2005 Ford Ranger Car Radio Wiring Diagram

Whether your an expert Ford Ranger mobile electronics installer, Ford Ranger fanatic, or a novice Ford Ranger enthusiast with a 2005 Ford Ranger, a car stereo wiring diagram can save yourself a lot of time. Automotive wiring in a 2005 Ford Ranger vehicles are becoming increasing more difficult to identify due to the installation of more advanced factory oem electronics.

One of the most time consuming tasks with installing an after market car stereo, car radio, satellite radio, xm radio, car speakers, tweeters, car subwoofer, crossovers, audio equalizer, car amplifier, mobile amp, car amplifier, mp3 player, ipod or any car audio electronics is identifying the correct color car audio wires for your 2005 Ford Ranger.

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2005 Ford Ranger Car Radio Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Light Green
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Light Blue/Red
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Light Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Green/Orange
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Light Green
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Gray/Light Blue
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Tan/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Red
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Pink

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  • Reply katena November 14, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    im hooking up an amp and subs in my 2005 ranger i need to know if the wire coming out of the amp that sayes remote that goes to my factory deck does it go to the yellow and black accessery wire or witch one does it go to

  • Reply ModifiedLife November 17, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Katena, technically you could connect your amplifier turn on wire to the radio switched 12v+ wire (yellow/black). That way your amplifier is on whenever the car is on and off whenever your car is off. Just make sure to run an in-line fuse holder with a 1-amp fuse on the amplifier turn on wire. Hope this helps. Good Luck.

  • Reply robert brittner August 29, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    All of a sudden my 2005 ranger 4 WD ‘s radio and cd player stops playing when i put into drive….or reverse or 2nd etc…when i go back into neutral or park it plays again….and occassionally while driving it will come on for a few seconds then stop….im baffled…can anyone help? Thanks, bob

  • Reply ModifiedLife September 9, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Robert, double check that your battery terminals are clean. If your battery terminals are corroded, the connection from your battery to the positive and negative wires may not be solid. Clean your battery wires and terminals. Then make sure when you re-attach the battery wires that they are tight. Hope this helps. Good luck with your radio problem.

  • Reply Tyler February 25, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I am thinking about adding a subwoofer and amp to my 2005 ranger edge, and the stock stereo package I bought was the 6disc/ mp3 pioneer and that came with a stock 6.5″ subwoofer. but before I will install any aftermarket subs, I would love to remove that little bugger, but I cant find it, any idea where I can find it?

  • Reply Tom Irving March 10, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Hi I am fitting a nav system into a 2005 ford ranger. I am trying to find the speed signal wire for the nav speed sensor. Any ideas?

  • Reply ModifiedLife March 16, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Tom, please refer to: 2005 Ford Ranger Remote Start Wiring Diagram

  • Reply george February 4, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    so im trying to find the illumination wire but its not color coded to the one above. anyone?

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