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no rear speakers

when i first bought my ranger i noticed there wasnt any rear speakers didnt really think anything of it....i wanna buy some 6x8s to put in there now but there arent any wires in site...whats up with this?
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Truck specs and did you buy it used?
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They may be there if you take off that rear panel. My daughters 1998 had the wires anyway when I went to look for them. I changed her radio and the connector was even wired for them even though it had the incredibly cheap AM/FM only when I bought it used.
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i bought it used and it had the 5 button am/fm radio in it lol....ill have to try and remove that whole back panel then see what the deal is...i felt around in there to see if i could come up with something since u cant see all the way down there
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What year is it, Evan? I can't remember where they were, but I had a devil of a time digging them out. Ford had tucked them away pretty good so they wouldn't rattle. It was years ago though so sorry I can't remember exactly.

Yeah, that was the same radio she had. It was a used commercial truck.
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yeah they said it was a commerically used vehicle too....its a 2001 2.5L single cab 2wd 5spd no options at all just a/c...
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my truck was liek that. completely basic only a/c pritty much nuthing else lol. I Didnt have any wires that ran back and all so yea. Mu truck used to be a orkin truck in FL to lol..
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Maybe by 2001 Ford was using different harnesses. So you might not have them after all it seems. Bummer. Well, it didn't hurt to look I guess.
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You won't have any wires back there......my 2000 XL didn't have any. Just run some speaker wire from the back along the passenger side rocker panel trim and behind the glove box.

there is a schematic on this site with the stereo pinout. just splice into those wires and you are set. Took me about an hour from start to finish. I added a factory unit with cassette and MP3 compatable.
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well ill try and get to that tomorrow...ill be sure to take pics and post it up maybe a how-to? :D
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yeah they said it was a commerically used vehicle too....its a 2001 2.5L single cab 2wd 5spd no options at all just a/c...

i got one of thoes to, there is no wiring there, you have to run your own
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alright..thanks guys...i wouldve been digging around for those things like crazy lol...so i just splice into the wires running to the stereo?? i saw the wire color chart in the audio forum...just run those all the way to the back im assuming?.....im debating on what i want to do with the truck...im fixing up all these lil things that have bothered me forever about it...should i sell and get a 4x4? i would have to sell my car too 03 vw jetta gls 1.8t i love that car but im thinking of just selling my truck and car to buy a 4x4 ranger...any opinions?
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If the wires are in the connector to the radio, they probably run all the way back. Maybe not, but it's possible. Question is, where did they leave them?
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ive got some searching and wiring to do sounds like which isnt a problem its just snowing out like crazy and i have no place to work...my garage is full including the jetta...its gonna have to wait til i get my parts in for the jetta
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I'm hip. I did my entire SAS outside in the driveway, lol.
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If the wires are in the connector to the radio, they probably run all the way back. Maybe not, but it's possible. Question is, where did they leave them?

they tie them off about a foot after the connector, and dissappear somewhere behind the dash, and they aren't at the back i had my mat all the way out of my truck looking for them
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