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In this issue:

RE: FTE Small - Expedition sound system
FTE Small - ADMIN: New Ford SUV and SUV roll-over protection
Re: FTE Small - ADMIN: New Ford SUV and SUV roll-over protection
Re: FTE Small - Expedition sound system
Re: FTE Small - ADMIN: New Ford SUV and SUV roll-over protection

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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 16:01:19 +0200
From: Bolte Brent kone.com>
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Expedition sound system

Mike,
The factory Expedition audio systems are
basically the same as those used in the Explorers.
Most of the factory AM/FM/Cassette head units are
set up to control a 6 disc CD changer, even if the
changer was not purchased as an installed item
when the vehicle was new ( I'm not sure when Ford
started doing this, my 95 Explorer AM/FM/Cass does
not have controls for the CD changer, but my 97
Explorer does ). The factory 6 disc CD changers
are hard wired into the stereo head unit through
special connectors that are on the back of the head
unit ( these connectors are not standard but are special
to radios Ford uses ). Some companies are now
making interface boxes that hook into the back of the
factory head unit, using the special factory changer
connectors, and allow you to wire in almost any of the
aftermarket CD changers made by Sony, Pioneer,
and/or Clarion. With the use of this interface box,
you can control these aftermarket CD changers with
the CD changer controls on the factory stereo head
unit just as if it was a factory installed CD changer.
I know I have seen adds for these interface boxes in
Crutchfield's catalog ( www.crutchfield.com )and on
the Autotoys website (www.autotoys.com). The
Autotoys website sells the box and changers as a kit
and are pretty reasonably priced ( I believe it is around
$350 for the CD changer and the interface box together ).
Hope this helps you out.

Later, Brent Bolte

On Tue, 11 Jan 2000, Mike Cagley wrote:

I am looking for some information regarding '98
Expidition sound system. This Expidition was bought
used and was supposedly set up for a "CD DJ" CD system
and changer, but the actual changer is not there.
Does anyone have any experience with this system? How
is this system supposed to be hooked into the radio --
through the cassette player, hard wired into the radio
itself, or is it radio frequency type? Does anyone
have any ideas where I can pick up a "CD DJ" system
for a reasonable price?

Mike



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Brent M. Bolte
Technical Programmer
Miprom Software Group

KONE Inc.
One Kone Court
Moline, IL USA 61265

Email: brent.bolte kone.com
Phone: 309-743-5007
Fax: 309-743-5647
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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 11:54:24 -0500
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: New Ford SUV and SUV roll-over protection

Check out the Ford press releases on the web site for the
new Ford Escape SUV and the new SUV roll-over protection
system Ford is introduction. You'll see the links on
the sites "What's New" heading the main page.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 12:31:46 -0500
From: "Kenneth J. Nagy" ixtelecom.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Small - ADMIN: New Ford SUV and SUV roll-over protection

Cool stuff, just saw it on CNN's site

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> Check out the Ford press releases on the web site for the
> new Ford Escape SUV and the new SUV roll-over protection
> system Ford is introduction. You'll see the links on
> the sites "What's New" heading the main page.
>
> Ken Payne
> Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 10:29:31 -0800
From: "Tom Watson" johana.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Expedition sound system

Mike Cagley yahoo.com> in a previous message said:
>
> I am looking for some information regarding '98
> Expidition sound system. This Expidition was bought
> used and was supposedly set up for a "CD DJ" CD system
> and changer, but the actual changer is not there.
> Does anyone have any experience with this system? How
> is this system supposed to be hooked into the radio --
> through the cassette player, hard wired into the radio
> itself, or is it radio frequency type? Does anyone
> have any ideas where I can pick up a "CD DJ" system
> for a reasonable price?
>
> Mike

If it is anyting like the one in my Explorer (I see no reason why not),
then it is a simple matter of getting the proper CD changer and plugging
it in. The changer fits in the center arm rest, and connects via a
(he goes and looks it up in the wiring diagrams) 12 pin connector. The
connector has all the audio, power, and control signals necessary to
make everything work. My understnading is that the changer proper is
a Clarion model (at least the cartrige is Clarion), but you may
have a tough time getting one direct. You should (add emphasis here)
be able to get a real Ford one from a dealer as a "spare", and it
ought to just plug in. In the 1998 model year the MSRP of the changer
was around $380, so expect to pay around that. After you have plugged
it in, the radio controls the whole thing, selection, disc, and other
options (shuffle mode). Really nice to have on long trips.

I suspect that there are other options available that might work,
but the factory model was designed to "bolt in", and I suspect that
any other one would not be mounted as nicely.

The changer seems to be used on many vehicles. I rented a Ford sedan
(I forget which at the moment, Tarus??) and it had the same "NO DJ"
message on the radio. I assume that it works the same way.

Hope this helps.
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Tom Watson Generic short signature
tsw johana.com (I'm at home now)
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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 19:02:41 -0800
From: Adam McLaughlin jps.net>
Subject: Re: FTE Small - ADMIN: New Ford SUV and SUV roll-over protection

Why exactly do they need rollover protection? I drive a 1988 "tippy" bronco
II, with 31" tires, a 3" suspension lift and a 2" body lift. I have never,
ever gotten it into a situation where I felt in danger, or like one of the
wheels was off of the ground.

Adam



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