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I am planning on adding a MP3 CD Player to my Gen3 Sable. My question is, will all 6 speakers work? I have the 6 speaker setup with the two in the back and 4 in the front (highs mounted by the mirrors, lows in the door). Is there a cross over somewhere in the car that controls the front speakers?

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the two tweeters in the door sails have an inline highpass filter on them, and are tied into the front speakers. I have a complete aftermarket system, except for the sail tweeters, and they still work fine. You can replace the door speakers without worrying about affecting them.
 

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Yes. They will all work, and they will sound much better than your current setup. Run your wiring harness to the trunk and plug it into the speaker molex back there and all your speakers will work.
 

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Thanks, I just wanted to make sure that everything worked after I replace the stereo.

So how ugly is it to replace the factory radio?
 

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you have the rotary climate controls, right? if you have the digicontrols - forget it. It's not impssible, just alot of work. For the rotary, you obviously have to either get the metra or scoche kit, then bypass your factory amp in the trunk (the directions should come with the kit, i think). then, it's just a matter of taking your HVAC controls out of your old stereo, outting then into the new faceplate, then wiring up your new HU. Not too bad, as long as you know your basics on how to wire up a stereo.
 

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Its the manual controls so its not really a big deal,.
 

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It's not that ugly to do. I know you're going to want new speakers after you get the deck in (hehe
the car audio bug) but it's fairly simple.

Do yourself a favour and get the Metra kit, not the Scosche. It just looks a lot better. It comes with the wiring harness you need to plug into the back. Now I'm a bit disillusioned with Ford wiring as it has been nothing but problems for me and resulted in me re-wiring my whole audio system. If you've never had electrical problems before though you should be fine.Just why you may see me complaining about stock wiring all the time.

You just need to run the wires under the carpet to the rear...that's probably the hardest thing you'll have to worry about.

If you need any help with installing that let me know. I've done some pretty weird deck installs (arm rest, under the console, thought about using the roof even) in my gen 3 so that'll be cake. lol
 

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I have to disagree about the kits. I have had both kits in my car, and I personally like the scoche kit MUCH better. The Metra kist uses stickers for the HVAC control labels! My opinion is that you look at them both and pick for yourself.

EDIT: I, however, DO agree with Twilight about the speakers. Within a week of putting in your new HU, you'll want new speakers. You can't fight it. The dark side is just too strong.
 

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I have the scosche kit too. It doesn't look the best but it's decent quality. I chose it over the metra for the sticker reason too. I also agree about the speakers...that will come sometime in May hopefully.

The install is not too bad. I think mine took me about 3 - 4 hours, but I did in the dark in october when it started getting cold...bad choice but I spose but I really wanted to get it in.
 

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Wow...I didn't know about the stickers! I never noticed. Go with the Scosche in that case.

I just prefer how the Metra is laid out, the Scosche looks kinda crowded.

Either way I'd recommend bracing the oval piece because the weight of the deck is eventually going to break the clips.
 
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