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Hands Free MP3 Adapter (87-06 All)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Hands Free Adapter
    • MP3 ME - FM Radio Auxiliary Player
    • Routes Portable Media to Mustang Radio
    • No Radio Interference
    • Clear Digital Audio
    • Hands Free Phone Calls
    • Plug-And-Play Installation
    • Fits All 1987-2006 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    If you have an '87 to 2006 Mustang, you might wanna check out the Hands Free MP3 Adapter. This device not only lets you take hands-free phone calls, but it also lets you play your music from your phone or any portable media through your car speakers. It's a plug-and-play unit that's great for someone looking to easily bring some of the modern conveniences to their older generation Mustang that doesn't come from the factory with these abilities. The install for this is easy. It's a one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter, and you can plan on it taking about 45 minutes to get in the car. The first thing I'll say about this is that this isn't wireless. This won't allow for a Bluetooth connection. You will need to plug into this. The good news about that is that this will play from anything that has a 3 and 1/2-millimeter headphone jack. That means your smartphone, a portable media device, MP3 player, iPod, satellite radio, or even a CD player. This does leave you with a lot of options, which is a nice thing, because you aren't limited. The other thing that's a little bit different about this is that, once you're plugged in, not only can you play music, but you're also connected to your smartphone, so you can take phone calls, too, hands-free. The way that this works is it plugs into your factory radio. You don't have to worry about tying up your 12-volt socket since it'll be plugged in directly to the factory radio and be hidden behind the dash. This won't interfere with the radio either like some other options out there do. This is more of an extension of the factory radio than anything else. As far as price, you can expect to spend just over $100 for this. This really is the only device that's currently available that'll let you route both phone calls and music through your car stereo. There are other ways to get music through your car stereo and even Bluetooth options, but nothing that will also allow for phone calls and other portable media. The install for this isn't difficult. It's a one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter. You can plan on spending about 45 minutes getting this installed. There isn't one correct way to install this, and you can chain off your mounting points and your routing points off if you want to, but that's gonna be up to you. Of course, the install will change slightly depending on what your Mustang you're installing this on. You'll need to get to the radio, so you're gonna have to remove your shifter handle, shifter bezel, and center radio bezel. Unclip all of the accessories, and unbolt the bolts holding the radio in place. Gently remove the radio, and unclip the radio harness and the antenna. Connect the black antenna cable to the radio. Connect the orange antenna cable to the Hands Free device. You can use zip ties to mount the device somewhere, like to the radio mounting bracket, for instance, behind the dash. Start routing the cables where you want them to go. You can tuck the cords anywhere, but make sure that the jack is where you can get to it. Unwind the black and red cable, route the red cable to the fuse box, and you'll need to bend the end a little bit to get the fuse panel protector back on. Find a good ground for the black wire, and then you reinstall the radio and the trim pieces that you removed. That's gonna wrap things up for the Hands Free MP3 Adapter for the '87 to '06 Mustang, but you can always check it out more online right here at

    Convenience. Mustang owners know all to well that these older generation cars just don't have all of the modern conveniences of today. One draw back would be not having the ability to take hands free phone calls or listen to your portable media easily while driving. Install this Hands Free MP3 Adapter in your 1987-2006 Mustang and finally bridge that generation gap. Listen to your favorite music or talk to your friends and family hands free!

    Hands Free Connection. Connect your MP3 device to the 3.5mm jack and select your favorite song or take phone calls through your Mustang's factory speakers. This Hands Free Adapter allows you to enjoy music in stereo from your portable media device or smartphone, including MP3 players, an iPod, CD Players, Satellite Radio or any other device with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

    Simple Installation. The Hands Free MP3 ME Adapter is designed to be a plug-and-play unit that won't leave a bunch of wires taking up your 12V socket and will be out of site behind your dash. It routes your portable media directly to your factory radio, so there is never any radio interference with this unit as some other competitor units do. With this plugin installation, you won't need to change your existing radio or speakers.

    Application. This Hands Free MP3 Adapter is specifically designed to be installed in any 1987-2006 Mustang, including LX, GT, V6, Bullitt, Mach 1 and SVT Cobra models.

    Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

    MPN# 388810

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    What's in the Box
    • Hands Free Adapter
    • Wiring Harnesses
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Bullitt - 01
    • Cobra - 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
    • Cobra R - 93, 95, 00
    • GT - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
    • LX - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
    • Mach 1 - 03, 04
    • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

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        Questions & Answers (10)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        so with this device I wont be able to listen to the regular radio stations when it is hooked up?

        • This device is synched to 91.1fm. You can't listen to a radio station that happens to be 91.1fm but you can push any other pre-set station to listen to other stations on the radio even though the device is connected to your MP3 device. I hope this helps.

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        How do I connect the red wire to the fuse box?? The directions are so vague!!

        I just want to make sure I understand the description. This adapter does NOT transmit audio using the radio channel, correct? Does it go directly from device to the speakers via the radio unit? I've had similar adapters before that would get static if a radio station came into range on the channel it was synced to.

        • This Hands Free MP3 Adapter will connect inline with your antenna cable, sending the signal through this cable.

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        Will this work for a 2005 Mustang GT with the Shaker 500 radio?

        • This Hands-Free MP3 Adapter will work with the Shaker 500 radio.

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        Does this device work with the 2004 mustang gt with the mach 460 satelite ready sound radio?

        • The Hands Free MP3 Adapter will work with a 2004 Mustang GT with the satellite radio ready stereo.

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        5 More Questions
        What if my Mustang doesn't have a Radiohead? Would I have to buy one? 1 answer
        Why won't this work on an 85 with factory Premium Sound? Would an antenna adapter help? 1 answer
        Will this fit a Mach 1000 stereo? I see all but I'm skeptical. 1 answer
        Will the MP3 adapter allow you to stream music through the apps downloaded on your iPhone, such as Pandora? 1 answer
        Will this work with an aftermarket pioneer radio i have installed in my '03 GT? 1 answer

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          Ratings Summary

          3.7 out of 5 overall rating from 35 customers

          • May 09, 2019

            4 2005 GT - Mfelliott400

            Here’s the real deal

            Took a while to figure out, but it sounds pretty good. Worth the price, it’s much cheaper than installing a whole new stereo deck.

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          • May 07, 2019

            5 1996 Cobra - Boomsnake96

            MP3 adapter

            Very easy to install, just had to pop out the radio and cd player. One nice surprise was the unit fit into the channel on the side of the factory radio support in my '96 Cobra. It's sandwiched right between the radio and CD player, I just secured it w/duct tape to the support. It works very well, takes a few seconds to switch back to radio when I disconnect the MP3 player I leave in the car. The sound quality is very good. It's a heck of a lot better than the tape cassette adapter I used to use!

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          • November 02, 2018

            5 2006 GT - DavidH

            Hands Free install

            Perfect item for what I wanted to accomplish. It gave me the features I was missing and the installation procedures were spot on with details.

            Helpful (2)
          • October 10, 2018

            5 2000 V6 - RoyE

            Hands free mp3 adapter

            I love this device Pros: it works and kinda easy to install also mp3 for my 2k mustang Cons: cuts out quick or nothing is coming out of your headphone jack, also finding a spot to mount it in your fuse box was a pain. I found a fuse labeled convertable and I dont have it so I used that fuse spot.

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          • July 27, 2018

            5 1996 GT - SteveS

            Hands free mp3

            I like it a lot it plays music right from my phone sounds great

            Helpful (3)
          • June 12, 2018

            3 2001 Bullitt - JeffW

            Hands free adapter

            I have traveled now over the last two weeks with this unit in my car and I can say 95 percent of the time it is great. The downside is if there is a song that starts out low or with any separation in the songs this unit directly goes back to seeking a signal and you either hear static or a blaring signal from a station. I had thought once you plug in your mp3 or whatever you have that it would override any radio signal, it does not, so I find it hard to say this is the best solution out there. I am definitely thinking of returning it and perhaps get a whole new system in the car. My final thought is while it is a fairly inexpensive route to go the static and signal loss between songs is a definite distraction from how good this unit could be,

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          • March 21, 2018

            4 1995 Cobra - AdamG

            Depends what you're looking for...

            If you're a serious audiophile that spends more money on speakers than sneakers, this is not the product for you. If you're a guy looking to use Sirius/i(whichever iCrap product you own)/phone in your car and don't want to disturb the factory aesthetics, this is the product for you. Be forewarned: the instructions SUCK. Do yourself a favor and pick up an actual piggy back fuse prior to install. Sound quality is decent if you keep the volume on the device you're connected to between 1/2 and 2/3 of max volume. Took me about 20 minutes to install on an SN95.

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          • March 03, 2018

            5 2006 GT - AJ

            It Works Great

            I installed this myself almost a year ago. It still works clear I use it all the time even with the dongle for the new iphone. I also have the 8inch antennae its all good.

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          • February 11, 2018

            4 1997 Other - BobP


            The install was pretty easy. There is a local radio station on the frequency that it uses but it still works!!! So, that is a big plus. You may need a ground loop filter/noise isolator to get rid of the hum from the alternator. I installed one and now it works great with my mp3 player and with my cellphone.

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          • December 09, 2017

            1 2006 V6 - Carlo136


            After spending a couple hours figuring out how to set this up and flipping through the radio to find the right connection, i finally got it but now theres this horrible static sound that is louder than my music. I noticed another reviewer mentioned the same thing, not happy in the slightest about this product and probably will be returning it, not worth the money.

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          • November 10, 2017

            1 2002 GT - Mycarfirst

            Aux cable.

            Low quality sound quality. First time disappointed with an order from AM.

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          • September 01, 2017

            1 1998 Cobra - Dieselkaos


            Install very easy but sound quality not hope return will go smoothly..

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          • July 08, 2017

            1 2005 GT - FDCEP


            Waist of money, its time to buy a new radio if you want to enjoy commercial free music. Static between songs, weak right channel after installing, zero instruction. Removed it from my car and all is back to normal. Ordered a new deck with blue tooth, you should do the same. Now to see how this return policy works.

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          • June 27, 2017

            1 2003 GT - Dan

            Is not compatible

            Very disappointed. I called AM to make sure this adapter was compatible with my factory system. It is not. Do not buy if you have the six disc changer.

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          • May 22, 2017

            5 2003 GT - DaveW

            Dave's MP3 ME Review

            Was looking for a way to listen to Pandora from my iPhone, in the 2003 Mustang GT that I recently bought. This fit then I'll perfectly. Installed it yesterday and it sounded good! Easy to install. Very happy with the purchase.

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          • May 18, 2017

            5 1991 GT - IgalC

            Good FM modulator

            Easy installation and good clear sound ..........>......................

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          • May 09, 2017

            4 2004 GT - StevenK

            Great product

            Great alternative to replacing the whole head unit just for an aux hook up! Ever since i installed it the cd drive doesnt work, but it might have been somethin i did.

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          • March 18, 2017

            4 2004 Mach 1 - bluestreak69

            Good product

            Bought this so I could keep my Mach 1 looking stock but I wanted to play more than just radio and CDs. I installed it in 30 minutes. It was very straight forward. Unfortunately I had a fair amount of static, so I started with the ground. I stripped the ground wire and reinstalled around ground screw. That didn't fix it. So I checked the connections and they all were fine so the only part that could be the issue was the power side. I stripped the wire (getting rid of the connector) and wrapped it around the fuse I was attaching it to. That fixed 90 of the static. All I can assume is the ohms were off. The rest is probably my phone lol but with the music playing the static is gone. Great product for keeping your stock look while adding some new conveniences.

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          • November 05, 2016

            5 2006 GT - YankeeGTPony

            Good MP3 player Option

            I purchased the MP3ME for the aux option that my year doesn't have. The converter works well once installed. I just wanted to give my input that most others have as well... First, the only trouble I had was the power source which was not the products fault. The fuse marked "Radio (start)" in the cars manual was where I thought to piggy back the power source from but it didn't work for me. Its best to purchase a "fuse tap" at an auto parts store and use an open fuse slot for the power source. Second, I mounted the unit behind the radio while it was out, this way its never in the way and hidden. Lastly, the directions aren't bad but not in depth, like only turning your MP3 player to 2/3 volume is a sound quality must. Overall the product itself rocks to be able to listen to your tunes.

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          • August 22, 2016

            2 2006 GT - TANG

            Not impressed

            Let me start off with there's no good instructions how to hook up the hands-free device or how to take anything apart to install it. I also get a loud static sound in between every song which is very annoying (sounds like it loses a signal and that shouldn't happen with the music downloaded on your Phone or iPod ). But when a song is playing it sounds great as long as your phone or iPod volume is halfway. From what I've experienced I think $109 is way to much for this product and DO NOT recommend it! You be better off Replacing the radio for $200-$250 then waste your time with this product.

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