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Old 02-26-2011, 12:46 PM
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F250 radio

i have a 1990 f20 that has not had a radio for atleast a year i really want to put one im im no expert tho i would like to ask fellow memebrs what they think is a good radio and how do i put aftermarket radios in?
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:05 PM
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go to walmart and buy an aftermarket radio sony pioneer or whatever u want. then buy the install kit and follow the directions. its actually pretty simple
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:47 PM
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thanks had a feeling but wanted to make sure
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:37 PM
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no problem. the install kits have everything you need to install...just dont cut your factory harness to accommodate the install.... many people do this and its a huge mistake
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:41 PM
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ok thanks again ill be sure not to
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:53 PM
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I did exactly this a few years ago.Got a cheapie unit from Wally World along w/the install harness. You cannot believe how easy this makes it! This is coming from a guy who HATES anything to do w/wiring~there's no cutting/splicing/messing up involved. The nice part is if you ever wanted to sell the truck and put back the stock unit, it literally takes less than 5 minutes. BTW, another huge benefit of doing this is that even the cheapest units that you'll buy will have an Ipod jack in it. Kindof brings our gen. trucks into the 21century!
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:16 PM
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did the same thing took me one hour
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:15 PM
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I've got the same "problem". I just bought a '93 F150 XLT and somebody took the radio out. Not a big deal. Harness was not harmed. BUT, when checking my local WalMart, the mount kits didn't list anything for '93. Don't remember, but seems like maybe '97 and newer. So, I guess I'll have to go in with the radio cavity dimensions and see what I come out with.
 

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Old 02-26-2011, 10:12 PM
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i was able to find the correct parts at walmart and pep boys its on the back theres a lot of them a pep boys so make sure its good. id recommend pep boys tho. also they sell the part to upgrade to a better system
 
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by lightningfan426 View Post
i was able to find the correct parts at walmart and pep boys its on the back theres a lot of them a pep boys so make sure its good. id recommend pep boys tho. also they sell the part to upgrade to a better system
Guess I'll look online and see what pep boys have. No stores in my area! By the way, Wally World had radio mount kits AND wiring harness adapters (GM, Ford, etc). If you can't find it in one of their stores, they may list it online.
 

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