What I'm wondering is what OEM units I could junk yard or what aftermarket unit I should look at that will fit correctly, hook up, and have an AUX jack.
I'm tired of searching and learning about this stuff. I'd like a different head so I can plug in my ipod and other player. A 3.5mm aux jack at least. The ipod control would be OK too, but I don't really care.
I've got the OEM Pioneer AM/FM/6cd (1L2F-18C815-MB) with sub and rear controls in my 2002 Explorer Sport Trac. 3-Black/Red pugs and the 4 holes for the puller keys.
I think the factory units with the analog input were all CAN units so they probably will be a pain to retrofit. Any aftermarket with RCA in can be easily adapted to 3.5mm jack. I like the stock units so I would just pick up a PIE adapter.
Well, PIE is fine, but I still need a new head unit since my is bad. I'm leaning toward OEM units since everyone around here only has aftermarket DIN units or touchscreen 2DIN. Neither of which I want.
So what vehicles can I get a compatible unit from? Found out it's a 815 series.
The superduties went to CAN in 2005, so pretty much any 1999-2004 Superduty and I would suspect any other ford double din up to the body changes in the 2004-05 area. With the 2003-04 radios with the indash 6 disc changer, there is typically a CD-DJ feature to add another CD changer or hook up an IPOD adapter like PIEs.