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I changed my radio but still no sound still comes out my speakers

Theres no amp and i dont think its the radio

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Every Explorer has an in-dash amp. It's turned on by a remote wire of 12 volts coming from the radio. It should be the blue wire coming from the radio to the remote wire in your dash if you have an adapter harness. If you don't have a harness, you'll need to try each wire one by one.

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I'm assuming the radio turns on. If the antenna is no good AM radio will not work at all and FM can be iffy. Unless all your speakers are bad or you have a wiring/adaptor issue.
are you replacing radio with same type/brand?

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