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#4110430 - 05/25/21 01:47 PM Re: Radio upgrade ideas [Re: 2vmodular]
357cvpi Offline
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I wish I could do pictures. It does have a build date of 8-06, and only two sockets on the rear for harness' to plug into, only the smaller on is used in this application, which leads me to think the other is for satellite input. There is no empty socket for a subwoofer, and no obvious usb port. If it helps at all I can retrieve a part number. Thanks again.

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#4119524 - 08/29/21 01:04 AM Re: Radio upgrade ideas [Re: 357cvpi]
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You've got the same 6-cd headunit that is coming out of my 2007 Sport. It will take that amp connection plug in the lower left corner (when looking at the back) to power the ford factory amps or an aftermarket amp/sub if we believe the guy in the video from that other thread. I may be pulling my factory sub/amp out of my 2007 Sport and we're both in Utah, so lets keep in touch.

On the topic of Android, Touch-Screen Head Units, I decided to go one extra mile further on my current Sport than on my three previous Ebay Android experiments (all since resold). To recap, I've had:

1) Unbranded 7" Android 5.0, 1gb/8gb Touchscreen - bought used $45, no screen mirroring, 4x45watt, very basic but worked fine and would buy again. Slightly clunky settings interface but Very easy to fit in 2Din hole in a CV dash

2) 10.1" Android 9 Unbranded 10.1" Android 9 2gb/32gb Android, With gps, wifi, screen mirroring, more usb connections, back up cam. Big beautiful screen that sticks out from the dash somewhat awkwardlywas velcroed to the dash front. Noticed the speed improvement on boot up, gave me flawless service for a year $95 and would buy again but same unit is $125 now.

3) 7" Android 10.1 Unbranded 7" Android 10.1, 2gb/16gb, same features as above, $75 new to put in a car for resale, with back up cam. Perfectly fine unit, no issues.

4) This one:

9" Android head unit
Hizpo 9" Android 10, 4gb/64gb, can power amp, external mic, external wifi ant., built 4g dongle, Carplay, back-up cam, Steering Wheel control, $249.

So after three ventures in super-cheap android territory with flawless results, this time I went medium cheap in order to get a ton more features. Did I need more memory or speed? No, the bottom tier units were good enough, but their wifi antennas were poor, this one is external and can be mounted high up and not behind metal. Ditto the external mic. Carplay is a big plus, 4g dongle is a big plus, amp command is a big plus. It's not a top tier Sony or JVC unit by any means, but neither is it $1000.

And here's the really salient bit I want you to take away from this....9 INCHES IS THE SIZE SCREEN YOU WANT FOR A GOOD FIT IN OUR VICS!

It's not too big like the 10.1 or too small like the 7" units. It will mount flush over the existing Ford hole with NO TRIMMING. It's so light that a little velcro around the edge of the hole and back of the unit will hold it securely in place without being able to see the velcro. It looks natural over the hole, only a little bit of the left and right sides overlap the vents like 1/4", no more, obstructing no airflow. I'm really pleased with the look.

Pictures coming as soon as I get it mounted and working.


Edited by Dmblanch (08/29/21 01:12 AM)
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#4119628 - 08/30/21 11:20 PM Re: Radio upgrade ideas [Re: 2vmodular]
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I'm guessing that this is the 6 cd Changer you've got.



And this is the back of it, which the slots for plugs designated.



Am I correct? My guess is that the slot I've marked as "unused" is the one they use for the SAT radio system, which is undoubtedly so obsolete that no one cares anymore.


Edited by Dmblanch (08/30/21 11:22 PM)
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#4119674 - 08/31/21 07:37 PM Re: Radio upgrade ideas [Re: 2vmodular]
357cvpi Offline
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Registered: 11/13/20
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Yes that looks to be the same as except mine lacks the third plug for the amp.

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#4119676 - 08/31/21 08:25 PM Re: Radio upgrade ideas [Re: 2vmodular]
Dmblanch Offline
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Registered: 11/13/19
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Well, without that hole plug for the amp/subwoofer, I don't think you'll be able to use an amp/subwoofer. Radio should work without it, however. Mine does when it's unplugged.
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1) 2002 White P71 - 89K miles. 2) 2003 B&W P71 - 74K. 3) & 6) & 11) 2005 White P71 - 54K, 74k, 115K. 4) 2011 Black P7B - 79K. 5) 2008 White P71 - 95k. 7) 2004 Silver P71 - 104K. 8) 2004 Toreador Red LX Sport - 111K. 9) & 10) 2010 White P7B SAP - 104K & 106K. 12) 2006 White P71 - scrapped. 13) 2007 Tungsten LX Sport - 125k. 14) 2006 White MGM LS Premium - 93k.

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#4119680 - 08/31/21 10:18 PM Re: Radio upgrade ideas [Re: 2vmodular]
357cvpi Offline
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Registered: 11/13/20
Posts: 40
Loc: UT
Yeah the radio and cd player works great. I wanted to find a way to make the satellite part of it functional and maybe drop in a subwoofer. The old radio/cassette player worked fine as well, but sounded cheap. I was planning to buy new speakers right after the new deck went in but the overall sound was so vastly improved I put that on hold. I'll still do the sub but I'll need a signal processor to make that happen.

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