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    Question about Scosche Kit

    I've replaced my perfectly functioning Metra kit with the not so perfect Scosche kit in my Taurus... It was made for 00-03 Taurus, and I happen to have an 04.

    My A/C controls do not light up, rear defrost doesn't appear to work, my top cigarette lighter doesn't work, and my in dash air bag light comes on. There's an illumination wire that it said to splice into the cigarette lighter illumination wire... However I can find no such thing on my model. I believe this wire would fix the lights and rear defrost at least. Where else could I connect this wire? Also I read something about installing a 10k resistor on one of the cable, I'll be doing that soon to fix the air bag light.







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    Re: Question about Scosche Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Tenacious View Post
    I've replaced my perfectly functioning Metra kit with the not so perfect Scosche kit in my Taurus... It was made for 00-03 Taurus, and I happen to have an 04.

    My A/C controls do not light up, rear defrost doesn't appear to work, my top cigarette lighter doesn't work, and my in dash air bag light comes on. There's an illumination wire that it said to splice into the cigarette lighter illumination wire... However I can find no such thing on my model. Where else could I connect this wire? Also I read something about installing a 10k resistor on one of the cable, I'll be doing that soon to fix the air bag light.
    Is there a reason you don't want to just put the Metra wiring harness back in?



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    Re: Question about Scosche Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by eddie_93 View Post
    Is there a reason you don't want to just put the Metra wiring harness back in?
    My OEM brackets broke and couldn't be removed with the tools. I was forced to pry the kit out with a screwdriver to remove it. The results weren't pretty.




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    Re: Question about Scosche Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Tenacious View Post
    My OEM brackets broke and couldn't be removed with the tools. I was forced to pry the kit out with a screwdriver to remove it. The results weren't pretty.
    Why don't you get another kit? Or is it one of those cars where some random things are expensive as Heck?



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    Re: Question about Scosche Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by garretttt4 View Post
    Why don't you get another kit? Or is it one of those cars where some random things are expensive as Heck?
    The kit is around $80 and I've already got the Scosche kit which fits. I believe I can make it function correctly with a couple easy and cheap mods, I'm just not entirely sure how to approach it.

    I was thinking about splicing the illumination wire to my instrument cluster if all else fails... I'm not sure how well it would work or easy it would be to do though, so I'm looking for other solutions.

    And I'm mainly concerned with the air bag light in the instrument cluster that's coming on right now... Getting a resistor and putting that on is my first priority




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    Re: Question about Scosche Kit

    Anyone else with a Taurus using this kit?




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    Re: Question about Scosche Kit

    Got the resistor at RadioShack today... No idea how to go about installing it on the wire though




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    Re: Question about Scosche Kit

    Scosche is cheaper for a reason. I don't like their kits and don't use them either.



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    Re: Question about Scosche Kit

    why not return the schoshe and get the 04 dash kit?



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    Re: Question about Scosche Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcons View Post
    why not return the schoshe and get the 04 dash kit?
    Bought it on eBay for about $20 less than it costs anywhere else.

    Also, does anyone have any ideas as to where I could tap in to for the illumination wire?




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    Re: Question about Scosche Kit

    i tapped into my headlights when i did the illumination wire for the dash kit you have the ac controls as part of the install kit am i correct




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    Re: Question about Scosche Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by meekgj View Post
    i tapped into my headlights when i did the illumination wire for the dash kit you have the ac controls as part of the install kit am i correct
    Correct

    Now all that's left is to put resistors in to fix the airbag light




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