The following pages are intended to assist
the DIY radio installer. You may, like me, decide to install a separate amp and
better rear speakers (to improve the appalling units in the estate) or you may
wish to replace the Ford head unit completely. In either case, a knowledge of
the connectors and the radio interface unit is needed.
Up to 9/95 the Scorpio retained the radio
installation of the Granada, using established radio cassettes and external
amplifier. It was clear that they were already planning for the newer series
the radio space was 100mm, and a small cubby filled the space below the unit. In
January 1995 the remote stalk controller mounted on the steering column became
The lowest specification in this series was
the 2001, a stereo radio.
2005 and 2015 were stereo radio/cassette
players and had 2 speakers only.
2006, 2007 and 2016 radio/cassette players
added the RDS-EON functions and four speakers, and the 2007 was also built as a
CD controller, but only if it states that on the front face.
If your radio looks similar to that the on
right, you need the earlier pages Radio To 9/95.
In 9/95 the entire radio range changed,
together with the wiring and the connectors and the separate amplifier was
The entire Ford was standardised so that a
unit could quickly be upgraded. The range commenced with the 3000 (not
fitted to later Scorpios) through 4000 and 5000. The 6000 is a single-CD
player/radio, while the 7000 is a radio/cassette with CD controller.
For details of this installation, see Radio
For details of a speaker and amp upgrade of
my Estate, see HiFi.
If you are unhappy with your current radio installation then take a look at
2006 Radio Upgrade
2007 Radio Upgrade