yada yada yada ok i can not get the alt to charge had it tested and it test good battery still runs down while driving cant even run car 20 minutes off a twenty minute jump charge mean hooking jump cables up letting boost car run for 20 minutes then starting and driving. ok so yesterday i bought alternator had it tested, test ok put it in ran boost car for 20 minutes to make sure i had full charge on battery before starting started right up battery light still on no charge, got to oriellys they said battery was no good well of course thats what there cpu is going to say i ran the car 5 miles straight off battery with out being charge, but just too humor them i bought a battery put it in car started right up same thing battery light on ran it for 10 minutes turned on ac voltmeter dropped instantly sputtered died had alt rechecked checked just fine, replaced whole wireing harness from alternator too distrubtion box ran car for 20 minutes again too jump fired up car same thing. im so baffled and peeved i dont know what to do all my connections are fine battery is fine alt is fine and fuse is fine.....please help!!