How do you install a CD player in a 1997 Ford Ranger?
Go to www.crutchfield.com. When you purchase an in-dash CD
receiver from them, they will include easy to follow instructions
on how to remove the old in-dash unit and install the new one. They
will also sell you a wiring harness that will connect to the
factory wiring, making it really easy to install. You can input
your particular make/model and see which receivers will fit your
truck. I have purchased 3 or 4 from them and have been pleased with
the results every time, and I am not particularly talented in this
area, so I'm sure you won't have any problems either. Hope this
helps. Good luck.