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Old 09-01-2013, 10:23   #1 (permalink)
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What is wrong with my cd player (ford escort LX 89)

I have a ford escort lx 89 and my radio is out it is not a fuse my brother checked and its fine. Could a wire have gotten knocked loose? if so where could I find it to plug it back in?

Also my Alternator needs to be replaced and the battery light is red all the time even though the battery is BRAND new I heard that's the alternator doing that, could that also be affective the radio with a bad alternator?



Does LX stand for LYNX? I saw a repair book that said ford escort lx 81-89 and it said lynx.
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Re: What is wrong with my cd player (ford escort LX 89)

LX is just the trim level / equipment level , basically its better than the standard model.Using the car with ignition light on will drain your new battery .You will have to test to see if you have power to the set .Is it the original Ford set ? This is the wiring for your car if it's the year you state though you seem unsure of that .

1989 Ford Escort Car Stereo Wire Color Codes

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Green/Yellow
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Chassis
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Blue/Red
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 6 1/2″ Speakers
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Doors
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green/Yellow
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 5″ x 7″ Speakers
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Side Shelves
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Pink/Green
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Pink/Blue
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Pink/Blue
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green/Orange
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Re: What is wrong with my cd player (ford escort LX 89)

Sorry no clue what you mean by original ford set, the instruction booklet says 1988 1/2 but inscribed under the hood is 1989 so I assume it's 99.

The radio is newer not installed by me but a newer like probaly past 2008.
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I have a ford escort lx 89 and my radio is out it is not a fuse my brother checked and its fine. Could a wire have gotten knocked loose? if so where could I find it to plug it back in?

Also my Alternator needs to be replaced and the battery light is red all the time even though the battery is BRAND new I heard that's the alternator doing that, could that also be affective the radio with a bad alternator?



Does LX stand for LYNX? I saw a repair book that said ford escort lx 81-89 and it said lynx.
Lynx was the Mercury version of the car. Since the fuse is ok, have your brother verify power is getting to the radio, if so, I guess it's time for a new radio.
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