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what the highest level of Ford original equipment (not necessarily Bronco) stereo that will be a direct fit (more or less) in my 94 EB Bronco? Right now I just have the tape/am/fm just wondered if there was a premium stereo maybe CD system from Ford that would drop right in. I'd like to keep this truck all oem and dont really need a hit'in stereo in this one. :cool:

just wondered if there was something in a Cougar or Lincoln or T bird or something? maybe later years?
 

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There was a premium sound system for the later Broncos, which I believe had a CD.
A factory amp was used, it was mounted under the dash.
Look around on ebay , thought I saw one on there the other day, you will also need the amp.
Not sure what the cars used.

Try searching "premium sound"
 

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This one can be used without finding the very hard to find premium amplifier and cable in addition to the radio.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/271805327372?lpid=82&chn=ps

I have been looking for a premium amp and cable for a while, as I have a premium radio (like post #4) but the amp and the cable seem to be pretty scarce.
 

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I can't imagine paying that much for a crappy OE radio when a top-of-the-line modern Kenwood with all the latest features might cost 20% more (~$30+), and it's directly compatible with either premium or non-premium, and it supports a steering wheel interface, and it fits the dash, and it has adjustable color to match the rest of the dash, and removable face, and...
http://www.supermotors.net/registry/media/1023301
http://www.supermotors.net/registry/media/1023303

The OP said he wanted a FORD radio.

(and yes it is expensive, but WTH, it's only money)
 

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I can't imagine paying that much for a crappy OE radio when a top-of-the-line modern Kenwood with all the latest features might cost 20% more (~$30+), and it's directly compatible with either premium or non-premium, and it supports a steering wheel interface, and it fits the dash, and it has adjustable color to match the rest of the dash, and removable face, and...
http://www.supermotors.net/registry/media/1023301
http://www.supermotors.net/registry/media/1023303
http://www.supermotors.net/registry/media/1022096

actually steve this perticular truck I'd just like to keep as OEM as I can, ive had several of these things and always had my heart set on a nice un molested original. when this one owner 60k mile original came along I jumped on it an I guess from there I got carried away lol. im ok with oem sound quality, this thing goes down the road quiet like new :D I'm really just geeked I even have it, like I said in my original thread on it . . . . for once in my life im the guy that got there first :cool:

mikey thats probably something like what ill end up going with. I just sold a 94 Explorer limeted and if memory serves it had a JBL system (I think it did anyway lol) wonder if one of those would work
 

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I know this isn't a OEM radio but...i cannot say enough about this radio. Best radio I have ever had, hands down. One of the main reasons I would suggest, it doesn't look like a aftermarket radio. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_522JHD1630/Jensen-Heavy-Duty-JHD1630B.html. A little pricey, I know, but it was worth it in my opinion. (obviously you have to be interested in the features like SAT radio etc...). I'm yet to fiddle with the weather band but I thought was kind of a cool feature.
 

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I can't imagine paying that much for a crappy OE radio when a top-of-the-line modern Kenwood with all the latest features might cost 20% more (~$30+), and it's directly compatible with either premium or non-premium, and it supports a steering wheel interface, and it fits the dash, and it has adjustable color to match the rest of the dash, and removable face, and...
http://www.supermotors.net/registry/media/1023301
http://www.supermotors.net/registry/media/1023303
http://www.supermotors.net/registry/media/1022096
Im with Steve on this one. You can get a badass Pioneer/Kenwood/Sony for under 100 bucks and will sound great. A lot of places will even install them for free.
 

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I agree with both sides on this issue.

If I had a pristine Bronco that I wanted to keep original, I would also like to have the correct original stereo.

However, that POS would be in a box sitting on a shelf while a far better looking, sounding, functioning, bluetooth-ipod-cellphone integrated modern head unit resided in the vehicle for me to enjoy while spending time there.

Buy a unit from Crutchfield or SonicElectronix and you'll get the free installation kit and wire harness that will plug right into your factory connectors with no cutting.

As far as CDs go, a couple of my vehicles don't even have a CD player anymore. They are mechless and your tunes come from radio or ipod/bluetooth streaming.

I can't remember the last time I actually plugged a CD into the head units that accept them. I think there may be one in the head unit in my Super Duty but I'm not sure. I truly don't remember the last time I bought one.

If you have a smartphone and a bluetooth head unit, then you also have satellite radio and all your playlists.
 

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Yeah, Crutchfield is a great place to buy car audio.
They give you all the vehicle specific adapters so (like mentioned above)there is no cutting and splicing of the original stuff, even the speakers come with wire adapters.
The stereo and speakers I got from them replaced the originals perfectly, no hacking the dash for the stereo, no cutting and drilling the doors for the speakers
 

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hey glassdave ... I did the same thing 2 years ago .... read this :

http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=218151

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I hear you, and it's your truck, so it should be the way YOU want. :thumbup

But take a step back & think about WHY you made such an arbitrary decision. :scratchhe It doesn't increase the value or utility of the truck. It doesn't make it more durable or comfortable. It doesn't reduce maintenance costs/labor. There's no law that having a stock radio will help you comply with. It doesn't do what a radio is supposed to do better than any other radio you might put there. No one will be impressed that you have an old Ford radio in your old Ford truck; certainly not if it's the WRONG old Ford radio for the old Ford truck.

So what's the advantage? :shrug
well since you ask ... NO advantage ... it just looks better !!
the square face oem cd player is the only one that fits proper & snug into the Bronco dash opening !!

get it converted w. an aux in ...and you have the best of both worlds !!

just my opinion i could be wrong !
 

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Thanks Franko!! Thats exactly what i was looking for. Good thing the weather is starting to turn here looks like a trip yo the yards . . . . or ebay :cool:


Steve, guys . . . . i agree an aftermarket stereo is better in many ways heck even a hundred dollar head unit from Meijers would blow away the OEM unit. Since i have been a Bronco fan (mid eighties) i have always just wanted a nice un messed with original truck and since i found this one i just like keeping it that way. Yeah, its overboard but thats just how i wanna keep it (for now lol) plus i agree with Franco on the way it looks, the OEM is the only one that looks right in the cutout.

I will have to check out the Crutchfield stuff, havnt heard that name in years i remember getting catalogs in the mail . . . . before the net lol. Anybody remember Heathkit? :D i believe it was Harmon Kardon or something like that in kit form
 

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I did a couple stock radios for my 96 Bronco from the wrecking yard. Have to make sure it is from an extended cab, 4 door or Bronco. Standard cab radios don't have fade control for the rear speakers. My idea was so that it would look original and not have a "steal me" gaudy looking modern radio on an older truck.

Fast forward a year. A Pioneer DEH-X6600BT (from Crutchfield) now in the slot with green leds on dim. Doesn't look too bad, and matches the green dash lights. Gives me handsfree phone talking, BT audio from my Android phone or i-device, USB mp3s, aux input, and a lot more features without looking too gaudy.

I completely understand the want for the original look. Nice and clean.
 

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...Fast forward a year. A Pioneer DEH-X6600BT (from Crutchfield) now in the slot with green leds on dim. Doesn't look too bad, and matches the green dash lights. Gives me handsfree phone talking, BT audio from my Android phone or i-device, USB mp3s, aux input, and a lot more features without looking too gaudy...
Been looking for a BT head unit for my Bronco and just found this exact model for $77 on clearance at Best Buy.

Woot!
 
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