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I'm getting ready to install a alpine 7892 deck and integrate into my mach stereo system, and electronic A/C controls.. Using the method on brads old project sho, other than running new cables from the wiring harness to all the speakers, what else will I need to know.. I'm expecting roughly a 2 to 4 hour install time.. Mainly for running the new cables.. Does this sound good,

If anybody has a diagram of anything that I havn't set out plz post..

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Speedy..
 

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You're going to need to tap into power, constant, and ground lines to power your deck. You're also going to need to run an antenna adapter to trunk. I would bump that time up to 4 hours minimum of work too.
 

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The power and ground are no problem, but the constant might be a b!tch. Make sure you tap into the correct ignition wire!

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Originally posted by golovko@Aug 19 2004, 07:38 AM
You're also going to need to run an antenna adapter to trunk. I would bump that time up to 4 hours minimum of work too.
well this is not nessasary because my car doesn't quite have an antenna, so I was going to get XM and just plug the back hole that has been there for who knows how long..


where would I find the constant around...cause I was just going to unplug the wires from the back of the existing radio.. Well anywho, I will figure it out when I get my fiber all made..
 

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Fiber? If I get a chance this weekend, I'll pull off my radio and check which wire the constant is. I'll try to get it done saturday.

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well this is not nessasary because my car doesn't quite have an antenna, so I was going to get XM and just plug the back hole that has been there for who knows how long..
Even better, but I thought I'd mention that just in case.

where would I find the constant around...cause I was just going to unplug the wires from the back of the existing radio..  Well anywho, I will figure it out when I get my fiber all made..
Use a dmm and test the wires in the harness, but I believe the constant is red and yellow IIRC, don't quote me on that tho.
 

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Yellow is usually the aftermarket standard for constant, as red is + and black is -. Ford, however, doesn't always stick to standards, as is the case with trans pans being reused on different transmissions. It's probably a striped wire.

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