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2016 base model ford explorer aftermarket dash kit

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by Prism19, March 3, 2017.

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  1. Prism19

    Prism19 New Member

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    Trying to install aftermarket radio on a 2016 non sony ford explorer. Purchase a metra 99 5828ch . fits perfectly but the wire harness that came the metra is not compatible with original factory wire. Is there such a wire adapter? Without the connection. Dash kit would not function ac, climate control. The factory wire is a 10 pin dual 5 female with five wires connected red, white, green, brown, purple/blue stripes The metra dash kit is a 6 pin wire . Red, white, black, gray, purple, and green
     
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  3. wharriso

    wharriso Elite Explorer

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    Its interesting that you are attempting to do that. Crutchfield has no aftermarket radios to fit a 2016 explorer. Seems like you will loose a ton of functionality if you get it to work.
     
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  4. Jon M

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    Have you contacted Metra? Their website says they're 'still gathering information for this vehicle'. Scosche only goes to 2015.
     
  5. Prism19

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    I did no luck ...
     
  6. DeLeSaAZ

    DeLeSaAZ Beasley, the chauffeur of my previous Edge. Elite Explorer

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    Just out of curiosity, I looked at Crutchfield just to see what types of add-ons or replacements they might have. As wharriso said, they popped up that they have nothing to fit a 2016 Explorer - which was no surprise, especially if one has the Sony/Climate/Nav, etc since that stuff is basically the heart of the car. Just wondering, why would you want to replace all this? I don't know what the unit is that you're trying to install.
     
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    Then you're probably out of luck until they get around to making one, unless you can find someone who can do a custom cut and splice on it.
     
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    It says it's a 2016 base model he's doing this to. If that's the case there likely aren't a lot of options to lose. I'm guessing he's making the move to actually add some of these missing features via an aftermarket radio that provides them? I don't have the time to find the threads, but I've seen two or three different ones where a base model added an aftermarket radio that included NAV, etc to give the driver more functionality. I believe most of said radios were obtained via eBay and are from overseas.
     
  9. DeLeSaAZ

    DeLeSaAZ Beasley, the chauffeur of my previous Edge. Elite Explorer

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    Oh, I see now. It was late when I read this - I saw "Sony", just totally missed the "non" part before! Nevermind! Best of luck Prism19. I've replaced a few stock units back before everything was all linked together, it's getting harder and harder to do. My favorite was replacing the 6 CD changer in my '08 Expedition with a sweet Kenwood Excelon DNX6960 GPS Nav System w/DVD player and bluetoooth. I spent a few bucks on that thing but it was awesome when it was done. Makes it just a bit more pleasurable when you can say you did it yourself, too..
     
  10. Prism19

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    Thanks for the info...been reading and searching like a lunatic .
     
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    Correct its getting harder and harder to do..all of these things are new to me. Back then it was so basic.. for now i just replace the front and rear speakers with some 6x9 kickers and
    6 3/4 along w a alpine power pack amplifier.. and added a Kenwood ksc-sw11 power sub.. sounds good.. would you guys know the name of the harness that connects on the back of the factory radio.. is a 24 pin reverse harness /pigtail... need to replace it ..my factory radio amp ic burned hehehe .
     
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    I ordered a download edition of the 2016 Explorer Factory Manual - it's not ready for download yet but once I get it (should be tomorrow latest) I may be able to help you - if it has a name other than "wiring harness" or something similar. At the same time, I may not be able to help, as they compile the "book" based on the VIN and I have a Limited with the Sony so....guess we'll find out when I get the download notice.
     
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    Thanks
     
  14. DeLeSaAZ

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    Well - I spent almost 2 hours looking through both the manual (I haven't exactly figured out how to read it and, so far until I understand it better, it's not really user friendly. I finally just entered Ford 2016 Radio Harness in Google and it popped up all sorts of harness/adaptors. You said you don't have the Sony but I missed some required info. No Sony, with 8" LCD Radio, 9 speakers OR No Sony, no 8" LCD Radio, 9 speakers OR No Sony, 6 Speakers. There are a total of FOUR options for the 2016 Explorer radio, both on Crutchfield AND in the Ford Manual. I've done as much research as I can do for you, my time is limited, and my best advice might be to call Crutchfield - I thought they were supposed to be pretty good at helping people with this stuff. Sorry I can't help.
     
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    Might almost be easier to have him just take a picture of his dash/radio area so we can determine what he has/doesn't have. I'm leaning towards the 'no Sony, 6 speakers' (since it's a base model), but pictures would help further determine that. :)

    On a side note thanks for doing that for him. That's why I love this place. Everyone is willing to help everyone. Great community. :)
     
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    This helps me out a bit too. I am looking to do exactly the same. I have a 2016 Police Interceptor Utility which is basically a "BASE Model" in regards to the audio system.
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    I have same radio the only thing that I have been able to find to upgrade 2016 police interceptor is an Tesla style Android radio that has Bluetooth GPS USB I've ordered one from Phoenix Android Radios it's been a month and half and I'm still waiting so when I get it which they assured me will be soon waiting on parts they said I will post it but nothing else I can find for our vehicle no one has made anything yet don't know if they will damn Ford had to change the harness and radio to something different[​IMG]
     
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    keep us updated, I am also interested in the same unit.
     
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    Will do There's also another site called radio upgrade .com supposedly they have Android radio that looks like a stock radio but better I'm giving it till first week of March then I might go to radio upgrade trying to see if they have them in stock right now tired of waiting
     
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    That's what radio upgrade offers looks just like Sony one in 16 explorer but problem is in 2016 Ford decided to change harnesses so if you have a 15 or under there's alot of options you have to upgrade as far as 16 and up goes there's not a whole lot I've only found 2 and nothing for putting an aftermarket radio yet and almost seems like they're not going to make anything I think
     






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