The Peripheral PXDX & PXHFD1 Ford auxiliary input adapter package allows you to interface an external audio source with your factory radio. On one end, it plugs into the auxiliary plug (normally used for a CD changer) at the tuner in the trunk and, on the other, it provides RCA inputs OR a stereo mini jack (headphone). Use it to add a non-factory CD changer, an MP3 player (like an iPod or Zune), satellite radio, DVD audio, etc. A direct connection is far superior to the sound quality you get using a cheap RF modulated (antenna) or cassette adapter device.
This is for radios with RCU (remote controller unit) ONLY! Not every vehicle on the list will use this set-up because not every vehicle used an RCU for every sound system offered. The RCU is common in the 1997-2007 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable. (However, it is not compatible if you have auto climate controls.) For other vehicles on the list, you will need to check if you have an RCU, determine if it has the plug pictured and confirm your radio is capable of controlling a CD Changer. The included harness plugs in at the remote unit location (in the trunk for Taurus and Sable) and utilizes the connection normally reserved for the factory CD Changer. Consequently, if you have a CD Changer in the vehicle, you will lose it. A power and ground connection will be required.
Steering wheel controls will operate volume for this device. You will also be able to control volume from the radio. This device does NOT display text on your radio. Ford radios with this plug design were not capable of accepting text input through the auxiliary plug so don't waste your time looking for another alternative that has text capability. There isn't one. This is IT!
- Ford Crown Victoria: 1995-1997
- Ford Taurus: 1996-2007
- Lincoln Continental: 1995-1997
- Lincoln Town Car: 1995-1997
- Mercury Grand Marquis: 1995-1997
- Mercury Sable: 1996-2007
NOTE: For proper operation of this product, the factory CD changer, if present, will need to be disconnected from the factory harness.