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02 Explorer Stereo install help.


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January 8, 2008
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City, State
Saint John, NB
Year, Model & Trim Level
Explorer XLS '02
I'm looking for some help here, my truck doesn't have the same colors going into the stereo as the ONLY diagram that I can find on the internet.

Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Light Green/Purple
Radio Switched 12V+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Radio Ground Wire: Black
Radio Illumination Wire: Red/Black
Radio Dimmer Wire: N/A
Radio Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Radio Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Front Speakers Size: N/A
Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Orange/Light Green
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Light Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): White/Light Green
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Green/Orange
Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Tan/Yellow
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Gray/Light Blue
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Orange/Red
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Pink

I have the single cd player , and tape deck.
Does anyone know of a different wiring scheme for this truck?
Any help you can give would be great!


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all done,

well, I went to future shop and found the harness adapter, and wired it up fine.
DVD player installed.
thanks anyway guys.


How did you get your trim off...I cant get mine off!! :( I'm afraid I'll break it.

I'm not sure if it's how everyone else does it, but I just used a flat head to gently pry at the top.
Got my fingers on it, and just pulled.
I was a bit worried about breaking it under the 4x4 buttons, but it held up and didn't snap.


Cool thanks I tried it and it worked!!

If it helps anyone else in the future, the wires in my '02 with the in dash 6 changer were not the colours that all the lists say they should be. The switched power was black/pink instead of black/yellow...