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#48 of 103 Re: 2006 Escape [romanelli]
by vg33e power
Apr 27, 2009 (1:31 pm)
If you are still under warranty, get it replaced through Ford. if you are out of warranty, don't bother with it and buy yourself an aftermarket head unit. My 2004 Escape went through two stock units with same problems in addition to the volume raising to full blast when trying to turn it down. I replaced both stock headunits while under warranty, but after the third one started to act up, out came the stock unit and in went a Pioneer head unit with USB iPod interface....needless to say "loving it".
#49 of 103 HELP please! long commute and radio stopped working
Jul 12, 2009 (8:17 am)
Appreciate any help received. 2004 Escape with 6 cd changer, factory install - 2nd one but this one's been working for 5 years. Just the other day it stopped working but I can still load and eject cd's, when I press the menu button I get the time display and can set hours and minutes. So it seems to have power but no sound, neither cd's nor radio play. Just to be sure I changed the radio and audio fuses but nothing. I took the unit out and disconnected everything so it's free, and I'm at a standstill. Is there a way to test the unit ? I'm not too savvy with electronics but can follow instructions. Thing is, I don't want to buy another unit if its not the unit but some wiring problem - there are alot of wires going into the unit ! How do you track down a short -not likely I'll be able to do that and don't really want to pay to have it done, would rather replace the whole thing. If I bought another tuner/cd player, how in the world does one hook that up with all the wiring currently there ? So....many quesitons - first I guess if anyone can tell me how to find out if its the unit or some short somewhere, I'd appreciate it - and anything else provided. Thanks
#50 of 103 Re: HELP please! long commute and radio stopped working [jlevi]
by vg33e power
Jul 13, 2009 (7:05 am)
Bad Head Unit. If you had a short on the speakers it would most like be only one or two speakers that are not expelling sound. Since you get no sound out of any...it is very unlikely that you have a short, what you have my friend is a bad head unit.
#51 of 103 Re: HELP please! long commute and radio stopped working [vg33e power]
Jul 13, 2009 (2:36 pm)
Thank you for the response. A friend once said there's no such thing as bad head but clearly he was wrong ! So this sounds like replacing the radio would be the way to go - get a unit plug it in and I should be good to go ? Thanks again -
#52 of 103 Re: 2003 ford escape radio cd problems [steve_]
Aug 13, 2009 (7:21 pm)
my Escape is a 07 and I put in 2 cd's (4 were already in), then nothing would happen, wouldn't eject or play. Kept saying eject error. I tried the fuse thing, didn't work but maybe I didn't leave it out long enough. I then held the eject button and pounded on the dashboard. Next thing you know 3-6 were ejecting. I had to push the eject button and pound again and 1 and 2 popped out. I am so excited, figured I was going to have to take it in somewhere (and pay the library for their cd's, 1 and 2 were theirs).
#53 of 103 Re: 2003 ford escape radio cd problems [dlmerts]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 13, 2009 (8:03 pm)
Good to hear. I added that trick to the Guide.
Are you going to trust it with any more discs now?
#54 of 103 2003 escape
Aug 24, 2009 (12:22 pm)
l left my sunroof open when l was gone for a few hours . While l was gone we had a down pour of rain. When l returned my escape was covered in water and my radio and cd player won't work . It has been 4 days now . We have checked the fuses and they seem ok . Will l have to buy a new stereo system??
if anyone can help please let me know.
#55 of 103 6 CD changer shows CD error
Oct 26, 2009 (11:08 am)
My 2002 Escape will not work. When I try to eject I get a CD error. I tried pounding on the dash as recommended by others, but nothing happens. I want to take the radio/cd changer out of the dash but I don't know how to remove it. Please help! Thanks
#56 of 103 Re: 6 CD changer shows CD error [kasebast]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 26, 2009 (12:16 pm)
Try Crutchfield or InstallDr. They have generic (and maybe more specific) instructions on how to pull radios and decks out. Links are in the Stuck CD guide.
#57 of 103 Re: 6 CD changer shows CD error [kasebast]
by vg33e power
Oct 26, 2009 (2:39 pm)
If you are talking about a OEM stock head unit:
You will need a special tool to remove the radio, you can try to make one yourself or if your nice enough to you local radio shop they may pull it out for you or let you use their tool (every stereo place has to have at least three to four sets laying around). The radio has two holes on each side one above the other, the tool is a "U" shaped metal contraption that you insert into both holes at the same time until it "clicks", then you pull outward (left and right) while pulling out towards you and the radio should slide right out. Note: to put it back in just push it in until it "clicks"