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I have just taken out my factory fitted stereo in my mondeo and have tried to fit another head unit but there is no sound coming out of the speakers

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You have a factory amp, you need a aftermarket deck harness, it will plug into your factory deck wiring and then plug into your after market deck, your speakers will then work

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