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    1997 Ford Expedition Wiring help

    We have a 1997 Ford Expedition and I can't seem to find the right part that I need for our radio to work. I've tried several parts from Wal-Mart and online to see if they would fit (looking at the make/model and year that each part fits) and still didn't work. I have a picture of the back of the radio. If pictures of anything else are needed, I can provide those also.1997 Ford Expedition Wiring help-dscf2536.jpg







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    Re: 1997 Ford Expedition Wiring help

    Awesome!! Thank you so much!! I went ahead and ordered off Amazon for $5 bucks with free shipping I shouldn't need anything else with it, then? I know the harness that connects into the actual dashboard is already there and it looks like the rectangular connector on that part. So I'm crossing my fingers that this finally does it.




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    Re: 1997 Ford Expedition Wiring help

    Update: So I bought the 70-5600 and received it, BUT here's the issue. The part that I bought only connects to the 2 connectors that are already in the car. I'm trying to connect the factory radio to the car. For some reason it does not work, and I'm not sure how to tell what the issue might be. Both opposite ends that connect into the part I bought are both there. So there's 2 ends. One of them fits into the radio (the more square one), but the longer rectangular one doesn't. It basically is just there. From each connect the colored wires that run from them, go up into the car itself. They all meet and are wrapped like it's one cable, and goes way up/down into the dash. So I don't think I need the 70-5600 part that I have since the originals are already there. I just don't know how to tell if it's the radio that's the issue, or one of the connectors, both, or something even totally different.




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    Re: 1997 Ford Expedition Wiring help

    does you car have an ant. end at the deck location?




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    Re: 1997 Ford Expedition Wiring help

    Yeah if you look at the picture I attached, on the left side of the radio (the part you can't see) there's a wire coming out of it. It's attached so its not like I can unattach it like I've seen alot of antenna adapters in videos come out. This wire goes directly into the back of the radio. Nothing powers on, so I am going to check the fuse here later on to make sure that it's not something stupidly simple that I've missed. After that, I'm not sure what it would be, or what the rectangular connector that's in the dash connects to. The other fits right into the back of the radio into the port on the bottom right (looking at the above picture) but the other isn't even close to fitting anything.




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    Re: 1997 Ford Expedition Wiring help

    show a pic of the harness you are trying to plug into the radio. and of the ant thats you have pluged in




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    Re: 1997 Ford Expedition Wiring help

    So what exactly are you trying to do? Was there no radio in it and you are trying to put a factory one back in? I have a 99 and there are some different options as far as the sound system. Does it have the factory subwoofer and cd changer? Pics of the vehicle harness would be helpful.




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    Re: 1997 Ford Expedition Wiring help

    I can't tell from your post if the radio just isn't working or if you can't get it hooked up but if you have it hooked up and it still isn't powering on here is some advise.

    Do you know how to check for power and ground? Do you have a test light or multimeter of some sort?

    Make sure you have power to the white/purple all the time. Make sure you have power to the black/pink with the key on. And make sure the black/green is grounded.

    1997 Ford Expedition Car Radio Wiring Diagram
    Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: White/Purple
    Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Black/Pink
    Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/Green
    Car Radio Illumination Wire: Blue/Black
    Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
    Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
    Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: Blue
    Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
    Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 6″ x 8″ Speakers
    Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Doors
    Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Red
    Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown
    Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Green
    Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Orange
    Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 6″ x 8″ Speakers
    Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Rear Doors
    Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Blue/Black
    Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow
    Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Purple/White
    Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue




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    Re: 1997 Ford Expedition Wiring help

    Yep, it's the original radio. The radio does nothing, even when the key is on., no flashing or fading or anything. I am working on taking a picture of it. Wanted to get it fixed for my wife, but she's the one that drives it mostly, and doing it as a surprise. All I can see when as far as wires go when I pull the radio out are the 2 connectors that are there. Once the colored wires leave the connector they join and are wrapped so you can't actually see the wires themselves. The connector is the 71-5600 with metra. I just wasn't sure where the other connector went since only 1 connects to the radio. The other is just hanging there basically.




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    Re: 1997 Ford Expedition Wiring help

    you have to make sure that the rectangle plug is connected not just the square one




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