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Thread: Need help with a Ford Taurus 2002 stock stereo

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    Wow, so helpful

    Yes, I was able to re-solder many of the connections, but ALL of them need to be re-soldered to fix it. Others that are re-soldered, theres no way of knowing if they make a physical connection at the bottom of the harness because the pins are missing
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    Quote Originally Posted by markis00
    Don't you think I've tried that?

    The wires have been cut too short. Some of them are no longer in the harness; other ones are in there but the pins at the bottom aren't there.

    I NEED TO REPLACE THE HARNESS OR PAY FORD $100 AN HOUR TO FIX IT.

    Yes, I was able to re-solder many of the connections, but ALL of them need to be re-soldered to fix it. Others that are re-soldered, theres no way of knowing if they make a physical connection at the bottom of the harness because the pins are missing!

    Did you go to electrical school? Is that the best idea you have?
    Did I insult you? Why are you insulting me ? You expect people to help you ?

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    WOW... kevinlekiller was only trying to cover all bases. If you're asking for help here, with that attitude you're not going to get much help. I know it can be frustrating, but dont bite the hand that feeds because we can bite back.
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    Sorry

    I'm sorry, I'm just so fed up with this problem. Ford has told me to take it to a ford dealership and pay $100/hr to have them fix it; they told me it would take 2-3 days so I'm looking at thousands to fix it

    if I can't find a replacement harnesss soon I told Ford I'm likely going to trade the car away, which I likely will
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    Have you thought of completely re-pinning the harness you already have
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    If worst comes to worst, you can always use your own connectors. Just find any connector(both sides, male and female) with enough pins for all of the wires you have. Solder the male end to the circuit board of your aftermarket heat controls, and solder the female end to the wires in you dashboard. As long as you can figure out the wire colors and the pinouts, there shouldn't be any problems.

    Here is a very badly drawn picture of what I mean:

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    Ok

    That is a very good idea; the best one I have heard yet. Just a thought though - could I simply solder the wires that would connect to the wiring harness to the ones plugging into the connector on the other harness?

    Or would it be too hard to figure out which connects to which? I think what I could do is take a look at how the connectors connect together and write down the wire colors that would be connecting to each connector and the connectors connecting the two wires; so instead of wiring up connectors can I just skip the whole process, figure out which connect to which and simply solder them together?

    I like your idea on the soldering up the male and female connectors, but it sounds like a lot of work. Which I don't mind doing - but would this other idea be easier.

    I wish I would have thought of that sooner.

    Thanks so much for the help!
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    I have a pic of the connector for the EATC/Radio combo unit- hopefully it will help if you just need the color codes. I looked on the Motorcraft site for the 26 pin connector but they dont sell it seperately. You are stuck with the junkyard it looks like. BTW, the "basic" part number for your harness should be "19D570"...is that what they sold you? They will often take stuff back if it was sold in error and not installed...you might be ok?

    Here is a small pic of the connector...the .PDF link has the pinouts for you
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    Its obvious this task is a bit overboard for you. All you are going to do is make it worse the more you mess with it. Maybe Ford is a little expensive but i doubt it will cost that much if you take it to a professional installer or auto repair.

    Drop the tools, drop the credit card on the counter and let the pros fix it. At least you will be able to sleep at night.

    Next time dont be so eager. The aftermarket installation gear would have cost you about $100 (new controls, harness and all).

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    No

    No thanks Will, unless you want to send me a few thousand to get it fixed I think I'd rather fix it myself
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