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Scosche FGA Floating Ground Adapter

Connect a new car stereo in select older (pre-1995) vehicles with a common ground speaker system

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by Dave Delamere
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Add a high-power car stereo to your older Ford vehicle

You'd like to install a new stereo in your older vehicle, but your factory system was designed for a low-power radio with speakers that share a negative ground connection. Scosche's FGA floating ground adapter compensates for this setup, allowing you to connect your new stereo safely. You'll also enjoy your new stereo's higher power. Warranty: 1 year

Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so, then check here for a list of parts. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

 

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Features

Floating Ground Adapter: The Scosche Floating Ground Adapter (FGAB) lets you install a high-power aftermarket stereo into many older 70s, 80s, 90s vehicles with a common ground or premium sound 5-wire speaker system.

Wire Code Chart:

Wire Color Function
White Left Front Speaker +
White/Black Left Front Speaker -
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/Black Right Front Speaker -
Green Left Rear Speaker +
Green/Black Left Rear Speaker -
Violet Right Rear Speaker +
Violet/Black Right Rear Speaker -
Black Ground
Note:  Please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector for your vehicle's compatibility.
 
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Not needed at all

Written By Geoff W., San Antonio, Tx. on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
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Was told I "needed" this product to connect my new stereo with the old 300ZX wiring. Wrong!! Waste of money. It is sitting on my desk as a paperweight. Not worth the effort to return an item that cost this much. Like I said, waste of money. Only needed if you own a Ford vehicle, so don't fall for the "any older vehicle" line.
Crutchfield response on Monday, April 07, 2014
This car's stereo system was probably rewired at some time in the past, which would explain why he didn't need this adapter. When we read Geoff's review, we promptly refunded him the charge for the item since it wasn't needed.
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