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post #7 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2014 Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by foxhtn View Post
On my 89 (your 88 should be the same)...... there were 2 different harness's up under the dash I had to use. One puts power to the newer stereos but I could get no sound from that harness; my buddy tells me that 's because of the way the newer stereos are wired inside. I had to splice into my second harness for my sound.

You do that by going to a proper stereo outlet. They carry a kit for your specific year (88), the wires are color coded in the kit to match the colored wires in the other harness that I mentioned (there are approx 5 or 6 different colored wires; you just splice them together.

Use proper wire connectors and crimp them, don't do a hack job with tape. Your correct ... on your 88 the amp has to go like you mentioned because the newer stereos have the pre amp built in.

Confirmed, you were right! Everything works like a charm now, hell of a lot of wiring work. Just put in a full set of kicker speakers too lol. Case closed!
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