Car Radio, Casette Player and CD Player not working
We bought a '97 Ford Expedition and when we switch/press the radio on the radio channels on the display are changing constantly like crazy (FM/AM), even if we press search. There's no sound at all, just the constant changing of the radio channels on the display. The same with the CD playes and casette, there's no sound and constant changing of channels even though it's not on radio. But when we parked indoor, sometimes we get a radio sound and with in a few seconds it's gone.
Please help. We don't know what's the solution, if it's the antenna or some electrical wiring...
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you need to check you owners manual in the glove box under the radio section,your car probably has a six cd box under a seat or in a console but it should tell you where,or even stop in a ford garage and have them show you where it is
1997 Ford Windstar Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Green/Violet
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/Light Green
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Green
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Front Speakers Size: N/A
Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Light Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Light Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green/Orange
Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Brown/White
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Brown/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Brown/Green
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Pink
Your best bet on that one is to go to a place that sells car audio systems or even some autoparts retailers have them,and get the proper adapter harness already made up. A few more dollars but, a whole lot less headaches.
Mine had a similar problem (radio/tape casette days a 2 decades ago) Had to return the radio 3 times till they finally fixed it correctly. It was a problem internal to the radio. Sounds like you may have a compnent loose & not soldered well to the PC board. Or maybe it's a bad component & got fried. (output transistors ?)
06 expedition 6 cd player and having the same issues,,, Disconnect battery and all 6 cd are stuck inside. "Error cd" shows when pushing eject. Looked everywhere and nothing shows how to fix it. I dont want to buy another radio/cd player for something that ford should know and how to fix?
Since the replacement is a different one from the one you are replacing, the car wiring harness is probably different from the one needed for the new radio. This is a really important difference if the new one is part of a Bose system and that is not the option installed in your car. The best way to check is for you to identify the option codes for each radio and go to alldatadiy.com and compare the wiring diagrams.