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Old 12-11-2009, 04:13 PM
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Is ok to twist and tape audio wires together (With electrical tape) becuase the wires are down in the dash, making it very diffucult to solder or connect with butt connectors, and I really rather not have to tear the dash apart. Its an 05 ranger, and Im swaping out my radio.
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Old 12-11-2009, 04:19 PM
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have you tried soldering them with a small wood burner ?
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Old 12-11-2009, 04:19 PM
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you can may work there self lose over time if you dont get them good enough

Use some T-taps



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Old 12-11-2009, 04:23 PM
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so i dont have to worry about fires, just them coming loose?
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Old 12-11-2009, 04:25 PM
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Ya but why do it half ass do it right and not worry about it again.
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Old 12-11-2009, 04:26 PM
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if you use the thing stl just showed you I'd still tape them up just to be sure
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Old 12-11-2009, 04:40 PM
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Dude just tape them. Its cheaper and it wont come loose. I taped mine and i go offroading like once a week in a stock ranger hittin whoops and probably breakin shit and the wiring is fine on mine
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Old 12-11-2009, 04:41 PM
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[IMG]harness[/IMG]
buy a harness for your local parts store its cheap and a lot quicker then the cut then slice then if you ever need to you can just plug you OE radio back in
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=263602_263622
here a link to one on ebay dont know how to post a pic
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Old 12-11-2009, 04:44 PM
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Yeah the wires are cut right by the connector, so those t-taps would probably take up too much space.
I screwed up because the instructions were not very detailed, I cut off the connector to the old radio so I could connect the wires to the new radio wires then I found this adaptor that plugs into the plug I cut off, then you wire the adapter wires to the radio wires. So Im trying to reconnect the plug I cut off, but the wires are very close together so connectors are very hard to get in.

So maybe I could try doing my original plan, but I need a Ford Ranger wire guide since the radio wires and the ranger wires colors dont match up.

Aren't I smart or what?
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:44 PM
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what year is your truck?
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:24 PM
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:34 PM
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:04 PM
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why would you half ass anything in your ride? when you have the ability to do it right do it dont be lazy. thats just my .02
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This is a case of doing a little more research before starting a project. Not knocking you just making a point.

If you have the adapter. Plug it in to the OE plug,and check the colors with what is on the adapter plug (going from head unit to OE plug).
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