Gotta take your time
2000 Ford Taurus LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
The install kit was ok for possibly someone younger. I personally had a time removing all the stuff that was in the way in the trunk and along the bottom of the door areas. Lots of patience hoping that you didn't tear up the connectors. As for the connectors along the sides of the main radio part that gets taken out, I was very careful about not breaking them as I read in the previous reviews. I chose not to connect the wire to the cigarette lighter to avoid the cheap look of the replacement panel at night. As it is now, I keep the radio display on dim and it looks A-OK. I had the negative lead disconnected as I was doing the install. After I turned on the radio, I immediately lost my power windows, door locks, remote trunk, wipers, and speedometer. Long story short, I had blown a 15 amp fuse on the second row of fuses located under the dash. Whew! Had no idea all those things could be impacted by a single itty bitty fuse. I was reading that I may need a new GEM module, etched. Always check the cheap things first.
Pros: It fits with no trimming and the original rear bracket did not need to be cut.
Cons: It does look cheap, but for the $35 I paid for as part of a bundle with my radio, I guess it's ok.