Advice on replacing 2006 Ford Freestar Audio Package
I have a factory installed Single CD player, FM Radio & DVD player kit
in my Ford Freestar and the DVD player runs off the aux connection.
The package has no Cassette player.
I want to replace the whole unit because: (1) My XM Satellite Radio
is now connected to an unused FM Band here in my home area and that is
no good when travelling across the country because you are always
having to search for an unused FM Band.. In my earlier Windstar Model
the XM SR ran off a cassette inserted in the Cassette port and that
meant perfect reception everywhere no matter where. The Service rep at
my Ford Dealership says that Ford no longer makes audio packages with
Cassette players……..although the users manual for the existing Factory
installed kit does recognize cassette player configuration……Is this
Service Mgr lying when he says that Ford does not make Cassette
(2) I have lots of Home made DVDs (-R) which play beautifully on all
of my units in the house but in the Ford Freestar DVD player there is
a hiccup every 20 to 60 seconds depending on the DVD. I know the
Owners Manual says that these players are not made to play home made
DVDs but they still do work but with the hiccup. By hiccup I mean a
very brief interruption or pause then the play resumes…….
Can anyone suggest how I might improve my existing audio kit to play
Satellite Radio and DVDs properly?
OR……..Can anyone recommend an audio kit that will fit my vehicle that
plays Cassettes, CDs (single cds) and has an aux connection for the
DVD player and a DVD player that plays home made DVDS like my in-house
Thanks for reading this……all comments appreciated.