HI, I OWN A 1997 FORD EXPLORER, MY RADIO CD, CASSETTE FACTORY INSTALLED RADIO DOESNT WORK AND I HAVE A 1998 FORD EXPLORER RADIO CASSETTE CD TO REPLACE IT, BUT OF COURSE THE PLUGS ARE DIFFERENT WE'VE PURCHASED SOME KINDA PLUGS I GUESS THAT ARE ADAPTERS BUT NEED THE WIRING COLOR CHART SO WE CAN WIRE THEM CORRECTLY THERE'S LIKE 16 WIRES IN ALL. I CAN'T AFFORD TO BUY THESE WIRING DIAGRAMS IS THERE ANYWHERE I CAN GET THEM FOR FREE???? PLEASE HELP, ALICE
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go to a store were they sell car stero an take your radio an tell them u need a wiring harsent to plug in the radio an plug into the plugs on the car you have dont go to walmart the dont sell them its going to be from car stero store.
This is the most common problem with self installs.The best thing to do is to get the car radio installation plug,it will plug into the factory plug for your factory radio and will give you a color coded pigtail to wire into that usually matches up perfectly with new aftermarket car radios.If the wires are already cut then you best bet is to extend the wires so that they are easy to work with hookup the power,ground,antenna and try dirrerent combos to isolate each speaker and label the wires accordingly.
I suggest you go to a junk yard find another 2000 Explorer. Cut the radio wires and plug out of that truck. Then just match up the colors and attach that plug to your truck. I would suggest soldering the wires together to avoid problems down the line. Good Luck!
Perhaps there was another system installed at another time and someone cut the wires within the system to make that particular stereo system work. Inspect the wires all the way from the decks wiring harness to the speakers, they could be cut and you might be able to splice the wires and reconnect them or you may have to run seperate speaker wire for each speaker to resolve this issue.
1996 Ford Explorer Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Green/Violet Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Black Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/Light Green Car Radio Illumination Wire: Light Blue/Red Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: Orange/Blue Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: Blue (If Equipped) Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A Front Speakers Size: N/A Front Speakers Location: N/A Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Light Green Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue/White Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Light Green Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green/Orange Rear Speakers Size: N/A Rear Speakers Location: N/A Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Gray/Light Blue Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Tan/Yellow Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Red Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Pink