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Old 08-23-2010, 05:19 PM
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Default new head unit in a 05 ranger

i just got a used 05 ranger and want to replace the head unit but i had a couple questions. the radio im wanting to put in is a pioneer DEH-3200UB.
  1. Every time i pull up my ranger in best buys fit finder it says the head unit wont fit, how could it not it that huge space? do i need to use a different vehicle?
  2. how hard is it to install the new radio, is it just plug and play?

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Default Re: new head unit in a 05 ranger

Anything can fit with some work . As for wiring, you will need a ford harness, which BB will carry, and its as simple as connecting the wires. Also, you will need a ford radio removal tool.
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:42 PM
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Because it wont fit without trimming.

All you need to do is trim the top and bottom lip on the inside of the radio bezel.

Get a install kit like this cut the center bar out and there ya go




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Old 08-23-2010, 05:47 PM
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That looks awesome STL!
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:57 PM
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Because it wont fit without trimming.

All you need to do is trim the top and bottom lip on the inside of the radio bezel.

Get a install kit like this cut the center bar out and there ya go

ah, so your saying just get a universal kit, and trim the trim to get it to fit? btw that looks awesome.
o and what is a ford radio removal tool?
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dont need a removal tool.

pull the radio bezel out then on the sides. press the clips in to reless the radio.
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all right sounds easy enough, the bezel just pops off im assuming.
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yup!
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:22 PM
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Default Re: new head unit in a 05 ranger

ok so im thinking of this radio. Crutchfield sells an adapter for ford trucks, will that work ok?
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ok so im thinking of this radio.
That looks pretty nice

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Crutchfield sells an adapter for ford trucks, will that work ok?

Best Buy sells the same one just so you know.
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Default Re: new head unit in a 05 ranger

well the thing is crutchfield has the radio $20 cheaper and has the installation stuff for free..... so i was thinking of going through them.
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Sounds like a deal.
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Default Re: new head unit in a 05 ranger

yeah, that what i was thinking too, so would that faceplate fit the radio ok?
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Default Re: new head unit in a 05 ranger

isn't the 3200 a single din radio tho? because if it is best buy definitely carrys it because that's what i used for my kenwood headunit in my 06 ranger
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Default Re: new head unit in a 05 ranger

yes it is a single din, so will it fit that trim piece?
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