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Old 01-14-2010, 01:52 AM   #1
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Help Wiring Radio

Hokay,So...
I finally got the courage to connect my stereo,gonna give it a go but before I want to make sure I've got stuff figured out...



that's my wiring diagram

I referenced this diagram

could you guys help a brother out?

What do I do with the "Illumination Inputs" in the second guide?
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:54 AM   #2
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trying to make sence of your question. are you wiring in a aftermarket radio and don't have the factory plug? or are you cutting off the plug and hooking your new harness right to the wires? If you have a factory plug just buy the harness that just about anybody sells and it will hook up to you harness and wire up to your new radio, colors will all be the same on the new harness. just trying to figure out how your hooking up what radio.

as for as the two illumination wires on the second page the one goes to the light switch so when you turn on the lights it will dim down the radio. I believe on aftermarket radios it the orange wire. the other illumination wire on the dimmer switch is so when you turn down the brightness of the dash lights it will do the same for the factory radio. not sure if aftermarket radios have that option or not. never seen that before.

hope this helps. let me know if I'm way out in left field on what your asking.
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as for as the two illumination wires on the second page the one goes to the light switch so when you turn on the lights it will dim down the radio. I believe on aftermarket radios it the orange wire. the other illumination wire on the dimmer switch is so when you turn down the brightness of the dash lights it will do the same for the factory radio. not sure if aftermarket radios have that option or not. never seen that before.

hope this helps. let me know if I'm way out in left field on what your asking.
yeah it's an after market radio...a Dual XDVD8281 touchscreen...
when I had it connected in my old car the illumination deal didn't work so I don't think i'll need to connect it

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And am I right about the "ACC" connection being the yellow?
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So this is the Double Din you referred to in your other thread. Does your radio have the Parking Brake wire? I didn't bother with connecting the illumination wire in my car, the head unit had a timer on it so somewhere around 7:00pm or whenever I decided, it would automatically dim, or I could change the brightness of it really easily. The cars yellow wire appears to be the accessory according to the diagram you placed up top, so that would connect to the HU's red wire. Then Cars Orange would connect to HU's Yellow for the memory.
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Hey, man, sorry I'm late. I've been busy with this whole "war" thing.

I can't see either of your pics (government network and whatnot) but if you attach them to your posts instead of linking them, I should be able to.

Are you using a wiring harness, or are you planning to cut and splice the whole setup? I really recommend going for a harness. You can get one cheap (like $20) anywhere that sells car audio equipment, and it makes the install a hell of a lot easier. It also makes life easier if you decide to take this thing back out somewhere down the line.

How are you doing your connections? Are you soldering or crimping?

Your car's wiring should be as follows:
Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Orange
Radio Switched 12V+ Wire: Yellow
Radio Ground Wire: Black
Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Radio Dimmer Wire: Brown
Radio Power Antenna Trigger Wire: Pink
Radio Amplifier Turn On Trigger Wire: N/A
Front Speakers Size: 5 1/4″
Front Speakers Location: Doors
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Tan
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Gray
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): Light Green
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Dark Green
Rear Speakers Size: 6 1/2″
Rear Speakers Location: Side Panels
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Brown
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Dark Blue
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Light Blue

The ACC (or switched power) wire is yellow. The constant power wire should be orange. The radio dimmer wire (for dimming lighting if your HU supports it) should be brown.

I'll subscribe to this thread and try to check it periodically to offer whatever help I can.

Good luck, and good on ya for tackling this thing yourself.
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@ Nineball

Thanks matey your a legend.

Was looking for exactly this info as well.
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