Experienced opinions wanted on HU install - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

Audio & Video Tech General discussion of audio and video for the Ford Ranger.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-20-2012
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Winnipeg Manitoba
Posts: 48
Experienced opinions wanted on HU install

I'm new to installing car audio equipment personaly. I have had stuff installed in the past, but thats it.
I have a 2008 Ford Ranger Sport supercab.
I just bought a double din JVC xr810 head unit. I also have a "bestkits' 98+ ford harness adapter.
The new head unit has one orange wire marked "to light control stwitch"
the ford harness has 2 wires, one marked "dimmer +" and the other "dimmer -"
Should I hook up the orange wire to dimmer + or just leave it unhooked?
Literaly everything else just wired up exact, like all the speaker wires, ground, power, constant power, etc, just not the lighting wires.

Also, my factory head unit has the 20 pin harness connected in the back, but I dont have a disc changer or factory amp. Would it be used for the factory sirius radio module it has? Could I just leave it unhooked?
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Delaware, Ohio
Posts: 82
When i hooked mine up, I don't believe I did anything with the dimmer/lc switch wires. Your head unit should have dimmer settings on the unit itself. I'd just tape off those wires.

And your 2nd harness is for the sirius radio. If you don't want to use it in your new head unit (you'll likely need an add-on module for it anyway) then yes, you can just leave it unhooked.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Has anyone else experienced this? kwhitmer83 Drivetrain Tech 3 09-16-2010 05:44 PM
has anyone else experienced this or explain polarbeardiggers General Ford Ranger Discussion 5 12-24-2009 03:23 PM
Just a couple questions some of you more experienced people may know 5speed_Stepside_94 2.3L & 2.5L I4 Tech 2 11-29-2007 10:29 PM
Are you really experienced in suspention? JERMasaurusREX Suspension Tech 21 01-16-2007 11:00 AM
Experienced Box Builders Help! l2en Audio & Video Tech 28 04-13-2006 10:06 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:39 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.