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Old 07-15-2011, 06:45 PM
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Default Audiophile amp/sub wiring

Well pals, heres the deal:

I bought this radio, and as you can see in the attached images, it has two plugs at the back; one it the stadard ford connector and the otherone, the stock amp and sub (please correct me if im wrong).




The problem is that I dont have the factory amp nor sub as well as their pigtail connector... but Im sure I can add an afermarket like pioneer.

I have the wiring diagram (below) but what I need is an schemme of how I must connect this radio to the aftermarket amp and sub, as I dont have the original pigtail o connector.



I saw somewhere (dont remember where) that someone pluged a 3 1/4 floppy drive power cable to this connector and actually worked great, but I need to know the function of each of those 4 wires!!!!!

PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:18 AM
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Do you have the factory amp that goes with this radio?

If it is just a aftermarket amp then you need a LOC Line Output Converter which goes from your factory speaker wires to a box that you plug RCA jacks into.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:36 AM
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I agree...a LOC is your best bet. It does look like you could solder the sub section to an RCA cable (as long as your amp accepts a mono input). That would allow you to use whatever sub controls that are built into that deck. It's the fancy schmancy way of doing it. Also a lot of todays amps have both high and low level inputs saving you from having to buy a LOC at all.
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Default Re: Audiophile amp/sub wiring

well no, I dont have the factory amp or sub... Ill go for aftermarket ones.

This is what I thought I could do...



what do you think? Shall it work this way???
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:49 AM
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It most definately will and you get the advantage of being able to use whatever built in sub controls (if any) are in the deck. FYI: you may need a Y connector for the amp input.
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What year is this radio from?
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It most definately will and you get the advantage of being able to use whatever built in sub controls (if any) are in the deck. FYI: you may need a Y connector for the amp input.
thanks pal... so you suggest I go ahead and do this installation following my previous layout???

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What year is this radio from?
This radio was from 05RangerEdge... so according to his nick it should have been a Ranger Edge 05, I guess...

Those trucks came with the amp and sub integrated in the center console.

For you two guys... where do you recommend me to "hook" the 12V for the amplifier? Directly from the battery???
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According to my book C290B is that connector

Pin 1 LB/RD Radio, output, Subwoofer -
Pin 2 LG/BK Radio, output, Subwoofer +
Pin 3 Circut 48 Shield
Pin 4 WH/VT Remote
Pin 5,6,7 Not Used
Pin 8 VT/LB Amplifier enable
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mmm well, two questions;

"Pin 3 Circut 48 Shield" = what does this means? Shall I conenct this to a +12V sourse with a fuse?

WTF with pin 8??? In the picture seems to be only 4 pins, in the upper row????

hell this is confusing!!!

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IM AN IDIOT!

STL, you have the same truck!!! Did yours came with this "Pioneer" headunit???
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No it did not

U got a good up close picture of the plug in?
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[QUOTE=mfernandes;486151]"Pin 3 Circut 48 Shield" = what does this means? Shall I conenct this to a +12V sourse with a fuse?
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NO! Do not connect that to 12vdc! From your first schematic it's a noise shield for the signal wires to the sub amp. See how the dotted lines wrap around the signal wires. Like when you buy a shielded RCA cable but since they just use regular wires I guess they shield it to the amp. You only need to tap 3 wires on that side (L/R signals and remote turn on).
And yes I would go this route. The connector looks big enough to solder to each pin and slide on some heatshrink for good measure.
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No it did not

U got a good up close picture of the plug in?
Not yet pal! This radio is at clintons garage!!! But looking at the picture it seems that only the above row is "availavle" and that there are no pins at the bottom

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"Pin 3 Circut 48 Shield" = what does this means? Shall I conenct this to a +12V sourse with a fuse?
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NO! Do not connect that to 12vdc! From your first schematic it's a noise shield for the signal wires to the sub amp. See how the dotted lines wrap around the signal wires. Like when you buy a shielded RCA cable but since they just use regular wires I guess they shield it to the amp. You only need to tap 3 wires on that side (L/R signals and remote turn on).
And yes I would go this route. The connector looks big enough to solder to each pin and slide on some heatshrink for good measure.
You scared me dude!!!! So I just connect pins number 1,2 and 4... right?
What the hell is pin 3 for? shall I leave it disconnected???

About the rear connector... a guy told me that a floppy drive power connector fits right i place, so I think Ill use one and solder new wires to it.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:51 PM
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Yes 1,2 & 4 is all you should need. "If" you were to connect pin 3 to anything you would connect it to the outer shielding of your RCA that you're going to chop up but I don't think that will be necessary.

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And I would'nt worry to much about the missing row. Auto manufacturers do that alot because it saves money. They will make 4-5 different radios using the same chassis. It's probably for a CD changer in another Ford model from that year or something like that...Maybe a different amp? It could be any number of things.
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Default Re: Audiophile amp/sub wiring

well dude, thanks a lot... ive got all the info needed to work on this!!!

The only thing now is to recieve the radio from Clinton, install it, buy an amp, buy an sub, make the sub box, connect everyting and were ready to go!

In christmass Ill let you know how this turned out
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