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1993 ford taurus

I installed a new cd player into my taurus. followed the directions like i wrote them. problem is that i have power to my radio but no sound. i do understand factory amplifiers and the problems with those but i do not know how to bypass without a harness.

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Hi,

Would you be aware if there is a pre-installed external amplifier attached to the old head unit?

If yes, the speakers are connected to the amp and not to the new CD player. There should be a pair of shielded wire with RCA male connectors that should go to the head unit and the other ends would be attached to the amplifier. Additionally, there is a trigger wire from the head unit that switches the power of the amplifier to ON aside from the power B+12 and GND.

If no, on the Ford pls verify that:
Green/Yellow - always on B+12VDC (positive battery terminal)
Yellow/Black - switchable +12 (ACC terminal of your IGN switch)
Black/Light Green - chassis ground
Orange/Blue - remote trigger on for power antenna or external amplifier(s)
Light Blue/Red - park light

Speakers
Orange/Light Green LF+
Light Blue/White LF-
White/Light Green RF+
Dark Green/Red RF -

Pink/Light Green LR+
Dark Blue/Orange LR-
Pink/Light Blue RR+
Light Brown/Red RR-
(R-right, L-left, F-front,RR-right rear)

On the head unit, often, the yellow normally goes to the always on B+12 such as the + terminal of the battery, the red to a switched B+ such as the ACC of the IGN switch and of course the black to the chassis/ground.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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