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Old 08-07-2013, 08:54 PM
kylecooley kylecooley is offline
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Default '86 Ranger Radio Wires

Hi, I'm trying to fix my old radio from my '86 Ranger, but I can't test it because I can't get it to hook up to power and speakers. Right now, using the car is not an option, I've just got the wires to work with. I've looked up diagrams anywhere I can find them, but they all seem to describe wires that I can't find. I basically need to know what each wire coming out of my radio is supposed to be connected to. Here's what I've got:

Coming out of the right side of the radio, in a gray harness, from left to right:
-Orange with gray or some dark color dots
-Light blue with no other markings on it
-Yellow with black or gray dashes

Coming out of the left side of the radio, in a black harness, from left to right:
-Orange with blue or gray diagonal dashes
-Black with gray dashes (This one is looped around to have four electrodes that each go into a separate slot in the harness)
-Pink with a green swirling line
-Yellow with black or gray dashes
-Pink with a blue swirling line

If someone could tell me what each of these wires does, that would be excellent!
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:34 PM
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Default Re: '86 Ranger Radio Wires

Sounds like common ground.
Black harness goes to your speakers. You will need to run new speaker wires.
Grey harness should be your power harness.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:45 AM
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Default Re: '86 Ranger Radio Wires

How would I hook this up if I don't have another harness that these ones fit into? All I have is a 12 car battery, two speakers and a positive and negative speaker wire for each.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:49 AM
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Default Re: '86 Ranger Radio Wires

with premium sound -

http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/...dE9USWNneGw%3D

without premium sound -

http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/...dE9USWNneGw%3D
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:06 AM
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Default Re: '86 Ranger Radio Wires

Thanks, that was super helpful!
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:15 AM
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Default Re: '86 Ranger Radio Wires

1986:
Front Speakers Size: 4″
Rear Speakers Size: 5″ x 7″
Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Green/Yellow
Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Radio Ground Wire: Chassis
Radio Illumination Wire: Blue/Red

Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black/White
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Black/White
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Pink/Green
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Pink/Blue
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Pink/Blue
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green/Orange
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