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how to install a stereo/radio???

Discussion in '3rd Gen 1997-2002 2.0L SOHC' started by cscott5288, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. cscott5288

    cscott5288 Guest

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    i understand the stereo is clamped in by two clamps, and that you unlock the stero by pushing in the special U shaped tools into the 4 holes on the panel. what i dont understand is how to re-lock the stereo into place after you put a stereo in for the first time (or want to put the stereo you took out back into its locked position after takin it out like me). any answers?
  2. GregF422

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    You might find more information on the whole install process in the ICE forum. But to answer quickly and generally, your factory radio/ HVAC unit and the aftermarket adaptor that you need to install a deck just push in and lock in place with a click.

    If you're installing an aftermarket deck, do yourself a favor and try to find a wire kit that goes from whatever brand your deck is (each company uses it's own wire setup) to a Ford factory (Ford uses a standard one). It'll probably cost you a few extra bucks but it's worth it's weight in gold when you don't have to crimp or solder a dozen wires. If you can't find that, at least get a Ford factory to bare wire adaptor so you have a) some extra room to work b) the ability to reverse the instal if you decide to get rid of the car and wanna keep the deck.

    And have fun disconnecting the temperature control cable... it's a royal pain.
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    u need one of these:
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    i highly recommend u get the metra brand, because it comes with the harness and all. to lock ur new headunit, u just push it back until u hear a click.

    to remove ur stock radio, u need DIN tools:
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    u can get them at autozone or u can fab some :p
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    I used 4 small allen wrenches.. all you need to do us push on the pins inside the holes, then pull the radio out...
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