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Overview: The PAC C2R-FRD1 is an essential installation
accessory for select 2005 and up Ford / Lincoln / Mercury vehicles with MSCAN
databus radios. Using this interface will enable factory features such as rear
seat entertainment (RSE), rear seat controls (RSC) and the THXII amplifier when
the original radio is removed. Other features of the C2R-FRD1 include data bus
driven retained accessory power (RAP), vehicle speed sensor (VSS) output,
illumination, reverse output, parking brake output and a 5-volt regulated amp
turn-on for factory installed subwoofers. The C2R-FRD1 also makes use of the
factory AUX input jack (if available).
Steering Wheel Controls: If your vehicle has steering wheel
controls (and the aftermarket radio is compatible) they can be integrated using
the optional PAC SWI-RC steering wheel control interface
RCA Filter: The audio signal coming from the RSE in
Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicles is a differential output. Some auxiliary inputs on
aftermarket radio have a common ground input that causes distortion in the RSE
audio. The audio distortion can be fixed by using the supplied ground loop
isolator (SNI-1) between the RSE output from the C2R-FRD1 and the aftermarket
radio's auxiliary input.
Compatible Vehicles: The PAC C2R-FRD1 is compatible with the
following Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicles.
- 2005-2007 Five Hundred, Freestyle, Montego
- 2005-2008 Mustang (Shaker 500 and 1000 included)
- 2006-2008 Explorer, Fusion, Milan, Zephyr, Mountaineer
- 2007-2008 MKX, MKZ, Navigator, Sport Trac, Edge, Expedition
- 2008 Escape, F-250, F-350, F-450, Taurus (X), Marnier, Sable
Note: 2008 F250/350/450 with XL
trim package are not compatible.
If the vehicle is equipped with the Sony factory stereo system, adjust the
fader to your preferred front/rear setting before the factory radio is
removed. Neither the aftermarket radio nor the C2R-FRD1 interface has the
ability to adjust the factory amplifier's fader. Please see Crutchfield's
"Outfit My Car" to confirm your vehicle's compatibility.
- Ford Radio Replacement Interface (C2R-FRD1): width = 3.815",
height = 1.025", depth = 1.525"
- RCA Filter (SNI-1): width = 3.645", height = 1.015", depth =