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Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Audio, Sedan
#2 of 33 1999 Grand Marquis CD player
Feb 03, 2006 (1:58 pm)
This car is our daily driver and we don't really want to spend a lot of money upgrading it. However we would like to change our cassette radio for a CD player/stacker. One local dealer offered us a 6-disc in dash changer but being from a later model it did not fit into the slot. Can anyone please advise us where to look for a player or a stacker for that year or possibly share your experiences of upgrading to one.
Feb 03, 2006 (7:07 pm)
A post 2002 radio will not fit in a pre 2003 Grand Marquis dash. The reason is when the 03 makeover was done, the climate control ductwork was redone in the dash to allow a full DIN 2 sized radio to fit. That is why prior to 2003 a multi-disc CD player had to be put in the trunk.
The best you will be able to do is get a single CD player, but you will loose the cassette player in doing so. Look for a radio that is DIN 1.5 sized.
#4 of 33 Re: 1999 Grand Marquis CD player [amcardriver]
Feb 06, 2006 (11:40 am)
Look for the link on their page that says: "What fits my car?" and follow the prompts.
#5 of 33 Radio Reception
Mar 19, 2006 (4:46 pm)
I always had a lot of problems with "picket fencing" when trying to pick up AM radio in downtown areas. Also, after dusk, many AM stations reduce their power.
I guess if you don't listen to AM radio, probably not a big deal.
#6 of 33 2003 Grand Marquis Radio Reception
Nov 17, 2006 (2:59 pm)
I reached 37,000 miles and now have problems with radio reception, and the vehicle is out of warranty. I have never used the CD or cassette player.
The radio doesn't hold onto a station for more than 10- 20 minutes on FM-1, FM-2, or AM settings. I tried the scanning control, but it just keeps scanning thru all the channel numbers, never locks on to any station.
Don't want to take it to a dealer at $70 hr to find problem.
Is it the radio, electrical, or rear window antenna? If the radio, is it easy to replace? Any estimates on cost? What will fit?
#7 of 33 Re: 2003 Grand Marquis Radio Reception [sal06]
Nov 18, 2006 (9:54 pm)
Because the audio receiver constantly receives a very small amount of electricity to keep the settings fixed, it may be of help to disconnent the Negative connection to your car battery for a minute or two. After reconnecting the battery terminal, the receiver tuner section may "reset" to be ready to be programed again by you manually. Sometimes this proceedure works and if it doesn't, no harm is done.
#8 of 33 Power antenna
Nov 21, 2006 (8:45 am)
Would a power antenna or signal booster improve reception?
#9 of 33 Re: Power antenna [fscarano]
Nov 21, 2006 (2:14 pm)
A signal booster only amplifies what the transmitter sends and that includes interference. It does not increase the power of the transmitter.
An antenna whether "power" or manual is just the receiving agent for the transmitter's signal.
If interested in receiving FM stations, the antenna should be extended only the length of the FM wavelength or about 30.5 inches. If interested in AM, squirt some liquid Viagra on it.
#10 of 33 Re: Power antenna [euphonium]
Nov 22, 2006 (8:41 am)
So basically nothing can be done to improve the reception? I'm operating on the original antenna in the rear window.