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I have an MP3 player. How do I hook it up to the factory head unit? I am new to MP3 players and the such.
 

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if you have a 2007 fusion check out the center counsel armrest compartment and next to the 12volt plug there should be an audio in jack. If there isnt one, then you would have to take the radio out and plug in an adapter which is about $100ish to have an aux in that runs when you press the aux button on your radio. Otherwise you could get an fm modulator that also plugs into the back but runs off a dedicated radio station instead, they are much cheaper, $50 or less.
 

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I have the 06 model. The FM modulator sounds good to me.
 

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If you keept stock H/U; then you can search for a PIE adapter. I have one in my car but I don't recall the model #. I would give PIE a call.
 

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[quote author=pkoko link=topic=96271.msg1893901#msg1893901 date=1196700594]
If you keept stock H/U; then you can search for a PIE adapter. I have one in my car but I don't recall the model #. I would give PIE a call.
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Thanks. I would apreciate that.
 

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Go for the PIE adaptor... Whatever you do, stay away from the FM transmitters. They're more of a PITA than it's worth. Not to mention, if you drive 15 miles from your home, you'll probably need to be looking for new empty stations to transmit on.
 

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[quote author=UnderEstimated link=topic=96271.msg1894920#msg1894920 date=1196725382]
Go for the PIE adaptor... Whatever you do, stay away from the FM transmitters. They're more of a PITA than it's worth. Not to mention, if you drive 15 miles from your home, you'll probably need to be looking for new empty stations to transmit on.
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I agree with this. If you do get the FM transmitter, make sure you get triptunes from ford. It is $50 and it comes with a power switch so when you flip it on, it disables the antenna and draws streight from the source so that nothing interupts the signal nomatter where you are.
 

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My wife bought me the FM transmitter. You all are right, it is kinda crappy. I had problems finding a station with no reception, then after a while the station begins to get a little reception, causing my MP3 player to loose signal with the radio. Well, it is temporary anyway until I get a new radio that is MP3/Ipod ready.
 

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[quote author=pkoko link=topic=96271.msg1893901#msg1893901 date=1196700594]
If you keept stock H/U; then you can search for a PIE adapter. I have one in my car but I don't recall the model #. I would give PIE a call.
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pkoko,

Do you like the P.I.E. adapter? Have you had any issues with it?
 

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Not at all, I love the pie adapter; it has excellent sound quality and has given me no problems. PIE has excellent reputation in car audio integration.

However it has some drawbacks. It is only a 2 source auxiliary IN module. It can't control your ipod. It is also expensive for what you get. Also IIRC, you can't use it with sat radio. I would double check that with a PIE rep.
 
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