91 accord wagon-where can i find another ''hot'' unswitched wire
The yellow ''hot'' unswitched wire to my radio has a short in it somewhere. where can i find another unswitched wire to use to power the radio memory? also where can i drill in the engine bay fire wall to run an amplifire power cable to the rear of the car? and the last question is that my clock resets itself to 1:00 when i turn off the car for a few minutes. how do i correct this?
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Trace the yellow wire back to the fuse box located at the side kick panel under the dashboard and place a new wire to replace the " short" wire. The clock wire may share the same wire for your radio. You can confirm this by looking at the label at the fuse box either located at the side kick panel as mentioned before or inside engine compartment, under the hood.
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there must be a contact with the hot from the brake light actuator/switch and the radios power supply? or its shorting out the main bus resetting radio look for damaged contacting wires must b somewhere where brake wire & radio wires are in common.
There's either a short in your radio or something is grounding out the circuit. To narrow down the problem, remove the radio and disconnect the plugs in the back of it. If the fuse blows while it's unplugged, you have a short somewhere else in the wiring. If it doesn't blow the fuse, your radio is the problem.
Check this information about 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon Car Stereo Wire Guide:
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Blue/Yellow
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Red
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Green
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/White
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Green/Black
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Red/Yellow
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Black
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Red
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Red/Green
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/Green
The 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon radio wire color information above is updated as it is submitted by the Modified Life community.
Hope helps (remeber to rated ans leave an testimoanial about this free answer).
The picture says it is for 1999-2000 models, but also works for 1998.
Honda does not have orange wires, i checked a Pioneer and it doesn't either. Could it be that the yellow wires look orangeish?
Be careful, because many aftermarket units have 3 power wires: Unswitched (memory cable), switched (power cable) and dimmed (match the dashboard illumination intensity). Also, most aftermarket units have a power out, to activate the power antenna. Connecting this cable in the wrong position will probably lead to a serious short.
Either there is a bad ground (wire) for that bulb or the positive wire is shorting to ground somewhere before reaching the socket. Check connectors/sockets for corrosion as well. It's common at tail light fixtures.
1992 Honda Accord Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram
Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: White/Yellow Radio Switched 12V+ Wire: Yellow/Red Radio Ground Wire: Black Radio Illumination Wire: Red/Black Radio Dimmer Wire: N/A Radio Power Antenna Trigger Wire: Yellow/White Radio Amplifier Turn On Trigger Wire: N/A Front Speakers Size: 6 1/2? Front Speakers Location: Doors Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Blue/Green Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Gray/Black Right Front Speaker Wire (+): Red/Green Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Brown/Black Rear Speakers Size: 6 1/2? Rear Speakers Location: Rear Deck Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Blue/Yellow Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Gray/White Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Red/Yellow Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Brown/White
When you put the stereo in, what did you do with the red wire with a green stripe? The aftermarket radios don't always use these, so you have to wrap the ends, depending on whether or not you used a wiring harness. If that wire is shorted on the chassis, it will blow the dimmer fuse.
1995 Honda Accord Car Radio Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Blue/White Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Red Car Radio Ground Wire: Black Car Radio Illumination Wire: Red/Black Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Red/Green Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Yellow/White Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: Violet/Red Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 5 1/4? Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Doors Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/Green Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray/Black Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Red/Green Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Black Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 6 1/2? Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Rear Deck Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue/Yellow Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray/White Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Red/Yellow Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/White
1990-93 Honda Accord Stereo Wiring
6 1/2" Doors
Left Front (+)
Left Front (-)
Right Front (+)
Right Front (-)
6 1/2" Rear Deck
Left Rear (+)
Left Rear (-)
Right Rear (+)
Right Rear (-)
Best of luck, Greg
jonj1138: BINGO! I believe you have probably hit on the correct source of the problem. Who ever installed the radio, probably looked for the wire which supplied power when the lights were on which should be the red wire with the blue tracer. They have somehow tied the unswitched circuit into the lighting circuit. They may have even picked off of the the cigarette lighter.Then they tied it into an Unswitched power source, not thinking of the feedback. Unswitched power sources: a red with a white tracer and a red with a black tracer. I believe I have the correct colors It's been years since I have worked in a ZX ans I don't have a SCHEMATIC handy. I am doing this from memory. There may be two wire connected to the Unswitched power supply. From your stereo, you will have a Yellow wire. This is the Memory wire. Leave it hooked up to the Unswitched power supply. The other wire needs to be disconnected and if it was hooked up to light the for the radio, hook it up to the red with blue tracer. That will be the switched circuit for the lighting.
I hope that this will solve your problem. Good Luck!
yes there is a fuse in the fuse panel drivers side up where the dash meets the door panel. sounds like you have a bad connection in either the red wire(switched +12 volt) going to the stereo or the yellow wire (unswitched +12 volt) or in the ground wire which is black it need a good constant connection on all three to operate correctly. you can temporarily try running a wire directly to the battery and hooking yellow and red wires to the + and the black to the - and see if the problem goes away if it does you have a wire that is losing its connection somewhere in your car