Updates on your 2005-2006 Ford GT, What have you done lately?


PeteK

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Apr 18, 2014
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Kalama, Free part of WA State
Rob, I hope you noticed that Torrie is advertising that he has "pulley and tune" kits ready to ship!
 
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GT@50

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Dec 14, 2019
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Issaquah
Rob, I hope you noticed that Torrie is advertising that he has "pulley and tune" kits ready to ship!
I'm waiting for the larger SC
 

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SYCO GT

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Pete - tell us more about the Bluetooth adapter please!
 

Bbhaynes

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Sep 8, 2021
57
Madison, MS
Pete - tell us more about the Bluetooth adapter please!
This is the one I saw someone said they used.


Not sure if there is a better option now or something more sophisticated. I would like to know as well.
 

SYCO GT

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Thanks for the info. I currently have the base model radio and no subwoofer, so I rarely listen to the rather poor system. But good to know in case I ever decide to start doing something about it.
 
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GT Venum

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How difficult would it be to install this adaptor? What needs to come apart?
 

69b302

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Mar 13, 2021
91
Upstate NY
How difficult would it be to install this adaptor? What needs to come apart?
You have to take the radio out, which uses a pair DIN radio removal slides. There is a thread that includes info on the tool and which wire to tap for power. https://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/threads/bluetooth-adapters-for-the-mac-radio.33784/page-2

Lots of blue tape on the console area, and I found the radio removal a little tricky, but was the first I had ever used the DIN removal tools. I installed this exact adapter last year.
 
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GT Venum

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Will order on this afternoon. Thank you
 

PeteK

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Apr 18, 2014
2,228
Kalama, Free part of WA State
MBT RX is what I used. Read that thread 69b302 kindly linked. I wrote up my install and assessment there.
 

HNS

GT Owner
Mar 11, 2020
96
East Coast
Does anyone know if the McIntosh radio have an aux input?? This would be the preferable way to add Bluetooth I would think…
 

Simon

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Feb 19, 2013
1,227
Houston
Does anyone know if the McIntosh radio have an aux input?? This would be the preferable way to add Bluetooth I would think…
yes, that is how that unit works
 

fjpikul

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Jan 4, 2006
11,448
Belleville, IL
Yes it has 2 RCA Jack's in the back. I have had a Monster brand cable with a 3.5 plug on the other end to plug in ipod or phone. But these connections are disappearing on modern equipment.
 

HNS

GT Owner
Mar 11, 2020
96
East Coast
Yes it has 2 RCA Jack's in the back. I have had a Monster brand cable with a 3.5 plug on the other end to plug in ipod or phone. But these connections are disappearing on modern equipment.
Too bad there’s not a way to connect these without removing the radio. Thanks for the reply!
 

fjpikul

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Well, back in the day, some people were able to slip their hands behind the radio and pull out the caps and then plug in the new wiring. You need small hands. It can be done. When I did mine the tools were hard to find. SpecRacer graciously sent me his to do the job. The little side caps on the front of the radio were the hardest thing to remove. If you do do this, buy a good quality cable that is thicker in diameter. There really is no place to hide it.
 
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twobjshelbys

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Jul 26, 2010
6,027
Las Vegas, NV
The DIN radio removal tool is readily available on line. Chances are your local Best Buy has them in stock.

Google "DIN radio removal tool". There are several styles now. I used the ones that looked like a flat metal key. Now there is a D-shaped loop.
 

GT@50

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Dec 14, 2019
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Had some friends over for lunch
 

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PL510*Jeff

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Had some friends over for lunch
even a want-to-be-a GT
 
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PeteK

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Apr 18, 2014
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Kalama, Free part of WA State
I spoke too soon. My MBT-RX gave up yesterday. I got 5+ years use out of it, so I'm not disappointed. First I have to pull out the radio and make sure it was the MBT RX that failed, and not the connector or fuse. Now I just have to find those DIN removal keys that I put away somewhere safe...

Before I used the MBT RX, I had a twin-RCA-to-3.5-cable plugged in too (plus a 3.5-to-iphone adapter). I fed it out through the slot beside the radio on the passenger side, and when not in use, I just stuffed it back in there where you wouldn't see it. When I installed the MBT RX, I put it in the same place, so you could see the little blue power light on it if you were sitting on the passenger side.
 

MackDaddy

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Apr 2, 2022
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Medford Oregon
FYI, put a new battery in my 06 last week (again!). Tried to buy an Optima unit from Jegs and Summit but they're on back order at both places. Eventually found a genuine Ford unit in stock here in Houston, but it cost $450 instead of $270! That Ford label must be made of gold or platinum!
Hi
I have a dead battery and was surprised to see that the battery just sits in the shelf without any tie downs. I looked in the manual and it states that if your battery has a cover/shield remove first. Mine doesnt have a cover or shield or any type of tie down. Is this typcial?
 

twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
6,027
Las Vegas, NV
Mine had the shoe type retainer at the bottom. I remember the screw being hard to get lined up