How to Install a Stereo in a Ford Escape


The Escape adequately serves as The Ford Motor Company's small or crossover SUV. While smaller in size and capacity, the Escape comes with many of the same options as the larger models within the company. The stereo system, for one, is capable of meeting the demands of many car stereo enthusiasts. In the case that an Escape owner feels the need to upgrade his radio or replace a faulty unit, he can easily perform the switch themselves.

Things You'll Need

  • Stereo removal tools
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Universal faceplate adapter
  • Wiring harness adapter
  • Unscrew the bolt for the negative battery clamp with the screwdriver. Remove the cable and clamp from the negative lead post on the vehicle's battery.

  • Place the removal tools into the slots found on the sides of the Ford stereo's face. Pull the unit from the stereo mounting dock.

  • Remove the wiring to the rear of the stereo by hand. The wiring for the speakers will be grouped by plastic binders. Pull the antenna cable from the radio.

  • Insert the installation kit bracket into the dash. Run the wiring through to the front of the opening and connect it to a wiring harness adapter. Attach the wiring harness adapter leads to the new stereo. Plug the antenna wire into the aftermarket stereo.

  • Put the new stereo into the faceplate adapter kit until it snaps into place.

  • Replace the battery cable clamp onto the negative lead post and tighten it with the screwdriver.

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