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This radio fry my 2000 Ford Ranger? Install aux input instead?


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marshal34233
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Mar 17, 2015, 10:29 PM

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So, I can not stand the radio, I flip though all the stations and not only do I dislike 99% of everything, most of it just makes me angry I hate radio music so much. I catch myself sub consciously leaving the radio on a fuzzy station, I am apparently happier listening to radio fuzz. I tried listening to AM radio today and caught myself listing to one of those stations that you can hear your car engine like it's a really old racecar video game like pole position or something.

ok, so I want to plug an mp3 player into the radio but my 2000 ranger 6cyl 4L auto has no cassette even, just radio. So I was thinking to sell my radio and break even basically and buying something like this
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according to this, it's easy to remove. My other cars you had to take the whole friggin dash apart.

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so I can just buy a radio like the one in the link, pull the existing one and plug the plugs in like the old one was and it's all good? Won't fry the electrics?

Would I be better off installing an auxiliary input device? I can break even if I buy the cassette radio and sell my current one though and it seems like less work that I'm not familiar with. I can just use one of those blank cassettes that has the wire from it that plugs into an mp3 port, I used that in my other car no problem, didn't notice any audio loss or anything.

thanks.

(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Mar 18, 2015, 2:00 AM)


Discretesignals
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Mar 18, 2015, 4:27 AM

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Re: This radio fry my 2000 Ford Ranger? Install aux input instead? Sign In

Don't see which radio your thinking about getting, but most aftermarket radios have accessories to ease installation. They make installation kits and adapter harnesses so you just plug and play. Keep the original radio if you ever decide to sell the truck.

I really suggest using an adapter harness, so you don't have to cut up and splice wiring. I've seen many shabby radio installs. Don't fall victim to that.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Mar 18, 2015, 4:31 AM)


Hammer Time
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Mar 18, 2015, 6:02 AM

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Re: This radio fry my 2000 Ford Ranger? Install aux input instead? Sign In

It was an used OEM ford radio.



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