I have a 1997 Ford Explorer (2dr), and was given an Alpine CDE 121 Head Unit to replace the factory radio. Need suggestions with the wiring.
Basically, the factory radio had two connections. One port was a smaller port that had (I think) 17 wires, and a larger, wider port that has (I think) 5 or 6 wires. The new head unit only has one small connection port with 16 wires (the connector that came with the head unit). I also have my vehicle's Wire Harnessing kit, which both of these are the larger, wider style port. So, I'm completely confused. I've seen wiring diagrams for the harnessing kit, the new head unit's included wires, and the Explorer's wires. They're all different color (Explorer opposed to the head unit), the explorer's smaller connection port won't fit in my head unit. And there is no large port input on the back of the new head unit. Do I have to cut and splice all the wires from my explorer and use the diagrams to wire them into my new head unit? I'm an idiot when it comes to wiring, just know the basics and trying to save $60 over going to Best Buy. Lol.
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wider tyres use more fuel, are prone to aqua-plaining in the wet and are a dam site more expensive to replace. there may be problems with hitting the mudguard edge on turns or hitting body work on turns. On the pro side there is better grip on dry road because of the bigger foot print, larger range of wheels available , better drive-ability at speed.
basically it will be what you want as the pros and cons are about equal. The biggest con is the loss of traction in the wet which is a real meanicing drawback in the rain/snow/ice
The low side port is always the smaller fitting on the larger line. The high side is always the larger fitting on the smaller line. They do this so that the low side fitting can not be mixed up and placed on a high side port.
Which version of Windows are you running?
Slightly different between versions, but basically *somewhere* in Control Panel there will be something shown along the lines of Display Options, and somewhere in there will be an option to change Font DPI. (I think XP has a selection of either 80DPI or 120DPI, default is at 80 - Text is much larger and easier to read at 120)
In Windows 7 (and probably Vista) the path is-
Start - Control Panel - Appearance and Personalization - Display - "Make text and other items larger or smaller"
LOW PRESSURE PORT HAS A BLUE CAP ON IT.MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING REFRIGERANT R-134 BLUE CHARGE HOSE.R-12 CHARGING HOSE WILL NOT FIT R-134 SYSTEMS.SEE YOUR CAR HAS R-134 REFRIGERANT SYSTEM. THE EARLY 90S CARS HAVE R-12 REFRIGERANT SYSTEM.YOU NEED R-134 CHARGE HOSE SET.
most car stereo speakers have two connectors, one thinner and one wider. the wider one is typically the positive connection. to verify this, take a small 1.5v battery, and hold a wire to the negative and positive sides (it's easiest to use a battery case available at many electronic stores), connect the negative wire to the smaller connector, and tap the positive wire to the wider connector. if the speaker pops outward, then the thinner connector is the negative connector.
Some starter solenoids are mounted on the fender near the battery and some are on the starter itself.
Typically the ones mounted on the fender have two larger posts and one smaller post. For the larger posts: One connects strait to the positive post on the battery. The other connects strait to the starter. The smaller post connects to the neutral safety switch which connects to the start position of the ignition switch. Here is a diagram. Make sure the solenoid is grounded good.
For the solenoid that is mounted on the starter: Connect the positive post of the battery to the large post on the starter. Connect smaller neutral safety switch/ignition switch wire to the smaller post.
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I solved my own problem.1 I removed radio face 2 I removed back cover of radio face to expose USB solder joints.3 I drilled a hole in the back cover of radio face over solder joints 4 I drilled a hole in front cover of radio behind face plate and lined it up with hole in back cover of face plate.5 I cut the male plug off of a USB extension cord and ran it through factory notch on the back of radio,through drilled hole on front panel of radio, thruogh drilled hole on back cover of radio face and soldered wires to back side of USB plug in. Wire colors from top to bottom are Red, White, Green, Black. Solder sheild to any of the three larger solder joints next to these connections. Make sure wires are not touching any other connections. Put radio back together and add screw that locks face to radio. Face can no longer be removed with this wire added. Now I can plug in my 8gb memory stick,hide it under the dash and have a clean looking installation.