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I just bought an '09 XLS and am going to be replacing the stock head unit with something that won't be making use of the digital display that sits separate from the main component. From what I understand, when this is done in an XLS, the display just shows the "Ford Escape" start message that you see when you turn the car on.

I'm wondering if anyone has come up to a good solution as to what to do with this thing once you've removed the stock stereo. One thought I had was to see if it is possible to get the pieces needed to run temp/compass that is in the XLT, as it sounds like those work independently, however it seems like kind of a waste and something more creative could be done instead. Anyone have any ideas?
 

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I have no idea how it could be done but a reverse camera would be cool there. It would have to be really small though.
 

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is it possible to program it so it has your name? like "jesters escape"?

my father has a new focus that displays focus on it when you start it and he said it does that so you know what kind of car your stealing. HAHAHA
 

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Haha, yeah, it seems odd that they have it remind you what type of car you are driving. I've been looking at tire pressure monitor systems, which it seems like it might fit ok in the same space but I'm not particularly sold on that yet.
 

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Decide on something: http://www.scangauge.com/products/
The size is about right to fill where the current digital display is and the guys doing my system install figure they will be able to work with what's there. I'll do a follow up on how it all turns out, hopefully will be done in about a week or so.
 
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