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#23 of 61 2004 Ford Expedition IPOD Connector
Apr 10, 2007 (12:33 pm)
I have a 2004 Ford Expedition with no NAV or entertainment system. It has a 6 CD built in player with a Sat button, but no Sat radio.I would like to install a direct connect IPOD connector however don't know what the best ones are or the most important question. How do I remove the radio to connect it to the IPOD connector? Comments, experiences or recommendations please?
#24 of 61 Re: 2004 Ford Expedition IPOD Connector [gheimur]
Jun 08, 2007 (4:46 am)
If you have a button on your 2004 radio that says CD/Aux you can buy a great aux input adapter (http://www.logjamelectronics.com/piefrd03aux100.html) from Logjam Electrontics that will give you much better sound than something like a FM modulator.
For 2003 or earlier models, we are subject to FM modulators like this one that plug directly into your radio's antenna port: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-FLly6yw4cys/cgi-bin/prodview.asp?i=142FMMOD01. These wired versions are much better than the wireless ones.
#25 of 61 2004 Ford Expedition IPOD Connector
Jun 12, 2007 (11:43 am)
I found instructions on removing the radio on the internet. They are as follow
There are 2 screws above the gauges holding the trim piece to the dash. Remove them with 9/32 socket then slowly pull the trim cover away the dash being careful not to crack the latching clips. You can then disconnect the wire harnesses from the headlight switch and center area controls to make access easier. The radio can be removed without disconnecting the switches, but it's more work to pull/hold the dash trim toward you while removing the radio than it's worth. There are 2 screws to remove at the bottom of the radio bracket and you're done. Do the reverse to reinstall.
I also bought the PIE ipod adapter that can be controlled
through the radio, On a 2004 Ford Expedition the car must have a SAT button with no SAT radio attached. NO NAV system or rear entertainment DVD player. The device is -FORD 2004 IPOD ADAPTER [PIE FRD03-POD/S] (FOR USE INTO 16 PIN SAT PORT) (RADIOS WITH SAT BUTTON). The sound is excellent however it did stop working once, I called PIE and they
told me to reset the device via disconnecting the negative battery cable. SO far the problem has not reoccured, but I've had it only 2 days. The device is fairly expensive at $169 for logjam but hopefully it'll last and works like a
The above device from crutchfield is about $30 and I've
ordered on for my 2001 ford escape. It should work as well as the aftermarket 10CD changers from the last generation
#26 of 61 2003 Expy Ipod question
Jul 14, 2007 (2:17 pm)
So what about if you have a 6disc indash changer, and the dvd entertainment system? Then how do you do it? I've found a simple way to get my ipod on my stereo for now is by hooking it up to the RCA jacks on the DVD player on the ceiling but then you have the wires coming down from the ceiling to the ipod? Is there a way to get those same rca connections from the back of the head unit? This is on a 2003 Exped Eddie Bauer.
Any help would be appreciated.
#27 of 61 2003 Expy IPOD Question
Jul 16, 2007 (11:45 am)
The adapter that i used is specifically made for a 2004 Ford expedition that has no DVD or Sat radio, It is a plug and Play. The sound through the Sat is better than CD or FM. Besides the wires flipping around you probably get better sound through the RCA jacks than if you used theFM modulator from Crutchfield, although I put in the FM modulator from crutchfield for $30 into my Escape and its sound is ok. For your specific adapter that is for a car with DVD and a 2003, The 03/04 radios may be different, I would go to www.logjamelectronics.com and call them, Again, if it works with the wires hanging, I wouldn't spend
$160 or so
#29 of 61 Need help to replace subwoofer in 2003 Expedition
Jul 14, 2007 (7:55 am)
I have a 2003 Expedition Eddie Bauer. I've been having problems with the subwoofer crackling and popping. I took it into the dealer and they want $675 to replace it! I'm fairly good at electronics, but would like to know if anyone out there has replaced one. The dealer told me it is tricky and that you have to remove the 3rd row seat, etc. Thanks in advance for any advice.
#30 of 61 subwoofer replacement
Jul 22, 2007 (5:17 pm)
The sub is bolted through the magnet into the plastic inclosure its in. You have to pull the whole enclosure to unbolt it. Not to bad but time consuming. Legacy makes a sub that will fit in the oem spot. It only has about a 3.5 inch depth. good luck!
#31 of 61 Re: subwoofer replacement [traderdaddy]
Jul 24, 2007 (5:28 am)
I am buying a 1997 Eddie Bauer Expedition, and it has a sub woofer that needs replacing. Is this legacy the best place to get one? How do I get to them?
Jul 24, 2007 (5:59 am)
take a look on ebay. they are cheap