/ recondition both CD Players and Radios as a hobby I
enjoy and as a way of paying for my childrens' schooling.
I am not an official bussiness. Just trying to help out
fellow Ford owners keep their special vehicles stock and
like new again. There are virtually no repair shops in
the country that will touch these things anymore and the
one that I know of wants up to $200 ea to repair radios
and CD Players. Trouble is that they only replace what is
currently bad and not everything that could go bad in the
future. So they don't last too long before they start to
exhibit other symptoms. Finding one that still works like
new is an extremely rare find.
Right now, I only repair the '89-'93 CD Players and
Radios found in T-Birds and other vehicles for a flat
rate of $95 to go through the whole thing or $160 to go
through two. (I got tired of buying defective units on
eBay to replace the one in my '90 Super Coupe so I
decided to repair them myself!) You pay for shipping to
me, I pay for US Postal Priority Insured shipping back to
you. I do require Money Order, Cashier's Check, or
Personal Check to be shipped with the Units but will not
cash them until I hear back from you that you are 100%
satisfied with my work. I take a lot of pride in what I
do and if you should experience any issues WHATSOEVER, I
will take care of you IMMEDIATELY totally at my
cost...even all return shipping to me. (I have only had 1
out of over 100 that I had to go over again)
On CD Players, I would be replacing all bad and
"sub-standard" components in the power supply
module and on the main board that Sony put in, replace
all of the panel lamps, re-glue the face plate mask down
(If needed), replace the transport drive gear (If
needed), replace the Laser Pick-Up (if needed), and
adjust Laser tracking and focus controls to play the
widest array of CD-Rs possible. (Of course it would play
ALL commercial, store bought CDs)
On the Radios, I replace components on the main board,
pre-amp/tone control board and in the tuner. I'll replace
the cassette mechanism if needed (or adjust head azimuth
clean and de-mag for best high frequency response) and
the front panel if needed (or re-coat the button switch
contacts with a new rubberized conductive coating that
won't flake off like the original coating), and also
retune the AM and FM sections for best reception.
I test them both at the temperature extremes of 20 -120
degrees F to simulate extreme conditions in your car.
(Oh, and clean & lubricate them too.) I then
guarantee them for 6 months. Basically, I would repair
whatever needs repair and upgrade all faulty components
with ones that are better than the originals.
I can also convert a radio that was a not designed to
interface with the factory slave CD Player to be able to
interface with one. Ford produced basically
two different types of these radios, one that will
interface with a CD Player, and one that will not.
So, if you'd like to add a Factory CD Player but
your radio won't allow that, I can modify the circuitry
so that it will just like one from the factory.
More and more I'm finding out from others that no one
wants to touch these things any more. They can't get
replacement Power Supplies or boards or other parts from
Sony or Ford any longer. It's all been obsoleted. I don't
swap-out the electronics with other old boards that are
still prone to failure...I repair it and I have found
alternate sources for other parts such as gears that have
a tendency to split with age.
I have repaired over 100 CD Players and Radios to date
and 90% of them fail due to leaking electrolytic
capacitors. When working correctly, these Premium Sound /
JBL systems sound pretty awesome.
As a seller, I have sold a total of about 20 repaired
units. I have reconditioned the remaining 80+ for other
people who have found out about me through eBay, TCCOA,
or SCCOA, or word-of-mouth from other satisfied
Just let me know if interested at email@example.com.
Paul Protos (TwoTimeSC)