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Connecting an Mstation to Ford 6000RDS CD Player ?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by monarch3577, May 1, 2003.

  1. monarch3577

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    Hi,

    I want to connect an Mstation to a standard ford 6000 RDS CD player in my new focus.

    Are there any adaptors out there that I can buy that will allow me to still use RCA inputs (I thought I might be able to use a standard cd changer adaptor) or will I have to use the FM modulator that was supplied with the mstation (something I'd rather not do).

    Any help on this would be really appreciated.

    Andy
     
  2. dazlittle

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    I recently acquired a 2 channel RCA adapter that plugs directly in to the CD autochanger socket in the rear of my 6000cd unit.
    It cost £75 and was supplied by GT Auto Electrics in Stafford. It had to be custom made for me but it works a treat. I can connect MD/MP3 player or anything else with RCA line-out and the 6000 unit sees it as an autochanger (although it doesn't control the player).

    GT Auto Electrics are on Astonfields Ind Est, Stafford
    Tel No 01785 253883
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  3. monarch3577

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    Thanks for the advice.

    I managed to find one made by Soundlinx for £49.

    The part number is FOR01AUX and it's great, plugs directly into the cd changer port on the head unit and leaves me with standard RCA inputs.

    I got mine from stoke but on the soundlinx website there are dealers all over the country who can get it for you.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  4. drum63

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    Andy

    I was looking at the soundlinx adaptor on a website today.

    Could you please tell me how it mounts and if it needs a power feed ?

    I'm looking for a way of connecting my I-River MP3 player to the 6000CD in a Mondeo and this looks like it could be the best way to do it.
    I've tried using an FM-transmitter but the sound quality is pretty poor and suffers from static etc.

    Dazlittle,

    Can you tell me how you connect your portable players to the adaptor ?

    I was thinking that the adaptor would live somewhere behind the radio and I'd just need a flylead out through the glovebox etc.

    Would be grateful for your comments guys.

    Thanks

    Gary
     
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    Oh - just realised that the earlier posts were 2003 not 2004. :suicide:

    Oh well, I might be lucky that you're still reading the forums.
     
  6. dazlittle

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    Gary,

    the adaptor plugs directly into the Ford unit without the need for separate power supply. Your MP3 player will connect directly to the adaptor using a 2 channel RCA fly-lead. Simple. You can then play your MP3s through the cd autochanger function on your 6000CD unit, but it cannot control the MP3 player. I'm pretty sure that Andy's soundlinx unit is the same as mine. Sound quality is excellent too.

    Hope this helps,

    Darren.
     
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    Thanks Darren - Think I'll be ordering one tomorrow.

    cheers

    Gary
     

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