SN95 6-disk in a fox?

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  1. Mustang5L5

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    WHat can I do with this bad boy? It's a Mach 460, but i don't have the amps and other parts.

    I guess my first question is can this unit be wired as a standalone head unit? :shrug:

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    does it work?
    my wifes 01 has one just like that and the cd player is jambed, from what i can tell its a common problem. you should give it to me and ill save you that headache.:D
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    Yes. It works. CDs stick sometimes though, but I want it for the am/fm. I don't even own CDs anymore. Mp3s!!!
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    You need the amps for it to work.
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    I had also had the thought of using a late model mustang deck in a fox, anyone have any suggestions??
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    No way to workaround that? :shrug:


    I wonder if the non-Mach units would require Amps. The irony is I paid $10 for this thinking it was just a 6-disk ford radio....then I find out it's a Mach 460. :nonono:
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    If I were you I'd throw it in the trash or post it on ebay. That is hands down the most annoying head unit of all time. Only load it with 6 CDs you never want to see again.
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    Like I said...I no longer own CDs :shrug:

    I want it for the radio. And to be honest, I like the Mach setup. Had it in my 03gt and found it more than adequate for my needs. It was a much better system than the damned Bose crap setup in my Infiniti :nonono:



    I don't even listen to the radio in my fox. The exhaust note is what I listen to so I don't want to spend $$$ on an aftermarket setup. Its either try this, or put the oem radio and cardboard speakers back in. :rolleyes:
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    ok, i am probably the the only authority here to make this work as i have it in my 93. I have one of these decks that i disected to find where Visteon installed the crossover to cut low frequency's to the internal amps power ouput. So far I can't locate it, and to say that Visteon is stingy with the component schematics is a gross understatement.

    So the answer is no. you have to have an amp to power the midbass/lowend. BUT you dont need to use a ford amp to do this. I have a 6disc deck like mine in the wife's 90 fox in the stock location, wired into a cheap coustic 25wX4 amp and it sounds great.

    Here is the diagram that I used to make my pigtail harness for the amp.
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    I have a 1" tweeter in the dash, a 6.5" Midbass driver in the doors, and a set of 6.5" coaxials in the rear deck on a 1/4" baffle board. front tweeters are running off of the deck and the rest off of the small amp.
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    Do you have some pics of the deck installed in your wife's car? Does it look stock??
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    Interesting.

    I already have a 4-channel amp handy, so i could do this. All i need to do if cut myself some radio harness plugs for the head unit out of a junkyard car so I can splice into it.

    Any pics of final product? Was also trying to figure out how I would mount the unit in the radio hole. I think Metra does have a DD kit now as well
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    interested in seeing this also!
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    The only way I would want to do this mod is if it would have a good fit and finish after installed.
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    Seems like it would be more worth your time to just install a decent aftermarket head unit. Unless you want to be different? :shrug:
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    I'm doing it to do something different. I kinda like incorporating some subtle SN95 touches in a car.

    I personally don't like aftermarket radios much. They look cheap to me..even if it's a $2K navi DD unit. I'll prob never even use the thing since the 300 miles or so i drive a year...the radio is off.

    I just think it would be cool to have a working mach 460 in a fox, just for the look alone. So yeah, aftermarket would be easier, but my goals are different here
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    I have yet to see a classy looking aftermarket unit. They all look ricey and attempt to look "space age" which IMHO, looks terribly out of place in a Fox.

    I switched back to an OEM tape deck in my Fox. Sounds like crap but it works and doesn't look like I stole it out of a teenager's Civic.
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    +1 my thoughts exactly.
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    I get wanting the stock look but I have never come across a stock radio that sounded good...which I suppose is not your concern here but just seems like wasted effort IMO. I would be curious to see a picture of how that unit looks in a fox. Also, you can find plenty of aftermarket radios that look clean and aren't all flashy on the cheap and the sound quality is far and beyond what stock junk can produce.
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    That does look pretty stock.


    But at this point, i just want to see if i can make what I have work. I have the head unit, i have a 4-channel amp, i have wiring and RCA's. I even have 6 speakers i can use in my fox. This is very low cost.

    The only thing i need is to go grab some wiring pigtails for the back of the 460 so i can splice wiring to. Considering there's 2 feet of snow outside, i have no idea when ill head to a junkyard to snip some out.

    I guess i can order the double din Metra kit and see how this would even look first.
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