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radio wiring
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:35:24 PM »
I have a radio, seems to be an original, I picked up. from the back of the radio the wires are:(same plug) blue wire going to the light at the top of the radio, black wire with what looks like a fusable link(should be the power, correct?)...... from the middle one black wire with white strip and one that looks to be dark brown/black(thinking speaker, correct?)

my delima.....I THINK I have found the radio plug fro the wiring harness. when the blue and black wire are plugged in the radio doesnt work.....howev er when I touch the black and white stripped wire to the power wire(what I think is a speaker wire) the light will come on in the radio.


Any suggestion why this is happening?

OR does anyone have the wireing diagram to tell me if I do have the correct wires?
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Re: radio wiring
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 08:42:39 PM »
that 2 plugs one for the power and ground for radio - and one for the speaker outputs!
and believe the blue it the power! its been awhile since I have installed a radio in any of mine!

and what year are we working on?! looking in my diagrams now but for 75-76 so may not be too much help!1
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Re: radio wiring
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 02:23:22 AM »
If in the big city go to your public library and the reference section. Commonly they may have factory service or wiring manuals that may solve your problem.

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Re: radio wiring
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 03:48:52 PM »
its an 80.... the blue wire goes to the light for the radio.....I will check the library

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Re: radio wiring
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2014, 05:41:36 PM »
With it plugged in, Touch the radio itself to a metal part on the car- Negative Ground.

That's how it works in my 72. There is a mount w 2 bolts that attached the radio to the dashboard. (The bolt hole under the radio on the back)...
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Re: radio wiring
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2014, 07:25:51 PM »
With it plugged in, Touch the radio itself to a metal part on the car- Negative Ground.

That's how it works in my 72. There is a mount w 2 bolts that attached the radio to the dashboard. (The bolt hole under the radio on the back)...

Well that makes sense.....what an idiot I am  lol
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Re: radio wiring
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2014, 05:26:13 AM »
what an idiot I am  lol


this is an understatment!!!!!   the light will only come on if the headlights are on......stupid  :-[


now if I can get something other than static, like the antenna is not hooked up, out of the radio I will be on to something.
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radio wiring
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2014, 08:41:58 AM »
Glad you sorted this- I have one of those 'hidden' antennas mounted on the dash... I had a fender replaced almost 2 years ago and opted not to cut out the antenna hole which lead me to this type of antenna... 
 
Always wanted to see a power antenna on a pinto, that would be cool.

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