Yesterday my USB stick in the car stopped playing. Of course believing in the power of the internet I Googled it and found the solution as follows (which worked perfectly!):
So, I had a nice, shiny new ’08 Edge withÂ theÂ Sync system. I bought aÂ USB thumb driveÂ on which to store all of my music so I don’t have to drag my ipod in and out ofÂ the car. I loaded up my music, plugged it in, and itworkedÂ like clockwork.
Then, a couple days later, it stopped.Â The voiceÂ commands stillÂ worked, indexing was working fine,Â theÂ radio even showed that it was playing my songs withÂ theÂ timer ticking away. But, there was no sound. After I tried everything I could think of (master reset on sync, re-formattingÂ theÂ usbÂ drive, testing it with my ipod- whichÂ workedÂ perfectly, testingÂ theÂ usbÂ driveÂ on my computer – which alsoÂ workedÂ perfectly, etc.) I gave up and called tech support. They told me that it was a known issue (phew), and I would have to take my car intoÂ theÂ dealership to have them pull a fuse and replace it. They wouldn’t tell me which fuse, or where to find it.
Well, not wanting to take an hour out of my day for a simple problem, I cracked openÂ theÂ instructionÂ manual. It lists fuse #3 (I think 15mA) for Sync. I opened upÂ theÂ fuse box, pulled that fuse, but it was fine. I popped it back in, and figured I’d give it a shot anyway. ItÂ WORKEDÂ PERFECTLY! It’s been a couple days now, and I haven’t had another problem.
1. RemoveÂ fuse boxÂ trim cover (insideÂ the car, just in front ofÂ theÂ driver side door, next toÂ theÂ parkingÂ brake), by slidingÂ theÂ unlockÂ lever toÂ theÂ right, and then pullingÂ theÂ cover off. (Grab it fromÂ thetop and pull toward you).
2. RemoveÂ theÂ fuse boxÂ cover (yeah, there’s another one). SqueezeÂ theÂ two latches on either side ofÂ theÂ box (hard) and pull off.
3. LocateÂ theÂ proper fuse onÂ theÂ LEFT-MOST COLUMN, THIRD FUSE FROMÂ THEÂ TOP.
4. UseÂ theÂ fuse-grabber-thingy (technical term), that can be found onÂ theÂ inside ofÂ theÂ fuse cover to removeÂ theÂ fuse.
5. PopÂ theÂ fuse back in (make sure it’s not blown, mine wasn’t).
6. Put backÂ theÂ fuse-grabber-thingy, close both ofÂ theÂ covers.
7. That’s it! Turn onÂ the car, and yourÂ USBÂ driveÂ should be working again.
I hope this helps at least oneÂ person, and saves a little time and frustration! Let me know if there are any questions.