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A couple questions about my Shaker 500

 
stangchik67
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Posted: 08/25/08 07:37 AM

I've got a couple of questions about the Shaker 500 stereo in my 07 Mustang convertible.. first off, my speed volume seems to be nonexistent.. second, I want to use the aux jack in my center console to hook up my iPod but the aux button does not display "line in".. only gives me sat 1, 2 and 3 options. Manual says both of these are supposed to work in my car.. any suggestions??

Thanks! Grin  

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MustangMan
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Posted: 08/26/08 07:30 AM

Hey 67...

I've played with a few of the shaker systems and never had a problem with the speed volume. Are you sure it's turned on? You have to go into the "menu" and turn it on and set the speed volume level...

Also, on the Aux In, do you have your mp3 player plugged in when you are hitting the "Aux" button? I'm wondering if it will only cycle throught the Sat channels until it senses something on the Aux In jack, then it will go Sat 1, 2, 3, Aux?

Let me know what you find. Good luck!
Mark  
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stangchik67
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Posted: 08/26/08 07:46 AM

Hey Mark, thanks for your reply. Yeah, I scrolled all the way thru menu and the speedvol option isn't there at all..

and with the aux jack, I followed the manual instructions to the letter, plugged in and everything, and nothing. Ugh.

I did a google search on this an saw somewhere that a similar thing had happened to someone and the answer to their problem was that a dealer has to calibrate the speedvol(?) I did buy the car used so maybe that is the case.. just thought I'd check here to see if anyone has had a similar situation..

Thanks again,
67  

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MustangMan
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Posted: 08/26/08 09:32 AM

OH, you said the magic word... Used...

Just for grins you might want to pull the head unit and check the rear wiring. If the car had an aftermarket unit in it the owner may have thrown the stock unit back in to trade the car and there could be something unplugged or wires cut...

Let me know if you need the steps on removal...

Mark  
Mark Houlahan
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Mustang Monthly Magazine

1965 FFR Roadster 427W/TKO-600 5-speed
1966 Mustang 289-4V/C4 Auto
1968 Mustang 4.6L Three-Valve/5R55S Auto
1990 Mustang 306/AOD
2002 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L V-6/5R55 Auto
2005 F-150 4x2 4.2L V-6/4R70W Auto

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stangchik67
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Posted: 08/26/08 10:11 AM

Did not think of that - thanks! Yeah it would be great to have the removal steps so I can check it out.. just weird how 2 things that are supposed to be there are not..

Thanks! Laugh  

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shipfitter_sjd
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Posted: 08/27/08 05:10 PM

I've got the Shaker 500 in my '06 Mustang. What exactly is the purpose of the "speed volume"?  
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MustangMan
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Posted: 08/27/08 05:50 PM

Steve, Is your owners manual still shrink wrapped? Laugh

The speed volume, first introduced by Blaupunkt in the mid-'80s (I think Porsche was the first application), actually raises and lowers the head unit's volume by detecting your vehicle's speed. So instead of having the audio up while on the highway becoming too loud when you come to a stop, the audio lowers as you slow down. The Ford system, as most any aftermarket system now, detects this via the speed sensor signal on the trans. The early Blaupunkt units I THINK had an actual microphone to detect interior volume...

StangChik, I'll pull up the R&R info at work tomorrow and post it here for you...

Night all...
Mark  
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Mustang Monthly Magazine

1965 FFR Roadster 427W/TKO-600 5-speed
1966 Mustang 289-4V/C4 Auto
1968 Mustang 4.6L Three-Valve/5R55S Auto
1990 Mustang 306/AOD
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MustangMan
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Posted: 08/28/08 06:02 AM

Well they certainly don't make it easy on the new cars, that's for sure!

Here's what you'll have to do to access the radio:

Remove console top: Two screws at the rear under the console lid, two friction clips at the front (pull up and back).

Remove console side panels: the two "wings on each side of the console where it meets the dash. They use friction clips and pull straight back.

Remove center trim: The trim around the radio has six screws holding it in (visible once the wings are out of the way). Remove these screws and then unplug all switches. The switch connectors are all keyed differently, so don't worry about plugging the wrong thing back in. The A/C connections are TOUGH, as they have a lever like disconnection method to them.

Remove head unit: The stereo has four screws holding it into the dash. Remove these four screws and the head unit can be pulled forward. There is, IIRC, three connections on the back of the unit. Ensure they are completely plugged in and secured and no wires pulled out or cut.

Lastly, the shop manual states the speed volume control gets its VSS signal from the speedometer, via a junction. Does your speedometer work? You have put the speed volume control to max to test it right?

The head unit does have self-diagnostics and you can "pull codes" from the radio if it is not getting the right signal. If you want that info it is too much to type here. I can email it to you if you would like to look into it further...

HTH...
Mark  
Mark Houlahan
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Mustang Monthly Magazine

1965 FFR Roadster 427W/TKO-600 5-speed
1966 Mustang 289-4V/C4 Auto
1968 Mustang 4.6L Three-Valve/5R55S Auto
1990 Mustang 306/AOD
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shipfitter_sjd
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Posted: 08/28/08 01:39 PM

Hi Mark,

You are a funny guy. No, my owner's manual is not still in shrink wrap, as I bought this Mustang used and very recently in fact.

When I was going through the stereo settings, I saw the speed volume option, and frankly I had never heard of it before....hence, the question!

Thank you for the detailed answer.....much appreciated!

Steve  
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stangchik67
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Posted: 09/11/08 05:00 PM

Hey Mark,

Thanks for the removal steps to see what might be wrong with my Shaker 500.. whew! Sorry, have not been on site in a few days!

Yeah, my speedometer works and it's a good thing too or I'd be in some serious trouble, LOL! Trying to figure out how to test it if the option isn't available on my menu though...

May have to look at removing that head unit someday.. ugh.. will let you know if I need the self-diagnostic info.

Thanks again!
'67  

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gahagan5
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Posted: 10/30/08 06:07 PM

I have a 06 with a shaker 500 and it says that it is MP3 available in which it even has it on the stereo face. Stupid question?  Where is the MP3 jack?  I can't find it.  

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MustangMan
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Posted: 10/31/08 06:56 AM

The Aux in jack is in the center console. This way you can plug your mp3 player in there and keep it hidden...

HTH...
Mark  
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1966 Mustang 289-4V/C4 Auto
1968 Mustang 4.6L Three-Valve/5R55S Auto
1990 Mustang 306/AOD
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gahagan5
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Posted: 10/31/08 07:51 AM

Mark,

I apologize for being a pest but the only thing in the console (under the arm rest)is a 12 volt plug in and a coin holder.  What am I missing?  

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gahagan5
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Posted: 10/31/08 08:00 AM

Mark,

I just found this on another site:

Shaker 500 and Shaker 1000 systems with an in-dash 6-CD changer that has the capability to play discs burned with MP3 files. This means that 6-CDs full of MP3 files could provide more than 1200 songs or about 40 hours of continuous music.

That makes no sense to me as an MP3 compatable.  

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MustangMan
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Posted: 11/03/08 07:04 AM

I too found out over the weekend that the aux in jack in the console didn't start until the '07 model. The "MP3" logo on the face just means it can play mp3 files on a CD, kind of like most DVD players now...

Sorry for the confusion...

You might be able to find an aftermarket solution from Scosche or the like that will allow you to play your mp3s on a low end FM channel (like 88.3). Or sell your car and buy an '07 or newer! LOL

Take care...

Mark  
Mark Houlahan
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Mustang Monthly Magazine

1965 FFR Roadster 427W/TKO-600 5-speed
1966 Mustang 289-4V/C4 Auto
1968 Mustang 4.6L Three-Valve/5R55S Auto
1990 Mustang 306/AOD
2002 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L V-6/5R55 Auto
2005 F-150 4x2 4.2L V-6/4R70W Auto

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