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Installed an aftermarket pioneer stereo in my 2005 Montana. I bought the recommended installation kit, antenna adapter, and wire harness kit. Stereo will not power up. What do I need to do? Please help someone?

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There always the possibility that your Pioneer stereo was DOA but I recommend going back over your installation checking especially for functional matching of the adapter wires. The colors may differ

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Dave,

You will need to go buy a wiring harness adapter from your local Walmart (usually cheapest there) or Local Electronics place (ie Best Buy). The wire harness that goes out from the radio goes into the Adapter and the adapter plugs into the car harnesses. Also these Adapters come with the wiring diagrams for your vehicle. They typically run 10 - 15 bucks depending on where you get them. Thanks for using FixYa!

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Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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Those adapters are readily available through car audio shops, or places like Best Buy.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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Try this link, may work, just be sure they match.

http://www.installdr.com/Harnesses/GM-Wiring.pdf

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SOURCE: need wire diagram for a 2005 pontaic vibe

best is to buy a kit from walmart or auto parts store, plugs in stero and wiring from car

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Im installing an aftermarket stereo in my 2002

This vehicle does not have a switched power suppy in the factory harness. The orange wire in the car harness is a constant 12 volts.
To resolve connect the 12 volt power supply from the head unit to a switched circut at the fuse block and this will resolve your problem.

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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