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Hey guys, any tips or tricks I need to know before I install my new radio? I do have one question though. I bought a double din radio to fill the entire area of the old ford factory radio but my truck has the 6 disc CD changer. Does the 6 disc changer need to come out before the new radio gets put in? If so is there an easy way to do it? I needed a new radio so I could play my Ipod, current Ford radio lacks that option. Thanks for any input guys.
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I'd like to know also, I'm thinking about going to the Pioneer App Radio2.

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The 6 disc CD changer is the only thing I am confused about. I am doing the install this weekend Lilpooh, I will let you know how it all goes.
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Thanks, I'll keep an eye on this thread.

What radio are you going with?

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Get a wiring harness and install kit, whatever you do don't cut the factory wiring harness. The disc changer is integrated into the factory radio it is all one piece.

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Yeah, my stereo head/cd changer just died the other day. I keep getting "CD error" messages all the time. I'd also like to figure out how the install works since I need to buy a new head unit sooner than I wanted to.

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New radio came in today along with a wire harness and a face plate. I am going to try to put it in tomorrow night after work... or Saturday afternoon if I run late Friday night. I will take some notes and give you all a run down along with some pics. If it all works I will also get you all the part numbers/links to the stuff I used, if it all works. ttyl guys.
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My factory changer took a crap I need one that works. Did you keep yours and what year is your truck?

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I will take some notes and give you all a run down along with some pics. If it all works I will also get you all the part numbers/links to the stuff I used, if it all works. ttyl guys.
Thanks!! Now I just gotta wait until DashBoss gets the approval from Pioneer so I can have a monitor built into the radio.

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