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Old 05-06-2011, 03:12 AM
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Default Head unit install.

I installed my Kenwood deck in my '99 Ranger. This stereo was
in my previous truck (Dakota) that got totaled.
I started by removing the stock stereo, this was surprizingly
easy.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:19 AM
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I needed the proper installation kit, and harness. My local stereo
shop, Mountain City Audio hooked me up.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:27 AM
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I slid the din cage into the mounting plate, then bent the tabs.
Next the unit is slid into the din cage.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:32 AM
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I slid the head unit/mounting kit assembly into the bezel, it's a
simple press-in fit. Note the retainer on the back.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:38 AM
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I hooked up the wire harness next, this is color coded so it's pretty
straight forward. I used heat shrink tubing to secure the wires.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:48 AM
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The cigar plugs, anteana cable, and wire harness are hooked up.
Then the whole assembly slides back in place, then the two bolts
are put back in. It's pretty much done.
I then turned on the key, and hit the power knob. It came on, and
worked perfectly the first time. And it sounds great.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:55 AM
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Excellent Job! You is now a professional ranger radio puter iner!
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:14 AM
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radio installer extrordinair!!!
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:18 AM
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very nice!
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