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Offline vegaskiller73

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Ford Guru?
« on: January 15, 2009, 12:50:18 PM »
OK here is the deal maybe someone can help.
We just got a Ford Expy XLT. It is pretty loaded except for the steering wheel mounted radio controls. It has the 6-disc cd/mp3/sirius headunit. The wife wanted the wheel controls but the only ones that had it were the Eddie Bauer editions. We didn't want all the other stuff though.
I know Ford doesn't make 4-5 different wiring harnesses. So, could I just get the controls, find the wire (if it's bundeled in the wheel or column), then just plug it in and work?
What you guys think. The parts dept here doen't seem to know.

Also, don't we have a dad here that works for a Ford dealership? I could have sworn we did.



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Re: Ford Guru?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 12:56:24 PM »
Also, don't we have a dad here that works for a Ford dealership? I could have sworn we did.

Chris70 does.  Or at least did the last time he mentioned his job.


 

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Re: Ford Guru?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 01:17:38 PM »
I thought Chris worked for Honda? I know jlyon works for Ford, and has very many years. I'll give him a holler and ask him.


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Re: Ford Guru?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 02:12:10 PM »
I thought Chris worked for Honda? I know jlyon works for Ford, and has very many years. I'll give him a holler and ask him.

Thanks a buch Scott, that's a big help.



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Re: Ford Guru?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009, 03:40:24 PM »
I just found out from J that Ford took the radio upgrades out of the dealerships hands. It is now handled by an outside source. He's calling them to find out if it's as easy as you hope. I'll post more as I find out.


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Re: Ford Guru?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2009, 10:02:27 AM »
Bad news... it's not that simple. The company that doesthe installs makes it all custom. The only way to get it is to pay someone else to do it (unless you're an audio/mechanical guru).


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Re: Ford Guru?
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2009, 10:20:44 AM »
Bad news... it's not that simple. The company that doesthe installs makes it all custom. The only way to get it is to pay someone else to do it (unless you're an audio/mechanical guru).

Well I installed XM module in my Yukon I had. Alway swap a sound system from one truck to another. I'd like to think I could do it.

I'll drop J a PM to see if I can get more info.

Thanks Scott.



 



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