Part needed from 1987 Ranger or BII - with questions -----> PART FOUND!


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The previous owner of my truck butchered the harness to install a radio. I'd like to return it to factory if possible, and use a proper wiring harness that plugs in to my factory 1987 radio/dash harness.

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Does anyone have a factory radio harness from an 87 model that they'd be willing to cut out of a parts truck for me? Shoot me a price..

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Can anyone tell me off hand, does an 89 Bronco II use the same wire colors as an 87 Ranger in the radio harness? I have some parts Bronco's but I'd rather not fight the wasps inside them if I can avoid it. I assume they'll be different due to the change in radio features and design.


If not then I'll have to make a drive to my local 1st gen graveyard and locate a harness..
 
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Seems like TRS doesn't have any diagrams for the early Rangers either..

https://therangerstation.com/tech_library/radio_wiring_diagrams.shtml


I did find this online, but I haven't verified accuracy of the info..


1986-88 Ford Ranger Stereo Wiring
Permanant 12V+ Green/Yellow
Accessories 12V+ Yellow/Black
Ground - Chassis
Illumination Blue/Red
Dimmer n/a;Antenna Trigger;n/a
Antenna Location Right Front
Front Speakers 4 Dash
Front Left + Orange/Green
Front Left - Black/White
Front Right + White/Green
Front Right - Black/White
Rear Speakers 5 x 7 Rear Corners
Rear Left + Pink/Green
Rear Left - Pink/Blue
Rear Right + Pink/Blue
Rear Right - Green/Orange


1987 Ranger Stereo Wiring Colors _ not sure if correct.JPG





1989-90 Ford Bronco II Stereo Wiring
Permanant 12V+ Green/Yellow
Accessories 12V+ Yellow/Black
Ground - Black
Illumination Blue/Red
Dimmer n/a;Antenna Trigger;n/a
Antenna Location Right Front
Front Speakers 4 Doors
Front Left + Orange/Green
Front Left - Black/White
Front Right + White/Green
Front Right - Black/White
Rear Speakers 5 x 7 Side Panels
Rear Left + Pink/Green
Rear Left - Pink/Blue
Rear Right + Pink/Blue
Rear Right - Green/Orange
 
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Those wire colors look accurate.

Ford used the same plugs and wire colors pretty much across the whole lineup from the mid 80s to the mid 90s for the radio.
 

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That's encouraging. I'll have to go have a look in one of my scrap Bronco II's and see about cutting out the harness. I just don't have it in me to try to remove the entire dash harness just for fixing the radio wiring.
 

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I don't blame you. That dash is easy to remove, the harness is a PITA.
 

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I do have an original factory am-fm casette radio from a 1988 B2 with all wiring and plugs intact. If that can help you I will sell it very reasonably as the radio does not play.
 

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I do have an original factory am-fm casette radio from a 1988 B2 with all wiring and plugs intact. If that can help you I will sell it very reasonably as the radio does not play.
Hey man, I appreciate the offer, but I forgot to update this thread. I ended up pulling the Pioneer unit out of my 89 Ranger parts truck and cutting the wiring plugs I needed out of it too. So my truck's wiring is now as close to original as I can get it.

Thanks again for the offer.


For what it's worth, the radio harness in the 89 Bronco II XLT ended up being different than what I needed. It has two different (one square and one long/flat) plugs, where the harness in my 89 Ranger XLT had two long flat plugs.

Mods can delete this now, as my issue is fixed.
 

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We almost never delete a thread when there is info in it that some future user may find.

In fact I never delete a thread unless the OP asks specifically for a delete.
 

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The only good info in this thread is that the radio wiring plugs between the 1989 Ranger XLT 2.9 4x4 manual transmission/transfer-case standard cab longbed, and the 1989 Bronco II XLT 2.9 4x4 were different from one another. Spectra makes the plug-n-play harness with plugs for both.

It would be nice ot mark the thread as "FOUND"
 


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