- Remanufactured to like new condition
- Plays MP3 audio format CDRs. (Rare in this mounting/plug style!)
- Satellite ready. (Requires factory tuner and antenna or equivalent.)
- Single CD. (Looks alot like the CD6 radio but it isn't.)
- Standard Ford greenish display.
- Plays standard audio format CDs and CDRs.
- Does not have the subwoofer plug.
- Does not have remote (separate from radio) CD Changer controls
- Not compatible with the rear entertainment system (VES DVD)
- Tested at our facility.
- Excellent condition (Some still have plastic on the lens!)
- 6 month warranty
- Typical Ford part # is 6L8T-18C869-AC, 5L2T-18C869-BC 8C2T-18C869-AB, etc
This radio is a direct replacement in the following applications (unless otherwise noted). Even if your current radio is not a CD player.
- Ford Club Wagon - 1998-2004
- Ford Crown Victoria ^^: 2003 - 2005
- Ford E-Series Van - 1998-2008
- Ford Econoline - 1998-2007
- Ford Escape - 2000-2002 and 2003^^-2007 ^^
- Ford Excursion - 2000-2003
- Ford Expedition** - 1998-2002
- Ford Explorer^ - 1998-2001
- Ford Explorer Sport Trac - 2001-2002 and 2003^^-2005^^
- Ford F150** (Including Supercrew) - 1998-2003 plus 2004 Heritage
- Ford F250 - 1999-2004
- Ford F350 - 1999-2004
- Ford Ranger^ - 1998-2008
- Ford Windstar - 1999-2003
- Lincoln Navigator** - 1998-2002
- Mazda B-Series Trucks^ - 1998-2008
- Mercury Cougar - 1999-2002
- Mercury Grand Marquis ^^: 2003 - 2005
- Mercury Marauder^^: 2003 - 2004
- Mercury Mariner^^: 2005-2007
- Mercury Mountaineer^ - 1998-2001
- Mercury Villager*** - 2001-2002
- Nissan Quest*** - 2001-2002
Additionally, if you have a 1997 or older Ford/Lincoln/Mercury with a Double-DIN radio and side clips, you might be able to make this radio work for you with an adapter (not included). If your current radio has two long (@2") plugs that are roughly 1/2" wide, this adapter makes the radio plug and play for you.
*They changed the plug styles mid-year 1998. If you've got a 98, make sure yours has the same plugs as this one does. (See picture.) If not, you may need the adapter too.
**Some of the vehicles marked with ** may have some inner dash plastic that keeps the radio from sliding in all the way. This is not structural and can be easily removed with a dremel or other small cutting tool.
***Make sure your Quest or Villager radio has the two holes on each side of the face. If not, this isn't the radio for you.
^ Some 1998-2000 Rangers, Explorers, Moutaineers and B-Series trucks have the Premium Sound system, which has different plugs. If you've got one of these vehicles of that vintage, please make sure yours has the right plugs before ordering.
^^ Some of the vehicles marked with this symbol had different plugs. If you've got one of these vehicles, make sure yours has the plugs pictured BEFORE ordering.
The 2002 and newer Explorers and Mountaineers have a different mounting system. They use bolt-on brackets at the bottom of the unit. If your current radio does NOT have two small holes at each side on the front of the radio, this radio is NOT the right one for you. Yours has the bottom brackets.
This does not have an aux input jack that you can plug an mp3 player into. MP3 playback is not the same as the capability to plug an mp3 player in. It simply means you can record songs on a CDR in mp3 format and this radio will play them. You can usually get 100 or more songs on a typical CDR in mp3 format, which gives mp3 radios a huge advantage over non-mp3 radios.
These radios do not work with all brands of CDRs. You may find that you have to burn using a certain brand disc. This is not a functional problem with the player. It's just how it is.
It may take quite a while for this player to recognize your mp3 format disc at first. It sometimes takes a minute or more. Once it starts playing it, however, you can easily track back and forth without any unusual delays. This does not qualify as a functional problem. It's just how this radio operates.
Example of plugs on the back of the radio.