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Installing an amp

does anyone know how to install an amp into a 97 3.0L Ranger?
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Are you using the stock headunit or aftermarket?

Do you have an amp wiring kit?
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YouTube - How To Install A Car Amplifier- Courtesy of Crutchfield if you dont kno youtube lol i learn alot of **** there
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shoot me a message if you need help i worked as an installer for 2 years
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thanks alot that video helps me out a lot
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my sons first truck is a 2000 ranger 4 door, were gonna remove both jump seats, build a box for subs in back, mids and tweets in the doors. He wants to use to stock head unit for now and an amp, I'll check out the youtube video. Any advice?
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yeah, don't use the stock head unit. but it can be done, though it would be easier with an aftermarket head unit that has the RCA outputs and a dedicated subwoofer output.
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my sons first truck is a 2000 ranger 4 door, were gonna remove both jump seats, build a box for subs in back, mids and tweets in the doors. He wants to use to stock head unit for now and an amp, I'll check out the youtube video. Any advice?
you can use the stock unit. just wire up a line output converter and your good.
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yeah you can do line outs, i have some if you want them id do like 15 bucks shipped. Name:  IMG_4231.jpg
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Why do you want to keep the stock head unit? With an aftermarket you would have more options for tuning and better sound quality
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Why do you want to keep the stock head unit? With an aftermarket you would have more options for tuning and better sound quality
X2 if you are spending $$$ on speakers/amp/wire go with a new radio!
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Indeed, the sound quality will be greatly improved with an aftermarket head unit. That should be the first thing you buy instead of speakers.
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i will be installing an in dash dvd player, clarion nz500, to bypass the parking brake do i just ground that wire? or is there a code?
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you might need a switch in the line, but basically yeah.
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I dont know about the clarion, i know my kenwood i just grounded out the pink wire.
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Some units you can just ground the wire. Other units you need a switch that grounds the wire after the unit boots up.
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Yea, my Kenwood I just grounded the wire also. But I would swear it was the green wire, DDX-714
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Yea, my Kenwood I just grounded the wire also. But I would swear it was the green wire, DDX-714
usually it is a green wire.
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i have a kvt512 - its pink on my harness. who knows i know the alpine that i had was green and so was the jensen one.
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my friend was thinking of getting a jensen, on the jensens isnt there the 54321 code which brings u to a menu turning off the parking brake stop
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maybe on the newer ones, i had mine when the jensens where like 900 back in 04'
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