Stereo wiring

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CT_TAZ23
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  • 2001 FORD F-150

Six cylinder two wheel drive automatic.

my deck has four 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 (accessories.) My problem is I cannot seem to find the battery constant wire. How to connect the deck properly?

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

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Tiny
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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
Tiny
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Thanks that is the best diagram I have seen yet, but I still cannot find that battery constant. I even tested the remaining wires with a multi-meter with the key out and still no luck. So I was wondering if I could use a bit of heavier wire straight from the positive side of the battery back through the firewall?

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 AT 9:54 PM
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BLUELIGHTNIN6
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So you do not 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 twelve volts coming from the black with pink stripe wire with the key on.

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 AT 10:06 PM
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BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Try hooking your yellow wire to the trucks cigar lighter. That should 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
Tiny
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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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Yes, 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 does not work if I remove key.

Anyways, yes do not 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
Tiny
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Thanks appreciate the help.

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 AT 10:30 PM
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HENRY DERUELLE
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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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KEN
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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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STEVENBRNNN5@GMAIL.COM
  • 1997 FORD F-150
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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 (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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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 (Merged)
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Here is a schematic of the radio circuit. I cannot seem to find some of the colors you have indicated.

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 AT 12:37 PM (Merged)
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STEVENBRNNN5@GMAIL.COM
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What do you mean?

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 AT 12:37 PM (Merged)
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STEVENBRNNN5@GMAIL.COM
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I think that is what I needed. Never mind the previous reply. Thanks!

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 AT 12:37 PM (Merged)
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JAYTEAR
  • 1988 FORD F-150
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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 (Merged)
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WRENCHTECH
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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 (Merged)
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PAGE13
  • 1994 FORD F-150

Six cylinder two wheel drive manual 56,343 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 cannot 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 (Merged)
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Hi Page13,

Thank you for the donation.

What is your original radio specs, base or premium (with amplifier)?
From both types 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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