Re: Will later-year Head Units (CD players) work in '03 Expedition?
I'm surprised nobody has tried this, but after extensive searching, I just called a local stereo place that does all Ford factory installation. He said that in my case, only a 6CD Audiophile can be used without a very custom installation. Other years or models won't work, he claimed that even the single-disc CD player from the same year (because it is non-Audiophile) won't work. The charge to fix one is $340. Cost on eBay: $100. So, I'm stuck buying a new 6CD changer from eBay every year as they break, until they are unavailable anymore. Unless I want to give up my Audiophile sub, which I don't. There is a harness out there for an aftermarket player, but I like the factory look. There are not many double-din CD players that have green lights to match!
If anyone has had any luck putting an '05 or newer CD player (new style), please let me know, that would be the best solution for me. Hopefully this helps others in the same boat.