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CD6 without the little holes

I have found a CD6 factory deck. It does not have the 4 holes to remove it fron the dash. It just has a flang that goes all the way around it. Will this still fit in my 98 and just use the bezel to hold it in? It looks like it is the same size and all...what do you think?


Looks kinda like this one. Only it's black and does not have the lil bracket with holes on the bottom.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-...spagenameZWDVW

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I don't think so, My Expedition has a CD6 without holes and I never inspected it to find out, But If memory serves a ranger is mounted on a sliding track on the bottom with the snap clips on the sides.

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Bump...can someone give me some more info??
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Yes, it will fit IF you swap out the flange for the spring brackets of the old deck.

In addition, if your old deck was a CD6, and the front panel was still good, you can swap that out. It clips on the front and has one small cable and one board connector that connects it. To remove one, take out all the black screws around the edge of the bezel, and carefully pry up the edge to release it from the tabs and pull it off.

Next, unplug the small cable by carefully prying out the connector from the jack on the back of the board. Reverse the process to install the new front panel.

I know for a fact that Lincoln Aviator CD6 front panels and Rangers can be swapped because I've done it to get a color change on mine. Most likely all CD6's are interchangeable of the non-Pioneer variety. However, some functions such as the compressor are absent and replaced with other functions on some units, so you may lose that one buttons function up next to the telephone "mute" button.

Notice it says "DSP" on the one you're looking at. When you swap your front panel over to it, that button will say "COMP" and will be non-functional.
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I don't have a CD6 now...I have a CD/Cass.
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You can still use the mounting clips off your old radio. However, to remove the radio, you'll have to take the center bezel off each time. You won't be able to use the nice little "Ford Removal Tools".

I actually had mine in that way for awhile, but finally swapped the control board and the clear plastic piece over the display into my original black faceplate.
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So I have to use the clips? The bezel won't hold it in place??
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What bezel? The plastic piece? Not if you accelerate hard, lol.

And the flanges on the unit you're buying won't fit in there, period. They'll need to be removed. Don't you still have your old unit? Can't you get the clips? You sound surprised or like it's a problem.
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I am talking...if I take the whole center bezel off.....slip the radio in and put the bezel back on. Not just slipping it in through the small radio hole.
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It doesn't matter. I think you'll find there's no room for that bracket that's on there. The radio is smaller than the hole, so if you put it in from behind it will still fall out.

Now, maybe you can TRIM that bracket so it makes a "stop" to keep it from coming out. If you're really dead set against transferring over the clips, then that's your next approach I guess.
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