Today I installed (4) after market Kicker 6x8's in a 2000 Ford Ranger. I also purchase after market wire harnesses so I did not have to do any wire stripping, crimping, or splicing. I literally took off all the panels, unscrewed the speakers plugged the + and - on the speaker terminals, and clipped the harnesses together. Simple, right?
Far from. They keep cutting out. I am pretty sure the problem lies within the passenger front door. If I use the back of my fist and lightly hit it, they all turn on. I have taken the speaker out 3 times, flipped it the other way, and checked for any metal grounding.
At this point, I am at a total lost. This was the easiest and most professional install I have ever done and still ended up with a problem. Any thoughts, suggestions, and/or ideas would be much appreciated!
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93 ranger 2wd xl abs light blinking 16 times and rear brake light fuse blows when lights on and u hit the breaks but if the lights are off and u hit the brakes it fine i just installed today also the plug and play trailer harness but i didnt think that has anything to do with it.
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if its anything like my 92 ranger you take the dash apart around the radio and the stereo should unscrew, in my ranger the new cd player went in without any extra harness as it was the same size as the stock, if not you can but harnesses to go where your old stereo did, to connect the speakers you can buy a ford wiring harness from walmart or any store with an audio department. these plug in to your vehicles wiring harness so you don't have to cut it out, after that you simply match colours from the wires of the new cd player to the wiring harness
Did you use a factory wire harness in conjunction with the after market wires included with the Pioneer? You might have a bad ground. The basics behind the factory should look like this:
6 1/2" Doors
Left Front (+)
Left Front (-)
Right Front (+)
Right Front (-)
6" x 9" Rear Deck
Left Rear (+)
Left Rear (-)
Right Rear (+)
Right Rear (-)
Green/Orange The best thing to do is to use an after market harness if you didn't before. Just in case you aren't sure, the Pioneer wires are color coded to the after market wires. You wire the two harnesses together, and then plug that into the factory wires. This would help on the chance that you decided later on to sell the car, but want to keep the Pioneer until. I hope this helps, and let me know what you come up with.
1999 Ford Ranger Pickup Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram.
Car Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Light Green
Car Radio Switched 12V+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Light Blue/Red
Car Radio Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Radio Antenna Trigger N/A
Car Radio Amp Trigger Wire: Blue
Front Speakers Size: 6 1/2′
Front Speakers Location: Doors
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Orange/Light Green
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Light Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): Dark Green/Orange
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): White/Light Green
Rear Speakers Size: 5′ x 7′
Rear Speakers Location: Side Panels
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Gray/Light Blue
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Tan/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Orange/Red
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Pink
Ok, for an 8 Ohm sub, it is advisable to get another 8 Ohm sub. wire them in parallel down to a 4 Ohm load. You would wire both + wires together, and both - wires together to yield a 4 Ohm load at the amp. Majority of the amplifiers on the market are designed to give more power at a lower impedence, or Ohm load. You just have to make sure that your amp will take a 4 Ohm load. Without knowing the model of the MTX amp, I can't give more advise. However, this should be able to give you and idea of where to start. The main problem is that you have a single 8 Ohm sub in the Kicker Comp.
things to consider: Does it have a factory amplifier? Is the factory harness still present? Does it still have the speakers present?
You are going to only have a certain amount of wires... If the factory harness is still there you can simply purchase an aftermarket or just look at one in a local store on what wires are what.
you would have your: gray and gray w/ black purple and purple w/ black green and green w/ black white and white w/ black these are normally used as an after market clip on harness for that factory wiring. (left front, right front, left rear, right rear)
Obviously your going to have the constant (yellow), ignition (red) and the ground (Black); so the others would be either a remote (amp or power antenna) usually white with blue strip and dimmer normally orange for the after market harness, and the others will be the speakers.
What you COULD try is using a 9v battery and picking up the wires that are solid and striped and touching them to the 9v battery.
When you find the two that make that speaker make a popping sound you have found that speaker. Once you have found the speaker that pops, you should be able to take it out and look at the color of the wires to make sure you will have the pos and neg for each speaker correctly set.
You dont want some speakers being in phase while other are out of phase. if so the sound wont be right.