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Old 02-05-2012, 10:14 PM
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I been searching for an answer, but haven't found one yet, or possibly accidentally overlooked it. I have an 01 Sport with the Premium dual media radio, and have a problem. Some of the radio button lights will not light up, everything else works perfect, display everything. I did a lot of reading, this is not the Mach model with the RDS button, with the light issues.

It's just the regular Premium dual media unit shown below, but the AM/FM, Seek, Tune, and Rew buttons do not light as the rest of the radio does. I know from searching though the Premium, and Mach unit look similar they are different internally. Has anyone took 1 of these apart is there bulbs behind the faceplate, or leds? I can't afford a new radio right now, so only option is repair it if I can, thanks.

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Old 02-05-2012, 10:16 PM
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It's not worth the headache of trying to repair. Just get a new HU


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Old 02-05-2012, 10:26 PM
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There is a gentleman on www.explorerforum.com named Duanne Harrison that fixes the radios. It is the circuit board that malfunctioned and soldering is involved. Unfortunately, no bulbs to replace. I sent a newer one to him and he fixed it for $90, but for that price, you can get a new basic aftermarket one. Radios really aren't that expensive unless you need the bells and whistles.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:14 AM
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Those go out... a lot. Yeah... take the advice of the line share of posts here... get another radio. If you want premium high end equipment... I can hook you up. Want basic sound... Wally World FTW.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:26 AM
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Thanks, I will probably just look around here locally for another, or a possibly a 6 disc CD6 premium unit.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:13 PM
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If you get another stock radio... count on it doing the same thing. Ford Stock equipment wasnt the best built. Id go ahead and go aftermarket. You'd need only a harness adapter and for single din a plactic install kit. Double din goes right in.
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Thanks, I will probably just look around here locally for another, or a possibly a 6 disc CD6 premium unit.
I have the 6 disc and speakers from my '02. I will take $250, shipping and insurance included.
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I have the 6 disc and speakers from my '02. I will take $250, shipping and insurance included.
No offense, but I could get a 1000 times better aftermarket HU and speakers for only a few more bucks than that.


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No offense, but I could get a 1000 times better aftermarket HU and speakers for only a few more bucks than that.


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1000 times ? Really ? Ah man ! Missed another sell !
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1000 times ? Really ? Ah man ! Missed another sell !
250 dam killer. Aftermarket hu is like 90 4 6x8 are like 80. Thats all kenwood. U want 250 for stock lol crazy. I have.all my stock to id take like 125 plus shipping.
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250 dam killer. Aftermarket hu is like 90 4 6x8 are like 80. Thats all kenwood. U want 250 for stock lol crazy. I have.all my stock to id take like 125 plus shipping.
Just saying. I'd soon keep mine.
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