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help identify OEM radio, 2004

Old 04-16-2019
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help identify OEM radio, 2004

Plan to replace the 2004 OEM radio with 2DN with back up camera. I was warned that if my OEM radio was a Pioneer, it must have correct wiring to get sound because of the OEM amp and sub.

1. My OEM radio has a FORD logo and a Pioneer logo on underside of radio body. There is not a Pioneer logo on the front of the radio.
2. The owner's manual picture ( drawing) of a AM/FM six-disc CD/MP3 stereo Pioneer Audio System". That picture (drawing) matches my radio.
3.Another FORD site had the following: "Pioneer™ Sound Package includes: AM/FM six-disc CD/MP3 stereo, multi-channel amplifier, subwoofer, premium speakers". The Tremo radio was listed separately.
4. If my radio has an amp and sub, I haven't been able to find them.

My guess is that I have a FORD radio made by Pioneer. without separate amp and sub. Although that does not match what I have been told and what I have read..
Could I be wrong??
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There were 3 audio packages available in 2004 Ranger

If you have a single 16 pin plug on the radio then its a basic system

If you have a 16 pin AND an 8 pin then it has a separate amp, there were 2 models with this double connector

These are connector pins not wires, I think the 8 pin used only 5 wires on one model and 4 wires on the other model
The Tremor had the amp and sub in center console, picture here:

And here:

Last edited by RonD; 04-16-2019 at 11:06 PM.
Old 04-17-2019
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Settled. My radio has only one pin plug and it is a 16 pin. After pulling the radio, I checked the dash cavity for a second set of wires just in case the radio had been changed. None are there. There is an open storage on the floor beneath the dash. I could not remove it but there are wires to it and some type of "device" there. I was hoping that the amp was there. Glad I didn't take it apart!!

Thanks for your help.
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