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Old 01-03-2014, 01:40 PM   #1
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2004 Mach Audio Sound System Problem

Hey ladies & gents. I seem to have a problem on the new Gt I picked up recently. I knew the radio didn't work correctly. The on/off + volume know on the stereo doesn't really affect the volume. Occasionally it will lower the volume, otherwise it will also skyrocket the volume.

Is there a way to temporarily fix this issue until I put a new head unit in? or am I stuck not using the radio for a little while?

If this has happened to you before, how did you overcome this issue? Thank you
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Common issue with the ford radios . The 6 disk cd changers also like to break. No fix I know of other than to replace it.
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Common issue with the ford radios . The 6 disk cd changers also like to break. No fix I know of other than to replace it.
Ahh alright. I wish there was a way to fix it. thanks

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Ahh alright. I wish there was a way to fix it. thanks

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You could hit the junk yard, Craigslist, or eBay and see if some one has a factory unit they are getting rid of on the cheap.
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You could hit the junk yard, Craigslist, or eBay and see if some one has a factory unit they are getting rid of on the cheap.
didn't even think of that, thanks
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so I figured out if I use the volume knob incredibly slow, it will work like it was brand new!! hahah which sucks

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That's a in problem with most ford vehicles. My dads explorer does the same thing. Don't go to a junk yard or eBay and he a used one. Just wait till you install a new head until. Factory head units are worthless. No USB hen it isn't worth having lol
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FYI if you have a Mach system you can't just put a HU in, it won't work with the Mach amps and all the other stuff. You either get a new/used Mach headunit or you will have some wiring on your hands.

One reason I always try to get a Mustang without the Mach system.
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FYI if you have a Mach system you can't just put a HU in, it won't work with the Mach amps and all the other stuff. You either get a new/used Mach headunit or you will have some wiring on your hands.

One reason I always try to get a Mustang without the Mach system.
what kind of wiring are we talking about? I'm not too bad at it. can I make the mach amps work with it?



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Best bet is to get a HU and just run new wires to the speakers. A big thick zip tie and some grease will get the wires through the factory rubber boots in the door. Then just wire it in to the headunit's plug like normal and good to go. Trash all the Mach ****. Your stuff will sound better running off the HU amp. Also a good time to get some new speakers. Even a basic set of Pioneer or Kenwood 6x8 2 ways will sound much better.

As far as running the wires to the back of the car, you can proably use the factory wiring and just bug into it. Although pulling a sill plate and pulling the carpet back a little and running the wiring under there takes all of 15 minutes...
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Best bet is to get a HU and just run new wires to the speakers. A big thick zip tie and some grease will get the wires through the factory rubber boots in the door. Then just wire it in to the headunit's plug like normal and good to go. Trash all the Mach ****. Your stuff will sound better running off the HU amp. Also a good time to get some new speakers. Even a basic set of Pioneer or Kenwood 6x8 2 ways will sound much better.

As far as running the wires to the back of the car, you can proably use the factory wiring and just bug into it. Although pulling a sill plate and pulling the carpet back a little and running the wiring under there takes all of 15 minutes...
yeah I'm not too worries about wiring through the car. I do have 2 brand new 6x8 kicker speakers (so I'd keep 2 of the mach speakers) & 2 new 10" enclosed subs sitting here, so I could wire in those after installing the head unit.

thanks for the heads up tho. any more suggestions?
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I have a head unit I just removed, Mach 460 works perfectly except the 6 disc changer is finicky.. If you are interested I could sell it really cheap as we don't need it. It works great with an FM transmitter, (Amazon.com: Supersonic-IQ-207-Wireless FM Transmitter With1.4 Inches Display-USB and SD Card-SD/MMC card, USB Flash-Plays MP3/WMA: MP3 Players & Accessories) which was amazing. The only reason I changed it was my girlfriend wanted a bluetooth touchscreen unit. Shoot me a message if you're interested, otherwise gonna sell it on Craigslist.
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