Last post on Apr 27, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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Ford Escape Hybrid, Audio, SUV
#9 of 18 Navigation system for 2005 Ford Escape
Sep 04, 2006 (5:22 pm)
I would like to know if it is possible to install a Navigation system in a 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid that originally was not sold with the factory navigation system. I found a ford escape Navigation system- identical to the ones currently offerred as options on Ford Escapes. I would like to know if I could remove the current radio and install this navigation unit. Thanks
#10 of 18 Re: Navigation system for 2005 Ford Escape [edhedh65]
Sep 05, 2006 (7:30 am)
Mechanically the system you describe should fit in the 05 FEH. However, unless your are trying to:
1) preserve the hybrid energy flow display bundled in the Nav system, or
2) you got the Nav system for free or really cheap,
I would recommend you consider some aftermarket Nav systems. The Ford system is several years behind the market in features and capability. Newer systems don't use multiple CDs (single DVD or HDD), displays are better, stored information is better, voice command enabled, etc., etc.
Make sure a satellite antenna or any other peripherals also come with the Nav unit and be prepared to do this install and any other hookups.
#11 of 18 Re: Navigation system for 2005 Ford Escape [mecheng1]
Sep 05, 2006 (8:28 am)
Would you recommend the Pioneer AVIC-Z1 as a navigation and DVD system and if so would it fit in a 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid. According to Pioneer it requires a 4" opening. Thanks for the advice.
#12 of 18 AM radio interference
Jun 13, 2006 (1:58 pm)
Is there any solution to AM radio interference when braking or using wipers? We have an '05 Escape Hybrid with nearly 30,000 miles on it and so far, this is the only problem we've had (knock on wood). Our dealer can't find a problem and we know the brakes recharge the battery, but we wish we could hear the couple of AM programs we like even when braking or in the rain!
#13 of 18 MP3 player hook-up
Jun 22, 2006 (4:54 am)
I have the 2006 FEH with a factory 6-disc AM/FM (non-audiophile) stereo. Anyone know if there is an input on the back of this stereo for an MP3 player input cord? I'm sick of using the FM transmitter to play my i-pod and want to hard wire it. I notice there is an AUX button on stereo controls.
BTW - got the vehicle about 3 months ago, and am getting around 30 mpg - I'm pretty happy with it.
#14 of 18 Re: Navigation system for 2005 Ford Escape [edhedh65]
Nov 01, 2006 (10:56 am)
I saw that you found a ford escape Navigation system and I was wondering where you were able to find something like that. If you could get back to me that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
#15 of 18 Looking for an XM package for '07 with factory Hybrid Nav system
Nov 30, 2006 (1:46 pm)
Does anyone know of any XM packages that can be installed on a '07 Escape Hybrid that has the factory Hybrid Nav stereo that will NOT require me to take out the 6 CD-changer? I found one by TERK but the sales rep wasn't sure it would work on the Hybrid and would replace the 6 CD Changer under the seat which I do not want to do.
Currently I'm stuck with a XM2Go using FM Mod and I hate the quality.
#16 of 18 No Ford radio will work with XM.
Dec 01, 2006 (9:01 am)
The Escape uses Visteon radios. There is suppose to be a Siruis Kit now available, but its probably pricy.
#17 of 18 Re: No Ford radio will work with XM. [mschmal]
Dec 01, 2006 (10:33 am)
Thanks, I found an X3 from P.I.E. that will at least work with my XM2Go by adding 3 AUX connections that patch thru the external CD Changer. It won't be as wire free as I wanted but it will be better quality.
#18 of 18 Navigation CD for Ford Escape Hybrid 2006
Apr 27, 2009 (1:13 pm)
I got a used Ford Escape Hybrid 06. Is the CD number: 6L1T-18C912-AA version 3V for my Escape 2006? Thank you in advance.