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P.I.E. Rear-seat Factory DVD Adapter

Retains factory rear seat DVD system in select 2004-up Ford and Lincoln vehicles with Phase II connectors (Model FRD03-DVD)

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Precision Interface Electronics' FRD03-DVD adapter lets you retain use of the factory-installed DVD system in select 2004-up Ford vehicles when you install an aftermarket receiver. Connect it to your new receiver's auxiliary input, and you'll hear the audio from your factory DVD system over your vehicle's speakers. This adapter is designed for vehicles with 16-pin Phase II-style radio connectors. Warranty: 1 year.

Important note: The aftermarket radio you install must have an auxiliary input if you wish to play DVD sound through the vehicle's speakers. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this model is compatible with your vehicle.

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Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so, then check here for a list of parts. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

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  • 6.5" Ford DVD retention harness with Phase II connector

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Overview: The PIE FRD03-DVDis a Ford 2003 and up DVD retention harness. The FRD03-DVD will allow you to replace the factory head-unit and retain the audio and power to your OEM DVD player.  With the FRD03-DVD, the audio from the OEM DVD player can be connected to the auxiliary input (if equipped) of the aftermarket radio to allow the DVD audio to be heard over the vehicle's audio system. The FRD03-DVD harness consists of a molex-plug on one end which connects to your vehicle's factory plug and stereo RCA audio male connectors on the other end (requires audio cable) to connect to your aftermarket headunit's auxiliary input. There is also a red, 12-volt accessory wire and black/white ground wire which must be hardwired.

Compatibility: The FRD03-DVD is designed for select 2004-2006 vehicles with 16-pin "Phase II" style radio connectors. Compatibility for the FRD03-DVD includes the following vehicles.

  • 2004-2006 Ford Expedition (Excluding Navigation)
  • 2004-2005 Ford Freestar
  • 2004-2006 Lincoln Navigator
 
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2 out of 5

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Written By Ward, Louisville, KY on Wednesday, August 01, 2012
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Dose not do what i thought it would do
Pros:
Sound from the back dvd plays through the stereo
Cons:
Ita just for the sound it does not send video
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5 out of 5

Doesn't get any easier

Written By JeffH, Mahomet, IL on Sunday, July 15, 2012
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Super fast and easy install. Perfect solution to keep power to the rear entertainment center in my 2004 Ford Freestar. Just wired it in and the rear DVD player works just like it did with my factory stereo. I can play the audio thru the van's speakers or just let the kids use the van's infrared headphones. I read mixed reviews on whether the IR headphones would continue to work. Crutchfield advisor said they would and they were right! Great!
Pros:
Super easy install. Retains sound and power for rear entertainment center in 2004 Ford Freestar
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

P.I.E. Rear-seat Factory DVD Adapter

Written By Robert, Atlantic City New Jersey on Thursday, July 12, 2012
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Very easy install didn't even have to take the radio out. I installed this on an 06 Expedition. It shipped out soon and I received it before the date they said.. All in all I'm happy with my purchase and the product..
Pros:
Easy install
Cons:
Wish it was able to play rear DVD up front too..
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5 out of 5

P.I.E. Model FRD03-DVD

Written By Marlon, New Jersey on Saturday, March 12, 2011
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Installed with Pioneer AVH-P3200DVD in 04 Expedition to retain my factory
overhead DVDplayer. Plays through all speakers perfect and easy installation.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

P.I.E. Rear-seat Factory DVD Adapter

Written By felix, jacksonville, fl on Friday, March 11, 2011
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this wireharness is really hard to find, but it is worth the chase it enables you to hook-up an aftermarket head unit (cd/dvd player) in an expedition without replaceing or losing the factory entertainment package dvd player in the rear, i was excited to hear of this wire harness because i was about to replace the factory dvd player in order to have two dvd player runing at the same time. it very easy to hook up and crutchfeild will send you(upon request) the wireing layout for the harness, its worth the $
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3 out of 5

P.I.E. Rear-seat Factory DVD Adapter

Written By Robert, Texas on Sunday, January 10, 2010
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Installed in 06 Expedition with a Kenwood DDX6019. Plays fine through the speakers
but disables the ability to use IR wireless headphones which is a big minus for me
having little ones. Did not know this until after the fact. That would be a great thing to
know before a purchase.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Easy install in Expedition

Written By Phil, Florida on Wednesday, April 08, 2009
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Used to install a Kenwood 6019 into a 2005 Expedition. Worked perfect. Rear DVD sound plays through all speakers.
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