The following instructions show how to make a Ford speaker wiring adapters for installing aftermarket speakers. Our
example vehicle was a 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis (same as the Ford Crown Victoria) but the instructions should be
valid for a number of different model years and model types of Ford vehicles. We know, for example, that our 1994
Ford E-150 van uses the same type of speaker connectors. In short, look at your speakers and speaker connectors
and compare them to the pictures below. If they match then these instructions apply.
The procedure uses the connector from the old factory speakers and speaker wire (with spade connectors) that are
typically included with new, aftermarket speakers. Please note that the old, factory speakers will be essentially
destroyed in the process and will be religated to the trash can. If you want to keep your old speakers you'll need
to find another solution for wiring up your new speakers. Several car audio companies sell speaker wiring adapters;
Crutchfield is one example. That's an alternative if you want keep your
old speakers intact and functioning. Of course, you can always just start cutting off old connectors and splicing
wires together as well. We opted for a solution that keeps the car's wiring harness intact, allows for easy
installtion (and removal) of the speakers and provides a solid, reliable electrical connection as well.
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