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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-28-2002, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Why can't I get my stereo to work in this car?

I took the JVC from my 87GT to put in my 93LX. I bought the proper installation plug for the 93 and matched the speaker wires up. My stock stereo works fine. I pull out the stock stereo and connect the JVC. The JVC powers on and appears to function fine but there is no sound. I checked all my wires, nice and tight. I can unhook it and connect my factory and it works fine. I used some jumper wires and a headphone to make sure the JVC is putting out sound and it does through the headphone but not the speakers. Is there anything special about putting an aftermarket stereo in a 93? I'm using the right connector and soldered my connections.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-28-2002, 06:58 PM
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Hmm.. Shouldn't be a problem specific to 93 models. I had an aftermarket Alpine CD Player in my 93 GT 'Vert.




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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-28-2002, 07:38 PM
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problem is most likely the 93 has a premium sound amp. You'll have to bypass it to get the head unit signal to the speakers.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-28-2002, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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How do I bypass it? I did this in my 87 but it was easy to get to. The speaker cable on my 93 appears to go straight under the carpet. Where is the amp on a 93?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-28-2002, 11:18 PM
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Ok the amp as well known is right behind the radio itself. There is really no need to bypass it unless you are going to do some serious upgrades. I have had this problem before on other mustangs I have done.

First make sure the amp turn on lead (blue wire) is hooked up.

Second - Cut all negative wires that come out of the radio and go to the harness....That has been the problem on most of the stangs I have worked on.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2002, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Ok the amp as well known is right behind the radio itself. There is really no need to bypass it unless you are going to do some serious upgrades. I have had this problem before on other mustangs I have done.

First make sure the amp turn on lead (blue wire) is hooked up.

Second - Cut all negative wires that come out of the radio and go to the harness....That has been the problem on most of the stangs I have worked on.

I'll look again. It was easy to find behind the radio on my 87, but when I follow the blue speaker cable, it feels like it just goes straight under the carpet. According to the installation kit Crutchfield provided me when I bought the stereo 2 years ago, it specifically instructed to bypass the amp. I'll look again and call Crutchfield and see what they say.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-31-2002, 08:35 PM
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Most likely the amp is under the passenger seat.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-31-2002, 09:08 PM
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my amp was behind the stereo. I couldn't figure out why my stereo didn't work eithe until I heard from my brother that I had to bypass the amp. They make a harness to bypass the amp, but I had mine hardwired.
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