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Old 02-06-2007, 09:11 PM   #1
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Has anyone heard of this product and knows if it is any good. Thinking about getting it for my b-day gift with my gift cards. Let me know what you think.


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FM modulators suck, if your gonna do it, at least have it hardwired of some sort.

Would i recommend it to the average person, Yes

to an audiophile, NO

i would honestly save up and get a head unit that has an ipod interface in it too or is at least capable
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Don't us an FM Modulator. They blow.
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:07 AM   #4
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do they make a hardwire adapter for the stock Mach 460 head unit? if not, i'll have to wait to get a compatible head unit.
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do they make a hardwire adapter for the stock Mach 460 head unit? if not, i'll have to wait to get a compatible head unit.
im pretty sure this is what your looking for

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Old 02-15-2007, 01:33 PM   #6
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that is cool using all those different parts but i am sure there is a kit that is made by someone out there that is just a plug and play connection that does not require wiring cutting and splicing because that gets very technical sometimes.... but that is a very good alternative to a new head unit that would cost you 300+
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Old 02-17-2007, 04:15 PM   #7
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i would honestly save up and get a head unit that has an ipod interface in it too or is at least capable
okay so i took your advise and checked out some decks to replace the factory one. but now i'm being told that in order to replace the deck, i have to replace the entire system because it's a Mach 460. is this true? and if so, wtf was ford thinking?
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Old 02-18-2007, 12:46 PM   #8
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um no you dont. you just have to bypass the stock amps on that system if I remember correctly
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:09 PM   #9
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they told me that the speakers would not work correctly if the amps were bypassed. is there a negetive consequense to bypassing the amps? will the system sound worse? this so f'in confusing
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There is a friggin harness you use to hook an aftermarket unit up to the 460 system. I have hooked up countless of these and know people who have aftermarket head units on the 460 with no problems.
A shop that tells you that needs a swift kick in the nuts and none of your money.
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:03 AM   #11
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well so far that would be Best Buy and Car Toys. that's why i was asking. so far two stores told me the same thing.
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^ meh I know best Buy would rather get someone thats not certified and new into stereos then pay someone that is a certfied....I know this cause i didnt get hire but some *** who didnt know **** did...

Go talk to small mom and pop shop
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Here, use this one:
Ford/Lincoln Receiver Wire Harness For select models, 1998-up at Crutchfield.com

And here's a write up on how to do it yourself:
http://www.mustangevolution.com/forum/t18026

If you have any questions feel free to PM me or Brudge75 on aim. I can walk you through the wiring if ya need, I should have taken pictures of the wiring but was too lazy.
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one more ?. what do i need to convert a double din to a single din if i go that route?
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If you'll look at the thread I linked over, there is a link to the piece you will need. Really nothing to it on a mustang, it all bolts into place.
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yeah i saw that when i went over there. i was just too damn lazy to come back and delete that last post. thanks a lot for all the info.
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Actually, I do have experience with that thing... and its badass.

If you have somewhere to put the little screen it'll make it a very clean install. Thats not the traditional FM modulator where it broadcasts it through the air. You actually plug your antenna plug into a little box that then runs to that tuner deal, as well as straight into your head unit. Theres no airwaves, its basically just a direct line but you use a radio station. My brother got that thing for his 350z, put the little screen in the area where the navigation system would have gone if he had that option, and it works great. Ill push that product, it works really well.
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:03 PM   #18
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that's not the first time i've heard that. i am just afraid that i would get too much static. but if you've personally used it, then i might give it a shot. is it something that can be installed by me or should i get it professionally done? B.B. wants to charge 70 bucks to do it. i can buy the set and interface for 130.00. what do you suggest?
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Personally Id do it myself... its a matter of connecting it to a power source, ground, and putting that antenna wire into the little adapter thing. The rest is just running other small wires. Its up to you, thats stuff that I like to do, so I'd tackle the job myself and save my *** 70 bucks
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i'm not that good at it. i'm sure i could attach the thing, but the routing the wiring is not my strong suit.
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Then Id pay for it, I dunno where Id put the screen in a mustang though. Maybe top left of my dash right by that defroster vent and up by the A piller. :dunno:
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that or the center of the dash. but there i couldn't hide the wiring. don't want to tap a hole in the dash.
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