Last post on Jun 01, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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#97 of 103 2010 Ford Escape radio reception
May 23, 2012 (1:21 pm)
has anyone tried to improve reception of FM / AM by installing a booster..we live 45 miles north of Spokane and reception is patchy of the main Spokane stations
#98 of 103 Re: 2008 escape radio problem [njmazdaguy]
May 24, 2012 (9:31 pm)
This problem is still there and I have talked to Ford and a couple of stereo installation shops and they don't know what is causing this issue. anyone else have any ideas?
#99 of 103 Re: no display on the radio/cd [jaydee10]
Jun 03, 2012 (8:01 pm)
I have a 2006 Limited with the same problem. If I tap the display sharply, in comes on for for a while then shuts down again.
I just finished pulling the radio and taking taking the front off. Once the lens is off, you can see the digital display unit. It would appear that there is a loose connection in the top right corner of the display. There is a silvery mark on the inside of the glass similar to what you see on a blown fuse.
I found your complaint while googling the code number on the P.C. board, with no luck.
May somebody knows if a new board is available, otherwise I guess we'll both be on e-bay looking for new radios.
#100 of 103 2002 Ford Escape CD player
Oct 05, 2012 (5:31 pm)
The 6 CD exchanger did not work when I bought the truck. I've tried fixing it, but it doesn't work. How do I find a single CD player that will work with the radio?
#101 of 103 Re: ford escape radio problems [spudwalker]
Mar 25, 2013 (10:34 am)
I know this is a year old issue. But I just saw this. There is probably a moisture settlement on the SJB and you MAY have to replace the sJB. After replacing the SJB you will have to to a GEM self test which requires a code scanner. You should then fix and reset the problems suggested by the code. This should help.
Jun 01, 2013 (5:59 pm)
I just bought a used '06 Escape XLT (3.0L Auto 4WD). It's a one-owner with 43K miles and I'm completely mystified by the stock audio system.
I have literally studied the sections of the owner manual related to the sound system. The features I have been able to activate/deactivate do not in any way, shape or form, match up with any listed systems.
- Has in-dash 6-disc changer but will not play (Or even recognize discs with) .mp3 files
- Has "Text Scroll" button but cannot activate RDS
- Manual states to "...press and hold 'Menu' button until appears then..." but nothing ever appears
Every web site I've visited that lists standard features lists RDS and ,mp3 compatibility yet no dice on this car.
In my 20s-30s I used to design, sell, install and tune competition car audio systems (not the rattling-trunk-lid-louder-than-radio crap we all despise, especially at 3 am) and, as I said, I'm mystified. The only thing I haven't done is to disconnect the battery overnight or pull the radio to see if the unit will reset if left with no power.
The thing really does not sound too bad but I'd like to be able to burn .mp3 discs to save some cash IYKWIM.
Thanks for your considered assistance!!