Re: "93" Radio install
"K9KO" <K9KO@webtv.net> wrote in message
> Bought a used 93 without a radio. I wanted to install a stock
> am/fm/cass that was given to me, I was told came from an explorer.
> Now I'm having trouble with the connectors,
> I know most readers are probably saying WTF is he asking. But I'm
> guessing there are a few saying oh yeah, been through that, this is what
> I ended up doing.
I'm trying to find out how to put a generic stereo in a '92. Yesterday I
was at Walmart and apparently there are install kits available that attach
to the new stereo and then it pops into the slot like the Ford stereo. The
kits also seem to come with a removal tool. There are also wiring adapters
but Walmart didn't have the right ones in stock. My next stop is going to
be an auto parts store and see what they have. It also seems (from what
I've read) that the "Premium Sound" stereos and the regular ones have
different connectors but it looks to me like they are the same since I was
able to take the "Premium" one out of my '91 and stick it in the '92 (and
vice versa) without any difficulties or changes. Both used only one of the
smaller, square connectors plus the other, longer connector.
To add to the confusion the Eddie Bower Explorer had the regular stereo and
the LTX had the Premium Sound. It seems like it should be the other way
Please post your results. I'm not willing to give Ford $480 for a stereo
that pops right in.