• Welcome Visitor! Please take a few seconds and Register for our forum. Even if you don't want to post, you can still 'Like' and react to posts.

NEW USED FREE RADIO

dvdswan

Well-Known Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Feb 11, 2021
Messages
2,047
Reaction score
1,617
Points
113
Location
Seattle, WA
Vehicle Year
1991
Make / Model
Ranger XLT 2WD
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
My credo
Keep your mind like an umbrella, it only works if its open... Continually learning.
So I finally broke down and install my new-used (free to me radio) since the factory one was fading in and out. Everything went great but I mixed up my red and yellow wires on the radio, so the memory does save. Time to pull it out tomorrow and swap those two.

One question though, on the dash panel next to the AC vent, where the push button 4wd selector would be, is a blank with wires connect to this. WHY? just more of a curious question.

IMG_2414.JPG


IMG_2415.JPG


Didn't have the tool to remove the radio so time to improvise... (2) 2-1/2" finishing nails with the tips cut off and a pair of modified vise grips I use for clamping stuff.

IMG_2416.JPG


and the final look...

IMG_2418.JPG
 


Ranger850

Banned... except Florida... and here soon
Supporting Member
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Jan 24, 2018
Messages
7,599
Reaction score
3,922
Points
113
Location
Tallahassee Florida
Vehicle Year
2001
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
Born with a 3.0, looking for a donor V8
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
Stock 2"
Tire Size
Stock
My credo
Doing things wrong, until I get it right.
a blank with wires connect to this. WHY?
probably pre-wired for a feature your truck didn.t get, 4wd maybe?

I have several of these on my 87 D21 E. No factory stereo, but the harness is there, there's another plug, below the cluster, left of the steering wheel, just plugged into nothing. Maybe the same for your Ranger.
 

dvdswan

Well-Known Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Feb 11, 2021
Messages
2,047
Reaction score
1,617
Points
113
Location
Seattle, WA
Vehicle Year
1991
Make / Model
Ranger XLT 2WD
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
My credo
Keep your mind like an umbrella, it only works if its open... Continually learning.
I was curious about that. I guess I would have to look at the auto shift wiring for the 4wd selector and see. On a side note, swapped the 2 wires and now I have memory to the radio.
 

rumblecloud

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2020
Messages
1,072
Reaction score
687
Points
113
Location
48022
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ranger Splash
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
1-1/2 inch front leveling
Total Drop
Stock
Tire Size
P235/75R15
My credo
What's the worst that could happen?
It is pre-wire for stuff you didn't get. The one Ranger850 mentioned is for the Fog Lamps. I have it on mine too as well as the the other end on the left and right side below the bumper, but no lamps.

On a side note, I think I need to swap my yellow and red wires too, cuz I can't remember shit.
 

Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Top