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Old 11-03-2018, 05:57 PM
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Question Radio Replacement Saga

I have a 2002 E-350 Super Duty van & a 2001 F-350 Super Duty 4x4 pickup. The stereo in the van was crap, so had a new Pioneer Touch Screen installed. Big Mistake!
Just after the Warrantee expired, the CD/DVD option completely disappeared from the screen. That PLUS trying to operate it while driving is worse than trying to drive and text. I don't really need all that modern crap anyway, Have separate GPS and a laptop for DVDs.

The 6 CD system in my 2001 pickup still works great, so I want to know if I find the OLDER (2001) model, will the electrical plugs and such MATCH my 2002 E350 van?

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Old 11-03-2018, 11:31 PM
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Looking at the connector views between the F and E and the two different years, the connector number is different, but visually and pin/circuits are the same between the two rigs.. If you want the connector views, let me know....

 
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Would like the connector numbers and pictures for both rigs to be sure I have the right ones when I attempt the switch.
 
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Sent them to your email..
 
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Thanks for the pictures of the connectors.
Will post again when I have updates on the switch.

Am off to the junk yard to start looking for the right connector and attached radio,

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The OE connector was cut off to accept the aftermarket unit?
 
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Harness connector was not removed, so that is a plus.

Found this site: www.oemautosound.com/p-148-radio-ford-6-disc-3l3t-18c815-bd.aspx
The CD6 by Visteon will fit:
1999 - 2003 F series & Super Duty
2000 - 2007 E series Econoline

Called the local Ford dealership and asked about ordering a new/refurbished CD6. They said they could ONLY sell me a radio that was offered on the original vehicle as an option. Seems to me that I should be able to order what I want, rather than them telling me it can't be done. I guess 'will fit' and 'was offered' is like Ford vs Yugo.
 
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:27 PM
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We used to peruse the local dismantlers..

OE units were had for a decent price.. eBay is an option as well..
 
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