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I Want To Have Cassette & Cd In '03 Se

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I have a '03 SE with a AM/FM Cassette in the dash. Can any of you audio buffs confirm that this will work.
I am adding a CD/Radio that will be in a remote location-it is not a Ford changer, it's a regular JVC unit.
Here's what I want to do-I want to tap the speaker wires just before they go into the factory tuner/amp in the trunk. I do understand that I will need to avoid having both radios on at the same time.
I know that the speaker wires are in the harness on the left side of the factory tuner as it sits in the trunk. But-there are more than 8 wires in that group...what do the other wires do? Could I pick up 12v power constant/switched and a ground back there also? If not...should I just plan on tapping the fuse box above and left of the brake pedal?
Thanks guys.
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If you have a voltage meter you can go into the harness on the back of the factory head unit. I have done this in my 2000 SE.
All I do before the RCU is get my switched power and constant power for the other head unit, then i straight wire everything else and bypass the factory radio. It is still plugged in so that i can use the climate control but i leave it off all the time.
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