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Audio
Safeguarding You Car Stereo
1990-2004 General Wiring Colors
2002 Radio Wiring Diagram
Audio System Diagnostic Procedure

Ashtray Radio Install (1996-1999) (1)
Ashtray Radio Install (1996-1999) (2)
Convert Manual to Electronic Climate Control
Factory ICP CD Player Swap (2003 into 2000)
FM Modulator Install
JBL Stereo/Sub Install (1996-2007)
Radio On Until Door Opened (Mod)
Swapping Climate Control and Radio Locations (1992-1995)
TDE1 Tape Error


RCU Information (1996-2007)
The RCU (Rear Control Unit) is the "brain" of the audio system. The RCU is not only an amp, but also the signal processor and radio tuner. Think of the RCU like a computer's processor and the control panel in the dashboard is the computer monitor and keyboard.

Stock RCU: 12 watts total
Mach RCU: 80 watts total

Do they interchange? Yes! They are plug and play. No special wiring is needed to swap between the two. Doesn't matter if one's from a sedan or wagon, they all interchange.

Related:
Adding amp to stock RCU
ICP and RCU Pin-Out Diagram
JBL 35wx4 Power Upgrade
JBL vs. Mach
Mach Left Channel Not Working
Mach RCU Part #s
Mach RCU and Tweeter Pictures
Mach RCU Swap Preparations
RCU Location (1996-2007 Sedans)
RCU Location (1996-2005 Wagons)
https://www.taurusclub.com/forum/117-...tallation.html


Aftermarket Head Unit/Install Kits

*** Electronic climate control cannot be swapped with manual climate control ***

2004-2007 Radio Airbag Light Mod (original)
2004-2007 Radio Airbag Light Mod (clarification)
Aftermarket Radio Installation (2000-2007)
Aftermarket Radio Kit Illumination
Best Radio Kit
Double DIN Install (1996-1999)
Double DIN Install (2000-2007)
Defrost Button Replacement
Electronic Climate Control Aftermarket Radio Info (General Info)
Electronic Climate Control Aftermarket Radio Info (2000-2007)
Electronic Climate Control Custom Radio Faceplate (1996-1999)
Metra Defroster Wiring
Metra Install Instructions (1996-1997)
Scosche FAI-3A Line Out Converter Wiring Diagram


CD Changer and Aux Input
Aux Input Mod (Intercept Wires)
Aux Input Mod (Solder Internally)
Best iPod/MP3 Interface For Stock Radio
Best iPod Interface
CD Changer Pin Diagram
Installing CD Changer in Wagon (1)
Installing CD Changer in Wagon (2)
Installing PIE FRDR-AUX
Installing PIE X3 (Console CD Changer)
Installing PIE X3 (Trunk CD Changer)
Sirius Add-On
Stuck CD in CD Changer?


Power Antenna
Power Antenna Comparison (1996-2007)
Power Antenna Installation (1986-1995)
Power Antenna Installation (1996-2007)
Power Antenna Hookup (1996-2007)


Speakers and Tweeters
1986-2007 Speaker Sizes and Locations
1996-2007 Sedan Rear Speaker Installation (with folding seat)
1996-2007 Sedan Rear Speaker Installation (without folding seat)
1996-2007 Front Door Speakers and RCU
1996-2007 Power Wire Routing Diagram
Stock Speaker Depth for 6x8 (2.75")
Installing 6x9 in Rear Deck (2000-2007)
Removing LED Brake Light (2002-2007)
Speaker Baffles
Tweeter Wiring (non-SEL models)
Mach Tweeter Wiring Info
Additional Tweeter Wiring Info




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