radio stuff...

how much do the adapters or whatever they're called for the old wiring cost? if you know what i mean, i'm takin an old aerostar '91 factory stereo out
and puttin in a late '90s cd player..how hard should it be to do?
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Are you swapping out the factory Ford stereo for another Ford CD player, albeit a later year? You may be able to just plug it right in if that is the case. If it's a premium head unit used with external amp, then it will be a bit different.
If the CD player is just an aftermarket unit, you can pick up a kit at Wal*Mart for about $20. It's very easy to wire up the conversaion harness and slide the new unit into the dash.
You'll also want to get the $5 "DIN Removal tool" set that allow syou to easily remove the factory unit.
-Steve

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Are you swapping out the factory Ford stereo for another Ford CD player, albeit a later year? You may be able to just plug it right in if that is the case. If it's a premium head unit used with external amp, then it will be a bit different.
If the CD player is just an aftermarket unit, you can pick up a kit at Wal*Mart for about $20. It's very easy to wire up the conversaion harness and slide the new unit into the dash.
You'll also want to get the $5 "DIN Removal tool" set that allow syou to easily remove the factory unit.
-Steve
I've popped out the factory witha finishing nail, once i figured out how to do it, and its a kenwood cd player...i guess i needa bracket to holder in there.. You say walmart has the conversion harness? i went to canadian tire and they didn't have it going back to '91 ..
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Oh, well, in Canada it may be a different story, but shouldn't be too difficult to locate. The kits Wal*Mart has are usually by Scosche (or some such spelling) and will cover quite a few years. The Aerostar sound have a standard single DIN head unit. Ford used that for many years and amongst many different vehicles. The Kenwood head unit should have have a thin rectangular bracket that you first mount into the dash using little "tangs" you pry up, or with screws. Then the head unit slides into that bracket and clicks into place. If the Kenwood was just something you had lying around, it could be missing the bracket.
You can buy a kit that will mount the stereo for again, about $20, if you are missing the hardware for the Kenwood, but then you'll also need the other kit that takes care of the wiring, for again, about $20.
-Steve

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Thanks for the help, i went into the one of the areas leading car audio places, and they said i would have to re-wire the system in the van in order get a newer stereo working in there because of the back control system.....Hmm..so where does that leave me? they said it could take up to 2 hrs or so, and i'm not the wiring type of guy...and sorry its a pioneer, same shiet, different pile ?

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what if i wired the connections together, disabled the back controls then hooked it up? would that work?
how much do the adapters or whatever they're called for the old wiring cost? if you know what i mean, i'm takin an old aerostar '91 factory stereo out and puttin in a late '90s cd player..how hard should it be to do?
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