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Switching 96 radio for a 98+

tharpka28

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Hi everyone,

I've been doing tons of research lately on finding the best way to switch out my 1996 original Ranger cassette radio for one with both cassette and CD capabilities. I want to try and keep with the same style and lighting scheme, so I'm looking at a 1998 to 2003 (it looks like that's where that style of radio ends) Ranger radio. However, I looked at the connections on the back and they are different. Does anyone know of a connector that would attach a 1998-2003 Ford Ranger CD/Cassette radio to a 1996 truck?

I'm hoping that the picture of the radio I'm looking to get is attached to the post but I can't really tell.

Anyway thanks a ton in advance!

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You don't say where you are getting the new radio from.

If it were me and I was shopping at the junkyard, I would grab at least 8 inches of the wiring harness with the new radio. Then splice that I to your existing harness . Then it would plug right into the new radio. If you splice the wires neatly with solder and heat shrink, it makes a very nice, neat harness that tucks into the dash easily.

The guy that did the radio in my truck before I got it used little crimp caps that looked kinda like wire.nuts. he had good connections. But it made a big unwieldy mess that barely left room to stuff the radio in the hole. All gone now.

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Thanks a ton, I will go ahead and try that!
 

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