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Hi all,

I own an 06 reg Ford Mondeo Ghia X Estate with what I believe are called Recaro leather seats, identical to those in the attached picture (not red though). The car is fantastic, except for one niggle... I asked the dealer about ISOFIX points and was informed that it did have them, but I confess I never checked. (Ok, I'm also annoyed I only glanced in the manual and didn't spot that the 6-disk CD player doesn't do MP3s like the single-disk version, but we'll ignore that for now
) I'm aware that belted seats can be equally safe, but we already have an ISOFIX child seat in the Yaris and want to be able to move it between cars.

Having browsed the internet, I've read that the ISOFIX points may be inside the seat but, despite having looked at the image of the bare frame which was kindly posted in a thread here, I can't feel them and am not sure if this is the same seat? I phoned my local Ford dealer and the gentleman thought that it should have them, but he didn't sound sure and claimed to have no experience with them on a Mondeo. I would be very grateful if somebody with the same seats in a Mk3 can confirm whether there are indeed ISOFIX points inside please?

Many thanks in advance.
 

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As far as I'm aware the rear seats should be the same, but just trimmed in the same leather as the Recaro seats so if the rear seats have ISOFIX points in other Mondeo's I'd have thought these would be the same. If you do infact have Recaro front seats then you should have Recaro in the seat pattern in the top half section of the back rests. Don't know if the front seats have ISOFIX points though. Not sure what you mean about the stereo playing MP3's but if you mean can you play an ipod/mp3 player through it, have a look in the right hand side of the glove box right at the back, you may well have the socket there to plug into and then just select AUX on the headunit.
 

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All i can say regarding the LINK to the photo of the stripped down seat,the guy who posted it DJAZS,knows what
he is on about(well respected on here).

But just remeber that the rear seats are all the same thru the model range,except they have different profiles for
the Hatch,Saloon,Estate.

If you don't want to cut your seats,have a wander around a breakers yard,take your knife
 

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Thanks for the replies,

Today I took the car to a trim specialist, who has done this work on a different make of car but has not exposed the ISOFIX points on a Mondeo before. He had a good check and really couldn't find anything that we thought was the hoops in the picture, so we decided against cutting it until we're more certain.

I also phoned the Ford customer helpline, and the lady informed me that ISOFIX should be specified at manufacture on a Mk3, but they weren't specified on my car; but she was not sure if this meant that the points were not installed, or just not exposed through the leather and advised I took the car to my local Ford dealers to have a look. I then took the car to the local Ford dealers, who lifted the rear seat and stated that this car definately does not have ISOFIX points. I mentioned that I'd read on the internet that they should be inside the back of the seat, and he informed me that they would be mounted to the floor under the seat if I had them, not to the seat frame.

Suffice to say I'm just getting more and more confused. Has anybody else actually seen ISOFIX points on a Mondeo, or can somebody who did specify ISOFIX at manufacture confirm if they are attached to the floor of the car or the seat frame please?

Also, I think I do have the 3.5mm jack in the glove box for an Aux connection... not got a cable to try it out with at the moment, but thanks!
 

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Hi all,

I own an 06 reg Ford Mondeo Ghia X Estate with what I believe are called Recaro leather seats, identical to those in the attached picture (not red though). The car is fantastic, except for one niggle... I asked the dealer about ISOFIX points and was informed that it did have them, but I confess I never checked. (Ok, I'm also annoyed I only glanced in the manual and didn't spot that the 6-disk CD player doesn't do MP3s like the single-disk version, but we'll ignore that for now
) I'm aware that belted seats can be equally safe, but we already have an ISOFIX child seat in the Yaris and want to be able to move it between cars.

Having browsed the internet, I've read that the ISOFIX points may be inside the seat but, despite having looked at the image of the bare frame which was kindly posted in a thread here, I can't feel them and am not sure if this is the same seat? I phoned my local Ford dealer and the gentleman thought that it should have them, but he didn't sound sure and claimed to have no experience with them on a Mondeo. I would be very grateful if somebody with the same seats in a Mk3 can confirm whether there are indeed ISOFIX points inside please?

Many thanks in advance.
From what i believe the ISOFIX points only came in higher trim levels (As standard) and as Additional Extras on lower trim levels.
Details of what came as standard for your Trim level and what was optional extras can be found on the link below

Ghia X Estate Trim Levels
 

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@Laughlyn please mindful of dates before posting. This thread is way over 10 years old !!!!
Way to necro-post....
 

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My 2004 Base model LX Estate had them so not trim related.
 

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@Laughlyn please mindful of dates before posting. This thread is way over 10 years old !!!!
Way to necro-post....
Yeah, but still this was an unresolved thread, so Laughlyn's contribution is useful!
 

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My 2004 Base model LX Estate had them so not trim related.
They were optional Extras on the Standard Mondeo's, i misread the topic and thought it was about the ST-220 as thats what i'd been searching.

If you look at the Parkers Links they detail all the Trim levels of the vehicles what comes as standard for the trim level and what comes as additional so while your LX has ISOFIX at base model, doesn't mean the base model LX estate parked next to you will have them if they weren't added
 
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