View Full Version : Upgrading the Mach 460 single CD player

03-10-2005, 11:20 AM
Can I upgrade the MACH 460 single CD and Cassette player that came on my '97 by getting a 6 CD changer from the newer system on more recent Fords? Do I keep the same head unit or do I need a recent head unit in addition to the 6 CD changer?

03-14-2005, 07:49 PM
Im thinking that its going to be very unlikely, mostly because of the fact that your factory radio doesn't have the controls to work with an external CD changer. It may be possiable if you yank out the CD player and try an aftermarket stereo, even though from what i hear, it's not a really easy transition, especially if you have the complexity of a Mach 460 system. I've been doing car stereos for about 7 years, and of all i've ever worked on, I didn't even have the slightest idea where to start on the Mach system.

You'd probably be much better off trying an aftermarket head unit as well as an aftermarket changer - VERY few decks are willing to work with OEM changers, so it sadly narrows the market to aftermarket decks too