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Factory Amp bypass?

Is it possible to bypass the factory amp in my '97 with Premium sound without having to run new wires?

The reason i am asking is, I got a CD6/mp3 unit coming out of an '07 Ranger.....i am almost certain that it has a better amp built into the CD6 than the factory amp does in my truck.......

could i just unplug the plugs on both sides of the amp and attach them together and just jump the amp? or is it more involved?
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betchya it doesnt
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betchya it doesnt
why do you say that? besides being a post *****?

not all Rangers came with factory amps installed in them...but hey, glad you got in your "i have no clue" post for the day...
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yes thats all you have to do.. did it on my 91 escort with premium sound. there was a by pass plug. being its the same harness for premium or not the amp just gets added in if called for
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yes thats all you have to do.. did it on my 91 escort with premium sound. there was a by pass plug. being its the same harness for premium or not the amp just gets added in if called for
so just unplug both harness' and then cut the plugs off and match wires up....

wouldn't happen to know were the amp is located do ya Stone
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so just unplug both harness' and then cut the plugs off and match wires up....

wouldn't happen to know were the amp is located do ya Stone
rangers i dont.. no usually its like this....


------U-----AMP-----U-------Radio


the "U" is plugs... un plug them and then just replug... usually... did a few fords the way
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so they will plug into each other sweet!
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my escort did you just had to find the right plugs there around somewhere took about an hour of hunting
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my escort did you just had to find the right plugs there around somewhere took about an hour of hunting
dang....now all i need to do is locate the amp.....i heard it was located behind the passanger side jump seat.....
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asx being an installer where i do this everyday all factory amps blow donkey nuts unless you have aquired a bmw harmon kardon amp and speakers or a mach 460 system which are the best 2 systems factory systems you can have but since i know nothing and your a jackass ill just keep my mouth shut and let you do all that work to aquire the same sound as you did before you started
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asx being an installer where i do this everyday all factory amps blow donkey nuts unless you have aquired a bmw harmon kardon amp and speakers or a mach 460 system which are the best 2 systems factory systems you can have but since i know nothing and your a jackass ill just keep my mouth shut and let you do all that work to aquire the same sound as you did before you started
hmmmm 1997 amp vs. a 2007 amp..........worn out vs. hardly used.....i am sure the factory amp IN the CD6/mp3 player is much better than the factory premium sound amp that came stock in my truck...

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the only difference between the two is probably the dust that covers the amp and the dust that shoots outta your *****
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so you are saying that amp technology hasn't changed? you should know better...
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from ford? Hell effin no wut r u crazy
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so Ford's technology hasn't changed? i don't think they offered Satellite radio/navigation/CD6/mp3 players/Pioneer Radios/subwoofers/SOHC 4.0's in ANY of their vehicles in '97.....come on use your noggin.....that is what it is there for...
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doesnt make a difference the power output is still the same you could add all the bells and whistles to a radio and still have the same power output
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u should go post this question on the12volt.com and see how many people laugh
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even the F-150 is rated at more watts than a Rangers radio....adding a F-150 radio and deleting the factory amp would improve the sound quality...
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where r u getting these numbers from id love to see them cuz everytime ive done a ford at work there all the same radios
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where r u getting these numbers from id love to see them cuz everytime ive done a ford at work there all the same radios
from what i have read (RPS and other Ranger sites) upgrading to a F-150 radio gives you a better internal amp......everything is the same except for the internal amp.....because the F-150 has bigger speakers...
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no they dont they all have the same crappy 6x8's EXCEPT the older f150s last body style some of them came with factory components in a 6x8 shell with a 5inch speaker and a tweeter in one but still had the same radio when u find legit numbers that say what u just told me ill give up this argument
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the F-150's i was talking about was the '97-'03 body styles.......not the newer body styles since their radios wont bolt into a ranger....

were do you get your info from?
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i have schematics of every car, audio, etc at work but our computers wont let us copy and paste stuff
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