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Factory 6 disc in dash cd receiver.........

Will a factory 6 disc in dash cd receiver fit in a 97 Ford Explorer Sport? Will it wire right up? Do you have to get some kind of harness? What would you have to do to make it work?????
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im pretty sure it will just plug in and work fine
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what vechicle is the 6disc player coming from?
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Would it work in an '02 mustang?
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OOOO finally something i can answer and know what im talking about lol...

The only way a factory six disk would work in a mustang is if it came out of a Mustang. The Mustangs have a different radio mounting system than the Ranger and most Explorers do. Here is what i mean...

Mustang Radio...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...984267443&rd=1

Ranger/Explorer radio

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ayphotohosting

I also wouldn't doubt the wire harness are different.



And as for the first question... will a 6 disk work in a 97 Explorer Sport... probably not... From everything i've heard ford changed the wiring/harness in 98... so anything newer than that probably won't work in an older Explorer or Ranger for that matter. I wanted to do install a newer stock radio in my 96 Ranger, but hearing about the harness changing kept me away from doing so.

Hope this helped guys....


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OOOO finally something i can answer and know what im talking about lol...

The only way a factory six disk would work in a mustang is if it came out of a Mustang. The Mustangs have a different radio mounting system than the Ranger and most Explorers do.
Correct. Mustang Radios are their own beast, because most of them use an external amplifier. The newer Explorers actually use the same mounting system as the Mustang, but the radios are not interchangable.

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And as for the first question... will a 6 disk work in a 97 Explorer Sport... probably not... From everything i've heard ford changed the wiring/harness in 98...

All 98-04 Ranger Radios will work in all 04 or older Sport Tracs, except for Ranger Tremor Radios, and Sport Trac Adrenalines, which have proprietary radios.

Edit.. 97 Sport, not Sport Trac.. Hmm.. not 100% sure. I'll see if I can find the specs on a 97 Explorer to see which style harness it uses.
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That would be great......I just need to know if a factory 6 disc in dash cd receiver out of a Ranger would work on a 97 Ford Explorer Sport..... Thanx for any input guyz...
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Sorry man, I got busy and now my home office is closed for the day. I'll try to find out tomorrow.
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my factory six-disc doesnt play burnt cds (at least the one i tried in it) its not in dash though.
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Hey Wowak....I was wondering if you found anything out on my question.....I wish Bob (RWENZING) would chime in and give me some input.....
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I don't suppose you have the Explorer handy to take the radio out and take a picture of the connectors, do you? Or describe them?
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Actually, I don't right now and I probably won't until sometime late this coming weekend......I have to work the next 3 days 12pm-1:30am!
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Actually, I don't right now and I probably won't until sometime late this coming weekend......I have to work the next 3 days 12pm-1:30am!
That sucks.. it also sucks that its easier for me to just look at it and know if it will work than it is to try to look up documentation of when vehicles changed harness styles (and they often do mid-year!)

Even when ordering radios for very applications, I still double-check the part number, because I never know what kind of oddball misbuild I might find, esp. early in the model year!
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i just took my 6 disk out today. i MAY sell it if your interested.
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Evan I will be interested if it will fit and work in the 97 explorer sport...
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Text on Factory 6 Disc Cd Changer in 2004 Ford Ranger Edge

Does anyone know how to burn cd's to make the text recognize on the 6 Disc Cd Changers?
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Yeah i might be quite stupid about things but thanks to anyone who helps
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i dont no if it will work.
if you find out that it does, PM me.

im going to be leaving friday to go on vacation untill august 1st tho.
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The factory 6 disc in dash cd player does not read text burnt on cd's.....I have tried it....
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The newer style "big face" Ford CD6/MP3s (F-Series, 500, Freestyle, etc) recognize CD text.
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What is "CD text?"

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tells yah wat song is playing and the artist
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The cd text will show on the radio what song and artist is playing only if your head unit supports that feature and if the cd that you have playing has the cd text burnt into it......
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yeah i found out that burning some of the torrents works
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Hey Wowak....I was wondering if you found anything out on my question.....I wish Bob (RWENZING) would chime in and give me some input.....
I believe that Ford changed the main connection for the base head unit from two 8-pin plugs to a single 16-pin plug. This happened in about 1998. Explorers with a premium radio in 97 may have the 16-pin connector as in later years.

So, if you have the 16-pin on the 97 Ex, the late HU could be plug and play.

If you have the two 8-pins on the Ex harness, the late HU would not be plug and play in the 97. In that case, you should be able to install it by either splicing the late 16-pin plug into the Ex harness or possibly by using an adapter patch harness if one is available for that swap.

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