I'm bringing up a topic from 8 years ago, but no solution was indicated then. That is, the radio/cassette in my '96 (which is from a '94) stopped working about 4 months ago with the dreaded TAPE showing on it's dial. Here is where it gets weird, the '94 the radio came out of was built exactly 4 months before our '95 which started flitting between working and showing TAPE today. I wish I had marked the calendar the day the '96's radio cassette stopped working. But the question is, has anyone been able to find a fix for this? I would really like to keep the '95 stock. Given my experience, I would like to know if this is a plague striking all mid 90's Escorts at this time. By the way, installing four 4-way speakers make these factory radio's sound really good.