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Old 10-06-2011, 04:13 PM   #21
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If understand this correctly, you cut off the alpine ends and kept the Ford ends. In that case you could use that harness to connect any amp right.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:32 PM   #22
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The Alpine amp harness is designed to use the factory radio's power, both main power and remote turn on. That's what the yellow and the red/orange lines are. There's no need to run a separate power line. The amp is not a 2500 watt unit. And that's exactly what I liked about it. No fuss installation. Just wire it in series.

Yes, I cut off the Alpine connectors from the Alpine amp's wiring harness and replaced them with Ford style connectors from the Parrot Bluetooth harness.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:58 PM   #23
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With the exception of your issue with the switched 12v wire were the rest of the connections you had to solder and shrink color to color from the ford harness to the alpine unit?

If not how'd you match them up?

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They matched up. Ford and Alpine use the industry standard colors for 4 speaker systems.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:44 PM   #25
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Oh, and one other thing... the dimmer for the dash still works the lights on the factory radio.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:27 PM   #27
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Ijust got my amp and wiring harness today and will try installing it this week. Hope all goes well and thanx for all the help.

Have a great day,
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:42 PM   #28
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Have a few questions:

I have not yet removed my HU, want to get the amp and harness wired up first.

I have installed amps in the past, but this one has me confused.

The amp wiring harness, the end with the fuse, to which end of the Ford adapter wiring harness does it go to? The big or smaller end?

Or is the orientation in the picture correct?

Thanx for your help

Rob.
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:52 AM   #29
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I suggest searching on YouTube for a video I saw a couple days ago that explains exactly what you asked.. sorry I can't remember the title of the video.
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Have a few questions:

I have not yet removed my HU, want to get the amp and harness wired up first.

I have installed amps in the past, but this one has me confused.

The amp wiring harness, the end with the fuse, to which end of the Ford adapter wiring harness does it go to? The big or smaller end?

Or is the orientation in the picture correct?

Thanx for your help

Rob.
Fuse side goes toward the battery. Non-fused side goes into the HU.
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