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Old 12-26-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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I'm trying to install a new stereo into my 2002 v6 mustang and I have no idea where this wire is going or what it does? It is blue with a white stripe.
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I'm trying to install a new stereo into my 2002 v6 mustang and I have no idea where this wire is going or what it does? It is blue with a white stripe.


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Old 12-26-2013, 10:07 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure that's for an aftermarket amp, so just leave it hanging, make sure the copper isn't exposed to prevent a short
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I'm pretty sure that's for an aftermarket amp, so just leave it hanging, make sure the copper isn't exposed to prevent a short
I also can't find the ground? Any idea
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I also can't find the ground? Any idea

You can put a ground to any metal part under the dash
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Blue and white... I think I had a problem with that wire also, I don't think my car had it. See if you get both manuals, and compare the wiring diagrams. Match them from that.

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Old 12-27-2013, 06:25 AM   #7
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Blue with white stripe can be used to trigger a power amp to "on", or for a power antenna. Simply cap off the end and tuck it away.

As to the ground question, are you asking for a good ground to use in the dash area? If so, as stated, any bolt in there that is screwed into a metal part of the dash is a good one to use. Just be sure to crimp (solder is best) a "U" shaped connector or a circular one. Never try to use the bare wire and loop it around a bolt and tighten.

Here's hoping you are using a wiring harness that plugs into the factory wiring connector for the radio, and not a "cut and splice" method!
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As long as you have a aftermarket wiring harness you just need to wire black to black, also make sure your car doesnt have an oem amp, if so you will need another harness to bypass that. Im lucky and didnt need it on my 03, blue and white wire is for aftermarket amps to tun them on and off.

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Now if your installing a dvd player some model require you to ground the pink wire to the ground, and some will require a relay to bypass but thats for another day.
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A 9 volt battery will help you figure out your speaker wires. When you get two correct the speaker will make a loud popping noise.
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I used my antenna as a ground.
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You should already have a ground wire running from your dash. Ground wire is always black. The blue and white stripe wire is your remote wire for amps ^ as mentioned above. Just make sure you connect the constant hot to the constant hot (for your radio memory) and the remote hot to the remote hot. If you do it backwards your radio will reset every time you shut the car off. It should be fairly simply though since the wires should be the same color- yellow to yellow red to red. Unlike older vehicles where they were different colors
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