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Old 01-30-2006, 03:34   #1 (permalink)
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New Radio Installation

I have a 2005 Taurus SE, with rotary climate controls. I am ready to install a cd/mp3 player in place of the stock one. I have just gotten over the shock of finding the actual tuner/amp in the trunk bolted on the wheelwell. Has anyone had any experiences with replacing the radio???? Got all the parts, just need some opinions of doing it myself versus taking it all to a pro to install... Happy Trails, We'll talk again.....dc!b
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Do you have any particular questions? If not, just get r dun! Tear out that old one, and put in the new one. Some people suggest bypassing the factory amp, some suggest replacing it with a better one, and some people say to just use the original one. It seems to be a matter of opinion or situation depending on the other components that are being replaced. If you are just replacing the receiver itself, it should be pretty straight-forward...tear out the old one, and put in the new one...just re-connect the new one how the old one was connected. Don't bother buying the din tools to remove it though...I bent some large wire into a "u" shape and did the same thing. Good luck...Don't forget to disconnect the battery for at least 2 minutes before doing any work; if you accidently fire off the air-bag, it could kill you! Don't be concerned enough to hire someone else to do it, it really is that easy (as Ron Popeil says). Just dis-connect it for at least 2 minutes (leave it dis-connected), then dig in!
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