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newbie to Ranger audio question.

I got a 96 Ranger xlt (not sure if it matters) but i bought a Jvc deck on for about 130 bucks. I got the correct wire harrness the sliver/grey rectangle plug with a Square plug. I hooked up all the colors correctly and its that was simple enough. but on the square plug it had a extra White/black wire that has no location, the bag says its a Amp gnd. (does this truck even have a amp ?) but the deck only turns on and i get zero sound period.... (so i know the deck is wired up correctly.

any help ??
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you sure u have the right harnesses?
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postive, i checkecd the bag when i bought it... its annoying the heck out of me :(. i want to give it a
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the decks probably got an amplifier that needs to be grounded in order for it to produce the sound.
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the decks probably got an amplifier that needs to be grounded in order for it to produce the sound.
i tried gnd it to the decks gnd wire ?? but it didn't do anything ?
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Double check the jvc boxes. Some head units power everything but you HAVE to have an external amp to power the speakers.
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its model number KD S31

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if you have a rectangle plug thats gray thats correct. you will need the other harness to be black and rectangle as well. if the black one is square you have the wrong harness.
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if you have a rectangle plug thats gray thats correct. you will need the other harness to be black and rectangle as well. if the black one is square you have the wrong harness.

On the Factory Radio harrness i have 1 Rectangle plug, and one Short square style plug..... I know i have the right harrness it all bolts up... its just i have zero audio ? and a extra amp(gnd) wire for a non existant amp ?
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Pictures will help. And it says AMP Ground? Is that from the head unit or is that from the adapter that you bought? You double checked that its not a head unit that requires you to have an external amp right?
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Pictures will help. And it says AMP Ground? Is that from the head unit or is that from the adapter that you bought? You double checked that its not a head unit that requires you to have an external amp right?

Yes i am postive i can post pics once i get my normal computer back...

it says (amp ground black/white) I dont know if the factory 96 Ranger has a amp ?? All i wanted to do was hook up a deck and go... this is a little unsual i never really had this problem with fords before..

Would i have to Chassie ground the wire ? cause i did hook it into the Decks black wire and tried that with zero success.
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Problem solved... (for some reason it requrires cutting the pw ant wire and connecting two blue wires on the other harrness and splicing them together.)
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Odd, but glad it works!
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Icon5 Having the same 'no sound' problem with JVC radio.

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Problem solved... (for some reason it requrires cutting the pw ant wire and connecting two blue wires on the other harrness and splicing them together.)
Josh,
I know it's been some time, but I hope you can help me. Apparently, I happen to come across the same problem that you had with your JVC radio! (no sound, but everything else works)
If you can recall, what did you mean by what you stated above? I have a pw antenna wire from the radio harness, but where do I connect/wire it to?!? (exactly which 'blue' wires?)

Thank you, in advanced, for your help!
~Rudy
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