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Old 03-23-2006, 03:24 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a 2006 Ford Fusion V6 SEL, with Audiophile 6 CD H/U. It has an AUX button. Am looking for help to determine if Sirius has a "hidden type" tuner that will integrate with the factory stereo. Would like to be able to use the controls on my steering wheel to change volume, channels etc. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:09 AM   #2
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If your radio is not SAT ready you will have to get a PnP unit. The Starbase is a good unit that is small and will look good in your car. Since you have an aux button you can get an AUX adapter as well. Does your radio have a SAT button?
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Old 03-23-2006, 10:24 AM   #3
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I put a Sirius Replay unit in my son's Fusion SEL about two months ago. It has the Audiophile 6 CD unit as well. You will need this:

P.I.E. FRD04-AUX, 2004-2006 Ford CAN-Bus, Auxiliary Input Converter

I got mine from Logjam Electronics for about $90.

The installation is not that bad and works very well. Installation instructions come with the unit. Basically you need to pull the top of the console, the plastic piece that has the 12V aux port under the factory radio, the faceplate over the factory radio and the faceplate over the heating and air controls. The factory radio then can be removed easily.

The PIE adapter plugs into the factory radio's backseat DVD control port (I believe it will not work if the car has the backseat entertainment unit).

The next challenge is to find a location in the Fusion for the Sirius radio that is not in the way. I chose the backmost cupholder in the center console - easily reached and relatively easy to see from the driver's seat.

Note that Logjam also sells a aux input selector switch with 3 positions. I connected this up to the PIE adapter so he could also play his portable MP3 player thru the factory setup.

Hope this helps.
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:52 AM   #4
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Default 2006 Fusion P.I.E AUX adapter

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Originally Posted by hjones4841
I put a Sirius Replay unit in my son's Fusion SEL about two months ago. It has the Audiophile 6 CD unit as well. You will need this:

P.I.E. FRD04-AUX, 2004-2006 Ford CAN-Bus, Auxiliary Input Converter

I got mine from Logjam Electronics for about $90.

The installation is not that bad and works very well. Installation instructions come with the unit. Basically you need to pull the top of the console, the plastic piece that has the 12V aux port under the factory radio, the faceplate over the factory radio and the faceplate over the heating and air controls. The factory radio then can be removed easily.

The PIE adapter plugs into the factory radio's backseat DVD control port (I believe it will not work if the car has the backseat entertainment unit).

The next challenge is to find a location in the Fusion for the Sirius radio that is not in the way. I chose the backmost cupholder in the center console - easily reached and relatively easy to see from the driver's seat.

Note that Logjam also sells a aux input selector switch with 3 positions. I connected this up to the PIE adapter so he could also play his portable MP3 player thru the factory setup.

Hope this helps.

I know that P.I.E. Doesnt list thier adapter as a compatable model for the Ford Fusion. Did your AUX adapter successfully work with your Fusion? I am interested in getting one but have not heard much feedback on if the
FRD04-AUX adapter works with it.

Thank you,
Rob
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