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stock sub and aftermarket headunit

i just bought my 2004 ranger edge with the pioneer sound system, but the cd player doesnt work, im gunna put my pioneer head unit in, but was wondering if doing so if id lose the stock 8in sub in the center?

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im sure if you bought the right wireing harness for the truck which includes the sub then it should all be fine
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im gunna use the wiring harness from my thunderbird (if it works) 7 years difference might pose a problem lol
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I remember seeing someone saying that the sub runs off of its own set of outputs but I'm not sure. You should pull the stereo and take a look.
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doin that today, just bought the truck last night so ill get pics up soon, its just the cd player doesnt work and i drive 40 mins to school. i have the radio lol
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the factory sub gets it's signal from a low level signal coming from the small plug on the back of the radio. The only way I know to run the factory sub with a aftermarket radio is to by pass the factory amp and install a small amp to power it.
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the factory sub gets it's signal from a low level signal coming from the small plug on the back of the radio. The only way I know to run the factory sub with a aftermarket radio is to by pass the factory amp and install a small amp to power it.
Then get a set of male RCA ends and splice it in. I did in my RX7 with stock Bose subs and it worked just fine.
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thats what i was worried about. k. im just gunna pull my cerwin vegas from my car n take out the stock pioneers. thanks for the input. anyone lookin for the stock 8in sub :D
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thanks ffdriver02. ill look at it later. may be going to kenny chesny so it may not be today lol but ill get pics up
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if you try that you will also have to connect a power and ground to it as they also come from that plug.
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if you try that you will also have to connect a power and ground to it as they also come from that plug.
Same with the Mazda. Well the power wire in the harness was just used as a amp turn on wire and the amp got it's power from it's own fuse in the fuse block. I wonder if it's the same in his truck.
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i am looking at the wiring diagram right now to find out. you have a audiphile system and not a tremor right.
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it looks like the amp gets it power from the junction box and the remote turn on and the signal wires from the plug on the back of the radio.
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here is the audiophile system plug color codes.

1 WH/VT subwoofer,enable
2 BK/LG ground
3 BK/LG ground
4 VT/LB voltage supplied at all times
5 VT/LB voltage supplied at all times
6 not used
7 LG/BK subwoofer, audio signal positive
8 LB/RD subwoofer, audio signal negative
9 not used
10 not used


All these wire colors are for a 2004 with the audiophile system.
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its the pioneer system so i think that i sthe tremor system, but i may be wrong
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If it was the Tremor system then the truck would say Tremor on it and you wouldn't have rear seats. Instead of the counsel sub it would have a floor mounted 10 or 12(not sure) in the back.

You will be able to run the factory sub off of a aftermarket head unit.
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ok then, the guy had different edge vinyls on it and its got an 8 in the console so im assuming its audiophile, ya'll are helpful this is def a good forum
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You have the audiophile system if it is in the center console.

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wow i had no idea how many sound system options the ranger had i've heard of the tremor but that was it and to be honest about one year ago i woulda jumped on that sub offer but since then i bought some pioneer 3ways an after market hd radio with mp3 playback (insignia actually good) and put in free 12" kicker sub and amp i got from my uncle now im happy i can blow my ear drums out with a twist of a ****
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Sorry to bring up an old thread, but did anyone ever figure out how to hook up that four pin sub plug to an aftermarket HU with a single RCA out for the sub? Do I only need one of the wires and if so which one?
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Come on guys someone has to know this.
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