July 26, 2009
Rangeykid, I would advise against it as the 97 Expy has an external amp, where the 2000 Ranger had a built in amp. Making 1 amp drive another will almost always result in blown components. So, unless you are very knowledgeable in electronics, you will have issues. With that being said, you could install the radio, but you will need to bypass the external amp (located in the dash, just below the radio). The easiest way to do this is to get some 14 gauge speaker wire and run new wires out to all 4 doors from the 2000 Ranger radio. Doing this will make the radio function properly and not cause any future problems.
Chris "Thermo" Coleman, Nukie the radioactive 97 Ford X, and K'Re Ann the 03 Jag X