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Just bought a 06 escape last week. I love it but not having any way to connect my ipod or iphone to it was driving me crazy. Now I got my ipod in my glove box and my phone in my pocket and am able to control both with the head unit.

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I'm not a Macboy by any means but I do loved being in sync with my phone. I had this unit installed at Visions in Canada and they did a super shitty job. I would have done it myself but I was worried about scratching the dash where the bottom clips are. I thought if I was getting it installed at a pro chain it would be taken care of but when I picked it up there were huge gashes in my dash. They said they are booking an appointment for fibrenew to come repair my dash and would call me to arrange a time. They have not phoned.

I'm also not very happy about the dash kit they used. I have ordered a new one which has the head unit at the top and a nice storage space under.
 

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dna59 said:
Actually you can use the same kit, just flip it over. I actually did it like that in a Sport Trac that I put a flip out monitor in.
Do I have to take the dash off to do that? Sorry I'm new to all this. I'd hate to scratch the dash again as fibrenew did an amazing job fixing it.
 

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This is what I had installed in Ean. I also hated not having a way to play my ipod. Your system is a lot more fancy than mine is though haha.



Mine does have a pretty sweet screen saver though. :yahoo:
 

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Do I have to take the dash off to do that? Sorry I'm new to all this. I'd hate to scratch the dash again as fibrenew did an amazing job fixing it.
Nope. You should be able to reach up there from the passenger side under the dash and push it out that way. In fact, I can't think of a reason for there to be any scratches on your dash since the kit doesn't require you to remove the dash bezel to install (unless that's an odd adapter kit).
 

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TZona said:
did you scratch below the bezel from the clip? who repaired it? how much?
Yeah I took it to a so called professional installer as i was worried about scratching below the bezel. They scratched the hell out of it anyway.
Fibrenew fixed my dash, it was about $30 which the install place paid for. Looks brand new.

Also I made a custom Ford Escape APN in Photoshop and downloaded it to the H/U

I think it looks pretty sharp.


If anyone wants to use my APN you can download it here. :peace:
 

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I installed the same H/U myself in my '02 escape. I also installed a 10" Pioneer sub with 1000 watt amp and 4 Alpine Reference series speakers on an Alpine 300 watt amp. The good thing about this H/U that most don't have is the dynamic sub control on the unit. With this, when you turn the volume down, the amount of bass going through the sub goes down. This means that when you turn the volume down, the loud bass goes down so you don't hear all bass when the volume is low. You can also opt to disengage the dynamic sub control as well. With all the other little upgrades over previous IDX units, this is the best one to buy for the money. Overall, I love my H/U. As for the dash kit, I would get a Scosch kit. They are better made IMHO...
 

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ICEMAN84 said:
I installed the same H/U myself in my '02 escape. I also installed a 10" Pioneer sub with 1000 watt amp and 4 Alpine Reference series speakers on an Alpine 300 watt amp. The good thing about this H/U that most don't have is the dynamic sub control on the unit. With this, when you turn the volume down, the amount of bass going through the sub goes down. This means that when you turn the volume down, the loud bass goes down so you don't hear all bass when the volume is low. You can also opt to disengage the dynamic sub control as well. With all the other little upgrades over previous IDX units, this is the best one to buy for the money. Overall, I love my H/U. As for the dash kit, I would get a Scosch kit. They are better made IMHO...
Thanks for the input! Any chance you could post a photo of your install? I am looking to add to my setup as everything else is all stock. The sound is ok but could be a lot better.
 

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I'll post some pics tomorrow. The speaker selection also depends on what kind of sound or how much bass you want. I installed the reference series b/c they are geared more towards bass. The Kappas can hit harder, but can't handle as much bass, so you would need to turn down the bass to the door speakers to avoid muddy or distorted sound at the upper volume levels.
 

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I haven't tried to actually upload a picture just yet but if this is like most forum designs you'll need something like photobucket or flickr. (I use flickr because family can access my site directly) Once you upload your photo to one of those sites (the directions to do so are fairly straight forward) you come to the forum, click 'edit' on your post or create a new response. Click on the Img button at the top of the text entry section of your post. It will give you two sets of brackets. ([ img ][ /img ]) You paste the url of your picture location between the sets of brackets.

Yup, pretty sure that's how it's done. *edit* apparently I'm wrong or doing something wrong. Sorry.
 

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Here's the Escape








IDXA-305S H/U. Great unit for the price!!!


The pioneer is the amp I use for my sub...


The Alpine is the amp for the door speakers (4 Infinity Reference series)
 

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Hey guys, hope I can jump in here with a quick question (new to the board, new Escape owner for ~2 months)

I have a 2008 and was curious about putting a new radio in. Can you keep your ipod jack usable that is already built in or should I look primarily for a radio with a jack built in? I do like the bluetooth feature of the radio, but will probably be doing the installation on my own, so I dont know if that will complicate things (either installing and price). I was leaning towards a double DIN if that means anything. Sorry to hijack the thread but it seemed kinda relevant!
 
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