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Thread: 1996 Ford Ranger - Suggestions on Sound Setup

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    I bought one off eBay for $38 shipped. It has the other control on it too which is cool. My current one is plain - so I can use these for other features or simply cut them out and bondo it up.. The width for the Lilliput is perfect - but the height is a bit too tall. I will have to cut the switches off and relocate them I think... I do want to angle it though, but I need to figure out what angle both up and down and left to right... I would like to figure out this stereo issue ASAP though! What did you do for yours?

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    For my sound i went from pc to 4 channel amp. Make sure you grounded your amp. Did you? How is yours hooked up? Your head unit to amp? The lillput is to high? I take it you are not going to take it apart. Someone else on here did something like that with out taking it apart. Just depends on how ya want it to look like. The police have theirs angled up but to what degree i dont know. Smart idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjh221
    For my sound i went from pc to 4 channel amp. Make sure you grounded your amp. Did you? How is yours hooked up?
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    This is a really temporary setup, but it is fed + and - 12vdc from the dist block that I have behind the jumpseats (for the two-way radios and other accessories). The Remote wire on the Amp is fed +12vdc from the + pin.

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    Your head unit to amp?
    Nope. I have the 1/8" Stereo connector on the laptop going into a dual RCA cable which goes into the front left and right inputs. There are 2 speckers on each output (front left & right).

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    The lillput is to high? I take it you are not going to take it apart. Someone else on here did something like that with out taking it apart. Just depends on how ya want it to look like. The police have theirs angled up but to what degree i dont know. Smart idea.
    Well, it is without doing some moving around of the buttons (like you did). I plan to figure something out though! My screen will hopefully be totally integrated into the bezel - I dont want it to look like it was added later on (although it obviously was!)...

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    K ground amp. I didnt move anything around. LOL yeah ya dont see to many fords with these.
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    Are you referring to grounding the amp's chassis? I tried grounding the audio between the PC and the amp but wiring the sheild of the RCA to ground - with minimal luck. Also, i forgot to mention.. This noise is only exsisant when the laptop is connected. If it's disconnected then its fine (although no music!)

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    Well i know your amp should be grouned. I give up on these grounding issues sorry. So many people have been talking about gettin shocked, hearing noise in their speakers and grounds. Sorry bro. There should be a ground on the amp, if not yes ground the amp. If that doesnt work i give up
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    Yeah... I know this is a really tough issue with sooooo many variables.. I will just sit down with it tomorrow when I get home from school and see what happens. Like I said though, it's only a temporary setup to see how I like it overall - only to get an idea. Thanks though!

    Also, I see that you got rid of your heater vents? Why? It looks like they are cut away... -BW

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    huh? no i have not lost anything in my install.
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    Hmm.. Ok.. It looks different then mine. It may just be me - it's late . It seems to me that the vent ducting coming out of the firewall is shorter than mine. I'll have to look though. Thanks! Let's get this Stereo Deck and PC source problem solved! Thanks!

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    There is another plastic piece that goes in there.
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