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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.

Any ideas?

11 comments:

  1. Could you reverse the dash mount to make it a floor mount over the
    hump in the floor on the passenger side facing the driver?

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  2. Same thing in my escorts, i have had luck looking on craigslist and junkyards for the aftermarket mounts which can only cost $10-$20 there.

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  3. If you are mainly going to use it for mp3 player... why not buy an fm transmitter and problem solved? No need to swap a radio or installation headache. Not to mention the transmitter will be less than the cost of the install kit alone

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  4. My wife’s 1999 Chevy Tahoe has the factory radio and we bought a cassette insert for playing MP3’s....

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  5. FM transmitters lose quite a bit of quality, bluetooth is another way to go but is a battery killer on phone

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  8. I would honestly suggest that you go with buying an FM transmitter if all you intend to do is play your mp3s. Otherwise, I would suggest checking out eBay or even Craigslist for decent deals on car stereos.

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