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Old 06-19-2008
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Icon5 2002 mach audio questions

i have a 2002 ranger with a mach audio single cd player . i was wondering what the mach audio is all about . i believe i have 4 speakers (one in each door). i am looking to get stock 6-disc player so i am assuming i need to find one with the mach audio as well . i have heard that all the radios are compatable from 1999-2008 is that correct ? thanks
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Old 06-20-2008
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Pics of the CD player?
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Old 07-08-2008
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if it says mach mp3 on the front it just means it plays mp3 files on a burnt disc. some of the 6 disc mach changers are actually ran to a factory amp so it might not be compatible. might want to look at getting a ford 6 disc changer that doesn't have mach on it. that way the radio harness will match right up.
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Old 07-08-2008
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higher end speakers, sometimes they are powered by an amp.
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Old 07-08-2008
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that's only if the doors say mach on it. i don't even think the rangers have a full mach system. they mostly came in mustangs, eplorers, and expeditions. if it doesn't say mach on the speaker grills on the doors then it doesn't have a factory amp and the speakers are the same as any other normal factory speakers, nothing special about em.
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Mach Radio

The Mach radios from Navigators, Expeditions and Explorers around 2001 use a subwoofer amp and the bass signal from the speakers is sent to that amp with a harness plug that goes to a small socket above the multi cd socket on the back of the radio. Without the amp you will have almost no bass. With the amp you will have very good sound from your stock looking radio. The normal 2008 Ranger radio connections for ignition, clock power, lights, dimmer, speakers and go through the stock plug to the Mach. My rear speaker wires ended at a connector under the drivers seat not at the grills above the back seats. The amp and subwoofer are behind the left jump seat.

The Mach RDS radios do have a display problem caused by resistors mounted too close to the display power supply board. The heat causes the solder on the surface mount components to crack in the area around the hot resistors. Resoldering the surface mounts and the large resistors will restore the display. Raise the large resistors as far as possible from the board and add holes to the tin shield to keep them cooler. These radios can be fixed and I think mine was worth the effort to get that subwoofer sound. The Expedition and Lincoln Navigators have a larger subwoofer.
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