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2000 Mach Audio upgrade

Shane Rogers

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August 25, 2019
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City, State
Winston-Salem NC
Year, Model & Trim Level
2000 Explorer Eddie Bauer
I’m trying to figure out how to connect the aftermarket radio wiring harness and the Metra plug kit. I’ve tried the wiring diagram color codes that’s listed here and also on The 12volt site. My problem seems to be those diagrams are for the standard system and won’t work with the Mach Audio wiring harness I’ve got in my Eddie Bauer. I bought the Haynes Manuel and had to email them for the radio diagrams. Now I’ve gotten everything together except for the front speakers. The diagram shows 2wires in the plug for the rear speakers,the problem is they are marked the same; Amplifier/Switch Feed pin no’s-5&6 Right Rear and pin no’s-12&13 Left Rear. If anyone has any ideas or answers as to how I should wire the rear speakers I would greatly appreciate it

Do you have this wiring harness?
Metra 70-5517

Metra 70-5517.jpeg

I bought the schosche version for my 2000 limited.

it looks like this