About the Scosche FD134030B Dash and Wiring Kit
Scosche's FD134030B kit lets you upgrade to a new car stereo in your vehicle's unique factory radio opening. It fits the oval opening in the Taurus or Sable perfectly. Plus, it includes a series of plugs to connect the climate controls. You transfer the switches and knobs from the factory oval control panel into the new panel. Warranty: limited lifetime.
Important Note: When installing an aftermarket radio, you will need to run the provided antenna extension cable and speaker extension harness from the Ford rear tuner/amp unit to your new receiver.
What's in the box:
- Receiver mounting bracket with attached wires and plugs
- Left and right ISO mount brackets
- DIN radio trim plate
- 18' FDA-18 Ford antenna extension cable (with male Motorola plug on one end and a right-angle male Ford plug on the other)
- 7" FD22 Wiring adapter harness
- 17.5' FD12 Power/speaker wiring harness
- Instruction sheet
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Product Description: This kit allows you to install an aftermarket receiver into 1996-99 Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable models with rotary climate controls. The oval-shaped kit has a rectangular DIN opening for the receiver. Three circular openings below the receiver slot accommodate the factory Fan Control switch, Vent Control switch and Temperature Control switch. The Rear Defrost switch and indicator light are also located on the front of the kit. Attached to the rear of the kit are several wires, some of which plug into factory harnesses and others that need to be spliced into the wiring of the new receiver.
Receiver Mounting Options: You can mount the radio into the kit from the front using the radio's mounting sleeve, or you can mount the radio into the kit from the rear by using the supplied ISO mount brackets. In both cases, you will need to use the supplied DIN trim ring. It is recommended that you support the rear of the receiver with the support strap supplied with the radio to add to the installation's structural integrity.
Modifications: For Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable models with floor consoles, a minor modification to the factory trim panel may be necessary. A small corner of the factory trim may need to be filed or cut in order for the kit to fit the opening. The modified area will not be visible after the receiver has been installed, and should not affect the re-installation of the factory radio.
Kit Wiring: Attached to the back of the kit are two sets of wires: a defroster harness (green plug) and a radio power harness (white plug). These plug into the vehicle harnesses, either directly (1996-97 models) or with the supplied FD22 adapter harness (1998-99 models). Four 6" wires coming out of the radio power harness (white plug) need to be spliced to the new receiver's wiring harness using the following color codes:
- Yellow: 12 Volts Constant Power
- Red: 12 Volts Switched Power
- Orange: Illumination (dash lights)
- Black: Chassis Ground
Speaker Wiring Adapter/Amplifier Bypass: Supplied with the kit is a 17-1/2' Speaker Wiring adapter harness that carries the output signal from the new receiver to the factory speaker harness, located in the rear of the vehicle. The bare ends of this harness need to be spliced to the speaker output wires of the new receiver. The other end contains the 14-pin Speaker Input Plug which connects to the factory speaker harness after it has been disconnected from the amplifier output. (Note: The factory amplifier is located in the rear of the vehicle and the speaker wiring harness, along with the supplied antenna extension cable, need to be routed from the radio location to the rear of the vehicle.) The factory amplifier is bypassed and the speakers are powered by the new receiver. The color codes for the Speaker Wiring Adapter are:
- White: Left Front Speaker Positive
- White/Black: Left Front Speaker Negative
- Green: Left Rear Speaker Positive
- Green/Black: Left Rear Speaker Negative
- Gray: Right Front Speaker Positive
- Gray/Black: Right Front Speaker Negative
- Violet: Right Rear Speaker Positive
- Violet/Black: Right Rear Speaker Negative
Note On Receiver Wiring: The wire colors of the new receiver may, or may not, match the wire colors of the adapter. You will need to match the adapter and receiver wires by function, disregarding color.
Wire Color Codes: The manual (Page 4) lists the factory color codes of the Black 14-pin Speaker Input plug incorrectly. The correct functions for each wire are printed on the actual wires on the supplied 17-1/2' speaker wiring harness, and match the color code list above.
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