|Main Features Comparison Chart:|
|Connects to CD changer connector at rear of factory radio||Includes a 3.5mm audio input dash mount kit||Can connect to any audio device with an external audio output||Has left & right RCA-type input connectors for universal connectivity|
|Provides a direct connection into the factory radio||This is NOT an FM modulator||Full digital quality audio played through your factory radio||Comes complete with all wiring harnesses necessary to connect interface to factory radio|
|Specific Vehicle Application List:||Compatibility Information:|
1998-2002 Crown Victoria
2001-2007 Escape (except radios 5L8T-18C815-EC & 3L8T-18C815-FB)
1998-2003 F Series Pick Up
2001-2003 Mustang (Not compatible w/Mach460 from Visteon)
1998-2002 Town Car
1998-2002 Grand Marquis
1999-2002 Villager (w/o factory video)
|If a factory external CD Changer is present, you will need to disconnect it from the factory harness.
MUST have 20-pin connector at rear of radio (see photo below)
Radio must NOT have a "SAT" button
If your vehicle is pre-wired from the factory with a data cable running to the rear/trunk, see CPFDWAUX3.5
Factory radio MUST have external CD changer handling capabilities.
Ford Radio Removal Instructions
The CPFD98NAUX3.5 is a complete aux in kit that connects to the data port on the back of the factory radio of many 1998-2007 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles (Please see Specific Vehicle Application List above), to create an external 3.5mm earphone-type jack auxiliary input that you can then use to connect the audio from any external audio source, like the audio from an MP3 player, a portable DVD player, computer, video game, any audio device that has an earphone-type audio output connector.
Installation is simple as your factory radio in the vehicles listed below will have the 20-pin CD changer connector, shown at right, which is one of two connectors in Ford's standard "World" 20-pin/16-pin connector configuration. You can click on the image to see a larger photo of the rear of the radio showing the connector configuration.
Depending on what factory options your vehicle has, there could already be a factory wiring harness plugged into the 20-pin radio connector. However, the wiring harness of the interface is designed with a 'Y' connector that allows you to reconnect any factory wiring harness, if so equipped, once the interface is installed, keeping all existing factory options functional. If there is no factory wiring harness plugged into the 20-pin radio connector on the radio you have, the female end of the 'Y' harness will remain empty after installation.
Once this device is installed, you will have created an auxiliary audio input into your factory radio. This aux input includes left & right RCA-type connectors. This is a direct connect device and NOT an FM Modulator. An FM modulator requires you to tune to an FM radio station in order to listen to the audio from the external audio device, and this device does not work like that. Therefore, you will get the highest digital quality audio possible without noise, FM bleadthrough or cassette hiss. Comes complete with all cables and connectors to connect this interface to your vehicle.
Please Note: This is an audio-only connection into the auxiliary input converter, and does not allow you to control the external audio device that is connected to it.