Radio only works if the red and yellow wires Are Tied together
Ok, Ill try and explain this the best I can, about a few week ago, I took out my Dual radio and found my radio had a short in the remote wire so i swapped with a older Dual but now it only works with having the red and yellow wires taped together ,...i tried messing with it and i cant figure it out, now today I bought a new radio..hooked it up, once again the radio would only work if the red and yellow wires off the wireing harness were hooked up together, if they were just hooked up red to red and yellow to yellow the radio wouldnt work, so in order for me to get power i have to tie the yellow and red together , so its like all in one bunch (yellow and then yellow on the radio and red on the harness and red on the radio) then tied both yellow and red together, thats the only way the radio works...it wont keep memory either,( i shut off my car, came back out about 15 min later, started it, no memory) any thoughts on the problem..please help me out...when it comes to any electronics im A+ but im stumped here
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The yellow is for the memory of the radio. It keeps the stations you program in. The red needs to go to a ignition on only. Other wise the radio will always be on, unless you turn it off every time with the knob. It is working because yo can hook them up and the radio works. Just find an ignition on wire...
check your fuse box and see if your radio fuse is blown if it isnt you should try connecting the yellow and red wires from the radio and the harness all together and see if it comes on. if it does theres a problem with the main power supply (red wire from the harness). quick fix : run a new wire from the red on your stereo to the fuse panel and connect it to the radio fuse.
There may be extra wires you don't need. The basic set of wires on the radio is 4 pairs of colored wires--one black-striped and one plain for each speaker. Yellow is usually accessory power, red is hot, and black is ground. Some additional wires may be one for a power antenna, one for an external amplifyer, and one for facelight (in case it will run on dimmer)
The car should have the following corresponding wires:
Radio 12v--- orange Radio Ground--- black Radio Ignition--- yellow Radio Illumination--- brown Dimmer--- gray Power Antenna--- pink (if you have one) LF Speaker +/- tan - grey RF Speaker +/- lt green - dk green LR Speaker +/- brown - yellow RR Speaker +/- dk. blue- lt. blue
The car or radio could have additional connectors, such as for a subwoofer, CD changer, etc.
Could be a number of things. Should still be under 3/36000 warranty. Take it to the dealership. If the place you got your oil change from used the wrong weight oil, this could cause the light to come on. There are thousands of possibilities, which is why you need a computer to check them now.
here is wire color diagram. 1994 Ford Explorer Car Stereo Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Light Green/Yellow Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Black Car Radio Ground Wire: Red or Black Car Radio Illumination Wire: Orange/Black Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Light Blue/Red Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: Blue 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 (+): Orange/Light Green Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue/White Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Light Green Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Pink/Light Green Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Pink/Light Green Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Tan/Yellow Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Red
Not for sure if I can help.Someone forgot the golden rule.NEVER CUT THE WIRING HARNESS.I dont have the wiring scematics in front of me but the older models had RED for power,BLACK for ground,and the wiring going to the spreakers should be an off color running together going to the speakers.Probably has a six speaker system.Hope I helped.
I hqave taken the time to look this up, please take a few seconds rate the solution, thanks. 1995 Honda Civic Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Blue/White Car Radio Switched 12V+ Wire: Yellow/Red Car Radio Ground Wire: Black Car Radio Illumination Wire: Red/Black Car Radio Dimmer Wire: N/A Car Radio Power Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A Car 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