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So I had my avic-d3 taken out of my ranger and now I'm wanting to install it into my F-150. I've never installed a radio before and have no clue how to do it. The shop here wants to charge $250 to install it!! Which seems totally ridiculous. Any tips on how to install a radio? I know I will need a dash kit and a wiring harness. I take the wiring harness and solder/splice it onto the harness coming from the D3 correct? Any tips would be great guys!
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Ranger4.0 just installed my Pioneer Headunit and it seemed really simple. The connector the to the F-150 harness comes with what wire is what, then if you have the instruction manual for the radio it tells you what wire goes where on the F-150 harness plug. Connect all the wires with connectors then tape it up to keep it clean then install.
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If your not colorblind and you can read, you can install a radio. The manuals should tell you what wires do what, you just have to splice them together and install it.
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If your not colorblind and you can read, you can install a radio. The manuals should tell you what wires do what, you just have to splice them together and install it.
Yeah man that's what I was hoping to hear. I'll give it a shot, can't be too hard I hope!
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It's super simple. Just solder up all the wires from the D3 to the F-150 harness and install the mounting kit.
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