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Perfect F.I.T. Installation Packages: Because of its large 8" touchscreen LCD monitor, the Alpine INE-Z928HD in-dash
multimedia-navigation head unit (500INEZ928,
sold separately) will not fit a standard Single-DIN or Double-DIN dash opening. To accommodate this large screen in your vehicle's dash, Alpine offers a line of Perfect Factory Integration Technology (F.I.T.) packages specifically
for the INE-Z928HD. Alpine's Perfect F.I.T. installation packages allow the
INE-Z928HD to fit seamlessly into select vehicle dashes. Perfect F.I.T. is
designed to cosmetically match the shape, color and texture of the vehicle's
interior. The Perfect F.I.T. installation package come with all necessary
accessories for the installation of the INE-Z928HD, including an
Alpine/vehicle-specific harness, antenna adapter, Alpine-specific steering wheel
interface, and BUS adapter (if necessary). A variety of new kits, representing popular
U.S. vehicles, are available.
Compatibility: The Alpine KTX-ECP8 Perfect F.I.T.
Installation Package allows seamless integration of the Alpine INE-Z928
multimedia-navigation head unit in select 2008-up Ford Escapes. Also compatible
with the 2008-2011 Mercury Mariner and 2008-2011 Mazda Tribute. This Perfect F.I.T. Installation Package
will not retain the factory SYNC system, factory Bluetooth functionality, or
factory SiriusXM satellite radio tuners.
Note: As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
OEM-Like Appearance: The KTX-ECP8 Perfect F.I.T.
Installation Package has been specifically fitted and engineered to fit select
2008-up Ford Escapes perfectly. It comes with a specially formed OEM-grade, high
quality/high strength ABS plastic radio housing that is color matched to the
dash. This allows the unit to precisely fit not only the vehicle, but also the
Alpine INE-Z928 navigation receiver. In addition, extra care is taken to match
the factory dash's shape, texture, and color ensuring a more OEM-like
appearance. Unlike traditional universal dash kits, the Alpine Perfect F.I.T.
packages include direct fit OEM-like brackets to ensure sturdy support and
accurate positioning of the radio in your vehicle's dash.
Vehicle+Radio Harness: This Perfect F.I.T. Installation
Package comes with a vehicle+radio harness for
simple installation between the Alpine INE-Z928HD and your 2008-up Ford Escape. You get all the
necessary harnesses and adapters in the box to install the Alpine INE-Z928HD
navigation receiver in your 2008-up Ford Escape.
Note: The vehicle+radio harness contains three Molex connectors
which plug into your Ford Escape's factory radio harness. On the same end
of the harness is a 10-pin connector which plugs into the included Ford
stereo replacement interface module (KCX-SRMFD). On the other end of
the harness is a 16-pin Alpine radio connector which plugs into the radio
connector port on the back of the Alpine INE-Z928HD navigation receiver.
There is also a mono-sub RCA connector and stereo AUX input connector which
plugs into the corresponding ports on the Alpine INE-Z928HD. In addition,
you will need to make two hardwired connections between the supplied
vehicle+radio harness and your vehicle's Parking brake (Yellow/blue) and
Foot brake (Yellow/black). There is a remote turn-on lead (Blue/white) to
connect an aftermarket amplifier.
Steering Wheel Controls: The Perfect F.I.T. Installation
Package also includes a steering wheel remote interface cable (KCX-SWCFD). For 2008-up Ford Escapes with factory steering wheel audio controls, the KTX-ECP8 retains
the capability to control the Alpine INE-Z928HD navigation receiver's volume,
source, and playback controls. There is no additional programming required,
simply plug & play.
Note: The 3.5mm connector of the steering wheel remote interface
cable plugs into the 3.5mm remote input of the Alpine INE-Z928HD.