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Hello, Eddie here and I will do all I can to help. First, is the six CD changer your wanting to install a Ford unit?
Alright, There is a difference of one wire I believe, because the 6 changer came with a factory amplifier or preimum sound and I believe your base radio did not.
I'm looking at both radio diagrams now, did the 6 changer come out of an escape ?
Alright, I follow you. You didn't get any harness with the new radio correct? just the unit itself without any wires?
I know what you need, I'm trying to find it. Thanks for your patience.
You need a regular radio harness to premium radio harness. I'm not sure Ford makes it, so I'm looking at other options. thank you for your patience.
Do any of your plugs fit your radio? I believe you only had 1 going to it, or do none of them fit in the 6 cd changer?
Alright, I follow you on that. what you will need is one of these, this plugs into your existing wiring harness, Then you will need the 3 plugs off a premium system wiring harness, and splice those together, and it should work then, however, you don't have a factory amplifier in your vehicle now, so you'll basically have a premium sound receiver, without the premium sound package, but I believe if you match your wire colors up by looking at the diagram that you will have 4 speakers that all work, it just won't sound quite as good as a Ford factory premium sound would.My advice would be to get these plugs from a junkyard and cut out the plugs, but here are some links to two of the plug kits that you will need to splice together.
that harness will plug into your current 6 changer cd.
And that harness will plug into your existing 1 plug for the radio, then you follow the wiring diagram to wire up the 6 changer to the factory harness. That is the way I would do it, If you've never done it before, or don't feel comfortable with wiring and wiring diagrams, then I might just suggest best buy or a car stereo place for this installation. Let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you.