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Old 01-01-2012, 09:13 PM   #1
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Hello Mustang Forums! I recently bought my first Mustang - a shiny new 2012 It's meant to be a DD, so I went with the V6 model for the MPG, and with the base model for budgetary reasons. The only thing I regret not getting from the V6 premium is I really wanted to upgrade to an HD radio this time around. I want to do my best to keep as stock a look as possible with the car, so my question is this:

Can I just take a head unit out of a V6 premium model and swap it into my base 'Stang to get myself an HD radio, or do I need a different antenna and other electrical magicks to get it to work? If it is a simple swap, is my Ford dealer the best bet for getting ahold of a V6 premium radio or maybe strolling through some local junkyards for awhile? Thanks to anyone with any info!
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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HD isn't an option that I am aware of. Sirius radio is.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:25 PM   #3
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HD is an option, but I forgot it was only available with the Sat Nav upgrade. Same questions apply though; is there a straight swap that can be done, or is there a decent amount of other antennae and such that need to be swapped out, too?
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you have to get somthing reprogrammed in the car if you swap out the radio, there was a post with a bunch of codes a while back. try the audio section. IMO would be easyer to throw in a dash kit and a better stereo.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:44 PM   #5
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I put a JVC HD radio in my Truck. It uses the same antenna as the radio.
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