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1998 - 2002 Ford Explorer Stereo Wiring Diagrams ARE HERE!!!!!

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      These are stereo wiring diagrams for the 98-2002 ford explorer. Please use this post to discuss these wiring diagrams. Try to keep it on the subject so we can have one place that all of this information can be gathered.

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      97?

      Any idea where I can get this info for 1997 X?
       
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      Yes you can.

      You have to go to www.alldatadiy.com you have to purchase your vehicle to get to all of the information, but it is well worth it. Please help out and post whatever you purchase like I have.
       
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      I have installed a new Kenwood using the standard harness. Everything works fine except the rear door speakers.

      I have bench tested the unit for rear speaker output
      I have double checked the harness wiring and made sure that it corresponds to the proper colors on the Ford side.
      I have tested the rear speakers and connection in the doors

      It looks like someone may have installed an amp or changer at one time because there were three RCA cords lying behind the dash that disappear under the carpet by the console. There is nothing stereo related in the console.

      Any suggestions as to where the connections to the rear speakers may be getting lost?

      Thank You
       
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      1997 Premium JBL system w/subwoofer

      Finally found it!
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      Hi, I have a '97 Limited W/JBL system, I viewed the Diagram up top here, but I am having difficulties figuring out what goes where lol.

      The OEM harness was hacked, and I am trying to install an aftermarket deck.

      What wires would I hook up to the speaker wires in the dash, to the ones on the deck?

      Any help or simplification would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
       
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      Rotasol, Have you picked out your head unit yet? Do you plan on still using the factory amplifiers?

      Oh, and welcome to the forum.
       
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      Well, I was unsuccesful in finding an OEM harness to wire back in.

      I have an Alpine unit sitting there waiting to be installed, I just cannot figure out what wires go to what for the speakers.

      I read that the controller is in the back but on this unit, the HU itself is amplified, and I have looked into the back of the vehicle where the amp is, and it is simply that. An Amp, no controller or anythign of such.


      Oh, and thanks :D
       
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      Sorry, well, I would like to be able to utilize the OEM amps.

      In my last vehicle W/JBL sound system, a 1991 Lincoln Town Car, I was able to do this, even keep the sub. I forget how I did it though :(
       
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      Actually, after doing mroe research, I indeed do have the rear mounted chassis controller.

      I'm not even going to fuss with it, I am just going to track down a connector.

      Thanks
       
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      Well, I went to the local U-Pull-Em scrap yard today, and to my suprise they had 1 (ONE) '97 Limited sitting there. Cut the connector I need, wired it up and voila, OEM radio works.

      To my surprise, the rear controls, and teh 6Disc work as well.

      To my dissapointment, the sub however doesn't work, so now I need to find another.
       
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      I have a 1997 Eddie Bauer that I have been trying to troubleshoot the subwoofer on. That diagram isn't correct for the wiring from the JBL module to my sub amp. I have a red, white, black and yellow wire, and the pinouts are completely different...

      Does anyone have another diagram, or more info on the sub amp wiring?
       
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      alright i have a 1994 ford explorer with a premium sound system. the wires on my radio i am putting in are solid white,white with black strip,green, green with black strip, gray, gray with black strip,purple, purple with black strip. then the vehicle has white, white with red strip, purple, purple with black strip,yellow, brown,teal,and gray i think not sure on the gray. would someone please help me and tell what wires are what on the vehicle
       
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      1994 explorer-wiring ?

      Me too! having same problem
       
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      your answer(s):

       
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      ty-but cannot read this image!


      The print in this image is unreadable no matter what I do. Please help if you can.

      o.k. said image is in prev. post. The results of all my searching on this forum brings me to your that paticular image. Which no matter what i do, i cannot manage to read the damn text! please help if possible.

      Elric
       
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      I just cant understand these damn diagrams lol. wiring diagrams confuse the living hell out of me.
       
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      AT DECK
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      +12v = lt. green/yellow
      ignition = yellow/black
      ground = black
      amp turn on = dk. blue
      illumination = orange/black
      dimmer = lt. blue/red
      LF Speaker (+) WHITE/RED
      LF Speaker (-) BROWN
      RF Speaker (+) WHITE/ORANGE
      RF Speaker (-) LIGHT GREEN
      LR Speaker (+) PINK/WHITE
      LR Speaker (-) LIGHT BLUE
      RR Speaker (+) LIGHT BLUE/BLACK
      RR Speaker (-) YELLOW

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      AMP to SPEAKERS
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      LF Speaker (+) ORANGE/LT. GREEN
      LF Speaker (-) LT. BLUE/WHITE
      RF Speaker (+) WHITE/LT. GREEN
      RF Speaker (-) DK. GREEN/ORANGE
      LR Speaker (+) PINK/LT. GREEN
      LR Speaker (-) TAN/YELLOW
      RR Speaker (+) ORANGE/RED
      RR Speaker (-) BLACK/WHITE
       
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      That's interesting...my 1998 EB 8" subwoofer wires coming off my amp are solid white and solid black. I just swapped it out for a JL Audio subwoofer and was wondering which was which... Seems to work similar both ways, but I want to make sure. No where is it labeled "+" or "-". Anyone know for sure??
       
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      Switching the positive and negative on the sub will just change the direction. its like when you inverse mount a sub ( magnet out side the box, cone facing in) you are supposed to switch the phase, or just reverse negative and positive. which makes it pull air instead of pushing it. thats what i have learned. hope that helps.
       
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      ty kelly...question-those color codes apply to 1994 EB Explorer Prem Sound, correct? just double chekin' .

      ty
       
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      help

      i have a 94 explorer xlt, just got the jbl sub set up. car originally didnt have the plug for sub amp. cut plug and integrated,. still doesnt work.... any help would be much appreciateed
       
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      Speakers will work just fine, no matter the "proper" polarity they are hooked up as.
      Now with that said, when you have multiple speaker hooked up, they should ALL be the same. If not what you will notice is a loss of bass response. (while one speaker is "pushing" the other would be "pulling". (this negates sound)To find out if they are hooked up the same, close your doors and set your speaker selection for the front only, (or rear only). Listen to something with a lot of base. Now change the polarity on the speaker you just added. (swap the 2 wires around). Listen to the same piece of music again. Which way sounded louder with more bass.
      Hope this helps
       
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      Curlyrl, I'm going to take your instructions 1 step further. Change the fader control to all front or all rear, then change the balance from center to all-left then all-right, if it seems to get louder all-left and all-right than in the centered position, you have one side with the phase inverted (reversed connections).
       

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