Monday, February 29, 2016
Aftermarket stereo mount 2001 Ford Taurus
I've installed my own car stereos in about 10 vehicles now. It's been a while and I'm experiencing major sticker shock at the cost of mounting kits for this car. It's got that obnoxiously all-inclusive panel that has both the radio and temperature dials combined, and runs around $60 and up all over the internet. I really don't want to spend that much.
I've taken a good look-see at the dash. I thought an under dash mount (which runs only about $12) would be a good alternative, as I don't intend to keep this car through next winter and it would be easier than swapping the OEM stereo out and then having to swap it back when I sell the car. But the underside of that part of the dash is a big gaping hole with no real place to screw into.
I'm about ready to just connect the wiring harness and lay the darned thing on the floor if i can't find a better alternative. It's got a remote control and I mostly intend to use it to plug my MP3 player into the input jacks on the back anyway.