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HELP!! - Lincoln MKX OEM Radio Inside my FORD EDGE

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Ok so i brought a 2008 Lincoln Mkx OEM radio to put in my EDGE , the one that came with my edge did not have a subwoofer input, so i figured there basically the same cars , and same year , so i put it in. The radio sounds amazing , i found out that its a pioneer radio and the amp and sub in the back are audiophile. When i plug it up , nothing happens. The subwoofer has been tested working with a shaker 500 from a 2008 mustang, i didnt keep that one in because the CD player had a problem.

 

 

=please help , can i make the subwoofer work with the lincoln oem radio?

 

 

do i have to re-wire the inputs?

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so the radio itself is working fine but not the sub? What kind of sub do you have and do you have a separate amp for the sub? Which wires from the head unit are you feeding to the sub/amp?

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What year/model edge do you own? I have an '08 SEL and, since it came with the amp/sub combo, the stereo had a sub out. It'd make no sense to not include one if they're putting in the speakers. At any rate, I'd say the problem lies within how you wired it or the amp itself. Could be as simple as a bad connection, or as bad as a fried amp.

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i own a 2008 ford edge limited it has factory everything , and i have the combo, the lincoln radio has the regular plug and play , everything else is fine , but the subwoofer wont come on, and i checked the fuse

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im using the regular , plug and play wires, i havent taped into anything, everything is stock, the oem speaker and power harness, the sirius xm harness , and the oem subwofer harness.

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Did you have the sub working with the original radio? I know on my old pioneer and new Kenwood there's a menu item to turn it on/off. The Pioneer actually used the rear outputs for the sub also, but you say there's a sub out so that's probably not your case.

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so the radio itself is working fine but not the sub? What kind of sub do you have and do you have a separate amp for the sub? Which wires from the head unit are you feeding to the sub/amp?

right , and its the factory audiophile sub ,. everything is factory

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Check your ground, or the settings on the radio lol. I don't think you're stupid, but I've done that before. lol If I recall correctly, there's two fuses for our radio.

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My guess would be a fuse assuming the wiring is really the same.

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I know pioneer HUs have problems with their inner fusing blowing up. Could it be a fuse within the HU? Maybe don't put your amp settings to max lol. That's never a good idea.

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Only if the sub amp has a separate ground from the head unit. Where is the amp for the sub - that's usually separate from the HU. You need to see if the sub amp is getting power or not if it's separate.

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I plugged in the shaker 500 to see if the sub turns on an it does , but with the Lincoln radio it's doesn't work

 

That probably means the Lincoln head unit isn't using the same trigger wire for the amp to turn it on. Unless you're handy with a voltmeter I'd suggest taking it to a stereo shop. They should be able to fix it by testing the wire signal going to the amp.

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So it's time to get to the sub/amp. Make sure there's 12v at the amp when the radio turns on. If there's three wires for power, then there's probably constant 12v and a turn-on lead. I don't have the sub myself or I'd take a look.

check this out if it helps

http://www.justanswer.com/ford/1df7u-wiring-diagram-factory-amp-goes.html

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