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IS there a definitive answer to hooking a non-ipod mp3 player to the factory stereo?

I dont care about controlling it through the head unit, i just want the AUX to work for it.

I have read through the whole Electronics forum and all everyone talks about is the ipod and to have ipod control, but I dont see any info on just hooking up an mp3 player.

Does ford make one?

Thanks in advance...
 

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I thought I posts that the PXDX2 had some issues and overheated or just stopped working.

Is this the only option I have?

Does anyone know who much a radio from the 2007's would cost to buy and put in mine?
 

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[quote author=WiKDMoNKY link=topic=62613.msg1073092#msg1073092 date=1163786642]
I thought I posts that the PXDX2 had some issues and overheated or just stopped working.

Is this the only option I have?

Does anyone know who much a radio from the 2007's would cost to buy and put in mine?
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It would probably be cheaper to but a few of the above add-ons. I would guess that the Factory stereo from ford is alot of $$$. Plust you would probably need to run the input jack anyway.
 

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Everyone is getting confused over the part numbers. There are two part numbers that peripherial (sp?) makes to hook up thought AUX.

PXDX2 - Audio only. Works fine. Hook up any audio source through a 3.5mm jack (headphone). Install instructions are incorrect but i posted the correct dipswitch settings somewhere on here.

PXDP2 - Ipod control. Does not work. Major problems. This controls your ipod and is for ipods only. you control through the steering controls and head unit controls.

I have used both of the part numbers above so i know first hand that the PXDX2 works and the PXDP2 does not. :)

You are going to spend around $100 for the PXDX2 and corresponding harness. A new 2007 stereo off ebay would be around $200 or more plus you need to buy the harness for the input jack which may not even be available yet. You better off purchasing the pxdx2.
 

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So I need a PXDX2 and a harness?

Is there a part number for the harness?
 

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The harness is PXH2FD1. I just hooked mine up today. I did have some issues with the dip switches & the unit did not work properly. I had purchased it off eBay. I called Peripheral and they were aware of the issue I was having and gave me a different dip switch settting (1,2,3,8). The only difference is that right now the display says "No Ipod c" and it could reset itself and not work or some dash lights could go goofy. They said to try it for a few days and if it works they will send out a new unit. So far it has worked. Sounds good though, I am crossing my fingers.
 

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[quote author=eiching1 link=topic=62613.msg1073998#msg1073998 date=1163819206]
The harness is PXH2FD1. I just hooked mine up today. I did have some issues with the dip switches & the unit did not work properly. I had purchased it off eBay. I called Peripheral and they were aware of the issue I was having and gave me a different dip switch settting (1,2,3,8).   The only difference is that right now the display says "No Ipod c" and it could reset itself and not work or some dash lights could go goofy. They said to try it for a few days and if it works they will send out a new unit. So far it has worked. Sounds good though, I am crossing my fingers.
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Are you talking about the ipod one?
 

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Actually, This is for a standard MP3 player. It gives you the RCA jacks, but no control over the player. If you are looking for one for the iPod just go to their site for the PXDP2 (with the same harness)

http://peripheralelectronics.com/prodDetail.asp?strProductID=403

But, yes for non-iPod player you picked the right one off eBay.
 

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[quote author=eiching1 link=topic=62613.msg1074418#msg1074418 date=1163860575]
Actually, This is for a standard MP3 player. It gives you the RCA jacks, but no control over the player. If you are looking for one for the iPod just go to their site for the PXDP2 (with the same harness)

http://peripheralelectronics.com/prodDetail.asp?strProductID=403

But, yes for non-iPod player you picked the right one off eBay.
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All I want is something I can hook up a standard MP3 player (without controlling it) or my XM radio...
 

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[quote author=eiching1 link=topic=62613.msg1074704#msg1074704 date=1163878914]
PXDX2 w/PXH2FD1.  PIE also makes one FRD04-AUX. It had an adjustable gain, but looks a little harder to hook up (splicing wires for power). Check seller Autoware302 ($80.95 shipped). He also some some generic unit for around $68.00 shipped (check his listings)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/PIE-FRD04-AUX-Aux-Input-Converter-FORD-CAN-BUS-NEW_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ38636QQihZ011QQitemZ320049204823QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWD1V
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Would that work even though I have the 6cd head unit?
 

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I do not believe it matters. I see no notes about the 6cd player. Best bet is to call or email which ever company you decide on and check with them.
 

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i have my dip switch settings at 1,2,3 and i have never had a problem with any dash lights going on or the unit reseting itself. I have mine for over a few months with not a single problem. if i were you id get the updated version from discountcarstereo but if you want to chance it and get one off ebay for slightly cheaper you can take your chance.

http://www.discountcarstereo.com/detail.aspx?ID=973

Just select 06 fusion and PXH2FD1 from the drop down lists and you are all set.
 

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I tried the ebay way. I would not recommend it with this unit. They do have some defective units and on top oof that, for some reason it has issues when installed in a Milan. It worked OK over the weekend but today... BAM! First it just switched to the CD player, then in the driveway my high beam indicator, oil and brake lights came on and the transmission locked into park. I unhooked it and... lights out, transmission free. I am lucky that the seller is willing to give me a refund (less shipping though) If you have a Fusion you should be OK though. I think I am going PIE.
 

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I have a local dealer in town, he has the pie part, it did not work in a milan! Plays for 10 seconds then cut off. We really need the ford solution. If this means hooking up a sirus unit then lets find out exactly what they put in the cars that have the aux input. If anyone with the aux line in look behind the radio or see where the wires run to, even better take digital pictures then those who would need to upgrade there radio or wires will know exactly what we need from ford. Thanks
 

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I just called PIE and asked if they had aunit for the Fusion and they said they are testing one, but no expected date for it to be sold.

I dont understand, they make one for the Milan and the Zephyr.

Isn't it the exact same stereo/wiring?

I know my Fusion/Milan/Zephyr shop manual has the same info for alll of them when it comes to stereo wiring, unless it comes with satellite or navigation.

WTF???
 
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