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I am kinda new to the escort world and i have 1999 se. I saw another 3rd gen escort on ebay and they had a picture of the trunk and it showed a cd changer mounted in it. The caption read "factory cd changer." My question is did the ford escort ever come with a cd changer?
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yep, 97-02 had an optional tape deck with CD changer. The tape deck is a little different than the standard deck, and there is wiring that runs to the trunk for the changer.
 

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as Dave mentioned, it was available. unfortunately, your car won't have the wiring for it, so it won't be easy to add. your best (and easiest) bet is to add an FM- modulated CD changer onto your factory stereo. you could mount it under the passenger seat, as long as it's slim enough.
 

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but, if you are interested, i have a pretty much complete 3rd gen premium sound setup with the trunk mounted cd changer, and the wiring that runs to the trunk.

it would be a simple matter of bolting everything up and running the wiring to the trunk. i've already done all the hard work when i removed it from the donor car.

pm me if you are interested.
 

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interesting. i came across a factory cd changer in the trunk of a '99 at my local jy, so i pulled it. gonna go back and get the headunit too. from what i am reading, i should pull ALL the wiring from th HU to the changer as well? and can i adapt this to my 94 wagon?

--kilo.

didnt mean to drag up a dead topic, but its the only one i can find concerning the subject at hand. thanks for any help.
 

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the head unit is totally different from your 94. Might as well pull the whole dash, door panels, etc... and swap everything at once. No way a football head unit will fit in a 2nd gen without major cutting
 

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ok, so i cant use it in MY car. if i still want the system (for something else perhaps) i know i should still pull the headunit, but am i correct in assuming that i should pull all connecting wires, harnesses, and the amp as well? how bout the speakers, are they any good? help me out here.......

--kilo.
 

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yes, you will need the wiring. IMHO, the speakers are not worth it. Decent aftermarket speakers will sound much better.
 

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ok, thanks dave.....lol

--kilo.

P.S. i will soon have a complete, 3rd gen premium sound system w/ cd changer AND cartridge, just in case anyone might be interested, lol. hehe, i know, funny.
 

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message ethangsmith... he has been asking about upgrading his system... he may be interested.
 

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thanks dave, again, lol. (reminds me of a song, lol).

--kilo.

btw, lookin for a bass knob for a jensen amp, just plugs right in. dont wanna wire a seperate one in-line (lazy i know). any ideas?

{runnin a 900w jenson mono-block to twin 12" xtant a-series subs in sealed box, and runnin polk audio corners off a rockford fosgate punch 160-4, all on a cheap-ass walmart HU. still gives me a nice back message, lol} [the polk audio's i found on a jy car for $12, not each, for all 4!!]
 

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don't bother getting the speakers, they are exactly the same - premium sound or not.
 
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