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Im tryin to replace the tape deck in my ford ka

What colour is the ground wire and the battery wire as im tryin to take out the tape deck on put in a cp player in to my ford ka my ford ka is an r plate

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Rather than cutting wires i'd advise you to buy a pc2-17-4 autoleads ford harness. you can get them in a shop such as halfords or on ebay for between £3.50 to £10. You can plug this directly into the car and straight into the radio you are installing provided it has a standard iso block on it. it means when you sell car you can reinstall the old radio and take new one with you. Plus no tedious wire cutting.

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