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I need the CD changer for my 2002 Lincoln LS...
Do you still have it?
Please let me know...email me at:
I have a Lincoln LS '03 with a THX Audio/Navigation system.
I played with the software update features under the Software menu (hidden menu by pressing the Audio and Menu button at the same time) and my Audio/Navigation menu doesn't come up anymore.
The last thing I did is go to software upgrade and select upgrade the NAVI 16X software. When it asked me if I had the CD I said yes (even though I don't have one) and now every time the radio system start it says: "Please wait while system is upgrading software".....followed by
"CAUTION: Cannot load System Software. Disk Type Incorrect. Please insert correct System Disk"
Now I'm stuck at this screen and I can't go to back to the regular menu that lets me control the audio stations and Navigation system.
The buttons for audio work (i can hear stations changing...when using the steering wheel controls) however It does not display on the screen anymore as that Caution message stays ON all the time.
Can anyone tell me if there is a way of bypassing this software upgrade and going back to the regular menu?
I cannot believe that Lincoln would allow you to select software upgrade which in turn screws up your system probably until you go back to the dealer for them to insert a CD in the system that would allow it to boot correctly again.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I was even thinking of disconnecting the Battery until the radio looses it's memory (i was hoping that would make the radio forget it asked for a System CD)
Any tought suggestions please let me know.
A new development after I did the battery disconnect - the display is all black now. I don't see the message that says CAUTION you need to instert the system disk but nothing else displays either.
I will pass by a dealer in a few days to see if they can help.
Thanks for your suggestion.
Have you found a solution?
Any ideas on what the issue might be???
Thanks in advance for any and all advice.
I really need help, ant would be appreciated
My 2004 Lincoln LS came with the touchscreen navigation system. The radio has quit and is too expensive to fix. I found a used radio with a 6 cd changer out of an 04. When I connect the 2 plugs that fit, the radio lights-up, but no sound.
Question. Should the different radio work with the existing pigtails, or is there a difference? If it's the same, I may have a bum radio.
Any help would be appreciated.
It was the THX. I appear to have an amp between the back speakers. I guess it has to have power or a relay to turn it on along with the radio. There are 2 plugs that match up, including the largest one. The smaller one has many contacts but only two being used. There are 2 pigtails that do not fit the radio. The radio has 2 small jacks that do not match my plugs.
First how do i tell if i have premium sound, audiophile or THX?
Second how do i install this unit in my car short of putting a whole new wiring harness in it?
My THX was a touchscreen. It had a large THX display when it booted up. That was with the NAV system.
If you wish to sell your damaged Nav head unit let me know. Also I can help you make the 6-CD unit work for your LS. I have all the factory service manuals for all LS's(2000-2006). There are only a few changes you will need to make to make it work, are you electrically inclined?? You will need to run some wires & make some connections. Let me know, MG
I removed the console door, all screws (that I could see) in the storage bin, and a plastic plug, but the storage bin itself will not come out, and that seems to be the start of the process.