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#3270 of 3389 2000 Ford Taurus Radio/Dash
Jan 13, 2006 (10:19 pm)
I have a 2000 Ford Taurus SE with the tape player radio. There is no CD changer or CD player, but the CD and disc 1-6 buttons are still there most likely because it's the same sonsole as the SEL?
Anyway, I wanted to put in a CD player of some sort, and I was wondering on the center dash, under the radio, there are two slots. The first is open with what looks SORT of like a cigarette lighter to its right. Underneath that is the ashtray and cigarette lighter. The open slot has 3 holes in the rear and there's some removable rubber pad just sitting in there.
Could anyone tell me what the open slot is used for? I was thinking it may be the common size for head units.
#3271 of 3389 Re: 2000 Ford Taurus Radio/Dash [epilp]
Jan 16, 2006 (8:45 am)
The cubby hole is for storing stuff. It is where I keep my sunglasses in a case. Doubt if you could make a CD deck fit in there, and making it work with your radio would be a headache, I believe.
The factory radio is designed and wiring already exists to operate a trunk mounted CD player which, I believe holds 6 CD's. You might be able to locate a used OEM deck, and there is (or at least was a few years ago) an aftermarket unit available at Crutchfield. These are kind of pricey, but likely your best bet and it will work with your OEM radio.
You could also go the super inexpensive route and buy a tape adapter unit and just use it with a portable CD player. Crude, but it works and it is super cheap.
#3272 of 3389 Re: Sable LS --> Milan or Montego??? [dlang]
Jan 16, 2006 (8:51 am)
I guess it depends on what you want to do, either have to make continuous never ending lease payments and always drive a new car, or buy the Sable and drive it a long time. At 17K miles, it is hardly broken in and should serve you well for many years. Only your can decide what you want to spend your money on.
#3273 of 3389 Re: 2000 Ford Taurus Radio/Dash [badgerfan]
Jan 16, 2006 (1:47 pm)
Hm, I thought it might've been used for an electronic device due to the three holes behind it. I was considering three options, one of which was the head unit. THe other two involved a CD changer, and the last was buying a whole new console with a CD player instead of a tape player for a Taurus off eBay since it'd be the exact same panel.
I'm willing to go to a mechanic or Best Buy...Pep Boys, whatever for assistance, though.
Any other suggestions before somethin' goes down?
#3274 of 3389 Re: 2000 Ford Taurus Radio/Dash [epilp]
Jan 27, 2006 (8:52 am)
You can get an aftermarket CD changer that works with the car's CD changer controls. Try autotoys and crutchfield.
An iPod adapter would be better though and would give you access to much more music than 6 CDs in a changer.
This even gives you some control of the iPod using the car stereo buttons.
Feb 06, 2006 (10:57 am)
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#3276 of 3389 Re: A/C Issues with 2002 SES [kathy5]
Mar 07, 2006 (6:44 pm)
Your expansion valve (metering devise) in the air conditioning system is located in between the condenser coil and the evaporator coil (the cold coil). To service it, you must recover all of the R-134A refrigerant (Freon is a brand name of refrigerants).
#3277 of 3389 Re: A/C Issues with 2002 SES [fordguy300]
Mar 08, 2006 (1:13 pm)
I see you are new on Edmunds. If you click on kathy5 in her post you will see a profile that she has not posted or logged on here since July 19, 2005, so I doubt if she will ever read your response. It usually doesn't pay to respond to posts that old as either the issue has been solved, or the original poster lost interest long ago.
Welcome to the dwindling group of Taurus/Sable posters, however!
#3279 of 3389 performance mods
Mar 20, 2006 (7:22 pm)
Hello everybody. I have a 2000 Ford Taurus SES. I was thinking of adding a few things to it. Because I wanted to add a little bit horsepower to it. Does anybody any ideas going on doing that? I would really appreciate that. Thanx.