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Do not have CD in trunk of my 2002 Lincoln Cartier and wish

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Do not have CD in trunk of my 2002 Lincoln Cartier and wish to install same. Which unit do I need? Lots are advertised. Have basic Alpine speaker/radio system.
JA: Have you checked the fuse?
Customer: What fuse? I have no CD system and wish to install one.
JA: What is the model of your '02 Lincoln?
Customer: Cartier
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing...I have looked online for used CD changers and there are so many different choices.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, that should do it.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 7 months ago.

sorry for the delay.............
3F1T18C830A should be the Factory CD Changer Part Number
Problem with this install is you will need to see IF your Factory Radio has a "CD" or "DJ" Button for the CD Changer to work
You will also need the Harness from the Radio to the Trunk & all Brackets to mount the Changer in the Trunk
Be sure the CD Changer comes with CD Cartridge, Manual & Warranty

You alternative or better way is to locate a FM Modulated CD Changer like:
Pioneer CDx-Fm1287 12-Disc Fm-Modulated Multi-CD Player or similar :

These will play thru the FM side of your Factory Radio
A new unit will come with everything you need to connect except a Antenna Adapter like Scosche FDAB & FDARB

IF you need further, let me know

Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 7 months ago.