To Many Wires HELP! - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


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

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-11-2011
mark d's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: springville ny
Posts: 36
To Many Wires HELP!

I recently purchased an aftermarket radio for my 2009 ranger. On the radio there are about 15 wires and the stock radio powercord there are about 25 what should i do. The radio is a pioneer 1300mp.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-11-2011
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: The hood
Posts: 1
When I put my deck in my ranger there were some wires from the deck that did not match the dash wires, I just taped over the ends and did not use them, deck works fine.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-11-2011
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
Just match the appropriate wires and terminate the others
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-11-2011
rangerboy101's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Winchester, Va
Posts: 8,187
First of all do you have the wiring kit? Don't go splicing into the factory power plug like a retard.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-11-2011
trextegra's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Beacon Falls CT
Posts: 304
Quote:
Originally Posted by rangerboy101 View Post
First of all do you have the wiring kit? Don't go splicing into the factory power plug like a retard.
specially in an 09 practically brand new rig just spend the 5 bucks get the harness match up color to color plug it in and your done
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-11-2011
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
I would hope he got the wiring kit
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-11-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: aspers, PA
Posts: 801
yeah dude, go to Walmart, for 10 dollars you can buy a wiring kit, you will buy one for ford vehicles, it plugs into your original harnesses they are labels as to where they go, then you match the the appropriate colors, if the colors on the head unit don't match the colors on the wiring kit, then just read the wires the head unit wires should be labeled as well as the wiring kit wires
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-11-2011
Conroman's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 140
Dont go to Walmart. go to a local car audio shop, get the one thats specific to your ranger, and do that. There are so many wires and connections in the Walmart harnesses that even if you wire them right, they still sometimes dont work. Its worth it IMO.

Last edited by Conroman; 06-13-2011 at 12:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-12-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: aspers, PA
Posts: 801
really, i never ever had a problem with mine, neither did my friend, it plugged right into the factory harness, the problem i had with my new head unit is some of the wires on the head unit were different than the ones on the wiring kit, the wires for the front were different so i picked one for right and left and got it right, had a 50/50 chance anyways, walmart probably a little cheaper, idk don't have a car audio shop aroud me to compare to though
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-13-2011
O3RANGEREDGE's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: to far,nc
Posts: 61
go to this site and type in year make and model it will pull up which harness you need let me know cause i have a couple harnesses laying around for a ford ranger http://www.scosche.com/car-audio/products
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-22-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wasilla,Alaska
Posts: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Conroman View Post
Dont go to Walmart. go to a local car audio shop, get the one thats specific to your ranger, and do that. There are so many wires and connections in the Walmart harnesses that even if you wire them right, they still sometimes dont work. Its worth it IMO.
I have used many wire kits from walmart and almost all worked great except on 2 vehicles, a E.B Aerostar and a Explorer XLT that had the fancy radio with the rear passenger controls. Those two I had to cut into the wires to wire in the new radio (Nightmare from hell those two were too!!) but the the ones for all the vehicles that had a basic radio/cd/tape player types worked fine. Shoot even when I had my 05 Focus, it had the 6 disc changer and the harness was direct plug and play. But a car audio shop will give you a much better chance at getting what you need.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how many miles is too many? mcdonald58 General Ford Ranger Discussion 7 10-11-2017 01:04 AM
How many miles is too many miles? Liftedgreen4x4 General Ford Discussion 10 08-08-2012 11:10 PM
How many miles are too many miles ? TNRanger23 General Ford Discussion 4 11-10-2011 05:38 AM
how many miles are too many? DillonT General Ford Ranger Discussion 20 04-18-2009 04:19 PM
finally got my system done.(many many pics) rideabikenick Audio & Video Tech 12 02-09-2007 06:17 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 02:44 AM.


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.