Where is the Amplifier?

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Where is the Amplifier?

Post by Mondeo55 » Sun May 05, 2019 8:08 pm

Hi all,

Looking to replace the tired Factory ford radio cassette in the car but need to find the location of the on board amp to by pass it. Can anyone shed some light on A) its location and B) if anyone knows of a bypass kit (ISO adaptor) supplier.

Thanks in advance 👍

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Re: Where is the Amplifier?

Post by Kit » Sun May 05, 2019 8:17 pm

In the rear quarter panel, next to the rear seats, drivers side.

Remember, to get to it properly, you need to take out the boot panels first, or you risk breaking, clips and the panel,

Yes, ISO plugs are available

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Re: Where is the Amplifier?

Post by Slick » Mon May 06, 2019 7:38 am

I’ve got some iso knocking about I think, depends which type....

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Re: Where is the Amplifier?

Post by fuerte » Mon May 06, 2019 9:10 am

I bought a new head unit and the guy who fitted it bypassed the amp direct to the head unit and I fitted better front and rear speakers.
Its worked great for me and I like loud music.
I believe the factory amp is 12 w Cannot tell you anymore as the guy who did it knew his stuff.He also converted my heater resistor connection so I could fit a better type.

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Re: Where is the Amplifier?

Post by Mondeo55 » Wed May 08, 2019 10:07 pm

Thanks all, I'll do some stripping out closer to the time and see if someone can sell me a by pass kit 👌

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Re: Where is the Amplifier?

Post by fuerte » Thu May 09, 2019 1:47 am

Mondeo55 wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 10:07 pm
Thanks all, I'll do some stripping out closer to the time and see if someone can sell me a by pass kit 👌
As far as I can remember he just rerouted the wires direct to the head unit.it wasnt expensiive and only took an hour to fit new head unit 4 speakers and bluetooth.

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Re: Where is the Amplifier?

Post by Andy W » Thu May 09, 2019 4:02 pm

I just bought the adaptor cable for the head unit - this bypasses the amp without the hassle of taking it out.

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Re: Where is the Amplifier?

Post by Mondeo55 » Tue May 14, 2019 9:48 pm

Andy W wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 4:02 pm
I just bought the adaptor cable for the head unit - this bypasses the amp without the hassle of taking it out.
Could you send the link for the cable please?

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Re: Where is the Amplifier?

Post by Andy W » Wed May 15, 2019 9:42 am

This is the type with the metal connector with the foam sleeve on it.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Autoleads-PC9- ... B0043GWBM2

Cheaper ones are on e-bay with different connectors but these only work with the base 16v with the original 2006 stereo.

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Re: Where is the Amplifier?

Post by Mondeo55 » Sun May 19, 2019 9:56 pm

Thats exactly the adaptor, thank you

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