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Electrical Looking for a radio

Discussion in 'ICE (In Car Entertainment)' started by 2doorLX, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. 2doorLX

    2doorLX FEOA Member

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    OK, I have a 95 Mercury Tracer wagon, Auto Transmission with an AM/FM/Cassette radio Stock. Is the radio easy to replace?
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    97MTracer FEOA Donator

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    Its not too hard just requires a radio install kit. Would you be willing to sell your old cassette deck?
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    http://www.crutchfield.com/
    ...is a great site for figuring out what's available that will fit your vehicle.

    They will even include an adapter harness to ensure that it's a plug & play affair.

    The radio was already replaced with a cheap KOSS that eventually developed rubbed-off controls and went bad.
    When I got into replacing it with an Alpine, found that the idiot had adapted the vehicle to the radio rather than adapt the radio to the vehicle.
    So I had to go through wiring diagrams, develop a color-matching chart, and solder in a new harness.
    Easy but needlessly time-consuming.

    If you run into that situation, (which you likely won't since it's a stock radio still,) go to the junkyard and cut-out an OEM Ford harness.
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    Just get a dash kit and a wire harness.
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    neuspeedescort Moderator Staff Member

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    he has a 95. no need for a dash kit. just a wiring harness.
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    That's much easier and cheaper than a 3rd gen.
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    If you're interested, I'll trade mine :)
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    I will look at radios as I get the money to do so. :meh:

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