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The new cd player only has 3 wires besides the speaker wires to hookup. A red(power), yellow(power antenna) and black(ground). I hooked the red wire to the 12v +constant wire and it was working for a second and then I could not get it working again. When it came on and I turned it off it sounded like the speakers were hooked up wrong even though I got some sound there was a background noise when I turned it off. I read that the yellow wire could be the amp wire and then also that it is not used unless I have a power antenna? Do I use that wire and does it go to the ford amp wire? Is the power wire supposed to go to the 12v + constant wire or the 12v + switched wire? and/or does the yellow wire go to either of these?

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  • gabrielle76 Oct 09, 2008

    Hello again. I redid the wiring like you said and the only thing that was helpful was the power wire because I did have that hooked to the constant 12V. I tried not hooking up the yellow wire like you said but I got power but no sound. I then hooked up the yellow wire to the blue amp wire and I got sound again. Now the only problem I have left is that only one speaker has no static in it while I play the music. The other three do. I rewired the ground but that did not help. Also, I have one ground wire on the cd player and three on the explorer? Any suggestions on how to fix the static in the speakers?

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The yellow wire does not get used unless you have a power antenna to hook it to. The red wire is suppose to be hooked to the wire that was used as power for the stock stereo, so it turns on and off with the key. If you have it hooked to constant power, it has power coming to it even when it's turned off. That and the fact that you may need a better ground is most likely the reason you're getting the moise even when turned off. You may also want to check your speaker connections.

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