Circuitry inside the radio can wear out and give poor reception even with the best antenna. Many japanese cars have true 2. Sideview of factory ford radio. View of the top of the radio, note how shallow the depth of the radio is Back of radio, nothing fancy here. The fuses are behind the cover. This radio antenna setup would be a more involved project to install than the 2005 rear quarter one. And here's the diagram that your local ford dealership would see if you were attempting to order parts for your crownvic's dashboard Here's a closeup of the ductwork which directs air from the heater plenum box to the defroster vents.
Use of the Ford Crown Victoria wiring information is at your own risk. Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis dashboards have not changed much over the last 15 years. The new headunit gets excellent radio reception utilizing the integrated rear window antenna, perhaps even a little better than the stock radio did. There's a screw towards the bottom back of the door panel towards the b-pillar. Above a a few pictures of wrecked crown victoria police cruiser rear parcel shelves. Most independent car audio shops now stock mp3 capable decks, as do big chains such as BestBuy and CircuitCity.
If for some reason, you absolutetly need to be able to fit a full 1. But if you're living in a sparsely populated rural area of the country, you might sometimes still encounter cars with external cellular antenntas on the rear window glass. But it won't physically fit in the dashboard of an 02' or prior crown vic either due to being a 1. But in this particular case, the foam is still flexible and it seals good too. Some crown vic owners have also reported successfully removing their factory radio by using a couple bent coathangers.
Always verify all wires, wire colors and diagrams before applying any information found here to your 2004 Ford Crown Victoria. Also pay attention to the mounting system that retains the radio in the dashboard. Also note that the radio above has a built in self test that will turn on each speaker individually and also perform some other diagnostics. However, 2003+ police cruisers and base civilian crown vics still use the same connector that has been in use since 1998. Fire suppression manual switch Police 1. Maybe a place like stocks an easier kit to install. Here's a closeup of the door actuators and the mode doors themselves.
Ford uses a couple of different radio harnesses depending on audio options, some of the higher end audio systems come with external amplifiers and a factory sub. Note: Most of the images on this page can be enlarged by clicking the left mouse button on the appropriate picture in your web browser. However, a small number of crownvics have problems with this antenna arrangement and get poor reception. They are standard equipment on all 2000 and later crown vics, but unavaliable on 1999 and prior models. Not only will this yield you better sound quality, but it will also eliminate the possibility of an external cdrom device sliding around the car and possibly obstructing access to the brake and accelerator pedals. HeaterTreater has found the Ford design error in the construction of the system and built replacement hardware to fix the problem. The blue cruiser is a 00', the white a 99' and the silver an 01'.
Overhead console, Electrochromatic inside mirror unit, Roof opening panel unit 16 15 Multifunction switch 17 10 Radio. Antenna module 18 10 Temperature blend door actuator, Function selector switch assembly, Heated seat module, driver side front. This is the front passenger antilock brake sensor wiring. Some crown victoria owners have inquired whether selecting a different oem radio for their crownvic is really as difficult as mentioned above. Speaker Installation: To install the front speakers, the door panels first need to be removed. Not only do radios from these vehicles have completely different electrical connectors than the crown vic, but they have a faceplate that isn't flat, and many of these radios are also 1. Automotive wiring in a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria vehicles are becoming increasing more difficult to identify due to the installation of more advanced factory oem electronics.
Luggage compartment lid release switch 1 26 10 Instrument cluster, Lighting control module. And keep in mind that not all 1998-2004 lincoln towncars recieved subwoofers. Pinout of the black connector pictured above. Later vics will also have a screw near the latch inline with the armrest and one that is only accessible after the cup that covers the door handle is removed. Some ford trucks like the crown vic use a radio that is 1. Door lock switch, passenger side.
Near You That's Commando Authorized. Much of the wiring shown here would normally be located inside the engine bay. The 98+ town car executives M81 do not have factory installed subwoofers, but most all of the 98+ signature M82 and cartier M83 trim level towncars do. The same connectors have been in use since the mid-1980's. And the 2003+ vehicles use the same dashboard shell as the 1995-2002 vehicles, but the wiring harness connectors have been redesigned and are in different locations.
To remove the speakers, the parcel shelf cover first has to be removed. However, the subwoofer amplifier in the towncar is nearly identical to it's crown vic counterpart. Some cuts were made to the rear defroster ductwork rather than pulling out the seats and carpeting. The heater plenum was pulled off of the firewall, but the recirc box was left installed. Adapter to use a 98+ vic radio in a 1997 and prior crown vic, premade ones avaliable from vendors such as If you are comfortable soldering, you can make your own adapter by cutting the male radio plug off a salvage yard vic and purchasing some radio interconnect plugs at a store such as walmart or radioshack. Please be sure to test all of your wires with a digital multimeter before making any connections.
To remove the parcel shelf cover, the back seat and third brake light cover have to be removed. At a quick glance, the radio pictured below may seem like it would work in a 1998 or later crown vic. Some crownvics with tinted windows get great reception. . Here's a closeup of the ignition switch. If you go to your local ford dealership, the only choices for radios in your car will be what was factory installed in your vehicle that year.