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2023 Ford Bronco Production To Add Speaker Removal Options

The 2023 Ford Bronco represents the sixth-gen model’s third year of production, and with it come a handful of changes, including the launch of the new retro-themed Heritage and Heritage Limited. However, as Ford remains mired in an ongoing supply chain nightmare that continues to plague production, the ultra-popular SUV is also gaining a series of removal options, which Ford Authority has documented over the past several months. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that 2023 Ford Bronco production will add more audio removal and reduced functionality options – all of which will be late availability.

The first is the six speaker with subwoofer delete option (order code 58E), which deletes the subwoofer from models equipped with the standard sound system, which typically has seven speakers including the subwoofer. This option pertains to Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Badlands, Wildtrak, Everglades, Raptor, and Heritage Edition series models.

Next up is another six speaker with subwoofer delete option (order code 58T) that is optional on Outer Banks, Badlands, Wildtrak, Raptor, and Heritage Limited Edition models. While this option is essentially the same as order code 58E, it seems to allow Lux Package-equipped models to be built with the standard audio system instead of the optional B&O system.

There is also the 10 speakers with reduced functionality option (order code 86V), which is optional on Outer Banks, Badlands, Wildtrak, Raptor, and Heritage Limited Edition models and relates to the B&O system, which normally has 10 speakers including a subwoofer. However, it’s currently unclear what functionality is reduced with this option. Finally, the seven speaker audio option order code (58K) is optional on Outer Banks, Badlands, Wildtrak, Raptor, and Heritage Limited Edition series, though it seems to provide another route for production to continue on Lux Package-equipped model where three speakers are removed.

All of these options will be required when these components are not available, and presumably, each seems to present a way to allow Broncos to continue to be scheduled and built amid ongoing supply chain issues. The new options also join a handful that have already been announced, including navigation and heated mirror removal options, though the SUV recently regained its digital HVAC temperature display following a short hiatus.

We’ll have more on the 2023 Bronco soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. GaryB

    What a terrible idea, for the consumer. the lux package is $7k, and the sound system is the main selling point. why chip in the $7k and NOT get the full B&O system? for a *chance* at getting scheduled sooner? maybe these are for dealer stock orders. Cant imagine anyone willing to pay MSRP or more for a barebones gutted Bronco

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    1. Bob Dobson

      I agree and who is spending that kind of money to get a Bronco with subpar sound. Multimedia systems and sound systems are a big deal nowadays. Ford should know this especially after the SYNC2 fiasco. Your telling me they can’t get a North American speaker supplier to step up and fill the gap for a short time?……..brutal.

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  2. Louisiana Jones

    Yeah I guarantee none of these trucks have a price adjustment reflecting the removal of equipment. Imagine getting stuck with ADM and stripped of features just to say you drive a Bronco. This is a horrible joke.

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  4. Fofoa Ta\'aseu

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  5. Kenneth Mayer

    If you follow the Bronco forums, the most popular Lux package feature is the Adaptive Cruise Control. Most people who are interested in better audio are not satisfied with the B&O package. It will be interesting to see what credit Ford will offer for the speaker delete.

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  6. Jeep

    Buy a jeel

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