2001 Ford F-150 stereo wiring

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  • 2001 FORD F-150

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2001 Ford F150 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

my deck has 4 wires;red, black, yellow, blue, I have all the speakers hooked up correctly but the deck only gets power if I twist the red and yellow wires together and and hook them to the black/pink wire on my truck(acc.) My problem is I cant seem to find the batt. Constant wire and how to connect the deck properly

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 AT 4:49 PM

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The power wire should be a light green/violet wire coming from the central junction box (under left side of dash).


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_2110.jpg

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 AT 4:54 PM
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Thanks thats the best diagram ive seen yet but I still cant find that battery constant.I even tested the remaining wires with a multimeter with the key out and still no luck:( so I was wondering if I could a bit of heavier wire straight from the + side of the battery back through the firewall

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 AT 9:54 PM
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So you dont have that color wire? Has the stock radio wire harness been cut before or something?

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 AT 9:55 PM
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They are all there but I can only find 12v coming from the black w/pink stripe wire with the key on

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 AT 10:06 PM
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Try hooking your yellow wire to the trucks cigar lighter. That should def. Work. Your stock radio may not have been wired to remain on with key off?

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 AT 10:09 PM
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Will I still have use of that lighter socket?

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 AT 10:19 PM
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Yea I could still check the the time on it and set the clock and my presets would remain

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 AT 10:21 PM
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Okay, just wondering because mine truck doesn't work if I remove key.

Anyways, yes don't remove the wire from the lighter, just splice into it and the lighter will still work fine.

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 AT 10:23 PM
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Thanx appriciate the help :P

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 AT 10:30 PM
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I have a 2001 F150 XLT super crew cab. Trying to find the ground wire for after market FM mp3 stereo. Diagram I found on line says the ground wire is black/light green but there are two wires that match the color. Do I wire both blacks for my ground wire on the radio

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Thursday, December 29th, 2016 AT 2:06 AM
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Hey HENRY,

Yes you can use either ground wire will work.

Please let us know happens so it will help others.

Best, Ken

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 AT 12:35 PM
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The colors are black/purple, green/black, black, black/green, blue/dark blue

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 AT 12:37 PM
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Do you have the base radio or the premium sound radio?

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 AT 12:37 PM
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Here is a schematic of the radio circuit. I can't seem to find some of the colors you have indicated.

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 AT 12:37 PM
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What do you mean?

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 AT 12:37 PM
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I think thats what I needed. Nevermind the previous reply. Thanks!

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 AT 12:37 PM
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JAYTEAR
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How do I properly hook up my new CD player.

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 AT 12:37 PM
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You go to the stereo supply store and buy the correct "plug and play" adapter cable. DO NOT hack up the wiring harness.

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 AT 12:37 PM
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  • 1994 FORD F-150
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Electrical problem
1994 Ford F150 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 56343 miles

Installed a Dual XDM6350 radio using wire harnesses. If I hook up the radio illumination wire (solid orange) to constant power the radio works if lights are off. If I hook the wire to switched power, it ONLY works when lights are on, tried every combination I can think of but can't seem to get constant power no matter what. Also, when orange is hooked to the constant, I have no dash lights. Any suggestions?

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 AT 12:37 PM
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Hi Page13,

Thank you for the donation.

What is your original radio specs, Base or Premium ( with amplifier)?
From both tyes of radio wiring schematics, I am not able to find any solid Orange wire.

Do you have the wiring schematics for the new radio that you have installed?


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_RadioWiring94F150Fig57a_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_RadioWiring94F150Fig58a_1.jpg

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