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Stereo upgrade

Robert M

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March 13, 2012
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City, State
Buckeye, Az
Year, Model & Trim Level
1995 Ranger XLT
I decided to upgrade the stereo in the wife's 1995 Ranger XLT. I purchased a Sony aftermarket stereo and all the connectors and mount kit. Well after much frustration I now have figured out that this truck has a premium sound system in it which means an amplifier. Can anyone out there tell where in the world this amplifier is located? I plan on bypassing it but I first have to find it. Thanks!!

Keep the amp all you need to do is hook up the remote wire for the factory amp it should be included in the harness if you purchased the rite one .... I'm a car audio installer btw

Since I found out where it was I've removed it already. Why remove a 17 year old amp?'s 17 years old and I don't want to have to dig in and do this later. It's in the wife's truck and it's actually pretty loud without the amp. When I purchased all the connectors for this I wasn't familiar with the Ford Premium Sound System so of course I got the wrong connector (right connector for a base system but wrong for the Premium system). Popping the pins out and putting them where they needed to go was no biggie. I'm a senior mechanic (ASE Certified Master) for a local school and I do all the stereo, communication and camera system installs and repairs so this was a cakewalk for me. I appreciate the response.