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Now What?

Ok, you bought a Ranger but the radio is missing. If the factory plugs are there, you should be able to pick up an installation kit from the parts store.

The plugs in the kit will plug in to the factory plugs and allow you to hook up to the new radio. But what if your Rangers harness is missing the radio plugs at the end of the wires?

Ford doesn't use the same color wiring in all applications but there are some common wire colors between model years as far as radios go. Below is a break down of common wire colors as well as links to wiring diagrams. The wire colors listed are for the base model radios. Premium and Audiophile radios have additional wiring for an amplifier and even a subwoofer on some models. You should refer to the specific diagrams from the links below.

Base Radios - Wire By Color:

Power, Ground & Illumination:

 
Wire Color Used For Model Year(s)
Lt Green/Violet Power 1999-2006
Lt Green/Purple Power 1995-1998
Lt. Green/Yellow Battery 1990-1994
Black/Pink Fused Ignition 2004-2006
Yellow/Black Fused Ignition 1990-2003
Lt Blue/Red Illumination 1990-2006
Orange/Black Illumination 1990-1994
Black Ground 1990-2006
Black/Lt Green Ground 1994-2006
Red Ground  1990-1993 

Speakers:

 
Wire Color Used For Model Year(s)
Orange/Lt Green Left Front Speaker  1990-2006 is Positive (1995-1998 is Negative)
Lt Blue/White Left Front Speaker 1990-2006 is Negative (1995-1998 is Positive)
White/Lt Green Right Front Speaker 1990-2006 is Positive (1995-1998 is Negative)
Dk Green/Orange Right Front Speaker 1990-2006 is Negative (1995-1998 is Positive)
Gray/Lt Blue Left Rear Speaker 1996-2006 is Positive (1999-2000 is Negative)
Pink/Lt Green Left Rear Speaker 1990-1994 is Positive
Tan/Yellow Left Rear Speaker 1990-2006 is Negative (1999-2000 is Positive) 
Pink/Lt Blue Left Rear Speaker 1990-1993 is Negative
Orange/Red Right Rear Speaker 1990-2006 is Positive (1999-2000 is Negative)
Brown/Pink Right Rear Speaker 1996-2006 is Negative (1999-2000 is Positive)
Black/White Right Rear Speaker 1990-1994 is Negative

Wiring Diagrams:

  • 1990-1992 Ranger Radio Wiring Diagram

  • 1990-1992 Ranger Premium Radio Wiring Diagram

  • 1993 Ranger Radio Wiring Diagram

  • 1994 Ranger Radio Wiring Diagram

  • 1994 Ranger Premium Radio Wiring Diagram

  • 1995 Ranger Radio Wiring Diagram

  • 1995 Ranger Premium Radio Wiring Diagram

  • 1996-1997 Ranger Radio Wiring Diagram

  • 1996-1997 Ranger Premium Radio Wiring Diagram

  • 1998 Ranger Wiring Diagram

  • 1999 Ranger Wiring Diagram

  • 2000 Ranger Wiring Diagram

  • 2001 Ranger Wiring Diagram

  • 2002 Ranger Wiring Diagram

  • 2003 Ranger Wiring Diagram

  • 2003 Ranger Premium Radio Wiring Diagram

  • 2004 Ranger Radio Wiring Diagram

  • 2004 Ranger Premium Radio Wiring Diagram

  • 2004 Ranger Radio Wiring Diagram With Audiophile

  • 2005 Ranger Radio Wiring Diagram

  • 2005 Ranger Premium Radio Wiring Diagram

  • 2005 Ranger Radio Wiring Diagram With Audiophile

  • 2006 Ranger Tremor Radio Wiring Diagram

  • 2006 Ranger Radio Wiring Diagram With Audiophile

  • 2006 Ranger Radio Wiring Diagram

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