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Radio install help?

so, I'm pretty stupid when it comes to anything electronic. Just bought a 97 Ranger. Radio was absolute crap. So I had to replace it. Well, I'm a broke ****, but a man needs his tunes. So I went out and bought a cheap $50 radio at walmart. Got it home, of coarse my hippy ways lead me to just get rid of the old radio, and not pay attention to what wires were connected to where. So now I've got a hole in my dash, and I feel like a dummy.

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I know it's upside down, and in a few pics, it will be understanding why I feel like an idiot.



So I know what 4 of the 5 wires is on the one. And the one with the 8 wires are speaker wires that are not connected to any of the speakers.
I also know I need to run out and buy a connecting do-dad, or just cut the connection do-dad off, and just splice wires together.



Ya I'm in my pjs, bedtime is coming soon. Graves suck!
So the 4 male connectors are the plugs for the 4 speakers that come from the amp. (Remember the 2 plugs on the cheap radio lol makes me feel pretty dumb) But, it's what I have to work with. I know that the one wire is the antenna, but the green and black wires... not a clue





Now, I know that if I wanted to, and just may have to, I can get 2 female to 1 male connectors to deal with my issue with the 2 vs 4 plugs.

I tore the doors apart to see if the original speaker wires for the 2 front speakers were there, thinking that I could just wire the 2 front speakers to the radio, but those wires are gone, so that bundle of 8 wires in the dash are useless. And the Amp is under the seat, and isn't moving unless I remove the bench seat, and I really don't wanna do that.

So anyways, if anyone can help, I'd appreciate it. I have no idea what kind of amp it is either. I can try for better pics of it, but I don't see them getting much better.
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green and black wires, green is the remote turn on for the amp and the black is the radio grounded to the amp (not recommended)
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all of those wires look really old. you'll need a wiring harness, connect the wires that come off othe plug on the new radio and mate them to the harness you'll need to buy and then that will plug into the black OEM ford harnesses
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I appreciate the help guys. I've figured most of it out on how I'm going to go about it. But I was wondering if you could hold my hand to the finish. I am not to sure on connecting the dots for which wires go to which wires. I did get the harness, but the radio diagram vs the ford wiring diagram has got me stooped.

Heres what it says. From right to left in the pic.
Ranger wires

Light Green/Purple - Power
Black - Ground
Yellow/Black - Fused Ignition
Blue/Red - Illumination
Black/Green Ground

Now the Radio diagram.

Blue - Remote Turn on (Connect to Amp or power antenna)
Black - Ground (Connect to vehicle chassis ground) (Ive got this dot connected lol)
Red - Accessory (Connect to ignition circuit or 12 volt source)
Yellow - Memory (Connect to battery circuit or constant 12 volt source)
The ( ) is the explanation in the diagram

And I still have the black and green wires from the amp. The green does go to (Remote) on the amp, and black is indeed to the ground. And from everything Ive read, I don't wanna ground the stereo to the amp.

Can you connect the dots for me?
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Oh and some better pics on the amp.





I just got some 2 female to 1 male Y connectors for the speakers, figure I just deal with whatever loss I get.
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You all can laugh at me now. It took a total of 5 minutes after I decided to open the wire harness and look at it to get the radio installed. Ya I feel kinda stupid, But I got tunes now lol
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