i have a 92 ford explorer sport 2 door and i wanted to put an after market cd player in but the factory stereo has two harness wires. any sugestions on what i should do because i have been told the smaller harness with the square cube is the speakers and the larger is the power...well that doesnt seem to be the case . please help me so i dont have to pay 250 to get someone to hook it up??

Asked by Dec 24, 2013 at 08:56 PM about the Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Question type: General

1992 ford explorer sport 2 door 4wd

4 Answers

there are kits~ http://www.ebay.com/bhp/ford-radio-installation-kit

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

take a test light and find the memory power witch is always on, hook that up to memory wire on cd player that's usuly yellow.then find power that turns on off when you turn the key on and all the way back,hook it up to main power on radio wicth is usuly red.now the cd player will power up.your speaker wires behind cd player will be marked front left.rear left and so on,all wires will be marked,fronts are usuly grey,white,rear usuly purple,green.now on the plug that has no power that's where your speakers will hook up,if your carefull you can take a set of speaker wires from the cd player say left front or witch ever and find each speaker in the non power plug in by trying different combination till u find wich wires are for witch speaker.theres usuly a fuse behind the cd player but I always like to put a fuse link on the power wires anyway.i almost forgot your cd player wont power up till you hook up your ground wire the black one to a proper ground in the vehicle.i usuly cut on the plugs witch will make your job easier,you can buy a kit but why waste money , you have to hook up the wires in the kit to the radio anyway.


I wanted to write I usuly cut off the plug ins in the last part.not cut on


Don't cut any wires. You'll wish you didn't plus you run a good chance of shorting out something by hooking up the wrong wire or having wires touching. That's why they make installation kits for cars. Back in the day before computer operated cars it was simple with only 4 speaker wires and a power and ground wire but now it's a lot more high tech and you really need a wiring install kit. Do the job once and do the job right. Spend the $20 and buy the kit. If you have 2 long plugs, one black & one gray, then that is normal sound. If you have one long plug and one square plug on the back you should have premium sound with a factory amp, Either way, it's much easier with the kit and no guess work as they tell you which wires go where and if you ever sell your vehicle or it gets in a wreck the stereo will come in and out much easier and if you only just sell the vehicle the next owner will appreciate you not cutting wires. Kenny/MrBlueOval

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Explorer Sport Trac

Looking for a Used Explorer Sport Trac in your area?

CarGurus has 1,643 nationwide Explorer Sport Trac listings starting at $1,650.


Ford Explorer Sport Trac Experts

  • #1
    Wayne Foy
  • #2
    Tracy Hooks
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,524 Great Deals out of 219,810 listings starting at $1,222
Used Ford Explorer
832 Great Deals out of 64,080 listings starting at $2,000
Used Nissan Frontier
348 Great Deals out of 24,476 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Tacoma
431 Great Deals out of 40,775 listings starting at $2,600
Used Ford Ranger
112 Great Deals out of 4,640 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Colorado
296 Great Deals out of 42,921 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,183 Great Deals out of 150,273 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Ridgeline
65 Great Deals out of 6,802 listings starting at $4,500
Used Dodge Ram 1500
326 Great Deals out of 9,561 listings starting at $800
Used Chevrolet Avalanche
130 Great Deals out of 4,477 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Dakota
63 Great Deals out of 3,139 listings starting at $1,600
Used Ford Mustang
288 Great Deals out of 38,306 listings starting at $1,995
Used GMC Sierra 1500
885 Great Deals out of 59,068 listings starting at $1,980
Used Ford F-150 SVT Lightning
102 listings starting at $9,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.