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Old 05-03-2009, 08:26 AM
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05 6disc radio in 2001 F350XL

Okay, so I heard this could be done but I noticed some things right off the bat. That 05 radio is taller then the 2001 so I would have to modify the dash and some of the internals to get the radio to fit. Next, I bought a wiring male harness from installer.com for the 05 radio, and the female for the stock 01 harness. Then the idea is to marry the harnesses together. I followed the instructions, and married the wires, and I am not getting any sound. Question is, did the 05 radios without premium sound have an amp installed? I have an F350 XL, and would like to try and make this work.

Please let me know if anyone has done an upgrade like this successfully. Thanks,

Ron
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What sound system did you truck have originally? If your truck has a factory amp, it may need to be bypassed to work. Try taking a battery like a AA or 9V, then at the harness, take the leads you think go to each speaker, and rub them on the + and - posts of the battery. If you have the right wires, (and theres nothing in between like a factory amp) the speaker will make a popping or scratching sound. Hope that helps.
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Its was just a stock AM/FM casette in a 2001 F350XL Diesel single cab. The new radio is from a 2005, no premium sound (So I assume no amp needs). Good news, I got the audio working but the cd player will not work. I am getting "Player error" when I switch from FM to CD. When I hit load, it says its full, when I hit eject it asks which of the 6 discs, and all the selections just blink and it does nothing. I suspect the player is broken. I am reaching out to the individual I bought it from on this forum to discuss how we should proceed.

Thanks for the help.
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Thanks James

I do still have the box and all the shipping info, so if ford can't give me an idea of what's up with it, I'll get you the info ASAP.

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Jamie, I sent you and email with the info. Thanks, Ron
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