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Old 06-25-2013, 01:40 AM   #1
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Radio Head Unit?

Howdy errbody! Got a question for everyone as i am a bit of a stereo noob. Looking to do an aftermarket head unit in my EAP, I do have the “moon n tune" (I think that's what its called.) And to my knowledg the stereo system is stock. I would like to retain the ability to use the 'hands free' module on the left side of the steering column aswell as gaining an auxiliary cord. I am not looking to spend over $200, $100 ish would be the goal. Don't really plan on getting too crazy with the system, maybe just upgrade speakers, sub, (tweeters) but Stock sounds good IMO.


So the question.... what head unit would ya'll recommend?!

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Old 06-25-2013, 08:44 AM   #2
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Check out crutchfield.com. You can put in your vehicle and it will tell you what units are compatible with your vehicle as well as if you can/what you need to keep your factory steering wheel controls. They tend to be a bit more expensive than other sites but you can always find out what's compatible and find a better price elsewhere. I've never had a problem with them and that's where I always order my stuff.
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Clutch field is good just be sure to read the reviews friend.
And make sure you get the correct size speakers. I made that mistake once.... Once.
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You can get an aftermarket headunit, but you will need an Axxess ASWC in order to retain the steering-wheel controls. I think the ASWC is about $50. So keep that in mind when purchasing.
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Moved this to "Car Audio, SYNC, MyFord Touch & Electronics" as most of these guys in this area are more in tune with what you need information on.
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Thanks all for the help, although I now find myself with another question.

It sounds to me if you do an aftermarket h/u that it may not be compatible with the stock speakers and sub? Is it just a case of buying correct adapters or did Ford screw me? :P
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Aftermarket h/u should be fine for speakers, sub may be a different story depending on what type of connections it has. I would find out what type of connections your sub uses before you buy a h/u. Speakers are basically universally compatible. Really the only difference I've seen is the connectors which with aftermarket you can get component connections. Otherwise I think stock is always just copper wire. I've never seen anything else.
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You can hook up the sub as well. Everything is compatible, it will just take a little re-wiring to get things right. There are quite a few tutorials here, just use the search button and you will find em.
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