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Need help with rear speakers

Hello to everyone:
I want to put rear speakers in my 2000 reg cab, but after taking off the rear speaker covers there are no wires. On the drivers side there is a bundle with wires going to the inside light and the third brake light. I have a wiring diagram and checked at the radio plug . The plug has the correct color wires for the rear speakers. Anybody have any idea why the speaker wires do not go to the rear speakers.

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So your Ranger didn't come with rear speakers installed?

Ford prewires a lot of accessories but never installs the components (such as cruise control and fog lights).

I bet your dash harness was prewired (seeing as it has the correct wires in the radio plug) but your roof interior harness wasn't. For 2000 Ford made 4 different harness for the roof interior; super cab w/premium sound, super cab w/o premium sound, reg cab w/ premium sound, reg cab w/o premium sound(this sounds like the one you have).

If you take out your drivers seat and peel back the carpeting past where the seat was you will see where the dash harness meets the roof interior harness (if I remember correctly there is a plug that goes through the floor board and one that connects with a flat rectangular connect, the rectangular connector is where the dash meets the roof harness).

What you need to do is check at the meeting point for the wires to be ran all the way from the radio to this plug, and also to see if the wires are going from the plug toward the back.

When I get home and get access to my wiring diagrams for a 2000 I'll give you some better instructions (later tonight).

My bet goes toward your dash being right but the interior roof being not wired for it. In that case you either get another roof harness (has to be for a 2000 reg cab model, no other years will be a direct fit), or repin the connector and run the wires yourself (cheapest way).

I may be able to get the connectors and wires for you depending on your trucks situation.
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Thanks Anthony

I'll take out the seat tomarrow and see if the connector is there.

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Thanks Anthony

I'll take out the seat tomarrow and see if the connector is there.

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The connector should be there no matter what its the wires you need to check.
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Here is the pinout diagram of the connector:

The one on the left is coming from the dash, the one on the right is the side that goes toward the rear.
The wires for the rear left speaker are tan/yellow and grey/light blue. The one for the rear right are orange/red and brown/pink.
Check both sides of the plug for the wires and post what you find.
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Great Info. Thanks so much.

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great thread! i removed my front driver seat and found the plug. i went ahead and removed the passenger seat and ran new wires under the mat to the rear speakers. nice!!
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awesome thread! Had my seats out while chasing airbag fault codes and was able to wire up some old speakers I had in the workshop. as this is a salvaged ranger/mazda, I snipped and crimped the wires vice repinning.
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