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#698000 - 05/14/06 07:56 AM Re: Radio upgrade options
saiyaneye Offline
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Registered: 05/13/06
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Try to stay away from coaxial speakers...If anyone is looking into High End audio look into
"CDT Audio" (components) - http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?&fuseaction=page.display&page_id=14&mfg_account_ID=21
"Focal" (components) - http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?&fuseaction=page.display&page_id=14&mfg_account_ID=33
"Zapco" (amplifiers) - http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?&fuseaction=page.display&page_id=14&mfg_account_ID=71

Don't even get me started on subwoofers unless you realy want me too! I can refer you guys to some good brands that will have excelent sound quality if you desire, or massive SPL!
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#698001 - 07/16/06 04:16 AM Re: Radio upgrade options
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Registered: 12/03/04
Posts: 94
Loc: KY
someone may have covered this, its late and im tired of reading, but you can get any of those 1.5 din in the back units in your crown vic by taking a dremel with a sideways cutter, and cutting two places in the back of the radio void. its just thin plastic, and works like a charm when you're done. i have a dual media in my 98 and my friend has a cd 6 in his 99.
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#698002 - 07/16/06 05:56 AM Re: Radio upgrade ideas
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Registered: 07/29/04
Posts: 2908
It seems like this may have been covered, but the
safe trunk-mounting diagram has relocated here.

Thanks for the wealth of reference info 2vmod
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#698003 - 12/29/06 05:50 PM Re: Radio upgrade ideas
Vics Offline
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Registered: 12/13/06
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Here is a link to Ford's radio guide.

It lists every radio they make by model number and describes what plugs they use and what vehicles they were installed in.

http://www.issford.com/issford/radio_guide.pdf
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#698004 - 01/20/07 07:11 PM Re: Radio upgrade ideas
XCop Offline
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Registered: 01/19/07
Posts: 1498
Loc: Raleigh, NC
Which radio, or brand, do you have pictured?
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#698005 - 01/21/07 03:39 AM Re: Radio upgrade ideas
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Are you reffering to the image in the first post?


That is a Ford OEM installed factory radio - found in many Ford truck models.

It is made by Visteon for Ford, it is a single CD in dash with RDS. It also has CD Changer control capapbility and is compatible as-is with 98-02 cv/gm and TC w/o Alpine. It will also work on 2003+ CVPI.

The unit can also be used on 95-97 if an adapter harness is used.

I have the same unit in my Marquis.
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#698006 - 01/22/07 03:31 AM Re: Radio upgrade ideas
Eric Offline
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Registered: 03/30/03
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I changed from the ī92 factory stereo to a 2006 Kenwood mask radio and kept the 4 factory speakers. Everything works fine but there is an annoying noise as soon as the car moves. You canīt hear it with louder music though. But still I canīt find out where it comes from. As soon as you go very slow at 2 - 3 mph it stops.



eric
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#698007 - 01/25/07 08:39 AM Re: Radio upgrade ideas
Cliff Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 328
If I get a Vic, i'm aiming torward a factory Mach MP3 unit with JL Audio TR570-CXi speakers all around. Then later install an Infinity Basslink II with a slide in 4sc (which powers the speakers). I'd have to get an inverter of course. I wanna keep it low profile and less chance of a car theft. So I dunno on an aftermarket deck which attracts them.

Oh yeah, either factory or an aftermarket unit, If you wanna wake up your speakers, a 4-channel amp will do the job.


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#698008 - 01/25/07 08:50 AM Re: Radio upgrade ideas
metroplex Offline
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Registered: 11/13/00
Posts: 49827
Loc: Motor City, USA
Quote:

Are you reffering to the image in the first post?


That is a Ford OEM installed factory radio - found in many Ford truck models.

It is made by Visteon for Ford, it is a single CD in dash with RDS. It also has CD Changer control capapbility and is compatible as-is with 98-02 cv/gm and TC w/o Alpine. It will also work on 2003+ CVPI.

The unit can also be used on 95-97 if an adapter harness is used.

I have the same unit in my Marquis.




What is the part # for that radio?
My Aiwa from 2001 seems like it is ready to buy the farm and I'm kind of leaning towards a more OEM unit for MP3/CD capabilities.

I don't have the fancy audio system, just the base 4-speaker system (no CD changer) and is a 2000. Any ideas?
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#698009 - 01/25/07 02:25 PM Re: Radio upgrade ideas
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Charlie - sounds like the Mach MP3 unit is right up your alley.

Single disc in-dash, MP3 playback, and will work in 98-02, 03+ CVPI/base and 95-97 w/ adatper harness.
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#698010 - 01/25/07 05:39 PM Re: Radio upgrade ideas
metroplex Offline
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Registered: 11/13/00
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Loc: Motor City, USA
Do you have a part # or know which vehicles came with this radio from the factory?
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#698011 - 02/01/07 01:26 PM Re: Radio upgrade ideas
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Registered: 01/11/07
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I changed from the ī92 factory stereo to a 2006 Kenwood mask radio and kept the 4 factory speakers. Everything works fine but there is an annoying noise as soon as the car moves. You canīt hear it with louder music though. But still I canīt find out where it comes from. As soon as you go very slow at 2 - 3 mph it stops.



eric




could be some sort of alternator whine or just not good enough ground, try moving your ground for the headunit, if you use the factory ground try to just chassis ground it to a good spot. If that doesn't fix it there are several things out there to surpress noise on the power line comming into the headunit, or even to isolate the noise from the alternator itself... if thats what it is.

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#698012 - 02/05/07 05:05 PM Re: Radio upgrade ideas
Eric Offline
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Registered: 03/30/03
Posts: 1320
Loc: Northern UTAH
Quote:

Quote:

I changed from the ī92 factory stereo to a 2006 Kenwood mask radio and kept the 4 factory speakers. Everything works fine but there is an annoying noise as soon as the car moves. You canīt hear it with louder music though. But still I canīt find out where it comes from. As soon as you go very slow at 2 - 3 mph it stops.



eric




could be some sort of alternator whine or just not good enough ground, try moving your ground for the headunit, if you use the factory ground try to just chassis ground it to a good spot. If that doesn't fix it there are several things out there to surpress noise on the power line comming into the headunit, or even to isolate the noise from the alternator itself... if thats what it is.

-J




Thanks, Iīll try that by occasion and will see what happens.

eric
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#698013 - 02/07/07 10:50 PM Re: Radio upgrade ideas
92crownvic Offline
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Registered: 11/30/06
Posts: 12
You can get the RFI filter at your local radio shack or at you do it electronics. you can get them for the power and ground side. It cold also be coming from your back two cylinders. It could be picking up the ignition. does the noise change with engine rpm?
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#698014 - 02/08/07 01:40 AM Re: Radio upgrade ideas
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Registered: 02/22/05
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Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

I changed from the ī92 factory stereo to a 2006 Kenwood mask radio and kept the 4 factory speakers. Everything works fine but there is an annoying noise as soon as the car moves. You canīt hear it with louder music though. But still I canīt find out where it comes from. As soon as you go very slow at 2 - 3 mph it stops.



eric




could be some sort of alternator whine or just not good enough ground, try moving your ground for the headunit, if you use the factory ground try to just chassis ground it to a good spot. If that doesn't fix it there are several things out there to surpress noise on the power line comming into the headunit, or even to isolate the noise from the alternator itself... if thats what it is.

-J




Thanks, Iīll try that by occasion and will see what happens.

eric




Also, inspect the radio ignition interference capacitor in front of each coil pack.
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