I bought a phase linear UV8 in dash dvd player made by jensen and wired everything up myself. I connected all the neccessary wires to the harness then connected the two harnesses together and the player worked fine except for the dvd aspect which was only because i had done nothing with the parking brake wire.
then when i put the unit in the dash, it stopped working. it simply wouldn't turn on. The light on the power button was still there but nothing happened when i pused it. There also used to be a ding my car made when the driver's door was open, now instead of that, my clock resets itself and so does the unit (light flashes ona nd off ) in tune to what the ding used to be.
I'm really hoping this is just a simple wiring mix up even though i've checked and rewired it twice. Pleas help me.
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Re: Jensen UV8 wiring issues
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I am assuming that by your post "...the player worked fine..." refers to the unit operating as expected. To your concern:
dvd player light flashes on and off;
missing ding driver's door open.
All of the above indicates a wiring error or at the very least a loose connection more particularly to the mains B+ (always on). The always on B+12 is directly tied to the + battery terminal and as the name implies, with or without the key in the IGN SW, there is a +12. This always on B+12 is responsible for the clock to maintain its time, the memory of the headunit to retain presets tuner stations and all other settings. It is also responsible for providing the power to the "ding" circuitry and sensor. Pls re-check that the following wires are connected as indicated:
Yellow (with the filter/fuse) - always on B+12
Red - ACC +12 (ignition switch)
Black - car body ground/negative
Pink - Handbrake switch
Green/White (if present) - reverse switch on the gearbox
Brown (if present) - mobile phone in use mute trigger (if used)
Blue - to power a motorized/amplified antenna (if needed)
Blue/White - to power an external amplifier (if used)
Additionally, if I may inquire, year, make and model of the car it was installed in.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
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I got through to tech support. For problem of no audio from DVD or CD (can only hear radio), reverse the Blue wire (power antenna) and the Blue/White wire (external power amplifier). This should solve the problem.
you have a factory amp in your vehicle so what you need to do is take out the uv8 and make sure the remote wire from the unit " blue and whit stripe " is connected to the remote wire of the car harness.
the way you have it now is the power antenna wire " solid blue " the is connected to the remote wire of the unit
jensen is not such a great brand for indash. if you have the receipt or warranty you might want to return it and get yourself a new one. I know this because when i bought my phase linear i didnt want to eject the cd and the guy told me that they come very defective sometimes