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2020 Ttanium Hybrid/2009 Limited Hybrid/1978 F-250 Custom
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Hello fellow Escape owners,

Have any of you ever installed a Joying Head Unit in the 2nd gen Escape (mine is 2011)?

What should have been straight forward process is turning out to be wiring nightmare. There are more wires on the generic Ford harness they provided than on the audio port for my stock head unit. Joying support is of course no help, contrary to what the word on the street is about them. They seem to be pretending that they don't know what the problem is.

I have 4 wires (described by Joying as Brown/Key1, Black/Ground, Orange/Back, Blue/Ant), two of which need to be connected to wires on pins 18 and 19 on the stock audio connector to go to the steering wheel control (diagram attached). I have ruled out the Blue/Ant wire, and any combination of the remaining three will produce errors on the dash and/or relay click sounds.

I attach pics of the connectors.

Any help will be appreciated!

- George
Hi George, Welcome to the city

what exactly are you trying to do, splice harnesses together, make the audio controls on the steering wheel work?
What are the wires you were trying to connect supposed to do. have you tried operating the radio controls from the steering wheel yet?

if you have more wires that are on the stock unit, I would assume the others are simply not used- Like the blue power antenna wire.
I would try disconnecting your battery, installing the head unit, then reconnecting the battery. you may have to relearn a module otherwise.
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