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    hello i was wondering if somebody could help me out im tired of listening to the radio stations in my area and my contour doesnt have a cd player. only cassette player (apparently they had those back in 2000) and im looking for a cd player for my car could any one recomend me one that would fit into the car i have no idea what too look for im a complete noob at this.
    so my contour is a 2000 ford contour se
    im looking for something between 0-100 dollars
    thanks

  • #2
    check out crutfield.com for ideas. you need a single din radio, you can find a cheap one at walmart along with the adpator harness to make it plug and play.

    you could also get one of those tapes that came with cd-players and use a portable cd player or mp3 player for even cheaper ....
    - 12 Focus SE
    - 99 Contour SeVT <- 3L/NPG Turbo
    - 2k Contour SVT - #2137

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    • #3
      Also check out craigslist, ebay, and ikesound for head unit.
      2000 Contour V6, ATX (winter beater)
      2005 Subaru Outback XT (baby car)
      1999 SVT Contour 3L #1264 - Sold 2-9-13 she will be missed
      Former owner of 1998 Mystique
      Former owner of 1996 Mystique

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      • #4
        You need a single din radio and ebay is where its at!
        00 CSVT Silver Frost #1700

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        • #5
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          2013 Dodge Dart 1.4T/6mt
          Viper powered project with father
          99SE traded in 04/13

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          • #6
            Try best buy....I bought a Sony CD player for $120 and it has bluetooth. It also had a single plug on the front for ipod, mp3 player,...etc.
            -99 E1 Black/MNB #1974 stock DD
            -98 E0 Black/MNB #0812 3L sold
            -98 E0 T-Red/MNB #0322 sold

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            • #7
              I have a stock SE H/U with CD, if you want straight up plug and play.
              Contour SE Totalled On 5/18/10.
              SVT 98.5 4595 Black/MNB 3L Hybrid
              SVT E0 # 535 Found Dead.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by silver rocket View Post
                I have a stock SE H/U with CD, if you want straight up plug and play.
                um, no. it is not plug and play. all stock cd players had external amplifiers. most if not all tape decks do not. if it does have a permium sound with tape then it would also have the seperate cd-player and that was a pre98 only option as I recall.
                - 12 Focus SE
                - 99 Contour SeVT <- 3L/NPG Turbo
                - 2k Contour SVT - #2137

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BrApple View Post
                  um, no. it is not plug and play. all stock cd players had external amplifiers. most if not all tape decks do not. if it does have a permium sound with tape then it would also have the seperate cd-player and that was a pre98 only option as I recall.
                  My 95 Mystique had premium sound tape deck and no CD

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                  • #10
                    Click me.


                    For a headunit, I recommend a good Pioneer. I've used various Pioneer headunits and other products over the eyars and have NEVER been disappointed. Plenty of places to get one but ebay is usually your best bet for cost effectiveness.

                    If your budget is $100 remember that you're also going to have to buy the adapter harness so factor that in. I mean you don't HAVE to but if you are a noob you won't want to cut and splice, plus the harness is a good idea if you ever want to put the stock radio back in to sell the car. I'd also bypass the factory amp while you are at it, the how-to for that is at the top of this forum.
                    -00' Contour SVT #1245 of 2150. Trubendz Borla exhaust, BAT Catted Y, Spec shifter, Injen CAI, NPG Big Brakes, Modded Sunroof.
                    -98' Mustang GT. PI Engine, exhaust, Cobra front bumper/R hood, 3.73s, deep dish Bullitt rims, lowered, lots of other stuff.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by royalblue View Post
                      My 95 Mystique had premium sound tape deck and no CD
                      yeah that seems possible on the pre98, not on a 2k .... I have never seen a premium sound tape deck in a contour. and when I did it had the seperate cd player. only ever saw one car like this.
                      - 12 Focus SE
                      - 99 Contour SeVT <- 3L/NPG Turbo
                      - 2k Contour SVT - #2137

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                      • #12
                        if found this head unit would this be compatible with the 2000 contour se? http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...al+XD1222.html

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                        • #13
                          bump....

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                          • #14
                            looks like it should fit in there
                            2013 Dodge Dart 1.4T/6mt
                            Viper powered project with father
                            99SE traded in 04/13

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                            • #15
                              thats what she said.
                              98 EO SVT Deleted Cat/Blue Chip in PCM/Foglight Mod/Moosing Fix BAT struts/spring Carbon Fiber Cowl Hood & Carbon Fiber Nascar Trunklid

                              2000 Red/Tan SF connectors/ frontnrear strut braces, BAT struts/springs B&M shifter, Bosal Exhaust/ Dynomatted,

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