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FORD BRONCO -> AUDIO & VIDEO; CB, antenna, amps... -> Amplifier
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Authorized Audio Systems Sales & Service Centers TSB 90-22-9 for 88-91 Bronco, Aerostar, Bronco II, Econoline, F Super Duty, F-150, F-250, F-350, Ranger, etc.; "...A complete listing of audio systems sales and service centers has been put together to assist in audio systems service. The service centers are grouped by state and listed alphabetically under each state..." See List
Source: by Ford via
Box & Speaker Enclosure Info & pics in an 85
Source: by JDApollo (John A) at
Color Codes & Connector Pinouts for 87-96
Source: by Ford via miesk5 at Ford Bronco Zone Forums
Connector Location, Behind Instrument Panel Diagram in a 96, Page 1
Source: by Ford via Chilton
Connector Location, Behind Instrument Panel Diagram in a 96, Page 2
Source: by Ford via Chilton
Electrical Symbols in an 86 from Electrical and Vacuum Troubleshooting Manual (EVTM) Partial
Source: by Ford via Chris B (Blue, bronco boy) at
Harness pic for 92-96 Premium Radio & CD in a 96
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at
Information on Ford Premium/JBL/Mach systems that have an amplifier that powers the speakers
Source: by The Install Doctor
Location in a 94; "...the factory amp is against the fire wall above and slightly to the right of the gas pedal..."
Source: by fabreezai at FSB
Location in a 96; "...I just went through intsalling a stereo in my 96 Bronco, the amp is under the dashboard, to the right of the steering column. It is the small rectangular box closest to the firewall. I thought it was in the back too, since the wiring harness that Crutchfield gave me was long enough to reach back. Highly reccommend bypassing the factory amp with the plug-in harness..."
Source: by Burns1968 at
Location in a 96; from 1996 Bronco-F-Series Workshop Manual; "...amplifier is behind the radio, mounted to a bracket on the instrument panel (04320). Disconnect radio amplifier wire harness. Remove two radio amplifier retaining screws. Slide amplifier slightly away from instrument panel bracket (to disengage the upper tab to instrument panel bracket) and then down to remove..."
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Location Info & pics in a 96; "...The big flat plate attached to the back of the dash is the stock amplifier mount...."
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at
Location Info & pics; "...The optional premium-sound external amp is slid up into a plastic plate above the gas pedal. To remove it, bend tab on the plastic plate & allow the amp to slide down & out. Then unplug the 2 big connectors in the harness. Remove the radio & unplug the 3 connectors, and feed the amp wiring out of the dash..."
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at
Power Distribution Info & pics in an 86 5.0
Source: by Sixlitre (Malcolm H, Eddie Bauer) at
Rack Installation in an 89
Source: by BLOODSWEATSTEEL (Bigfoot) at
Wire Color Code Abbreviation Chart; see post #4; BK Black, BL Blue, BR Brown, DB Dark Blue, DG Dark Green, GN Green, GY Grey, LB Light Blue, LG Light Green, N Natural, O Orange, P Purple, PK Pink, R Red, T Tan, V Violet, W White, Y Yellow
Source: by Ford via miesk5 at Ford Bronco Zone Forums
Wiring Diagram in 87-96; AM Radio, Premium Sound AM/FM Compact Disc Radio, Premium Sound Amplifier; from 1996 F-150, F-250, F-350, F-Super Duty and Bronco Workshop Manual
Source: by Ford via miesk5 at FSB
Wiring Harness & Component Location Diagram, Ford Part Numbers, Depictions, etc. from Ford Workshop Manual in 96 Bronco, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-Super Duty Chassis Cab & Motorhome Chassis; use your Browser's SEARCH (or FIND) function to locate what you seek in each Diagram, such as Amplifier
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