2005 Radio/CD Player intermittently working

JAT

Active Member
My radio is intermittently not coming on. Sometimes it comes on when I start the car and sometimes it doesn’t. I can hit the load button on the CD player and the screen will stay on like it should and the radio is operational and sometimes it won’t but the screen stays on. If I don’t do this it won’t turn on or light up the screen. Anyone dealt with this?

Is the Lincoln LS radio/cd player interchangeable? I’d like to keep the original parts that came with the car in it.

thanks,
JT
 
You can use a radio from many different ford products. I had to repair the radio in one of my T Birds where
some of the front buttons did not work. I ended up getting a radio from a Freestar van. What you have to
do is get a radio where all the buttons match yours, and carefully look at the display and make sure all the
symbols in the display match your radios display. I ended up taking good parts out of the Freestar radio
and installing them in my T Bird radio. Everything worked perfectly after that. Radio was $55 on ebay.
 

biddle

Forum Moderator
Staff member
You can use a radio from many different ford products. I had to repair the radio in one of my T Birds where
some of the front buttons did not work. I ended up getting a radio from a Freestar van. What you have to
do is get a radio where all the buttons match yours, and carefully look at the display and make sure all the
symbols in the display match your radios display. I ended up taking good parts out of the Freestar radio
and installing them in my T Bird radio. Everything worked perfectly after that. Radio was $55 on ebay.
Or replace with a modern head unit-

 

Frankie the Fink

Well-Known Member
Intermittent problems are the worst; it could be anything from a loose/corroded connection on the back of the unit to an internal component gradually failing. If you want an answer you'll have to pull the unit out but then you are 1/2 way done with the work to replace it with something more modern,
 
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