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Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Audio, Sedan
#15 of 33 ford cd changer compatability
Jan 24, 2007 (5:57 pm)
Do the cd changers from one or more model yr.'s work in other models? I know the mounting style may be different. My crown vic (2000) is wired w/ data cable in trunk and I want to get a ford cd changer that is plug n play.
#16 of 33 Re: ford cd changer compatability [markinorf]
Jan 25, 2007 (6:02 am)
Your best bet is to go to an independent stereo dealer and tell them what you want to do. That will end up being a lot cheaper. I have a 2K GM and the Ford CD player I found out is actually a Clarion. After I found out that my Lincoln Mercury dealer wanted $80 for 6 disk magazine for my player I did some research, determined it was a Clarion, and went to a Clarion dealer and bought one for $15. I'm not sure what Ford charges for a CD player but it will be much more than what you can buy a compatible unit for at a place like Crutchfield (do a search for their website).
#17 of 33 Re: ford cd changer compatability [ronslakie1]
Jan 25, 2007 (4:47 pm)
Im finding that Ill probably be better off buying a changer from a reputable shop. I talked to my local audio wizards and they said that the connectors mite not be compatible from model to model (yr.). You always get what you pay for when you guess at something like this. I'll take good councel this time.
Mar 18, 2007 (6:48 pm)
Where would be a good spot to run a power wire from the battery through the firewall? I've got a 98' GM.
#20 of 33 98 GM Aftermarket Amplifier Wiring
Apr 23, 2007 (4:34 pm)
I've got a 98 GM, I have 2 twelve inch subs to put in the trunk, where is a good hole in the firewall to run the power wire through? I'm trying to get an idea before I start the install because I want it to go as smooth as possible. If so does anyone have pictures of it?
#21 of 33 New Radio, but with Less Bass
Sep 28, 2007 (4:19 am)
I have a 2006 MGM that came with single CD (non Audiophile) radio and it had "OK" bass, but not very good audio characteristics or ambiance. The OEM subwoofer is not installed. I changed the radio to the OEM 6-CD unit (Audiophile) with RDS and now the bass in much less even with the bass level set to maximum. The bass level is as set to minimum on the single CD radio. I plan to install the OEM subwoofer shortly its on order. Just wondering if that will improve the bass in the four speakers because the radio wants to see a subwoofer.(?)
Is less bass normal with the Audiophile radio without a subwoofer installed? Or do I have a defective radio?
Also, what would be a good choice of rear speakers to install? Looking for something in the $50 range.
Thank you, Tom
#22 of 33 Re: New Radio, but with Less Bass [duffy3]
Sep 28, 2007 (10:20 am)
I don't think the OEM subwoofer will improve the bass output in the four speakers, but it might give you the bass response you desire. The four speakers should be directional and the subwoofer is usually non directional.
If your in dash radio has a cross over network, the subwoofer will be fed the correct frequencies, otherwise the factory bass control on the four speakers should be set "Flat", not attenuated.
Do you now have a "Premium" set of speakers from the factory or just a Good set? If just a good set, plan on spending more than $50 and listen to some mj quart speakers.
#23 of 33 Re: New Radio, but with Less Bass [euphonium]
Sep 28, 2007 (11:18 am)
euphonium: Thanks for your reply.
I have the stock speakers and not the premium that comes with the audiophile system. I agree, I don't think the subwoofer will improve the bass in the other speakers either. What I need to know, is the normal with the audiophile radio to have less bass or do I have a defective radio. I wont be able to "qualify" the radio until I install the OEM subwoofer.
It appears that the single CD radio does have the subwoofer connector. I will try it with the sub and see what it sounds like. I will take a look at the speakers you mentioned