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#275 of 351 Re: As mentioned... [kcram]
Sep 08, 2006 (4:22 am)
Personally, I think it's rediculous that you can't take certain issues off line to communicate in more detail about, but I will respect you rules: so EVERYONE, HERE IS THE INFO THAT I SHARED WITH JDC
This is Aaron from the Sport Trac auto forum. For the best information on the Pioneer AVIC-Z1 go to the pioneer website and review all of the features.
This is a list of items that you need to order from Crutchfield for your Sport Trac installation: I realize that one of the items is listed as an F-150 and Chrysler part but they are needed for the Sport Trac as well.
Ford Wire Harness Item #120705521 $19.99
Ford F-150 Instalation Kit Item #120995807 $14.99
Chrysler ANtenna Adaptor Item #12040CR10 $12.99
This last item is needed for your steering wheel controls to work with the Pioneer AVIC-Z1 and it is ordered from a different vendor.
PAC SWI-PS $49.99 the link below should take you directly to it:
And finally, I have attached a picture of what the unit looks like installed in the 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac.
#276 of 351 Re: Job 2's are coming in... [blksn8k]
Sep 08, 2006 (7:08 pm)
I just picked up my 07 ST Limited last week and the best I can tell the vin # is in the 58000 series. Mine is a Canadian model. There is no Job 1 or job 2 designation. All it says is order code 240A-LMTD V8 4X4. What change did they make to the door panels? This vehicle is very nicely equipped and drives very smoothly. The mileage according to the engine's computer is around 17 mpg.(Canadian Gallons) in city driving. Havn't had a chance to take any long trips yet but the mileage should get better as the vehicle gets a few more miles on it. So far, so good.
#277 of 351 Sport Trac question
Sep 09, 2006 (8:15 pm)
Would like to order a new Sport Trac but would like to also have XM radio (have it my two gm cars) any way I could use the factory Ford radio to play XM with out hanging on another tuner on the dash?? Not sure but looks like the XM Direct option only works with the older radios any one have
#278 of 351 Re: Job 2's are coming in... [gladiator99]
Sep 11, 2006 (5:28 pm)
They added a cupped or dished out area in the armrest towards the back of the door on the front doors only. Should be easier to use when closing the doors than the low mounted handle that is a bit too far forward. Think more leverage. There were also some color changes on the US models. Mineral Gray is discontiued and Carbon (Alloy?) and Orange Frost have been added. They also added a plug-in on the stereos for an external MP3 player such as an Ipod. There is also now a chrome package optional on the Limited which adds chrome plated running boards, roof rails, mirror caps and wheels (bling-bling).
#279 of 351 Re: 2007 Navigation Install [jdc1203]
Sep 13, 2006 (2:19 pm)
Hey. I just installed the Explorer Nav unit in my Ford F-250 and Love it. Yes, the controls on the cruise control are not programmed. You can do it by going through some menus and you'll find it. It works great. Expecially lowers my volume on the radio to give me directions. Don't by an aftermarket. This unit is AWESOME.
Hope this helps. michael_wardwardbrothers.com
#280 of 351 As mentioned in the post box and Rules of the Road...
by kcram HOST
Sep 13, 2006 (6:59 pm)
...PLEASE do not include your email address in your messages. We can not control who will use it for malicious purposes.
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#281 of 351 Re: 2007 Navigation Install [mickellw]
Sep 14, 2006 (10:18 am)
Only buy an aftermarket radio if you are interested in getting more features than the factory unit offers for the same amount of money. For example, if you drive a big truck (maybe an F-250) and think it would be nice to have a rear view camera so you can guide yourself when hooking up a trailer, then you might consider an aftermarket radio. Also, if you have a phone that's Bluetooth enabled and you would like to answer your phone while your audio automaticly mutes, then you might consider and aftermarket. Perhaps you have kids and they would like to watch movies in the back seat without needing to "purchase" a 2nd DVD player, then you might consider after market. Lastly, what if you could tell your navigation system to only show "Bank Of America" (or what ever bank you use) locations because you don't care about all the other ones, then you might consider an aftermarket.
#282 of 351 Re: As mentioned... [ayarbo1]
Sep 17, 2006 (7:36 pm)
Thanks, ayarbo1. I have a new Edge on order and plan to install an AVIC-Z1, so your information is also quite helpful to me. Did you start with a regular or Audiophile system, and did you replace the stock amplifiers and/or speakers?
#283 of 351 Re: 2007 Navigation Install [mickellw]
Sep 18, 2006 (4:12 pm)
Hey Michael, Did you have to take it to the dealership to program the unit? Yesterday I took mine to the dealership but they didn't have any luck trying to program the unit to work with my speedsensor, illum, steering wheel and subwoofer. I didn't know if yours just worked the start our you have the fault screen that pops up after startup once you get past the navigation agree screen.
#284 of 351 Re: As mentioned... [fsmmcsi]
Sep 21, 2006 (4:28 am)
fsmmcsi, I started out with the Audiophiile system in my Sport Trac because I wanted the factory sub and did not plan to install an aftermarket sub. After installing the Z1 my factory Audiophile sounds amazing. The Pioneer Z1 pushes more power than the factory Audiophile head unit, and with the added sub woofer mode that the Z1 adds it boosts the factory system like you wouldn't beleive. So to answer your questions, Yes, I started with the factory Audiophile system, and No, I did not replace the stock amplifiers or speakers. If I were to do anything, I might consider replacing the factory subwoofer driver with an aftermarket sub but still using the factory enclosure.
The only additional thing that you will need is a resistor that goes in line with the amplifier turn on connection. This will eliminate an initial thump that you get from the subwoofer upon power up(turning the key on). The Ford factory amp only requires a 5 Volt amp turn on where the Z1 supplies a 12Volt amp turn on. Everything works fine, but the thump eventually gets annoying and you can resolve the problem with a $15 purchase. http://www.sminntech.com/ampinterface.html