Important Notes and some photos
1. This â€œ How toâ€ is for UK (RHD) Mondeoâ€™s and some things may be on the other side of the car for European spec Mondeoâ€™s.
2. SRM (and ACM)
It would appear that Speech Recognition Module (and Audio Command Module) are downloaded to the car as standard at the factory, therefore any sterio that was fitted as the car went along the production line should be OK.
Any stereoâ€™s that have been replaced under warranty, it will depend on whether the dealer downloaded SRM from the IDS.
Any Stereo (Ford/Sony) bought from a Ford dealer, I would expect them to load SRM foc as you have already paid an arm and a leg for it.
Any steeo bought NEW from another well known source, it is unlikely to have SRM loaded and you will need to budget for this to be downloaded from the IDS, my local dealers are quoting a 1 hour labour charge for this, thatâ€™s over Â£100. My 6000cd works perfectly, but my Sony 6cd + DAB wonâ€™t work with either module (7S7T or 8M5T), leading me to the conclusion that SRM is downloaded to the stereo, not the GEM or BT module.
It is unlikely that you will be able to use the later spec. BT/VC module (8M5T-19C112-AL) as the firmware in your stereo will be too old and itâ€™s very unlikely that Ford have released the firmware to dealers to upgrade stereoâ€™s â€“ and I doubt the technicianâ€™s ability to do it correctly anyway.
Firmware 05-04-02 does support USB.
4. Sony 1cd and 6cd (NON DAB)
The microphone is wired direct to the stereo, so you will need to cut the mirophone wires close the junction in the harness and connect using Radio Control connecters (ROBBE, Futaba or Sanwa) - remove from plastic plug and solder to wires - mic+ to C12 (white plug in quadlock) and mic- to C6 (audio ground). The harness end of the wires need to be extended and connected to C3 & C9 ensuring that C3 connects to pin 3 BT module, C9 to pin 4 BT module. YOU WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY GET A WHINE WHEN USING AUX.
5. Sony 1cd and 6cd DAB
This requires the later BT module (8M5T-19G488-xx).
The microphone is wired direct to the stereo, so you will need to cut the mirophone wires close the junction in the harness and connect using Radio Control connecters (ROBBE, Futaba or Sanwa) - remove from plastic plug and solder to wires - mic+ to C12 (white plug in quadlock) and mic- to C10. The harness end of the wires need to be extended and connected to C3 & C9 ensuring that C3 connects to pin 3 BT module, C9 to pin 4 BT module. Remove B1 (black plug in quadlock) and B7 from plug and insulate â€“ DO NOT CUT THE WIRES.
Next cut the AUX socket wire, half way between the plug and the insulation around the wires, extend the harness end and connect to BT pins :-
23 - audio ground, 6 - R line out, 5 - L line out.
Extend the plug end and connect to BT pins :-
19 â€“ audio ground, 38 - R line in, 39 â€“ L line in.
Post is the mounting point for the BT module, the clips hold the insert panel into the dash.
BT module location (the extra wires are from the rewiring of the AUX socket)
Photo of new harness.
connector and wire.
I had intended to do a "How To" covering the later Ford/Sony 6cd am/fm + DAB on a pre 08/2008 non BT/VC car with the intention of fitting this later stereo and having USB connectivity â€“ BT/VC would be a bonus not the reason for doing this upgrade â€“ and as such
YES, I can bond a phone, YES I can receive calls, YES I can hear the incoming calls through the car speakers, YES I can dial out, BUT I have no speech due to SRM needing to be downloaded from the IDS to my car â€“ my local dealers are quoting
1 hours labour (Â£100+) for a 15-20 minute job â€“ and I am not prepared to pay this for something I will very rarely use (donâ€™t own a mobile phone, wife does though).
So this will be as far as I go, unless I can find somebody with an IDS who has reasonable charges.