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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-18-07, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Just to let you know that I am an owner of a '06 Escape XLT in Canada and I was at the Dealer today getting the factory radio replaced as the auto. speed volume control was not working. They replaced the unit and I even rode with the mechanic and went on the hwy. and still no change. Come to find out that even though the radio shows the option that it may not be available. It is available on Explorers, Escape LTD's, Expiditions. Etc. Most higher end vehicles has this option. That doesn't sit well with me as my thoughts are if it shows as an option on the radio it should work no matter what vehicle it's in. Well Ford says to help reduce costs it makes one radio to fit several models of vehicles. My local dealer is looking inot the situation. I have absolutely no problems with my dealer. I live in a city of 43,000 and everybody sorta knows everyone, to a certain degree. As soon as I know something I will post again and fill everyone in. If someone out there knows anything please fell free to PM me and let me know. Take care

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Did any trouble codes show up on a full network scan? If not, then that may be the case.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-19-07, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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I do not know if they did a scan or not. I would assume not as it was just a radio prob and nothing mechanical. I will ask it doesn't hurt. Thanks for the reply and idea. As soon as I know more I will post again.
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If there is a fault, a code will show up, but not always turn on the CEL if it's an electrical issue.
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I just picked up my vehicle from the Ford dealer and I was right the radio I have is made for several vehicles. The service mgr got a wiring didgram from the states and went over the system with the electronics guy. Come to find out that in some vehicled Pin 14 is used to control the volume while driving by hooking up to a speed control sensor. In my case Pin 14 is hooked up to the tweter on the LF side of the vehicle. So that way Ford can save money by not making so many radio models. I wanted to post this in case there is someone out there with similar problems.
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