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07-07-2000, 01:57 PM
Hello. I have a quick question for you. I just bought a new 2000 Ford Taurus SEL and it came with everything but a CD player. I want to get me a changer for the car and I want it to interface with the CD changer controls on the in-dash tuner. Some people are telling me it is possible to do this and other tell me it is a dealer item, can you tell me which is true? I see that there are adapters for aftermarket changers out there, do they not work well or something?
I guess my other question is: If it is possible to make this work with aftermarket changers, am I still better off with a Ford installed OEM changer?
Thanks for your help!
07-10-2000, 08:39 AM
I find factory stuff is way over priced for what you get...
09-10-2000, 01:13 AM
Have you been able to determine what you are going to do or have you done anything yet. We just got a 98 taurus, and the speakers were one heck of a task. Also have you been able to find a harness that will allow you to interface with aftermarket stuff, like a crossover?
09-11-2000, 04:17 PM
your best bet might be aftermarket because
u might get a better quality changer and just hook it up to an am modulater and it will probably be cheaper but if u want the ease of the controls on your deck go with the ford OEM
09-11-2000, 04:40 PM
Hey all, I am Adawgie88, but lost my password. I did get this solved, and boy was it easy! I opted to go with a PIE (www.pie.net) adapter (part PC-Frdr/Knw) and it was simple to install. It allowed me to get a Kenwood 10-disk changer. It took me 10 minutes to install and now 2 months later, it still hasn't skipped. The adapter was like $85 and available online at www.audio-etcetera.com. (http://www.audio-etcetera.com.) I got the 10-disk Kenwood online for like $190. So in all I saved myself $250 doing it myself. The install is easy. The plug is on the drivers side, in the truck, mounted on the rear tire well.
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