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#1 of 23 97 sable cd changer?
Dec 23, 2006 (8:57 am)
I just bought a 97 sable with the controls for cd changer that can be installed in the trunk. When the company offered this did they pre wire for the changer and run it to the trunk? or will i have to take out radio deck and find the place to plug in a wiring set and run it back to the trunk myself? if so where do you run the wirres back ? thru the car? underneath?
this car spent the first months of its life as a rental then the next 9 yrs with an older couple. I am pretty sure it has NEVER had a changer in it. novice car sterio gal. thanks in advance for any help.
#2 of 23 ford taurus 99' climate control = no cd deck
Aug 27, 2006 (8:49 pm)
will someone please tell me there is a way to get a CD deck into my 99' taurus se, its power everything but has the limited luxury of a tape player! I'm told that there are no aftermarket face-plates to replace the existing one (the requirement in getting a CD deck installed) is there anyone who knows of a place to get one of these, or is there a way to bypass the existing radio with a mounted deck in another place. . . Because my other thinking was to mount the deck slightly above the rear view mirror and just run the wires around the windshield. . . Anyways someone, please help me.
#3 of 23 Re: ford taurus 99' climate control = no cd deck [americanstud]
Aug 30, 2006 (11:04 am)
I haven't checked lately, but try Crutchfield. I believe all Taurus/Sables of that era a remote trunk mounted CD deck can be installed and run by the radio buttons.
Also, I think Crutchfield also sells an aftermarket faceplate.
PS, you posted in the wrong area, this is a Taurus/Sable MPG discussion!
#4 of 23 Re: ford taurus 99' climate control = no cd deck [americanstud]
Aug 31, 2006 (4:26 pm)
their website has an option "What fits my car?". You would select the year make and model of your car. I got 4 new speakers and a five disk CD changer for my 2002 Sable. It simply pluged into the existing amplifier, which is located in the trunk, I never would have thought it was there. Sounds great, but not extremely loud. They will have all the expertise you will need at their 800 number, even before the sale, and a liberal free return policy. I wrote a review of the CD changer I bought (USA-SPEC) for their website. On your initial order, order enough to get you over the free shipping minimum, and return the pieces you don't want. They let you return anything you want to return, free return shipping, for full credit, but be careful to be able to put it back in the boxes undamaged, like new. My CD changer was about $250 new, and the speakers were 3-element Blaupunkts for about $60 total for all 4 speakers. The price was so low because they were being discontinued but they sound great! If you can get a discount from being referred by me (a previous customer of theirs), let me know (by e-mail) and I will find out the code you should use. One last word of advice. If you think you might want the additional cartridges for the CD changer (assuming it will fit in your car), order them with the initial order, so the shipping will be free also. If you don't wan't them, you can return them for a full credit with no return shipping charges.
#5 of 23 Re: ford taurus 99' climate control = no cd deck [americanstud]
Sep 22, 2006 (11:34 am)
the first reply is a good one,,, crutchfield is very good when it comes to finding the right sterio for your car, but if your 99 taurus is like my 99 taurus, it has the round faceplate in the center of the dash.... there's no cd player or tape deck that can fit, unless you order the faceplate and tape deck from ford directly... (I battled this one for two years.....) you can't get a cd player put in your car, at least not in the cabin. The 99 taurus's have a built in adapter and brackets for the 5 or 6 disk changer in the trunk, right below the back window. it's basicly, plug and play. if your faceplate in the dash has the 'disc' buttons, then once you install it (a few screws and one big plug) you're good to go. if your faceplate doesn't have those buttons, you can order a new faceplate and tape deck from ford, and have your local body shop or mechanic install it for you. there's a special tool they will need to take the plate off, don't try it yourself or you'll break it without it. Oh, and don't waste your money on a 300 or 400 dollar changer, they're all the same unless you have new speakers put in. The factory ones are horrible!! Hope that helps, if you need anything else, reply! Have a good day!!
#6 of 23 front doors of 1998 ford taurus
Apr 20, 2007 (2:29 pm)
does anyone out there know how to remove the door panels on a 1998 ford taurus sedan?
#7 of 23 Re: ford taurus 99' climate control = no cd deck [kocomo]
Apr 20, 2007 (2:46 pm)
did you ever get a cd player in your 99 Taurus? i have a 98 Taurus and i installed my own cd player right where the radio/tape player were. you need the 2 removel tools that fit in the holes of the round face plate you can buy these at any walmart store once you put the tools in those slots you use a slight tug to the outside left and right and pull the old stereo out you don't have to go to ford for the kit (faceplate) you can go to any good stereo dealer and buy the cd player of your choice and and they will install the new player in the dash right where your radio/tape player is now or you can get the kit and do all of this your self i paid 89.00 bucks for a kit and got everything i needed except the removel tools of which i only paid 5.00 bucks for the instructions you get with your new face plate is very self explainable and very direct dont go to ford for anything they just rip everyone off
#8 of 23 Sable aftermarket stereo install?
Jun 26, 2007 (10:44 pm)
I have a 2002 Sable Platinum or Premium... as you can probably tell, I'm not that knowledgeable when it comes to cars. I wanted to have an after market stereo installed at a local car audio installer and was disappointed when they told me that there is no install kit for this car because of it's over sized din and the fact that it's one big unit with the digital climate control and radio together as one piece. Anyone know if this is true? I can't find any information anywhere. Also, I went to Circuit City a few weeks back and had the Drive + Play ipod adapter installed on the dash but the sound quality isn't the best. I read online that the sable/Taurus has an auxiliary input for a CD changer that can be also used for other things such as the Drive + Play but circuit city told me that this isn't possible even though nothing is connected to that input, and wired it to the antenna. I feel like I'm getting screwed over and pushed around just because I have a car that most people wouldn't mod... well I love the damn thing and plan on having it a while and I'm hoping I can do some nice stuff to it so if anyone has some information, please let me know!
Also if anyone knows any cool and not too expensive things to do to this generation of sables let me know I'm very interested and the only info online is mostly for imports.
Also, a friend gave me a XM satellite radio that was apparently stolen and I'm stuck on what to do with it. It's my understanding that these can't be reactivated if they're reported stolen so should I just trash it or what?
#9 of 23 1994 Taurus GL speakers
Jul 13, 2007 (1:19 pm)
I recently bought my first car, 1994 Taurus GL. I wanna replace my back speakers but im not sure which size they are. Im guessing 6X9's, or close ot it. Any1 know for sure?
and if any1 knows the speakers sizes for the front doors that would be awsome too.
Thakns in advance
#10 of 23 Re: 1994 Taurus GL speakers [cody116]
Aug 12, 2007 (9:42 pm)
i used 6*8 for my 99' front and back
these pioneer speakers sound pretty good and they're cheap