Rat's nest under passenger seat

fishEH

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Went to pull my passenger seat out today and encountered a mess of wires.
Some wires came under the back of the seat and some others under the side by the trans tunnel. The really awesome part was that some of these wires were joined under the seat preventing me from pulling the seat. Upon close inspection the wires were just tqosted together and taped!
I disconnected the joined wires, rerouted them to all come in through the back, and wire nutted and taped.
Question is, what is this mess?

Pic of reconnected wires after pulling the seat.
 

fishEH

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Doubt it's OEM. Likely the territory that comes with a bargain D2.
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I'm thinking it might have to do with the aftermarket radio/sound system?
The wires are most likely from the stock 6-Disc changer getting splicednin to keep things happy? :/
 

rovercanus

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You can unplug and pull the cd player and the truck doesn't care. You have another abortion going on there.
 

robertf

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94 or 95? If so, Looks like amp was bypassed and the code display was removed. CD changer is under the drivers seat
 

fishEH

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94 or 95? If so, Looks like amp was bypassed and the code display was removed. CD changer is under the drivers seat
Yes, '94. The code reader was still connected to the black plug, I just disconnected it when pulling the seat. It was all the wire nutted wires I was wondering about.

What a mess. As I'm unwrapping the duct tape holding that mess together I come across a penny in the middle of it!
Is there any way to eliminate some of that splicing? If not I guess I'll just clean them up and tuck them away nicely.
 

crown14

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You can eliminate all of it, either by splicing the wires in the passenger lower dash area or simply do away with the factory speaker wiring in its entirety and run new speaker wire from the head unit to the speakers.

The '95 ETM is online Brett, which will also apply to 1994 and will be a valuable resource for you when you come into situations where you don't know what you're looking at.
 

fishEH

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Thanks.
I know I could check the RAVE and/or ETM but really didn't want to dedicate the time to pour over them when I figured someone here knew. ;)
 

robertf

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My 97 had similar nastiness with a junk blaupunkt radio when I bought it, but the amp is in the passenger kick panel on that year

I put a stock radio in and wired rca jacks to the red connector, ran rca cable to a class D JL amp that I shoehorned in the stock kick panel location. Had to trim the cover slightly but you can't tell once it's in. It'll rock your balls off.