Whats the mystery electrical box that is above the computer?? | Ford Escort Owners Association (FEOA)

Whats the mystery electrical box that is above the computer??

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Roarrr, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Roarrr

    Roarrr FEOA Member

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    I've removed the center conseling including the vertical plastic panel that has the ashtray/cubby and find there's a box about the size of a deck of cards with a din plug and two RCA jacks, there is also a long cord with the DIN plug that will plug into the box on the right side under the dash, what's that??
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    What year is your Escort?

    Here is my guess as the box:
    If your car has airbags, thats a there is a blue box that usually sits at an angle.
    If not, then I would think its part of the Premium Sound system. The RCA plugs would connect to am amplifier, the DIN plug to control a CD player.
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    Roarrr FEOA Member

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    Sounds right to me--my ZX2 is an 98 Thankz!
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    Missile99 FEOA Member

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    On my '96 GT, I believe that the blue box at an angle was almost certainly for the airbags. I opened that green/blue plastic case when I was looking for the fuel pump relay and right away snapped it all back together after seeing what was written on the module or relays.
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    marclar Moderator Staff Member

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    amp/cd changer controller.
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    Pictures please!!!
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    98 ZX2? Airbag module. The premium sound amp on the ZX2 is under the drivers seat.
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