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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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The Ugly AM/FM Stock Radio

If you have a Ford made the last four years or so, you no doubt dislike the appearance of the radio. It's bland. It's not truly functional. It's ugly. Actually, it Fugly. Ukklin' fugly. The display is also difficult to read - especially if you're wearing sunglasses. It's too small.

When I sold my old truck, the guy that bought it decided to put in a "cool" radio, amplifier and speakers ('tis a regular cab!) I believe that his hearing will be gone shortly. Anyway, he gave me my old radio, saying that he was only going to throw it away.

Fabulous. As radios go, it's nicer to look at and has a larger display. It also has a CD player. (When I bought the new Ranger, it came with an AM/FM only stereo.)

The fact is, it's so ugly that you cannot find a picture of one on the 'Nets. The last person to look at one directly turned into a pillar of sh!t...er salt!

Go to a wrecker and get an AM/FM from a 2000 or newer ford of any stripe. They all connect using the same plugs, mounting system and are the same size to boot.

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My Ranger originally had only the stock am/fm radio, not even a tape deck... I changed it with the stock am/fm cass/cd radio from a 99 Windstar... It was completely plug and play...Now Im alot happier....

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-22-2008, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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That's great, isn't it? Went in slicker than snot. I used a couple of 8 inch pieces of coat hangar bent into a U shape to make the extraction tool.

I'm betting that Ford made these radios butt ugly like that so thieves wouldn't bother with them. They are so easy to pop out of the dash, and with no extraction damage either.

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