Ford Explorer How to Replace Car Audio - Removal and Install
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Ford Explorer Car Stereo Removal, Replacement and Installation
How to Remove Car Stereo - Replace and Installation

How to Remove Car Stereo, Replace and Installation

Ford Stereo Removal Tools

"Din Tools"

Din Tools can be purchased at a local Auto Parts Store. They are Ford Car Stereo removal tools.

Ford Stereo Removal Tools
Stereo Removal Tools

How to Remove Car Stereo - Replace and Installation 1.1) Insert "Din tools" into holes on both sides of car radio.
1.2) Push tools slightly to the outside of the car stereo, this releases the lock mechanism, pushing them to the side of the car stereo.
Ford Stereo Removal Tools 2.1) Pull car stereo forward from dash.
How to Remove Car Stereo - Replace and Installation 3.1) Disconnect antenna and connectors from car stereo by releasing a trigger on connectors.
   

Ford Wire Harness

Factory Wire Harness Codes
Below

   

Aftermarket Wire Color Codes, Hook Up and Install

Factory Wire Connector Codes
Below

   
Speaker Phasing
Installing Aftermarket Speakers and Proper Hook-up
   
NO AUDIO
With aftermarket stereo installation?
   
Ford Explorer Car Stereo Installation, Removal and Replacement
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Ford Stereo Removal Tools

Car Stereo Installation
Metra Wire Harness 70-5514
No Kit

How to Remove Car Stereo - Replace and Installation

1.1) See Ford Wire Harness and Aftermarket Wire Color Codes above.

Ford Stereo Removal Tools 2.1) Release the locks from sides of Pioneer car stereo mounting sleeve.
How to Remove Car Stereo - Replace and Installation 3.1) Slide the mounting sleeve from the Pioneer Car Stereo
Ford Stereo Removal Tools 4.1) Slide mounting sleeve into original car stereo opening.
How to Remove Car Stereo - Replace and Installation 5.1) Push mounting sleeve in till it stops. Being held in place by outside edges of sleeve.
Ford Stereo Removal Tools 6.1) With a flat head screw driver, bent assortment of tabs in mounting sleeve to secure sleeve to opening.
How to Remove Car Stereo - Replace and Installation 7.1) Bend tabs along bottom, sides and top of mounting sleeve
Ford Stereo Removal Tools 8.1) Connect previous sliced connectors to factory wire harness and Pioneer car stereo. Plug antenna lead into Pioneer car stereo and slide car stereo into mounting sleeve till it locks into place. Now install the amplifier bypass cable.
   
Ford Explorer Speaker Installation, Removal and Replacement
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How to Replace Speakers, Removal and Install

Ford Explorer How to Install Speakers
Removal and Replacement

How to Replace Speakers, Removal and Install 1.1) Remove three screws from door panel. One top leading edge of door, two at door handle.
How to Replace Speakers, Removal and Install 2.1) Unsnap trim panel from around door open handle.
How to Replace Speakers, Removal and Install 3.1) Pry window and door lock control panel loose from small slot at bottom.
How to Replace Speakers, Removal and Install 4.1) Remove door panel by beginning at bottom releasing nine clips.
4.2) Lift door panel up out of window jam and over door lock pin.
4.3) Feed window and door lock panel through panel opening.
How to Replace Speakers, Removal and Install 5.1) Release courtesy light with half twist.
How to Replace Speakers, Removal and Install 6.1) Remove four screws securing 5 x 7 inch speaker.
   
Ford Explorer Speaker Installation, Removal and Replacement
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Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation

Ford Explorer How to Replace Speakers
Removal and Install

Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 1.1) Remove two screws.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 2.1) Unsnap trim panel from around door open handle.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 3.1) Remove door panel by beginning at bottom releasing clips.
3.2) Lift door panel up out of window jam and over door lock pin.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 4.1) Access to speaker is okay with wire harnesses attached to door panel.
4.2) Remove four screws securing 5 x 7 inch speaker.
   
Ford Explorer Premium Sound Amp Bypass, Removal and Replacement
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Removing Speakers, Replacement and Installation

Ford Explorer Premium Sound
How to Replace Amplifier
Install Amplifier Bypass Cable

Removing Speakers, Replacement and Installation

See Ford Wire Harness and Aftermarket Wire Color Codes above.

1.1) Remove six screws securing panel and remove.

Removing Speakers, Replacement and Installation 2.1) Remove two screws on side panel.
2.2) Remove all pins along side panel. (These pins are brittle with age and will break)
Removing Speakers, Replacement and Installation 3.1) Pull edge of carpet back, remove two screws.
Removing Speakers, Replacement and Installation 4.1) Pull edge of carpet back along side of tire well and remove one screw.
Removing Speakers, Replacement and Installation 5.1) Remove two screws from panel along rear door.
Removing Speakers, Replacement and Installation 6.1) Remove two screws, one located under seat belt plastic cover and second in hook.
Removing Speakers, Replacement and Installation 7.1) Lay side panel down for access to amplifier, this is tricky along edge of rear seat.
Ford Stereo Removal Tools 8.1) Remove connectors from amplifier, install amplifier bypass cable for aftermarket car stereo installation or remove mounting screws for amplifier and replace/remove.
   
Ford Car Audio - Wire Diagrams - Wire Color Codes
Factory Wire Harness Codes

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DO NOT CUT FACTORY WIRE HARNESS
   
Aftermarket stereo installation? Why purchase the aftermarket wire harness? Installation is easier, no guess work with wire color codes and a Headache Saver! Factory wire colors codes are not universal. See Aftermarket Videos above.
We discourage cutting the factory wire harness.
This section aids in troubleshooting and determining wire color codes, phasing for speaker hook up, locating power wires for installing external devices and add-ons.
 
Diagram 1
Ford Wire Color Codes and Diagrams
   
Diagram 2
Ford Wire Color Codes and Diagrams
   
Diagram 3
Ford Wire Color Codes and Diagrams
   
Diagrams NOT ACCURATE for 100% of vehicles.
   

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