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Ford Escape: Information and Entertainment System - General Information / Removal and Installation - Automotive Audio Bus (AAB) Cable

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Interior Trim Remover

Removal

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

NOTE: The original equipment AAB cables are part of the wiring harnesses and cannot be removed. This procedure refers to replacement of the cable only by overlaying the cable.

Audio front control module (ACM) to body harness cable

  1. Remove the floor console.
    Refer to: Floor Console (501-12 Instrument Panel and Console, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the instrument panel center register.
    Refer to: Center Registers (412-00 Climate Control System - General Information, Removal and Installation).
  1. Release the clips and remove the climate controls lower trim panel.
    Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
  1. Remove the screws.
    Torque: 22 lb.in (2.5 Nm)
  1. Position aside the LH front door weatherstrip.
  1. Release the clip and remove the center A-pillar trim panel.
    Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
  1. Release the clips and remove the LH instrument panel finish panel.
    Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
  1. Release the clips, disconnect the electrical connector and remove the LH steering column opening trim panel.
    Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
  1. Remove the screws.
    Torque: 22 lb.in (2.5 Nm)
  1. Release the clips, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the RH steering column opening trim panel.
    Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
  1. Disconnect the AAB cable connector.
  1. Disconnect the AAB cable connector.

Body harness cable

  1. Remove the front door scuff plates.
    Refer to: Front Scuff Plate Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the front seats.
    Refer to: Front Seat (501-10A Front Seats, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the floor console.
    Refer to: Floor Console (501-12 Instrument Panel and Console, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the LH loadspace trim panel.
    Refer to: Loadspace Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the seatbelt buckles.
    Refer to: Front Seatbelt Buckle (501-20A Seatbelt Systems, Removal and Installation).
  1. Lower the headliner.
    Refer to: Headliner - Lowering (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  1. Position the floor carpet for access.
  1. Disconnect the cellular phone antenna cable connector.
  1. Remove the bolts and position the DSP up and out.
    Torque: 62 lb.in (7 Nm)
  1. Disconnect the satellite/GPS antenna connector.

Installation

Audio front control module (ACM) to body harness cable

  1. Cut the end off the AAB cable.
  1. Cut the end off the AAB cable.

  1. Install the new AAB cable.
    • Route the new AAB cable following the routing shown.
    • Secure the new AAB cable, as necessary, to prevent NVH concerns.

Body harness cable

  1. Cut the end off the AAB cable.
  1. Cut the end off the AAB connector.

  1. Install the new AAB cable.
    • Route the new AAB cable following the routing shown.
    • Secure the new AAB cable, as necessary, to prevent NVH concerns.

All automotive audio bus (AAB) cables

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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