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Old 06-23-2005
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speed volume control

i have done this mod to my ranger and with great results ,now my daughter has a 2002 explorer sport,checked out radio and it has speed option in it also ,but does not work. does anyone know if this unit can be hooked up the same as ranger to gem module or not ??? have no wiring info on explorer.
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Sometimes the Explorers have it already done to it. Press and hold the power button while the radio is on, and see if it gives you the option.
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speed vol control

pushed power button and speed appered on display, changed level to 3 on display, but after driving around to try out, did not change level of vol. checked truck manuel and no mentian of speed volume control
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It changes. I had mine on 6, and it worked great.
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Pull the head unit and look at the 20-pin connector of the radio harness. Check to see if you have a gray/black going to pin #9. If it has one, the SSV should work. If not, you will need to add it. Tee into the GY/BK at the instrument cluster or GEM (assuming the Sports have one) and extend a wire to pin #9 at the 20-pin radio connector and it should work.

Note: this only works for head units that display something like SPEED VOL when the volume **** is held depressed for 5+ seconds.
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hmm ill have to try this on mine... i didnt even know you could do this
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hmm ill have to try this on mine... i didnt even know you could do this
It depends on whether your head unit has SSV capability. Most factory Ranger head units do not.
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Note: this only works for head units that display something like SPEED VOL when the volume **** is held depressed for 5+ seconds.
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does the stock six disc have this capability
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does the stock six disc have this capability
Some six-discs do. Turn it on, then push and hold the volume button to find out.
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My factory CD6 did not have it.. thats why I have a Sport-Trac CD6 in my truck now.
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My factory CD6 did not have it.. thats why I have a Sport-Trac CD6 in my truck now.
My original dual media Ranger head unit did not have. I now have an Explorer dual media HU that is nearly identical in outward appearance and it has SSV.
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My original dual media Ranger head unit did not have. I now have an Explorer dual media HU that is nearly identical in outward appearance and it has SSV.
When you put in the new one did you have to hook up the wire coming from the dash, or did it already have it on the harness? Because the CD6 that I have I believe came from an F series truck (dont know which one) and the speed vol thing comes up when I hold power, but even on 7 it doesn't change with my speed. And if I do need to tee into the gray/black wire from the instrument panel or GEM, is it easy to get to or am I going to have to tear apart my whole dash?
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When you put in the new one did you have to hook up the wire coming from the dash, or did it already have it on the harness? Because the CD6 that I have I believe came from an F series truck (dont know which one) and the speed vol thing comes up when I hold power, but even on 7 it doesn't change with my speed. And if I do need to tee into the gray/black wire from the instrument panel or GEM, is it easy to get to or am I going to have to tear apart my whole dash?
Ranger harnesses are not wired for SSV. You must add a wire from PIN 9 of the head unit's 20-pin connector to the truck's gray/black wire. On 2003-back Rangers, the gray/black is at the GEM behind the radio bezel to the left of the head unit.
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What is this supposed to do? I don't get it?

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What is this supposed to do? I don't get it?

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It increases radio volume automatically with road speed. In helps to compensate for background wind and road noise. It only works if you have an SSV head unit.

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I did this with my CD6 and love it. I would suggest to everyone to do this if you have a SSV head unit!
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Bob did mine for me and it works great, nice option to have!
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