Does anyone have any information? Or did I confuse ya?
I was wondering if anyone had some information on the Ford Taurus Stock CD Changer Interface? I want to build a serial link to the CD Changer interface to control my music from the Stock head unit. Information on the data that is being transmitted/received would be very helpful as well as the pinouts
BTW this project is for a 1997 Taurus GL.
It's the stock JBL System for the 96-99 Taurus Sedans. This is the system without the Automatic Climate controls, the one with the turn knobs. It has the CD Changer Buttons on the front. I can pull the Ford Part number later this after noon if that would help...
The actual CD Changer connector interface is located in the rear of the car and is a 13pin connector.
The far (3rd) right connector is the where the changer would be plugged in:
This is a picture of the Radio:
I wasn't able to identify which bus it uses. If you can find the information on which CD changers( which bus it uses ) it understands, I can tell you how complicated it would be to attach the PC to it.
I know that P.I.E. makes cables to interface with aftermarket stereo's such as Kenwood, Alpine and Pioneer. However I would assume that they have made some changes to the signals for each player noticing that there is a box that goes in between the Ford Interface and the Changer Interface. I was hoping that someone had some information on the Ford Protocol (ACP/SCP). Seems like everyone has just heard about it.
I know that one of the cables will support the Alpine Changers using M-Bus protocol. I might just have to purchase an ebay setup to scan the data that's being transmitted.