I also have no idea if the amp is getting any power either. My state doesn't mandate it has to be working one way or the other. This will save you the hassle of returning it if it is wrong. The factory sub is a dual 1. Put your fingers up under the left side of it and push the tab in towards the steering wheel column and push up at the same time. This part is also known as Ford Escape Radio; Ford Escape Stereo; Ford Escape Radio Audio.
Hope this gives some insight. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat. Sound quality was greatly improved using Y adapter. First, you'll need the right harness to connect your new car stereo to the Ford amp, which is available at a special proce with most receiver orders from Crutchfield. I see your comment above that you don't recommend replacing the stereo, so how would I get any additional connectivity? The other reference to some catalogs getting the number wrong is right on. I received no compensation for this video. Took me a few minutes to figure out where the clips were on either side of the base of the display cover and what pressure was needed to pull them free.
Please rate my video and leave comments. Remove the 4 screws 7mm - 2 top, 2 bottom that hold the gauge assembly to the dash. Unscrew and remove the top metal casing plate 3. Any of these instructions may void or limit warranties provided by the manufacturers. You'll need a set of to remove the original radio — you poke these U-shaped tools into the front of the Ford radio and it'll pop right out. There are 3 plugs attached to the back. Estimated time for the job is one hour.
I found that a pair of needle nosed pliers worked well. Trust us, it's worth every penny. Using a credit card or other piece of stiff plastic to pry is helpful. Be careful with the cover it is very fragile, any slight pressure and you'll crack it. I purchased with aftermarket single-din stereo. This heavy-duty insulating material is easy to install, and it really makes a difference. However, bear in mind that the heater box does offer some obstruction at the back of the cavity, so take care when you're shoving everything into place.
Now I have heard that after 2007 Ford doesn't use bulbs anymore and I'm not sure if that's true but you are in the clear. As a result, you will not be able to re-install the original Ford radio after making these modifications. As you might expect, these hybrid trucks contain some very sensitive electronics, so replacing the stereo is a little more complicated. The little light bulb pulls out of the little twisty thing with your fingers. I particularly am sensitive to the not being able to reinstall the stock radio. You can pry off the sail panels with a panel tool, so removing the tweeters is pretty simple.
Once the unit is out, you'll see the blubs and their sockets. Pull it out gently and remove the connector from the back. Press the new bulb in, and the receptacle goes back in the same way it came out. Pull the bottom part of display cover straight toward you. Pull glass bulb straight out of the holder and replace with new one.
On the rear of the panel you will see several little grey knobs. Gently remove the dashboard cluster cover. Since the speakers are down by your feet, you should consider component speakers up front to raise the soundstage to a more satisfying level. And running 2 differing signals to one channel causes distortion. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon.
Remove the cover and you'll be at the front face of the instrument panel. These steps each only take a minute or so. Everything works okay but I'd like to have Bluetooth, aux input, or even satellite radio options - is this a possibility? Doing so could cause some serious by which we mean dangerous and expensive damage. Idk where to start as all of the other speakers work but the sub. Answer Dave, the cluster is well hidden on the Ranger. Please feel free to cut and paste this article to any other boards with the same question. My wife loves the Bluetooth.