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2012 receiver harness location? (w/sync)

I assume it's this giant mess of spaghetti on the passenger side that's covered in "made in China" stickers, right?

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I just want to make sure I'm not tapping into my air-bag or something else important.

Also the colors with orange purple/orange, green/orange, etc, are the positives and the corresponding white ones are the negatives, right? The colors on the signal wires that I'm connecting to my amp's LOC are white/black, white, purple/black, purple, green/black, green, grey/black, and grey.
 

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What are you trying to do however?
I'm just trying to tap in to the speakers and run the signal into my amp's built-in LOC. Is that the right harness of wires for the speakers?
 

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same as 2011 Fiesta and Focus?

I've read in several places that the 2012 Focus shares the same audio specs as the 2011 Fiesta. I've found some wiring harness color info for the 2011 Fiesta:
2011 Ford Fiesta Car Stereo Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Red
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Brown/White
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/Blue
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Blue
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Power Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Brown
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Violet
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Orange
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Green
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/White
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Blue
I noticed that it was nearly the same as the 2011 Focus, does that sound right? [dunno]
2011 Ford Focus Car Stereo Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: White/Red
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: This vehicle uses the can data network for accessory turn on.
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/Blue
Car Radio Illumination Wire: This vehicle uses the can data network for illumination controls.
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: This vehicle uses the can data network for dimmer controls.
Car Stereo Power Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Turn-On Trigger Wire: Violet/Red
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Brown
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Violet
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Orange
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Green
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/White
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Blue
 

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Hmm so anyone out there with a modded 2012 that can steer me in the right direction?
 

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here's what I found for the 2012. make sure to verify everything.

Battery BROWN/RED (+) RADIO, PIN 1 OF 24 PIN PLUG
Accesory DATA
Ground BLACK (-) RADIO, PIN 13 OF 24 PIN PLUG
Illumination BROWN (WITHOUT SYNC) (+) RADIO CONTROLS, PIN 3 OF 8 PIN PLUG
Power Antenna YELLOW/ORANGE (+) RADIO, PIN 2 OF 24 PIN PLUG
Amp Turn On YELLOW/PURPLE (+) RADIO, PIN 18 OF 26 PIN BLACK PLUG
LF Speaker (+) WHITE
LF Speaker (-) WHITE/BROWN
RF Speaker (+) WHITE/PURPLE
RF Speaker (-) WHITE/ORANGE
LR Speaker (+) WHITE/GREEN OR BROWN/GREEN
LR Speaker (-) BROWN/YELLOW
RR Speaker (+) BROWN/WHITE
RR Speaker (-) BROWN/BLUE
Amp Location RIGHT SIDE OF CARGO COMPARTMENT
 

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here's what I found for the 2012. make sure to verify everything.

Battery BROWN/RED (+) RADIO, PIN 1 OF 24 PIN PLUG
Accesory DATA
Ground BLACK (-) RADIO, PIN 13 OF 24 PIN PLUG
Illumination BROWN (WITHOUT SYNC) (+) RADIO CONTROLS, PIN 3 OF 8 PIN PLUG
Power Antenna YELLOW/ORANGE (+) RADIO, PIN 2 OF 24 PIN PLUG
Amp Turn On YELLOW/PURPLE (+) RADIO, PIN 18 OF 26 PIN BLACK PLUG
LF Speaker (+) WHITE
LF Speaker (-) WHITE/BROWN
RF Speaker (+) WHITE/PURPLE
RF Speaker (-) WHITE/ORANGE
LR Speaker (+) WHITE/GREEN OR BROWN/GREEN
LR Speaker (-) BROWN/YELLOW
RR Speaker (+) BROWN/WHITE
RR Speaker (-) BROWN/BLUE
Amp Location RIGHT SIDE OF CARGO COMPARTMENT
A million thanks! How do I tell the difference between LF- and RR+ if they're both white and brown?
 

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A million thanks! How do I tell the difference between LF- and RR+ if they're both white and brown?
there is a difference actually. the first color listed is the main color on it; second color is the stripe on that wire. so they will look different.

pop test them with a drill battery
Do not do this until you have verified with a multimeter! This is only safe to test phase and if you know 100% that the wires are correct. if you get the wrong wires and put voltage to them you could possibly blow an electrical component in the car (including the airbag). I have seen this happen before and even knew someone that set off an air bag and was knocked out by it. needless to say there was injury and expensive cost to fix it.
 

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I finally had a chance to work on my car and can confirm that those are the correct colors. Here's the associated pin #'s:

24: LR- brown w/yellow stripe
25: LR+ brown w/green stripe
26: RF- white w/orange stripe
27: RF+ white w/purple stripe

36: LF+ white
37: LF- white w/brown stripe
38: RR+ brown w/white stripe
39: RR- brown w/blue stripe

They are all clustered together in the bottom center section.
 

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I finally had a chance to work on my car and can confirm that those are the correct colors. Here's the associated pin #'s:

24: LR- brown w/yellow stripe
25: LR+ brown w/green stripe
26: RF- white w/orange stripe
27: RF+ white w/purple stripe

36: LF+ white
37: LF- white w/brown stripe
38: RR+ brown w/white stripe
39: RR- brown w/blue stripe

They are all clustered together in the bottom center section.
Where can the speaker wires be found? and where is it best to connect the Line out converters ? Behind the radio or is there a better place?
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Where can the speaker wires be found? and where is it best to connect the Line out converters ? Behind the radio or is there a better place?
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I tapped into them in the passenger side of the center console. It sucks for a sub though, it sounds like the audio is missing a lot of the low end bass. Probably to protect the factory speakers. I wish they just had RCA outputs. [:(]

If anyone can find a better place to tap in, I'd be very interested. Is there a signal for a factory sub anywhere?
 

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I tapped into them in the passenger side of the center console. It sucks for a sub though, it sounds like the signals are missing a lot of the low end bass. Probably to protect the factory speakers. I wish they just had RCA outputs. [:(]

If anyone can find a better place to tap in, I'd be very interested. Is there a signal for a factory sub anywhere?
Could there be something where you tapped into the signal headed to the tweeter components at the top of the doors? I could see them being on the downstream side of a crossover device.

Any updates since this on the sound quality?
 

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Could there be something where you tapped into the signal headed to the tweeter components at the top of the doors? I could see them being on the downstream side of a crossover device.

Any updates since this on the sound quality?
If there is I'd definitely be interested in that.

As far as quality goes, I'm using the built-in speaker level inputs on my Alpine amp, and I'm not impressed at all. The mid-bass is way too high and the sub-bass is way too low. I'm debating on either just trying a cheap LOC to see if it can make the signal good enough, or just biting the bullet and getting one of the nicer ones in the $300 range.

Also, getting the radio head unit pulled out is really easy, so if you'd rather tap in somewhere up there, it's doable with a harness.
Is there a thread that shows how to do that? Are there different places that might have a better signal if I did this?

If any manufacturer actually puts RCA outs on their factory stereos they will get a free beer and unlimited high fives from me.
 

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If there is I'd definitely be interested in that.

As far as quality goes, I'm using the built-in speaker level inputs on my Alpine amp, and I'm not impressed at all. The mid-bass is way too high and the sub-bass is way too low. I'm debating on either just trying a cheap LOC to see if it can make the signal good enough, or just biting the bullet and getting one of the nicer ones in the $300 range.



Is there a thread that shows how to do that? Are there different places that might have a better signal if I did this?

If any manufacturer actually puts RCA outs on their factory stereos they will get a free beer and unlimited high fives from me.
I just did it yesterday. Here's what I posted on another thread. I have the base (non-Sony) head unit, but looks to be really similar if you have MyTouch or Nav, etc.
I'm interested in your install because I'm about to buy an amp with speaker-level inputs and plan to power the doors *and* a small sub with it. If I need an EQ / pre-amp device it changes what I'll buy.
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Update:
Figured it out. Here's the links to the images for removing the hex bolts to get behind the head unit.

2 Hex Bolts holding the front console cover on (hiding behind a small plastic snap-off cover):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6827434481/

2 Hex Bolts holding the head unit in place:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6827434549/

And the wiring on the back of the head unit:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6827434625/

Hope that helps someone searching in the future. I'll post more as I figure stuff out.
 

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2012 ford focus wire

i am new to the site I have a question where would I find the remote wire on the 2012 focus factory stereo to connect an after market power amp
 
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