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2000 Ford Mustang Stereo Install - Help!

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Old 01-16-2008, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default 2000 Ford Mustang Stereo Install - Help!

Ok, my cassette player finally died on my system, so I figured it was time to purchase a new stereo system...nothing fancy schmanzy, just something I can hook my Ipod up to and not have to hassle with CDs anymore.

I got the radio removal tool and removed the radio from the top of the console and the CD player from the bottom (in front of the shifter)...

I got a Jensen MP6312i stereo system because it came with an IPod connector.

I bought a wiring harness kit for the Mustang and wired it to the wires that went with the stereo. I hooked it up to my car, turned the stereo on, and no sound came out of the speakers.

I'm attaching two pictures..one of the back of the old stereo as I'm unsure where two particular wires are supposed to go on the new unit if the do at all..the metal clip on the back of the old stereo and the 6-pin connector on the back of the old stereo.

The other pic is the wires that go from the new stereo to the car stereo wires.

Can someone help me out? The stereo powers on just fine, it's the speakers I get no sound out of.

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Old 01-17-2008, 09:51 AM   #2
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Bump..I really need some help on this please.
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:04 PM   #3
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ok first off I want to take a quick second to help you with your connections. Twist nuts are a general wiring "no-no" because they can be pulled apart when you go to insert it into the dash. At the VERY least please put a wire-tie on the hrns to help prevent pulling them apart.

Now the easy fix... See the blue wires(and blue/white)? connect them and you will have bass as well as possibly a turn on "pop" to announce that the amps are on. The ford radio puts out a 6v remote turn on where all other decks provide a 12v. The popping does not really hurt anything but there is a topic in the forum sticky that covers how to fix it.

What do you have planned next to install. page 2 of my sig covers the mach system in my 94 gt
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:04 PM   #4
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oh, the metal clip is nothing more then a ground that they sometimes use for other factory accesories. Nothing to worry about.
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:05 PM   #5
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also if there is a black/white, ground it and also make sure you insulate all the wires you are not using. IF the orange wires ground out you will loose your dash lights.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:43 PM   #6
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Thanks! I connected the blue wires and insulated all the others and the stereo works fine now. Much appreciated!
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:04 PM   #8
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Default RE: 2000 Ford Mustang Stereo Install - Help! 6 PIN INFO

I know this has been resolved but I will answer the question about the 6PIN Connector,

The 6 pin connector (C279) is for models with "Premium Sound" plus the Ford CD player below the deck.

Here are the pinouts if anyone needs them

PIN CIRCUIT FUNCITON
1 849(TAN) Logic Sense
2 799(ORNG/BLK) RT CHAN Signal Out
3 690(GRAY) RT CHAN Signal In
4 848(DARK GRN/ORANG) Proccesr Loop SIG Return
5 798(LIGHT GRN/RED) LT CHAN Signal Out
6 865(PURPLE) LT CHAN Signal In





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Ok, my cassette player finally died on my system, so I figured it was time to purchase a new stereo system...nothing fancy schmanzy, just something I can hook my Ipod up to and not have to hassle with CDs anymore.

I got the radio removal tool and removed the radio from the top of the console and the CD player from the bottom (in front of the shifter)...

I got a Jensen MP6312i stereo system because it came with an IPod connector.

I bought a wiring harness kit for the Mustang and wired it to the wires that went with the stereo. I hooked it up to my car, turned the stereo on, and no sound came out of the speakers.

I'm attaching two pictures..one of the back of the old stereo as I'm unsure where two particular wires are supposed to go on the new unit if the do at all..the metal clip on the back of the old stereo and the 6-pin connector on the back of the old stereo.

The other pic is the wires that go from the new stereo to the car stereo wires.

Can someone help me out? The stereo powers on just fine, it's the speakers I get no sound out of.

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Old 05-21-2009, 03:49 PM   #9
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wow, thanks, what would we have done with out you? There are a number of other posts where we helped somebody out 6 months ago, you should like it here.....
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:05 AM   #10
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Your first post ever and you bring up something from Jan......I have to give it to him, he used that little SEARCH button up top atleast...
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:53 AM   #11
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I have a '98 Ford Mustang with a premium sound system and my cd player/cassette player played out. I am replacing my dual deck with a single head kenwood KDC-138. I have my wiring set up as shown in the bottom photo submitted by baibbas. I am only receiving sound from the right speakers. I have rechecked the wiring several times. What am I doing wrong? Help please!
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if it is only one side that isn't working then I would lean towards a problem with the deck or deck wiring rather then with any factory equipment. The amps are run in a front/rear sequence so if you lost one then you would have no sound from the front or back. If the speaker wiring shorts out it will often turn off a portion of the internal amp. Can you get a pic of what you have?
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/39323591@N02/3615319464/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/3932359...n/photostream/ Ok, I have included a link to a picture of the new head unit with the harness attached and a link to the picture of the wires that are in my dash (the 2 harnesses that are attached to the inside of the dash are not in the picture, but I do have them). FYI...I have the solid blue wire (Antenna) from the Ford harness attached to the solid blue wire (ANT CONT) on the head unit's harness and the blue/white wire (amp turn-on) from the Ford harness attached to blue/white wire (P. CONT) on the head unit's harness.
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Are the speakers still stock? Have we checked any fuses yet?
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Old 06-14-2009, 04:43 PM   #15
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The speakers are stock speakers but I have not checked any fuses. I did not realize that a blown fuse would stop the speakers on one side to stop working. What I will do is plug the stock radio back in to see do both the right and left sides produce sound and then I will post back.
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Interestingly enough, I slid the old unit in and I did not receive any sound whatsoever although I received sound from the one side when I put in the new head unit. I guess that my next step is to start checking fuses, huh?
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I think I had you confused with someone else, again the amps power the front as a pair and the rear as a pair so a fuse would not cause this...... I have to say that I am really confused on this problem but would suspect that there is a short somewhere. The decks amplifier will shut down all or part of the amp if it thinks a wire is shorted. If the factory radio had no sound this might confirm it. If you have a ohm meter and know how to use it check the impedence of the speaker wires behind the deck. If you don't have a meter then just turn the deck on and then start to disconnect one wire at a time on the side that is dead. If you disconnect the wire that his shorted, the other speaker should start to play.
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I have a 2000 with premium sound, but it is not so prem. The sound is down and I have no bass whatsoever. All speakers work, and all fuses are in check. I was wondering if the stereo is bad or if there is a seperate amp that i can check?
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the mach system has 3 different amps, 2 in the trunk and one in the dash.
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Ok, I am checking back in. I bought the metra 70-5510 so that I could plug the rca cables into the back of my aftermarket stereo (kenwood kdc-mp208) and this gave me sound from the front speakers on both sides but no sound from the rear speakers. I am guessing that I need to buy a couple of rca splitters so that I can have 4 holes for the rca cables on the harness as opposed to the available 2 holes on the back of the receiver. Question is, what kind of rca splitter do I need to purchase?
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