I have an 1996 Ford Taurus with AM/FM Cassette. This system actually
seems to be a hybrid of sorts. The head unit up front (the 'oval') is
actually just a control for the real radio in the trunk.
While investigating the wiring with the intentions of adding a CD
changer I discovered that there is a 13-pin connector in addition to the
13-pin and 14-pin connectors that are presently connected. Could this
connector be some kind of expansion port? Are some of these pins audio
inputs? How would I get the radio to recognize input from this 'spare'
A co-worker has a Taurus with "CD" buttons on the console, but no CD
functionality (ie: no changer/player installed anywhere). My Taurus does
not have a 'CD' button. If this is a CD input port, do I need to get the
console with the CD button, if so what is the part #? If I don't need the
CD buttons, can I just connect an audio source to this port somehow? Is
there specific documentation I can get that describes this connector?
The part number of the trunk unit is F6DF-18C851-AB, if that helps any.