First check the rear of your radio and see if you have a large 20 pin connector.
If you do then there are options other than an aftr mkt replacement.
The USA Spec Unit plugs in the CD Changer port (20 pin Connector) and give you two connectors, one is an iPod Connector allowing complete transfer of the digital signal and the other is a 3.5mm Pin Connector to cover any other type of music making device.
I am using Pioneer Component SPeakers in the Doors of my Ranger and when the iPod plays you can here every little note, IMHO it sounds great.
There are two modes, one for plying off a list which you have to make and name FORD1 thru 5 and then there is the mode where you are suppose to be able to just play from the iPod Control. I have not used this mode because I set it up to run off the List Mode and you need to change some switches to run the other mode.
Again IMHO… I think this is the best alternative to a new radio, cost may not be too cheap over $100 but I think it is a great unit.
My daughter even mentioned to me one morning we were riding to breakfast, that the radio sounds great, I said its a FORD…
Hope this helps...
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