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Picked up an 07 SE last night and wondering where in the trunk the RCU is located. the HU has all of the buttons for a Cd changer, but there is no Cd changer in the car. I took a (quick) look in the trunk to find the RCU so i can hook up an aftermarket CD changer but didnt get really deep into it, I dont wanna start pulling up carpet/panels trying to locate it if someone can give me a general idea where to look.
 

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found it.

there is an avail plug under the part still covered by the carpet I'm assuming thats where the CD changer plugs in? I'm also assuming the gray plug to the left is for power antenna? (yes, i know what happens when you assume, but I make an ass of myself all the time so its ok)

 

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Skip the CD changer and put an ipod in it.

Mike
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Skip the CD changer and put an ipod in it.

Mike
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I would, but I want everything hidden. I hate having wires everywhere. right now I'm using a cassette adapter for my iphone and Sirius sat radio, and hate hate HATE having that wire hanging down out of the radio, not to mention cord for the power plugged into the cigarette lighter.

A Cd changer solves most of that (this weekend I'll do a propper install of the Sirius receiver to fix the rest)

EDIT: After doing some more reading here i think I might just go with the PIE aux connector for my Sirius receiver.
 

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The gray plug on the side is the power wire for the cd changer. :)
 

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Skip the CD changer and put an ipod in it.

Mike
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I would, but I want everything hidden. I hate having wires everywhere. right now I'm using a cassette adapter for my iphone and Sirius sat radio, and hate hate HATE having that wire hanging down out of the radio, not to mention cord for the power plugged into the cigarette lighter.

A Cd changer solves most of that (this weekend I'll do a propper install of the Sirius receiver to fix the rest)

EDIT: After doing some more reading here i think I might just go with the PIE aux connector for my Sirius receiver.
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I have upgraded speakers,tweeters,amp for the speakers,subs and amp with a stock face plate.
I also have the USA spec convertor for XM and ipod and you can't see any of it.
I ran my ipod jack wire up under the seat and it lays in my console and no one can see it.
My sub amp as well as all the wiring including the USA spec output is mounted on the inside fender behind the covers. My speaker amp is under the front passenger seat. My XM is mounted above the mirror and I have a 6" Black limo tint on my windshield.

I did all of that intentiallly because when i did it I traveled a lot and stayed in a ton of small town hotels as well as best western and Holiday inns.

Mike
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Do yourself a huge favor.... Remove that RCU, and install a Mach Audio RCU (With tweeters too, trust me ;) ).

The Mach Audio RCU's were in older Taurus/Sables, and sounded a helluva lot better (Especially when speakers are upgraded too!)

I bought my RCU from duraSEL, and if you do want better sound, he was definitely the way to go. The 05 Taurus had the original RCU you have, and yeah... It was... Okay, better than the stereos Ford put in the 1994/95 Escort/Contour/Ranger/Taurus.

One advantage though, the first RCU I was sent was defective, duraSEL sent me a replacement asap, which is always nice to know someone actually guarantees the stuff they sell over the Internet. :)

The CD Changer is also nice to have, I use mine. I would get the iPod adapter... But I already have the FM Transmitter for the iPod, but what I hate about it... Is trying to change songs.... Just easier to burn 6 Discs on CD-RW, shove em in, and if I get sick of what I am listening to, I can easily switch discs with buttons I have memorized.
 

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If you are going to run amplifers for the speakers and subs don't upgrade to the Mach.


If you aren't going to run amps upgrade to the mach's


How do I know these things.

I have a 2000 SEL with Mach audio and it sounds way better than my 2000 SES did when it had standard stereo.

My SES has amps,tweeters ,upgraded speakers,2 10" subwoofer with amp, Aux input for Direct connect XM Radio and Ipod . It has the factory unit in it.

It kicks the **** out of the MACH unit.

Mike
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