I've found some interface kits from InDashPC and Car2PC, but they do not seem to offer a kit that will work with my Ford. There is a Mazda Tribute kit that looks to be compatible up until the 2008 model year. These vehicles should share parts. Anyone have any idea whether this should work in my Escape? The dash/headunits look exactly the same when I compare them.
I also wondered if it was possible to emulate an iPod on the PC side and use an iPod adapter kit. I'm stepping out of my comfort zone here, but am I right in assuming these kits all utilize the Ford's medium speed CANbus to register button presses on the head unit?