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By the way..this dimmer was working so goodin my car,, but when i change the cassette radio machine ( hyundai original ) ,,with a new one ( CD pioneer ),the dimmer doesnt work any more..i dont know why ?

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Remove the radio and check to see if the illumination wire became disconnected. It is a pink wire.

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

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  • maher shwagfeh Oct 16, 2010

    and if its disconnected...where must i connect this pink wire..?
    thanks my friend

  • Larry Kappenman
    Larry Kappenman Oct 16, 2010

    The vehicles wire is pink. If you used an aftermarket wiring harness for the radio, the harness wire should be the same color. If you just cut wires and hooked them up directly from the car to the radio, the radio wire or the radio itself will have a sticker on it, telling you which wire is for what purpose, i.e. the black wire is for ground and so on ans so forth.

  • maher shwagfeh Oct 18, 2010

    Dear Golem ;; i checked the wires..there are 12 connected to the radio..and two not connected ...one orange other is grey..no place for them in the radio to connect... and suddenly the orange one touched the ground wire..it had a spark..then no dashboard light..:(
    please tell me what to do..thanks my friend

  • Larry Kappenman
    Larry Kappenman Oct 18, 2010

    That spark more than likely blew a fuse. Check the fuses, and replace the blown ones with the properly rated fuse. For example, if it was a 15 amp fuse, replace it with a 15 amp fuse. If you replace it with a 10 amp fuse it will blow from too much power passing through it. If you replace it with a higher amperage fuse, you could damage whatever that fuse was for.

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    Larry Kappenman Oct 18, 2010

    By the way,here is a website you can go to for a diagram of the stereo wires for your vehicle. Just type in your vehicle and go to stereo wiring diagram.http://www.modifiedlife.com/

  • maher shwagfeh Oct 18, 2010

    Dear Golem..i checked all fuses..all are ok..but still the same problem.

  • Larry Kappenman
    Larry Kappenman Oct 18, 2010

    Now that we have ruled out the fuse, time to dig a little deeper. Since this is an electrical issue, it's going be a little tougher to diagnose. Grab a volt meter and check to see if you are getting power to the fuse for the dash. A fusible link? Also check the dimmer switch itself to see if it got damaged.

  • maher shwagfeh Oct 19, 2010

    Dear Golem....im so thankfull for you...i found the answer :
    there was a big fuse not ( like the Relay )..was not connected because of the spark...
    the electrician just push it and everything is ok..
    for the dimmer.. there are two black wires from the car , connected to one black wire from the radio....so i must disconnect one from the two black wires of the car..now the dimmer is working properly..
    many many thanks my friend :)

  • Larry Kappenman
    Larry Kappenman Oct 19, 2010

    Glad to have been of some service. I would be happy for just a testimonial. Have a good day and congratulations with your new radio.

  • acolegrov363 Oct 30, 2010

    hey i have 2000 elantra, when we bought it an aftermarket JVC was installed and it worked poorly so he installed a pioneer and now the insturment panel wont work, We bought and installed a new dimmer switch since the resister blew in the first one and still nothing. the JVC had a black cable connected to the metal frame but not sure of its purpose. we really need help!

  • dkgraywolf Nov 05, 2010

    I have the exact same problem switched out my radio and the 12v constant for the radio hit the side and now no dash lights or 12v constant to the radio and i can find no blown fuse

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