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2013 Panda iPhone and AUX input

Hi all, Newbie here. I've only had this Panda for two weeks but the main issue I had was not being able to plug my iPhone into the radio (standard CD player).

So I bought this:



And can now plug my iPhone in and it'll be recharged at the same time via the USB port



Just press the 'MEDIA' button to sellect 'External Source' You can skip and select tracks via the radio buttons but it does not display the detail on the radio screen. There is an additional phono socket for basic 'audio in'.

It is a genuine FIAT accessory:
Multimedia Adapter part number 50926305.
I bought it from PERTHPARTS on eBay for 85. (Other retailers list it for 110)

I'll post the step-by-step photos too but it's really very easy to fit, can be done in 10 minutes.


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Re: 2013 Panda iPhone and AUX input

Fitting the Media Adapter is very straight forward, getting the radio out is the hardest part, but you also need to swap over a couple of leads in one of the connectors to make it compatible with the 2012 model Panda.


As the new Panda Radio only has two holes for the release keys (instead of the usual 4) you'll need to bend the keys straight-ish.



The keys only need to be inserted about an inch to release the lugs but you don't have much purchase on anything to pull the radio out so it is a bit fiddly



After a bit of wiggling and no small amount of cursing the radio comes out of the slot



It will come out just far enough to rest on the gear stick



For those that are interested in these things, this is the label on the 2013 model Panda CD player



The adapter connector fits in the top right slot of this socket on the back of the radio



It comes out of the box with the VIOLET and GREEN wires in this position. These need to be swapped over to be compatible with the Panda radio. ON ONE END ONLY, do not swap them over on both ends of the wiring



With a pair of pliers just pull them out and swap them over. They are in VERY tightly. Do not yank them out but grip firmly and pull with steady force, they'll come out eventually. When you swap them over make sure they go back the correct way around, they must align with the pins on the back of the radio. Look at the other connectors to see which way round they go



It just clicks into place



I chose to test it before fitting it all back in place. It worked straight away. Just press the MEDIA button to see 'External Source'



The iPhone plugs into the USB socket using any compatible lead. It also charges the phone at the same time (not tested it with an iPad yet). Or you can plug it into the AUX socket with a standard phono lead.



Next job is to thread the wire down the back of the dashboard. There is plenty of room to get your hands in and fish it out from underneath the dashboard and route it to wherever you're going to place the adapter



the adapter comes with sticky velcro tabs so allowing you to place it anywhere convenient. The instruction manual details a method for placing is INSIDE the glovebox but I figured that would be inconvenient and the glovebox lid wouldn't fit very snuggly once closed



I chose to stick mine on the side of the centre console under the dash (see below) it is not as neat and hidden as I'd like but it makes it easier to plug things in and means I wont be trapping the USB cable in the glovebox lid.



The all important end result! You now have an EXTERNAL SOURCE for music on the move. Rock On!!



In the attachments below is a PDF of the fitting manual if you need it.


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Re: 2013 Panda iPhone and AUX input

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3905440902...84.m1438.l2649



Get one one these bad boys
Plug the ends into your box and you can stick your box up under the dash out of the way, then mount the socket in the dash or use the mount.
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That's a fab idea, thankyou! I'm going to try that
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I did it to my fiorino and put it on cover around the steering wheel cover
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Re: 2013 Panda iPhone and AUX input

Good work Simon.

I think I should put a warning here however.

Removing the pins is a really tricky task. I managed to break the pin for the green wire and couldn't get it out of the ISO housing. As a result I had to order a new ISO housing and a whole load of new pins.

Several days later when I received the new ISO housing and pins - I spent all night trying to remove the wires from the old ISO housing in to the new one. Again, some pins jammed in and as a result I had to rewire half the wires with new pins for the new housing.

This morning I went to fit it - and DISASTER.

I spent about an hour trying to find away of feeding the ISO cable from behind the dashboard to down below. How can anyone claim this easy?! Anyway, whilst doing this, the radio (that was resting on the gearknob) fell off - grazing the surrounding coloured plastic and snapped off the ariel lead connection. As well as this, whilst I was trying to feed the lead, some of the pins and disconnected from the wires in the ISO housing.

So after spending 90 on the USB device, 5 for a new USO housing and pins, several hours of trying to re-wire and install it in the car I have now got a non-functioning radio, damaged plastic work around the radio and cut fingers.

My advice to anyone doing this - just get a new head unit.

Or if you follow this route - make sure to do the following

Be really, REALLY careful when changing the two pins around. Spend an evening on it if you have to, applying as little pressure as possible over a very long time.

Do NOT rest the headunit on the gearknob. Take out all the cables and put it somewhere stable.
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Re: 2013 Panda iPhone and AUX input

@SimonWH does your Panda have Blue and Me or is this a none Blue and Me spec'ed Panda?

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HI, it is a non Blue head unit. (standard CD player version)
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Will it work if there is no media button and there is no way of getting aux up. Can the system be updated?
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Re: 2013 Panda iPhone and AUX input

Hi,
I'm looking at buying one of these for my own Panda (2012), but I'm trying to find out if it is compatable with the iPhone 5. I've asked the guy who is selling them on eBay but he doesn't know and the instruction manual for the Multimedia adaptor available online only mentions the iphones upto the 4s.
But has anyone tried the system with the 5?
By looking at the photos above it looks like SimonWH has used an iPhone 5, but can anyone confirm before I go and spend my money on one.
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Could you plug a USB Bluetooth dongle into this and then connect via Bluetooth instead of wired?
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Re: 2013 Panda iPhone and AUX input

So I've gone ahead and ordered this a bluetooth to 3.5mm adapter (I can't post the link to it yet).
I'm hoping it'll connect to the radio via the aux cable, I'll leave it in the glovebox, and connect via bluetooth. I'll report back on how it works.
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Re: 2013 Panda iPhone and AUX input

Thought I'd post up how I added bluetooth to my standard Panda Easy stereo for ~30.

I bought a aux cable from ebay and connected it to the rear of the stereo, I then routed this into the glovebox. You could stop at this step if you didn't have a bluetooth device. But I then connected it to a Bluetooth NFC receiver. This device connects via NFC or standard bluetooth pairing to your phone and allows you to play any sounds from your phone through your stereo.

The device was 15 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00D6JE96S. It has a battery and needs recharging but will supposedly run for 12hours and will work whilst being charged.

This was super simple and I'm glad I didn't fork out for blue&me.
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Re: 2013 Panda iPhone and AUX input

Hi everyone,

I'm a posting newbie although I've been lurking for some years as part of a 3 Panda family (wife's 60 plate Multijet; No. 3 daughters 56 plate Multijet and the latest edition, No. 2 daughters 14 plate 1.2 Lounge). Thanks for a very informative and helpful site.

After picking up her Lounge No. 2 daughter wanted the capability to play music from a USB stick so she purchased the Multimedia Adapter kit (for me to fit!). I have just completed the fitting, using the supplied instructions as well as the excellent photo guide supplied by SimonWH at the beginning of this thread and thought I'd pass on some tips to use in conjunction with the guides.

Removing the Head Unit. I removed the Head Unit using 2 modified removal tools as shown in the pictorial guide. However, I also found that the Head Unit is a very tight fit even when unlocked by the removal tools. I discovered that it was easier to remove the Head Unit by fitting the removal tools with the right angle pieces pointing upward (rather than pointing down as shown in Simon's photos), this seems to give a better purchase and the Head Unit came out much easier this way. I also placed some folded towels between the gear stick and console to rest the head Unit on.

Swapping the Violet and Green Wires. In Simon's guide he suggests pulling on the rear of the wires to remove the pins from the mini iso connector. As well as doing this you need to unlock the small spring fingers which lock each pin into place (you can see these in Simon's pictures on the top and bottom of the pins). I did this by pushing a doubled over wire office staple into the connector at the top and bottom of each pin and leaving them there whilst I pulled on the rear of the wire; the wire then pulled out relatively easily.

Removing the Glove-box. The glove box is held in place by T25 Torx headed screws and an Allen headed bolt. There are 3 Torx screws on the front top edge of the glove-box; 2 of them are easy to see but the 3rd one is cunningly hidden on the rear edge of the door latch mechanism. There are also 3 or 4 T25 torx screws just behind the lower front edge of the glove-box. The Allen headed bolt is on the rear face of the glove-box just to the right of the fuse panel cover; it's fairly obvious when you look inside. Once all of the screws and the bolt are undone the only thing holding the box in place is a spring clip on the left hand edge; a gentle tug will release this and the box will pull forward.

Locating the Adapter Box in the Glove-box. The instructions supplied with the kit are for a left hand drive Panda so I assumed that the glove-box in UK spec Pandas would be a straight mirror image and that I could just drill the hole for the wire loom on the opposite side to that shown. However the glove-box is actually a different shape. I actually found that the best place to drill the hole was on the lower right rear face (as you look at the glove-box from the front); this means that the loom runs straight into the adapter box and doesn't contort itself through 90 degrees. The adapter box itself can then be fitted on the inner right hand side using the sticky backed velcro pads supplied.

Routing the Wiring Loom. If you look into the space where the Head Unit sits you will see a gap. in the far left corner; feed the loom through this space and it will drop down into the space behind the glove-box.

Testing the Adapter Box. My final tip is to check that the adapter box is working before you refit the glove-box and head unit.

Finally I should say that adapter box works really well. I'm sorry that I haven't been able to post any pictures but I hope that my addition to the original guide will be of help to someone.
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Re: 2013 Panda iPhone and AUX input

Hi there . superb tutorial by the way. Simon could I ask a cupla questions.....
can I ask why the two wires had to be changed over?
is it possible to plug in a usb stick loaded only with mp3s and play/navigate through them using the main stereo controls? cheers
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