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Auxiliary adapter while keeping factory radio.


May 12, 2010
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City, State
Madison, WI
Year, Model & Trim Level
2001 Explorer Sport
I have a 2001 explorer sport and I have a question or two on adding an aux adapter much like this:

I want to keep the factory radio as Ive never had any problems with it. The FM tuners suck and I think I can get the best quality from something like the above.

Does anyone have any experience with installing something like this? Is it easy? Ive put aftermarket CD players in other cars Ive owned so I have some basic experience with it.

Basically I got the new Droid X and I want to play Pandora radio off of it.

If anyone knows of other/better products or any pointers it would be very much appreciated. Thanks.

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Welcome to this forum! I've moved your thread into the audio & navigation section.

Oh oops. Thanks a lot. Sorry if I posted in the wrong area.

If you got a cassette player, you can use a cassette aux-in adapter which is pretty cheap, and sounds pretty decent....

i had a guy bring one of these in for his explorer a few weeks ago. installed no problems, too easy. if you can remove your radio then you can install this

I had one for a while. Easy install and sounded quite well (unlike terrible FM tuners). For my ST, I would hit the SAT button (as it fooled the radio to thinking a SAT unit was attached). For your Explorer, it should function by way of the AUX button.