I have searched hi and lo, and cannot find a definitive answer. I have a 97 f150 4x4 3door that I want to replace the factory stereo with a aftermarket unit. This truck has the premium sound with auto tune button, remote cd changer, and external amp. I don't want to use the factory amp, so I need to bypass it. I believe their is a harness that can do that, but have not found the exact wiring harness I need. The harnesses included with aftermarket radios are not what i need. They show 2 rectangle 8 pin connectors in one kit. My factory radio has 1, 8 pin flat connector, and one 16 ? pin square connector. I guess the external amp in this year 97 f150 must be rare or something, because I cannot find any definitive answer anywhere, on what harness is needed that includes a proper bypass cable.
I figured I would put this out there, and see if anyone has done this to their 97 and would share some tips on how they did it.
I guess I need to locate the amp in the dash, and see if I can see what the connectors would look like to bypass the amp. Does anybody know how to access the amp on this year truck?