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Old April 5th, 2011, 12:04 AM   #61
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2001 Mustang Mach 460 issue


I'm still unsure if that mean's I have to rewire my whole car or not? The system I bought is a Pioneer AVH-P230DVD (I would post the link the best buy where I got it but I'm new so I can't post links). I don't know a lot about cars but my friend said he'll talk me through doing it if I can put it in with the Mach 460 without having to rewire the whole car. I was just wondering if that's true and for any furter guidence to what I may need if I can do it.
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Old April 5th, 2011, 08:30 AM   #62
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YOU DO NOT have to rewire the whole car...Just get the correct Metra Harness with the RCA ouputs and match colors...Its simple...I have done at least 6+ of these and they all work perfect...
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Old April 12th, 2011, 09:56 PM   #63
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Anyone know what kind or how strong a bass blocker is needed if you don't have a head unit that will keep the frequencies well with the Mach 460?
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Old April 18th, 2011, 01:18 AM   #64
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my factory 6 disc changer quit so i installed a pioneer headunit that has 3 preamps in my 01 that had a mach 460 in it and i plugged in the 2 rca cables for the amps. turned it on and it sounds great then like 10 secs later the rear speakers sound like they are overdriven like maxing the speaker out and wont cut off. i unplugged the rear cable and it stopped and the front sound fine. plugged the rear back in and still overdriven. i tried switching to a different preamp and same thing. so for now im just running the front amps and not the rear. any suggestions of whats going on? i used the crutchfield install kit for 01-03 fords. i had no problem with the sound of the factory radio even with bass.
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Time to bring this one up yet again.

I just installed a Kenwood KDC-BT645U in my 01 w/mach 460 and have the exact same problem as mycurse01, and I also have wicked RF interference when I start the car. I used the crutchfield harness, and grounded the amp grounds from the small harness to the amp grounds on the large harness? Is that cousing my problems? I'm tempted to just toss the CD6 back in and wrestle with this if/when I ever do an entire system build.
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Hey guys I just got my cobra a few days ago after an extensive search. I need to replace the cd player as it is broken and would rather go with the after market option. I found the right mount and wiring kit but my question is how many rca jacks need to be in the new unit to hook them all up 100%? I can install stereos but never had anything with a complicated sound system like this one
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Going to be installing my Sony in my 02 as soon as I get the harness in from Crutchfield. Can someone tell me what I should set the low and hi pass filters on the head unit to? I heard if they are not set right you will blow tweeter?

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Going to be installing my Sony in my 02 as soon as I get the harness in from Crutchfield. Can someone tell me what I should set the low and hi pass filters to?
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Going to be installing my Sony in my 02 as soon as I get the harness in from Crutchfield. Can someone tell me what I should set the low and hi pass filters on the head unit to? I heard if they are not set right you will blow tweeter?
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 03:17 PM   #70
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I wish I could answer that but I dont know
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Old September 30th, 2012, 07:57 PM   #71
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holy hell... ford made this way more difficult than it should've been... they really didn't want people swapping out things if you got the Mach system...

Im helping on an install for a friend and he has this headunit:
Kenwood KDC-152 (KDC152) In-Dash Car CD/MP3/WMA Stereo Receiver

Now, we called and made sure to get the proper wiring harness... my issue is we are also hooking up 2 12's and an amp in the trunk... now do I need to get RCA splitters or something for a 2nd set of RCA jacks? Or would it be easier to just send the head unit back and get one with 2 sub outs?
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Just split the RCAs.
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Ok cool! That's great news.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 04:34 AM   #74
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1999 Mustang with Mach... which harness
Receiver Wire Harness For select 2001-03 Ford and Lincoln vehicles at Crutchfield.com

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Receiver Wiring Harness For select 1989-2000 vehicles at Crutchfield.com


No idea why this is so damn complicated... in my last install in my explorer I coulda done it blind folded.
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Alright fellas, I've been looking at this forum all day, there's a lot of great information, but I haven't found anything that describes/fixes my problem. I have a 2003 Mach 1 with the 460. The speakers are stock but I just installed a Pioneer FH-X700BT. The bass works and sounds amazing when the car is stopped (either parked or at a red light) but as soon as I drive off, the bass completely cuts out.

This is very confusing to me... any help/suggestions? Thanks you!
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Sorry... and ladies!
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thats crazy, i have never ever heard that one before. if you cant find the answer on the interent, go to a well respected car audio shop in your area and ask one of the technicians there, they can point you in the right direction or fix it for you.
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Alright fellas, I've been looking at this forum all day, there's a lot of great information, but I haven't found anything that describes/fixes my problem. I have a 2003 Mach 1 with the 460. The speakers are stock but I just installed a Pioneer FH-X700BT. The bass works and sounds amazing when the car is stopped (either parked or at a red light) but as soon as I drive off, the bass completely cuts out.

This is very confusing to me... any help/suggestions? Thanks you!
Does it do this when stopped but revving the engine?

First thing I would do is look at the voltage going into the amp when driving. You will need help for this. But look at main power and ground at the amp and remote power and ground. Anything under 10 volts and over 15 volts would indicate a problem. That's where I would start looking.
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Does it do this when stopped but revving the engine?

First thing I would do is look at the voltage going into the amp when driving. You will need help for this. But look at main power and ground at the amp and remote power and ground. Anything under 10 volts and over 15 volts would indicate a problem. That's where I would start looking.
We didn't test when the car car was stopped and revving the engine, so I can't answer that. However when we did test the voltage it dropped to around 6 volts. Our problem was we couldn't find exactly where the blue/white wires on the harness connected to. So we switched the blue/white wires from where we had them to a 12 volt wire coming from the head unit and it seemed to have fixed the problem. Maybe it's just me, but the wiring diagrams that came with the head unit and wiring harness don't really help when using with the mach 460 system!

My description of the fix isn't very well detailed, but the bass bumps when I drive and when I'm parked... so I'm not complaining!
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