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#1 of 101 Ford Escape Audiophile Radio & MP3
Sep 26, 2006 (6:32 pm)
I just purchased a new Ford Escape with the 6 disc Audiophile stereo system which is suppose to allow an MP3 player to be used with it. Anyone know where theinput jack is located ?
Although the owners manual references the use of MP3 with the radio it does not tell you where to find the input jack?
#2 of 101 Ford Escape Audiophile Radio & MP3
Dec 23, 2006 (2:19 pm)
I've been looking on mine and have yet to find it. I have the exact same car, and stereo. If you find it could you let me know? I'm going to ask some friends with the same car. I was also wondering if you can add an amp and subwoofers to the factory unit? I would hate to replace the head unit with a new one. I like the fact that it takes 6 discs =)
#3 of 101 Re: Ford Escape Audiophile Radio & MP3 [chitown777]
Dec 23, 2006 (3:41 pm)
As far as I can tell this unit does not offer any input connection for external devices.
All of the manufactures, Ford especially used very creative wording and selling of an MP3 ready radio to aid in the selling of their cars.
I find it amazing that their top of the line (so they call it) radio in this era does not have a simple input connection for an IPOD. Very poor thinking on their part.
I've already replaced mine with an Alpine unit and next time around I will not consider purchasing a Ford vehicle.
#4 of 101 MP3 Radio
Dec 26, 2006 (9:57 am)
This means that you can save and MP3 file to a writeable CD-Rom in MP3 format and play it back on the radio.
This means you can get a lot more music onto each writeable CD.
#5 of 101 MP3 jacks
Dec 26, 2006 (9:58 am)
Almost all other 07 Ford have an mp3 input jack and the Escape gets it for 08.
#6 of 101 RCA plugs on the 6 cd shuttle?
Jan 04, 2007 (11:32 pm)
I want to add an amp and some speakers and just wondering if the 2006 limited has RCA cable's coming out of the factory stereo. If so, how many pre-outs?
#7 of 101 I never heard of a car radio with RCA outs.
Jan 07, 2007 (11:16 am)
the radio is easy to pull out if you want to take a look. There is a tool from crutchfield.com.
#8 of 101 Re: Ford Escape Audiophile Radio & MP3 [trackoholic]
Feb 12, 2007 (9:49 am)
I guess the only way to hook up the IPOD, or an MP3 player, is to buy a transmitter for $20-30
#9 of 101 Re: Ford Escape Audiophile Radio & MP3 [trackoholic]
Apr 11, 2007 (2:57 pm)
The input jack is on the bottom right of the centre console. It is hard to spot, but just look as far down the console as possible, on the right, just above the little area where there is a rubber? mat to put stuff on.
Hope you can find it. I just ordered my 08 Escape, can't wait. It was mandatory for it to have that feature, so I made sure it was there!
#10 of 101 Re: Ford Escape Audiophile Radio & MP3 [lokiworks]
Apr 12, 2007 (7:14 am)
I took a look and I don't see any indication of a hookup on the 07 Escape. Maybe they added on the 08
Ford is so far behind in the electronics field, well I shouldn't pick on them, it's a US auto maker thing. They are never on par with foreign makers in technology. All they do is copy years later. This is my last US car.
As usual the dealer said the Escape had it. Typical.