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American International FM-K578

Installation Kit for 2000-2003 Ford Taurus w/ Rotary Climate Controls

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American International FM-K578

Installation Kit for 2000-2003 Ford Taurus w/ Rotary Climate Controls


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In an effort to serve you the best quality kit, this item is automatically upgraded to the Scosche FD1380B install kit which also includes the harness and is made of a higher strength ABS Plastic. We stopped shipping the FMK series by AI in favor of the FD1380B by Scosche. If you do not want the Scosche unit, please specify in the comments/notes section of your order during checkout.

Until now, if you wanted to replace the factory radio in your 2000-03 Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable, you were out of luck. The Ford-built "radio" is a control panel that houses climate controls along with the radio tuning and cassette mechanisms. The unusual shape and inclusion of temperature controls prohibited any aftermarket receivers from working in this location. You were stuck with just the cassette deck unless you shelled out $500 to $600 for the CD changer option from the dealer.

Now, if your Taurus or Sable has mechanical climate controls, you can upgrade to an in-dash CD player or a better cassette deck, thanks to this innovative FM-K578 integration adapter from American International. It fits the oval opening in the Taurus or Sable perfectly. Plus, it includes a series of plugs to operate the climate controls. You transfer the switches and knobs from the factory control panel into the new panel.

Important Note: When installing an aftermarket radio, you will need to run the provided antenna extension cable and speaker extension harness from the Ford rear tuner/amp unit to your new receiver

Metra Equivalent: Metra 99-5716 and Scosche Equivalent: Scosche FD1380B

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Compatible Stereo Size
This is the DIN size(s) that the installation kit is designed for. Single DIN means that the kit is compatible with the installation of single DIN stereos. Double DIN means that the kit is compatible with the installation of Double DIN stereos. Some installation kits are only compatible with one DIN size, while other kits are compatible with both sizes. Typically the kits that are compatible with both DIN sizes include a pocket for the Single DIN installation.
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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: American International FM-K578